Have you ever wondered how children make sense in this extraordinarily complex universe that we live in?
If you observe kids, it becomes so obvious how their minds are a curious blend of logic, fantasy and faulty reasoning. It’s not uncommon that when a child hears a sudden loud sound, they may say oh my god [...]
We posed a question to a few parents, how do you use toys?
1. As a distraction to keep my child out of my way while I finish a chore
2.I use toys while on a long drive or aero planes, to keep my child occupied
3. Use the toys to keep the child quiet while in a [...]
Girls are easy, but what do boys want? Cars? Trucks? Or Robots? Boys like toys that are action driven. The theory is that boys like toys that allow them to be masculine. Typical wish list of a boy aged 3 to 8 year is likely to include robots, cars, trucks, track sets, collectible figures and [...]
It’s hard to believe but the little new born is now celebrating their first birthday. By now most babies have learned to sit up, crawl, pull out to stand or maybe they are even taking their first steps. They are beginning to interact, grasp things and are giving adorable hugs and kisses.
Thinking of what to [...]
The Hot Wheels Dragon Destroyer track set is much smaller and compact as compared to other hot wheels tracks. However, it is a total value for money.
This track set is recommended for kids of age 4 years and above. The trackset comes with 1 Hot Wheels car, 1 launcher and a dragon with a very [...]
Mattel came up with their first quarter results for 2013 and it seems like Barbie is aging. It’s no longer their best selling girl brand. The chubby American Girl and the descendants of scary monsters are stealing the limelight.
Mattel mentions that they are very happy with their girl’s portfolio. The big contribution by the American Girl brand [...]
Being a fan of Angry Birds and Hot Wheels, I was quiet excited to review the Hot Wheels Angry Birds Slingshot Launcher. I thought it would be fun to see these angry birds roll on wheels and not fly for a change.
This toy set by Hot Wheels is a very basic trackset that is themed [...]
After attending the Grammar class, Mimi, Momo and Mumba decide to go watch a soccer match. The three of them are enjoying watching their favorite soccer team win the match. Suddenly, naughty Momo thinks of a witty question. He asks Mimi, "So Mimi, do you know why Cinderella got kicked out off the soccer team? [...]
I had a chance to review the Bloco Savanna in Pajamas and I really enjoyed it. What’s unique is that unlike the regular plastic based construction toys, Bloco is made of high quality foam pieces. This construction set will allow your child to build 4 different jungle animals – Giraffe, Zebra, Snake and a Cheetah. The [...]
One of the things kids like most about Barbie is hair play. Girls love spending time styling and brushing Barbie’s hair. So, why not wash them? Well the Barbie Hairtastic Color and Wash Salon features hair play with a new twist. Coloring, Styling, Shampooing and Washing Barbie’s hair is what this toy allows kids to [...]
Are you looking to welcome a new baby? Struggling with what to buy? A gift for a newborn is a special way to welcome the baby to this world. While most of us want to be seen as thoughtful gifters, deciding on a gift for a new born can be a big stumbling block. You [...]
Mimi, Momo and Mumba are attending a grammar class, where the teacher is teaching the kids "Pronouns". The teacher asks Mimi to name 2 pronouns. Just then he realizes that Mimi is fast asleep in class and shouts "MIMI...!"
Hearing the teacher shout, Mimi frightens and says, "Who, Me?" The teacher thinks Mimi has answered his [...]
Cuboro combines 2 simple things that kids love the most – Wooden blocks and Marbles. Leave a child alone with either of them and they’ll figure out some way to play with them for hours. So you can imagine what happens when you have both of them together with this toy.
Cuboro Standard is one of [...]
Easter is almost here! Will the chocolate bunny visit your kid again? Well, every Easter kids are surprised with a basket full of sugar goodies. Parents fill the baskets with chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, bubble gum, chocolate eggs and the list goes on. But, why not replace these sugar goodies with a healthier option?
While most [...]
LEGO the industry leader in the category of building sets and blocks announced plans to build their own factory in China. The factory will be set up in Jiaxing which is around 100 kms from Shanghai.
LEGO’s move to open a factory in China is in recognition of the growing toy market in Asia. LEGO sales [...]
After going for a walk with Mimi, Mumba went out to take a stroll with Momo. While walking Momo tripped over a cool helmet. He picked up the helmet and wondered what could he do with it. Just then Mumba said she knew what they could do with the helmet. Any Guesses? Yes, you are [...]
RoboMe is the latest fusion of technology and personality. This toy robot was first unveiled at the International Toy Fair Nuremberg 2013, where it won the “Toys 3.0” award.
RoboMe is a fully customizable robot. It comes with a faceplate that can be replaced with your iPhone or iPod. The smart phone then acts as the [...]
Are you a new Technic Builder? Yes, then LEGO Technic Builder is what you are looking out for! Technic Builders is another variation in the LEGO family. It involves plastic rods and parts that interlock to create complex looking models in a simple way. These Technical Sets were introduced in 1977. They were renamed Technic in 1984.
Technic Builder has a different building system to the regular LEGO sets. But this does not change the fact that they are still LEGO elements. These models are made with gears, pins, axels, liftarms and other elements that move, rotate and pivot.
Technic Sets are using the “studless construction methodology.” This process makes use of beams and pins. Single-stud beams have spherical holes through their vertical face. They can easily be placed in-between the studs. Also, the pins are designed to fit in the holes. This enables two beams to interlock at an angle or side by side. LEGO Technic Builder Sets works with electric motors of various types. Battery-powered being the most common.
All this sounds too complicated, doesn’t it? But it’s not! Your child can build multiple models in just few minutes. Don’t believe it? Check out a few Technic Builder playsets:
(1) 9390 Mini Tow Truck – It is a perfect vehicle used for towing things away. This Mini Truck has an operating tow hook and a realistic steering. It reconstructs into a race car.
(2) 9391 Crawler Crane – This structure can rotate and rise from the bottom. Simply position the hook and extend the arm for a longer reach. It reconstructs into a bulldozer.
(3) 9392 Quad Bike – It features realistic steering, moving front and rear suspension. Also, the engine is chain-driven with moving piston. It reconstructs into a race buggy.
LEGO Technic Builder sets add action and adventure to your child’s creation. So which action model are you gifting your child?
At the International Toy Fair, Hasbro announced that Furby can have its new party companion soon. Furby Party Rockers seem to be smaller versions of Furby. But they are not. They are just younger brothers and sisters to the full sized Furby.
What’s different about them?
The key difference between them is their price tag. Furby Party [...]
Skylanders is mixing it up with the new Skylanders SWAP Force. Yes, you’ve heard it right! Activision disclosed their new game based on Skylanders Spyro Adventure and Giants. “Skylanders Swap-Force” is the one! It launches 16 mix and match Swap Force Skylanders, 16 new Skylanders, 16 returning Skylanders and 8 LightCore Skylanders. Players can combine [...]
After Mimi ate her pizza, she went out for a walk with Mumba to digest her food. While walking they came across a cat and Mimi began to play with it. Just then Mumba asked Mimi, "There are 5 cats on a couch. One jumped off. How many were left?". Mimi thought for a while [...]
Remember the old board games? Yes, I used “old” because no one uses them today, though they are still fun to play with. In today’s technology enabled world, every child wants a tech savvy toy. Still, it’s true that Board games are a good way of getting a family together to play. People at GIC [...]
Skylanders franchise has crossed $1 billion in just 15 months! Yes, Activision Publishing Inc. revealed that Skylanders series have generated more than $1 billion in less than 2 years. Over 100 million figures have already been sold worldwide. This number is inclusive of toys and accessories. Skylanders is the first video game IP to reach [...]