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Poofin Star and Charms

Poofins may just be the next big collectible craze. Credit: Poofin
What do you get when you cross a charm bracelet, a beloved plush toy and pogs? A cool, customizable collection of childhood memories called Poofin, which made a big...
What do you get when you cross a charm bracelet, a beloved plush toy and pogs? A cool, customizable collection of childhood memories called Poofin.

My Paper Crane Plush Toys

These sweet plush chocolates will definitely last longer and do less damage to your waistline than the consumable kind. Credit: My Paper Crane
Sure, teddy bears are cute, but we can't think of anything more adorable than seeing our...
Sure, teddy bears are cute, but we can't think of anything more adorable than seeing our little ones tote around a plush croissant, mushroom, tomato or donut.

Teddy Bear Rescue

How far would you go to rescue your child's beloved stuffed teddy bear? Would you climb down the side of a hill in the rain? Two parents in Southern California had to answer that very question recently and found that, while their hearts were in the...

Tom Cruise totes tot's toys

Tom Cruise is known for being an action hero of sorts -- from prancing about in his skivvies in Risky Business to chasing about as super spy Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible series -- but that doesn't mean he can't carry his kid's playthings out...

No more garbage truck bears in London

It's not just a British thing -- I've seen a similar thing here in the states. I'm speaking of the practice of strapping a stuffed animal to the front of a garbage or tow truck. While I've seen it here, it's certainly not universal. In North London,...

Mickey comes home from the doctor

So I left the new Mickey out for Jared to find when he came home from school. He walked in, spotted Mickey on his desk, and ran and grabbed him. He gave him a big hug and proceeded to dance around the room with him. He was, admittedly, a bit confused...

Time for the Mickey Doctor

Jared has a stuffed Mickey Mouse that he loves. In fact, he almost loves it too much. After several years, Mickey is showing his age. At one point, we thought we'd lost him at the Jewish Home where we hang out, but a frantic trip all the way back...

When a child packs

We're off to Calistoga for the rest of the week with Rachel's family. We're running around, packing swim toys and clothes and suntan lotion and so on, and Jared decided to help by packing toys for himself and his sister. So, what does a five-year-old...

Product Recall: Plush Baby Rattles and Photo Frame Ornaments

Target, of Minneapolis, Minn., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Plush Baby Rattles and Photo Frame Ornaments. Small parts can break off or come loose, posing a choking hazard. In addition, the...

Product Recall: Holiday Time Stuffed Christmas Beagles

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Arkansas, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Holiday Time Stuffed Christmas Beagles. The Christmas canines came with a wreath in their mouths and there are...

Product Recall: Baby Gund Woodles Activity Toys

Gund Inc., of Edison, New Jersey, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Baby Gund Woodles Activity Toys. The toys feature wooden rings which can break into small pieces, a choking hazard for small...

Pooki & Totor Dolls from Oliebollen

What are they? I haven't the foggiest idea.  And yet, I find myself strangely drawn to them. According to Oliebollen.com, these plush toys named "Pooki" and "Totor" are "the latest craze from Paris. Inspired by the...

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