Best New Toys and Games

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DIY Blood Type Test Kit? In the Toy Section?

I'm sometimes amazed at what qualifies to be a toy. For example, I wouldn't put a chainsaw--yes, a real chainsaw--in the toy category. Nor would I list surgical rip spreaders among the list of items that I would let a kid play with. But somehow, the DIY Blood Type Testing Kit slides into the toy arena--with interesting results.

Obama Action Figure Bends, Poses, Governs, Shoots

Want to bend President Obama to your will? Yes we can! This new, sharply detailed Barack Obama action figure from Japan's Gamu-Toys comes with a batch of presidential accessories - weapons not included.

Anybody Order a Pocket-Sized Collapsing Star?

The Astro-Blaster Collision Accelerator simulates the destruction of a star. I, for one, like the idea of being able to blow up a stellar object with something that can fit in my pocket...

Possibly the Most Hated Toy Ever - Floam

Floam has an interesting history. It also has the dubious reputation of being one of the most despised creations on the planet.  But why?

Erector Spykee Robot--Fun with Practical Applications

Toy robots have come a long way since the wind-up tin-toy that would clunk along the floor with sparks erupting from the "guns" in it's chest. The Erector Spykee The Spy Robot is a great example of a toy that can also be used for practical applications around the house--or for taunting certain pets...

14 MORE Cool Ways To Adore Your Dog On Valentine's Day!

I always have such a difficult time cutting back my holiday gift columns for dogs, and this Valentine's Day is worse than ever. Cute just does not take a rest!

Solar Car Kit Turns Sunlight into Zippy Fun

Research continues the search for efficient solar powered vehicles. While it may be many years before a viable solar charging system becomes a reality, toys benefit from the data. And this little car is a great example of education meets fun...

Miniature Railgun Kit Demonstrates Weapon of the Future

Magnetic acceleration could redefine weaponry and space travel. And while none of us has the multi-million dollars necessary to actually mess around with one of these things, we can afford a pint-sized example of what they do in the form of the Abong Magnetic Accelerator Kit.

Music on The Xbox 360

Get streaming music on your Xbox 360 with the help of a third party service can help you to get your music.

Laser Safe Affords Kids Freedom to Store Treasures

When it comes to privacy, kids get the short end of the stick.  This little toy allows kids a "safe" place to store their valuables (you know... things like rocks, stickers, action figures, etc.)--all with a cool whiz-bang-neato security system.