What would a toy fair be without Legos? (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Hot Toys Come Out To Play At American International Toy Fair

Adrienne Appell of the Toy Industry Association Shows Off Some Of Hottest Items


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Holiday Shopping: Top Toys For 2013

‘Toy Insider’ Mom Laurie Schacht joined us on The Couch with a look at the top toys this year.


CBS 2's Emily Smith and Adrianne Appell of the Toy Industry Association look at some of the finalists for the toy of the year. (Credit: CBS 2)

Finalists For Toy Of The Year Put On Display

The toy industry on Monday unveiled its finalists for toy of the year.


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Rubber Duck, Chess Inducted Into National Toy Hall Of Fame

Rubber ducks have been immortalized in song. Now they’ve been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.


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Upper West Side Youngsters Test The Latest Toys

A group of students in Manhattan is being tested for hours, but all the students have to do for the test is play.


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Iron Man, Elmo Among Hottest Holiday Toys

A flying Iron Man and a huggable Elmo are being labeled the hottest toys for the holiday season, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.


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Toys That Teach: Fun, Educational Gadgets And Games For Kids

There are some great products out there that are entertaining and educational. The “Toy Insider” Mom, Laurie Schacht, joined us on The Couch with some great Toys that Teach.


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Toy Companies Cashing In On Summer Movies

Laurie Schact, the Toy Insider Mom, visited The Couch with some of the toys kids are going to be begging for once they leave the theater.


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‘Toy Hunter’ On The Couch

Just call him the ‘Indiana Jones’ of nostalgia. Jordan Hembrough is back on the road, seeking to rescue more priceless treasures from America’s attics.


Pac-Man and The Power Rangers join opening ceremonies at Toy Fair at Jacob Javitz Center(Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for Bandai of America)

Toy Fair Takes Over Manhattan

The International Toy Fair has invaded Manhattan. TV 10-55’s Elise Finch was at the Javits Center, where everything from classic toys to interactive entertainment is on display.


Laurie Schact, The Toy Insider Mom on The Couch

110th Annual International Toy Fair Returns To NYC

Santa’s workshop has nothing on the Javits Center this week. It’s the sight of the International Toy Fair, which kicks off on Sunday. The largest toy trade show expects 31,000 market-goers from nearly 100 countries.


Pop-Up Toy Store for Sandy's Victims on Staten Island (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Pop-Up Toy Store Helps Sandy Victims Get Presents For Their Kids

Dennis McKeon runs the non profit ‘Where To Turn’ which is behind the holiday toy store. He said the idea evolved after getting piles of individual donations in the form of new toys.


Furby On A Store Shelf (credit: CBS 2)

Last-Minute Shoppers Find Some ‘It’ Gifts Sold Out In Stores And Online

Last-minute shoppers have less than a week to get Christmas gifts for everyone on their lists.


Toy Lighter (credit: Stan Brooks / 1010 WINS)

NYC Fire Commissioner Pushes Ban On Toy Lighters

Is it a lighter meant for adult use or a toy meant for a child to play with? Sometimes it’s hard to tell.


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Retro Toys Make A Comeback This Holiday Season

If you’re still thinking about what toys to buy your kids for Christmas, here’s a tip: Dig through your basement or attic. You may have one of this year’s hot toys – without even knowing it.