toys

What Toys Meant The Most To You? [VIDEO]
Subscribe to 107.9 The River on Youtube With Christmas bearing down on us, we all want to give memorable toys to our girls and boys. Toys to bring joy now and memories to last a lifetime. But which ones should we buy? A new survey asked adults to name the most iconic toys of all time. [……
What Was Your Favorite Nostalgic Toy When You Were A Kid?
Most kids say they want all the “tech” gadgets for Christmas this year, anything from the I-Pads to the latest X-Box. But remember back in the day when you couldn’t wait for Santa to bring you that Easy Bake Oven, (nothing like cooking a cake using a 75 watt lighbulb) or how a…
20 Forgotten Toys From the ’90s
Remember Madballs and Popples? If you, like us, managed to successfully block out most of your childhood, the answer is a resounding "no"! There were seriously some pretty awesome toys when we were growing up. We have a dozen nieces and nephews to shop for every Christmas, and so we feel w…
The Fisher-Price Activity Center Was Our iPad
I found one of these bad boys at an estate sale and knew I had to get it. This was my iPad when I was a baby. You can spin the dial for a while. When you bore yourself of that, push the button to make the bell ring. It was full of sounds and […]
Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86
Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France. According to the Ohio Art Co., the toy’s manufacturer, Cassagnes died in a Paris suburb on Jan. 16 due to …
Hasbro Introduces Easy-Bake Oven for Boys
Ever since it was introduced in 1963, the Easy-Bake Oven has been marketed exclusively to girls, leaving aspiring boy chefs out in the cold. But that’s about to change thanks to a campaign led by a teen girl on behalf of her four-year-old brother, who loves to cook. In November, 13-year-old M…
Toy Company Debuts New Gender-Blind Catalog
Scandinavian Toys”R”Us licensee Top-Toy has taken a new approach to making sure kids get what they really want for Christmas: a fully gender-blind catalog that erases the line between boys’ and girls’ toys. For many decades the tide has slowly been turning on forcing kids…
The Island of Misnamed Toys [VIDEO]
This video came across my “desk” today and I felt it needed to be shared with all of you. From Lydia @ Rants From Mommyland Lydia here. I made a little movie for you about my precious little cupcake of a three year old. As many of you may already know, my youngest child is pretty …
Mysterious Giant LEGO Man Washes Up on Beach [VIDEO]
Somewhere in the world, there must be an island inhabited by life-size LEGO people living in a massive LEGO world. How else would you explain one of these guys washing up on our shores? Mysteriously, a giant LEGO man recently appeared on a Florida beach with no explanation as to where it came from. …