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Go Rogue With Hasbro’s Star Wars-Inspired Deluxe Blaster

Sometimes, it’s fun to fight for the bad guys. With Nerf’s new Star Wars Rogue One Imperial Death Trooper Deluxe Blaster, from Hasbro, kids can take part in intergalactic adventures and fight for the dark… read more

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If You BOSEbuild It They Will Come

Products that are ready to rock straight out of the box are cool and all, but there’s always some fun and exploration to be had with a little D-I-Y. Designed for kids ages 8 and up,… read more

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The Best Toys from the ’80s Are Back

As a child of the ’80s, I am way older than most of the Toy Insider review team. When I make references to ’80s pop culture in our office, I’m usually on the receiving end… read more

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Stikbot Is the App-propriate Toy for Young Animators

Stop motion is one of the most popular forms of animation. There is something inherently fascinating about watching an object come to life and move on its own. With StikBot, from Zing Toys, kids have the basic… read more

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Alex Brands’ Zoob Z-Strux Line Is All About Constructive Play

With the Zoob Z-Strux line, from Alex Brands, kids can build a range of construction vehicles using the Zoob building system. The Z-Strux series includes a lifter, a drill, and a crane, and each set… read more

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Little Live Pets Mice Prove Mice Make Good Pets

There’s a mouse in the house—but no need to panic, this one is much cuter than your average little rodent. Just like a real mouse, Moose Toys’ Little Live Pets Mouse squeaks, scurries, and even… read more

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Conquer Land, Water, and Snow with the Nikko VaporizR 2

When choosing an R/C vehicle, kids want something that’s rough and tough, and doesn’t let a few crashes stop it from zooming along like nothing happened. With the Nikko VaporizR 2 from Toy State, kids… read more

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MadRat Games’ Madzzle Is Tubular Fun for Everyone

On the packaging for a typical Madzzle set, there’s mention of the use of Zero Gap Technology, which to this day remains a mystery to me. Perhaps it has to do with packing so much… read more

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Get Ready for Summer with the Hottest Toys

From the second school’s out, playtime is in, and this summer kids are going to love everything from toys that let them show off their creative side to toys that get them up and active.… read more

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Toy Insider Mom Shows Off Hot Summer Toys on The Wendy Williams Show

The weather’s getting warmer, kids everywhere are counting down to the last day of school, and we’re ALL ready to get outside and play! This summer, kids (and parents!) can get involved with a little bit… read more

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