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    Powered Geek Box January 2016 – Review and Coupon Code

    New year, new box! A true mystery box with no themes and no information, the Powered Geek Box will surprise you every month with a guaranteed t-shirt and lots of other random loot. Here is what we got this month: Stewie #selfie T-shirt – Sexy Stewie! 6″ Joker Body Knocker – Watch him sway side […]

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    Nerd Block January 2016 Review + Coupon Code

    Ok January does seem so long ago at this point, that said, January’s Nerd Block box is still very relevant in March. That is because it came with some Game of Thrones Merch as well as lots of Harry Potter merch, and we’re super stoked about the new Game of Thrones season starting next month, […]

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    Love2Learn Elmo Is The Most Advanced Elmo Yet

    It’s been 20 years since Tickle Me Elmo established as a hard rule that every year must have its signature Elmo doll. This year, it’s Love2Learn Elmo, and we got to see him in action at the 2016 New York Toy Fair. With an Elmo doll, you know what you’re getting at minimum — lots […]

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    Kurio Watch is a Grown-up Smartwatch for Kids

    Kurio has established themselves in the world of kid tech by offering a coming of age kind of technology — their products tend to allow for more freedom for kids than things we might see from VTech, without totally getting rid of parental controls. That’s what they’ve established with their tablets, and now it looks […]

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    ThingMaker is a $300 3D Printer For Kids That Makes Toys

    The two things holding 3D printers back from mainstream adoption is cost and relative difficulty of use. While they have been going down in price, it looks like both of those problems will finally be solved in 2016 — and everyone under the age of 13 stands to benefit the most. Late this year, Mattel […]

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    Spaghetti Chef Barbie Makes Her Own Pasta

    We saw Barbie move into the presidential race and into gymnastics coaching as part of her Careers line of dolls, but there’s one more doll coming out that deserves our attention. This year, Barbie will also become a chef cooking up spaghetti and meatballs. “But everyone can cook spaghetti and meatballs!” you say, understandably. Well, […]

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    Barbie Flippin’ Fun Gymnast Performs Her Own Acrobatics

    Barbie can and does do everything. This has been established, and we don’t need to belabor the point. The important part is which skills she decides to show us every year, and it looks like in 2016, one of those skills is going to be passing down skills to the next generation. In other words, […]

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    World’s First Baby Lego Minifig is Too Adorable

    Lego is looking to get everyone involved in the fun this year — even the ones who are yet too young to enjoy the joys of the brick. Fresh off the introduction of their first wheelchair piece, Lego is showing off their first mini minifig. Yes, babies finally have a part to play in the […]

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    Barbie Is Running For President

    Finally, a candidate we can endorse! Barbie was at the 2016 New York Toy Fair to formally announce that she’s throwing her tiny hat into the ring to become the leader of the free world. We unironically could do worse. Presidential candidate Barbie is coming in a two-doll set, which includes the candidate herself in […]

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    Barbie Hello Dreamhouse is Barbie’s First Smart House

    You’ll probably remember Hello Barbie from last year, if for no other reason than she seemed to make a bunch of people really mad. Well, the quasi-cyborg Barbie of last year wasn’t at the 2016 New York Toy Fair last weekend, but Mattel hasn’t given up on the Hello thing. This year, they brought along […]

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    RC Hoverboard Barbie Flies on a Real Hoverboard

    Ugh, of course Barbie would get a real, honest hoverboard before the rest of us. Here at the New York Toy Fair, Mattel is demonstrating the Barbie Star Light Adventure RC Hoverboard, and no, there are absolutely no wheels involved. You can see from the video what the deal is — Barbie’s basically hitching a […]

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    Robit Isn’t Just a Robot, He Wants To Be Your Butler

    What started out as a DIY project to create a fun way for a nine-year-old to learn programming is shaping up to become one of the most useful home robots yet — and the most affordable. Robit is a cute little wheeled robot who has become a guard dog, an assistant, and a friendly companion, […]

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    Ninjago Is About To Get A Slew Of New LEGO Sets

    It’s going to be a big year for Lego Ninjago — the animated show, Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, is still rolling, and there’s a movie spinoff from The Lego Movie planned for release in 2017. What better way to get everyone excited about all that than with new Ninjago sets? Lego will show off […]

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    Here’s LEGO’s First Wheelchair Minifigure

    In an effort to promote inclusivity, Lego has introduced a new wheelchair element in one of its newest sets. It’s the first time that Lego has addressed physical disabilities in their sets, the next move in Lego’s move toward making all builders feel welcome. The set in question is called Fun in the Park, and […]

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    Dash And Dot Are Robot Companions For Little Kids

    It’s never too early to get kids started on coding — not that they have to become developers, but it sure doesn’t hurt to give them the knowledge base! Last year, Wonder Workshop wowed us with Dash and Dot, two robot companions for kids ages six to ten that teach coding concepts in a fun, […]

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    Loot Crate December 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    December was all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and just like the sequel, Loot Crate’s December box did not disappoint. To that effect GALAXY was the very appreciate theme for the month. Here’s what we found in December’s box: Exclusive Star Wars Han Solo Vinyl Bobble-Head – by Funko – Hans Solo, beloved Star Wars icon, […]

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    Nerd Block Dec 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    Star Wars was on everybody’s mind in December, and rightfully so since the long-awaited sequel ended up being a smash hit. Fortunately, December’s Nerd Block was all about the Star Wars, with a little bit of Star Trek thrown in for good measure for the trekkies out there who might feel neglected. Here’s what we found in […]

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    Meccanoid Isn’t Just a Robot, It’s a Robotic Dinosaur

    Last year, Spinmaster showed MommyTech TV one of the coolest toys at CES in Meccanoid, a robot built from an Erector set and a simple robotic brain. Not only were kids able to get acquainted with building and programming, they got a singing, dancing robot buddy for their troubles. Spinmaster returned to CES 2016 with […]