on 11-26-201507:53 AM - last edited on 11-26-201509:01 AM by BBYMartin
Toys themed around education and science can be some of the most fun out there because they capture a great sense of discovery and adventure, as well as rewarding you with some accomplishment. I have always been a big fan of that sort of toy whether it was a puzzle, a building toy set, or even a camera so I could take a look at the world through fresh eyes. Let’s look at some gift ideas with that in mind.
We've witnessed the stability of the Traxxas Stampede. We've experienced the power of the Traxxas Summit. Now we prepare to feel the speed of the Traxxas Slash Fox! This 4WD 1/10 Scale RC Short Course Truck can go so fast you'll need to wear a seat-belt just to operate it! And speed is just one of the Fox's many impressive features. So, step on through the portal and see for yourself the incredible monster truck / race car combination that is the Traxxas Slash Fox. There's no other Traxxas RC vehicle quite like it!
Today we go for the ride of our lives! Come with me as I test & review the Traxxas Summit 4WD 1/10 Scale Remote Control Monster Truck. If you enjoy RC vehicles with size and power, then you'll love this high end monster truck that refuses to back down from any challenge. Feel the power! Wield the power! This truck is is wild, and you're gonna love it. Click through and read on to see what I mean.
Vtech has been a popular brand for toys as far back as I can remember. Both my sons had Vtech toys growing up, and we still have the old yellow car with shape sorter kicking around for the little ones to play with. Vtech has done a great job at keeping their toys current and that's easy to see when you try out the Kidizoom Smartwatch DX and the Action Cam. Read on to see why your kids will be adding these two to their Christmas lists.
If you haven't heard of Wonder Workshop and their creation Dash and Dot, don't worry, I'll fill you in. This robot team is fun to play with, interactive and educational. What more could you want from a kids toy? Just be prepared: your kids will be adding this smart and adorable robot duo to their Christmas list.
If you're as excited about the upcoming Star Wars film as the rest of the galaxy is, then you're probably already well aware of the vast collection of amazing Star Wars toys that have recently landed on this planet. One of these items is the First Order, Special Forces, Tie Fighter―a toy with no fancy electronics, that doesn't actually fly, and yet has something going for it that makes it truly wonderful: It requires imagination! Join me inside as I review this very cool play-set that returns play to its old-school form, where using one's imagination was what made play fun!
byBBYMartin11-06-201509:00 AM - edited 11-20-201512:59 PM
Toys are an essential part of the holidays, and this is a great year for new toys. There are new motorized vehicles, new robots, and many new smart toys you control with an app on a smartphone or tablet. This is also the year we get to play with a whole new selection of Star Wars toys to coincide with the release of the new Star Wars movie. Best Buy is going to give four lucky people a chance to win a huge selection of these awesome toys. The prizes for this contest are absolutely incredible. Learn how to enter to win the most amazing toy contest you can imagine.
This year is the best in a long time for new toys. Many amazing toys have been announced this year, so it’s likely that you aren’t even aware of all that is now available. Bestbuy.ca is always a great destination for toys, with a huge selection and amazingly fast shipping. Also, we have been reviewing many of these toys on the blog, so you can learn what they can do and make a more informed decision this holiday season. Here is a summary of some of the top toys of 2015:
Today I consider the first of 3 awesome Traxxas RC vehicles that are each a part of our Top 25 Toys of 2015 list. This one is the Traxxas Stampede 2WD 1/10 Scale RC Monster Truck, and it's been tearing up the road during testing! The Stampede may not be the biggest, the fastest, or the most powerful Traxxas RC truck on our list, but it rates second to none when it comes to performance! I've been seriously impressed with this monster machine so far. Click on through to find out why!
on 10-31-201506:54 PM - last edited on 11-24-201504:29 PM by BBYMartin
Drones can come in all sizes, as Parrot likes to demonstrate with its MiniDrones line of more diminutive gizmos. And now, it seems there’s a small army of them—on land, air and sea. Previous designs have been augmented in various ways to make this new batch of mini robots smarter, sleeker and more precise. I took a few for some testing and found them to be fun for as long as the battery could last.
Step right up and meet the new Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid—this is the Droid you're looking for! And I think that once you've read this review, you'll agree that you've finally found him. This little guy does everything short of saving the galaxy single-handed, and once you've seen him in action, you're almost guaranteed to want one. Click through and read on for full details of this amazing little robot. He's waiting to meet you.
byLeo_Bond10-26-201512:02 AM - edited 10-26-201512:19 AM
Meet the Sphero SPRK Edition App-Controlled Robot—the unique, interactive toy ball with the motto, "PLAY IS A POWERFUL TEACHER." It may not look like it, but there's actually a whole lot going on with this seemingly simple sphere, and it's all unleashed by the special SPRK App. Join me inside as I unlock the secrets of how learning meets fun with the Sphero SPRK Edition. I think you'll be impressed!
Say hello to the mini robotic marvel who's loyal, friendly, and a whole lot of fun! He's the new Meccano Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot, and he wants to be your friend. If you're ready for a robotic companion that will tell you jokes, keep you company, and obey your every command (or at least several pre-programmed ones), then click on through and read all about the Meccanoid G15.
on 10-15-201505:35 PM - last edited on 10-23-201509:39 AM by BBYLaura
Welcome to the wonderful world of REV—Robotic Enhanced Vehicles! This cool new RC racing set from WowWee Canada gives you the option to play against a "computer" (much like a video game system) or to go one-on-one with a real human opponent. It's almost like having a race car themed video game come to life! If you'd like to learn all about the WowWee REV Robotic Enhanced RC Vehicle Starter Pack, then click on through for the full report. I'm sure you'll be as impressed with these innovative RC race cars as I am!
on 10-03-201502:42 AM - last edited on 10-23-201509:36 AM by BBYLaura
Do you wish to be trained in the power of the Force? If you think you've got what it takes to become a true Jedi Master and train with the legendary Yoda himself, then your first step is to read this review of the Star Wars 16" Legendary Yoda Interactive Robotic Toy. Contained herein is all the knowledge you'll need. So, if you're ready to unlock the Force within you, then read this blog you must!
