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Tweens (8+)

Nightmare Before Christmas Board Games Will Delight Fans This Season

  While my folks are tuning into the Hallmark channel for the sappy Christmas movies that make them cry year after year, and my niece and nephew obsess over Buddy from Elf, I’m still stuck… read more

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The Ball Brought to a Whole New Level with Sphero 2.0

Sphero 2.0, by Orbotix Inc., combines smart gaming with smartphones to bring racecar features to this highly evolved ball. With its robotic core and new engine, Sphero 2.0 is now faster, brighter, and smarter than… read more

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There (Still) Ain’t No Party Like a Mario Party

I’ve never been a huge fan of video games—not because I didn’t find them fun, but I just don’t have the hand-eye coordination to be any good at them. When my brother and I were… read more

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Ionix Shapeshifts the Construction Category

Construction toys are on the rise lately, with companies cranking out the same classic plastic brick in new sets for both boys and girls.  The standard rectangular, plastic, snap-together bricks have been around for years,… read more

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Remote-Control Dinosaurs Whip Their Tails Back and Forth

Dinosaurs are back and roaming the earth in the 32″ long Roboraptor from WowWee. With its advanced artificial intelligence personality, realistic biomorphic motions, direct control, and autonomous (free-roam) modes, the Age of Dinosaurs is back!… read more

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Get Your Quiz on With Kwizniac

  Trivia games are perfect for friendly fun during get-togethers and Kwizniac Kidz‘ Trivia Countdown Game is a foolproof choice. Instead of breaking out ye old game board, fighting over who gets to be the… read more

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Tek Recon Takes Blasters to the Next Level

With the Tek Recon Havok, from Teck 4 Kids, kids and teens will feel like they are right in the middle of one of their favorite video games. This new tech-enhanced blaster features a working… read more

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High-Tech R/C for the Older “Kids” On Your List

How many times have you heard a woman count her husband as an additional child in her life? (Sorry guys, but it’s true!) Well, all children—no matter how old—deserve toys, and Silverlit has the perfect… read more

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Sit, Play, and Roll Over Robot-Dog

Zoomer is the tech-pet that will become every kid’s best friend. I can’t get enough of this toy! This cute, silly, and interactive dog from Spin Master actually listens and learns, and, like a real… read more

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Building Westeros from the Ground Up

Holy fangirling, Batman! 4D Cityscape, a company that makes 4D puzzles that are city maps, has just released a new puzzle that pulls on my Lannister heartstrings—a Game of Thrones 4D puzzle of Westeros. With… read more

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