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The popularity of Funko's Pop! Vinyls and why I can't stop collecting

Published March 4, 2015

I haven't seen anything like Funko's Pop! Vinyls before last August.They're only 3.75 inches tall when standing up. They have an oversized, nearly squared head with pupil-free black eyes, a tiny nose and no mouth. They look more so like anime characters than anything else. Over the course of the following six months, what started as a quick impulse purchase had that led into a near obsession of collecting these figures.

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Toy buying tips for the holiday season

Published Dec. 9, 2013

Don't get caught up in the "hot" toy hoopla or must-haves that you think your kids won't be happy without. Choose smart toys that kids will play with over and over. A good toy is one that is age and skill appropriate that holds a child's current interests. The more you personalize a selection, the better the play experience for your child. Read on for more tips.

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It's time, LEGO, to bring back LEGO Sports

Published Dec. 3, 2013

Think about it. Camp Randall Stadium. Cameron Indoor Stadium. Allen Fieldhouse in Kansas. Ohio Stadium. Notre Dame Stadium. Bird's Nest soccer arena in Beijing. Miller Park. All made out of LEGO bricks.

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First toys for infants

Published Sept. 17, 2013

For all children, toys are props and the process of play is valuable in the development of physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills. The toys an infant plays with today may help shape the skills a child masters tomorrow.

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Local kids nab national award for HoodiePet invention

Published Dec. 12, 2012

With the help of their mom, Alexia and Seth Kempe invented the HoodiePet. Hasbro and the Chicago Toy and Game Group nominated the children for a "Young Inventors of The Year" TAGIE award that recognizes toy and game inventors from around the world. And they won.

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Rev. Ron reviews "The Lego Movie"

Let's cut right to it:  Legos are AWESOME!!!  They were a major part of my childhood and still remain a permanent facet in my life as an adult.  I still have all my old sets and like bringing them out of storage every now and then to take a gander at the creations I once built and,...

Best Dog Toy EVER

Dogs love to play with toys.  Well most dogs.And most of the dogs that love to play with toys often like to fetch. Retrievers. Setters. Spaniels. Even Beagles on occasion fetch toys. Where am I going with this?Well, as the title proclaims, I am talking about the amazing Jolly Ball ...


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