Why Playing Together Makes a Difference

I am a toy guy. That is probably pretty obvious to you because you are reading The Toy Insider and probably went, “well, duh!” when I made that statement. The thing is, not every parent… read more

Going Rogue with Star Wars… Again

Last year around this same time, I was out in Los Angeles, more than 1,500 miles from my Illinois home, living a dream that I never knew could be a reality. As Disney/Lucasfilm prepared to… read more


This remote-control vehicle zooms on land and flies up to 200 feet in the air for the ultimate speed competition. Transform from ground mode to air mode with the push of a button.

Motor Skills
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Hot 20 Toy


This racing set includes two cars, controllers, and more than 16 feet of customizable track. Features smart cars that communicate with the track, three modes of gameplay, and three levels of difficulty. Race and play… read more

Motor Skills
Social Interaction

Stay On Track with Hot Wheels A.i.

Start your engines, Hot Wheels is going high tech. Hot Wheels AI, from Mattel, features a set of smart cars, two controllers, and 20 pieces of smart track, giving kids everything they need to race… read more

Hot Holiday Toys with the Toy Insider Mom!

Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Cityline to show off some of this year’s coolest toys with host Tracy Moore. No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, these toys won’t disappoint! Sky… read more