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5 Trends for Toys in 2014

February 19, 2014    |    By +
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The American International Toy Fair is a treasure trove of playthings, with more than 1,000 toy manufacturers and distributors showing off their toys, from classics like puzzles to the latest software and video games. It’s not open to the public, but we get industry access for Gifts.com. Identifying what will be the hottest toys... Read more »


Sneak a Peek at 375,000 Square Feet of Toys

February 17, 2014    |    By +
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No, that is not a typo. There really is a place in New York City where you can peruse 375,000 square feet of fun all at one go, if you can handle it. Unfortunately, not just anyone is allowed in to the Jacob Javits Center for the biggest toy fair in the country. The... Read more »


Toy Trend: The Katniss-ifcation of Toys!

February 15, 2013    |    By +
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  From the tens of thousands of new toys at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, you start to see some distinct trends. Toys like the upcoming REBELLE line from NERF and the AIR HUNTRESS bow from ZING TOYS are not only tapping into the Hunger Games mania, but the bigger picture idea that... Read more »


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Toy Fair Favorites: The Toydozer!

February 14, 2013    |    By +
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  Out of the tens of thousands of new toys at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, the Toydozer caught my eye big time! Literally, here’s the scoop! Toy Name: The Toydozer The Scoop: The Toydozer is a classic “why didn’t I think of that” product. You’re on the right track if you think... Read more »


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Toy Fair Favorites: HEXBUG Nano V2

February 14, 2013    |    By +
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  Out of the tens of thousands of new toys at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, the newly announced Nano V2 from HEXBUG was one of my favorites and the kids are gonna love it…here’s why. Toy Name: The HEXBUG Nano V2 The Scoop: HEXBUGS are a blast, but until now, they were... Read more »


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Toy Fair Scoop: Barbie® Digital Dress Doll

February 14, 2013    |    By +
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Out of the millions of new toys at Toy Fair I found the Barbie® Digital Dress Doll and here’s why I think your kids will love it. Toy Name: Barbie® Digital Dress Doll The Scoop: I saw this demonstrated and couldn’t believe how cool it was. Using the latest LED and touch-screen technology, girls... Read more »


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Toy Fair Scoop: The Kixi Mixi Convertible Scooter

February 13, 2013    |    By +
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Out of the tens of thousands of new toys at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, the KIXI MIXI convertible kick scooter from Razor was one of my favorites! Here’s why I think kids will love it too. Toy Name: The Kixi Mixie convertible kick scooter by Razor The Scoop: Razor has come up... Read more »


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Toy Fair Favorites: HOT WHEELS Car Maker

February 13, 2013    |    By +
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  Out of the tens of thousands of new toys at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, the soon-to-be-available HOT WHEELS Car Maker set was one of my favorites! Here’s why I love it and why it will be a must-have toy for kids! Toy Name: The HOT WHEELS Car Maker The Scoop: Hot... Read more »


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Toy Fair Favorites: HEXBUG Aquabots!

February 13, 2013    |    By +
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Out of the tens of thousands of new toys at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, the HEXBUG Aquabot was one of my favorites! Here’s why I think your kids will love it too. Toy Name: The HEXBUG Aquabot The Scoop: You may be familiar with all the fun, creepy, crawly robotic toys HEXBUG has... Read more »


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Toy Fair Favorites: The High Roller!

February 12, 2013    |    By +
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Out of the tens of thousands of new toys at the 2013 American International Toy Fair, the High Roller was one of my favorites! Here’s why I love this “Go Big- Or Go Home” toy! Toy Name: High Roller The Scoop: A while back I came across a one-off, prototype, sample of the classic... Read more »


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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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Gwen is the Editorial Curator at Gifts.com. In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.