Laser Pegs is the latest addition to my son’s building block collection. The lighted construction set works with the building blocks you likely already have, but the special magic is how they illuminate at the touch of a button.
When you get my son and his friend in the same room, everything suddenly becomes a competition. Who got the highest video game score? Who can run the fastest or jump the highest? Who found the biggest rock? It really doesn’t matter what it is, as long as there is a competition.
When you are a kid, there are few things more exciting than wresting. You have the larger than life characters, the crazy signature moves, and the giant championship belt. Wresting is entertaining on TV, but Toy State found a way to bring that excitement to your home with the WWE Rolling Ring series of R/C…
Every now and then you’ll stumble onto something unique. I was looking around online for some modern furniture and happened to find some modern design toys by Monroe Workshop. I had to share some of the photos here.
Toy State created the Nikko VaporizR 2, which is an RC car that can drive across land, snow, and water. This amphibious vehicle can drive straight into the water, stays buoyant as it maneuvers around, and then can come right back onto land for more fun.
Ozobot Bit won “Best Robot” at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show and it is easy to see why. Ozobot is a toy that makes learning fun and helps your child build critical thinking skills that will put them a step ahead in the classroom.
My son was ready for something new, so we tried out Pley – a Netflix-like subscription service for Legos. You just sign up for a monthly plan and they send you a box of Legos to play with. When you are done, you mail it back and a new set of Legos is shipped to you. My son was over the moon when our first Pley box arrived.
My son squealed in delight as the orange and white truck bounced over the rows of race cars. Last night, we had a monster truck rally in our living room and the Road Rippers Piston Thumper was the main attraction. At the press of a button, the engine roared to life, the motorized pistons lit up, and the suped up truck drove over my son’s collection of Toy State vehicles.
If you are still trying to figure out the perfect gift for the little boy in your life, the Hot Wheels High Jump Frenzy is an easy way to bring smiles. R/C cars are always a blast and all of the special features on the High Jump Frenzy make it stand out from the pack.
Eitech has several different kits that will give your child plenty to do when the weather outside turns cold. The Eitech Eiffel Tower Construction Set ($49.99) or Eitech Trail Bike Construction Set ($14.99) are really good entry level sets to try out. The robot, train, or space shuttle are fun to build and to play with.
After a few weeks of unpacking, we finally had a weekend where we could just relax and have fun. My son and I played football in the backyard. We took the dogs for a walk. And we took time to play with some toys. The latest addition to the toy box is the Hot Wheels Hyper Racer Light and Sound Spin King from Toy State. This car has an impressive light show, which instantly made it one of my son’s favorite toys to play with.
Hasbro’s toys from Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were a lot of fun to play with and seemed to supercharge my son’s imagination. When you look like Spider-Man and can shoot webs like Spider-Man, it is hard not to let your imagination go wild. And with the film coming out on DVD August 19, I’m sure there will be many more children with a sudden interest in this classic superhero.