What Cody Wants


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Gifts for Teens 2012

by James


With Holiday season upon us, it’s time to take a look at the popular gifts that kids want this Christmas. And we normally start at the babies and work our way to the teens, but we’re going the other way this time and starting with the hot gifts that teens are looking at this year.

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Cool Hobbit Toys Ready for the Holidays

by James

“Somehow the killing of this giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark . . . made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach, as he wiped his sword on the grass and put it back into its sheath. ‘I will give you a name,’ he said to it, ‘and I shall call you Sting.’ ” – The Hobbit, JRR Tolkein

Hobbit toys are coming in time for the holidays (and the release of the first chapter of the epic JRR Tolkein novel and Peter Jackson Saga) and they’re looking way cool, including Sting, Bilbo Baggin’s elvin sword of choice.

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Doctor Who MiniFig Set making my wallet quiver!

by James

We all know what’s bound to happen here. The second I show this image to my son and tell him that all 11 Doctors are available as minifigs, we’re going to hear a hi pitched squeal that hasn’t been heard since the jurassic period. And then he’ll hunt me down like a velociraptor and beg me to buy them … well, you gotta admit, they are pretty slick. And I’m doomed.

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What Cody Wants: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: Fountain of Youth Set

by James

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Cody is after me for another Lego playset. This time it’s the Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: Fountain of Youth. Based on the Disney movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the set shows the ultimate destination of Captain Jack Sparrow and crew … the fabled Fountain of Youth.

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Lego Master Builder Academy Kits … teach yourself to be a brickmaster!

by James

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There’s a great new computer course from Lego which teaches anyone to be a brickmaster. The utility includes SPACE DESIGNER and it will take budding bricklayers through the process of microbuilding, creating a robot, a flight creature, car builds, and more.

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Lego Super Star Destroyer is the sweetest set yet …

by James

First there was the Millenium Falcon, then came the Death Star, then the AT&T. Now, Lego is releasing what may be the COOLEST toy in the Star Wars Lego line to date … set #10221 is Darth Vader’s SuperStar Destroyer!

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OH MAN, This is not only What Cody Wants, it’s what DAD wants too!

by James

Mattel takes Barbie's Video Camera and puts it in a Hot Wheels Racer

Mattel takes Barbie's Video Camera and puts it in a Hot Wheels Racer

And I’m serious. This toy is probably the coolest thing I’ve seen since Lego Star Wars! And it had it’s beginnings in a Barbie. I know what you’re thinking. Should I be worried about Cody? Nope. What we’re talking about is how Mattel has taken the same video technology from Video Barbie and incorporated it into a 1/64 Hot Wheels car to create Hot Wheels Video Racer!

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What Cody Wants – Mandalorian Battle Pack

by James

With these Mandalorian Warriors, the Clone Wars just got more complicated.

With these Mandalorian Warriors, the Clone Wars just got more complicated.

The tree and wrapping is just barely in the trash from Christmas and already Cody is announcing “Hey Dad, I know what to post for What Cody Wants … as in REALLY wants!” It’s the Lego Star Wars Mandalorian Battle Pack and judging from the picture, these guys are locked and loaded, ready for action.

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New Feature: What Cody Wants …

by James

Beginning today, we’re going to start a new feature called “What Cody wants …”. This is because my son Cody is constantly telling me what he wants toy wise when we’re at Walmart stocking up on supplies. So, rather than get annoyed with him for his youthful exuberance for the subject of how dad makes a living, I thought I’d use it as a great way to get story ideas.

So without further adieu, I give you what Cody wants today ….

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