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Gift guide: 8 best birthday presents for a baby boy’s first birthday

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Here at Magic Beans, we’ve mostly focused on parents, but there’s another very important subsection of our customers who also are looking for expert info: folks who don’t have their own broods, but want to find fantastic baby gifts for their loved ones. So, whether you’re the best friend, sister, brother, cousin, or co-worker of proud recent parents, this is for ... Read More »

Mixing it up with LEGO Mixels

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The second wave of LEGO Mixels just showed up in our stores and a constant question we’ve been getting a lot is “what are they?” I’ll admit these adorable little monsters look a little odd. Similar to the LEGO Collectible Minifigures that have been very popular the last few years, the Mixels are one of LEGO’s newest offerings for smaller ... Read More »

4 Family fun Games from Blue Orange & 25% off through June 22!

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Looking for high-quality games that maximize the fun? Look no farther than Blue Orange, the makers of “Hot Games for a Cool Planet,” founded in San Francisco in 2000 by two game inventors from France. Blue Orange has an eco-friendly focus, utilizing colorful wooden pieces that will last a long, long time, and planting two trees for every tree felled ... Read More »

LEGO Juniors: A grown-up LEGO superfan weighs in

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Jesse Lyons, our marketing whiz, is the guy to talk to when it comes to LEGOs: he hasn’t stopped collecting them since he was a kid, and he knows what makes LEGO-loving kids tick. Here’s his take on the new LEGO Juniors series. Take it away, Jesse! It’s not just your imagination, LEGO sets have gotten drastically more complex since ... Read More »

Scoot safely: Fitting your child’s sports helmet

Kickboard Scooters are flying out of our stores (check out these great sale prices!), and where there are scooters, there should be helmets. Whether your child is scooting or skating, skiing or biking, it’s so easy to provide excellent protection and peace of mind with a good helmet, and we’ve got a great selection of adorable designs from Nutcase. One ... Read More »