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Toy Insider Mom Brings Back to School Toys to NY1

  Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by NY1 News to show the best toys to get kids’ brains in gear to go back to school. Click the photo above to watch or check out… read more

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Dohdles! Game Perfects Imperfection

In Dohdles!, from Thames & Kosmos, the key is not getting things perfect to begin with. In this game that combines arts and crafts, guessing, and even a little bit of target practice, three to… read more

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Build a Zoo with Remote-Control Machines: Animals

It finally happened. I completely felt like a kid again when I opened up the Remote-Control Machines: Animals from Thames & Kosmos. I was so excited to see that one of the builds was a penguin,… read more

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Bloomberg TV Gets a Look at the Summer’s Biggest Hits

Some of the most popular toys this summer will come from the hottest entertainment hits of the year, including The Peanuts Movie on the big screen and the Disney Jr. TV series, Miles from Tomorrowland. Our very own Toy Insider… read more

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The Adventure Expands with Lost Cities: The Board Game

If you haven’t yet played Lost Cities: The Original Card Game, from Thames & Kosmos, you’re missing out on a terrific game that might seem like it relies on the luck of the draw, but… read more

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Ubongo Is a Fast-Paced Shape Race!

Looking to put the mechanics of your mind to work and have fun doing it? Look no further than Ubongo, the African-themed dissection puzzle game from Thames and Kosmos. Designed for two to four players,… read more

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Strategize Your Way to an Island Empire with Kahuna

Nothing’s more fun than a visit to a tropical island, am I right? Well, how about taking over said island by controlling its bridges and spreading your influence to the neighboring land masses, all in… read more

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Kosmos Takes Puzzle Games to a Whole New Dimension

German company Kosmos proves that not all puzzle games have to be relatively flat with its addicting, yet challenging, game Dimension. Dimension is a fast-paced puzzle game that is extra cool because it takes place… read more

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Fun with Kids: STEM and Tech

The fabulous Toy Insider Mom and Woman’s Day‘s Taryn Mohrman showed off the hottest STEM and tech toys in the latest Fun with Kids video. These educational toys bring what kids learn in their core curriculums to playtime, and even… read more

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Gyrobot Is the Perfect Balance of Fun and Learning

Ever wonder exactly how your iPhone can recognize when it’s orientation is changed? Or just how does the Wii Motion Plus detect your movements so flawlessly? While there is a whole lot of science behind… read more

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