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Find the best in Baby Gear at Magic Beans
Find the best in Baby Gear at Magic Beans

Spilling the Beans

  • November 14, 2011

    Magna-Tiles will be hard to find this year

    Every year, Magna-Tiles top our list of holiday best-sellers, and for good reason: they’re terrific fun for everyone, and are one of the rare toys that can captivate a preschooler or a teenager. But this year, they will be in...

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  • December 3, 2010

    Do you Tegu?

    Last night was the second night of Chanukah, and we gave our kids a 52-piece Tegu Block set. These blocks are a new arrival here at Magic Beans, and they’re addictive. They are wooden blocks embedded with magnets. The magnets...

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  • Explore the world of Wedgits!
    August 22, 2008

    Explore the world of Wedgits!

    We’ve always loved Wedgits, the fabulous geometry toy from Imagability. There’s something compelling about the sleek shapes and angles that makes it difficult for even an adult to put them down after taking a moment to explore. For kids, these...

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  • February 25, 2008

    The Circus makes a comeback

    During my tour of the Playmobil booth at Toy Fair, I was nearly apoplectic with joy when I saw that they have redesigned and resurrected one of my all-time favorite Playmobil themes – the Circus. When we were little, my...

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  • January 29, 2008

    Happy Birthday to Lego

    Today was the 50th anniversary of the Lego brick, one of the most ubiquitous and well-loved toys on the planet. The date and time (1:58pm, in case you were wondering) marks the exact moment that the patent was filed. I...

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  • November 26, 2007

    Hip to be square

    Dado Cubes have been an instant hit – and why not? They’re a colorful, open-ended construction toy that are appealing to a wide age range. All that, plus they’re designed and made in the USA. Now fans of the Dado...

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  • A-maze-ing
    July 6, 2007


    Let’s talk about marbles for a minute. Marbles are so simple, but they’ve been a cornerstone of playtime for centuries. Set them in motion and you’ve got hours of entertainment. There are countless types of marble run construction toys out...

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