Rainy Day Toys on Better Western Mass

Just because there’s no sun doesn’t mean there’s no fun. Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Better Western Massachusetts to talk about the best toys and games for rainy days. For more on the items… read more

Hot Holiday Toys: Parent Panel Picks 2017

Between the Hot 20, STEM 10, and Top Tech 12 top toy lists, The Toy Insider has selected amazing toys that will delight kids of all ages this year. From tigers to teddy bears, babies… read more

SPLATOON 2

This gaming sequel features a fresh wave of fashion, including new weapons and gear. Players can dual wield the new Splat Dualies, or stick to basics such as new chargers and rollers. Kids can also… read more

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SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY

This game introduces the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Players set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship and perform new actions, including throwing Mario’s cap.

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MIITOPIA

Mii characters must unite in turn-based RPG battles to save Miitopia. Players guide their characters on a quest to defeat the Dark Lord and restore the stolen faces of the citizens of Miitopia. Kids can… read more

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NEW NINTENDO 2DS XL

Gamers can play in style with the newest DS system, which features a fast processor, built-in amilibo functionality, and more.

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MARIO & LUIGI: SUPERSTAR SAGA + BOWSER’S MINIONS

This renewed version of the original Mario and Luigi classic game sends the duo on a journey to the Beanbean Kingdom with Bowser to restore Princess Peach’s voice. Kids can control Mario and Luigi simultaneously… read more

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SUPER NES CLASSIC EDITION

This mini version of the beloved retro console features 21 pre-installed classic games, including Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Star Fox 2,and more.

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NINTENDO SWITCH

This two-in-one home-to-portable gaming system lets kids dock to play on a TV, or lift out for on-the-go fun. The two Joy-Con controllers offer new styles of play, featuring motion-sense technology and HD rumble.

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Video Games that Teach on Western Mass News

As kids head back to school this fall, the learning does not have to stop when they leave the classroom. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Better Western Mass News to talk about video… read more