Nov 132013
 

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Oct 232013
 

So “ugly” he is adorable, the Ugglys Pug Electronic Pet is the perfect dog. He will never chew up your slippers or soil the carpet, and your child or young adult has a choice of gray, brown or beige. Made by Moose Toys for children 6 years and up, the Ugglys Pug electronic pet hand puppets perform a wide array of funny and disgusting actions, and are definitely fun-oriented for those kids that find noisy bodily functions hilarious. Let’s slide our hand inside and see what makes them tick (and burp).

The Ugglys Pug Electronic Pet

Key Features of The Ugglys Pug Electronic Pets

  • requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)
  • Adoption certificate for proof of ownership
  • Makes more than 30 sounds
  • Hand puppet encourages creativity
  • Sounds are customizable

(Full features, details and customer reviews can be viewed here)

Are Ugglys Pug Electronic Pet Hand Puppets Worth a Purchase?

Weighing about 1 1/2 pounds, the Ugglys Pug Electronic Pet hand puppets are advertised to be mischievous and disgusting. So be forewarned, these are not for your kids if you don’t appreciate gross-out humor. But for in-you-face enjoyment for children and preteens, the dirty dog will probably be just the right purchase. Making over 30 different sounds including farts and burps, the putrid pug even snores when he is left alone, waiting for you to slip your hand inside and activate him.

A truly ugly, yet enthralling, hand puppet, this toy will definitely unlock the mischievous side in your child. And the ability to adjust the pitch either higher or lower by turning the dial on the dog’s collar will come in handy for adults who get tired of this puppet’s gaseous adventures.

When you slip your hand inside, the dog “wakes up”, and your Ugglys Pug Electronic Pet comes complete with an adoption certificate for proof of ownership. This toy hand puppet is more likely to appeal to young boys and male tweens rather than little girls, and will be perfect for extended fits of laughter in rowdy kids.

This is definitely a toy that you know you either must have or will not have for your children, and while some parents will find this pug repugnant, many will be just as tickled as their children with the animal’s rude but hilarious behavior. The pup-pet is very durably made in hardened but pliable plastic, and it looks very realistically like an actual pug. Measuring 8.2 x 8.2 x 7.4 inches in size, the Ugglys Pug Electronic Pet is ugly and attractive at the same time, and is definitely made for a rambunctious and raucous playtime.

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Oct 232013
 

The Razor Crazy Cart is one of the many mobile creations from the company that makes scooters, go carts and mopeds. The Crazy Cart earns the crazy in its name because it looks like a study go-kart, but it offers full 360 degree steering. Built for children ages 9 and up, your child can use the unique drive system to go in directions that traditional go-karts and toy cars cannot manage. Let us pop the hood on the children’s Razor Crazy Cart and get to know a little bit more about this multi-directional motorized toy.

The Razor Crazy Cart

Key Features of The Razor Crazy Cart

* Has standard go-kart and multi-directional Crazy Cart modes
* Reaches speeds of up to 12 mph
* Supports riders up to 132 pounds in weight
* Up to 40 minutes of drive time from a single charge
* Variable speed foot pedal
* Drift Bar helps you control rear-end drifts

(full features, details and reviews can be found here)

Is the Razor Crazy Cart Right For My Child?

Also known as the Razor Crazy Drift Cart, the stubby little go-kart can go pretty fast, so parents should be sure that safety gear like a helmet, shoulder pads and knee pads are worn. There is a protective seat belt, but there are no sides or roof, so this is probably not the right car for younger or smaller children. The unique drift bar allows you to control back-end sway and drift, and the little machine can attain speeds of up to 12 miles per hour.

With 360 degree turning capability, as well as being able to drive forward, reverse, diagonally and even sideways, Crazy Cart is the appropriate name for this powerful little vehicle. The battery powering the cart is rechargeable and sealed, and the dual 12 V batteries charge in about 12 hours. After that charge your child can get anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes of drive time in real world use.

One nice feature that is not always found on the other kids go-karts and motorized toys is the variable speed foot pedal. Your child can learn to regulate his speed by lowering and raising his foot, just like he would in a real automobile. This is not an inexpensive toy, and should be considered a starter vehicle for your child.

When first using you can let your child become comfortable in the standard go-kart mode, stepping up to the crazy cart option when he feels comfortable. Like many children’s go-carts, there is no brake pedal, and your child must slow down and stop by easing off the accelerator pedal. Some assembly is required, and the product does weigh 72 pounds, but the unique multi-directional steering system of the Razor Crazy Cart will definitely justify its higher-level price tag with years of enjoyment.

