One of LEGO's oldest lines, and newest lines are now available at Best Buy. A trusted brand since 1978, LEGO City has seen many shapes, sizes and subcategories in its 30+ years and nearly 300 sets. DC and Marvel Superheroes, however, are newer, having seen just two years or so of the spotlight. Both, however, have video games dedicated to them coming out this year. Come take a look at LEGO City and the Superheroes line.
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The Friends line is one of the newest LEGO products out. Introduced in 2012, it features uniquely designed urban themed sets and minifigs unlike any others seen, including those in the City product line. With sets for everything from Vet offices to Rehearsal Stages, Friends promises a different style of LEGO products that you've never seen before. Come check out Plug-In's look at Friends.
With sets recommended for children as young as 18 months, Duplo is the perfect LEGO product to start your youngsters on their pathways to creativity. With large, bright and colorful pieces, your children can sit for hours making their favorite animals, playing with their favorite Disney characters, or just stacking pieces on top of each other and making their own creations. Now, Duplo lands at Best Buy, and Plug-In takes you through some of the sets available now.
Every year, dozens upon dozens of LEGO sets are released. With so much out there, how do you get started? Are you just looking for the more traditional buckets full of regular loose pieces, licensed products like LEGO Marvel Superheroes or the Ninja Turtles, or maybe some of the LEGO Original style sets you grew up with, like City? Come take a look at Best Buy's wide selection of LEGO for ages 1 1/2 and up, and learn about some of the terminology you will encounter from time to time.
It is a period of LEGO War. Rebel spaceships, coming from LEGO Headquarters had arrived at Best Buy and have won their first victory and appear now in the Expanded Selection. During the battle, many different varieties of LEGO Star Wars have emerged ready for you to bring home.
Come take a look at the growing selection of Star Wars LEGO at BestBuy.ca, including an unboxing of the new AT-RT model.
LEGO's newest product line, Legends of Chima has landed at Best Buy, and having recently expanded the assortment of one of the world's most beloved toy lines, Best Buy now carries a big assortment of the line - from rip cord speedors to full vehicle sets. Legends of Chima is primed to be one of the big lines for LEGO in 2013. Come check it out!
The Neo Geo was the cadillac of gaming consoles in the early 90s, and game life to some of the most well known and longest running gaming series. 20 years after it rose to prominence, the Neo Geo X looks to bring back some of those memories. Plug-In had the chance to unbox one of these consoles. Come take a look!
Since 1932, the developers of Lego have been sparking creativity while giving kids of all ages the opportunity to buid stories with coloured blocks. From the toddler to the executive, Lego is the ideal entertainment to get your brain going.
When the weather outside is frightful, tis the season to hide out inside and play games with the family. Although board games can be a lot of fun, you just can’t beat a night gathered around the TV with the latest and greatest video games. This year, you can give the gift of family time when you pick up some of the best family games of 2012.
Check out a few of these great titles and get ready for some fun winter nights:
For me, stockings are one of the best parts of Christmas. In addition to buying the typical practical items, I try to make a point of getting unique gifts that they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves. Fortunately Best Buy has lots of items that meet both of these criteria. I am going to give you 15 suggestions but I bet you can find a bunch more if you cruise their online shopping site. Stuffers shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg so all are under $15.
Yep, it’s true! It is officially that time of year again. Time to start thinking about Christmas and holiday shopping. While I am a huge fan of Christmas, I swear it feels like we just had Easter! Is it me, or does time fly faster and faster every year? If you’re like me and are a little thrown by how quickly the holiday season has descended upon us, I’m here to help by listing the hottest toys of 2012. Whether you have a toddler, pre-teen, or full-fledged adult to buy for, these toys are sure to be winners.
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Every November, parents begin to enter their annual holiday panic mode. What do their kids want this year? Making the right choice can mean all the difference between a good holiday and the best holiday ever.
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Want your pre-school child to develop their memory, motor skills and intelligence while on the computer? Then go for quality educational computer games designed by companies who know what kids need in order to learn.
There have been dozens of studies trying to determine if computer-related technology actually benefits young children. While study results vary, the general consensus is that exposure to intelligent software helps younger children develop intelligence, structural knowledge, nonverbal skills, complex manual dexterity, and long-term memory. You just have to get the games that are smart and fun.
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Whether they're for your kids, or if you're just a big kid yourself, Mega Bloks has something (or a few somethings) that should get that, squealing, jump up and down, can't wait to tear open the packaging and start building, part of you (or them) all riled up. Best Buy is happy to announce their expanded toy section will now be carrying Mega Bloks.
Light, sturdy, and easy to fly are the key features most people look for when they start searching for an RC plane, and the LiteHawk Zoom fits the bill perfectly.
