Brainwave Toys - Do Today's Kids Have Enough Brain Power To Play?
The second mind-controlled game is a bit closer to my heart and works a bit better as a toy idea simply due to the fantasy aspects inherent in the marketing: The Star Wars Force Trainer.
Anyone who reads my stuff here knows that I'm a die-hard Star Wars geek. The idea of lifting a ball into the air using "The Force" calls to the inner child in me like the chimes of an ice cream truck coming 'round the corner of my street.
Yes... I like ice cream. Particularly Strawberry Shortcake bars. They're delicious.
The technology is the same, and while it's not as dynamic as Mindflex, The Force Trainer has a built-in fan-base.
I think both toys will be quite successful over the holiday season for two reasons:
1. Any kid who loves Star Wars will think that they have The Force.
2. Parents will buy anything in a vain attempt to keep their kids from being the psychotic agents of chaos that they really are.
While it sounds like I'm poo-pooing these things, I'm really not. I think anything designed to improve a kid's concentration is a good thing. Not just for the kid... but for their parents' (and teachers') sanity.
And I think they're quite cool. I'm thinking of getting one myself (guess which one) just to practice calming techniques to help my writing.
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