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Classic cartoon Christmas, gifts for fans

It’s easy to find gifts for people that like current cartoons, but what do you get for those that love the classics? Chances are they’ve got all the DVDs (possibly several copies) so you can’t take the easy way out. Thankfully I’ve found that there a couple great options out there right now that can […]

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A love note to stuffed animals

I’m not just talking about teddy bears. I’m talking about Mogwai, Ewoks and impressing the ladies.

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Toy Review: the Bioshock 2 Big Daddy Plush Doll

Video games breed better toys. I consider this a fact. After all, toy-peddlers need to compete with all of those moving images, sounds, and moments of euphoria that come with beating a boss. This brings me to Bioshock 2 by 2K games.  If you are not familiar with the game, just add an engaging story, […]

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Twenty Years and Still Going: A Simpsons Retrospective

True Fact: I grew up in the United States of America. I’m not trying to brag or anything, it’s just simple stating of fact. Why this is important to The Simpsons has to do with what The Simpsons is to me: An American Institution. This in no way means that I believe The Simpsons is […]

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Zhu Zhu Pets: The Reign of Zhuzhabar

Chris Whitmore was kind enough to give us a rundown of these Zhu Zhu Pets earlier this year. You might have read that. But what Whitmore did not do is ask me for my opinion, which is usually a mistake as I have a very loud, very correct opinion on everything (and it never gets […]

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A look at Zhu Zhu Pets

Most kids just want pets to play with and don’t understand the responsibility that comes with having a pet. Zhu Zhu Pets is a new toy line that has become very popular and solves that problem. It is essentially a hamster play set, but instead of real hamsters, there are battery operated ones. Even though […]

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Great Easter Toys, Plush and Baskets Starting at $10

Here’s a few last minute Easter toys you can get shipped fast from Amazon. Good for moms and dads surprised by how early the Easter bunny shows up this year. First of all, here’s the link to all of Amazon’s Easter toys under $10 – for economizing Easter Bunnies (and moms and dads) everywhere. In […]

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Ugly Dolls Are Sugar-Free

I needed a Valentine’s Day gift for my daughter last year, but roses weren’t right and I didn’t want a balloon floating around the house for a week on the floor. When I found the Ugly Dolls, I found a toy that gives my daughter the giggles and restores my sense of peace at those […]

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Webkinz Polar Bear Announced as December Pet of the Month

Ganz has announced that the Webkinz Pet of the Month is the Webkinz Polar Bear.  That sounds about right for the chilly holiday season! So, when you adopt the polar bear, be prepared to win some additional prizes too.  These prizes are always kept a secret, but don’t worry: there’s a pet of the month […]

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Ugly Dolls Guides Still Selling Out in US Bookstores

We reported back in April about Ugly Doll’s foray into children’s literature with its two volume Ugly Doll Guide. And now it seems that stores can’t keep the books in stock! Because Ugly Dolls is a really a cross-over product (from adult novelty to children’s toys), some book stores may be confused about how to […]

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