Category Archives: Age 8-9

Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser Racer RC Car

Air Hogs Zero Gravity redAir Hogs RC Zero Gravity Laser Racer Car Review
Our rating: 3 stars

The Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser Racer RC car sounds like an absolute must-have for any fan of remote control vehicles. It doesn’t just go along the floor like most RC cars – it goes up walls and even on ceilings!

It sounds like tons of fun, but the reviews suggest there might be room for improvement. So what’s the appeal of the Air Hogs Laser Racer, and why are some customers less happy with it? Let’s take a look.
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Magna-Tiles 100 Piece Set Review

Valtech Magna Tiles 100 Piece Clear Colours Set Review
Our rating: 5 stars
Magna-TilesMagna-Tiles® are magnetic tiles that kids can use to create all kinds of constructions. They come in different colours and shapes, and can be fitted together to build anything from castles to bizarre creatures, easily and quickly.

The Magna-Tiles 100 clear colors set contains 100 tiles, enough for more than one child to play together. They even learn geometry at the same time. But this MagnaTiles set comes at a price. Is it worth it? Here you can find out what other consumers thought.
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MiP Robot Review

MiP RobotsWowWee MiP Balancing Robot Review
Our rating: 4.5 stars

For kids, teens and adults who like robot toys, the WowWee MiP robot could be the perfect gift. Standing around 8 inches tall, it balances on two wheels, has its own personality, and comes with a tray for delivering whatever you want it to carry.

You can choose to have your robot come in white with black trim, or black with silver trim, or you can get them both in the MiP 2 robot pack. But there are a few things you need to know before you buy, so let’s take a closer look.
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Hexbug Vex Robotics Review

Hexbug Vex groupHexbug Vex Robotics Toys Review (Maker)
Our rating: 4.5 stars

Hexbug Vex robots are fun little bots for both kids and adults! With Hexbug Vex Robotics, kids can build and control their own functional robots in the shape of creepy creatures like spiders, ants and beetles.

It sounds like a great way for kids to have their very own robot collection, at a reasonable price. But how do these electronic bugs measure up in practice? Let’s take a look.
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Nerf N-Strike Elite Nerf Cam ECS-12 Blaster

Nerf Cam ECS-12 with boyNerf Blaster: Nerf N-strike Elite Nerf Cam Ecs-12 Blaster Review (Hasbro)
Our rating: 4.5 stars

Prepare for battle with the Nerf N-Strike Elite Nerf Cam ECS-12 Blaster! The latest and possibly the best Nerf gun includes an onboard camera to shoot pictures or video – while you shoot darts at targets up to 85 feet away.

A Nerf camera gun is the dream of many kids and teens – but it comes at a hefty price. Is it worth it? Let’s find out what buyers thought.
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Lego Star Wars Ghost Ship 75053 Review

Lego 75053 Lego Star Wars Rebels Ghost Ship Review
Our rating: 5 stars
Lego Star Wars GhostThe Lego Star Wars Ghost Ship may not be the first in the Lego Star Wars Rebels series of building sets, but it must be one of the best! It comes with almost 1000 pieces, perfect for the serious Lego builder, and 4 brand new Lego mini-figures to crew your Ghost and battle against the evil Empire.

Fans of Star Wars as well as Lego enthusiasts and collectors should take a look at this unique starship building set. What’s so special about it? Let’s see what the reviews say.

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Shopkins Small Mart Supermarket Playset Review

Shopkins UK Toys: Small Mart Supermarket Playset Review
Our rating: 5 stars

Shopkins SupermarketShopkins are adorable little creatures that appeal to children of all ages. In this Shopkins Mart supermarket playset you get plenty for both Shopkins and kids to do.

It’s bright and colourful, and it includes a scanner-style checkout, twisting slide for Shopkins or their purchases, a shopping trolley, and two Shopkins characters hidden inside their bags. It comes at a good price, too. So how does it measure up?
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Ever After High Thronecoming Dolls Review

Ever After Thronecoming Apple WhiteEver After High Dolls Thronecoming Review (Mattel) Our rating: 5 stars

The people behind Ever After High have come up with a new series of the dolls, all dressed up for their Thronecoming ball, and they’re hard to resist. There’s a Thronecoming Raven Queen, Apple White, Cupid and Blondielocks – choose one or collect them all!
In our picture, you can see Ever After High Thronecoming Apple White. She’s wearing a spellbinding glittery gown inspired by the snow fox. Like the other dolls in the series, she comes with a story bookmark. Let’s look more closely to see what you can expect.
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Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Superheroes Review

Disney Infinity 2.0 Review: Marvel Superheroes Starter Pack
Our rating: 4 stars

Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel SuperheroesDisney Infinity 2.0 takes the original hit video game for kids to a new level. Now Marvel superheroes can battle it out on your game console!

The combination of Disney and superheroes is a real winner for kids. It’s available for all major gaming systems and creates interactive story lines that can expand a child’s imagination. But what do parents think? Let’s take a look.
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Skylanders Trap Team Review

Skylanders Trap Team Game Review
Our rating: 4 stars
Skylanders Trap TeamThe much anticipated 4th instalment of the popular Skylanders action adventure video game franchise has finally been released. In what could potentially be the most devastating event in Skyland’s history, Activision brings us – Skylanders Trap Team!
Why do we need to purchase this new Skylanders video game for our kids? The answer is – they absolutely want it! But wait, let’s take a closer look.
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