8 to 11 Years

Toys best suited for 8 to 11 year old children.


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LEGO Announces Lone Ranger Sets for 2013

by James

LEGO is adding the Lone Ranger to it’s Disney centric line of brick sets. There will be one huge set, three medium sized sets and two small sets, based on the Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Arnie Hammer and directed by Gore Verbinski, will feature a wide variety of cool, western themes. Check them out …

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LEGO Collectible Series 9 Revealed

by James

I’ll never understand why toy companies launch a toy in January, missing the biggest toy buying opportunity on the planet. But that’s the case with what would be the perfect stocking stuffers for any LEGO fan …. LEGO Collectible Series 9 will be here in January 2013. Let’s break it down …

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Toys R Us Sees Holiday Trends for 2012

by James

Toys R Us has seen trends in toys that will shape their holiday sales strategy for 2012. The trends show customers wanting to buy toys like kid-friendly tablets, “retro” toys from the ’80s, and toys with fun light-up features.

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LeapPad Explorer Goes Disney

by James


With studies showing that one of the main things kids want for Christmas is a tablet, LeapFrog has jumped into the deep end with their LeapPad2 series of learning tablets. And Disney has quickly jumped on that bandwagon by licensing a series of LeapPads themed after the Disney Princesses.

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This could be the coolest iPad Video Game Accessory EVER

by James


CTA Digital has launched a series of inflatable race car cars that double as a platform for playing games on the iPad. The Inflatable Cars for iPad will feature a series of three characters from Nickelodeon TV shows like Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Squarepants, and the return of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Superman Gets New Powers, Becomes Stretch Armstrong

by James


I’m sure the producers of The Man of Steele wasn’t thrilled when toy commercials were leaked on YouTube today that hinted at spoilers for their upcoming blockbuster about … you know who. But there they are … pitching new toys for the holidays, and giving a peak at what may be the storyline. WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Lego brings Teenage Mutal Ninja Turtles to the BrickHouse

by James


Oh man, my boy is going to be completely psyched! LEGO has releasing several assembly sets based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! And look at the image above and tell me that those aren’t some of the coolest pizza loving minifigures you’ve ever seen? Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello. Plus, there’s Master Splinter, Shredder and the Foot. It’s a great starting set!

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Transformers 4 To Have New Characters to Sell Toys

by James


Well it looks like Michael Bay is going forward with yet another 2 hour music video/commercial for Hasbro so that the toy maker can make more toys. Only this time, the plan is to dump all the classic characters we’ve come to know and love so that they can make different toys so you’ll buy them.

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New Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Introduced

by James

Some of my favorite Star Wars novels are the Rogue Squadron series which focuses entirely on a rag tag X-Wing squadron for the New Republic that’s commanded by your favorite wingman, Wedge. It’s all about dogfights and the life as an X-Wing pilot (although they also fly stolen TIE fighters to boot). Now I can live the fantasy with this cool X-Wing Miniatures Game.

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The Force Is Strong with this Glove …

by James


Magnetic Force that is. One thing I like about both IronMan and Batman is that they have no super powers, only their brains. And as a result, they can do Super Hero feats thanks to technology. Now what does that have to do with Star Wars, the Force and Jedis? Patience, Young Padawan …

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