Here at Dad Does we do two things every day…breath and review toys. On good days we eat too. While we pretty much have the breathing thing down pat, we are always trying to improve our toy reviews. Yesterday something hit us (maybe from all that breathing), while we focus a great deal on the finished toy and its play value – we rarely talk about the company behind the toys. So let’s fix that today…
Happy 20th Birthday Spin Master, My How You Have Grown
We will drink green drinks that look like something a Llama should drink. We will eat food bars with the consistency of rubber wrapped in cardboard. We will eat chips with so many live enzymes, there is a 87% chance the chips will crawl back out of our stomach. Yes, we will do all this for you. This on top of playing with toys all day for you. Really, does our love for you know no boundaries?
Yep, We Are Off to Cover Natural Products Expo East
Zoomer – an interactive pet dog that responds to your commands….sure, you would expect to enjoy that toy. Zoomer Dino – a prehistoric self balancing dino you can try to tame with hand gestures…yeah sign me up for that one too. But DigiBirds – the interactive pet birds? I wouldn’t want a real pet bird, so what on earth could be cool about an interactive robotic pet bird?
Well, I just learned a valuable lesson, don’t judge an interactive pet song bird by its plastic cover. DigiBirds are very cool and bizarrely addictive to play with…and we have the video to prove it….
Please watch our video review of the DigiBirds by Spin Master -
I get it. Without the sun, all life as we know it would cease to exist. So, sure, the sun does some great things…but does it need to beat down on me all the time? Can’t I watch my kids play sports without sweating like a pig? Is it too much to ask that I [...]
In 2013 we reviewed the Battroborg Battling Robots from Tomy. The toy was basically a very high tech version of Rock’em Sock’em Robots. You swing your wireless remotes and the Battroborg robots punch each other silly. So, what could Tomy do for 2014 to add more excitement to the Battroborg robots? How about giving them [...]
Remote controls? We don’t need no stinkin’ remotes! That would be my opening line if I were directing an Air Hogs commercial about the new and improved Air Hogs Vectron Wave 2.0. Alas, we don’t do commercials here, we do reviews…so let’s stick to reviewing stuff! Please watch our video review of the new Air [...]
We know what you are thinking – does the world really need another 8″ Android tablet? When Intel asked us to check out the new Acer Iconia Tab 8 tablet, we were thinking the same thing. Still, because we are complete gadget freaks, we decided to try it out…and to be honest we were not [...]
You would think that a game developed in 1947, with the word “electric” in the title, would be a dinosaur in a museum today. Somehow, Classic Electric Football by Tudor Games, 67 years after it was first released, is still shaking strong in 2014. The premise of Red Zone Electric Football sounds insanely simple – [...]
Back in February we got a preview of the Max Tow Truck from Jakks Pacific. In this post, we described how the little toy truck supposedly could pull 150 pounds when it was released. Turns out we were wrong. Max Tow Truck can pull 200 pounds! We finally got our hands on a full production [...]
Life as a parent is complicated enough, so I am all about anything that makes life easier. My gadgets need to start pulling their own weight and stepping up their game. One dimensional is so 2010, we need gadgets that can serve multiple roles and lighten the amount of crap stuff we lug around when [...]