Monday, October 17, 2011

Sit ‘n Spin: A Call to Fans – Do You Remember the Vertigo-inducing Riding Toy?

I would love to have seen this thing being pitched to the company brass:

Real Creations Sea Turtle from OddzOn

Have you ever wanted to build one terrific turtle? Now you can with the Real Creations Sea Turtle building kit! It’s got all the pieces you need to build a realistic, 3-D turtle without using any tools but your hands.

Make A Mug from Makit Products

It’s more fun to drink lemonade from a mug that you made! Make A Mug is a kit that lets you design your own mug to look just the way you want. It includes 5 special curved sheets for doing your designs, and an envelope for sending your finished design to the Make A Mug factory. All you need is your own markers, crayons, stampers, or photographs, and you’re ready to make your mug.

Newton's Body Shop from The Wild Goose Company

If you’ve ever wanted to check out how different parts of your body work, you know how hard it can be to look inside your own ear or stomach – it’s impossible! Now you can take an awesome adventure tour of how your body works with Newton’s Body Shop. This science kit includes over 50 items to build models and carry out experiments, from balloons, gloves, and wire to pH paper, plastic tubing and a real sheep’s eye. You’ll need to provide a few household items, and because you’ll be doing real scientific experiments, you’ll need to have an adult assistant every time you play with this toy.

Undercover Detective Activity Kit

Eye spy... the best spy kit ever! The Under Cover Detective Activity Kit comes with the things you need to check out possible suspects and solve mysteries: a magnifying glass, code wheels, code strips, rearview glasses, a real fingerprint kit, a secret marker pen, a red message filter, a flashlight, and a composite kit for showing what your suspects look like. It even has a secret agent ID card for you to fill out and carry when you're working under cover!

Wand Magnetics Lab from Geospace

Feel the power of the force – magnetic force, that is! The Wand Magnetics Lab lets you explore the mystery of magnets with a magic power wand, 100 colorful magnetic disks, and 8 magnetic marbles.

Expedition Camping Kit from Wild Planet

I’ve been wishin’ for an expedition… and now I’ve got all the things I need to go! The Expedition Camping Kit will get you ready for an awesome outdoor adventure. There’s a canteen, tool set, head light, whistle, tweezers, and compass. It even has survival cards that teach you how to find your way, what kinds of foods are best for the trail, and more.

Sunflower Kid's Garden from Solly's Choice

You’ve got the power to grow beautiful sunflowers! The Sunflower Kid’s Garden comes with everything you need to start your very own sunflower garden: a big bag of soil, a garden trowel (tiny shovel), 4 starter pots, and seeds for growing 2 different kinds of sunflowers. It all comes in a wooden crate like the ones real gardeners use.

Magical Sound Dial Keyboard from Casio

There will be magic sounds all around when you play this cool toy! The Magical Sound Dial Keyboard is a real electronic keyboard with 32 keys, a big speaker, volume control, and lots of excellent musical possibilities. You’ve got 8 great instruments to choose from, including a funky flute and a groovy guitar, and 4 funny background themes, from a haunted house to a country and western round-up. It’s even got 6 silly sound effects, including animal sounds, a train chugging by, and game show noises. There are 6 songs that you can sing along with, like “O Christmas Tree” and “Clap Your Hands.” And last but not least, it’s got a magic dial that you can spin to change the sounds and create tons of truly cool tunes.

Choose the trumpet sound and invent your very own trumpet melody on the keyboard. Press the animal sound-effects button, and make some doggone great music as dogs bark, cats meow, and birds chirp! Pick the country and western button and hear a banjo and the sound of running horses, then spin the magic dial to hear one horse walk slowly. Try out the haunted house theme, but don’t get too scared when you spin the magic dial – it adds the sounds of mysterious footsteps and a creaky door. Sing along with one of the 6 songs, then speed it up or slow it down just by spinning the magic dial. Make up your own awesome songs all day long!

The Klutz Book of Magic from Klutz Press

Open sesame! You’ll learn all the mysteries of great magicians’ tricks with The Klutz Book of Magic. The book comes packed with 31 tricks to practice and perform, and you also get a cord, ring, scarf, magic thumb, and latex square. So grab your cape and hat, and let the magic begin!

Koosh Stamper from OddzOn

It's easy to stamp out boredom with the Koosh Stamper! This tiny, portable stamp set comes in a see-through tube with a bright mini-Koosh ball hanging off the end. The 4 stamps are all stacked in a row, so it's easy to choose and change your stamps: take off the cap, remove the top stamp, put it in the bottom of the tube, and push the new stamp to the top!

