Barbie Birthday Giveaway!

Happy Birthday, Barbie! In case you didn’t know, Barbie Millicent Roberts’ birthday is March 9, and it’s always a favorite day on our calendar at TTPM. We’re celebrating 56 years of fun and friendship with the teen-age fashion model from...

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All-Inclusive Video Game Party Idea: Game Truck

Does the idea of as many as 28 kids in your house playing video games and getting excited seem a little much? Well, we found the perfect solution. Game Truck. This all-inclusive entertainment vehicle has all the latest games...

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The Best Ways to Stockpile Birthday Gifts

Given how much time and money is spent on kids’ birthday parties—not to mention how it can sometimes be frustrating for parents—over the next several weeks, we’ll be looking at some solutions and tips for keeping the focus on...

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Too Many Toys?

Yeah, I know. A kid probably thinks there’s no such thing as “too many toys.” Parents, though, well that’s another matter. We often hear about moms who bemoan the fact that their kids have so much stuff that they...

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OMG!!! Traditional Toys Are Disappearing!!

Gee, Thanks, Chicken Little. I’m just back from the Toys & Games Fair in Hong Kong, the “official” start of the toy year and an exciting time in our business where new products are on display and we get a...

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Game Time

"Family Game Night" has become a buzzword in our culture, thanks to a successful advertising program. But how many families really do it? Not very many from our unscientific interviews, but the desire is there. Playing games with the...

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Here Come the Hot Toys!

I know it seems like school just started and you're starting to think about that perfect Halloween pumpkin. The toy biz, though, is already in full holiday mode. If you've been in a store recently, you'll see expanded space...

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Last Flings of Summer–Get Out and Play

School is starting, dusk is coming earlier, and people are starting to move inside. But don't let these warm evenings get away too soon. There's still plenty of time to get outdoors and be active at the end of...

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What’s It Worth?

Virtually any time I go to a gathering and people find out what I do, I get the same question. "I have an old . What is it worth?" Really, it never fails. While I...

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Tragedy in Colorado: How It Affects Younger Kids

We were as shocked as the nation was to wake up on Friday morning and hear of the attack on moviegoers at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises." This senseless, random horror makes no sense to us—or...

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