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LEGO Gives the Hobbit and Unexpected Journey via Board Game

by James - on July 25, 2012


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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MiniMates has a cool Munsters set …

by James - on July 23, 2012


The Munsters. It was a terrible sitcom about a family of monsters living in the city, but it was still cool. Not only because of the cool theme song done by the Ventures, but also because of a pair of sweet hot rods used in the show, one made of a model A and the other made out of a coffin. But that was in the 60s. There was a failed attempt at a reboot in the 90s, and NBC Universal is trying again with MockingBird Lane. And MiniMates is getting on the bandwagon with a cool set of Munsters Minimates. Cue the Ventures please, while we take a look!

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

by James - on July 20, 2012

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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LeapFrog to Upgrade the LeapPad

by James - on July 19, 2012


LeapFrog has announced that a newer, faster, LeapPad will be coming out just in time for school. The LeapPad 2 will sport a faster processor, 4GB of Storage Memory, a higher resolution screen and longer battery life, making the LeapPad a serious tablet and not just a toy.

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Win the water wars with these serious Super Soakers

by James - on July 18, 2012


Is the heath killing you? Bored with the swimming pool? Try starting a water fight with these hard core super soakers …

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TRU is having another killer LEGO toy sale

by James - on July 16, 2012

Toys R Us is having another killer LEGO sale to clear out toy stocks and get ready for the Fall season. This sale, which runs from July 15-22, will be for ALL construction sets and will offer up to 20% off sets.

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Now THAT’s a Slip N Slide!

by James - on July 15, 2012


We’re not smack dab in the middle of summer and let’s face it. It’s hot. Damn hot. Africa hot. And when it’s so damn hot, we usually turn to water sports to keep us cool. But unless you live in California (where I think it’s the law to have a pool in the back yard), chances are you either have to go to the local city pool and deal with hundreds of screaming kids and floating “baby ruth bars,” or you get a slip in slide. Or, you go all out and this this Wahii WaterSlide 75 foot slide! Yikes!

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LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 8 Revealed

by James - on July 14, 2012


I wish I could’ve found something non LEGO to get excited about at ComiCon. Maybe I’m just looking on the wrong part of the show room floor. Or maybe it’s because LEGO’s booth is so huge, it’s like a black hole pulling in people from all around. But since I haven’t really found much else to be excited about this year, I may as well go with these LEGO Collectible Minifigs Series 8 for today. But frankly, they’re ho-hum. Kinda been there, done that, have the T-Shirt.

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Friday is Super Hero Day at ComiCon

by James - on July 13, 2012


There were a lot of really cool announcements at ComiCon in San Diego pertaining to toys and Super Heroes. From LEGO Super Heroes given away on the main floor to DC and Mattel announcing the Holiday line of DC Super Heroes (with pictures), there’s a ton of exciting news to be had. So let’s get to it!

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LEGO Announces LOTR Hobbiton Playset

by James - on July 12, 2012

With today being Lord of the Rings day at the LEGO booth (#2829) it didn’t surprise us that they would announce the first playset based on the JRR Tolkein novel and the Peter Jackson epic THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY™. But we are still excited about how cool Bilbo’s sod covered home looks anyway!

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