Archive for April, 2014

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Air Hogs Firewing

Air Hogs has created a new RC bird! This RC bird is called Firewing! Firewing is very detailed bird and flies like one too!

Take to the skies with the authentic flying action of the RC FireWing! This mechanical bird features a revolutionary patented drive and control technology enabling ultra realistic flight. Using 2.4 GHz communication you can fly several FireWing’s at the same time without any interference. Adjust the tail to alter its flight performance and watch in amazement as FireWing flaps, glides, swoops and turns just like a real bird. Flight has never been so natural with the ultra-realistic Air Hogs Firewing!

Age: 10+
Suggested Retail Price: $49.99
Available Fall 2014

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Air Hogs Elite Video Helix X4 Quad

In the fall of 2014 a new air hogs is coming out! The new Air Hogs is Air Hogs Elite: Video Helix X4 Quad. The Air Hogs Elite can record 200 feet in the air! You can also upgrade the micro SD card from 3GB to 64GB.

See the world in a whole new way with the Video Helix X4 Quad! Using a small and powerful camera, pilots can capture hi-res video and photos at the push of a button. Soar to heights of 200 feet recording at 60FPS! Want more video? Upgrade the included 3GB micro SD card for up to 64GB of storage! Using 4-channel control and onboard gyroscopic stabilization, the Video Helix X4 delivers incredibly stable flight for optimal performance and footage. Capture and share your flight experience with the hi-res Video Helix X4 Quad from Air Hogs!

Ages 12+
Suggested Retail Price: $79.99
Available Fall 2014

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The LEGO Movie: MetalBeard’s Sea Cow

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If you couldn’t get enough of The LEGO Movie the first time then brace yourself for this new MetalBeard’s Sea Cow ($249.99) playset! In this playset, the Micro Managers are on the offensive and trying to take down MetalBeard and our LEGO heroes, Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius, and Wyldstyle. Help our heroes get to safety on MetalBeard’s Sea Cow and prevent their capture from the evil Micro Managers!

MetalBeard’s Sea Cow ship is fortified with powerful cannons on the sides, flick missiles, and even a net to prevent the Micro Managers from getting onboard. Among some of the other awesome functions of the Sea Cow are: access to the captain’s cabin where you can check out maps, treasure chests, blueprints, and more, access to more hidden weaponry that can be found in the boiler room, space for a minifigure to operate a mounted gun, and the ability to lower and raise the anchors by turning the exhaust.

Our heroes, Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius, and Wyldstyle are minifigures that are included in this set along with MetalBeard and Queasy Kitty. Some of the weapons that you can equip them with are swords, flint guns, or flint pistols (which are included in the set.) Two Micro Managers are also included: the large Micro Manager has fold-up wings as well as hidden missiles, claws, and a satellite dish while the small Micro Manager has a net shooter to capture our heroes.

If you want to check out this LEGO set and recreate scenes from The LEGO Movie, check out our tracker here!

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Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with Gimbal-Stabilized 14MP, 1080p Camera

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Looking to take some breath-taking footage from a whole new perspective? Innovative company DJI has created remote controlled mini aircrafts that are equipped with cameras to allow people to see the view from the sky. With the Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with Gimbal-Stabilized 14MP, 1080p Camera ($1299), you can take your own amazing aerial photos and videos.

The Phantom 2 Vision+ comes with two essential parts, the Quadcopter itself and the remote controller/mount. The Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter uses a GPS-based navigation system for flight stability and contains a manual mode and an autopilot mode that will keep the Quadcopter in a fixed position for smooth and still photos.

With the Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter, this aircraft has a 5200 mAh battery slot that allows for 25 minutes of flight time. However, if you’re worried about what happens after those 25 minutes or worried about losing signal from the remote controller during flight, the Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter is armed with smart technology that will activate a “Return to Home” feature if the quadcopter cannot find a signal from the controller. If the aircraft also exceeds the control range distance from the remote controller (loses signal from the controller because the aircraft is too far), the “Return to Home” feature will also activate.  When this feature activates, the aircraft will make its way back to its original “home position” (which is set during the GPS process) and it will descend to the ground and then turn itself off. In addition, the Quadcopter comes with LED lights that will change colors to indicate the status of the aircraft such as if the battery is running low or if the remote control’s is losing signal.

As for the Phantom 2 Vision+ remote controller/mount, to actually move the aircraft, there are left and right joysticks. The left joystick controls the throttle (up/down) and the rotation while the right joystick controls the side to side and up and down tilts. Additionally, the camera that is attached to the Quadcopter is actually controlled via an app that is available for iOS and Android devices. On the remote controller, there is an area where you can attach your smartphone to the controller which will allow you to see what the Quadcopter camera is currently seeing. With the app, you can edit camera settings, check remaining flight time, take photos, start and stop video recordings, and tilt the Quadcopter’s camera for a more desirable angle.

If you’re looking to experience photography and videography from a completely different point of view or if you’re just interested in the product, check out our tracker here!

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Air Hogs Vectron Wave

Have you ever wanted to fly a UFO around your house? If you have you should check out the Vectron Wave. Vectron Wave by Spin Master is available in the fall of 2014. This UFO doesn’t require a remote control. All it needs is a palm to help it fly!

Control a UFO with nothing but your hands! The Vectron Wave puts you in control with the palm of your hands! Eliminate the need for a remote control. The Vectron Wave uses altitude-sensing technology to effortlessly hover above any surface. Control it with a wave of your hand and watch in amazement as it magically hovers above it. Grab a friend and play the ultimate game of catch. When you’re done, dock it on the launch pad for easy charging. Control the future of flight with the Vectron Wave!

