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    16 Trending Products From the ABC Kids Expo

    Earlier this month TTPM made it’s way to Las Vegas for the annual ABC Kids Expo, which provides its thousands of attendees—from businesses large and small to journalists, bloggers, and trendsetters—a sneak peek at what are sure to be some of the hottest trends and products coming to baby next year.

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    Box Office, The Equalizer Equals Big Bucks

    The Equalizer, Denzel Washington’s latest action movie, easily claimed the top spot on the Box Office list with a $34.1 million debut.

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    In Theaters, The Boxtrolls

    A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls.

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    Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Launches Today

    Disney Interactive and Marvel today launched Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, the follow up to last year’s hybrid toy / video game, Disney Infinity. The new game introduces interactive Super Hero figures from across the Marvel universe with original Play Set storylines written with the help of Marvel comic writer Brian Michael Bendis. The game also includes an improved Toy Box […]

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    Box Office, Maze Runner Sprints to Top

    The Maze Runner is the latest movie based on a young-adult, dystopian novel. The future looks bright for this new series as the first movie (of possibly four) debuted with a great $32.5 million

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    In Theaters, The Maze Runner

    When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D.

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    Box Office, Strong Debuts From No Good Deed & Dolphin Tale 2

    No Good Deed, a mystery/thriller, debuted in #1 with an impressive $24.5 million. That’s the second best September debut ever.

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    In Theaters, Dolphin Tale 2

    Dolphin Tale 2 continues the story of Winter, the brave dolphin whose miraculous rescue and recovery made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world.

  • Box Office, Guardians Rules a Slow Weekend

    Once again, Guardians of the Galaxy ruled the box office and Ninja Turtles followed in second place. Overall, the combination of the NFL season kickoff, no new movies opening and kids returning to school contributed to the domestic box office’s worst performance in 13 years. TTPM (that’s us) has been reviewing the toys for the […]

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    How to Create a Memorable Party Favor

    Favor bags have become an expected part of children’s birthday parties. Many parents are at a point of frustration with favor bags, however, as they can be expensive and full of knickknacks and candy that no one really wants.