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Top 10 Things I Saw at Toy Fair 2017

Top 10 Things I Saw at Toy Fair 2017

Toy Fair 2017 in New York was, as always, a smorgasbord of awesome new toys, collectibles, etc. What stood out the most? Read More

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Jurassic-Sized Fun for All Ages

Jurassic-Sized Fun for All Ages

Have a dino-loving kid (or adult) on your list this year? Chances are you do. Well, it just so happens that there was a rather major movie out earlier this year that centered on dinosaurs. Remember that one? ‘Jurassic World’ may not be entirely appropriate for young kids, but that doesn’t mean some of its merchandise isn’t perfect for all ages. Read More

Spin Master Toys: 20 Years of Spinnovation

Spin Master Toys: 20 Years of Spinnovation

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a media event for Spin Master, the Canadian success story and one of the global leaders in the toy industry. That’s a long way to have come in just 20 years and Spin Master’s rise from a start-up selling the grass hair-sprouting Earth Buddy to a multinational children’s entertainment company with products ranging from the robotic Zoomer line to Air Hogs RC vehicles and the hit PAW Patrol animated TV series shows how quickly things can change in the industry. With its three co-founders still in leadership roles, an emphasis on innovation and a laser focus on entertaining kids, Spin Master is well positioned for further growth. Read More

GeekDad Visits Spin Master HQ

GeekDad Visits Spin Master HQ

We at GeekDad have a long history with Spin Master, the Canadian company behind well known toy brands like Air Hogs, Ionix, Spy Gear and Meccano, licensed products for properties including Disney Pixar’s Monsters University and Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon, game apps and TV series like PAW Patrol. Going back to 2007, I was posting about flying Air Hogs with my kids, but until a few years ago I didn’t clue in to the fact that I live only a few hours from Spin Master’s headquarters. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity take advantage of this proximity, visiting Spin Master HQ, touring the facilities, demoing the latest and greatest toys and meeting the co-CEOs of the company. Read More

Taking Flight With Spin Master

Taking Flight With Spin Master

I recently got the opportunity to try out a few flying toys from Spin Master. Two of them, the Flutterbye Fairies and the Air Hogs AtmoSphere, are simple sensor-driven toys, but the Air Hogs Elite X4 is a remote-control quadcopter that requires a bit more practice. Read More

Time to Play: What Tech Can Do For Toys

Every year around this time, Time to Play Magazine starts thinking about the hot holiday toys and invites bloggers to see their recommendations. I love having this chance to get hands-on with new toys, and toys that have come a long way since Toy Fair back in February. One of the most exciting thing to… Read More