Some things may change, but superheroes will always be in style. No playtime is complete without your little one dashing in right in the nick of time to save the world from total destruction. Better yet, many of the superheroes that we big kids grew up with are still relevant today. While they are revamped and reimagined, Power Rangers, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman—just to name a few—are the same heroic crusaders from our yesteryears.
Toys can bring back memories just as powerful as paging through old family photo albums. Who remembers saving up quarters for a day at the arcade, or arguing over who cheated who on game night (wasn’t me!)? Trends come and go, but I can’t help but smile any time classic toys get a revamp. In this day and age, the wacky and outrageous catch most people’s attention, but sometimes going back to basics can be just as entertaining.
#RealTalk: While it may pain us to admit it, on more than one occasion, our kids’ toys have made us question our own intelligence. With all the “tech this” and “smart toy that,” these high-tech toys ensure that playtime is always evolving. Last week, The Toy Insider team unveiled this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, where we showcase more than 200 toys that will be the most sought after gifts this holiday season.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".