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Check out these images of the 2012 Barbie Fashion Line

by James

FStoppers has a cool lineup of shots of the 2012 Fashion Line of Barbie Dolls. Shot like GQ Magazine, the images are stunningly professional in look and compositions. And they bring Barbie to life.

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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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LEGO Gives the Hobbit and Unexpected Journey via Board Game

by James


LEGOs board games are very popular because it enables kids to not only play the game, but build it. That presents some great imaginative play as kids either build the game as directed, or make up their own “unexpected journey” around the board. So when LEGO announced that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was getting it’s own LEGO board game, it made plenty of sense, and looks like it’s lots of fun.

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Boldy going where no Minimate has gone before …

by James


Ahead of the release of Star Trek 2 (or Star Trek 12 if you’re keeping “trek” old school), Diamond Select Toys has released this sweet Minimates version of the Starship Enterprise with Captain Kirk in the center seat. How cool is this?

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Hasbro updates Battleship Game to incorporate movie themes

by James

It’s a game. It’s a movie based on the game (don’t get me started). And now it’s a game, based on the movie, based on the game. Did you follow that? If you did, you may have a shot at trying to understand the storyline for BATTLESHIP, the Hasbro/Universal megaflop based on the classic combat game of seek and destroy.

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Get a free two year subscription to LEGO Club Magazine

by James

Did you know that you can get a free* two-year subscription to LEGO Club Magazine? Over at LEGO.Com you can input your mailing info (plus a few extra pieces of data) and receive your monthly copy of LEGO Club Mag.

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Barbie comes to the Ballroom with Dancing with the Stars

by James


OK girls, how many of you pull out your Barbies after an hour of watching Dancing with the Stars and dream of doing the paso doble with Maxim Cherikovsky? Or maybe it’s Derek Hough or Mark Ballas? You know you do. Well, Mattel has your back with a new line of Barbie Dolls that would make even Len Goodman give a “10.”

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BigJigs indoor croquet set

by James

I love to play croquet. It’s not only because it makes you feel “hoity toity,” and civilized, but because it’s very social. You have that fun of wacking your friends balls in the weeds, engage in trash talk, and navigate the perilous terrain in golf like fashion. But face it, sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. That’s where BigJigs Jungle Carpet Croquet set comes in handy.

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New gadget turns anything into a piano to play

by James


You need to keep your musical child busy, but you don’t want to lug a keyboard with you everywhere you go. What’s a mom to do? How about this nifty Wrist-Mounted Finger Piano? It’s cool because it turns any surface into a keyboard. All you need is to strap it on your fingertips.

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SoloWheel is a Segway/Unicycle baby

by James


As the title suggests, if a Segway cruiser and a unicycle fell in love, then SoloWheel would be their baby. It’s a really cool ride on toy and as you can see by the video below, it’s can be a blast to ride.

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