Archive for March, 2012

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Radio Flyer is Holding Daily Giveaway

To celebrate the arrival of spring, Radio Flyer is holding their “Get Out and Play Daily Giveaway” where they will give away one FREE TOY every day from now until April 30th! To enter, simply visit www.radioflyer.com to register once and your name will be automatically entered into the drawing every day until the contest ends. Winners will be announced on Radio Flyer’s Facebook page so be sure to check each day to see if your name was chosen. Get your name in early for the most chances to win! Also, be sure to follow @RadioFlyer on Twitter and “like” Radio Flyer on Facebook: www.facebook.com/radioflyer.

Also check out zooLert’s giveaways.

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Assassin’s Creed III

Big news for every Assasin’s Creed fan out their! Ubisoft has announced that an Assassin’s Creed 3 game will be released this October (2012)! This new game will be set during the American Revolution where you will get to help America gain their freedom by killing of the British Army! For the most part Assassin’s Creed has always grab my attention especially Brotherhood! The Assassin’s Creed Games always struck me as cool, unique and something that always gives me the chills because of how epic every move is! Ubisoft always puts a lot of effort into making the Assassin’s Creed games as fun and addicting as possible. Hopefully the new Assassin’s Creed III will be just as good as its predecessors and hopefully Ubisoft will continue to put as much effort into this game as they did for all of their Assassin Creed games!

Click here for more information about Assassin’s Creed III

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Air Hogs Heli Cage Hands On Review

As much as we would all like to admit that we can fly an indoor helicopter, the truth is that in reality they are a little difficult to get used to. The worst part about flying a new helicopter is that before we can even get used to flying the plane we end up crashing the helicopter into a table or a random plant and before you know it your plane is broken because the cheap Styrofoam won’t hold. Air Hogs as been in business for quite some time now and they have really improved their techniques for making planes. The new Air Hogs Heli Cage is an upgrade from those cheap Styrofoam planes! The Heli Cage is built with a sturdy yet flexible plastic that can resist hard crashes and flexes on impact. Now the durable plastic may be an upgrade, but that isn’t the only thing protecting the helicopter from a huge hit. Another huge problem with R/C helicopters is that when the plane crashes the main rotor is too exposed and can crack easily. Air Hogs has come up with a simple yet effect way to protect the main rotor. The main motor is surrounded by a cage. The cage is round and surrounds the helicopter kind of like the way an electron circles around an atom! The unique design of the helicopter makes it fun to fly and you don’t have to worry about every little crash that your heli goes through. The price for the plane is not bad for $39.99 you get the Heli Cage, two tail rotors, a removable rotor tool and a remote control.

The plane comes with your basic up, down, left, right, left trim, and right trims controls. The Heli cage has a sleek design and the overall base of the heli is composed of gray, orange, and black paint. Overall the plane is fun and easy to fly and there are really not too many complaints. The only issue I found is that you are really going to want to buy rechargeable batteries to keep the fun going otherwise the plane has no structural flaws and can withstand a lot of hits. Flying an indoor heli is always fun and now the new Heli Cage R/C Helicopter allows you to fly your plane without any worries about it breaking on impact!

You can purchase the Air Hogs Heli Cage at: Target

The UNSTOPPABLE, CRASHABLE R/C Heli! Be aggressive! Be daring! The Heli Cage can take on anything! Maneuver through the toughest spaces and let nothing stand in your way. Charge, dodge, smash and don’t look back! It’s innovative ring shield system allows the Heli Cage to keep flying, even when you fly into something. Best of all, when you do crash, it will always land upright, ready for the next flight!

Package Includes:

1 Heli Cage
2 Detachable Rings
1 Controller/Charger

Available Now!

Age: 8+
Suggested retail price: $39.99
Batteries: 6 AA in Remote (not included)

For more information on Air Hogs please visit: www.airhogs.com

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Disclaimer: Product provided to facilitate this review. Opinions remain my own. No other compensation was received.

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CONTEST OVER: Xia-Xia Crab and Shells Giveaway

We are running a Xia-Xia Crab and Shells giveaway, come and vote. You might be a lucky winner.

Winner will get
1 Xia-Xia Crab (choose random)
1 Xia-Xia Shells (choose random)

Check out our Xia-Xia Crabs hands on reivew.


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Little Tikes TikeStix Playhouse Building Set Hands On Review

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Inspiring your kids to be creative is very important for improving their minds to think outside of the box! Any toy that has to deal with building or constructing is always a great way to get your kids up and using their imagination as well as their building skills! The new Little Tikes TikeStix is a fun and cool new toy that uses the basic tools so that your kids can easily pick up some pieces and start building!

