Bring the Outdoors Indoors with the Antsy Pants' Camping Tee Pee - The Toy Insider

Bring the fun of camping with you anywhere with the Antsy Pants Play Camping Tee Pee! Build it up in a few mintues, play for hours!

LEGO DUPLO My First Emotions Will Give Kids ALL the Feels - The Toy Insider

LEGO DUPLO My First Emotions will teach kids all about those feels! Kids can piece together the blocks and begin to understand the different social cues that match each emotion.

Online Toy Reviews - Classic Scrabble Game - The Toy Insider

Don't @ us: Hasbro Gaming's Scrabble never gets old and will never go out of style.

Play-Doh Makes Its Way to YouTube This Summer - The Toy Insider

Have you watched the new Play-Doh series, 'The Play-Doh Show' yet? Click the πŸ”— for deets!

Make a Big Splash with Pool Party - The Toy Insider

Having a pool party sounds like a lot of work! But playing Pool Party, from Blue Orange, sounds like a lot of fun! This fast-paced party game challenges players to successfully land their team’s divers into a topsy-turvsy pool!

Magnaflex Construction Toy - Building Toys - The Toy Insider

Magnaflex creative construction kits, from WowWee, feature colorful magnetic strips that are flexible, bendable, stackable, and connectible! 😲🌈

Water Toys That Will Make a Splash on Better Connecticut - The Toy Insider

Forget waterparks, bring the fun to your own backyard! Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Better Connecticut to show off some cool water toys! Think: Bestway Zuru Toys Company and more!

Kids Can Learn About Animals with This Headlight Projector - The Toy Insider

Preschoolers can learn about animals in a fun a unique way with Learning Resources' 2-in-1 Headlamp Projector. This hands-free device allows kids to project images of animals onto flat surfaces and also learn facts about them!


They need your help! #SaveAScruff and raise your own plush pet with Scruff-a-Luvs from Moose Toys!

My Loopy, aka your weird new robot friend, is such a QT. Designed for kids ages 4-10, he's full of personality and loves to play games. What's unique about My Loopy is his artificial intelligence and high-tech sensors allow him to grow over time. He actually personalizes his responses to his human companion and reacts to the world around him in real time! Created by LocoRobo, he's presently a Kickstarter project! Love My Loopy and want to support him? Check out his campaign!

You'll Feel Like You Never Left the Room with This Vtech Video Baby Monitor - The Toy Insider

VTech USA's Wi-Fi Pan & Tilt HD Monitor looks like something straight out of the movie "Smart House," don't you think? 😲

American Idol is over for this year, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t drop a tuneβ€”and #sweetsuite18 is just the place to do it! Swing by VTech Toys USA booth to show off your best singing voice at VTech’s Kidi Star Karaoke Machine!

Make Tic-Tac-Toe Look Like Child's Play with Otrio - The Toy Insider

Tic-Tac-Toe may seem like child's play, but oh honey, you won't be saying that anymore after testing out Spin Master Global's Otrio. This game ups the ante on Tic-Tac-Toe and encourages players to REALLY think about their next move!

On July 11, we’re going to take a break from our adult lives and become kids again at #sweetsuite18! This year we have four amazing title sponsors! React with ❀️ to let VTech Toys USA, LeapFrog USA, Just Play, and Nintendo know that you’re very excited to see them! πŸ˜ƒ

Our #SunsOutFunsOut giveaway has come to a close and it's time to announce our winners! We'd like to congratulate our three runner-ups, Becky D., Brittany T., and Melissa M., who will each be sent a box of toys valued at more than $200. And a big congrats to our grand prize winner, Michelle M., who will be sent a box of toys valued at $1500. Woo hoo! Thank you all for entering!

These Laser X Micro Blasters Can Blast Up to 100 Feet - The Toy Insider

Although size definitely matters when it comes to what size cup of ice cream you're getting (a large scoop of cookies n' cream, please!), a Laser X Micro Blaster works perfectly for certain missions when the larger blasters won't cut it!

LocoRobo Innovations Launches My Loopy on Kickstarter - The Toy Insider

This is Loopy, a social robot that uses artificial intelligence and high-tech sensors to learn, grow, and react to the world around him! He needs your help to become fully funded ...*dramatic music plays*...because he's a Kickstarter baby. Click the πŸ”— to support him!

Moose Toys Enlists Shopkins Fans to Launch Lil' Secrets Play Set - The Toy Insider

What's the best thing to do when you get a new toy? Post about it, DUH πŸ’β€β™€οΈ. That's exactly what Moose Toys had Shopkins fans do with their new Shopkins Lil’ Secrets! Click the πŸ”— to learn more!

