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These sure are strange times.  With most of us doing social distancing and spending way more time inside than we would like, how do you keep sane? Sure you could learn a language or watch videos on how to be a better parent...but that requires way too much brain power. Clearly a much better use click to continue...

Toy Fair 2020

When does it end?  I mean the endless sacrifices I make for you, are really nothing if not heroic. My latest saintly act?  I am heading to NYC to play with all the newest toys at Toy Fair 2020! You think I am going to write about all the hot new toys for 2020?  Come click to continue...

Nerf Ultra One

We have been reviewing Nerf blasters for the better part of the last decade.  It often feels like we have seen it all... Zombie blasters, Mega blasters, glow in the dark...all fun in their own right, but not really game changers. The Nerf Ultra One Motorized Blaster is different.  It uses a new Nerf Ultra click to continue...

Toy Fair 2019 NYC

Yep, it is that time of year again. No not Valentine's Day...we are talking about Toy Fair in New York City! Oddly enough, Toy Fair is one of the few places in NYC where you will not find kids.  Yep, it is 18 and up and really meant as a place that toy makers and click to continue...


Not much time to talk - too busy playing! We are at the International Toy Fair in NYC - checking out all the new toys that will be coming out for Holiday 2018.  That's right, it is only February but already they have new toys that will make everything you bought the kids for Christmas click to continue...


The holidays are upon us.  You have no time to be reading this...but you I'll keep it very quick... Giving away the awesome RECOIL FPS Laser Tag Starter Set is a fine idea, but this is Dad Does, we like to push the envelope, take things up a notch, bump the volume to 11.  click to continue...

Drone N Base

Flying a drone...that is so 2016. Battling drones using augmented reality...this is where it is at for the 2017 holiday season! I know, it is just the start of September but before you know it, it will be the holiday season.  Because we care for you twice as much as any other blog, we've got click to continue...


If you were a child of the 80's you knew Teddy Ruxpin - the animatronic, story telling bear that seemed all so magical back in 1985.  Well, technology has come a long way since the 80's and a bear that reads stories from an audio cassette, while moving its eyes back and forth is just click to continue...

Fidget Spinner

It is official, the world has gone Fidget Spinner crazy! Fidget Spinners, Fidget Cubes, Fidget Toys - they are starting to appear everywhere now. If you don’t have kids, maybe you are not hip to the fidget spinner madness. Here is the very quick summary - fidget spinners and fidget cubes are little things you click to continue...


When it comes to skill toys, like Yo-yos, let's just say I am "skill challenged".  Somehow I never have the patience, dexterity or brain powder to learn all those cool tricks like "walking the dog" and "looping trick ladder".  Playing with a Yo-Yo ends with the string getting all knotted up and me feeling like click to continue...

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