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Lego Builds Stronger Ties to Girls

Lego Builds Stronger Ties to Girls | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Lego has finally become successful at selling building bricks to girls, but it has been a long pursuit. Previous attempts to tailor Lego toys for girls were disappointing.
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TRU Reveals Annual Hot Toy List | License! Global

TRU Reveals Annual Hot Toy List | License! Global | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Toys 'R' Us has unveiled its 2015 Holiday Hot Toy List that will top kids' wish lists this holiday season.
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Tinkerplay By Autodesk Will Let Kids (And Kids At Heart) Design 3D Printable Toys

Tinkerplay By Autodesk Will Let Kids (And Kids At Heart) Design 3D Printable Toys | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Tinkerplay is the latest app from Autodesk that allows one to build a custom action figure and create a tangible version with the use of a 3D printer. The app is available on Windows, Android and iOS.
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If You Build A Crew Program For Overweight Kids, They Will Row — And Get Fitter

If You Build A Crew Program For Overweight Kids, They Will Row — And Get Fitter | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
With more than 23 million American kids overweight or obese, an innovative Charles River rowing program shows that if you design a sports program with heavier kids in mind, you can help them make real fitness gains.
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 Kids can have fun and get in shape while they get physically active  with a crewing program in Boston.

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Walmart Unveils Top Holiday Toys | License! Global

Walmart Unveils Top Holiday Toys | License! Global | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
For the second year, Walmart has turned to the real toy experts–kids ages 18 months to 12 years–to find this holiday season's top 20 toys.
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Walmart selected holiday #toys based on key trends including creativity, hot licenses, ride-ons, electronic toys, classic toys & activities.

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The Hidden Opportunity: Toys That Bridge the Gender Gap

The Hidden Opportunity: Toys That Bridge the Gender Gap | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
As large corporations miss the clamoring for products that appeal to both girls and boys, forward-thinking entrepreneurs have the chance to fill the void.
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American kids – especially boys – are getting more licensed toys

American kids – especially boys – are getting more licensed toys | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
As US toy companies such as Mattel, Hasbro and Jakks Pacific unveil their first quarter earnings for 2014, research firm The NPD Group has revealed its own report on licensed toy sales, which grew 3% in 2013 and currently represent 29% of total brick-and-mortar toy dollar sales.
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Is there a future for Lego's plastic bricks in a digital world?

Is there a future for Lego's plastic bricks in a digital world? | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp discusses the future of plastic bricks in a digital world.
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50 Years 50 Toys [infographic]

50 Years 50 Toys [infographic] | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Get nostalgic with today's infographic and check out some of your favorite childhood (and possibly current) playthings.
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Target Redefines Top Holiday Kids’ Gifts List and Introduces a Gift Detective to Make List Building More Fun |
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Target Redefines Top Holiday Kids’ Gifts List and Introduces a Gift Detective to Make List Building More Fun | <br/>  Target Corporate | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
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#Target's holiday lists includes exclusive #toys & the help of a Gift Detective who guides buyers to choose gifts for #kids.

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iKids News

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Kidscreen explores the children's digital entertainment business

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Fashion Playtes gathered data from 700,000+ online subscribers to learn what tweeen girls like- game apps and Disny star Zendaya Coleman

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Toys R Us plays into frenzy surrounding popular toy with chat on Twitter - Mobile Marketer - Social networks

Toys R Us plays into frenzy surrounding popular toy with chat on Twitter - Mobile Marketer - Social networks | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it

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Target Releases Holiday Toy List | License! Global

Target Releases Holiday Toy List | License! Global | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Target has unveiled its annual Top Toys list, highlighting the playthings that will be most in-demand this holiday season.
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Toys on Target's holiday list have a common ground–they offer customization and personalization that empowers creativity among kids.

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New dimensions: Is toy retail ready for 3D Printing?

New dimensions: Is toy retail ready for 3D Printing? | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Shoppers can now take a meaningful role in the design of the products they buy through a simple and engaging touchscreen process, all in less than 30 minutes.”
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Heroes for girls: They exist! 80 of them in this poster.

Heroes for girls: They exist! 80 of them in this poster. | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
We love finding cool artwork that celebrates heroes for girls, like this Hall of Heroes poster by Scott Park, featuring 80 kick-butt women in TV and film.
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Target Unwraps Holiday Toy List | License! Global

Target Unwraps Holiday Toy List | License! Global | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Target unveiled its annual list of top toys for the upcoming holidays, featuring a number of products from licensed brands such as Nickelodeon's Paw Patrol, Disney's Doc McStuffins and more.
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TRU Names Hot Holiday Toys | License! Global

TRU Names Hot Holiday Toys | License! Global | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Toys 'R' Us has unveiled its 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List, featured 36 items selected by play experts as the toys that will be most in-demand this season.
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Hasbro to Let Fans Design 3-D Printed My Little Pony Art

Hasbro to Let Fans Design 3-D Printed My Little Pony Art | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Hasbro and the online marketplace Shapeways said their team-up marks the first time that a major global company has opened up its intellectual property for fan-made products.
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Spring Into Learning With New Toys From VTech®

Spring Into Learning With New Toys From VTech® | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
Digital Journal is a digital media news network with thousands of Digital Journalists in 200 countries around the world. Join us!
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Products should be designed to take into account each child's mental, emotional and physical needs at various stages of development.

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New toys that will make grown-ups jealous debut at New York Toy Fair

New toys that will make grown-ups jealous debut at New York Toy Fair | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
AT THE RECENT American International Toy Fair in New York, Gizmo Guy found playthings so profoundly juiced with tech magic he longed to be a kid again. MAKE-IT-YOURSELF TOYS: The concept has gotten...
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Cooler toys as the years go on.

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Smart toys for girls that defy the pink aisle - Cool Mom Picks

Smart toys for girls that defy the pink aisle - Cool Mom Picks | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
This week at Toy Fair, we searched the exhibition floor for smart girls' toys that reach beyond the pink aisle stereotypes. Here's what we found.
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#Toy manufacturers need to create product that offers great #play value as well as appeals to both genders.

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3D Dolls + the Internet = a Paradigm Buster - Global Toy News

3D Dolls + the Internet = a Paradigm Buster - Global Toy News | Cool Things for kids | Scoop.it
3D Printing is becoming hard to ignore. Users are producing anything from human ears (I’m not kidding) to titanium replacement parts. The toy industry works at a less ambitious level...
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Taking customization to a new level, kids can design their own  #Makie 3D 10" poseable #doll.

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