This Blip Toys Puzoodle is named Chip-Pan-Zee! But before he became this adorable part chimpanzee/part cookie creature, he was just a puzzle kids had to build 😡 Click the πŸ”— to see how Chip was born!

Toys to Stay Cool in the Pool on News 12 New Jersey - The Toy Insider

Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo swam by News 12 New Jersey to talk about some great pool toys that are making waves! πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Learn and Play with LeapFrog’s My First Learning Tablet - The Toy Insider

Other moms: I spent thousands of dollars to get baby a private tutor.

Me: While I went on Pinterest on my iPad, baby went on LeapFrog USA's My First Learning Tablet and she learned so much! 😁

Sculpt Your Way to Victory in This New Party Game - The Toy Insider

Today while playing Sculptapalooza, from Educational Insights, we learned two things.

1) Sculpting with your eyes closed is really challenging

2) None of us will be attending art school, but, worry not, we will be playing this game again πŸ˜…

Preschool Games - Magic Feathers Game - The Toy Insider

S.O.S. the Magic Bird needs your help! In HABA USA's game Magic Feathers two to five players must help the magic bird unite all the animal partners to restore order to the jungle. Can you handle this, bruh?

Kids Can March to the Beat of Their Own Drum with This Set from Jazwares - The Toy Insider

How proud of a parent would you be if your child stands up on stage years from now at the #GRAMMYS thanking you for buying them Jazwares First Act Discovery drum sets and inspiring them? πŸ˜‚ 🎢

Put Your Dukes Up with Balloon Bot Battle From KD Games - The Toy Insider

Sometimes robots have to take it outside and fight πŸ˜• and sometimes you're the one behind the joystick making them fight each other πŸ˜…! Balloon Bot Battle, from KD GAMES, is an interactive boxing game that encourages kids ages 8 and up to burst their opponent’s balloon with a series of left and right hooks!

PUZOODLES FROM BLIP TOYS! | A Toy Insider Play by Play

Kids can have oodles of fun with Puzoodles from Blip Toys! #Puzoodles

2018 Toy Insider Holiday Product Submission

Teacher: you can't do this assignment last minute!

Student: challenge accepted! πŸ˜‚

We've all been that student before! Well guys, speaking about last's your last chance to submit to our Holiday Gift Guide!

Application closes at midnight!

Soft’n Slo Squishies Peel 2 Reveal Combines Squishies, Surprises, and Playsets - The Toy Insider

Ever open up a blind bag surprise toy disappointed because you only get one collectible? ORB gets that, so they upped the ante on their squishy surprises. Soft'n Slo Squishies Peel 2 Reveal contains everything kids need to create a themed scene, including one mystery Soft’n Slo Squishy and two squishy accessories!

Summertime Fun Toys on Fox 4 Fort Meyers - The Toy Insider

#HappyFirstDayofSummer! 🌞What toys are πŸ”₯ this summer? Click the πŸ”— to watch Toy Insider Mom reveal the answer on Fox 4 in Fort Myers!

Dream Sweet with Fur Babies World Dream Tree - The Toy Insider

Doctor: you need to exercise more

Me: *rolls eyes like a Fur Baby from Moose Toys* πŸ™„

EXCLUSIVE REVEAL: Bounce into Battle with Connect 4 Shots - The Toy Insider

πŸ”΄ EXCLUSIVE REVEAL ⚫️ The classic Connect 4 game just got a major upgrade and the folks at Hasbro Gaming let us be one of the first to play! What does the new #Connect4 look like? Click the πŸ”— to find out! SPOILER: It's amazing! #exclusivereveal

Everything You Need to Know About New Fingerlings Series - The Toy Insider

If you haven't been watching the new Fingerlings series on YouTube, then you can't hang from the trees and eat bananas with us! πŸ’ 🍌 #sorrynotsorry

Play Ring Around the Racer with Hexbug's Latest Robotic Creation - The Toy Insider

The Ring Racer, by HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures, lets your robot get moving and grooving while learning to do neat tricks. Kids can race cylindrical robots on a ramp of their own creation, and make it jump up, flip, and bounce all over the track! πŸ€–

This Game of Memory is Just How You Remember It - The Toy Insider

Memory Matching Game, from Kahootz Toys Romper Room line, is just like you remember it as a kid. Remember where the pictures are in order to collect the most matching pairs. Oh, and the cards are beautifully illustrated! πŸ™Œ

Make Squishy DIY Stress-Ball Balloons with Squoosh-O’s - The Toy Insider

Feeling stressed? As Queen Elsa would say, 🎢LET IT GO! 🎢 Squoosh-O’s DIY Stress Balls, from Horizon Group USA , are great for the kids AND for you to help alleviate stress!

