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6 Popular Classic Christmas Gift Ideas That Are Still The Best


With the holiday season upon us, millions of people begin their seemingly never-ending search for the perfect gifts for their loved ones. Most people are out searching for the latest and greatest electronic gadget this holiday season, but some shoppers still seek that perfect retro gift from the "good ol' days". I want to take a look back in time at some of the most popular gifts of all time. These "old school" toys are all timeless classics for the holidays. read more »

Recreate The Battle Of Reach & Beyond With Halo Mega Bloks!

If there’s one thing that the toy isle needs, it’s more thoughtfully crafted playthings based on truly great videogames. Thankfully, Mega Bloks continues to give me and the countless fans of Microsoft’s Halo series exactly what we want with a huge lineup of brilliantly designed vehicles and characters!

Need This New Invention? GoldieBlox

When it comes to girls, there has been a major problem with the toy aisle for decades, and most of it was colored pink. Many girls have long felt that they have been force-fed the toy industry's pink girl stereotype. Debbie Sterling wanted to change this and created GoldieBlox, a toy set for girls that encourages them to explore the world of engineering on their own terms. While some of the components are pink, it is not the major color of the toy to pointedly market it for girls only.

Chalktrail: Biking & Art Together At Last!

Who needs bike add-ons that require batteries, flashing lights and complicated parts that require an adult to help? Just strap a Chalktrail onto the back of your kid’s bike or scooter and the art makes itself!

Build Hello Kitty’s World One Mega Blok At A Time!

Hello Kitty, the worldwide cultural icon, cartoon star and ambassador from Japan to China and Hong Kong, has an immensely huge following, and it’s only natural that fans would want to personally take part in building her little world. Mega Bloks to the rescue!

Hey Ash, What Game Are You In?

In what surely must be a match made in heaven, Ashly, Anthony, and Papa Burch - stars of the YouTube series "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?" - have been coded into Saint's Row IV's latest DLC, quirky sense of humor and all. Not surprisingly, it's an incredible fit.

What Will History Think Of Video Games?

When future historians look back at video games, what will they think? That's exactly the question prestigious universities and museums across the country have begun to ask. The answer is surprisingly simple: they'll think whatever the evidence at their disposal leads them to think.

Violent Video Games Actually Make Kids...Smarter?

You know hwo people are always saying video games are bad for children; that they rot the mind and damage one's inhibitions? Turns out that's not true. New research surfaced this week revealing that violent games are actually good for children. Wait, what?

Ten Awesome Gaming Gifts You Can Get Your Kids This Christmas

Not sure what to get your kids this Christmas? Maybe I can help. See, gaming isn't a hobby just for teens and young adults. There are some pretty fantastic games out there for children, if you know where to look.  Here are a few suggestions to that effect to get you started.

Nerf Firevision: The Best Nighttime Techno-Football Of All Time

I’ve got to give credit to Hasbro’s Nerf division, as they always end up innovating surprisingly novel ways for kids to blast, slap and throw to each other toys made with soft Nerf foam. This year’s cool new Nerf sport involves their Firevision tech, which literally places the football in an all new light.