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Balance Blox Slackline, Great For Balancing Confidence and Happiness

Slacklining is becoming more popular every summer. You may have seen them at the park—the college kids, hipsters and yogis exercising and performing stunts several feet off of the ground while on a two inch wide nylon line anchored between two trees. The Balance Blox Slackline System will give your child the thrill of a high wire circus act and the coolness of the hipsters at the park with their very own pint-sized slackline.

Snowtime Anytime Lets You Have A Snowball Fight Anytime, Anywhere

Maybe you live somewhere that doesn’t get snow. Or maybe you do and you want to have a snowball fight in the middle of summer. Short of Elsa making you your very own snow cloud, you’re out of luck. Unless you have a bucket of Snowtime Anytime. You can have tons of snowy fun anytime and anywhere with Snowtime.

Terrorists Air Car Faux-LEGO Set Turns Evildoers Into Blockheads

Want to beat LEGO at their own game? Then try a little terrorism! The jaw-dropping Terrorists Air Car set from GUDI brings the War On Terror to your child's playroom in 56 easily assembled pieces.

Take Your Billiards Game To The Next Level With Linear Q

If you want to step up your pool game, you may want to check out this product. Worthy of Sky Mall, the Linear Q is an "off the beaten path" product that promises to help your billiards game. It is a cue that will give you a steady hand when taking shots.

Portaball Is A Different Kind Of Fantasy Football

When you think of fantasy football, I'm sure the first thing you think is a virtual world of trading players and trying to set your lineup for Sunday's games. For some, fantasy football is a board game, with figurines and cards...and most of the time, more violence than the sport. Portaball is one of those games.

Want To Get Rid Of The Elf On The Shelf? Try A Mensch On A Bench!

Hanukkah is underway for another year and -- oy! -- there is a new addition to the story of Hanukkah. It is the first real change since Saturday Night Live created Hanukkah Harry and gave Jews their own version of Santa 25 years ago. This time The Elf on the Shelf is getting its own Jewish counterpart with The Mensch on a Bench. The Mensch comes with his own story of how he impacted Hanukkah in a book for children.

10 Perfect Gifts For Tweens

That middle ground between being a little kid and a teenager can be hard. Your tween child is trying to find his or her independence while still wanting and needing to hold onto the comforts of being taken care of. Hormones are starting to kick in, friendships are getting trickier, and school is getting tougher. Blah. Even their interests are fluctuating, which means buying gifts for the tween in your life can be hard too. It doesn’t have to be. Here are 10 perfect gifts that will make your tween very happy.

Control Him If You Can. Train Your Zoomer Dino

Dinosaurs might be extinct, but a child’s love for them is not. Kids love dinosaurs. Don’t ask me why. But I can tell you about the newest toy to keep the love affair going. Zoomer Dino is a remote control dinosaur that senses your presence and reacts to your touch and motions. You can even train him to dance and roar.

Dig In To Dinner With Deep Fried Construction Equipment!

Do not operate heavy machinery while eating? The heck with that! The clever designers at Panda's Hole, an edgy division of Takara Tomy's T-Arts, suggest diners throw caution to the wind and sprinkle their new line of Deep Fried Construction Equipment over your next box lunch.

EzyRoller Is The Ultimate Riding Machine

It’s not a skateboard. It’s not a bike. It’s not a scooter. It’s a bit of all of them, making EzyRoller your kid’s ultimate riding machine.