Mini Beam and Read from Crayon Factory

When I’m not collecting tickets, sometimes I like to read on the train. But when it’s lights out, I know what I need: my awesome Mini Beam and Read! It looks like a tiny box attached to a fabric strap that fits around your neck. But lift up the top of the box, and you’ve got a bright light shining out in front of you! It’s great because it lets you have both of your hands free to hold a book, play a game, whatever you want!

Mini Chalk Writer from Cadaco

It’s time to start making some great chalk art! The Mini Chalk Writer lets you become a master artist when you’re drawing or writing with chalk. It comes with 3 gigantic pieces of super-colorful chalk in a big, bright, easy-to-hold container. Just grab the container, head outside, and you’re ready to make multicolored chalk masterpieces!

Snoop-A-Scope from Educational Insights

What’s happening around the corner? Or over that tall guy’s head in the crowd? You’ll never have to wonder again when you’ve got the Snoop-A-Scope! This toy is cool-looking, fun, and easy to use – but best of all, it lets you be a super snooper.

Tub Tints from Apron Strings

Getting into the tub for a bath isn’t always the most exciting thing… not unless the water is a cool shade of blue, an eye-popping pink, or a groovy lime green! With Tub Tints, you can turn your bath water these colors and more for up to 20 baths.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

FurReal Walking Dog

So you've decided to get your child one of the FurReal Walking Dogs from the Hasbro collection and you're not sure which one to get. Well we are here to help. We'll give a brief overview of the toy dogs this line offers as well as the pros and cons of each. We hope to equip you with the information you'll need to make a wise and informed decision on which of these toys are right for you and your family.

First let me say that I am only including the FurReal Friends walking dog toys that are able to walk own. There are several FurReal puppies that allow you to reposition their legs, however these toys are immobile. We'll start by identifying the different types of FurReal Walking Dogs that are available listing them in order by price lowest to highest.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Crib Toys: Peaceful Planet Aquarium by Fisher Price Crib Toys - Sleep Aid

Calming nature sounds, soft lights & lullabies. Naturally soothing, with underwater sights and sounds! Three settings: fascinating motion of “swimming” fish and flowing bubbles as aquarium gently glows; tranquil, rippling waves projected on baby’s ceiling; or a combination of both. You can also choose from a selection of two lullabies or four soothing aquatic sounds: splashing fish; ocean waves; the pitter-patter of rain; or a babbling brook. Attach to crib or set on dresser top. Requires 4 “C” alkaline batteries (not included).

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wood U Paint from Creativity for Kids

You've got what it takes for a room that looks great! The Wood U Paint kit gives you supplies for designing and putting together 2 awesome accessories for your room: a plain wood light-switch cover and peg rack, 6 animal cut-outs, glue, a brush, and 6 colors of paint. All you need are your own ideas, and an adult assistant to help you install your accessories.

Pop open your paints and begin painting your light-switch cover and peg rack any way you like. You can paint cool patterns, silly squiggles, or even your name. Paint musical notes, dinosaurs, cupcakes. . .you're the boss of your room, so whatever you paint is A-OK! Then, while those pieces are drying, you can paint the 6 animals. Make a big blue bird, or a zebra-striped bunny. Try a polka-dotted pig, or a goofy green goose. Attach the animals to the light-switch and peg rack with the glue. Or you can slide the animals into a slot on top of the rack - that way, you can move and switch them around, depending on how you feel. After everything is dry, your adult assistant can install the light-switch and peg rack, and you'll have your very own designs right in your room. And every time you hang up a coat or turn on the light, you'll think, "Hey, my cool creations! All right!"

The Sock Monkey Kit from Curiosity Kits

Start monkeying around, I say! You'll have a fun and easy time making your own monkey friend with The Sock Monkey Kit. The kit includes 2 socks, fluffy stuffing, a marking pen, sewing floss, a needle, pins, felt, and instructions. All you need is a pair of scissors, and because you'll be using pins and a needle, you'll also need an adult assistant nearby.

Read the instructions for creating your sock monkey, then sew its arms, legs, ears, and tail. When you're done sewing, it's time to stuff your monkey full of stuffing to make it soft and fluffy. And don't forget a face - you can use the patterns and sticky-back felt to add eyes, eyebrows, and nostrils to your funky monkey. When you've finished making your super-cool sock monkey, the two of you can snuggle up and read all the information provided about real monkeys, like where they live, what kinds of varieties there are, and even how they "speak" to one another. Then leave your sock monkey to guard your bed or favorite chair, or bring it with you and show it off. Your sock monkey will be sure to knock their socks off!

