5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Playful Dad

I joke with my family that the difference between Mother's Day and Father's Day is that Mother's Day is a holiday, while Father's Day is a workday. Father's Day just doesn't have the same celebratory status as Mother's Day...

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Year in Review: The Top Toys of 2013

2013 was a busy year for TimetoPlayMag.com. We reviewed thousands of toys and received over 193 MILLION views on our YouTube channel. Which 2013 toys had the most views? Here they are, the top toys of the year in...

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Goodbye Black Friday, Hello Black Thursday

If you're planning to head to the stores the Friday after Thanksgiving in search of hot deals, you might want to rethink your strategy. Black Friday may be a thing of the past. In 2011, a large number...

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Brave Outpaces All Predictions (Except Ours)

Disney/Pixar's Brave is now the #1 movie in theaters, and that seems to be a surprise to many but not the team here. Way back in April, we listed Merida dolls on our 2012 Spring Most Wanted list with...

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My Trot Through BroNYCon

This past weekend I ventured to BroNYCon at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC. I had been to conferences like GenCon and Comic-Con before, but this was different. Leading up to the event, I really didn't know what to expect...

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How to find the hottest toy?

You're searching for the hot toy and can't find it. Is there a trick to finding them? Absolutely. Here's a little trick: During the holiday season, retailers sell most of the toys on a weekend, with traffic starting on...

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Batteries in toys: What You Need to Know

When you buy a toy that operates on batteries, often they are inexpensive batteries so the toy will work on the "Try Me" mode while on a retailers shelf. It's important to have batteries to replace these batteries, as...

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Toys for Kids with Special Needs

Timetoplaymag.com has launched a section featuring toys for kids that have special needs. We wanted our section to be different. Following our Real Parents/Real Reviews, instead of working with doctors we wanted advice from parents that have children with...

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Toys and Age Guidelines

If your child is 2 1/2, is it OK to buy a toy that is age graded 3+? The answer is No, No, and NO! The age guidelines are there for a reason. Although your child might be smarter for...

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Buy Now or Buy Later?

This is the question I am often asked: Do I do my shopping now or do wait until after Thanksgiving when the bigger sales start? Well, if you haven't shopped for toys that much, you'll learn this is entirely...

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