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Collecting & Playing Together: Kids, Parents, and the Toys of Comic-Con

Whether you’ve actually attended it or not, when one thinks of Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC), toys probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, despite being in the name, even comics… read more

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#DynacraftBikeParty: Twitter Party May 18

It’s almost summertime! Get outside and enjoy the fresh air with new bikes from Dynacraft! You can enter to win your own Dynacraft prizes in our #DynacraftBikeParty Twitter Party, sponsored by Dynacraft, on Friday, May… read more

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Ride in Style with New Dynacraft Bikes

Spring is here—and that means it’s time for a super fun, super stylish new bike! Of course, parents are always looking for the safest ride for their kids. Dynacraft bikes are always built with high-quality… read more

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Feast Your Eyes on the New Solo: A Star Wars Story Products to Land at Retail

Prepare to freak out. We still have more than a month until Solo: A Star Wars Story makes its theatrical debut, but the latest products inspired by the new film debuted today and they are everything… read more

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The Hottest Toys from Toy Fair on The Today Show

What toys shined at this year’s Toy Fair in New York City?  Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by The Today Show to show off some new toys that are sure to be hot items this… read more

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Inspire Future Careers Through Childhood Play

Kids can pretend to be doctors while dressing up in a white coat and giving check-ups to their dolls. They can imagine being race car drivers while spinning their Hot Wheels across the floor, or… read more

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These Black Panther Toys Reign Supreme

Who’s excited for Black Panther’s release next week?  The TI team surely is! After seeing Black Panther make a brief appearance in Captain America: Civil War  back in 2016, we’ve been waiting almost two years for… read more

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Watch Out! This Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage Has A Gorilla Roaming Around

When I saw “super ultimate” in the title of this Hot Wheels set, I got a little suspicious. I thought of how every pizza place in NYC claims they have the best slice or how… read more

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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

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This Race-Ready Playmat Doubles As Hot Wheels Storage

We’ve seen droids, drones, and incredibly lifelike dolls this year. But if you’re looking to unplug kids’ play and inspire some imaginative action, we have a toy that will keep kids busy for hours. The… read more

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