Toy Fair 2012

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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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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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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Toy Fair 2012 Recap

Last week we did our Video Recap of Toy Fair 2012, but with over 100,000 toys at Toy Fair - one video recap review just doesn't do the show justice.  So, here are some more video highlights of what we saw at Toy Fair 2012... In no particular order, here are some of toys we click to continue...

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Toy fair 2012 Yoda

The pen is mightier than the sword.  Pens are used to write words.  Swords are used primarily to chop off people's heads.  By inference, words are evil things that kill people.  So words be damned, we can tell the tale of Toy Fair 2012 by using magical moving images AKA video. Maybe you couldn't make click to continue...

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Top 10 Fun Toys That Teach from Toy Fair 2012

Slime and Polymer Lab

Toy Fair 2012 has come to an end, but our coverage of all things toys rolls on!  Last week we looked at the Top 8 Girl Toys for 2012, and today we go on the quest for the Holy Grail for parents...toys that are fun, but also teach.  Often when we think of "educational toys" click to continue...

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