Friday, November 28, 2008

Award Winning Toys

Are you finished shopping yet? I'm not, still have some special toys to buy for my boys. I always love the wonderful guides that are on the internet now.....They are most helpful as some feature reviews from parents and even older kids who have played with the toy......All of the toys I have featured today have won awards from the Toy Industry Association for 2008. Maybe some will find their way on your Santa List this year! All the write-ups are quotes from the website featuring these award winners!
Toy of the Year Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Battle (Spin Master, Ltd.)
"Not just for kids, the Air Hogs Havoc Heli Lasers ($130) packs twin
driveprops, dual top rotors, and six way directional control into the smallestradio-controlled helicopters in the world. These helis even make the sounds of battling helicopters. Made for two players, each gets a dual-toggle, single throttle wireless control for his heli. Battles made to be fought indoors; just perfect for heli couch potatoes!

Most Innovative and most Educational Toy of the Year!

Yes, you read it right: the Smart Cycle won both Educational Toy of the
Year and Most Innovative Toy of the Year!Why not? Kids love to be active and
love to watch videos and play arcade games. So Fisher Price combined all three
in this stationary bike that hooks up to your TV. For 3 to 6 year-olds, this Smart Cycle also sneaks in a bit of schooling, teaching abc's, numbers, spelling, problem solving, and other pre-school skills. Motor coordination is supported through the use of directional movement of the bike handles and the joy stick; and the bike's speed controls how fast the lessons are played. Smart Cycle is available for about $100. Also, you can now buy many of your child's favorite toy and story characters in Smart Cycle software format, such as Dora , Sponge Bob , Dino , Elmo , HotWheels, and even Barbie !

Electronic Entertainment Toy of the year, Power Tour Electric Guitar (Tiger Electronics)

This Gibson-branded "toy" guitar is more than a mime-along, although that's fun
for all of us rockers. The
Power Tour Electric Guitar offers a really fun learning strategy for the young rocker who, by following the lights on the frets can learn the basic chords of 12 pre-loaded songs while they are playing. The accompanying DVD teaches strumming, fingering, chording, and other tricks of the trade. An MP3 player can be hooked up to the guitar so you can play along with the music of your choice. This toy has a very high customer rating as a learning device for young people and their parents! Available in black , white , and yes... pink from $30 - $60 at The Power Tour Amp is sold separately for $44.99.
This is the winner of the Game of the Year. Rubik's Revolution (Techno Source)

"If you're not busy or dizzy enough, you can try the challenge of this super
Rubik's Cube. Rubik's Revolution is on speed, electronically speaking, with
flashing lights going off like crazy that you either stamp out, light up,
memorize, or beat up your friends with... I'm exhausted even writing about it.
Six programmed games are more than enough to keep you busy until the next
generation of Rubik comes along. "

Are any of these on your Child's Santa List? Happy Friday and Happy Shopping:)


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