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Oct 112013
 

Despicable Me 2 Talking Figure ToyThe little minions Dave, Agnes and Gru from the wonderful movie Despicable 2 are back in these limited quantity Collector’s Edition pieces from Thinkway. These are the officially licensed collectibles, and they respond to your child’s voice by moving, making facial expressions and talking back. Outfitted in the familiar clothing they all wore in the movie, Gru, Dave and Agnes measure from 9 to 14 inches in height. Kept in the see-through case as a collectible or removed for playtime, let’s look a little more in-depth.

Key Features of the Despicable Me Minion Collector’s Edition Pieces

  • Interactive Talk Back feature understands basic commands
  • Also sings Minion songs
  • Clear packaging has a Try Me feature, so you can listen to them talk without removing them from packaging
  • For ages 4+
  • Very true to film versions

For the current price and more info, click here.

Are the Despicable Me Minion Collector’s Edition Pieces Worth a Purchase?

If your child, or you, enjoyed the Despicable Me 2 movie and the adorable little stars Dave, Agnes and Gru, these limited edition collectors’ figures put the movie’s stars right in your hand. The clothing they wear is identical to what was shown in the film, and a Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each piece.

Through interaction, Dave, Agnes and Gru all speak 30 to 40 Minion sayings, many from the movie, in their original voice. Dave measures just over 9 inches tall, Agnes is approximately 11 inches tall, and the hulking Gru stands a full 14 inches in height.

Each of the three Despicable Me 2 characters comes equipped with batteries, and offers a different visual gag. Agnes sings the Unicorn song when you press her T-shirt twice, pressing Dave’s chin two times delivers a Minion song and all three pieces are outfitted in well-stitched fabric. The threesome also understands when you raise your voice, and they respond accordingly!

And these “intelligent” collectors item film replicas really do look just like the characters in the movie, and can be kept inside the transparent packaging for collectors item value or played with just like any normal plush toy. Gru is clothed in the familiar fabric jacket, with scarf and pants, Agnes wears a fabric shirt, and both she and Dave are outfitted in authentic jeans overalls includes display stand

The original movie voices are very accurate, as are every aspect of the facial and physical characteristics and costume on each figure. Dave, Gru and Agnes are all have moving head, eyes and mouth, and you can pose them as well. A nice collectible or play toy for younger and older fans of the movie.

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Oct 032013
 

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The PowerUp 3.0 is a very unique piece of equipment in the fact that with it, a person can control a paper airplane with their smartphone device. This is a very fresh concept, as most people are typically used to being able to fly model airplanes, even with their smartphones, but rarely has any product come out like that, and because of that, it makes it a very valuable and cool item to have in your possession. With its lightweight body and easy complexion, it makes it easy to carry around and a breeze to set up. The PowerUp 3.0 is definitely a new spin on flying airplanes outside (or inside) and really creates for an exciting time in kids and adults of all ages.

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Who Would Buy The PowerUp 3.0?

Most model airplanes are catered to either older teenagers and adults, or folks that know what they’re doing when it comes to flying a remote plane. With the PowerUp 3.0, it’s more catered to a general demographic, and is very easy to be handled by just about anyone.

Things we like about the PowerUp 3.0:

One of the nicest things about the PowerUp 3.0 is that it is catered to a large audience. You don’t have to have a lot of knowledge about remote planes, and this is a good starting place for kids looking to get into the activity. It’s also good for adults who are just looking for a way to have some outdoor fun, perhaps with their kids. The PowerUp 3.0 is inexpensive, making it not a burden on your pocket, and is very easy to put together.

Things we did not like about the PowerUp 3.0

While there are a lot of great things to say about PowerUp 3.0, it does pose some concerns. The kit does have some pretty small parts that do come apart, and can be easily lost if not careful. This may also pose a small danger to small children. It also does run off of 3 AA batteries, and because the device is so small, it’s a bit of a drag that it uses 3 batteries, and not just 2.

Guarantee

No guarantee at the time of this writing.

More Customer Reviews For The PowerUp 3.0

Customer response for this device is mixed to positive mostly. Many people are satisfied with the device, but do stress the small parts and potential hazards to infants and small children.

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Oct 032013
 

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Who Would Buy The Futuro Cube?
The Futuro Cube is designed to be a fun and engaging device for people of all ages, including kids and adults. The variety of logic based games and puzzles stimulate the brain and help development problem solving skills while having fun playing with the unique Futuro Cube.

