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THE 11 Best Toys of 2008: Toy Industry Awards

The toy industry held its 105th annual Toy Fair this week in New York City. At the opening ceremonies, The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced the winners of 2008's, T.O.T.Y's, Toy Of The Year awards. Like the Oscars, the T.O.T.Y's are awarded to toys debuting in the prior year. Twelve T.O.T.Y.'s were awarded in eleven categories, like Best Outdoor Toy, Best Educational Toy, Game of the Year, Most Innovative Toy, Best Boy Toy, and of course, the Best Toy Of The Year!


THE 11 Best Toys of 2008: Toy Industry Awards



The toy industry held its 105th annual Toy Fair this week in New York City. At the opening ceremonies, The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced the winners of 2008's, T.O.T.Y's, Toy Of The Year awards. Like the Oscars, the T.O.T.Y's are awarded to toys debuing in the prior year. Twelve T.O.T.Y.'s were awarded in eleven categories, like Best Outdoor Toy, Best Educational Toy, Game of the Year, Most Innovative Toy, Best Boy Toy, and of course, the Best Toy Of The Year! read more »

Move Over World of Warcraft, Hello Kitty Online is Here!



Today Hello Kitty Online, tomorrow the World (of Warcraft)... Sweetness superpower Sanrio of Japan, creators of the omnipresent Hello Kitty character, will be taking the cute cat online in what may be the biggest challenge yet to massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) dominated by World Of Warcraft.
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The Youngest Racing League Ever


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Everyone knows when it comes to car production, the mentality is "Anything you can do, I can do better." But sometimes that kind of competition is taken a little bit too far and the result is something we will classify only as "interesting." read more »

Great Invention Idea? 3 Devices to Make Parenting Easier!


Strap-on PacifierStrap-on Pacifier

Technology has transformed the baby raising landscape in some ingenious ways. Who knows? If the following three inventions had been available a few years ago my home office might today be covered in Disney motif wallpaper, and all the electrical outlets plugged up with child safety protectors. read more »

Happy Baby, Green Baby


Today's baby product manufacturers are not only innovative, but environmentally friendly too. read more »

A Clean Shopping Trip Every Time!


Germs pop up everywhere, and when it comes to protecting your little one from illness and bacteria, you can never be too careful. read more »

The Sounds Of New Life Just Got Easier


Bebe Sounds helps you to feel closer to your baby without having to wait for that next prenatal appointment! read more »

To Walk A Mile In Their Cute Shoes


Cute shoes aren't just an obsession for women anymore, as parents begin to purchase the most adorable of shoes for babies to young to really know the difference. read more »

Funniest Toys In Existence? Baby Bush Toys


The ultimate in crappy activities for growing minds, Baby Bush Toys reigns supreme as an Internet store that doesn't sell anything. read more »

China Tells Kids To Get A Job


The Kids City, the very first in China, will open its doors to children aged 5-10, giving them an opportunity to live a "day in the life" of their dream jobs. read more »

Babies Are Cute From Head to Toe...(But Let's Focus On Heads Today...)


Hip hats aren't just for those with fully developed motor skills, as has been proven on the heads of various happenin' infants all across the country. read more »

Great Invention Idea? A Snot Sucking Gun!


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Nowadays, the word "automatic" appears in front of almost everything we touch. Today a brief stroll around the aisles of most stores reveals a culture that can no longer, is no longer, interested in doing things the old-fashioned way: manually. Disagree? Then take a look at United States patent 6471679 . read more »

Get Your Baby In the Height of Fashion This Year!


Today's generation of tykes are all over the fashion scene, thanks to the wit of Generation X fashion designers wanting cute baby apparel choices for both their own kids and for a lucrative business opportunity. read more »

Great Invention Idea? Kick Your Own Butt Device


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"I Could Just Kick Myself." Well, now you can!

Did your parents ever tell you all you needed was a swift kick in the butt? If you were in grade school around the time I was - back when no one much cared about your self-esteem or your feelings - you might have heard a teacher say these very same words to/at you. Perhaps when you've screwed up, yet again, you've even uttered these words to yourself under your breath. The obvious problem in this last scenario is that people just aren't built to accomplish such a feat. read more »

New Combi Baby Buggy Boasts Luxury Features



Baby oh baby, now this is one sweet ride! The name "Combi LX-720" may sound like a new Lexus 4x4 but about all it has in common with the high-end luxocruiser is its 4-wheeled layout... and, luxury.  
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Hands Free Baby Bottle: Basic Motor Skills Not Required


Today’s winner o a great baby invention is the Podee, the manufacturer of a hands free bottle perfect for babies in two unique ways read more »

Whoozit, Skwish, NooBoo...What? Three Words Your Baby Wants You To Know This Christmas


Start your baby’s sensory development off right with these three inexpensive toys ready to be wrapped and put under the tree! read more »

The Future of Despotism: Blogging the Iranian Presidency


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While some in the U.S. may feel that a lack of governmental transparency here has led to significant shortfalls in recent policy decisions, those in Iran are getting the chance to chime in on policy while simultaneously learning a little bit about the mind of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Get A Hand On Naptime...Or Get Something Polyester To Do It


My mother was never the cuddly type when I was little, and perhaps she could have been if a product like the Zaky Infant Pillow had existed in the 1980s. Then again, I’m sort of glad it didn’t. read more »