Sweet Suite @ Home: The Ultimate Virtual Toy Expo

For the toy industry, time will tell what the status of the market will be. Yet, many parents are turning to toys to keep kids engaged, entertained, and educated during this COVID quarantine. One event that connects media to parents is the annual Sweet Suite event hosted by The Toy Insider. It is an opportunity […]

Bracelet Boom and Dino-mite Toys: Toy Trends for 2020

Having seen many brands and products at Toy Fair New York, there are some interesting toy trends coming up this year. While The Toy Association had its toy trend list, there are some other toy themes I want to share. Bracelets With the boom of bracelets from Lucky Fortune by WowWee’s success, many brands are […]

The 2020 Toy Trends To Track

Whether you are a parent or a collector, knowing what the hot toys will be this year is essential. From birthday party presents to what to start stashing for the holidays. What the toy trends will be for 2020 is key for fun! The Toy Association announced the 2020 toy trends at its 117th Toy […]

Thames & Kosmos Gets into Crafts with Creatto

As Toy Fair 2020 kicks off a new decade, there is a new crop of toys that parents and kids will want to get their hands on this year. First up is Thames & Kosmos. They are known for their science-themed toys. With twenty-two new STEM experiment kits in its 2020 line-up, this year is […]

Magformers Launches Stick-O Magnetic Toys

Magformers is an award-winning construction toy company that encourages young minds to build magnetic 3D structures. They released 32 new products at Toy Fair 2020 from its current Magformers, Clicformers, and DOLCE lines. Magformers Stick-O Collection One to note is a brand new addition called the Stick-O collection. The collection features nine different sets that educate […]

New HAPE Toys To Have From Toy Fair

HAPE Toys has some new products sure to please parents and kids alike. Featured at Toy Fair, there were two featured HAPE toys I particularly liked. They are the Animated City Puzzle and the Monster Math Scale. Animated City Puzzle This toy puzzle is a sizeable 49-piece cityscape puzzle. It comes with a magic card […]

Hasbro Hightlights: 2020 Toy Line from Marvel to Mandalorian

Hasbro Toys unveiled its key lines for 2020 at its Toy Fair Showroom. From Peppa Pig to Power Rangers, from Transformers to Ghostbusters, from Spellcaster to Star Wars, from Marvel to Mandalorian, there is something for fans, collectors, and kids alike. Fortnite Blasters Hasbro is expanding its popular NERF line with Halo and Fortnight themed […]

The Super Shogun TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime!

Just announced in time for Toy Fair 2020, Super7 is expanding its license with Hasbro, Inc. on an incredible fan favorite: the Super Shogun TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime! Super7 is a premier pop-culture design house and producer of lifestyle-oriented collectibles, toys, and apparel based in San Francisco. Led by designer and founder Brian Flynn, Super7® has […]

Travel Toys for your next Road Trip!

When spring comes, so do the various road trips. Whether it is travel for April vacation week, the upcoming long holiday weekends, or the pending summer holidays, you’ll want to bring one (or all) of these fun, travel toys with your family! Some may say these are the best travel toys for the car, plane […]

This New Toy is Literally Off The Hook

Off the Hook by Spinmaster is the brand’s newest toy in its lineup of epic releases. The premise of the Off the Hook are dolls that can be completely style by you. It makes playing with dolls a creative, fashion endeavor. Each set comes with two Best Fashion Friends (BFFs) with off the hook glam […]

Five Fun Finds for Dog Agility at Home

Whether you want to give your dog a fun thing to do, provide a fun fitness option, or more formal agility training, there are five items you need to have at home. The best part is that you don’t have to break the bank! These are easy to find and great price points to get […]

Best Bubbleezz Squishy Smoothie Recipe

If you have a lot of squishies, you know each squishy is a cute, cool and calming fidget collectible. However, there is another one to add to your squishy collection now – Bubbleezz by Orb Toys. In honor of the launch, I am sharing a great smoothie recipe without milk (or without any dairy like […]

Back to Nature: Educational Butterfly Kits

Kids can observe the butterfly life cycle up close with a LIVE Butterfly Kit. Insect Lore One popular one is from Insect Lore. As soon as the kit arrives, it comes with five, live baby caterpillars. Retail price is $27.99 and includes the caterpillars. You can also gift a kit without the butterflies (The Insect […]

Is Only Economics to Blame for Toys R Us’ Failure?

