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Kid’s Toy Review: Take the Cake
OWTK Toy News & Reviews

Kid’s Toy Review: Take the Cake

Before bed last night, my gang sat down to play Take the Cake, a brand new game from Gamewright, that’s simple enough for the Mouse (age 3), yet fun enough for the Bear (age 6).  Take the Cake provides the right mixture of fun and challenge. The idea behind Take […]

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A Blogger’s Guide to NYC Toy Fair 2010

Unfortunately, I won’t be at the NYC Toy Fair this year. But, a couple of fine folks I discovered during the 2009 NYC Toy Fair will be back, this time with way more than just prototypes of their inventions. Allow my dispatches here, here and here from the 2009 Toy […]

Evolvems – Intelligently Designed Plush
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Evolvems – Intelligently Designed Plush

My 1st interaction with Evolvems was nearly a year ago, at the 2009 NYC Toy Fair.  There, in that cavernous space, creator Avram Kaufman had a small booth filled with just a couple prototypes of his visionary scientastic toys and some brochures.  Like many inventors/entrepreneurs downstairs at the Javitz center […]

WorryWoos are so TODAY
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WorryWoos are so TODAY

OWTK has been covering the WorryWoos from the start (hi Nola!).   You remember, those adorable, beautifully illustrated books and snuggly plush monsters of emotion? Today the world, or at least those who watch morning TV, discovered ’em too. The WorryWoo Monsters were featured on NBC’s The Today Show (holy cow!) […]

The All-Ages Show – LEGO Rock Band
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The All-Ages Show – LEGO Rock Band

I could sum up this review in two little words: NO FAIL. If your kids are anything like mine – young and, at times, easily frustrated with failure – you’ve probably had a hard time playing Rock Band with them.  A half a minute or so of missed notes and […]

First Act Kid's Acoustic Guitar – OWTK Toy Review
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First Act Kid's Acoustic Guitar – OWTK Toy Review

I cannot play the guitar. I’m also inept on the drums, harmonica, kazoo, trumpet, bongos and triangle. I cannot play anything. Got no musical game at all. That’s why I RAN a record label, as opposed to being in a band that’s ON a record label. While I don’t know […]

OWTK’s Best Of NYC Toy Fair ’09 – Part 2 plus a Giveaway!
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OWTK’s Best Of NYC Toy Fair ’09 – Part 2 plus a Giveaway!

Did you miss Part 1 and the OWTK Essence of Toy Fair? Get caught up now! HEXBUGS (Scroll to the bottom for a HEXBUG Giveaway!)Hexbugs had a gorgeous booth upstairs at Toy Fair ’09. Inside, the bugs were spastic, crawling all over their display platforms. ‘Twas a very active scene, […]

OWTK’s Best Of NYC Toy Fair ’09 Toys – Part 1
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OWTK’s Best Of NYC Toy Fair ’09 Toys – Part 1

During my 2 days at Toy Fair 2009 I saw a TON of kid’s stuff – doll babies, puzzles, stuffed animals and action figures, among other trinkets and accessories. I decided to feature about a dozen products that I thought were unique or just plain cool. Here’s the first installment […]

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