Expert Reviews

Regal Games Brings Back the Whirl-O

Goal: $15,000 Funding Period: Until February 11, 2015 Creator: Regal Games LLC Regal Games, known for making retro games, is bringing back the Whirl-O, a magnetic tin top launcher toy. Users roll a top along the… read more

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Spirograph Art Studio Puts a New Spin on an Old Favorite

Nothing brings on the almost-teary-eyed nostalgia quite like seeing your kid fall in love with a toy you loved yourself when you were younger (and probably still love to this day). Spirograph celebrates the Big… read more

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Fashion Plates Are Still Tops for Fun and Easy Creative Play

One of my favorite toys as a child of the ’80s was Fashion Plates. So simple, yet so fun, Fashion Plates lets kids design their own outfit combinations, add fresh patterns and colors, and show… read more

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Growin’ Up ’90s: Christmas 1996

1996. It was the year of the New York Yankees, the Chicago Bulls, the Dallas Cowboys. It was the year of Jerry Maguire and the Macarena. It was the year of Bill Clinton’s reelection. But… read more

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The Toy Insider Mom Gets Retro on the Today Show

This morning, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht shared retro toys that make you feel like a kid again on the Today Show. Check out the video below! Visit for breaking news, world news, and… read more

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The Return Of Gak & Floam

One of my favorite feelings I get when reviewing toys is the flashback from my own childhood. For some reason I love seeing toys and remembering the gazillion years ago that I played with toys.… read more

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