Angry Birds Helicopter

It seems that Rovio has hit the motherlode with the Angry Birds franchise, and something tells me that it will be a very, very long time before Rovio is able to replicate the success of Angry Birds with a new franchise down the road. Their greatest blessing could very well be their Achilles’ heel as well, since nothing else that they make or manufacture might be able to measure up to the might of Angry Birds. It somewhat reminds me of Motorola and their hugely successful RAZR mobile phone, as every subsequent model after that failed to live up to the success of the RAZR, so much so that Motorola went on a decline.
Thankfully, they have Android to be grateful to in helping them back from the brink. But I digress – we are here to talk about yet another piece of merchandise to come out from the juggernaut of a well positioned mobile game – Angry Birds. The device in question? Why, none other than the Angry Birds Helicopter, of course!

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Child Piloted Tumbler

Children should be given the chance to live out their childhood to the fullest – instead of being “tethered” to books, so to speak, all the time. I guess that at the end of the day, there needs to be a careful balance between having fun while learning. If your kid has an adventurous streak … Read more

Salt Water Fuel Cell Giant Arachnoid Kit – Yikes!

I am sure most of you remember OWI’s award winning Salt Water Fuel Cell Car. Well I have to tell you that the second generation of this awesome technology appears to be that much cooler, unless your afraid of spiders! The Salt Water Fuel Cell Giant Arachnoid Kit gives once again gives our kids the opportunity to learn about new forms of clean energy, and they get to build and power their very own toy and then feed it some saltwater and watch it scurry away! *shudder*

 This environmentally friendly concept seems to steer us in the right direction. Everyday our kids are learning about ways to help protect our Earth and keep our world clean. This nifty little guy demonstrates to our kids a much more effective utilization of our natural resources and its fun at the same time. Can’t go wrong there.

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Fohawx – Making Safety Cool, one Helmet at a Time

My daughter hates to wear her helmet. She says its hot, it feels weird, and its not cool.  I always try to recount some horrendous emergency room scenarios that involve fracturedskulls and hundreds of stiches. She doesnt see how having your head cracked open is a whole lot less cool than an ugly helmet. I make her wear it, but I know she secretly grumbles about it behind my back.

The folks over at Fohawx know just how kids feel, inspired by their own little pain in… I mean kid, who also hated wearing his helmet. When the resourceful older sister glued a strip of colored papers down the center of  the helmet, a new idea was born. Check out Fohawx, a line of uber-cool accessories that attach to any of your kids safety helmets, transforming them into instant fashion statements.

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RingStix – a Stab at Something New

Did you ever wonder why some games come and go, and other games last a lifetime? What is it that takes an old classic like the Frisbee and turns it into a toy that everyone knows, and everyone still plays. Do you ever go to the beach even in this day and age and not see someone with a Frisbee. What makes a toy or a game special like that?

Could this be the next Frisbee? Welcome RingStix. Played alone or with friends using 2 curved, (very sword-like) 25 inch sticks and a 5 inch ring. The player, placing a stick in each hand and the ring over both sticks crossed at the center, players simply open their arms wide (and quickly) in order to propel the spinning ring toward the other player. That other player then uses the point of one or both of the sticks to catch the flying ring and sends it back again in the same manner. The faster and harder a player flares the sticks, the farther the ring will fly, sometimes up to 50 yards, even in strong winds.

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Duo Pop – a Gameshow for your iPad

Ever since I was little, I always loved the idea of family game night. It always made me feel special and I always had so much fun! I guess psychologists have a million different reasons why family time is so important to the development of a child. I just know it was one of the highlights of being a kid, and it made me feel a whole lot closer to my mom and dad.
Well, here’s something you dont see everyday, a multi player gameshow for the iPad, think Jeopardy, without the need to phrase the answers in the form of a question. Each player gets their own “Popper” in order to buzz in with an answer. The apps are available on iTunes and with several titles to choose from, family game night can be a blast!

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Roadkill Toys – They take Guts to Play with… Literally

I spent my Sunday at the Toy Fair here in NYC, and while I have quite a few things to share with you, (and I will) for some reason these toys are the ones I can’t seem to forget about! They were adorable, cartoon-y, then shocking, hysterically funny and I couldn’t help but smile all day, they were thought out down to the last detail, super professional and as it ends up, I just have to have one! I mean, I’ll get one for my daughter, yes.. that’s it, that’s my story.
Meet Roadkill toys, they embody every single characteristic of a warm and fuzzy, collectable, super cuddly plush animal, of course one that has been run over… perhaps more than once… and their crucial internal organs are hanging out, but rest assured that their entrails can be tucked back inside and zippered up for the more squeamish among us. Complete with body bags, toe tags and a suitable for framing certificate of death, these suckers are what kids dreams are made of… um nightmares? Well, anyway, lets just say they should have some sort of sleep issues with these adorable little dead things.

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