There’s a lot of power under the hood of the LiteHawk Zoom. Brushless Motor Technology gives you the juice to take flight, Carbon Reinforced Links create a solid little plane without adding weight, and Detachable Landing Gear is perfect for taking off or landing on rough surfaces. And even though it’s created from foam, the LiteHawk feels super sturdy.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve owned a few RC cars in your time. In my house, we’ve run through everything from cars to planes and helicopters, and the one thing I can count on for sure is that they won’t last. The run-of-the mill, built-to-the-usual specs RC vehicle can’t stand up to the use and loving abuse from a family of boys who just want to go bigger, farther, and faster.
But the Traxxas Slash 4X4 isn’t a run-of-the mill, built-to-the-usual specs type of RC vehicle. It flies across the grass, speeds across the pavement, and rips up the brush no matter where you put it. With an all-new rigid chassis that’s smooth underneath, it has a high ground clearance to avoid snags and tangles in tall grass and it will bounce back and keep going, no matter how high or fast it goes. It even has waterproof components like the electronic speed control, receiver box, and high-torque digital steering servo, so you can rip through puddles or take it out in the rain.
My kids have destroyed many different types of remote control vehicles in the course of the past few years – some haven’t even made it through an hour with them before it was smashed to bits. But when you buy as many remote control cars, trucks, and helicopters as I do, the best part is you learn a thing or two along the way. And the one thing I’ve picked up is that, when it comes to RC, you go Traxxas or you just don’t bother.
Remember the days when the RC car that your parents bought you for Christmas maxed out at 20 km/hr? Well Traxxas RC Cars would demolish that car in a race. The team at Traxxas has taken the original concept of RC cars and supped it up. Oh! and if you think you’re just limited to RC cars, think again… Traxxas offers RC boats too – same intensity just on water.
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Some folks might read 'game night' and think Sports, or perhaps a Call of Duty fiesta with friends online. Time was, Game Night meant pop corn and dice rolls, chips and trivia. Today we fondly remember this classic pastime, with a few thoughts on bringing it back.
Occasionally, a ‘toy’ comes out that I just need to have, not just for my kids, but because I personally think it would be fun to play with. The Parrot A.R.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter is high on my list of must-have playthings. Not only do you control it via your smartphone or tablet via the A.R. FreeFlight 2.0 app, but it gives you a real, live HD view of the world from its vantage point in the air. Yes, humans can’t fly like the birds, but the Parrot A.R.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter is at least a great, and fun, simulation of the experience.
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If you’re looking for a way to keep motivated and in shape this summer, consider the new Nike Tom Tom GPS Sport Watch. I gave this new Nike product a test run (yes pun intended), last week. I have only glowing reviews for what I feel to be an absolute necessity for anyone who is looking to challenge themselves and become a runner.
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The technology rumor mills typically are all hovered around Apple products; however these days Google is attracting lots of interest in a product they hope to launch by the end of 2012, Google Glasses. Before you read any further, please note that most of what’s circulating is rumor. People are buzzing about theses glasses, predicting what features they’ll have and which ‘may’ be in testing mode right now, although Google won’t confirm or deny the rumor.
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It's that time of year folks, were we get together with the family and eat/drink more than is healthy, watch some christmas movies, and generally spend time with the relatives. After last years unfortunate incedent with Great Aunt Gerty and the twister board, you've decided to keep the board games in the closet where they belong, but what to do for fun? Well, Kurtis has you covered folks, with a list of digital distractions for the festive family gathering.
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I’ve quickly learned that the trick to becoming the “the cool aunt” is giving the best gifts every Christmas. This year I’m planning on dazzling a couple of young boys who are on Santa’s nice list with one of the coolest remote controlled devices on the market today – it’s a toy called the Protocol RC Helicopter Falcon Jet.
When your little Picasso first put crayon in hand and began to doodle, odds are they did it with a Crayola crayon or marker. That’s because out of all of the art supplies available to parents (and kids) Crayola has been the brand that parents have continued to turn to over the years. And why wouldn’t they? The colors are bright, the markers aren’t permanent, and the clean up is easy (even if they did a massive doodle on your walls).
Christmas may be a magical time for kids, but you can’t deny that shopping for toys can be really fun for parents too. There’s something exciting about sourcing out the newest and coolest gadgets and gizmos. It can really get you into the Holiday spirit no matter if you are walking up and down the aisles of a store with hot chocolate, scrolling through the best deals on the Best Buy App, or shopping in your PJ’s at home while listening to Christmas carols.
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Canadians love their gadgets. Why would’t we? They help us communicate, stay organized and generally make life easier. But the downside is that most are battery-operated. We buy close to 500 million batteries annually in all shapes and sizes and replace/upgrade our cell phones every 18 to 24 months. That’s a lot of dead batteries floating around.
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