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  • Summer Toys…Ready to Play!

    We’re on a mission at The Toy Guy this summer! We want kids to party like it’s 1966. Okay, that’s kind of a joke. However, there are several things we are advocating. First, while we absolutely have nothing against screens, now is the time to put them away–at least for a good chunk of every

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  • Spring’s Here! Bring on the Toys!

    Winter’s on the way out, which probably means it’s time to bring in some new toys. It’s a great time to refresh the toy box–and you can do it without breaking the bank. In recent years, there’s been a boom in toys for Easter baskets as well. The Easter Bunny used to bring just candy

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  • Time-Saving Tips for Busy Families

    As the school year approaches and schedules get crowded, it might be overwhelming on the homefront. Guest writer Amanda Henderson has some ideas. Life as a busy parent can be overwhelming – juggling careers, kids’ schedules, household chores, and budgeting. Staying organized is key to maintaining your sanity amidst the chaos, and fortunately, it doesn’t

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  • A Fine MESH

    If you’re a parent, caregiver or toy buyer, you’ve probably heard people talking about MESH (Mental Emotional Social Health) toys. At The Toy Guy, we support these, and we’ve got some great ideas for you in this area. But first: a little caveat emptor advice designed to make you a better and more discriminating shopper. Beware of

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  • Barbie Comes into Her Own

    The New Movie is an Instant Classic…With Classic Influences Leaving the theater after seeing Barbie, the Movie, I was upset. This is a good thing. Great art, particularly when it deals with challenging themes, is supposed to be unsettling. It’s supposed to stay with you and stimulate reflection. Well, Greta Gerwig’s brilliant movie certainly does

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  • Back to School…Back to Fun

    The back-to-school season is on us, and for the second year since the pandemic, kids are really going back—to real schools, in classrooms, with each other in person. That means a lot of household spending on goods related to the season, making it one of biggest retail seasons of the year. It’s also a big

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  • Summer Fun 2023

    Here at The Toy Guy, summer begins long before the calendar turns, the days get longer and we finally warm up a bit. We’ve been looking at new toys for this summer for a few months now, and we’re excited to share some of what we’ve found with you. As the world opens up again

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