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Black Friday toys, five picks that can’t miss

Let the holiday shopping begin! Black Friday is this week and here’s a few things you should keep an eye out for.

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The True Power of Nerf

Nerf is the only safe and fun way to wage war on your friends, family…and co-workers.

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Forgotten games of summers past

I don’t exactly remember when I quit playing outside…oh wait, that’s right, when I got my Nintendo…but even then I remember long summer days outside with friends running all over the neighborhood having water balloon fights, playing Wiffle ball, roller blading and once the sun went down, it was night tag. All of these games […]

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Backyard Shenanigans: Simple Backyard Toys for Spring

Not long ago I found myself at my Norwegian professor’s house for a barbeque with other Norwegian students (ja, jeg kan snakke norsk, er det bra?), and during said barbeque the weather was just nice enough to make full use of his backyard for some bocce ball. I had never played, but apparently I was […]

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The Checkboard: An Affordable Ripstik

Kids, and some adults, can’t resist the chance to do some dangerous tricks on a patch of asphalt. As a matter of fact, give a twelve-year-old boy a 5×5 patch of concrete, and any wheel, and they will find a way to invent a new X-game. I first saw a wave style skateboard in Walmart, […]

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Get Your Skate On: Top Skates and Bikes 2010

Hey everyone out there: Spring’s coming up incredibly fast. Did you know this? Did you also know that along with spring comes good, or presumably better, weather? Well it does. That means that kids are once again going to want to be outside, so that means I need to give a rundown of more good […]

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Time for Green Tea Again: Top Eco-Toys 2010

Everybody is going green these days. It’s rather trendy to say the least, so it’s no surprise that toys are following the trend and selling big when it comes to eco-friendly categories. If you’d very much like to give your kids something fun to play with that they’re guaranteed to enjoy plus is quite possibly […]

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The Privileged Childhood: A Power Wheels Retrospective

I was insanely jealous of anyone who had a Power Wheels as a kid. Sure, I was fairly content with my Hot Wheels, but how was I supposed to compete with those kids that could ride around in their toy and laugh at me? I couldn’t, that’s how. And why? Because Power Wheels were beyond […]

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Let The Good Times Roll: Ideas For Popular Ride-On Toys

I’ve been hung up on video games a lot lately, and I apologize for that. There’s just been an abundance of games getting released in such a short time frame. Plus, it sounds as if half the US has been snowed in for a while. To make up for all this sitting around in front […]

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Bundle Up and Get Outside: Great Outdoor Toys For the Snow

Winter is fast approaching, and if you’ve been paying attention you may have noticed that the temperature outside has dropped to something near “Why can’t I feel my feet?” levels. That can only mean one thing: Snow will be here soon. That also means that your kids (and hopefully yourself) will be outside playing in […]

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