Category Archives: Age 13+

Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapid Strike CS18 Blaster

Nerf N-Strike Rapidstrike CS18Our rating: 4 stars

Just about every boy loves a toy gun and the latest addition in the very popular Nerf range, the N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS-18 Blaster, is proving to be a big hit. It’s styled like a rifle, and unlike many other toy guns, it holds and fires magazines full of multiple projectiles in semi-automatic style shooting.

The projectiles that it fires are made of foam for safety reasons, although they’re called ‘darts’ to sound more cool. These darts will work with any other N-Strike Elite blasters and some of the other Nerf guns too. So let’s load up the CS-18 Nerf blaster and see how it measures up.
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Estes Tandem-X Rocket Launch Set Review

Estes TandemOur rating: 4.5 stars

The Estes 1469 Tandem-X Launch Set is a great way for aspiring scientists and astronauts to find out how to launch model rockets. This rocket launcher comes with two high performance model rockets in kit form, and will surely please beginners as well as experienced rocketeers. But there are things you need to know before you buy. Read on to discover more about this fun rocket set!
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Superman Man of Steel Iconic Statue

Superman Man of Steel Statue thumbnailThis iconic Superman statue from DC Collectibles represents the superhero from the Man of Steel movie. The cape is posable and the Superman figure is over a foot tall. It should be a wonderful item for collectors, but reviews are mixed. Read on to find out what we think is going on.
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Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave Talking Action Figure Review

Minion Dave Talking FigureOur rating: 4.5 stars

This talking Minion Dave figure is based on the cute character in the Despicable Me 1 & 2 movies. He’s a very funny character and immensely popular with kids who have seen him in the animated 3D films – and with adults too.

He’s interactive and battery-powered. Let’s have a closer look and see what this Minion Dave talking action figure has to offer.
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Syma S026 Mini Chinook Gyro RC Helicopter

Our rating: 4.5 stars
Syma ChinookRemote controlled vehicles have been a favourite toy ever since they were first invented. You can get a lot of different remote control toys, but the most exciting are those that can fly like helicopters and planes.

If you enjoy RC helicopters or want to make somebody a gift of one, then one of the models to consider is the Syma S026G 16.5cm 3.5Ch 3 Channel Mini Chinook. It has a lot of great features and it’s a hit with enthusiasts. Let’s have a closer look.
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Stereo Vinyl Cruiser Plastic Skateboard

Stereo Vinyl CruiserOur rating: 4.5 stars

It’s good to have a few things around the house that will encourage us outside and away from the video games and smartphones. A skateboard is one of the things that may just help you get yourself or your child off the couch and outside to have some old-fashioned fun.

But is the Vinyl Cruiser from Stereo Skateboards worth buying? Read on because this review could help you decide.

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Review

Our rating: 5 stars

The new Mindstorms EV3 programmable robot kit offers what Lego describe as their most advanced technology ever developed. It enables you to create and design your own walking, talking and even thinking robots, either following the instructions to build one of 5 predesigned models, or customizing them according to your own imagination.

Powered by an ARM9 processor and two AAA batteries, this new Lego Mindstorms set lets creative and technical minds from 10 years of age and up take on preset robot construction tasks. It can even be controlled by your smart device through a free app download. So without further ado, let’s take a deeper look into the ins and outs of the EV3 robotics technology.
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Lego Minecraft Village Review

Lego Minecraft VillageOur rating: 4 stars

The sandbox style construction game Minecraft has been a worldwide PC and gaming console sensation in the last few years. This physical Lego set based on the game has a full 466 pieces and in-depth instructions. Anyone 10 years of age and up who is familiar with Lego and Minecraft will definitely want to get their hands on this excellent representation and adaptation of the Minecraft PC game experience. Let’s open the box and see exactly what you get.
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Monster High Catty Noir Doll Review

Monster High Catty Noir thumbnailOur rating: 4.5 stars

Catty Noir is the newest doll released in the Monster High lineup. She has a black cat theme and was even released on a Friday the 13th, to keep up the spooky characters and superstitions of this doll series. But let’s take a closer look to see what this doll has to offer.
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Furby Boom Review

Our rating: 4.5 stars

Furby Boom Waves thumbnailCreated for children aged 6 and up but popular with people of all ages, Furby Boom is a toy with both physical and digital interactive elements. Like the 2012 Furby it develops its own personality according to the way you play with it, but the 2013 Furby Boom goes further. It offers twice as many responses as its cuddly predecessor and can even hatch babies from eggs in the digital world.
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