• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Toys for Easter and Spring 2023

    Spring is−and has been across cultures and millennia−a time of rebirth. One of my favorite myths of the season is the story of Persephone who in working out a challenging relationship between her husband and her mother ended up spending half the year in Hades and half the year on Mount Olympus. When she was

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  • Holiday Toys 2022: Here They Come!

    Here at The Toy Guy, like Santa, this is the time of year we prepare for the other nine months of the year. We look at literally hundreds and hundreds of toys every year, play with a bunch of them, and talk to kids and parents about what they want. After a couple of years

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  • Games for the Fall 2022

    Cooler weather? More family time? Pull out the games! Anyone who reads this site knows how much we love games. They provide a unique social experience, a great way to bring people together, and of course, fun. Recently, I had the chance to rediscover a board game with my family that we hadn’t played for

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