#PlayDohDay Giveaway!

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The Big Toy Book and Play-Doh will celebrate #PlayDohDay on September 16, and we want you to join in on the fun! In celebration, one lucky grand prize winner will receive three Play-Doh play sets and three runners up will receive one play set each! Check out The Big Toy Book on Twitter for more details to enter–… Read More »


The Big Toy Book’s Fabulous Angry Birds Stella Giveaway!

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Do your kids (or you!) LOVE Angry Birds? We’re celebrating the launch of the sassy new Angry Birds Stella with a fabulous Stella giveaway! Head over to our Twitter page from September 1 to 5 for your chance to enter to win a Stella prize pack. Tasks to enter will be posted at 10 a.m. and one winner will be chosen the following morning at 9 a.m. You won’t want to miss out on the sassy and fabulous fun!


Marissa DiBartolo Brings NY1 the Best of Back to School

For most kids, going back to school is bittersweet. Although it’s hard to say, “goodbye” to all of the beach trips, pool time, and unlimited play dates, it’s a start to a whole new school year for kids to set new goals, make new friends, and try new things! Since it’s about that time when… Read More »


The Biggest Day of Holiday Play 2014

The Big Toy Book will host its annual HoliDAY of Play  in partnership with The Toy Insider and Woman’s Day magazine. More than fifteen of the biggest names in the toy industry will be there to show off the hottest holiday toys, including Build-A-Bear, Jakks Pacific, Crayola, Cloud b, VTech, Bravo Sports, LeapFrog, AQI,  Jazwares, Hasbro, and many… Read More »


The Hottest Summer Toys on AriseTV with Marissa DiBartolo

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Summer is made for catching matinees at the movie theater, hour-long bike rides, bubble blowing, and frequent water blaster fights. But, as each summer comes and goes, the toys and games get bigger and better each year! On AriseTV, The Big Toy Book’s Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo showed off all of the hottest toys, games, and ride-ons that are keeping… Read More »


When It Rains, It Pours—Sand Toys and Other Joys for Indoor Play

by Mark Chernick, president and CEO, Play Visions Summer vacation plans are finalized and you dreamily envision your children frolicking on the beach as they busily construct sandcastles, dig holes with brightly colored shovels, and mold sand into shapes. Summer vacations can be relaxing and magical, unless of course that dreaded four-letter word comes into… Read More »