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Rick’s Top 5 Fun Interactive Toys For Kids Of All Ages [VIDEOS]

I don't think I have ever really grown up.

Believe me, that is not a bad thing at all.

I'm a huge toy lover and I still collect certain toys that catch my attention.

The interactive toys are the ones that I gravitate to and here are five of my favorites

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Pop! Vinyl Figures: Are They The Next Collectable Craze?

You've see these little figures 'popping' up at Hastings, Barnes & Noble and various other stores.

What started out as a small project in 1998 by Mike Becker has turned into one of the latest collectable crazes.

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What Are This Year’s Lucky Inductees Into the National Toy Hall of Fame?

The National Toy Hall of Fame is awfully fond of these toys.

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‘Hot Wheels’ The Motion Picture Has Found a Director

With the recent cancellation of a 'Stretch Armstrong' movie, it seemed that the trend of films based on toys (or board games) would end -- with the Michael Bay-helmed 'Transformers' films the exception to the rule. But that's not the case as Legendary Pictures is moving forward with a 'Hot Wheels' film, and it's to be directed by Simon Crane.

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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"!

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LEGO Makes Its 472 Billionth Lego

Here I thought I had billions of LEGOs in my house, only to find out that LEGO has only made 472 billion LEGOs since 1958.  I haven't met a boy who doesn't love playing with LEGOs and those boys grow up into men who love playing with LEGOs.  However, can you imagine some of the things that could be build with LEGOs?

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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.

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Rick’s Top Toys From Childhood

I would have to say that growing up in the 70's as a kid wasn't a bad thing at all. There weren't as many distractions as there are today. No online gaming or surfing through 200+ TV channels, no staring at a computer screen wondering what phrase to type into Google, just to see what the search results are. We played with our friends, watch cartoons on Saturdays and had some cool toys to play with.

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Teen Launches Campaign for Gender-Neutral Easy Bake Oven

Thirteen year-old McKenna Pope is fighting mad at Hasbro, and this little activist wants some positive changes now. The eighth grader, who hails from Garfield, New Jersey, has started a petition on Change.org asking Hasbro to make their Easy Bake Ovens more gender-neutral.

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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.

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Toys R Us Announces New Price-Matching Offer — Dollars and Sense

In an attempt to be a forethought on the shopping lists of parents this holiday season, Toys R Us has announced plans to match the prices of their competition. The company’s new “price-match guarantee” will be extended to all products from Toys R Us and Babies R Us retail outlets.

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Lady Gaga, Management + Merchandiser Sued for $10 Million Over Bratz Dolls

Lady Gaga, her management at Atom Factory and her merchandising company Bravado are being sued over a line of Bratz dolls made in Gaga’s image and likeness. Actually, the dolls were never produced, so they are being sued for breach of contract for failing to approve the line of dolls in time for the 2012 shopping season.

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