Category Archives: Age 8-9

DohVinci Style and Store Vanity Review

DohVinci VanityPlay-Doh DohVinci Style & Store Vanity Complete Design Kit Review (Hasbro)
Our rating: 4 stars

DohVinci is a follow-the-plan series of design kits from Play-Doh, allowing kids to complete a finished product with the aid of dough-type materials. The Style and Store Vanity is one of the most popular kits, and at first glance it looks great.

But how does it measure up when the project is completed? What do you get, and is there much room for creativity? Let’s see what buyers think.
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Frozen Skating Elsa Doll and Anna Doll

Disney Frozen Skating Elsa Review & Frozen Skating Anna Review
Our rating: 4 stars

Frozen Ice Skating dollsIn the Disney movie ‘Frozen’, so popular with kids (especially girls) this year, there’s a moment when Elsa and Anna skate to celebrate the end of wintry weather. With one or both of these two Frozen skating dolls you can recreate that magic moment, and they’re pretty much guaranteed to produce whoops of delight from little girls.
But what should you know before you buy? Let’s take a look.
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BoomCo Rapid Madness Blaster Review

BoomCo Rapid Madness Blaster Reviews
Our rating: 5 stars

Boomco Rapid Madness BlasterBOOMco guns are the latest big thing, and the BOOMco Rapid Madness Blaster will be a stunning gift for any child.

It’s air pump powered so no batteries are needed – a bonus for parents – and it comes with 30 darts and a target. The darts are soft but are designed to stick to the target, and the gun is big but not heavy, perfect for kids. So how does it measure up in practice?
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My Friend Cayla Review

My Friend CaylaMy Friend Cayla Doll Reviews

Our rating: 3 stars

My Friend Cayla marks a new trend in dolls – not only does Cayla talk, but she can understand what you say, and she even answers questions. Suitable for age 4 and up, My Friend Cayla can tell a story, and even play noughts and crosses.

It’s not surprising she’s on thousands of little girls’ Christmas lists! However, parents are not always so happy, and there are some things you need to know before you buy. Read on to see what they are.

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Teksta T-Rex Review

Teksta T-Rex Reviews
Our rating: 5 stars

Teksta T-RexThe Teksta T-Rex robotic dinosaur electronic pet has arrived, and he’s wowing the nation’s kids. Described as having a motion sensor, touch sensor, emotional intelligence and conversation mode, he can respond to many different styles of interaction. Make him walk, stop, roar, or even talk to you, as you like!

So how does this toy compare with others, such as Teksta’s own robotic puppy, or other robot dinosaur pets? Let’s take a look.
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Zoomer Dino Review

Zoomer Dino Reviews
Our rating: 5 stars
Zoomer Dino
Dinosaur toys are always a big hit with kids – and so are electronic pets. If you combine them both by getting the Zoomer Dino for your child, you’re sure to have a happy child when your gift is opened!

He’s an ultra-cool electronic pet, but how does Zoomer Dino perform out of the box? Is there anything you should know before you buy? Read on to see what we think.
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Hot Wheels Street Hawk Review

Hot Wheels Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car Review
Our rating: 4.5 stars

Hot Wheels Street HawkHot Wheels have been a favourite with kids for years – in fact, for nearly 50 years now! But they’ve come a long way. This year, they’ve brought out the Street Hawk remote control flying car.

It’s on the top of a lot of wish lists, and it looks like a lot of fun. But how does it measure up in practice? Let’s take a closer look.
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Battroborg Battle Arena Battling Robots Review

Our rating: 3.5 stars

Battroborg Battle Arena The remote-controlled Battroborg battling robots are a little like the Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots from a generation ago, but with what’s said to be much better performance because of the new technology available today. The 3-in-1 Battroborg Battle Arena comes with two battling robots, and you can easily get more if you want more than two kids to be able to play together.

The sturdy robots are controlled by hand-held remotes, and Battroborg say that up to 20 robots can do battle in the 3-in-1 Battle Arena at the same time. So let’s step up to the plate and see just what the robots and the arena offer.
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Blingles Glimmer Glam Styler Studio Review

Blingles Glimmer Studio Our rating: 5 stars
The Glimmer Glam Styler Studio is the latest addition to Blingles Toys line of “bling oriented” fashion-conscious toys and accessories aimed mainly at young girls. It’s a glittering customizable sticker set that allows kids to express themselves in fashion statements and accessories, bringing out their unique style and giving a personal touch to whatever they own.

This kit is available at a very low price and seems to deliver the potential for a lot of expressive personalization. So let’s take a closer look to see exactly what you get.
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Disney Infinity Starter Pack Review

Disney Infinity Starter PackOur rating: 4 stars

Infinity is an interactive Disney video game that gets kids to use their imagination by encouraging them to create their own story lines for characters from three popular Disney movies. Children will use actual physical toy figures of well known characters to play the game.

The figures of Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean), Sulley (Monsters University) and Mister Incredible (The Incredibles) come with the starter pack and more characters from those movies are available to purchase separately. Other Disney movies are supported too. So let’s take a close look at the Disney Infinity starter pack and see what makes it appeal.
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