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Boon's Glo Nightlight Is Part Toy, Part Soothing Light Source

For parents of babies and toddlers, there is not much better than an infant product that can multi-task.  When you have a house full of baby gear it is great to find an item that serves more than one purpose.  Boon’s Glo Nightlight, which is set to hit the market in the spring of 2011, is a toy and soothing light source in one.

Syma S107 Helicopter – Flight Goes Palm-Sized

The Syma S107 helicopter delivers stable, indoor flying fun in the palm of your child’s hand – for under $50!


Hello Kitty 'Year Of The Rabbit' Charms Wish You A Hoppy New Year!

2011 may not be a Leap Year but these official Hello Kitty “Year of the Rabbit” plush dolls and mobile phone charms are hopping off store shelves, right into your heart!

Picture This – Electronic Photo Recognition Anywhere On The Globe May Help To Save Lives

Computer games have long be heralded as having a potentially deadly effect on American culture, stupefying children and rotting their brains with mindless repetitiveness. Now, the Northeastern University is using GPUs – Graphics Processing Units – to help save the world.

Nerf Warlock Axe Swings In With Oddly-Named Medieval Fun

Nerf toys are the gold standard when it comes to weaponry that doesn’t really hurt – guns that fire soft darts, bandoliers that store ammo and now a foam axe that lets kids become their favorite mythical, blade-wielding hero (or villain).

They Tried to Trick Us! Commercials for Lame Toys

It is the job of marketing execs to make toys look fun.  But the real question is: Is it possible to make the milking of a tiny fake cow into an exciting play experience?

Vtech Digicam Lets Kids Put Their Name On The Director's Chair

Vtech knows kids, and they know how to make toys for little ones with sticky fingers, dirty hands and a propensity to drop expensive objects on the ground. So instead of letting kids "borrow" your video camera this Christmas, Vtech has created a safer, kid-friendly option, the Movie Magic Digicam.

10 Great Gifts To Get Your Kids Out Of The House This Winter

Don't let your kids drive you mad this winter. Get them the most uber-awesomist outdoor gift ever and keep them far, far away from your inner sanctum.

Watch It! Spy Net Secret Mission Video Watch Records Your Christmas Antics

Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like letting kids spy on the family's holiday fun, and with the Spy Net Secret Mission Video Watch, they can conduct Yuletide espionage and save the world from those who might steal their precious presents.

Nerf Bandolier Takes Foam Wars To The Next Level

Nerf has always been the purveyor of things both slightly aggressive and yet relatively safe - and they've effectively cornered the foam-war market doing so. Now, they've created the Nerf Bandolier to keep young foam warriors in the action longer.