If your child is lobbying you for their very first pet, you may have concerns about the general welfare of the beast, such as whether or not your child will remember to feed or clean up after it. If this is a worrisome issue for you, you can always opt instead to get them a robotic pet. Take, for example, the very lifelike Zoomer Kitty Interactive Robotic Cat. There are no messes to clean up, and there's no need to feed her, yet she behaves much like a real live cat. She plays, she purrs, and she's your child's fine feline friend. Read on to learn more about what this kool kitty can do!
on 09-28-201510:51 PM - last edited on 10-23-201509:40 AM by BBYLaura
If you're a fan of Star Wars, then you can't help but love the awesome new Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers. Today I review 4 of them: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, & Kylo Ren. Past and future collide in this amazing new set. So grab the keys to the Falcon and step on through the portal, where advanture awaits! This is role playing fun on a whole other level!
Introducing the Meccano Meccanoid G15 KS Personal Robot—the only toy I've seen to date that has more moving parts than me! Ok, maybe not, but this is one complicated (in a good way ... mostly) robot! Half puzzle, half human (no, not really), this guy is sure to provide hours of fun, or at least take a good many of them up. So step on through the portal and take a look at this truly amazing machine. One way or another, he's sure to impress ...
Today I review the Zoomer Dino Jester Interactive Dinosaur Robot & consider the ways in which he is, and is not, similar to the Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex. If you enjoy smart / robot toys and would like to know just how well Jester measures up, click on through and consider the evidence. He's definitely not a scary dino. Jester is more of a clown. Read on to see what I mean.
Today I examine the first of 2 Zoomer Dino robots that I've recently been testing. This one is the Jurassic World Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex, and although it's very similar to its counterpart, the Zoomer Dino Jester Interactive Dinosaur Robot, the 2 dinos actually feature very different designs, personalities, and even some technical differences with their respective remote controls. So, click on through and read my review if you'd like to learn all about this very scary Jurassic World Indominus Rex. I dare you!
on 09-09-201501:01 AM - last edited on 10-23-201509:37 AM by BBYLaura
Today I take a look at the new Air Hogs Star Wars remote control X-Wing Starfighter. This is yet another hot Star Wars item that just debuted on Force Friday. Join me inside for a full review with lots of original photos and a short video clip in which I briefly discuss a few of the X-Wing's key points. If you're a Star Wars fan, you're sure to love this toy. So why not click on through and see what I mean?!
on 09-06-201503:44 PM - last edited on 10-23-201509:36 AM by BBYLaura
Today's post kicks off a series of toy reviews that I'll be doing over the next few weeks on some of the coolest toys of 2015. The first item I'm considering is the Air Hogs Star Wars RC Ultimate Millennium Falcon, but I'm also currently testing the Air Hogs RC X-Wing Starfighter, the Jurassic World Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex, and a whole lot more! Read on for full details on the Falcon, and stay tuned in the coming days for more amazing toys!
Best Buy will be getting many new, highly anticipated Star Wars themed toys this fall. These toys include the technologically amazing and fantastically fun BB-8. Here are some details on what will be available very soon.
Today we wrap up our 3 part series on educational toys that will help your child in the early stages of his or her formal education. Please join me inside as I investigate the importance of memory to your child's future education. This is certainly an important theme, and not merely during your child's formative years. Memory is a lifelong tool that we all rely on each and every day. You might just find yourself wanting to work on your own memory by the end of this post. And, as always, I'll suggest a few toys / products that are sure to help with memory development. So, click on through and let's get started!
on 08-28-201508:22 AM - last edited on 10-23-201510:47 AM by BBYLaura
Today I take an in-depth look at the new LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum (along with 2 classic LeapFrog LeapPad learning games). Join me inside and we'll learn together whether or not the good folks at LeapFrog have hit yet another home run .... I'll just give you this one little hint: They have! It's their biggest children's tablet yet, and, as always, it's packed with fun, educational, and amazing features! So, click on through and read all about it!
If your child's confidence in his or her ability to learn seems like an important issue to you, click through and read on as I consider this issue in greater depth and ultimately suggest a few toys that may help to instill some early confidence in your child.
If you have a small child that will be heading off to preschool either this year or in the next couple of years, you're going to want to give them every possible advantage when it comes to their education. This is really the sort of thing where getting them an early start now can totally pay off in their future endeavours, so read on for a few interesting facts and helpful product suggestions.
byLeo_Bond08-07-201504:51 AM - edited 08-07-201504:59 AM
Have you ever wished you could ride in style as you cruise down your street? Well, now you can! No, I'm not talking about riding in a Limo, a Mercedes-Benz, or a Lamborghini. I mean riding on an electric hoverboard or unicycle!
While neither unicycles nor skatetboards are new ideas, it's certainly an interesting twist to electrify either of them. If you'd like to learn more about just how these exciting new modes of transportation work, click on through and read all about it. Who knows, maybe by next week you'll be scooting along to work on an electric hoverboard or unicycling through your local park? The future has finally arrived!
Drones are quickly becoming one of the best all-purpose gadgets out there. Whether you've got a little thing to fly around your neighbourhood or park or something more serious for your business or filming needs, drones can be just as helpful as they are fun. Be sure to take good care of your drones by outfitting them with some great additions. Please read on to find out about more of some of the best accessories for your drones.
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