Monster Marker Hand from Yes! Entertainment

If you want to be a great artist and make some gross masterpieces, you'll need someone to give you a hand - a Monster Marker Hand, that is! This toy looks like a giant green hand with icky black fingernails, but it's really full of markers, stampers, and a stamp pad for making truly disgusting designs. The hand even comes with 3 huge plastic stencils for even more monstrous art possibilities.

Grab the monster hand, pull off a fingertip, and you'll find a marker point for drawing or writing. The hand has 5 fingers with 5 colors in all: yellow, green, red, purple, and orange. Pull off two fingertips and draw with 2 colors at once. Pull off all 5 and make fantastic art using all 5 fingers. Pull out a whole finger, and you'll find a rubber stamp on the end. Each freaky finger has its own special stamp, like a scary skull, a big brain, a funky fly, and more. And if you're looking for ink, it's hidden in a compartment on the top of the hand. Just snap it open, and you're ready to stamp. Test out your stencils for some really cool designs. Write your name in 3 colors at once. Stamp out a scary picture. When you've got a Monster Marker Hand, you can make icky art all over the land!

Indian Lore Crafts from Creativity for Kids

Ever want to explore Indian lore? With the Indian Lore Crafts kit, you can take part in Native American rituals by creating and using your own authentic crafts and musical instruments. The kit comes with wooden sticks, drum parts, beads and bells, felt, feathers, 6 colors of paint, glue, and several other pieces for making your crafts.

Since music is so important in Native American rituals, you may want to make your drum first. Assemble and decorate the drum and drumsticks, and you're ready to drum some rhythms. Use the beads, turquoise nuggets, and plastic bear claws to make yourself an authentic bear claw necklace - in some Native American tribes, wearing it means that you are as brave and strong as a bear! Design a bell rattle by using the bells and feathers, and shake it all around. Or string some bells onto the piece of elastic, tie it to your ankle, and you can rattle the bells and have your hands free to play the drum while you dance and sing. Create an armband with the felt and small feathers, then make a headband using the large feathers. If you want to learn about Native Americans, making music and art is a great way to start!

DoodleTop Activity Set from Topline Toys

Quick - what spins and draws at the same time? If you guessed a ballerina with a crayon, think again, because the answer is a DoodleTop! The DoodleTop Activity Set comes stuffed with 5 drawing tops in neon colors, 20 blank sheets of paper to invent your own art, 25 cool games and activities to do with the tops, and a playbook with even more ideas. Everything comes packed in a see-through carrying case with a handle, so you can DoodleTop from Dublin to Detroit!

Grab one of the DoodleTops, flick your wrist, and set it spinning on a piece of paper. Its point is really the end of a marker, so before you can say "doodle," your top will spin spirals all over the paper. Spin another DoodleTop with a different color, and see what cool design you create. Pull out one of the activity sheets and use your purple DoodleTop to put some punk hair on a silly character. Create a green doodle tornado, or use one of the game sheets to play doodle pinball. See what happens when you nudge, bump, or blow on the Doodle Top. Lift up the paper as the top is spinning, and "walk" the DoodleTop across it for some wacky doodle designs. Set all 5 DoodleTops spinning at once, and make a masterpiece. You'll have such a great time with DoodleTop, you won't want to stop!

Basketful of Bubbles from ALEX

You've got no troubles when you're lathering up with your very own bubbles! With Basketful of Bubbles, you can make your own beautiful soaps, then show them off. The kit includes 4 glycerine soap discs, 24 soap molds, a measuring cup, 2 wicker baskets, crinkly filler paper, and 2 small silk flowers. Because you need to use a plastic knife and microwave oven to make soap, you'll also need an adult assistant nearby.

Pick out a soap disc - you've got red, yellow, purple, and light green to choose from. Follow the directions for cutting the disc, putting it in the measuring cup, and melting it in the microwave. Once your soap mixture is ready, your soap molding can start. Pour the mixture into the molds to make soaps shaped like daisies, shells, fish, leaves, hearts, roses, and more! When your soaps have cooled down, it's time to pop them out of the molds. Then arrange the soaps, crinkly purple filler paper, and silk roses in the two baskets. When you're done, you can give one as a gift and keep one for yourself. Or keep them both near the tub, and next time you're in the bath or shower, grab one of your creations and soap up!

