Toys

Blue Orange Games Loopy Looper marble spinner fidget toy review

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REVIEW – Fidget spinners and similar toys refuse to go away and I’m happy about that because they are fun! The Blue Orange Games Loopy Looper is a marble spinning toy that can keep your kids (and you) occupied for hours as you learn to spin and do tricks with them. Let’s take them for …

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Fidget spinners + mechanical keyboard keycaps = geeky fun

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NEWS – Contrary to what you might have thought, the fidget spinner craze is not over! Now you can add a fidget spinner to your favorite mechanical keyboard. That’s right, Hammer Fidget Spinner Keycaps are the perfect swap for Cherry MX switches and their clones. Available in a variety of color combos, the Hammer Fidget …

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Mindful Fidgets wearable star fidget spinner review

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REVIEW – Are you one of those people that always have your hands occupied?  Rubbing a stone, spinning a pencil, fiddling with a paperclip – it is an issue that affects more people than some might realize. The need to constantly have some sort of active stimulation brought about the rise of fidget spinners – …

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Zing Go Go Bird review – R/C meets drone

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REVIEW – My kids are very fascinated with robots and scooters and planes, etc. They both have a couple of small dromes, but they are still getting used to flying them. They also love kites and just about anything colorful that flies. Let’s see if they like this flying Zing Go-Go Bird. What is it? …

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Bring Baby Yoda to your home with LEGO’s new set

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NEWS – I haven’t even watched Star Wars: The Mandalorian (don’t judge me!) but I still want this Baby Yoda LEGO set. With 1073 bricks, this set should keep you busy for a few hours building a 7.5 inch tall Baby Yoda figurine that you can display. The really cool feature of this model is …

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UGears Differential Educational Mechanical Model Kit review

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REVIEW – There are many types of STEM experiences available for kids that support curiosity, creativity, imagination, fine motor skills, etc. I have reviewed a few in the past, and now I get to test and review the UGears Differential Educational Mechanical Model Kit. What is it? The UGears Differential Educational Mechanical Model Kit is …

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Want to feel old? Rubik’s Cube is 40!

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NEWS –  Yes, you read that right – everyone’s favorite rotating cube is 40 years old. During the COVID19 lockdown, Rubik’s Cube’s popularity has surged, just in time for the invention’s 40th anniversary of becoming a global phenomenon. For those of us that aren’t as visual as others, the company has a great how-to guide on …

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Bruce Charles Designs spinning tops review

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REVIEW – There are fiddly little things that we Gadgeteers like to see, touch, and have around us. For some, it’s little (or big) action figures, trade-show tchotchkes, or gaming miniatures. For some, it’s a stress ball, worry stone, or a fidget spinner. And, for some, it is highly precision-made things of beauty. The Schulte …

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You can build these ultra cool metal plane models without glue or solder

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NEWS – We’ve talked about Metal Earth models in the past, but I haven’t visited their site in a very long time until yesterday. In the past, their no glue, no solder steel models were all plain silver. Now they are offering a variety of new models in color and they look really awesome. In …

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Let your Rube Goldberg imagination run wild with Makeway

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CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Every Gadgeteer loves gizmos and gadgets.  Combining them into unlikely solutions was the artistic inspiration for Rube Goldberg.  The board game Mousetrap brought that creative opportunity to the game-playing masses. Makeway has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to let you do a little of that creative magic yourself on any magnetic vertical …

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Learning Resources Gears Gizmos Building Set review

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REVIEW – My two children ages 4 and 5 are very energetic and very creative. While my daughter is more into coloring and writing, my son is all about construction sets and building things according to his imagination. Regardless, they both enjoy any toys that stimulate their minds and creativity. The Gears Gizmos Building Set …

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