Classic Toys


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One Small Brick for Man … one giant leap for minifig kind

by James

Forty three years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon and made history as the first humans to set foot on another celestial body. Some may think this as ancient history, and some (according to studies, 1 in 5) believed we didn’t land on the moon at all, but faked it (stupid). But no matter where you stand on the Apollo Moon Landings, you can’t deny that it was a great time to be a kid.

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Upcoming LEGO Build Events at Barnes and Noble

by James


Every first Tuesday of the month at the LEGO store, there’s a free building event. Kids can line up and build a small monthly themed set (this month’s was a lawn mower for Father’s Day) and then bring it home. For FREE! But that’s not the only place you can build LEGO toys. Barnes and Noble has a series of events as well.

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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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Hot Wheels Wall Track Mid Air Madness turns it up to eleven

by James


What can Mattel do after creating the toy of the year? Simple … make it fly … that’s sort of the idea with Hot Wheels Wall Track Mid Air Madness, where the cars will take on a Dukes of Hazzard like vibe and jump from track to track.

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Toys worth a fortune if you have them …

by James


When I moved from Texas to California, my entire collection of football and baseball cards was lost in transit. It drives me nuts if I take any time at all pondering just how much of my retirement was lost during that week, years back. But all is not lost. There may be a few classic toys in my son’s old toybox which I handed down which could be worth a bunch. I have to cross check against this list to see …

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Scalextric ‘s new slot car sets are awesome

by James


I still have fond memories of playing with slot cars as a kid. My brother and I even bought a set for my dad for Christmas one year. They’re the passion of people slightly older than me. But after Hot Wheels came out with Sizzler’s, I dove into them and never looked back. I wish I still had my slot car set, but if I did, I’d probably toss it in the trash for the new sets coming out by Scalextric.

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Hasbro reveals BattleShip Kre-O at New York Toy Fair

by James


This week is Toy Fair in New York, the annual showcase of toys for the upcoming season. And Hasbro as a serious presence for Kre-O. The other day, we reported that Hasbro would be releasing Star Trek Kre-O toys for 2013 in support of the new Paramount Sequel by JJ Abrams. And a few months back we reported on leaked images of BattleShip Kre-Os in Japan, but were uncertain if it really was. Now we have a complete breakdown of what Hasbro has planned for their premiere board game which premiere’s as a major motion picture this year. And Kre-O is a part of it in a major way. Check these cool sets out:

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Viewmaster tries to evolve in the digital world

by James


There are several companies that are struggling with the age old quandry of “evolve or die.” Some, like Polaroid and Kodak, haven’t done too well at technological evolution, but others – like the Fisher Price Viewmaster may just have a leg up as it tries to appeal to tech saavy kids.

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Kid uses a NERF gun to pull a bad tooth

by James

I love it when kids conquer their fear by taking things into their own hands. This kid had a bad front tooth and needed to pull it. So he went for his NERF Big Bad Bow toy and did some pullin’!

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