toy reviews 2014

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Dad Does Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Games & Toys That Make You Laugh and Smile Flying toys are cool.  Robots that battle are always a treat.  The thing is, sometimes it is the simple games, with great play value that end up being played with long after the holidays have passed.  In today's gift guide click to continue...

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Ollie by Sphero

Dad Does Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Attack of the Robots! Top Robot Toys for 2014 I had pretty much assumed that robots would be my new Overlord...I just didn't think they would look like game pieces or cars or dinosaurs.   2014 was a great year for robot toys and the size and shape of click to continue...

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Spy Toys

Hey Moms and Dads looking to give your kids some direction? Trying to point them toward a growth industry - something they might be able to get a job in and pay off their $200K in college debt?  I've got one word for you... Spying.  I mean come on, is there any agency growing faster click to continue...

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DigiBirds

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 click to continue...

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maxtowtruck3

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 click to continue...

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Nerf Zombie Strike SlingFire Blaster

Look, a Zombie Invasion is going to happen, that is just a cold hard scientific fact.  How else could you possibly explain all the Zombie killing toys?  In any case, the only remaining question worth discussing, when it comes to the Zombie Invasion, is will you be able to kill off the Zombies with just click to continue...

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Transformers Flip and Change

Moms and Dads, let me predict your future.  Tomorrow, 6/27/14, the kids will beg you to let them see Transformers: Age of Extinction.  Because you will do pretty much anything to stop their begging, they will see the movie.  On Saturday, 6/28, the kids will then start begging for all the new Transformer toys.  By click to continue...

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Nerf Super Soaker Tri Strike Crossbow

When I was a kid we had water guns.  Tiny little things that leaked all over the place, had a range of about 6 feet and held what seemed like less than a mouth full of water.  Everything changed in 1989 with the release of the first Super Soaker.  Super Soakers ushered in an era click to continue...

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Fun Outdoor Toys 2014

The calendar has finally flipped to June.  The long cold winter is becoming a distant memory.  The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and... you are about to go insane if you can't get the kids to play outside. Fear not Moms and Dads, we are here to help.  We understand that the key click to continue...

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Sky Gliderz

Rockets are cool, there is no denying that fact.  Be it explosive powered, battery powered or even human powered like the Sky Ripperz and Zoom Rocketz from Zing Toys that we reviewed in 2013.  Rockets go up and then they come pretty much straight down.  What could make a rocket even more cool?  What about click to continue...

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