Category Archives: Toys

#GiftSmart with Radio Shack and Some Great STEM Toys


I have always thought of Radio Shack as the place to go for random electrical parts, and the occasional gadget. It was never the place I thought to go for my Christmas shopping. So when I got the invite to “Gift Smart” with Radio Shack, I was intrigued. It turns out that Radio Shack has…

Sweet Little Lille Huset DIY Dollhouses

Lille Huset Le Marias DIY Dollhouse

These DIY dollhouses are just so cute and give kids a chance to use their creativity.

HEXBUG Nano V2s Visit the Girl Scouts


You may remember way back in February where I told you a bit about HEXBUG Nano V2, the little HEXBUGs that can climb. They are now readily available online and in stores like Target. Recently Innovation First, the company behind the HEXBUG phenomenon, offered us a home party kit to share with some friends. We…

Building with Girder and Panel – Review


Girder and Panel are building sets that let you design like an architect.

Introducing the HEXBUG Nano V2 Gravity Defying Robots


The HEXBUG Nano V2 Robots from Innovation First now can climb up and down their tunnels.

Pocket People–When Toys Have Beautiful Stories

Pocket People Love Tribe

I’m just back and processing everything from Toy Fair. I always enjoy wandering the halls and seeing so many wonderful toys, games, dolls, and accessories. But what I like best about Toy Fair is the People I Meet. It’s easy, in the toy aisles of whatever massive store we’re shopping in, to forget the people….

HEXBUG Warriors Review


A review of HEXBUG Warriors from Innovation First with a video overview from my kid reviewer.

Pony Royale Brings Fashion to the Pony World


I don’t know how it happened, but one day LadyBug woke up obsessed with ponies. Pony Royale is a great gift for pony- and fashion-obsessed girls.

K’NEX Brand Waxes Nostalgic with KISS and Yellow Submarine Figures


I didn’t grow up with K’NEX; the brand launched when I was in my 20’s. But for some reason, it feels like a toy I played with growing up. In fact, I think K’NEX appeals to adults, as well as kids, due to the ability to build large, complex motorized sets, such as roller coasters,…

HEXBUG Nano Zip Line Review (Video)

The HEXBUG Nano Zip Line Starter Set has been sought-after for quite some time. I got my first peek at Time to Play last fall, but you couldn’t buy it anywhere. Now this gem is available on the HEXBUG website. It retails for $24.99. I did a video review of the HEXBUG Zip Line so…