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Toy Makers Slate Cool Kids Tablets Just in Time for School

by James - on August 24, 2012

With kids returning to schools, parents hope that their minds shift summertime fun, to learning something. But there’s no reason that they can’t do both at the same time (especially since the weather is still a tad warm for my tastes). That’s where toy manufacturers are hoping that toy tablets will appeal to a kid’s need to play, and a parent’s desire that they learn something. And studies show that kids are wired for it. Check out these cool tablets …

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LEGO is Having Another Contest

by James - on August 22, 2012

To celebrate the LEGO Movie which will be coming out in 2014, LEGO is having a really cool vehicle design contest. The contest has two versions, one for kids, and the other for teens and adults. Winners will get their designs featured in the upcoming Warner Brothers movie. Check out the details here -

Mars Curiosity LEGO Set Lands Goal on CUUSOO

by James - on August 21, 2012


It must have been the exciting Seven Minutes of Terror that the Mars Curiosity Lander underwent a few weeks ago to enter the Martian atmosphere and then be dangled from a complicated crane to touch down on the Red Planet. But a Mars Science Laboratory and Curiosity playset, designed by Stephen Pakbaz (Perijove) has reached the 10,000 vote plateau (half of which came within 24 hours of Curiosity’s landing, to boot) and will now be considered as it’s own set for sale on LEGO.com and the LEGO Store. Sweet!

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New Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Introduced

by James - on August 20, 2012

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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History of how LEGO got started …

by James - on August 16, 2012

Celebrating it’s 80th year, here’s a great animated short on how LEGO got started …

The Force Is Strong with this Glove …

by James - on August 15, 2012


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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Disney Introduces A Fly Lookin’ Master Moves Mickey

by James - on August 9, 2012


First, there was Dance Star Mickey in 2010, then there was Rock Star Mickey in 2011, and now, Disney has announced Master Moves Mickey, a great interactive doll which can perform up to 15 ultra-cool break dancing moves that Disney hopes will get kids up and movin, fly style.

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Hot Wheels Gets Curious About Mars

by James - on August 8, 2012

The one way that NASA can get kids excited about space again is to get every toy maker excited about space toys. That’s why I’m stoked that Mattel is putting out a Hot Wheels version of the Mars Curiosity Rover.

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Chalk City Road Maker Helps Kids Learn to Ride

by James - on August 7, 2012


One of my son’s favorite merit badges in Cub Scouts was bike riding. He enjoyed earning that one because not only did he learn to ride his ride, but he also won a bike competition that got him a medal for it as well. But the road wasn’t an easy one and if I had had the Chalk City Road Maker to help teach him, life would’ve been much easier.

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Toys R Us previews back packs in time for Back to School

by James - on August 6, 2012

It’s right around the corner. But now, kids are bored out of their skulls, but they’re simply dreading the return to school. And with more and more stores setting up their back to school isles and parents dragging their kids to the store for school supplies and new clothes, that feeling of dread is albeit inevitable. But Toys R Us is looking to ease the pain with a cool lineup of backpacks based on popular toy characters for both boys and girls.

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