Toys

FILE -- The U.S. Public Interest Research Group displays some toys it deemed toxic or liable to cause choking  in November 2013. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Tips To Avoid Hazardous Toys 

Recommendations issued by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Nov. 25, 2014: Just because a toy or any other consumer product is being sold in a reputable store does not necessarily mean that […]

11/25/2014

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Tips On Hottest Toys For Kids This Holiday Season

Black Friday is now less than a week away, and with new toys and technology coming out seemingly every day, kids can be among the toughest to please while shopping.

11/22/2014

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Expert: ‘Scarcity Principle’ — Not Discounts — Is What Drives Black Friday Mania

Two-thirds of American consumers plan to hit the stores next week for Black Friday with one mission — big savings. But that’s not the only thing that compels them to hit the stores.

11/20/2014

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

02/16/2014

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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.

12/12/2013

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.

11/25/2013

Chess and rubber duck national toy hall of fame (National Toy Hall of Fame)

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.

11/07/2013

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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.

10/02/2013

Big Hugs Elmo (credit: Hasbro)

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.

09/26/2013

Toys That Teach

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.

08/30/2013

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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.

05/23/2013

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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.

04/08/2013

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.

02/12/2013

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.

02/08/2013

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.

12/20/2012

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