Power On: How toys take empowerment to much needed level

It wasn’t that long ago that toys were just toys, and they hardly were overanalyzed to the point that you can’t have an action figure, doll or board game without some sort of opinion that goes well beyond its cost. Do toys promote violence? Perhaps some. Are toys marketed too much from an old fashioned, antiquated perspective? Seems like that is valid. Those two

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Select Company: No big secret as to why one toy company is flourishing

When it comes to toy companies, you have the big two, and they’re no strangers to one another as far as a little friendly competition. Must like any industry that boasts some heavy hitters (Coke versus Pepsi; AT&T versus Verizon, etc.), those in the toy biz are always paying close attention to the happenings of Hasbro and Mattel. These companies can’t help but compete

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Toying Around: What exactly makes a great toy?

Parents spend countless hours searching high and low for the toys their kids want, and the variety that is part of that journey certainly is remarkable. Toys are timeless, they’re classic, and they’re coveted by parents and kids alike, but did you ever stop to consider just what makes a great toy? Some argue that greatness at it pertains to a toy starts with

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