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‘Toys that teach’ with Chris Byrne, The Toy Guy

Toys that Teach with The Toy Guy

As the holiday season is heating up, shoppers are looking for toys that will provide the kids in their lives great play experience. We’ve reviewed hundreds of toys in 2023 and the segment will show a range of toys for different ages.  

Here’s Chris Byrne, AKA The Toy Guy, with more:


  • LEGO DUPLO Dream Playground 
  • From The LEGO Group 
  • Ages 2+ 
  • MSRP $49.99 
  • Available at LEGO Stores, and major retailers 
  • Squinkies Originals Cupcake Surprize Bake Shop 
  • From Blip Toys 
  • Ages 5+ 
  • MSRP $24.99 
  • Available at Target 
  • PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 & Disney: Winnie’s & Piglet’s Tree House 
  • Ages 18 months+ 
  • MSRP $49.99 
  • Available on Amazon 
  • My Baking Oven With Magic Cookies 
  • From Hape 
  • Ages 3+ 
  • MSRP $49.99 
  • Available at and Amazon 
  • Spidey & His Amazing Friends Amazing Metals Track Set 
  • From Jazwares 
  • Ages 3+ 
  • MSRP $49.99 
  • Available at Target & Amazon 
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem PizzaFire Van 
  • From Playmates Toys 
  • Ages 4+ 
  • MSRP $39.99 
  • Available at Walmart, Amazon and Target 
  • Bitzee 
  • From Spin Master 
  • Ages 5+ 
  • MSRP $29.99 
  • Available at Amazon, Target, Walmart 
  • Furby Interactive Toy 
  • From Hasbro 
  • MSRP $69.99 
  • Available at all major retailers including Amazon, Walmart and Target 
  • Beast Lab 
  • From Moose Toys 
  • Ages 5+ 
  • MSRP $79.99 
  • Available at Amazon, Walmart, Target 

About Chris Byrne: As an independent toy analyst, researcher and consultant, Chris brings more than 35 years of industry experience in the toy industry to his role. He is an acknowledged expert on toys and play in the culture and brings his extensive knowledge of toys, education and child development to his work. Chris is widely published on the topic of toys and family life and his work has appeared in a variety of trade magazines, journals and websites.  He is also featured in the Netflix series, The Toys That Made Us as a toy historian. His book on the most popular toys from the 1950s to the 1980s, Toy Time gives the background on some of the all-time classic toys. Chris is extensively quoted in the media and appears regularly on local and national television commenting on toys and demonstrating new products. His media appearances reached more than 200 million consumers in 2018 in just a three-month period. He appears regularly on “Live! With Kelly & Ryan,” and has been seen on “Marie” with Marie Osmond, “Oprah, “Soap Talk,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The CBS Evening News,” “ABC Nightly News,” “Fox & Friends,” “CBS This Morning,” “Good Day New York,” CNBC, CNNfn, MSNBC, ABC, “The Motley Fool,” National Public Radio, Bloomberg Television and Radio, and on countless other national and local market business and consumer programs around the country and internationally. 

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