Travel Brain Bash from Tiger Electronics

What's small, noisy, fun, and can drive you crazy? No, it's not your baby brother or sister. It's Travel Brain Bash, an awesome electronic toy that's small in size but big on fun. The object of the games is to follow the voice commands and hit the correct buttons. The games are for 1 to 4 players, and the person who has the highest score at the end is the Travel Brain Bash champ. So pack up your things along with this toy, and hit the road!

Listen to the voice commands, and follow the instructions for which buttons to press. It's not as easy as it sounds, since the instructions become more complicated and faster each moment that you play! Once you get your fingers in shape, try different types of games like Direction Command: Travel Brain Bash tells you to press left, right, or both, in lots of different sequences. Or get everyone into Mad Math, the game that gives you simple math problems to solve. Get the answer right, and Travel Brain Bash will say, "Nice going!" Pay attention and think hard, because this toy will keep you on the edge of your seat, whether you're in a car, on a train, or on a plane! I'm off to play with Travel Brain Bash on the train, but I'll check the Fun O Meter as I go...

Roomarang from OzWest

Did someone say boomerang? Nope - it's a Roomarang! The Roomerang is the coolest, squishiest boomerang ever. It's made of a light, soft material that's just right for throwing and catching because it can't hurt you when it's on its way back. Grab your Roomerang, release it, and watch it make a circle up to 10 feet around. Then stand back and put your good catching hand out as it starts to circle back to you! Practice twisting the sides of your Roomerang to make bigger and smaller circles. Try catching it over your head or behind your back. Have a Roomerang competition with your friends. Amaze your dog as you play catch with yourself instead of him. Here it comes, make room for Roomerang!

Top-No-Sis from Spinmaster Toys

Want to feel hypnotized and mesmerized, and get some exercise? Then you've got to give Top-No-Sis a spin! Top-No-Sis is a game that was invented by someone who practices hypnosis. It comes with the two things you need to get hypnotized with fun: a smooth, brightly colored 14" square board, and a special wooden Hypno-top. The object of the game is to keep the Hypno-top spinning on the board.

Start by holding the board in one hand and spinning the top onto the board with the other hand. (Sounds like it's easy, but it's not, because the Hypno-top spins on its skinny stem!) Then use both hands to tilt the board up, down, and sideways. You want to keep that top spinning and orbiting all over the board! When the top makes a buzzing sound, it means it has the right amount of speed to keep it going. Experiment with Top-No-Sis and try to make the top change direction. Watch what happens when you flip the top into the air. See just how long you can keep your Hypno-top moving. The Guiness World Record is just over 2 hours - can you beat it? Well, I'm off to try and top that Top-No-Sis record, but I'll check the Fun O Meter on my way out. . .

Kit & Caboodle from Gamewright

Roll the dice and be sure to think twice! When you play Kit & Caboodle, you've got lots of choices to make - and lots of ways to have fun while you're playing. This game comes with 6 special kit & caboodle dice, a dice shaker, and a special "boodle" pad. It's for 1 to 3 players, so you can grab some friends or play by yourself. Either way, you're bound to have a cool caboodle time!

Start by rolling the 6 dice and checking out what's on them. Each side has an image from science and nature, like birds, mammals, insects, moons, and stars. Now it's time to grab your pencil and boodle pad and see how many points you can get. The trick is to create sets - but it's harder than you think, because some of the nature images are in more than one category! One animal might be a bird, but it also has a shell. You'll have to spend time on your turtle - is he worth more points in the reptile or shell category? After you create your sets, you score them on the boodle pad. The player with the most points wins the game. You'll have fun using your noodle when you play Kit & Caboodle!

Mancala from the Great American Trading Company

When it comes to playing 3000-year-old Egyptian games, who knows better than the Pharaohs? When these ancient rulers wanted to have fun, they didn't need video games - they played Mancala. Mancala is easy to learn and simple to play... but you've got to think hard to win! The game is for 2 players, and it comes with a wood Mancala board and 40 smooth glass stones in lots of different colors. The board folds in half so you can take it to school, to a friend's house... even to Egypt!

Start by placing the glass stones in the bins on your side of the Mancala board. Your opponent does the same, and then the fun begins! The object of the game is to get as many stones as you can before your opponent clears his side of the Mancala board of all his stones. As you move your stones around the board, you need to think ahead and plan a strategy. How will your opponent move his stones? How many stones should you put in each bin? The game is over when one of the players runs out of stones in his bins. Play one game, or have a Mancala marathon - either way, you'll say, "More Mancala!"

