Posts Tagged toys
Are you on the lookout for a new remote control toy in order to live out your childhood fantasies? After all, back when you were a wee lad, you were unable to own one of those remote controlled toys simply because your parents decided that getting one of those for you would spoil you, not to mention the money could have been better spent elsewhere. Well, now that you are working and are your own man, Thinkgeek tempts you with the $29.99 Color Capture Car R/C.
This is one unique remote controlled toy car, where it not only responds to your command from the remote in your hand, it also has a chameleon-like capability, as it captures color from a particular surface to change its lights to be as close as possible to the captured color. To make sure that it does not just go around in circles or figure of 8s on the floor, the Color Capture Car R/C will feature a rotating front axle that allows you to perform fun stunts and tricks. Of course, since it relies on LEDs, bright colors are reproduced best, while dark shades like dark browns and black cannot be reproduced. The remote control is powered by a couple of AA batteries, while the car itself can be charged via a power adapter.
The rest is here:
Color Capture Car R/C
Most of today’s kids would wonder how you actually kept yourself entertained back in the days when there was no Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Sure, some of us grew up in the generation when the Nintendo Entertainment System was the bee’s knees, but I am quite sure that plenty others lived through their respective childhoods while having plenty of fun even before the advent of “Pong”. There is nothing quite like exercising your imagination with just a cardboard box or the likes, and the $64.99 PlayBrix offers present day children the opportunity to do so.
Each purchase of the PlayBrix will include three sizes of blocks, where they are all touted to be made out of durable construction which should be able to last for years. It will definitely be a toy that your little one would want to share with the rest of his mates, as it help them job their imagination since they can be on a pirate ship, or perhaps re-enact a stagecoach hold-up, or perhaps they are well on their way to Hogwarts after boarding the train on platform 9 3/4. A total of 54 building blocks are in each set, consisting of 14 large, 10 medium and 30 small blocks.
Read the original here:
PlayBrix let your little ones figure it out
There is nothing quite like a bunch of rowdy kids in your home to tire yourself out a whole lot more compared to you completing a marathon. After all, these kids do seem to be bundles of inexhaustible energy, and since the world is constantly on the lookout for different sources of renewable energy, why not harness what your progeny have to offer? Of course, to do so in an inhumane manner is unforgivable, which is why we have to settle for a second best solution, that is, with the $21.99 Magic Movers Electronic Wand.
Basically, the Magic Movers Electronic Wand will not be able to harness the energy from your kids, but what it does is make sure that the little ones will be able to expend as much energy as possible, so that by the time dinner is over, they will be way too tired to bother you, and you can finally get some much needed peace and quiet around the home. The Magic Movers Electronic Wand would offer an interactive game that encourages kids to get up and move around when they play. There are more than 90 creative movements instructions stored in the wand itself, where they will be instructed to move! Leap like a lion! Hop like a frog! Stomp like a dinosaur! As long as it does not run out of the three AAA batteries inside, you are able to safeguard your precious quiet evenings.
View original here:
Magic Movers Electronic Wand
We did take a look at a NERF shooter yesterday, but that did not really come with the kind of sustaining firepower as it holds only 3 darts in its ammo reserves. The thing is, the NERF Triad Elite has an advantage of an extremely long range – we’re talking about being able to shoot up to 75 feet here, people! Well, for those who want something meatier, then you can settle for the $16.99 NERF Strongarm Elite Blaster, which also comes with a shooting range of up to 75 feet, and it will be able to splatter your target (if you are a good shot) with all 6 darts in rapid succession if the situation calls for it.
Of course, the asking price is also higher than the Triad Elite, but that is to be expected when you get a higher level of performance in turn. You can more or less say that the NERF Strongarm Elite Blaster is in the Elite line, where all of the darts and the internal firing mechanisms have been specially configured to achieve the 75 feet range, which is more or less double what most regular NERF products out there are capable of. The tactical rail itself has also been moved to the gun body, making it the sidearm of choice when you want to dominate the office.
View original post here:
NERF Strongarm Elite Blaster
When was the last time you had plenty of fun around the office with your colleagues, or at home in your own backyard with the kids? Surely getting a set of NERF guns to play with would help lighten up the seriousness of a particular situation, and it is great at building bridges in a safe and healthy manner. Well, assuming you are the type who feel it is best to take the enemy “out” before he or she is able to reach you, then the $9.99 NERF Triad Elite 3-Dart Mini Blaster would seem to be the ideal weapon of choice.
After all, the NERF Triad Elite 3-Dart Mini Blaster is capable of firing three shots at a range of 75 feet away. 75 feet! That’s really far, and it shoots three darts, not simultaneously, but one at a time, from that great a distance. The smart technology involved here will let the NERF Triad Elite 3-Dart Mini Blaster know just which barrels are loaded, hence directing air to those barrels only without you going through the motions of a misfire. Surely it is never too early to prepare for a summer that is filled with fun, right?
NERF Triad Elite 3-Dart Mini Blaster
If you happen to believe that falling in love would require the oft unseen Cupid sending his arrow right into the heart of your beau, with you as the intended target. Of course, one would think that such an arrow would feel painful when it “pierces” your skin, so why not settle for something that not only does not hurt one bit, but it is delicious to boot? This is where the $24.99 Marshmallow Bow comes in, where you will be able to begin a love affair with marshmallows all over again.