Age: 8+
Suggested Retail Price: $24.99
Available Fall 2014

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Zoomer Beagle and German Shepherd

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Do you want a dog that’s not to much work? If you do Spin Master has created Zoomer+. Zoomer+ are lovable robots that act and look like dogs! Zoomer+ Now has a Beagle and a German Shepherd or (Bentley and Shadow). These new breeds are fun, cute, and a new friend for you to play with.

ZOOMER™, your REAL best friend is back in 2014! He is one year older, knows two times as many tricks and has three times as many friends. Introducing new breeds to the ZOOMER™ line, with a Beagle and a German Shepherd. ZOOMER+ is still all the fun of a real dog, none of the mess.

Age: 5+
Suggested Retail Price: $99.99
Available: Fall 2014

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Trash Pack Junk Truck Playset Hands On Review

When it comes to anything dirty the Trash Pack toys are number one! These creepy little critters are starting to flood the streets and dirty up our homes. So, it’s time to take out the trash with the Trash Pack Junk Truck playset. The Junk Truck playset is no ordinary vehicle. This truck can grab, squish, and load all of your trashie characters all at once! The Junk Truck playset comes with one Junk Truck vehicle, two exclusive trashies, and tons of fun playable features! These playable features include a claw which can grab you trahie characters and place them into their garabe cans, a compactor whcih can squish your trahies, and a junk bin which can store and launch trashies characters! When the garbage gets going the Junk Truck is on its way to pick up the mess!

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

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Rollercopter

RollercopterAre you tired of flying a helicopter and crashing it into a wall? If you are you should check out the Rollercopter! This new helicopter has a protective cage.

Smash, crash, roll and bash with the all-new Air Hogs RollerCopter! This totally new RC helicopter enables pilots to roll along the ground, up walls and even along the ceiling! The protective cage allows the helicopter to take serious bumps and keep on going. New pilots will never have to worry about crashing as they roll into an all-new RC helicopter experience with the Air Hogs RollerCopter!

Age: 8+
Suggested Retail Price: $44.99
Available: Fall 2014

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Tech Deck Graphic Ramps

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Two new ramps to add to your Tech Deck collection! Ride your Tech Decks on these cool detailed ramps.

New school and Old Skool come together with ramps with matching skateboards. Flip the latest tricks with the exclusive Toy Machine-licensed board and ramp. Or shred the coping with the hammerhead board on the Hosoi licensed ramp.

Ages 6+
Suggested Retail Price: $9.99
Available: Fall 2014

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Nerf Zombie Strike products 2014

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It seems like a zombie infection is spreading all across the world! From TV shows, to video games, and now toys! Zombies seem to be the highlight of all shooters and people are really getting a kick out of the undead. One thing for sure is that I am a huge fan of all things that are undead! From TV shows like the Walking Dead to video games like Left for Dead Zombies are a huge part of my life. Now the zombie infection has spread to the Nerf products and it’s our job to stop this infection! Nerf has created a ton of cool new weapons that will help you takeout the zombie threat! The undead are rising up from their graves, but with the new Nerf weapons we can stop the undead and save humanity!

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE SLEDGEFIRE Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Spring 14)
Zombie hunters fend off large hordes with ease using the ZOMBIE STRIKE SLEDGEFIRE blaster. A new triple dart shell-system allows for simultaneous multi-shot blasting and quick dart reloads on the run while extra storage space for darts keeps zombie invasions at bay. With the SLEDGEFIRE blaster it won’t matter if the approaching undead are the fast kind or the slow kind – they’ve met their match. Blaster comes with three NERF SHELLS and nine NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE FUSEFIRE Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 14)
Lesson one: zombies don’t take naps. Be ready any time of day for a zombie invasion with the ZOMBIE STRIKE FUSEFIRE blaster at your side. Firing glowing NERF VORTEX discs, this blaster features a continuous loading system for blasting zombies with a foam barrage. The curving and ricocheting discs allow zombie hunters to battle their undead opponents in an all new way. Blaster comes with five glow-in-the-dark ZOMBIE STRIKE VORTEX discs and storage space for five additional discs. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE HAMMERSHOT Blaster
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $15.99/Available: August 1, 2013)
One way to survive the zombie apocalypse: Keep moving. The compact ZOMBIE STRIKE HAMMERSHOT blaster is designed for defeating the living dead on the run! Featuring a five dart, front loading rotating barrel and a unique pull-back hammer mechanism, the HAMMERSHOT blaster is the go-to for sudden zombie attacks. Includes five NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE RIPSHOT Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 14)
Plan a sneak attack against zombie foes with the aid of the stealthy ZOMBIE STRIKE RIPSHOT disc blaster, featuring integrated three disc storage. Comes complete with three ZOMBIE STRIKE VORTEX discs. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE TARGET Set
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 14)
Keep your zombie hunting skills sharp with the ZOMBIE STRIKE TARGET set. The set comes complete with one small ZOMBIE STRIKE blaster, three ZOMBIE STRIKE darts and a ZOMBIE STRIKE target. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE 30 Dart Refill
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2014)
Ensure that the undead won’t walk the Earth for long by stocking up on extra NERF ammo. Zombie hunters carrying the ZOMBIE STRIKE 30 DART refill won’t be caught with an empty blaster in battle. ZOMBIE STRIKE foam darts feature cool green deco with signature ZOMBIE STRIKE “Z” logo. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE RICOCHET Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Spring 14)
When it all comes down to one shot, make it count. The single firing ZOMBIE STRIKE RICOCHET disc blaster is the ultimate tool for mounting sneak attacks on the living dead. Pocket-sized but powerful, the RICOCHET blaster comes with two NERF discs. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.