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Things we like about the Futuro Cube:

One of the very nice features about this device is the LED lighting on the cube, making it very easy to see all of the areas and navigate the cube. Another great aspect of the cube is the variety of games and puzzles that are available. The variety and the difference in skill levels should keep any puzzle enthusiast no matter how old or young engaged and active with this cube. There are also developer tools coming out in early 2013 that will allow anyone to code their own games into the Futuro Cube. We also like the fact that the device has many motion trackers on it and that it can also play sound and voice clips, which are very high quality as well!

Things we did not like about the Futuro Cube:

While the Futuro Cube is definitely a very nice and feature-packed device, the price of the item is a bit on the high side. While we did note the upcoming developer tools as a positive, it’s a negative based on the fact that there have been a couple of delays on the release of developer tools for this device.

Guarantee:

At current time of writing, no guarantee for the Futuro Cube has been found.

Is The Futuro Cube Worth The Money?

For hardcore puzzle enthusiasts and even children that are looking for a challenge, yes the Futuro Cube is very much worth the price of admission. For those who aren’t really sure if they enjoy puzzles or are timid about their skill level, its high price might be more than you want to spend until you have a better understanding of your skill level and desire to use puzzle devices.

Where Can I Buy The Futuro Cube?

For United States customers, check out www.amazon.com.

More Customer Reviews For The Futuro Cube: The overall impression by most folks is that the Futuro Cube is definitely an exciting and engaging device that people of all ages including both kids and adults well find both challenging and rewarding.

Oct 012013
 

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Everyone is sure to be familiar with Nerf and most of all with Nerf basketball. Hasbro has now taken this game to a whole new interactive level with the introduction of Nerf N-Sport Cyber hoop. This new Cyber Hoop takes the everyday game of basketball to a whole new level. Allowing the user to become a star NBA player right in their own homes.

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By simply buying the hoop and downloading the iOS app players are set to play. The app records the shots made and will produce highlight reels and slow motion videos. These videos and other pictures will build up the players profile and will also become part of the background on the app looking almost like ESPN.

There are several different game modes:

  • • Quick play, where the player has to score as many baskets as possible.
  • • Dunk contest, this records the player dunking the ball and allows their friends to score them.
  • • Head to head, this allows two different hoops to connect at the same time so players can compete.
  • • Online, where players can challenge their Facebook friends.
  • • Rapid fire, this is similar to the quick play mode but the player competes against a component.

It can even be played in a stand alone mode which uses just the Cyber Hoop alone without the need for the iOS device and app. In this mode players can just shoot hoops and the hoop will call out encouragement when they shoot a basket.

Who would buy the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop?

The great thing about this Cyber Hoop is that it can really appeal to people of all ages. Although mainly aimed at teenage boys Nerf basketball has been seen in homes, schools and offices across the country. So although it may be bought for a teenage son it’s likely that the whole family will end up playing.

Things we like about the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop

What makes this game unique is its ability to allow the player to play with other players no matter where they are. The Cyber Hoop keeps score by having a lever in the middle of the hoop that registers the ball going past.

When you shoot a basket it shouts encouragement at you and cheers you on with catchy phrases just like a real announcer. The hoop can ‘contact’ the iPad or iPhone by playing sounds that while inaudible to humans the device the app is playing on can pick up. This actually saves power when compared to regular ways of pairing devices with methods such as Bluetooth and WiFi.

Players can use their profiles to keep track of challenges, to make movie-like video reels with them as the star and also to track high scores between them and their friends.

Things we didn’t like about the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop

There are a few downsides to the Cyberhoop, the biggest at the moment being that the game can be rather loud and as yet there is no mute button. This may change however when the final product is released.

Also because the hoop connects to the iPad and others devices via sound this means the player has to keep the hoop close to the device. It could also potentially confuse background noises with the inaudible sound the hoop makes.

One final thing is that the Cyberhoop registers a basket when the ball hits the lever inside the hoop. This means that while playing against online friends people have the ability to cheat without the game stopping them.

Guarantee

As the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop has yet to be released it’s not know at this time whether it will come with a guarantee or not.

Is the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop worth the money?

With all its different game modes and the ability to play against online friends it has the potential of being hours of fun. So it’s defiantly worth the money.

Where can I buy the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop

The Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop should be available in all big toy stores such as Walmart and Toys R Us as well as online retailers like Amazon, starting August 2013. With the app being available to download at the same time from their iOS device.

More customer reviews for the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop

As it has yet to be released there are few reviews about it. Some people have been lucky enough to be able to try an early version of the game and have been impressed.
Although it’s aimed at teenage boys there are in fact more comments from adults who want this more than any other age group. With one person saying that it would be “the perfect gift for the man-child in your life”

With its modern twist on a classic game and its social sharing features the younger generations and older are sure to enjoy it.