The Marshmallow Bow will be able to carry 25 mini marshmallows that paves the path for rapid action shooting, where it is capable of launching the mini marshmallows up to 30 feet! For most folks, projectile marshmallows are not something that you will be able to see every day. I can imagine a new competition at the office where all of your colleagues are lined up in a row, with mouths wide open, while you attempt to fire marshmallow bits into their mouths from a distance. Of course, you will need to provide your own marshmallows, and make sure the Marshmallow Bow remains nice and clean from roaches whenever it is stored away after use.
Did you have a basket of LEGO™ as a kid? A kid could play with LEGO or other construction toys for hours on end. Build houses, vehicles or whatever. But did you ever wish that someday you could have life sized houses or vehicles just like you designed? I did. Now days you have Minecraft and other video-based construction games which introduce different skills. But really, does building a virtual world stimulate the brain as much as building with your hands? I tend to believe not.
Over on Quirky.com, the site where users vote on which inventions should come to market, a creative kids construction product just got the go ahead for Quirky involvement. SPARK hopes to spark your kids imagination with modular parts that can be interchanged to create wheeled vehicles and more. SPARK really encourages kids to get as creative as possible while also letting them learn about mechanics of bikes, cars and the like. The concept is that SPARK comes with certain parts and pieces. Pedals, batteries and other devices could be added to make them functional. Or if parents want to go beyond vehicles perhaps other kits could be sold to encourage building of other objects. And what a great way to get parents involved in the building process. Stay tuned to Quirky for next steps in the SPARK development process. And look forward to finally constructing life sized gizmos.
[ Construct Your Own Vehicle copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
Go here to read the rest:
Construct Your Own Vehicle
They say that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and you certainly would not want Jack to end up growing as a dull boy, would you? I guess this is where some time out and toys would come in handy, and for just $24.99, you would be able to have plenty of fun with the Adventure Time Battle of Ooo Playset from ThinkGeek.
Yes sir, the Adventure Time Battle of Ooo Playset boasts of the living room/kitchen/bathroom of Ooo, with more than 50 pieces of adventure which are made out of Micro PVC, you can now have an officially licensed piece of Adventure Time fun! Really, it all depends on your imagination to make the set up as fancy as possible, where you forge new alliances and launch new adventures with Jake-shaped catapults, Kung Fu Finn and a handful of penguins.
View original here:
Adventure Time Battle of Ooo Playset
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nah, it is neither, but rather, chances are your neighbors and kids in the vicinity would be looking at the $14.95 Spaceman VFO Hand Sensor Electric RC Helicopter UFO. I am not quite sure just how true the claim of this being “the most advanced RC toy ever” is, but basically, it will be able to float around in a stationary manner just like that of a UFO as depicted in popular culture.
Well, the Spaceman VFO Hand Sensor Electric RC Helicopter UFO does not need you to have any kind of piloting credentials, as all you need to control it around would be the up and down movement with the IR transmitter. Of course, as its name suggests, you too, will be able to erly on the palm of your hand to control it, where placing your hand under the hovering helicopter in ‘sense mode’ will see some kind of modern day magic at work.
If you are feeling rather adventurous, then just turn off the lights when dusk falls, and you will be treated to a light show. Those who do not know that you own the Spaceman VFO Hand Sensor Electric RC Helicopter UFO might actually call the cops and say make a report of a UFO being in the neighborhood! It runs not on an alien energy source, but rather, will rely on old school AA batteries to keep it going.
[ Spaceman VFO Hand Sensor Electric RC Helicopter UFO copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
Desk Pets International Limited might sound familiar to some of us, as it is the manufacturer of interactive and action-packed micro-robotic toys and gadgets, where some of them include the CarBot, SkitterBot, and TrekBot among others. Well, the latest device from them would be known as the BattleTank, where it comes in the form of a palm-sized robotic tank which is said to be fully controllable regardless of whether you are using an iOS- or Android-powered device. Smartphones and tablets alike, as long as it runs on the right operating system, you can carry out your theoretical war games right there and then on the spot.
The BattleTank will arrive equipped with a couple of navigation modes that enable the tank to roam freely or charge into action to race and battle in multi-player mode. Desk Pets is said to unveil the BattleTank alongside its other released toy lines as mentioned earlier at the Toy Fair 2013 in New York City sometime next month. For the moment though, we will take a closer look at what the BattleTank is able to do, as it comes equipped with a range of play modes, sounds and maneuvers to engage you.
BattleTank sports a personality of its own, and in free-roaming mode, the BattleTank will take the helm, acting under its own direction and make quite a din with its engine-revving noises. If you want to (and most probably will, we humans absolutely love to be the captain of our own ship), you are also able to take control of the BattleTank in order to chase down an autonomous drone tank (which can be purchased separately of course), or to perform a re-enactment of your favorite tank battles with a friend.
Each successive hit from your opponent will slow down your tank, but it is a good thing that there are no shrapnel to worry about, and when you’re slower, it makes you more of a sitting duck than anything else, so if you can pull off a victory from there, it would certainly make even General Rommel, the Fox of the Desert, envious. Each BattleTank will retail for $24.99 a pop.
[ Desk Pets announce BattleTank copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]
See the original post:
Desk Pets announce BattleTank