Toy Fair 2012

Toy Reviews

Something just doesn't add up.  At the 2012 International Toy Fair there were over 100,000 toys on display.  Clearly we have had no shortage of toys in 2012.   With today's technology, everyone can be a publisher and with a few clicks share their views with the world.  Type "product review bloggers" into Google and you click to continue...

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Shoe Lights

What parent doesn't love the educational and conservation aspects of National Geographic?  What kid doesn't love exploring and playing outside?  Combine exploration, education and outdoor fun and you have the new National Geographic Outdoor Explorer Series of Toys from Uncle Milton. We wanted to see how the new National Geographic explorer toys held up in click to continue...

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Rockboard Scooter

We normally speak for Dads, sometimes Moms, once a while for the kids...but today we speak for the pavement!  Yes, the pavement is sick and tired of those crazy kids with their kick scooters, constantly kicking off on the poor pavement.  Well, pavement, you may have a new Best Friend Forever - the Rockboard Scooter click to continue...

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Hexbug Zipline Starter Set

HEXBUGs are awesome, and I'm not just kissing up to them because one day they will rule the world.  I know I should be objective when doing a product review, but I also think full disclosure is important, so I am now disclosing that I am a huge HEXBUG fan.  I love the way they click to continue...

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Recon Rover Owner's Manual

Here at Dad Does we have reviewed plenty of toys.  We have also reviewed our share of robots.  Yet somehow we have never reviewed a toy robot rover.  Well, that all changes today as we take a look at the new SmartLab Toys Recon 6.0 Programmable Rover. The Recon 6.0 Programmable Rover is a toy click to continue...

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Roll & Play by ThinkFun

Here at Dad Does we believe in speaking up for those who don't have a voice in this society.  Well, I guess toddlers do have a voice, they just don't make much sense when they use it, so we have become toddler whisperers.    It turns out toddlers are sick of the rampant Toddlerism they face click to continue...

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Turnstile Revolving Maze Game by ThinkFun

Do your kids workout?  You know, really push it, get things going and become big gainers?  If you have kids 8 or over, you really are doing them a disservice if you are not incorporating a good workout routine into every day.  I am of course talking about a mental workout for your brain! ThinkFun click to continue...

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Toop Tops

When you think of spinning top toys, you probably think of Beyblade Battle sets.  We have   reviewed Beyblades in the past and they are great, but they are not the only spinning top toy in town.  If you are looking for a spinning top with perhaps a little more spin and bling then look click to continue...

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Tie-Not

Sure, the toy industry has awards.  We covered the 2012 Toy of The Year (TOTY) Awards last month, but really with categories like "Best Toy of The Year", those are a real yawner.  No, after taking in all the new toys at Toy Fair 2012 we decided there was a need for some more creative click to continue...

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Koosh solar recon blaster

It's not easy being a kid.   Homework to do, rooms to be cleaned, constantly needing to teach your parents how to operate the DVR.   Kids need a way to let off a little steam, and what better way than firing off some projectiles at your siblings? Last year we did our article on the Top click to continue...

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