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Kids Get Creatively Ghoulish with Monster High Activities

Activity toys are great for keeping kids busy for a few hours, but the best part about toys in this category is that they yield a physical object that kids can call their own. Incorporating… read more

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Holi-Day of Play Provides Fun Way to See Top Toys

How fun would it be to play with this year’s hottest toys for the holidays AND get to talk with the companies behind those toys to find out what makes them so incredible? Dozens of… read more

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Max Out Playtime with Max Steel’s Interactive Sword!

The Max Steel Interactive Steel with Turbo Sword has lots of cool features, and it lets kids ages 4 and up pretend they’re Max Steel, who currently stars in his own animated series. This toy… read more

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Breaking the Ice: Adult-Appropriate Party Games

Commentary by Marissa DiBartolo It’s Saturday night (undoubtedly after a long work week). A friend is throwing a huge party for the big game, or a birthday, or just because, you know, it’s Saturday. So… read more

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Mattel Campaigns to Protect Endangered Chocolate Bunnies

Grandparents.com, where it’s great to be grand, helped spread a message from partner Mattel about a way you can help endangered chocolate bunnies by giving toys this Easter instead. Click on the newsletter below to… read more

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Just Playing Around

With Barbie’s Dream House on the market for $25 million dollars, she needed a little help moving all those boxes. Luckily, our Toy Insider Mom was at Mattel to help! Any takers on the house?… read more

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The Doctor is In

The Little Mommy Doctor Mommy Doll from Mattel features light and sensors for responsive play. The doll interacts with a child when the included medical instruments are used. Baby doll responds “Ahhhh!” the the tongue… read more

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Back to Ghouls

Showcase your favorite student bodies in the Monster High High School from Mattel! This two-story school features the iconic school entrance through the gargoyle statues, the mad science classroom, creepateria, casketball court, and, of course,… read more

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From Movie Theaters to Toy Stores

Summer time brings bug bites, trips to the ice cream truck, and major motion pictures. After all, who doesn’t love to escape the heat and watch a little on-screen action and adventure? And with these… read more

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Hot Wheels Go From Table to Tablet

The collectable cars get a technological makeover. The Hot Wheels Apptivity Car Assortment for iPad allows kids to place their Hot Wheels cars on the tablet for a new racing experience. To play, parents download… read more

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