Jim Silver
Jim Silver: Toy Expert
Jim Silver is editor-in-chief and co-publisher of Toy Wishes: The Ultimate Guide to Family Entertainment. Toy Wishes is the preeminent guide for holiday and summer toy shopping, children’s entertainment, and parenting tips. This one-of-a-kind publication previews and reviews the hottest and coolest new toys and family entertainment products throughout the year. The Toy Wishes "Hot Dozen" – the twelve toys predicted to be the most in demand – has been the most consistently cited hot toy list since the magazine’s debut in 1999.

Jim Silver is also editor-in-chief of trade publications Royaltie$: The Journal of the Licensing Industry and Toys & Family Entertainment at aNb Media.

Working within the publishing and toy industries for 25 years has enabled Silver to work with and glean knowledge from a wide array of manufacturers, retailers, licensors, and licensing agents worldwide from the most prestigious to local mom and pop establishments. Learning the ins and outs of these different businesses has helped Silver to become a leading expert on the toy, licensing, and family entertainment industries.

As a toy, licensing, and family entertainment expert, Silver has appeared on hundreds of television programs and is quoted in more than 500 print interviews a year.
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    Did we get you excited yet? Well, this isn't what you think it is! What happens to many of us as we grow chronologically older is that our mental age doesn't grow along. Therefore the old reference about men: That we never grow up! These toys, meant for men and women, are for those who still have a little child in us and like to play. I don't care if you're 90, you still wanna have fun. And these toys are a blast!
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  • Best Movie Toys
    What happens when kids go to the theater and love a movie? They want to bring that experience to their homes. It’s the reason why movie toys are always popular with kids. Last year’s movie toy champs were the Transformer toys. This year, Batman, Speed Racer, Iron Man, and the new Indiana Jones toys are all contenders for that throne.
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  • Best Outdoor Toys
    What does the warm weather mean? Time to play outdoors and there’s lots of great new playthings for outdoor adventures and fun. Technology and innovation have created new fun ways to play with water, sports, and activities. These toys will have your kids running for the great outdoors.
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