Toys

JMBricklayer 3-in-1 Medieval Weapon model kit review – an excellent alternative to LEGO Technic

REVIEW – I played with LEGO as a kid, and when my wife and I had kids, I rediscovered the joy of creating with them.  The kids are grown and gone now, but I still like building LEGO sets.  When I was younger, there really weren’t many choices.  Either we bought genuine LEGO bricks or …

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MANN MAGNETS Gears Toys for Kids – for the mechanically curious

NEWS – I love gears. Watching them move and seeing how they work together has always fascinated me. So, when I saw the MANN MAGNETS Gears Toys for Kids on Amazon, I thought, “Wow, I would have loved getting this as a kid!” These magnetic gears are made of wood and each has a strong …

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Funwhole Lakeside Lodge Building Set review – a very detailed building brick set with lights

REVIEW – I’ve been a longtime fan of building with Legos, but lately, I’ve been experimenting with Lego alternatives.  I recently built JMBricklayer’s 3-in-1 medieval weapon, and now I’m trying something a bit more domestic:  Funwhole’s Lakeside Lodge.  I’m hoping that this medium-sized set that comes with its own lighting system will be fun to …

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Are you looking for a cool fidget toy? This sprocket and chain fidget toy is just the ticket!

NEWS – Do you have a lot of nervous energy and love using fidget toys? The Bitopbi Sprocket and Chain fidget toy would be a great addition to your collection. This cool little toy (made for teens and adults) looks like a miniature bicycle chain and sprockets. You can spin it between your fingers, run …

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GiiKER Super Slider puzzle game review – What’s old is new again!

REVIEW – Sometimes the best way to relax is to kick back and solve a puzzle. No, I don’t mean figuring out the meaning of life… I mean a puzzle like the GiiKER Super Slider. Let’s take a look. What is it? The GiiKER Super Slider is a modern version of the classic sliding tile …

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ModiBot review – Fun customizable action figures

REVIEW – Do you like action figures? What about LEGO minifigs? If you answered yes to either of those questions, I think you’ll enjoy ModiBot action figures too. Let’s find out why I say that. What is it? ModiBot “Mo” figures are 5-inch tall DIY action figures that you can assemble and customize. What’s in …

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Boring utensils – NOPE!! ChopChucks – OH YEAAAH!!!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Eat like a pro! But not like any pro – like a Ninja!!! With ChopChucks, your food doesn’t Stand. A. Chance. ChopChucks double as reusable chopsticks and toy nunchucks made from titanium. As toy nunchucks, they are a portable 12 cm long. You can easily transform them into chopsticks by unscrewing the …

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A 6-foot inflatable remote controlled T. Rex…where was this thing when I was a kid?!

NEWS – When I was a kid, I loved dinosaurs. Heck, I’m 54, and I still love them. But, back then, we didn’t have the type of toys kids have today. And we certainly didn’t have anything like the JAKKS Pacific AirTitans Jurassic World Massive Attack T. Rex. The Attack T. Rex is a constant air inflatable …

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This Tic Tac gun is the bad idea that your 12 yr old self must have

NEWS – Check out this 3D printed gun that uses Tic Tac breath mints as ammunition. It can shoot the tiny candy pellets up to 15 feet. Just snap in a container of mints and have fun blasting… at least until someone loses an eye or something. If you want a Tic Tac Gun ready …

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DEERC DE60 Large 1:8 Scale Upgraded Remote Control Truck review

REVIEW – My kids are now at the age where they are into their tablets and all sorts of electronics. They love remote-controlled robots, cars, etc. Over the years I have bought them a few smaller remote control cars and trucks with the promise that when they get older I will buy them a bigger …

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Creative Double Star remote control car review – channel your inner Jeff Gordon or Danica Patrick

REVIEW – Drivers, start your engines!  Ahh, those words that lead to high-speed excitement, the occasional crash, and a lot of left turns.  If you fancy yourself an armchair racer, let’s check out the officially licensed Audi R8 LMS GT3 2019 from Creative Double Star and see if it has you saying, “Boogity, boogity”. What …

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