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.
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.
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.
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.
I can’t stop watching! It’s even better than the original! Warning: You may not be able to get "1, 2, 3, 4 chickens just back from the shore" out of your head for a few days, but it’s totally worth it.
Janna and I hit the launch party for Nintendo’s Wii Fit in NYC to check out this cool video game, which measures your body mass index (warning: the BMI isn’t always accurate for little kids) and tracks your progress through several fun exercises. We got a quick work-out during lunch and still had time to come to a couple sad realizations: We’re (arguably) two-star novices and there are some things grown women shouldn’t do on camera.