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    WowWee CHiP is the Robotic Dog We’ve Been Waiting For

    At CES 2016, we met CHiP, the latest pup in the wide world of robotic dogs. CHiP knows plenty of tricks, like sitting and playing soccer, but it turns out there’s a lot more going on in this 21st century pet. Andrea Smith of MommyTech TV sat down with Sydney Wiseman of WowWee to talk […]

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    This Little Smart Piggy Bank Does a Lot More Than Store Coins

    Spiral Toys is no stranger to connected toys thanks to their CloudPets line, but their newest release looks like it means business. Wiggy is a connected piggy bank that could mean bank for kids lucky enough to have this guy in their corner. Wiggy is a piggy bank with Bluetooth connectivity that wants to help […]

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    Oliba Transforms Ordinary Teddy Bears Into Smart Bears

    Oliba is a baby-proof toy tracker that you can tie to your kid’s favorite stuffed animal. It pairs with an app so you always know where that beloved toy is. Oliba can read stories or play lullabies selected from the app or ones you have recorded yourself for your baby. If you have ever seen […]

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    Powered Geek Box November 2015 – Review and Coupon Code

    November’s Power Geek Box was a solid one, but definitely not one of its best to date. That said, inside we found an assortment of fun items from some popular geeky franchises, along with some retro inspired paraphernalia. Here’s what we found in November’s box: G.I Joe Cobra Command Logo T-Shirt Doctor Who Adipose Vinyl Fig […]

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    Loot Crate November 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    Loot Crate November was all about COMBATing boredom by exploring the fun and fantastical fighters who take crazy combat to exaggerated arenas. To that effect, the box included exclusive items from Street Fighter, Fallout 4 and Cute But Deadly, plus a few more. Here’s the list of hard-hitting items we received in our box: Exclusive Cute […]

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    UnBaskets Are Anti-Fruit Baskets for Millenials

    Tired of always winning the same wicker basket with your boss ugly sweater with the lights, garland, and 3D Rudolph nose and antlers? Might as well tell the powers that be what you want for your efforts this year — UnBaskets is the latest gift box dealer, and they’re here to be the antithesis of […]

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    14 Hot Toys for Kids – A Gift Guide

    Need help on what to get the kids this holiday season? Admittedly, probably not — if they haven’t given you their pages-long, annotated wish lists yet, it only means that they’re still writing them. But, no holiday season is complete without a few surprises (hopefully good ones), and there are few things as satisfying as […]

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    Nerd Block November 2015 Review and Coupon Code

    “Tis’ the Season”, and November’s Loot Crate box certainly got us into the holiday spirit this with some great nerdy goodies and collectibles. To that effect, in the box we found some exclusives for Sherlock, Firefly and Star Wars! Here’s what we found in November’s box: Exclusive Sherlock Vinyl – No crime is too small when a […]

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    Worst Week Ever for VTech As 5 Million Toys Get Hacked

    According to reports last week from Motherboard and the BBC, a security flaw exposing sensitive information, including pictures of children and chat logs between parents and children, could potentially affect millions of VTech users. The flaw was discovered by a concerned hacker who passed along their findings to Motherboard, and the subsequent reports have prompted […]

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    Ditch the Drones, Get a Remote Controlled Wienermobile Instead

    I think Amazon said they were doing something with drones over the weekend or something, but I don’t care because that’s not the real story this week in unmanned vehicles. The Mini Wiener Rover may not deliver as many things as Amazon, but it excels at wiener transport, which is what we all really need […]

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    Doraemon and Hello Kitty Team Up For Super Cute Merch

    The stars have aligned — better prepare for a cute overload now that Doraemon and Hello Kitty have finally teamed up. The two companies behind the massively popular Japanese cartoon characters agreed to license a crossover line of merchandise back in July, and now we’re finally getting a look at some of finished products. Besides […]

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    Powered Geek Box October 2015 – Review and Coupon Code

    Coming in a bit late for Halloween, October’s Powered Geek Box was vaguely themed for the scary holiday. Unlike Loot Crate and Nerd Block, Powered Geek Box is a subscription box that doesn’t come with a monthly theme. That said, there was plenty of geeky goodness to be found in October’s box. Star Wars X-Wing fighters T-shirt […]

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    Taking the Parrot MiniDrone for a Spin

    This post brought to you by Parrot. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Chip Chick. Remote control vehicles have been a holiday mainstay for as long as I can remember — the year I finally graduated from Hot Wheels under the tree to an RC car I could (and did) do some […]

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    This Drunk Teddy Bear Truly Captures the Holiday Spirit

    The opening line of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina reads, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” I think what Tolstoy was really trying to say, when you boil it down and/or stretch it really, really far, is that everyone has their own reasons for needing to consume larger than […]

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    Moschino Barbie Airs Gender Norm-Busting Ad Starring a Boy

    I’m still not sure what captivates me more about this Moschino Barbie ad — that it breaks childhood gender norms about playtime so boldly or how incredibly Moschino the whole thing is. I don’t think I’m coming off the fence anytime soon. The ad is for a limited edition Moschino Barbie wearing tiny clothes designed […]

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    Shots of LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse are Revealed, and Everything is Awesome

    It’s looking like Lego actually did call the Ghostbusters to advise on the creation of this set, because the minifigures and firehouse are on point. Lego’s newest (and priciest!) Ghostbusters set is of the team’s firehouse headquarters, and it’s required purchasing for anyone who paid up for the Ecto-1. A dozen minifigures are included in […]

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    Nerd Block October 2015 – Review and Coupon Code

    October was all about Halloween, and Nerd Block surely did not disappoint with a TRICK OR TREAT themed box. To that effect, Nerd Blockers were treated with screamingly epic loot – Alien, zombies and not one – but TWO vinyl figurines! Here’s what we found in October’s box: Exclusive Alien Ripley and Big Chap Xenomorph […]