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The Dolls of Monster High Take Over Hauntlywood

The ghouls of Monster High have become something like an epidemic. What started out as a fashion doll line for girls ages 6 and up has transcended to book deals, DVDs, and Nickelodeon TV specials. Mattel’s newest doll line,… read more

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The Toy Insider’s NEW #FanTOYsticFridays!

FanTOYstic Fridays is BACK on Twitter starting September 1, with a whole new way to play! Every Friday, the Toy Insider will post this FanTOYstic badge on one sponsored toy review on our website. And… read more

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On the Hunt with Jordan Hembrough

When you step inside Hollywood Heroes in Westwood, NJ, you can literally smell the nostalgia (for those of you who are unfamiliar, nostalgia smells similar to dust-covered cardboard and childhood memories—but like, in a good way). In… read more

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Motion Control Thomas Puts Little Ones in Control

My First Thomas & Friends Motion Control Thomas, from Fisher-Price, puts the power in kids’ hands, giving them a simple way to control where Thomas goes. There’s no track—kids simply wave their hand or the… read more

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Bounce Off and Boast!

When it came to family game night growing up, I would brag about my gaming “talents,” and let it be known that I would be the ultimate winner by the end of the night (mostly because… read more

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The Toy Insider Mom Springs into Summer with WGN Chicago

In this video, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stops by WGN Chicago to show off this summer’s hottest new toys with Larry Potash and Paul Konrad. Rabbids Plunger Blaster (McFarlane) Command your wacky army of Rabbids with the Rabbids… read more

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Fun With Kids: Entertainment Toys

  There are plenty of ways to have fun with your kids, especially with toys inspired by this summer’s biggest blockbusters and TV shows. In this video, Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht, and Woman’s Day’s,… read more

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Monster High Returns in New (Re-)Animated Feature

Universal Studios’ direct-to-DVD Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action!, centers on Draculaura, a teenage vampire and student at the title high school. After being informed that she is heir to the Vampire Queen’s throne, Draculaura and… read more

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Ever After High Dolls Create a Whole New Generation of Fairytales

With all the fairytale-themed dolls on the market right now, I’d have to say that the Ever After High line, from Mattel, has to be one of my favorites. The line consists of teenage sons… read more

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Frozen Playset is Perfect for Imaginary Play

If you have a kid, odds are you’ve heard about Disney’s Frozen and all of the fun characters featured in the film. Sure, there’s Elsa and Anna, the sisters who the movie is really about, but there’s… read more

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