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My PlayHome Stores and An End of Summer App Roundup
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My PlayHome Stores and An End of Summer App Roundup

A quick look at a handful of new apps for kids, including the just launched My PlayHome Stores!

Get Hooked on Chain Letters
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Get Hooked on Chain Letters

The board game with no board blends the delicacy of Operation, the nervous energy of Jenga, and the vocab requirements of a Dabble or Scrabble, while also demanding mental agility, focus, patience, a dash of gumption, and a bit of physical strength.

Wig Out During Another Lucky Summer
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Wig Out During Another Lucky Summer

We are lucky. Of course, the story, if told from then to now, is more involved than that. It always is. It always has to be. Our summers look a lot like what summers used to look like; kids running free inside and out of the house, bedtime routines lax, […]

The Birth Of A Rainbow Addiction
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The Birth Of A Rainbow Addiction

We were warned. Rainbow Loom is taking youth culture by storm in a way not seen since Silly Bands. And we were warned. But unlike those passive shape-based rubber bands, shapes that, regardless of how clever in the package and on the floor waiting to be vacuumed up, take on […]

There’s Pizza in the Fountain of Youth  (& A TMNT LEGO Set Giveaway)
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There’s Pizza in the Fountain of Youth (& A TMNT LEGO Set Giveaway)

Some three decades after my first go-around with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it’s once again ‘cowabunga time’ as my girls (and our cat) recently discovered, and have fallen in love with, the hard shelled pranksters Leonardo and Michelangelo, Donny and Raph. My memory, while still holding down the fort at […]

Limited-Edition Hello Kitty® Uglydoll® Collection Will Debut At San Diego Comic-Con
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Limited-Edition Hello Kitty® Uglydoll® Collection Will Debut At San Diego Comic-Con

The Mrs. doesn’t like Hello Kitty. It has something to do with this girl I liked, before we started dating but while we worked side by side, liking Hello Kitty. That was about 16 years ago. Nah, she doesn’t hold a grudge much. Whatever. These Limited Edition Uglydoll® Hello Kitty® […]

Mezco Classic Batman Mez-Its Collection Debuts At Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square
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Mezco Classic Batman Mez-Its Collection Debuts At Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square

Oh to live in New York City…and to have on hand an adult-sized Boy Wonder costume. I’d sure love some of those sweet Batman and Robin Mez-Its figures and to see a replica Batmobile! The first 200 to show up on Tuesday June 25th in Time Square dressed as a […]

Doing It Backwards (& A Bubble Guppies Nick Jr. Giveaway!)
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Doing It Backwards (& A Bubble Guppies Nick Jr. Giveaway!)

This isn’t the way it’s drawn it up in the boardroom. Generally speaking the licensed toy industry looks to capitalize on the existing popularity of a TV or movie franchise, and its beloved, or at the very least familiar, cast of characters. This is not how my daughters came to […]

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