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Treefies

We first saw Treefies at the Toy Fair in NYC and wrote briefly about them in our  article on the Top 7 Green Toys from Toy Fair 2011.   We have now had a chance to play with the Treefies for a while and we are very impressed! At first glance, Treefies look like a click to continue...

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I think I have some vague memory of what the sun looks like.  It is purple, right?  It seems that everyday it is just a question of what type of precipitation we will get - rain, sleet, snow or a lovely mix of all.  As a Dad, all this bad weather had me asking one click to continue...

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Toy Fair 2011 Coverage

I am now officially a grumpy old man.  My kids will ask for various toys and I say things like "What button do you press to make it fly? What is leveling up? I can't control this crazy thing!  This is supposed to be fun???"  Toys have gone high tech, I think that stuffed animal click to continue...

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7's Are Wild at Dad Does

Seven's are wild at Dad Does.  It started with Top 7 New Ways to Shoot Something from Toy Fair 2011, but maybe that was a little too violent for your taste.  We quickly followed up with the Top 7 Green Toys from Toy Fair 2011.   Still, I get the strong sense that your appetite click to continue...

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Top 7 Green Toys from Toy Fair 2011

Audubon Birds

We have decided that 7 is the lucky number for 2011.  Last week we wrote about the Top 7 New Shooting Toys from Toy Fair 2011, and today we show our incredible versatility  by picking the Top 7  Green Toys from Toy Fair 2011.  Versatile on the type of toys we like, but never on click to continue...

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Toy Fair 2011 Coverage

We saw some amazing education toys at Toy Fair 2011, but we will not be writing about that today.  We also saw some impressive socially responsible toys at Toy Fair, but we will not be writing about that either today.  Sometimes you just want to shoot things and THAT is what we will be talking click to continue...

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The Sights and Sounds of Toy Fair 2011

Let's face it, sometimes you just don't feel like reading, but still want knowledge and information to enter your brain.  Fear not Moms and Dads, we now present the sights and sounds from Toy Fair 2011... httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhGezbLx-iM Toy Fair is the largest toy show in the Western Hemisphere and it took place in New York click to continue...

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Boom Boom Cards Family

Yesterday we trashed Monopoly Live for using technology to dumb down Monopoly and remove any educational value from the game.  We got some flack for being anti-technology, especially for a Dad blog!  I ask you, if we were  an anti-technology blog, why would we like Wappy Dog, a toy dog who spends half his life click to continue...

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Monopoly Live

We saw a great deal of innovation and impressive technology, used to make games more fun at Toy Fair 2011 and then there was Monopoly Live.  As this NY Times piece describes, Monopoly Live has eliminated the money, dice and rule book for Monopoly.  A large computer tower, complete with infrared eyes to watch everything,  click to continue...

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Wappy Dog from Activision

UPDATE: We now have a full hands-on review with Wappy Dog. Please click here to read our Wappy Dog Review to learn how Wappy performs in the real world! Of course you can't say hello to Wappy and have a nice conversation with Wappy, since you don't speak Wappy language.  If only there was a click to continue...

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