Making the Holidays Better

By Jim Silver So, you've purchased the perfect toys and presents for your family; It's now time to open them up and have some fun. Here are a few tips for making the whole process easier and more enjoyable: Buy all...

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It’s SOLD OUT!!!!!!

By Jim Silver You’re looking for a Zhu Zhu pet or a Mindflex and you can’t find one anywhere. It’s at the top of your child’s wish list, and you need to come up with this toy(this is where we...

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Superhero Mythology

By Jim Silver I always think about Super Heroes around Halloween because they tend to be the most popular costumes for boys. When I think of Super Heroes, I think of Batman, X-Men, Spiderman, Iron Man, Power Rangers, and Superman...

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What to do if the hot toy is unavailable?

By Jim Silver When a child makes out their holiday wish list, there are often one or two toys at the top that are the ones they "gotta get". Often a parent hopes to wait for this item to go...

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Trio Building System

By Jim Silver As I’ve previously written, the Construction category is a very hot category in the toy business. From Lego having another banner year, to the great early success of Halo Wars from Mega brands, kids have rediscovered...

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Construction Toys – On Fire

By Jim Silver Okay, we aren’t talking literally on fire. We’re talking about the construction toy category that is having a very strong year, despite the economy and despite the popular, though incorrect, notion that kids only want to play...

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Battle of the tops!

By Jim Silver I was always a game player from the time I was a young child. The first game I remember playing was the card game Mille Bornes. While I played and owned a zillion games, I had some...

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TTPM.com Introduces Family Film Toy Reviews

By Jim Silver As a parent of three children, one of our favorite family activities is going to the movies. When the kids were younger, choosing what movies to see was pretty easy; we only took them to G-rated films. As...

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

By Jim Silver No spoilers here! I took my three teenage daughters to Transformers screening. Two of them liked it better than first movie. It was non-stop action from the moment it started! I already need to see it again for...

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Back to School – already

By Jim Silver School is almost over! My daughter is graduating in two weeks, but has a few finals this week. (Why do they give senior finals at the end of the year; does it really make a difference?) My...

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