LEGO Launches Their First LGBTQIA+ Set, Everyone Is Awesome

LEGO Everyone Is Awesome

Created for ages 18+, the new LEGO building set, Everyone Is Awesome, is the brand’s first LGBTQIA+ inclusive toy and will launch just in time for PRIDE Month. Read more

New Book of Vintage American Toy Ads from Taschen

new Book of Vintage American Toy Ads

A chronological walk through the 20th century’s rise of toys in America, the new publication Toys: 100 Hundred Years of All-American Toy Ads encompasses the toy industry’s impetus, history, technical revolutions and the means in which these toys were marketed to the public, first through magazines and comic books and later through television. Read more

This Year’s Best Baby Yoda Toys For The Mandalorian Fans.

Best Baby Yoda Toys 2020

When you have enormous wealthy companies such as Disney behind the hottest new Star Wars TV series character for kids, there’s no dearth (double entendre intended) of officially licensed toys and games brought to market for the holidays. Running the gamut from interactive to cuddly, “The Child”  whose real name is Grogu but is better known as the adorable Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian streaming series available on Disney+, is the subject of this year’s hottest Holiday toys. Read more

The Art of Engineering series from Mattel Creations

Mattel Creations Art of Engineering Series

Mattel Creations celebrates 75 years of Art and Engineering by showing you the art and science that goes into each and every one of their iconic toys. To kick it all off, they’ve launched the limited-edition Art of Engineering collection, designed to give you a clear look, literally, at what goes into making some of their most legendary products. Read more

Meet The 14 Year Old Who Built A LEGO Model of Manhattan

Freestyle LEGO build of Manhattan

This past week, as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed reading about Trump’s lies, police brutality, Covid-19 death tolls, heatwaves, wildfires and hurricanes – I was stopped by a video of a remarkable semblance of LEGO bricks built to emulate the entire island of Manhattan. I was blown away. Given that I’m familiar with most available LEGO products I knew it was – as the brick builders call them – a freestyle build. Meaning it’s not from a kit, there are no directions and it is built entirely from one’s imagination using LEGO bricks. Read more

Squeakee and Spotty Electronic Interactive Balloon Dogs Are Here!

Interactive balloon dog toys

Bound to be one of this holiday’s season’s hot toys, the interactive Balloon Dog named Squeakee, and his Dalmation pal Spotty, love to be pet, pumped up and played with. The new toys respond to your voice and come with their own own squeaker toys, a pump to inflate or feed them and a pin with which they can be “popped”. Read more

Mattel Launches Second Day of The Dead Barbie

dia de muertos 2020 Barbie

Barbie® celebrates Dia De Muertos 2020 with a second collectible doll inspired by the time-honored holiday. Read more

Female Green Army Men, Finally! Only Took Over 90 Years.

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Green Army Men, those drab olive colored little toy soldiers, have been around in the U.S. since 1930. Found in most toy chests along with Hot Wheels and Etch-a-sketch, the miniature molded plastic green men have since inspired numerous pop culture and household products. So iconic, they were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2014. There have been numerous iterations of the small green figurines such as the provocative Casualties of WarToy Boarders and Yoga Joes. And yes, there are pink versions of the little plastic army men…. but they have still always been MEN. Until now. BMC Toys finally introduces Plastic Army Women! Read more