Best New Toys and Games

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Avakai Are Real Imaginary Friends For The Digital World

The founders of Vai Kai want to introduce us to Avakai, a play companion for kids growing up in our quickly developing digital world. Avakai are imaginary friends, interactive smart toys, and tools for social interaction. Avakai offer three distinct superpowers which allow children to speak in musical tones, share feelings, and sense proximity to other Avakai.

Want Help Coming Up With Better Insults? Consult An Insult Generator

There are just times in your life when you want better and more colorful insults than the usual expletives. There are times when you can't stand your kids calling each other Buffalo Breath and Pizza Face one more time. What are you to do? Well, The Insultinator is your answer with three categories of words that can add up to more than 54,000 insults. Enough for a lifetime.

Bloxels Requires Kids To Design Video Games Before Playing Them, Keeps Brain Rot Away

Not all video games will rot your child’s brain. In fact, the imaginative inventors at Pixel Press believe in the opposite. Some video games can increase problem solving skills, sharpen the analytical side of our brain, and open the door to endless creativity. Bloxels is the latest project from Pixel Press, and the promise is that it will exercise both sides of your child’s mind.

Rubie’s Children’s Costumes and Rompers Are Perfect For Geeky Parents

People have children for a lot of reasons. We hope to pass on our values, traditions, and passion for our favorite sports teams. And if geek love is a powerful force in the house, parents eagerly wait for the opportunity to introduce children to their favorite movies, comic book series, or cartoon characters. Fly your geek flag, parents. From Star Trek rompers and Vulcan ears to Justice League character costumes for newborns, cosplay has never been more fun.

Zombie Apocalypse Summer Camp For The Brainy Big Kid In You

June is here, and if you're a parent, it's time to start considering what summer activities you will enroll your children in before registration is full. That's all fine and well, but why should your kids have all the fun? Adult camps are becoming a new trend, and there's one challenging option that will see if your 'grown-up' lifestyle has prepared you to survive without losing your mind.

Japanese Maid Cafe Girl Plush Cell Phone Charm / Wrist Rest

If you've always wanted a Japanese maid cafe girl - or just certain parts of one - for your very own, now you can have the next best thing: a plush cellphone charm or mouse wrist rest that looks like a maid's lower half.

Dreamhut Is An Indoor Playhouse And Modern-Day Narnia

Few things are better than getting lost in a world created by our own imaginations. Art work, music, and books facilitate our ability to imagine exciting, mysterious, or magical places—places that can grow with the additional layers of colors and feelings our mind adds to the story. The parents who imagined the Dreamhut have created an interactive, indoor playhouse which coverts ideas into adventures.

Razer Firefly Mousepad Lights Desks With Any Of 16.7 Million Colors

In case you wanted to have the most eye-catching mousepad imaginable, Razer's gaming-centric Firefly floats above configurable RGBLED lighting. Holding the exact shade of your favorite color for all to see isn't the only thing it can do, either.

Mattel And Google Revive Vintage Toy With Virtual Reality View-Master

View-Master is back, and will show us a new way to look at 3-D images. Mattel and Google have swapped ideas to recreate one of the best children’s toys of all time. The new View-Master will allow kids to experience interactive, educational, and immersive scenes through virtual and augmented reality. No need to insert a cardboard reel, the new View-Master inserts you into an experience that provides sound effects, moving images, and informational pop-ups.

10 Of The Best Cheap and Easy To Use Solar Chargers

There are a variety of solar charges on the market today for charging a variety of battery types as well as all types of portable electronic. How you choose which charger to buy depends on what you need it for, how strong you want it to be, the price and the size you need it to be. The solar charges below look great and are cheap, all for under $75.