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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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Peaceable Kingdom’s Foil Art Is Sparkly, Shimmery Fun

The Foil Art Jewelry Sticker Kit, from Peaceable Kingdom, surprised me with its ease of use and neat end result. Designed for kids ages 6 and up, the kit includes templates for 10 bracelets, 6… read more

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Power Rangers Megaforce BattleFire Ultra Gosei Great Megazord Is a Lot of Name—and a Lot of Fun!

I may not have kept up with Saban Brands’ Power Rangers franchise over the years, but that didn’t stop me from having fun with the Power Rangers Megaforce BattleFire Ultra Gosei Great Megazord from Bandai… read more

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Customizable Flip Flops Hot for Holiday Travel

Lollz Flip Flops, from Wavewearco., allow you to customize your footwear with super-easy snap-on/snap-off Lollz accessories, which include bows, flowers, buttons, etc. The company even encourages its customers to design their own Lollz for a… 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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Talking, Dancing Minions Are Full of Despicable Me Fun!

When Despicable Me first came out in theaters, I will admit I was a skeptical moviegoer, but by the end of the movie, I was in love with those adorable, mischevious minions. So when the second… 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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DreamPlay Brings Ariel’s Underwater Adventures to Life

I recently had the opportunity to see a demo of the new Ariel’s Musical Surprise DreamPlay line, which is the next generation of interactive, technology-based toys from Jakks Pacific and Nantworks, LLC. With this line, kids… read more

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It’s FurReal Cuddle Time

The FurReal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey Pet from Hasbro is my new favorite snuggle buddy. Your little one will go bananas over this interactive doll that moves her mouth when kids feeds her with… 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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