2018 Toy Insider Holiday Product Submission

Hey toy companies! The bad news is it's Monday; the good news is you can still submit products for our Holiday Gift Guide up until Friday 6/22! #giftguide #hottoys

Create a Balancing Act with Verti-Go - The Toy Insider

Do you fancy building with playing cards? Well the tables have turned and the cards have changed! Instead of using a deck of 52, Verti-Go, from TCG Digital, has 32 sturdy cards with slits on each side, and a starter card that fastens into the based shaped like a soda can!

Amp Up That Sidewalk Chalk Game With Crayola Spiral Art - The Toy Insider

Dear The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,

My kids and I drew these elaborate spiral art patterns with the Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk Spiral Art kit and we think these are modern art and should be displayed for all to see! Plz let us know! TYSM! πŸ˜…πŸŽ¨

Ride in Style with New Dynacraft Bikes - The Toy Insider

*rings bicycle bell, clears throat* 🚲 Dynacraft is introducing all-new bikes that feature kids’ favorite brands, so that they can ride in style! Kids can choose from Barbie, Hot Wheels, and more! OH, and always wear a helmet. That is all. *rides away into the sunset*

Sculpt Sand Castles in Style With Amloid's Jumbo Beach Basket - The Toy Insider

Are you sick and tired of flimsy beach toys? Do you have to buy your child a new shovel every summer? Make your beachin' experience better with Amloid: A Toy Tradition's Next Wave Jumbo Beach Baskets, which comes with 15 pieces like buckets, castle sculptors, a sand wheel, & more! β˜€οΈ

Make Slime and Erupt Volcanoes with this Barbie Chemistry Set - The Toy Insider

Make slime βœ”οΈ Erupt volcanoes βœ”οΈ Play with your favorite role model, Barbie βœ”οΈ Do it all here with the The Barbie Fundamentals Chemistry Set, from Thames & Kosmos πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬


Enjoy all the magic and fun with all of your friends on International Fairy Day with a whimsical Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom party theme! #BenandHollyParty

Travel Toys on Fox Fort Myers - The Toy Insider

We're often on the road traveling in between segments, and through trial and error, we've learned which toys are best for travel. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Fox News Fort Myers to talk about some of these totally terrific travel toys (say that 5 times real fast, why don't you)!

Escape Room The Game VR: Making Failure Less Publicly Awkward - The Toy Insider

Escape The Room isn't just what we wanna do during an awkward family dinner πŸ˜‚ It's actually a game, from Identity Games USA, where 3-5 players will follow physical and digital clues, connected to VR gameplay, and try to find their way out of this digital environment! 😲

The Suspense Is Real with Watermelon Smash - The Toy Insider

Life advice: Smashing a watermelon on your head is not the best idea.... unless you're playing Yulu Toys Watermelon Smash πŸ‰πŸ˜ƒ! Players will take turns tapping the watermelon on their head, and fingers crossed the watermelon doesn't smash open on your turn πŸ˜‚

Smell Like A Donut Shop with Color Wonder Scented Stampers - The Toy Insider

Did someone say dessert-themed markers? 😲 GIMME. The Crayola Color Wonder Mess-Free Scented Stampers includes five scented markers, a scented inkpad, and five stamps featuring designs of cookies, cupcakes, ice cream cones, lollipops, and donuts. So yeah, if you didn't think dessert was already art, now it is πŸ˜… πŸͺ

Don’t Open That Package! β€’ The Pop Insider

PRO TIP: Keep πŸ‘ ya πŸ‘ action πŸ‘ figures πŸ‘ in πŸ‘ their πŸ‘ original πŸ‘ packaging. It matters and here's why:

Summer Toys on Your Morning - The Toy Insider

Make the most of summer with these πŸ”₯ toys! Associate editor Maddie Michalik stopped by Your Morning to talk hot toys, including retro toys, rainy day goodies, and more!

Dunk Your Frenemies with the Kaos Splash Tank - The Toy Insider

Muahaha, watch out friendsβ€”you might get splashed 😈! With the Kaos Splash Tank, from Imperial Toy, kids will feel like they have their very own splash tank!

What Superheroes Teach Our Kids - The Toy Insider

Superheroes are much more than heroic men dressed in tights πŸ˜‚ TI Parent A GEEK DADDY BLOG explains what valuable lessons superheroes like Spider-Man and Batman teach kids! Think: personal character, STEM concepts, and more!