Toys Gift Guide

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Whether you’re buying for a youngling or a 30 year old man child, I’m sure they’ll get a kick out of the following toy gift ideas.

Wild Planet Hyper Dash – $17.86

Wild Planet Hyper Dash

Hyper Dash is an award-winning fast-paced race course game from Wild Planet that encourages kids to be active and think on their feet. Designed to improve listening, coordination and math skills, this exciting game is easy to set up and is an ideal way to help kids aged six and above to practice addition and subtraction while exercising and having fun.

The Wild Planet Hyper Dash is available from Amazon for $17.86.

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U-Dance – $30.99

U-Dance

Change your living room into a music-filled dance floor with Tiger Electronics’ U-Dance motion-based dance game. This high-energy dance game challenges kids ages 8 and over to follow fast-paced dance moves that are set to a variety of fun, upbeat songs. Whether they’re practicing in the Lounge, warming up in the Workout area, or struttin’ their stuff on the Dance Floor, this entertaining game will get the whole family moving!

The U-Dance is available from Amazon for $30.99.

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Air Hogs Battling Havoc Heli – $39.99

Air Hogs Battling Havoc Heli

Indoor Battling Helicopter Set, comes with 2 helis and 2 controllers. Blast opponent with Infra Red Beams, sending them into a downward spiral!

Extreme 1 on 1 dogfight! Precision flight, extremely lightweight helis which fit right in the palm of your hand.

The Air Hogs Battling Havoc Heli is available from Amazon for $39.99.

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Shocking Laser Guns – $49.95

Shocking Laser Guns

As its name suggests, this thrilling game of laser tag is truly shocking – and we don’t mean it pulls its pants down and hurls abuse the minute you open the box (although that would be quite funny). You see, unlike standard pansy laser tag sets, this state-of-the-art shoot ‘em up is truly electrifying. That’s because a direct hit to your opponent’s chest plate delivers a nasty (but harmless) electric shock via the butt of your opponent’s super-futuristic pistol.

The Shocking Laser Guns is available from Firebox for $49.95.

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Nerf Vulcan Automatic Heavy Blaster – $49.99

Nerf Vulcan Automatic Heavy Blaster

The Nerf Vulcan is definitely not for the weak. Weighing about 8 pounds, this blaster instantly levels the playing field. Its ammo belt box holds an ammo belt loaded up with 25 screaming mini darts. Your enemies will cower when they come face to face with the Vulcan. They’ll scream when they see you click on the automatic fire button. They’ll see their life flash before their eyes when they hear the darts scream out at 3 per second and watch the empty belt beginning popping out of the blaster. And they’ll most certainly surrender when they are hit with 25 darts faster than they can even shoot one. The Vulcan Heavy Automatic Blaster is the Nerf gun to end all Nerf guns. Get one now . . . before the other side of the office does.

The Nerf Vulcan Automatic Heavy Blaster is available from Think Geek for $49.99.

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Doctor Who Laser Battle Set – $59.99

Doctor Who Laser Battle Set

Each set includes one Sonic and one Laser Screwdriver full of IR sensors and emitters (and show-accurate lights and sounds). While they don’t extend, they do shoot beams at each other. Each one starts at full power (represented by 5 LEDs on the handle), with one level of power disappearing with each hit. Get hit 5 times, and (as they say on Gallifrey) you’re toast. And for building your skills when you are alone, the set comes with a little Toclafane Practice Target. Everything you need to be as sure a shot as Doctor Who.

The Doctor Who Laser Battle Set is available from Think Geek for $59.99.

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Remote Controlled Gyroscopic Flying Saucer – $79.95

Remote Controlled Gyroscopic Flying Saucer

This remote-controlled UFO has four individual propellers and three self-calibrating gyro sensors that provide optimal thrust and stability for daring aerial maneuvers. The four propellers generate enough thrust to send the device up to 24′ in the air without requiring a hand-launch, and the flying saucer remains parallel to the ground as it climbs, descends, and hovers in place. The remote’s digital proportional control ensures precise handling at the slightest touch of the throttle and joystick, providing optimal control through tight turns. Made from durable foam, the flying saucer’s body withstands turbulent flights and crash landings.

The Remote Controlled Gyroscopic Flying Saucer is available from Hammacher for $79.95.

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Tri-Bot Talking Robot – $89.95

Tri-Bot Talking Robot

Enjoy hours of play with this animated robot that’s fun, frisky and smart. Advances in robotic technology make this animated companion engaging and full of fun – a giant leap forward for robot lovers of all ages.

The Tri-Bot Talking Robot is available from Discovery for $89.95.

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D-REX Interactive Dinosaur – $149.99

D-REX Interactive Dinosaur

Ultra-fierce and unbelievably fun, the D-REX Interactive Dinosaur is a cool, prehistoric creature with a personality all his own. Designed to keep kids eight and up entertained for days, this robotic D-REX moves, roars, and responds to your child’s voice and touch. A bone-shaped controller even lets you “train” him as a guard dinosaur or an attack pet.

The D-REX Interactive Dinosaur is available from Amazon for $149.99.

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Nintendo Wii – $299.99

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo’s Wii video game system (pronounced “we”) brings people of all ages and video game experience together to play. This simple yet ground breaking idea is expressed not only though the system’s evocative name, which is easily pronounced in a variety of languages, and suggests two players side by side, but also through its innovative list of features and extensive list of playable titles.

The Nintendo Wii is available from Amazon for $299.99.

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Four-in-One Rotating Game Table – $599.95

Four-in-One Rotating Game Table

A complete game room in one compact component, this rotating table is offered exclusively by Hammacher Schlemmer and incorporates four popular tavern games in a space typically reserved for one. Less than 4′ long and 3′ wide, the table gives competitors the option of playing hockey, foosball, billiards, or dice football with a convenient turnstile knob that makes it easy to rotate the table and lock it into position to reveal a new game surface.

The Four-in-One Rotating Game Table is available from Hammacher for $599.95.

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