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Disney Introduces A Fly Lookin’ Master Moves Mickey

by James


First, there was Dance Star Mickey in 2010, then there was Rock Star Mickey in 2011, and now, Disney has announced Master Moves Mickey, a great interactive doll which can perform up to 15 ultra-cool break dancing moves that Disney hopes will get kids up and movin, fly style.

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Jumbo Pillow Pets – perfect for cuddling

by James


Often times when you’re out on vacation or at an overnight at grandma’s house, you miss cuddling with your favorite dog or cat. That’s where these cool Jumbo Pillow Pets by Melissa and Doug come in handy.

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Toys for Tots needs your help …

by James

The Marines have been collecting Toys for Tots since 1947. Semper Fi!


Just a reminder that the US Marine Corps Reserve is in full swing with their annual Toys for Tots drive. Created in 1947 by Marine Corps Major Bill Hendricks and a cadre of reservists in Los Angeles, Toys for Toys collected and distributed 5,000 toys for needy kids. Since then, the United States Marines across the nation and around the world have been collecting unwrapped toys worth at least $10 to distribute to needy kids at Christmas time. In the beginning, he Marines collected both new and used toys, but beginning with the Christmas in 1980, they have only collected new, unwrapped toys for distribution. And with time, the Marines courted famous names to further their cause, even Walt Disney has the honor of being the designer of the Toys for Tots train logo. But also big names like John Wayne, Doris Day, Tim Allen, and even former First Lady Nancy Reagan have devoted considerable time and clout to helping the Marines accomplish their mission of giving every needy child a toy for Christmas.

And it’s grown far beyond and extra curricular activity for off duty Marines. In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved making the annual Toys for Tots drive an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. Over the last 62 years, the US Marine Corps Reserve have distributed over 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children and the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation has added to the toy collections by purchasing nearly a half billion dollars in toys to insure that no child gets left behind at Christmas.

And this year, as with any year, the campaign needs your help. You know the mission – pick up an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl and look for one of those dashing jarheads sitting next to a collection box near the entrance to the store. Or, you can Swing by http://www.toysfortots.org/ to make a cash donation to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. While at the site, you can find more information on a toy collecting center in your area.

Semper Fi and Merry Christmas!

New craft books teaches kids to make toys from a galaxy Far Far Away

by James

Bonnie Burton has a new Star Wars Craft Book out that shows kids how to do everything from building a Chewbacca sock puppet to growing an herb garden out of an AT-AT. Impressive, most impressive.

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Angry Birds Fly into Toy Fair

by James

If your parents have a smart phone, chances are, you know about ANGRY BIRDS. The best selling mobile game app of all time is now a board game, and it’s flown into Toy Fair in New York, with a vengeance.

The new Angry Birds game

The new Angry Birds game

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Celestial Buddies teaches kids out our solar system

by James

Celestial Buddies teaches kids about our solar system

Celestial Buddies teaches kids about our solar system

A really great way to teach kids about the planets in our solar system (and I don’t care what anyone says, that INCLUDES Pluto), is with Celestian Buddies. These cute plushie planets are cuddly, personable, and educational to boot.l

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PLEO the dinosaur toy evolves …

by James

Pleo is about to evolve ...

Pleo is about to evolve ...

It is said that over the eons, dinosaurs evolved from the massive, lizard-like creatures that lumbered around Pangea to the small, aerodynamic birds we see sitting on the power lines every day. But that’s not how it is in the toy world where a dinosaur like Pleo becomes even more dino-like.

PLEO REBORN is the same adorable dino toy we saw fall victim to robot warriors, but with a few improvements under the skin.

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With new Star Wars Themes, Build A Bear is Feelin’ the Force

by James

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I have to admit that I figured that Build a Bear would be out of business within 9 months. But it’s grown by leaps and bounds and it seems it’s always packed with kids making their own custom bears. And now, Build a Bear is going to a galaxy far, far away …

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New SuperHero plushies gets ‘em young

by James

These Funko Justice league plushies are a great way to introduce kids to your favorite Super Heroes

These Funko Justice league plushies are a great way to introduce kids to your favorite Super Heroes

It’s no secret that if a parent loves a certain toy or comic book, that it will foster an interest by his prodigy. And a serious comic book fan is bound to influence their kids to love them to (although I think boys are genetically predisposed to like comic books). So what does a pop culture parent do to introduce their children to their favorite childhood heros when, quite frankly, some of those stories are a bit too mature for young eyes? Well these cool Justice League plushies may just do the trick.

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