Archive for Licensing

Chrismukkah: In Review

Chrismukkah is over at our mixed-marriage residence.  Please ignore those lingering decorations. It’s time to call out just a few of the Santa (and Hanukkah) successes of the 2012 Holiday season. Disney Apples To Apples – Surely, you have played the adult-targeted version of this game at a party or two – possibly under the influence of […]

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Toy Fair ’11: Nuggets from the Show Floor

Admittedly, I did not get to spend too much time at Toy Fair. I was in attendance for the sister Engage event, so I only got a few hours to peruse the Toy Fair floor to seek out things that were of personal interest. Below are just a few of the items that caught my […]

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Ten Perplexing Princess Products

Realizing the holidays were approaching, our daughter notified us she “only wanted Princess stuff.”  She then added to that, “real princess stuff, Disney Princess.” I realize I am the parent, I could put my foot down, maybe even sneak in some wooden puzzles. But, in truth, it is not like she asked for a Tiffany […]

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A Bespoke Birthday (Gabba Style)

As the yearly birthday party preparations come around, the first step is usually the scared “party theme.’” Usually it is as easy as visiting your local iParty and picking up-some Bob the Builder or Dora napkins and utensils. But for diehard fans of Yo Gabba Gabba, it is a whole other affair. A quick visit […]

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The Very Hungry Carle Consumer

As Maia’s interest in books seems to be quickly matching her parents’, we have found her gravitating toward the work of Eric Carle. Current favorites in bedtime rotation include Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?,  A House for Hermit Crab, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. So, I was quite excited to hear all […]

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