The Toy Insider™ “Springs into Summer” with the Top Toys for Fun in the Sun

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Consumer Toy Guide Announces Hottest Toys for Summer Fun, Including Items from Fisher-Price, Hasbro, Lego and More. Find Scooters, Water Toys, Great Travel and Outdoor Toys and So Much More Inside.

The Toy Insider Cover Spring 2013

The Toy Insider Cover Spring 2013

After reviewing hundreds of products, we created a list that is jam-packed with play value and includes something for everyone.

The Toy Insider™, the preeminent consumer publication for toys, has released its Spring Edition online at Featuring five categories for both spring and summer toys, the Toy Insider™ assists gift givers in selecting the “hottest” toys for the outdoor and travel season.

“After reviewing hundreds of products, we created a list that is jam-packed with play value and includes something for everyone,” says Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom. “Whether you’re shopping for a 5-year-old boy or 13-year-old girl, we’ve got you covered.” Laurie reminds shoppers to look for toys that can keep kids outside and active that will engage them in hours of fun play.

The five categories listed below offer a variety of products for boys and girls of all ages at varying price points:

  •     OUTDOOR TOYS- There are so many ways to enjoy the warm weather, whether it’s playing sports, exploring nature, blowing bubbles, or riding a bike. Fresh air is waiting, so go play!
  •     WATER TOYS- A little H2O can go a long way with these toys. When kids are enjoying water play, they are outside, breathing fresh air, and moving their bodies.
  •     TRAVEL TOYS & GAMES- Whether you’re taking a ride across the country or just visiting grandparents a few towns over, these toys will help pass the time.
  •     PHYSICAL/ACTIVE TOYS- It’s not always easy to get kids off the couch and away from the TV, computer, and video games. Sometimes it’s a simple matter of offering them a new way to get moving!
  •     NATURE & EDUCATIONAL TOYS- These summer standouts will help kids discover, learn, and explore!

Entering its eighth year, the Toy Insider™ is made up of a panel of industry experts that review hundreds of products each and every year. As parents first and toy experts second, the team reviews each product to evaluate product features and overall value, narrowing their selections to the best of the best.

Log on to to view the complete list of toys, including product descriptions and photos. Visit regularly throughout the season for updated blogs about all things of interest to gift givers and children.

About the Toy Insider:
The Toy Insider™ is THE SOURCE for the hottest toys and gifts throughout the year. Entering its eighth year, the Toy Insider panel is made up of toy industry experts, led by industry veterans Jonathan Samet, co-publisher of The Toy Insider and publisher of The Toy Book, the leading trade publication for the toy industry; Jackie Breyer, editor-in-chief of The Toy Insider and The Toy Book; and Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom, co-publisher of The Toy Insider, contributing toy editor for Woman's Day and, and the trusted resource for parents, grandparents and consumers when it comes to toys and gifts for families. To learn more, visit

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