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Sep 172013
 

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Since the 1970s, the Nerf series of foam action toys has been one primarily designed for and suited to boys. They have been regularly treated to newer and bigger incarnations, and the series has been one of Hasbro’s most popular. Up until recently, girls never received much attention from the series, and, as a result, never had much interest. That disinterest promises to be cured with the release of the Nerf Rebelle Blasters series, though.

Nerf Rebelle Blasters Series ReviewsLet’s take a look at some of the features
The new series, which is set to be released in the fall, is aimed directly at girls and will feature newer, more vibrant colors (some might say “girly” colors, such as pink) and more appropriate blaster choices. Instead of oversized rocket launchers, for instance, the initial offering will be the Alpha Heartbreaker Bow. The bow features more traditionally feminine coloring and designs, such as wings and swirls, is lighter and more agile, and fires smaller foam bullets. The series will also carry smartphone compatibility as users will be able to plug their phones into the mounting cradle, start up the app, and engage in missions.

Updated Price and Details can be found here.

Things We Like About Nerf Rebelle Blasters
The smartphone compatibility is actually fairly awesome, and it’s about time a series of toys that has been marketed towards boys for so long has introduced a subseries that is more inclusive. While some might disagree with the seeming stereotyping of gender roles, Hasbro developers insist they designed the series based on what younger girls told them they wanted, rather than the other way around.

Things We Did Not Like About Nerf Rebelle Blasters
Really, the only thing to potentially dislike about the Rebelle series is the same for the entire series: it sure can be hard to find one’s foam bullets in woods or the yard.

Who Would Buy Nerf Rebelle Blasters?
Hasbro is hoping to address the problem of the increasingly sedentary lifestyles many children are currently engaging in, and with the Rebelle series, the company is hoping to include girls in that goal. Parents of inactive girls will likely be very interested in giving their daughters an excuse to go outside and run around instead of sit in the house, and those with already-competitive daughters will have to work to get them back inside.

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Guarantee?
Every Nerf Blaster comes with a warranty that protects against defects in workmanship and other issues.

Where Can I Buy Nerf Rebelle Blasters?
The Rebelle series will be available from all retailers both online and offline that currently sell Nerf products, which is to say, most of them! These will include major companies such as Walmart, Amazon and Best Buy amongst many others.

More Customer Reviews for Nerf Rebelle Blasters
The Nerf series has long been highly popular amongst boys of many ages, and girls and parents alike are excited about the possibility of adding some female competition.


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Sep 172013
 

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In this day and age of hyperactivity and excessive violence in kid’s toys, it’s refreshing to find a plush toy series that promotes important values instead. The Stuffies series of plush animals offers a total of 11 choices, including Bravo the Bear, Stomper the Dino, and Muddzie the Pig. In addition to the unique pockets each Stuffie has, from whence the series derives its name, each member promotes a specific value, such as perseverance, helpfulness, patience, and more, and includes a related storybook.

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Stuffies are the ideal children’s plush toy for a number of reasons. On the surface, they are supersized, incredibly soft, adorable animals. Stuffies proceed on the notion that “it’s what inside that counts” however, so the outward appearance is just the beginning. Each Stuffie has 7 top-secret pockets of varying sizes so kids can hide treasures for safe keeping, bring additional toys on road trips, and more. Additionally, each one includes a special surprise gift and an interactive storybook that relates to the individual Stuffie’s value.

Product price and more feedbacks can be found here.

Things We Like About Stuffies
That they are not mere plush animals is what makes Stuffies truly shine. Certainly, they are huge, soft, and incredibly cute, but in addition to those, each Stuffie teaches kids the importance of a variety of values. And on top of each Stuffie’s stated value, children also learn organizational skills as they studiously decide which valuables to put in which secret pocket.

Things We Did Not Like About Stuffies
While Stuffies go on sale with relative frequency, the suggested retail price might be off-putting to some, more frugal parents.

Who Would Buy Stuffies?
Parents of kids of any age will love Stuffies! They have no small parts for younger children to put in their mouths, and they include the pockets and storybooks for older kids.

Guarantee?
Stuffies include a full 60-day money back guarantee.

Are Stuffies Worth the Money?
Stuffies are durable, easy to clean, and great for all ages. Kids can learn about valuable life skills while playing with an adorable plush bumblebee or dinosaur and filling their unique pockets. It’s hard to find a better value for your money.

Where Can I Buy Stuffies?
Consumers can purchase Stuffies from the company’s main website as well as reputable online stores, such as Amazon.com.

More Customer Reviews for Stuffies
In addition to the plethora of individuals who have purchased Stuffies and absolutely fell in love, the series has won The National Parenting Center’s 2012 Seal.

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