Mini Totem 3-D Puzzle from Wrebbit

This toy is great, and I have to mention that it's a puzzle in 3 dimensions! The Mini Totem 3-D Puzzle isn't like any other puzzle I've ever seen, because it doesn't just sit flat on a table or floor - you build it up so it stands tall. It comes with 47 colorful, foam-backed puzzle pieces, instructions, and the history of the Ho-Xhoc totem pole that you're building.

Begin by creating the base of your totem pole. Then fit together the pieces of your totem pole and the fun begins! As you attach the pieces together, you'll be building upwards and outwards. You'll see your totem pole take shape as you put together the Medicine Man, the Crow, and other characters from Native American myths. It even comes with pieces in the shapes of beaks and wings to complete your puzzle. When you've finished your puzzle, you can admire it and read all about the totem pole's history. For a puzzle that's fun to make and fun to see, you've got to go 3-D!

Rain Forest Frogs Floor Puzzle from Frank Schaffer Publications

Fistfuls of frogs all over the floor? That's what you'll get when you put together the Rain Forest Frogs Floor Puzzle! This puzzle is made for playing with on the floor because it's got 50 gigantic pieces. Put them together and you'll have a puzzle with lots of larger-than-life, funky-colored frogs.

Hit the floor with your new amphibian friends and check out all their different colors and shapes as you piece them together. Got a face of the neon-green and black poison frog in one hand and a leg of a yellow-banded frog in the other? Got a red-eyed tree frog looking up at you, just waiting to have his final foot added? Solve it piece by piece, and you'll finish with a puzzle that's three feet long and two feet wide, with 13 gigantic rain forest frogs. Check out the frogs' bright colors and cool patterns. See their realistic froggy faces and bulging eyes. Leave the puzzle on your floor, and see if your sister thinks she stepped into the rain forest the next time she comes into your room. You'll have a hopping good time with this puzzle!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Space Toys

One of the hottest trends in the toy-collecting hobby surrounds space toys. The children of the Lost in Space generation are today's avid collector - and the demand for extra-terrestrial treasures is being felt at toy shows, flea markets, and even antique malls.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Nickelodeon Zzand: Castle Builder from Mattel

Who wants to make a regular sand castle when you could make a zzand castle? With Nickelodeon Zzand: Castle Builder, you can build your own cool castle by molding, squishing, rolling, and stamping zzand. The kit comes with one pound of bright blue zzand and one pound of great green zzand, each in its own resealable bag. You also get a brick former, a roller, a wall top cutter, a cone shaper, a carving tool, and a play mat. So lay out your mat and get ready to construct a castle!

Paper Anew: Paper Making Kit for Kids from Chasley

Ever wonder what you can do with old papers you brought home from school? How about last week's comics, an old phone book, or your lunch bag? You can make new paper, that's what! With Paper Anew: Paper Making Kit for Kids, you can recycle old paper and other materials and make your own beautiful paper and paper projects at the same time. The kit comes with the things you need to become a paper making pro: a deckle (wooden frame), a mould (wooden frame with mesh attached), a sponge, cotton linters (thick sheets for making paper), craft paper, magnets, patterns, cardboard frames, oatmeal, and glitter. You'll need to provide a big pan and a few other items. You'll also need to use a blender when making paper, so be sure you have an adult assistant to help you.

Photopack from Planet Dexter

Your baby brother biting his toy alligator's tail. Your dynamo dog catching a ball in mid-flight. Your friend sliding into third base. You can take photos of these things and lots more with Photopack! This toy comes with the 2 things you need to take and keep great photographs: a real 35mm camera, and a book full of photo experiments that is also a scrapbook for all your photos. All you need to add is your own film and a sharp eye, and you're ready to get snapping!

Stamp-a-Face from All Night Media

Have you ever seen a duck with a cat's nose and a fly's eyes wearing a beanie with a propeller? How about an octopus with sunglasses and a smile, or a tiny green Martian with a top hat? You can create these creatures and millions more when you play with the Stamp-a-Face kit. The kit comes with 56 rubber stamps, a non-toxic black ink pad, and six colored pencils for coloring in your crazy creations. All you need is some paper and your imagination!

Sticker Crafts Frame Kit from Mrs. Grossman's Paper Company

Smile, say "cheese," and make some frames that are sure to please! The Frame Kit comes with 10 brightly colored cardboard frames, backers, tape, fasteners, easel backs, and over 150 awesome stickers. All you need to add is a pair of scissors, a pencil, and your favorite photos.

