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Blast-Off to Sand Land!

Are You as Jealous of This Kid’s DIY Spaceship Bed as We Are? A Brooklyn dad built a spaceship loft bed for his son that will blow your mind. By Hollee Actman Becker  Reposted from: http://www.parents.com BrooklynEWD/Imgur A Brooklyn dad more »

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Explore, Create, Play

Why Melissa & Doug Toy Line Makers Say Boredom Is Important By ABC NEWS July 6, 2016 9:02 AM Good Morning America Reposted from Yahoo News Melissa and Doug Bernstein, the married creators of the Melissa & Doug toy line, more »

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From A Scent Far, Far Away

New Star Wars Perfumes Finally Tell Us What Jedi Are Meant to Smell Like James Whitbrook Reposted from: http://io9.gizmodo.com Peppercorns, patchouli, and oranges, apparently. Yes, Star Wars merchandising truly knows no bound, and after The Force Awakens took over women’s cosmetics more »

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Check This, Mate!

This Giant Chessboard Is Made Of Refugees And Migrants’ Life Jackets “It’s a metaphor for the human struggle for survival, for better life and prosperous future.” 06/09/2016 06:31 pm ET Elyse Wanshel Associate Editor, Good News, Reposted from: The Huffington more »

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Guys and Dolls

Mom’s Awesome Toy Line Proves Boys Can Play With Dolls, Too “Why can’t a superhero, builder or dino explorer also be a nurturer? Taylor Pittman Voices Staff Writer, Reposted from: The Huffington Post When Laurel Wider’s son came home from more »

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Board Games Win On Kickstarter

Old-fashioned board games, not tech, are attracting the most money on Kickstarter Resting those weary, screen-crazed eyes. (Gamesforchange on Flickr/CC-BY-2.0) Written by Joon Ian Wong Reposted from Quartz: Old-fashioned board games, not tech, are attracting the most money on Kickstarter more »

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Just Another Brick in the Wall

German Artist Jan Vormann Uses Lego to Put Colorful Twist on Urban Design by Andy Eckardt May 1 2016, 3:37 am  Source: http: www.nbcnews.com MAINZ, Germany — An artist is repairing buildings and structures around the world, but he’s using more »

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Toys in Space

#Findsam: UK kids launch search for plush dog sent to space By Serenitie Wang, Reposted from: CNN Fri April 8, 2016  http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/08/world/findsam-plush-dog-space/index.html?sr=twCNN040916findsam-plush-dog-space0105AMStoryLink&linkId=23265148 A GoPro attached to Sam the space dog’s balloon sent home documentation of Sam’s flight. Sam the stuffed more »

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The Fun Inside

Artist Dissects Toys to Reveal Their Skeletons and Guts Posted by Michael Walsh on April 2, 2016 Reposted from Nerdist: http://nerdist.com/artist-dissects-toys-to-reveal-their-skeletons-and-guts/?gallery=386790#gallery My bet is that you have never once asked yourself, “Hey, what does Mickey Mouse look like on the inside? more »

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Nutty Toys

Toy inventor creates mind-blowing pop culture portraits using peanuts. Reposted from Facebook/BuzzFeed: https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeed/videos/10154423595065329/?fref=nf Toy inventor Steve Casino sifts through hundreds of peanuts until he finds the perfect nut. Why, you ask? To create unique, one-of-a-kind designer toys. Toys…out of a more »

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Topsy Turvy Toesies

Here are some pretty fancy shoes for your next tea party… These Alice in Wonderland Costume Shoes Use Alice Figurines as the Heels Published: Mar 3, 2016 • Reposted from Trend Hunter  http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/costume-shoes Paying tribute to the themes and aesthetic more »

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Is “Created by….” Coming to a Toy Store Near You?

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Credit where it’s due By Billy Langsworthy Reposted from: /www.toynews-online.biz/opinion/read/editor-s-comment-credit-where-it-s-due/045990 February 4th 2016 at 12:30PM UPDATED February 5th 2016 at 12:14PM Billy Langsworthy takes a look at why toy and game inventors don’t get the same limelight as more »

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