The set is recommended for kids ages 4 and up and comes with 50 pieces. With over six possible building combinations to start off with your kids can create any toy that can be used for them to play with, for instance you can build a house so your kids can pretend to be home owners, or you can build a crib so that your kids can place their stuffed animals in it.

My younger sister has already built a house and a ticket stand for her movies and she continues to build even more fun toys like a wand or a cool sword for me to use! In all honesty I would have to say that the toy is great to use and can really keep your young kids entertained but at the same time you need to make sure all of your pieces are nice and clean because loosing pieces is not fun. As long as the station is clean when it is done your kids will have a blast building and playing with their new Little Tike TikeStix!

Here is one of creative desgin my kids came up with.

Where to buy Amazon, Walmart

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Skylanders Giants Coming This Fall 2012

Skylands: Spyro’s Adventure boasts of 3 awards at the 2012 Interactive Achievement Awards at D.I.C.E. 2012 for Outstanding Innovation, Family Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering. However, Activision isn’t stopping there. The publisher is releasing a sequel, Skylanders Giants, to be release this fall.

Within this sequel, it is to introduce 20 new characters tot eh game with twice the size in game and action figure form than the original. These figures are to illuminate the figure when its close the game’s “Portal of Power” by sporting “light technology.” The game is also supposed to feature all-new arenas, fresh gameplay options in battle mode, and enhanced elemental zones and new hero challenges. However, all characters from the original will be compatible with its sequel.

While Activision has not announced what platforms Skylanders Giants will arrive on or what the cost will be, many have referred to the original’s debut. Skylanders: Spryo’s Adventure was released for the Wii, Xbox 360, 3DS, Playstation 3, PC, and Mac at $70. But, additional characters that are available are on sale for separate purchase.

Skylanders Giants trackers:
Skylanders Giants Portal Owner Pack Tracker,
Skylanders Giants Starter Pack Tracker

Other Skylanders trackers:
Skylanders Spyro Adventure Character 3-Pack Tracker,
Skylanders Spyros Adventure Character Pack Tracker

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ARCHOS Kids Tablet

The market is swarming with new tablets for kids. The 7’’ Child Pad is no different when it comes to its competitive edge. ARCHOS is an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, and they are pushing for “entertainment for all”—including children of all ages. According to ARCHOS’s founder and CEO, Henri Crohas, the Child Pad is a tablet that is affordable for parents while fulfilling the entertainment value for kids.

This new tablet includes access to the Kids App Store that is powers by AppLib. The store is broken down into 14 categories and 10,000 apps of comics, communication, multimedia, games, books, entertainment, sports and etc. However, the tablet already pre-includes 28 kids’ apps like Angry Birds, Pig Rush, and Flight Frenzy. To please the parents, the Child Pad complies with the CIPA and COPPA regulations to ensure their kids’ safety. Parental controls and safe web browsing are managed by Edition Profil, the most efficient parent control software in world according to “Mobile Parental Filter.”

With a price of $129, the Child Pad will hit the market by the end of March. Overall, it includes:

• Latest Android version: 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich,” 1 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM
• Access to Kids App Store
• 10,000 apps of games, communication, comics, books, entertainment, and sports
• 28 pre-loaded apps
• Parental control powered by Editions Profil

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Android Kurio 7 Tablet For Kids

With the new iPad hitting the markets, more and more people are transitioning to the pad-mania. At the same time, more tabs are being innovated with various positive aspects in mind. One that is standing out among the crowd is the accessibility for kids and teens. However, concerned parents are anxious over the educational value, functionality, and safeness of the tablets. On the other hand, kids and teens are more apt to be taken into the wave if the tablet fulfills their entertainment requests. Taking these into mind, Techno Source has created the Kurio 7 Tablet to apply requests from parents and their younger tag-alongs.

The new Kurio 7 tablet is described by Techno Source as the “kid-friendly tablet that doesn’t cut out useful features.” It features a single core, 1-GHz Cortex A8 CPU, a memory of 512 MB of RAM, storage of 4GB, a micro SD card slot, Wi-Fi b/g/n, HDMI out, a front-facing camera for Skype, and a USB port. The tablet is accessible to the Android market without the ads, microtransactions, and inappropriate content. Access the web can be limited by parents by enabling them to filter out sites that they deem unsuitable for their young ones. While the tablet may not be as powerful as the Kindle Fire or iPad, it is a major step tablet-wise for kids and teens who are just inching for a tablet but are not yet ready.