Expedition Kits: Dinosaur Excavation from Kristal Educational

Want to dig, discover, and make something great? Then grab your tools and excavate! With the Dinosaur Excavation kit, you'll get to be just like a paleontologist and unearth a replica of a dinosaur's fossilized remains. Only you won't have to travel halfway across the world like a lot of paleontologists do - you can dig in right at your own kitchen table. The kit comes with a special multi-layered rock, a wooden digging tool, 2 watercolors, and 2 paint brushes. Because you'll need to use an oven to complete your fossil, you'll also need an adult nearby when playing with this toy.

Galactic Explorer Refracting Telescope from Educational Insights

Have you ever wanted to study the stars? How about Saturn, the moon, or Mars? Now you can with the Galactic Explorer Refracting Telescope! It includes all the parts an aspiring astronomer needs, like a 45mm telescope, 50x and 100x power eyepieces that can magnify what you see by 50 or 100 times, a wide field 3x finder scope, a steel tripod, and a great galactic instruction guide. So get into the night sky, and get ready to see far and wide!

Light-Up Critter City from Uncle Milton

If you've ever caught a bug and kept it in a jar, you know how boring it can get to look at it. . .and just think how boring it must be for the bug! With Light-Up Critter City, you'll never have another bored bug. This is the perfect place for bugs, with 3 different environments for them to hang out in, all connected by tunnels and a skyway. You get 3 tools to help you catch critters and 2 magnifiers for getting a closer look. And there's a cool bug identification guide, so you'll know who you're looking at! Since you'll be in charge, you'll also get to read the laws of Critter City, from critter litter to critter care.

Butterfly Feeder from The Birding Company

You won't believe your eyes when you feed the butterflies! It's easy to attract butterflies and give them a little snack when you've got the Butterfly Feeder in your yard. The feeder comes in 4 bright yellow and red pieces that are easy to put together and hang up. Then all you need to attract fluttering friends is some fruit - or you can ask an adult assistant to help you make the recipe provided for butterfly nectar.

Wrapsters from HandsOn Toys

They're curly. They're twirly. They're fuzzy and funny. They're Wrapsters! These creatures bend and twist into all types of shapes, and can be straightened out again. Wrapsters come in different colors, with furry tails, funny ears, and little beady black eyes. They've got stripes, smooth parts, fuzzy parts, and - best of all - big smiles.

Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit from Schylling

If you've been searching for something to make and chew, then this is the kit for you! Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit includes everything you need to make two delicious flavors of gum: chicle gum base (a type of tree sap), confectioner's sugar, corn syrup, 2 flavor packets, and a plastic pan. Because you'll be using the microwave or stovetop for this project, you'll also need an adult assistant nearby when making your gum.

Killer Bee Jumble from DaMert

You're saying, "I'd like one tough puzzle, please?" Then it's time to bring on the killer bees! The Killer Bee Jumble comes with 7 purple puzzle pieces with bright yellow and white plastic bees on top. Your job is to fit the interlocking pieces together into a big square. But it isn't as simple as it sounds!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack 7914 Review

A new force has entered The Clone Wars on the side of the Separatists – the Mandalorians! Build up your Mandalorian army and take the battle to the Clone Army with the Mandalorian speeder, blaster turret and four Mandalorian trooper minifigures, each with their own unique weapon.

Remote Control Timbertown Railway GeoTrax Transportation System from Fisher Price

With the Fisher-Price GeoTrax Remote Control Timber Railway, kids get to be conductors of their very own train. Completely remote-controlled, the three-car train features auto-aligning wheels that ensure the train stays on the tracks. Children will enjoy piloting the train around the railroad's many colorful bends, loops and slopes. They can use the working crane to load logs onto the train, or make a quick stop at the Easy Rail Station. Designed for kids ages two to seven, this train set provides hours of imaginative play.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stikfas Alpha Male Rock Star Action Figure

Stikfas collectors will of course enjoy the Rock Star, but this set is also a good non-violent introduction to Stikfas for someone new to the concept. Many of the early Stikfas sets were military- or warrior-themed, and these music-themed sets should appeal to parents concerned about violence in toys.

Willy Wonka Action Figure

At this price point, the Funrise Willy Wonka is an easy purchase for Johnny Depp fans and younger collectors. Older collectors may wish to wait for the 12-inch Willy Wonka action figure from Gentle Giant or the 18-inch Willy Wonka from NECA, both of which were released in 2005.