Toys

DEERC Fast Brushless RC Shark Boat review – bringing the RC party to the sea (or at least a pond) near you

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REVIEW – I’ve reviewed several DEERC remote control cars here at The Gadgeteer, but so far all of these have been land-based remote control vehicles. Today that changes, with the DEERC Fast Brushless RC Shark Boat. I continue to regularly take out the DEERC trucks and cars that I previously reviewed and they’ve all held […]

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Funwhole A-Frame Cabin Building Block Set review – an old-fashioned house with lights

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REVIEW – Last year I reviewed Funwhole’s Lakeside Lodge, and it is probably my favorite building block set.  It’s amazing how a good set of lights can really enhance the quality of a set, and no one knows how to light a set like Funwhole.  I decided to review another set in this same genre

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DEERC 1:14 Fast Shark RC Car review – my favorite shark themed RC car

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REVIEW – A few months ago I had the pleasure of reviewing a 1:16 RC truck from DEERC that has continued to be a blast to tear around the yard and street with. This time around, I’ve got a slightly larger and slightly different style 1:14 “Fast Shark RC Car” in for testing, so I’ll

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JMBricklayer Mechanical Octopus building block set review – destroy a UFO and save the planet

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REVIEW – Aliens have arrived, and their UFOs are the gravest threat that our planet has ever seen!  Mankind’s answer?  Convert the giant octopi of our oceans into half mollusk, half machine monstrosities and turn them loose against the flying saucers!  The crazy thing is that it seems to be working.  Join me for this

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DEERC Brushless RC Car review – smaller than expected but lots of fun

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REVIEW – When I was a kid, one of my most memorable possessions was a remote control car. Because this was the technology of the 80’s, it only drove (slowly) for about 10 minutes before requiring a 3-4 hour charging session, but nevertheless I still loved it. Fast forward more years than I’d like to

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GraviTrax is the new game, toy you didn’t know you needed until now

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NEWS – Who cares about EDC, multi-tools, knives, and wallets, when you can play with marbles! Wait, don’t hit your back button just yet! GraviTrax looks like a fun way to change things up with your family. Instead of having your eyes glued to your phones, tablets, laptops, and TVs, you can get a GraviTrax

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JMBricklayer Mechanical Spaceman brick model review – I come in pieces!

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REVIEW – Growing up, I had a few different construction toy sets. My favorite was, of course, my Legos.  I always enjoyed them but over the years, my interests changed and I moved away from building things.  Then along came my triplets and their younger brother.  Over several birthdays, they acquired a few smaller Lego

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Bezgar HP161S Wild Beast Brushless 1:16 Scale Fast RC Car review – wicked fast fun

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REVIEW – As an 80’s child I can’t help but be a little jealous of the toys on the market now. Especially any toys that require batteries since battery technology has improved so much since then. So when the Bezgar HP161S Brushless 1:16 Scale Radio Control Car came up for review the little kid in

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

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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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