Category Archives: Toys

Disney AppMATes Bring Added Dimension to iPad Apps

Imagine taking your favorite iPad app and being able to interact with it using a real-world object. Disney Consumer Products and Spin Master had a vision to take app play to the next level and have succeeded with the launch of AppMATes. [more]

Savanna in Pyjamas from Bloco Toys

Savanna in Pyjamas from Bloco Toys

We have reviewed three sets from Bloco Toys, and Savanna in Pajamas is my personal favorite. The kit makes four models at the same time, including a giraffe, zebra, leopard and snake, and they’re all very cute. They’re bigger than they look in pictures; this leopard is about 8 inches tall. Savanna in Pajamas is… [more]

Find Your Inner Archaeologist with Bloco Toys

Find Your Inner Archaeologist with Bloco Toys

A few weeks ago, my family and I reviewed a couple of sets from the Bloco Toys Primates of the World collection. The sets each came with one construction set and retail at $14.99. Bug loved them, and I thought those were great for birthday party gifts. This time, we took a look at the… [more]

Happy Birthday from Tegu and Cool Tinted Blocks

Happy Birthday from Tegu and Cool Tinted Blocks

I already knew that Tegu was a cool company. After all, I highlighted them as one of my favorite construction toys from Toy Fair. But when I agreed to review and give away Tegu blocks on my 40th birthday, they sent me a little virtual treat – a Tegu cake! How cute is that? If… [more]

Primates of the World from Bloco Toys

Primates of the World from Bloco Toys

I stumbled onto Bloco Toys at Toy Fair this year and knew I wanted to share them with my readers. The high-density foam construction kits are adorable, bright and fun. They come in a few different price points, and I think all of them are an excellent value. I’ll be doing three separate reviews (with… [more]

Childhood Nostalgia with Colorforms’ 60th Anniversary

Childhood Nostalgia with Colorforms’ 60th Anniversary

Chances are, no matter how old you are, you remember Colorforms from your childhood. The long-time kids’ favorite turns 60 this year and is still entertaining kids today. But even if you remember playing with Colorforms, did you know how they began? [more]

Building Engineers? Construction Toys at Toy Fair

Building Engineers? Construction Toys at Toy Fair

From Tegu blocks to Laser Pegs, construction toys at Toy Fair ranged from simple to high-tech. Here are some of my favorite construction brands from the 2011 Toy Fair, including LEGO, Bloco, Nanoblocks, Tegu, Laser Pegs and Girder & Panel. [more]