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Wearable Puppets Really Get Kids Into Character

Halloween is over for another year and all that is left is the sugar high and the candy wrappers.  However, if your kids are still longing for a little dress up time then you might want to pick up a couple of Wearable Puppets from Hammacher Schlemmer.  These fun headband and paw combos quickly transform kids into the wild animals that they so often want to portray.

Pick Up A DQ Blizzard Maker And Skip The Drive Thru

I am an absolute ice cream addict.  Image my delight when I saw that there is now a Dairy Queen Blizzard Maker on the market.  Oh how I would have loved to have had one of these as a kid!     

5 Places To Enter Pics of Your Homemade Halloween Costumes For Super Sweet Treats

Here is your chance to show off your homemade innovations. If you made a homemade Halloween costume this year, submit pictures of the costumes in one of the homemade costume contests below. Then cross your fingers (legs and eyes too) that your creepy creation is the most creative and unique of the entries. Why? The prizes are sweeter than that candy you are about to trick or treat for.

Cats, Dogs, & Laser Toys

I've written a lot of blogs about pet toys, including one I update every year called the 19+ Best Interactive Pet Gifts, but I don't write a lot about laser toys.  There's a reason for that, and with the holidays soon upon us, I want to share my thoughts about buying laser toys as pet gifts.

3D Poster Paint Markers Open A New Dimension In Drawing

Move over, Crayola, 3D magic markers are here! Posca 3D markers come in 8 vivid colors and include a pair of stereoscopic 3D glasses that make your creations really stand out.

Chalkboard Placemats Keep Them At The Table - No Duct Tape Needed

It is a big step when kids graduate from sitting in the high chair to having a spot at the family table.  The novelty of being at the big table may keep them there for a little while, but soon after they have a tendency to start wandering.  Chalkboard Placemats may help hold your child’s attention, at least until dinner arrives. 

Ultimate Designer Yo-Yo Is Wheel Expensive

The made-to-order Nostalgia ultimate yo-yo by Japanese artist and designer Shinobu Konmoto is a replica of the 2007 world championship winner, so you know it can roll with the best.

Want to Own the Most Powerful Action Figure Ever Made????

Question: How much power can an action figure with zero points of articulation have?

Answer: Unlimited.

Mini Snap Dual-Mode USB Digital Camera Takes A Licking, Keeps On Clicking

The Mini-Snap USB rechargeable toy digital photo and movie camera was designed for school kids - and to survive the school of hard knocks. As for batteries, they're not included because they're not required!

Hut-Hut Kids Rocker Blends With Your Contemporary Style

Kids have a lot of toys and many of those items do not fit in with a clean, sophisticated look.  Luckily there is the Hut-Hut Kids rocker.  This piece looks nothing like your conventional rocking horse, but appears to be just as much fun, if not more.