There has been a lot of online talk, written articles and whispered speculation about the future of Toys R Us. Everything from its restructuring bankruptcy in the fall of 2017 to announcements of liquidation six months later, Toys R Us has been in the negative news. Toys R Us Bankruptcy CNBC reported this week that […]

Hot Toy Trend: Soft n’ Slo Squishies Peel 2 Reveal & Surprise!

Soft’n Slo Squishies Peel 2 Reveal™ from ORB Toys is full of surprises that you reveal one layer at a time. Peel to Reveal First, open the packaging. Then peel off the top. Discover decorative stickers, directions and a playset. Next, flip the box to discover your surprise figures and theme. Peel open each circle […]

Fun Indoor Toys for a Snow Day

Just because it is a snow day, doesn’t mean kids can play outside in the snow. Whether it’s blizzard conditions or sub-zero temperatures, often kids are stuck inside on a snow day. Then they are on their screens! To get them away from that, and having fun, check out these indoor snow day toys. Links […]

Fun Toys for the Snow

Looking for toys to play with in the winter, outdoors or toys for the snow? Here are FIVE snow toys for snowy days to consider pulling out after the blizzard! (Links are Amazon affiliate links.) Artic Force Snow Trac Ball by Wham-o (MSRP $20, Ages 8+) All you do with this is scoop snow, mold a […]

The 2018 American Girl Doll is out of this world.

Meet Luciana Vega, the newest American Girl Doll set to be launched on January 1st. In my opinion, they have a hit on their hands. Astronaut This is not because I once entered a contest with the hope of winning a spot at Space Camp. (Instead, I won a year of Ben and Jerry’s ice […]

My Favorite Gift For Tweens and Teens

I cannot begin to tell you how many people don’t know what gift to get their tween. It is the age between loving toys and not really playing with them anymore. They are always wanting gift ideas for tweens! Most parents end up getting gift cards to the mall, fast food places and the Apple […]

2017 Toy Guide: Toys for Teens

Teens seem to be tough to shop for. What do you get them? If you don’t know what fashion or music they are into, you may default to a store gift card. However, toys for teens can still be a good gift. Teens still are kids (despite them thinking otherwise!) so keep them in kid-zone […]

2017 Toy Guide: Art and Craft Toys for Kids

Looking for arts and craft toys for kids that love to craft items and make art projects? These art and craft toys are the latest in the market and, in my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of them. They offer tons of play potential, work on imaginations, and build fine motor skills. Click […]

2017 Toy Guide: Mini Figures and Micro Toys

There are some kids that just love small toys. The smaller the better! Whether it is a mini doll or mini playset, kids who love the pint sized toys. So the selection in this category of toys in this year’s toy guide has the micro in mind! These are limited to character based toys so […]

2017 Toy Budget Guide: Toys Under $25

You don’t have to spend a lot on toys. There are amazing, fun and playful toys under $25. In fact, we have a gift giving rule in our family for the grandkids, cousins, etc. that we do not spend more than $25 on their toys for birthdays or the holidays! So I am always on […]

2017 Guide: Toys for Musical Kids

Do you have a little rocker? Kids that love to bang on the piano or sing to any song on the radio? Here are some musical toys picked to meet those high notes! Click the images listed below to be taken to the product page on (affiliate) Amazon or click here to shop the toys […]

2017 Toy Guide: Toys for Little Fashionistas

There are some kids that love to dress up and dress other things up too. My daughter is, hands down, a fashionista. She loves jewelry, bows, perfume, makeup, dresses, superhero capes….you name it! The fashion toys in this category are picked to meet those fashion needs. Click the images listed below to be taken to […]