Status-Whoa: Old favorites and new technology highlight popular holiday toys

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time for parents to start making your lists and checking them twice.  So what’s hot this year and should be right at the top of your list? Barbie is back in a big way with her 3 Story Townhouse, one of the more popular picks for girls.  It features a fully stocked kitchen, luxury bathroom, hot

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Unlikely Heroes: Why some toys worth fortune are surprising choices

The true trajectory of a toy is remarkable when you stop and think about where it starts and then where it ends up. As a child, you clamor for a toy because it’s popular, fun or new. You don’t have to spend two decades worth of time holiday shopping to know just how much the “it” toy can mean to the masses. But when

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Smart Cookies: Are educational toys really all that great?

Parents will argue, along with educators alike, that the value of educational toys and those that promote learning is invaluable. In a world that is overrun by brands, action figures, dolls and other items that aren’t deemed as educational, the idea of buying your son or daughter a toy that is rooted brain power seems like the smart move. But the question that hangs

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