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Keeping educated on the latest and greatest toys is a lot of work, and this year I’m asking for help!  I’ll be hosting an official Meet Up at SXSW to bring together the best and the brightest of tech toy lovers. Do you have a cool new piece of technology to show off?  Or maybe

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The continued search for the latest and greatest in toys and distraction led Toy Joy to New York this week.  As the Javits Center hosted the 111th Annual American Toy Fair®, we searched the aisles for fun, and here is what we found: “Captain, there appears to be only toys on this planet.”  What an

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I love surprises!  But only when the surprises are custom tailored to my needs, and arrive in cute packaging.  That’s what makes my job at Toy Joy such fun, everyday is full of surprises, and most of the surprises I selected myself, and then forgot about.  In the interest of sharing more fun surprises with

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Click here to view the video on YouTube. Trolls are back!  Originally created in 1959 in Denmark by Thomas Dam, these strange characters were a collectible oddity in the 60s, and a toy craze through the 80s and 90s.  You probably owned a few, but still can’t remember why exactly. Dark Horse will be releasing a simple, classic version of

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Have you met Mameshiba?  These adorable bean-dogs have been a part of my life for some time now, so I am always surprised to find people unawares!  I could type several descriptive paragraphs about what makes these Japanese hybrids both adorable and quirky, but it’s best to catch them in action:   Click here to view the

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Click here to view the video on YouTube. It’s 2012!   And as it happens every year in early January, I have celebrated the anniversary of my birth.  Yay!  (I don’t want presents, just follow me on twitter!)  Approaching old age and true adulthood always leads to serious thoughts and mature plans.  Which I have decided to reject

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Which one…. Working at Toy Joy, I end up making lots of gift recommendations.  It’s pretty easy to find a list of “hot toys” from the limited selection on amazon or toyrus, but what are the picks in your local gift retailer?  We all know that small businesses carry more unique, edited merchandise, but the selection

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