Toys

BluTrack – For the Ultimate Living Room Raceway

BluTrack – For the Ultimate Living Room Raceway

Nothing beats the smooth whoosh of plastic wheels against a track, the satisfying feeling of a successfully landed jump or loop-to-loop. When it comes to toy cars, even the crashes are beautiful. But something happened on the way to the races. Kits from the major manufacturers got very complicated. Even […]

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0 commentsDecember 6, 2011 at 6:33 amToys

Here’s a potential solution to a common problem shared by many iPad toting parents: their kids can’t keep their little fingers away from an object with such shine and color. This Etsy shop has a solution – at least in the short term. Its a little whiteboard with a set […]

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0 commentsJune 20, 2011 at 1:06 pmTech Toys

Remote Controlled Flying Shark And Clown Fish

It’s all fun and games until someone brings a real fishing pole and then – POP! YouTube – Air Swimmers Remote Controlled Flying Shark And Clown Fish.

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0 commentsApril 19, 2011 at 3:42 pmEtc Toys

XYZ Blocks – A Different Take on Alphabet Blocks

XYZ Blocks – A Different Take on Alphabet Blocks

Here’s s funny alternative to alphabet blocks. Though I’m not sure I’m really looking for a reason to have a conversation about dentures with the little ones. Yes, that’s what happens when you have too many sweets. XYZ Blocks.(Via Neatorama)

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0 commentsFebruary 24, 2011 at 10:09 amToys

Old Skateboards Converted into Toys

Old Skateboards Converted into Toys

Portland-based artist Jason Greene makes toys and furniture out of old skateboards. These buses are very cool and he’s only charging $25 a piece (plus shipping)  Only two are available as of this posting. So you gotta move fast!  He also makes chairs, yo-yo’s and tops. This is one of […]

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0 commentsJanuary 5, 2011 at 12:11 pmMake Toys

Can you even call this cubicle a toy?

Can you even call this cubicle a toy?

I totally agree with this Gizmodo review. This might indeed be the most depressing toy in the history of bad toys. And it costs $2,500! Don’t most of us spend enough of our years wasting away at a cubicle? Why start so soon? Babys First Cubicle: The Most Depressing Toy […]

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0 commentsApril 14, 2010 at 10:26 pmToys

American Girl – Magnanimous Victors

American Girl – Magnanimous Victors

A month or so ago, I posted my official letter of surrender to American Girl. It outlined the futility of several year struggle against the juggernaut when they named their Girl of the Year, “Lanie”. Having a daughter named Lane, who we call Laney, meant that all further resistance was […]

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0 commentsMarch 17, 2010 at 12:05 pmToys

An Open Letter of Surrender to American Girl®

An Open Letter of Surrender to American Girl®

Dear American Girl, I have grown to respect you as a worthy and wily foe.  But I have grown battle-weary and the events of last week have convinced me of the hopelessness of further resistance on my part in our four-year struggle This war began shortly after my daughter’s first birthday, […]

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3 commentsJanuary 17, 2010 at 11:12 amToys

WIRED NYC: Pop-up Shop for the Holidays

WIRED NYC: Pop-up Shop for the Holidays

WIRED pop-up shop is going to hit the Meat Market ahead of the holiday season. Looking forward to Geek Dad Saturdays, whatever that means. NewYorkology: A New York Travel Guide has a complete guide about what to expect.

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0 commentsOctober 28, 2009 at 8:49 pmToys

Blockhead Stacker Toy

Blockhead Stacker Toy

I saw this toy at the Kidrobot store in SoHo. The blocks are printed on all sides to allow for tons of funny face combinations. And, at $19.95, it was one of the few items that was less than $150 in that store. Yikes. Unfortunately, looks like they aren’t available […]

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0 commentsOctober 3, 2009 at 8:50 pmToys