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    You Don’t Want to Eat These Gummy Bears By the Handful

    I know that the sense of smell is tied to the sense of taste, but I don’t think that’s supposed to apply to the intoxicating scent of fresh highlighters. So, despite these gummy bears being a feast for the eyes and the nose, you might want to leave it there and skip the mouth part. […]

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    UNICEF Makes a Fitness Band to Get Kids Active Against World Hunger

    With the holidays fast approaching, UNICEF has found a nice confluence of 2015 holiday gold — wearable technology and Star Wars — to help them get kids active in more ways than one. The UNICEF Kid Power Band is coming exclusively to Target, and while Star Wars might be the bait that hooks kids, there’s […]

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    The Merch Awakens: 22 Ways to Get More Star Wars in Your Life

    We’re all excited for The Force Awakens — especially after that new trailer — but we’re just as stoked for the mountains of merch pouring forth from the floodgates opened when Disney bought Lucasfilm. Star Wars has been inextricably linked to its merch empire since the early days, but today that empire is striking back […]

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    Loot Crate October 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    TIME was the theme for October’s Loot Crate – and, quite appropriately, since October was also the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future II. The box also celebrated the timeless appeal of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and the timey-wimey charm of Doctor Who. This month’s Loot Crate ended up being one of our favorite […]

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    Smart Anatomy is Nothing Like the Operation Game We Grew Up With

    Long gone are the days when Operation was every kid’s first anatomy teacher. We’ve got smart technology now, and every once in a while, that smart technology is used to make some of us smarter. Oregon Scientific has a new toy called Smart Anatomy that endeavors to get kids familiar with how the human body […]

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    Painting Lulu Takes the Coloring Book Digital

    Keeping kids entertained on the cheap — it’s one the pillars of parenting. Coloring books are a solid choice, but coloring is a hard sell these days if it doesn’t involve screen time. Painting Lulu is an app/coloring book combo that pulls that trick off cheaply, providing entertainment for the little ones and a little […]

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    Digital Boogie Board Helps Kids Learn to Write, Sans Paper

    Against all odds, Boogie Board has managed to find success with its cheap eWriters — erasable digital writing tablets that let you save handwritten notes in digital format. Today, they’re taking that concept to kindergartners with the Play n’ Trace, a semi-transparent writing pad built to help kids practice their ABCs in a more eco-friendly […]

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    24 Incredible 3D-Printed Objects

    We are aware of the artificiality — it’s hard to justify narrowing the world of 3D printing down to 22 products when the limit to 3D printing approaches the limits of the imagination. There’s a whole universe (Thingiverse, whatever) of things you can print yourself as long as you’ve already done the hardest part of […]

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    Loot Crate September 2015 Review + Coupon Code

    Call forth some hard-hitting companions and get ready to SUMMON an epic crate! All the monsters you can fit in your pocket, as well as the ones you need some crazy circle-drawing skills to bring to the realm – are all celebrated this month. To that effect, September’s Loot Crate featured awesome items from Blizzard, […]

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    Nerd Block Sept 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    As we prepare for the highly anticipated release of the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Nerd Block has joined in with the festivities to bring us one of the first exclusive merch items from the upcoming movie. Our trip through HYPERSPACE in September, also included items from Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, and you are sure to […]

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    Geek Fuel August 2015 Review

    Geek Fuel is amongst one of the best geeky subscription boxes out there. Each month is a surprise, especially since the box lacks a theme. But we do love ourselves some surprises! Here’s what we found in August’s Geek Fuel box: Exclusive Deadpool T-shirt. This is an homage to our favorite chimichanga-eating superhero with attitude. […]

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    Loot Crate August 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    This month, the VILLAINS are back! Whether they are terrifying or tragic, something about those bad guys and girls is just plain fun. Perhaps it’s their snazzy outfits, their army of henchmen, or their totally relatable “treat o’self to some sweet loot” attitude, in any case we can appreciate villains as much as we do heroes. […]

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    Nerd Block August 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    Nerd Block’s August box was all about enjoying the end of summer, and making sure it goes out with a splash. To that effect, in side of the box were plenty of useful summer-centric items. Here’s what we found in our box: Exclusive Ghost Trap Lunch Box – Who said ghost traps are just for […]

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    Hasbro Molds September 16 Into World Play-Doh Day

    Reach into the closet for those old cans of Play-Doh and hope they haven’t all dried out, because as of this year, September 16 is officially World Play-Doh Day. The powers that be, or Hasbro, or whoever have deemed it so. Apparently, September 16 has been National Play-Doh Day since 2006, but we live in […]

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    Watch LEGO’s Minecraft: The Mine Get Built in a Minute

    LEGO’s Minecraft series is the perfect marriage between two amazing franchises. After all, Minecraft looks like it’s made out of LEGO pieces! And if you can’t get enough of the two, than you’ll love LEGO’s The Mine building set because it’s basically the flagship of LEGO’s Minecraft series.  To that effect, this intricate set packs […]

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    Power Up Box August 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    Power Up Box is one of the newer geek subscription boxes on the market. One of the things that makes Power Up Box unique is that it doesn’t have a set theme for their monthly geek box. As a result, each box is always a surprise, and almost feels like a Christmas morning experience each […]

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    12 Must-Have Star Wars Swag From Force Friday

    A merch storm the likes of which we have never seen started last Friday, when Disney unleashed the irresistible power of Force Friday. Let’s just say the decision to release the movie the week before Christmas was a calculated decision that the Sith would be proud of, because loads of wallets are going to be […]

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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO Sets Are Finally Unveiled

    Get ready — Lego started releasing their Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens sets as part of Disney’s Force Friday event last week, and you’d better believe there’s more where that came from. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves — there’s a lot already here to get through, so let’s start getting […]