Beating out Fuhu Nabi on Android version, Vinci Tab on price and design, and the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer on usefulness over the single digits, the Kurio 7 is definitely one to keep an eye on.

At a price of $199, the 7-inch Kurio 7* includes:
• 1-GHz Cortex A8 CPU
• Memory of 512 MB of RAM
• 4 GB storage
• Micro SD card slot
• Wi-Fi b/g/n
• HDMI out
• Front-facing camera
• USB port
• Parent-control on Android Market and web access

*8- and 10-inch will also be available on the market this year.

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New BRATZ Dolls Unveil by MGA Entertainment

MGA Entertainment is to unveil of a full range of new Bratz products this spring.

BRATZ® FUNK ‘N’ GLOW™ are the only fashion dolls with light up party dresses and tiaras that come to life with magical 3D dancing hearts, stars, gems and flowers. Put on the 3D glasses and watch the magical light show!

Product Features:
• Rockin formal dance fashions
• Light up party dress and tiara
• 3D glasses reveal cool holographic light designs on dress and tiara
• Lights have 3-way flicker pattern
• Includes purse, earrings and brush

Age Grade: 6+
Price: $24.99

BRATZ® CATZ™ are the cool cats that transform from daytime to nighttime catz for a night out on the town!

Product Features:
• Doll comes with sunglasses that convert to cat ears
• Fur wrap/boa transforms to cat tail
• Reversible skirt becomes tutu
• Totally poseable
• Includes pet cat!

Age Grade: 6+
Price: $19.99

BRATZ® FEATHERAGEOUS™ is the fashion doll that lets you create amazing hairstyles with the magic hair tool and feather accessories.

Product Features:
• Fabulous trendy fashions
• Easy-to-use styling tool
• 2 faux feathers for doll or girl
• Hair is streaked to accentuate styles
• Clips to attach feathers to dress
• Doll stand included

Age Grade: 6+
Price: $19.99

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MGA Entertainment Steps up Fight Against Cancer by Introducing “True Hope” Dolls

“True Hope” Bratz and Moxie Girlz dolls will be available in June 2012. Who said bald is not pretty; bald has its style.

MGA Entertainment company to support cancer research at city of Hope

American International Toy Fair, New York (Feb 10, 2012) –– Today, MGA Entertainment announced its commitment and support to the fight against cancer by launching new hairless versions of their hit doll brands, Bratz® and Moxie Girlz™. Under the banner “”True Hope,” MGA will release three Bratz® dolls – Cloe™, Yasmin™ and Cameron™, and three Moxie Girlz™ dolls, Avery™, Sophina™ and Jaxson™. Available at Toys“R”Us® stores and toysrus.com beginning in June, MGA will donate $1 for every “True Hope” Bratz® and Moxie Girlz™ doll, sold to distributors, to City of Hope for cancer research.

The announcement comes on the heels of an ever-growing social media movement that calls for toymakers to create hairless dolls to emotionally comfort young girls and boys who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments.

“MGA’s mission is to provide joy and happiness to kids around the world. We believe children are our legacy and want them to be healthy, have confidence in their imagination and build their dreams into reality,” said Isaac Larian, CEO MGA Entertainment. “We have a responsibility to children and we take that responsibility very seriously. The Bratz and Moxie Girlz “True Hope” dolls are designed to support and comfort young girls and boys who so bravely endure cancer treatments. MGA also wants to be an active supporter in the fight to develop lifesaving treatments for children.”

“We are proud that Toys“R”Us will be the first retail destination to offer “True Hope” dolls, which embody hope, strength and courage for children facing adversity,” said Jerry Storch, Chairman and CEO, Toys“R”Us, Inc. “This charitable initiative by MGA is consistent with our own philanthropic mission to help kids in times of need, including those fighting pediatric cancer.”
MGA has tapped City of Hope as the recipient of monies that will be generated from sales to retailers of these dolls. City of Hope is a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope’s research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles.

“City of Hope is at the forefront of research to ensure that people with cancer receive the best possible treatment,” said Steven Martin, vice president of marketing for City of Hope. “The support of MGA Entertainment will help our researchers in their drive to discover new and improved treatments. The “True Hope” Bratz and Moxie Girlz dolls are wonderful opportunities to raise funds for lifesaving research – as well as to raise cancer awareness among young people around the world.”