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  • Seedling
    Soleil Moon Frye comes to Toy Fair to promote her Seedling product
    Soleil Moon Frye loved Seedling so much that when she came to Toy Fair last month for the first time, she came as a co-founder of the newly refashioned company.The actress, who has focused on motherhood since the first of her three children was...
  • Lisa Moy
    Ponytail Pals' Lisa Moy brings her Buddy Collection to Toy Fair
    Ponytail Pals founder Lisa Moy flew in from Milwaukee last month to show her product lines at Toy Fair.She brought her signature Ponytail Pals line of ponytail holders featuring cuddly stuffed animals on a padded elastic band. And she brought her...
  • What to do in Chicago this weekend: Winter tales, ice skating and more
    What to do in Chicago this weekend: Winter tales, ice skating and more
    The last of the cold winter weather will hopefully leave Chicago soon. But instead of waiting inside for spring to start, consider bundling up your family and heading to the city and suburbs for an assortment of activities. From getting in one...
  • ZORBZ Combat Power Pump
    ZORBZ water balloons takes Popular Science's 'Best in Show' award at Toy Fair
    In case you were wondering what they would come up with next in toy product, the answer came, at least for the time being, at last week’s North American International Toy Fair in New York: self-sealing water balloons.In fact, ZORBZ, which is...
  • Hottest baby shower gift ideas for 2015
    Hottest baby shower gift ideas for 2015
    Did you know it is estimated that new parents in the U.S. will spend on average $10,000 in the first year of baby’s life on all baby’s necessities? It really does take a village to raise a baby, especially if you consider how expensive...
  • Truly Scrumptious Clothing by Heidi Klum
    Truly Scrumptious Clothing by Heidi Klum
    My family and I live in New Jersey and I can officially say I am sick of the below zero weather, the ice and the snow. February is just about over, which means you have to get through March and then spring is basically here!! I can't wait. I...
  • Kurio, a kid friendly tablet
    A kid approved tablet, Kurio
    Looking for a tablet for your child? Check out Intel-powered Kurio. Kurio is a tablet built specifically with children in mind – it comes with a colorful case and sports parental controls and pre-loaded kid-friendly games. One of the...
  • Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors toys by Hasbro
    Ultimate Spider-Man Web Warriors, web slinging action
    Spider-Man has be the web slinging defender of the downtrodden. But even superheroes can benefit from assistance. In the new television series, Ultimate Spider-man Web Warriors, Peter Parker is joined by Spider-Man 2099, Iron Spider, Miles Morales...
  • Libraries and bookstores are not obsolete
    Libraries and bookstores are not obsolete
    Think back to when you were a child. Did you ever visit your local library? Do you remember the sense of awe and wonder as you selected your own books from the shelves, and the joy as you began to read them all by yourself? Can you still feel the...
  • Bicycle playing cards
    Bicycle shows new--and old--playing card decks at Toy Fair
    Bicycle was celebrating the 130th anniversary of its iconic playing cards brand last week at Toy Fair by introducing a second collector’s edition series of archival cards—among other new releases.Printed on premium cardstock and...
  • Alyson Shapero
    Little Pim brings new language learning programs to Toy Fair
    Little Pim, the learning system for introducing young children to a second language developed by CEO/founder Julia Pimsleur, came to Toy Fair with a new language learning app and a Korean language system, in addition to their previously-introduced...
  • My Little Pony: The Movie available now on DVD
    My Little Pony: The Movie now on DVD
    When I popped in the new My Little Pony: The Movie in my DVD player, I really did feel like I traveled back to the 80's. It was quite nostalgic watching this film. Also, it was cool to see the progression of the ponies from how they looked...
  • Square Enix increases value for second ‘Humble Bundle’
    Square Enix increases value for second ‘Humble Bundle’
    After an incredibly successful partnership between Square Enix and The Humble Bundle managed to raise a staggering $92,000; the two have teamed up for a second time in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and GamesAid. The “Humble Square...
  • American Sniper's "Fake Baby"
    ‘Sniper’ ‘baby’ a surprise star at Toy Fair
    At first glance, the maternal gal in the Madame Alexander Doll booth at Toy Fair seemed to be cuddling any ordinary baby doll—if not actual baby.But on closer inspection, the object turned out to be none other than the baby in American...
  • Candy Chemistry
    Toys for making chocolate are a tasty treat at Toy Fair
    Chocolate abounded at Toy Fair 2015, as giveaway candies at exhibitor booths and in some cases, as toy products themselves.Foremost among those in the latter category was Chocolate Science Lab from Thames & Kosmos’s line of Geek & Co...