Posts Tagged ‘ Best Toys 2008 ’

Toy Test ’08: Judgment Day

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

After months and months of toy mania, it’s all come down to this. We’re finally walking our bosses through the top kid-tested toy picks. Come along for the whirlwind toy show, or check out previous episodes by clicking here.

But wait! There’s more! The toy fun doesn’t stop here. Next week, pick up the toy guide in our November issue, and come back to GoodyBlog for the start of a super-cool (and HUGE) giveaway.

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Toy Test ’08: Setting Up for the Show

Friday, September 26th, 2008

In this week’s episode, Selin and I (okay, mostly Selin) schlep all of our testers’ favorite toys down to the casting room to set up for the big show with our bosses. The grunt work never ends! (For Selin)

Watch now, or click here to see the toy test and other vlogs.

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Toy Test ’08: Babes in Toyland

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

One of the questions I get asked most often is “What does a toy test actually involve?” It’s a lot like last-minute holiday shopping at Toys ‘R’ Us: Kids swarming, toys flying left and right, and the overwhelming desire to get out with all your limbs still attached. Okay…so I’m being slightly dramatic. Slightly. See for yourself right now, or click here to watch more toy vlogs.

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Toy Test ’08: The Great Box Race

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

In this week’s episode, there’s just one thing standing between us and the toys: the wildly excessive packaging.  Check out the vlog below, or get caught up with the previous installments by clicking here.

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Toy Test ’08: The Toy Closet Tour

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

If you think selecting the best toys of the year for our big November guide is just a lot of fun and games, well, you’d be right. But it’s also lots of work, too. We’re pulling together some videos to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the toy test, from the first meetings at Toy Fair through the photo shoot of the finalists. Check out the first vlog now, and don’t forget to come back next week for another installment.

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Live from Toy Fair: It’s tour time!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

It’s the final day of Toy Fair, and let’s just say things got a little, well, bananas. The Uglydoll drama from yesterday continued (don’t worry–there’s a happy ending), fellow GoodyBlogger and today’s vlog co-host Taryn got way too up close and personal with a giant stuffed bear, dinosaurs are no longer extinct apparently, and oh yeah…we finally take you on that Toy Fair tour we’ve been promising.

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Live from Toy Fair: When mascots attack!

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Remember on Monday when I was talking about overzealous mascots? Well, here’s my video evidence. Oh, you Uglydolls (*fist raised in the air*)…you just wait!


BTW, don’t forget to start here to check out the first vlog in the series.

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Live from Toy Fair: A sneak peek

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Welcome to GoodyVlog!!! Yes, that’s right…we’re attempting our first ever video blog (so be nice!) to give you an inside look at what it’s like to go to Toy Fair. This is just a sneak peek, but tomorrow we’ll post videos that put you right in the middle of the action. Check out our intro clip below, and remember to come back for more blogs and (and now vlogs).

PS. Sorry for the qualityI need a new camera (hint, hint).

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