2011 Holiday Toy List-Top 25 Toys for the holiday shopping season
It’s that time of the year again when Amazon releases their Top 25 Toys for the holiday shopping season. This report will guide you through all of the toys that Amazon has listed as being the best for this year!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
Does your child want to take part in the world of magic? The last movie of the series Harry Potter would help them feel like they are living in the incredible world where there nothing is impossible. There is no question that your kid will fall in love with all these heroes, magical moments and incredible scenes. There are so many amazing effects in this movie, that for 146 minutes your little one will be enchanted and forget their own world.
Did they miss Harry, his friend Ron and the smart girl, Hermione, who has turned into beautiful woman? Now they have the chance to remember it by owning the DVD. They can play the movie as often as they like.
There isn’t a teenager who hasn’t heard about The Chosen One – the kid who had survived after the lethal spell of Voldemort. And, of course, they are interested to know what would happen in the end. Who would survive – Harry or the evil Voldemort? Now they can finally find the answer. Actually, they will have to wait a little because the first part of the movie is just the beginning of the end.
At the time of this writing, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 is ranked as Number 8 in Movies & TV of the Amazon Best Sellers, and as Number 3 in Best Sellers in Kids & Family. So apart from making your child the happiest in the world, you can also watch the movie with them. Who says that it is only for kids and teenagers? Adults could also become fans of this magic world where all daily problems and worries are forbidden.
As we looked over the reviews, we saw mostly four or five star ratings. All Harry Potter fans find the movie amazing and are looking forward to watching the second part – the last of the Harry Potter series. They are “incredibly thrilled”, as one of the reviewer says in their post, and moreover they are amazed with all effects and dark scenes in the movie. But let’s stop here. Did we raise your interest? The next step is to buy the DVD and enjoy it with your child.
Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera
There are those incredible moments in our life which we don’t want to forget. You need something to engrave them in your memory. Now with the Nikon COOLPIX digital camera, you have this chance.
The product is high quality and durable. The Nikon digital camera is protected from all kinds of accidents as it is water-proof to a depth of 33 feet, shock-proof if dropped from 5 feet and freeze-proof because you can use it in places where the temperature is down to 14 degrees.
Do you love the extreme adventures? Now you can take amazing photos while you’re skiing, snowboarding or motorcycling, for example. You can even mount it to a surfboard or attach it to a scuba tank to show your friends every thrilling moment. With the built-in GPS and maps and the e-Compass functions, you can be sure where are you going and that you won’t get lost.
The reviews show mostly 4 or 5 star ratings. Somebody said that they are really impressed with the camera and the tests they have put it through. In their opinion, the camera does everything Nikon says it will and does them all wonderfully. Another person highly recommended this product to anyone who is looking for an outdoor or waterproof camera, or someone who needs a slightly more durable camera.
Singing Machine SML-383 Portable CDG Player Karaoke Machine
Is there anyone who doesn’t sing in the shower? Of course we all do it. With the new portable CDG Karaoke system with disco lights you can take the party with you, wherever you go. If you want to enhance the party atmosphere, the Singing Machine SML-383 will do it! You don’t have to be the best singer to enjoy yourself with it; non-professional singers also find it to be a barrel of fun.
Maybe you are feeling a little bit ashamed and you don’t want to sing alone? That is no problem because there are two microphone jacks with separate volume controls. So take your friend, start singing and enjoy yourselves. The Disco Light Effects will make your performance even more incredible and make you feel like superstar, singing in front of hundreds of people.
The box includes the unit itself, a wired microphone, AC adapter,
RCA cables, sampler disc and instruction manual. It is also good if you want to connect it with TV or HDTV because there is a video output. That way you can also watch the lyrics on the TV screen!
This karaoke machine is great for everyone; there aren’t any limitations in the age. It is also ranked as Number 1 in Best Sellers in CD+G Players and Recording Equipment. What do other people think about this Singing Machine?
Looking over the reviews, we see mostly 5 star ratings. It is definitely one of the highest rates karaoke machines we could find!
Sesame Street Let’s Rock Elmo
Sesame Street is one of the oldest children’s television shows in America. Maybe your kids still like watching it. Who doesn’t know Elmo, the beloved main Muppet character of the show?
Elmo comes with a microphone and two instruments – a tambourine and a drum set. When your little one chooses the instrument they want Elmo to play, he recognizes them and starts singing or playing. The interesting thing about the doll is that he’s dressed in a concert style t-shirt too. The Let’s Rock Elmo toy sings six rocking songs to keep kids entertained for hours.
The toy is useful for younger children because it sings the rocking version of the Alphabet, so it could be easier for the children to learn it. The others songs make children want to dance, jump or clap their hands.
This clever toy requires 6 AA batteries which are included in the purchase. There are also different Let’s Rock instruments but they are sold separately. The Elmo toy is recommended for children older than 18 months.
Taking a look at the reviews, we see that most of the people are really pleased with the features of this toy. One mom assured other potential buyers that this toy would guarantee them and their children hours of fun; it will also help for their development and motor skills while giving them the gift of music. One grandmother described the excitement of her grandchildren, jumping up and down when she bought them the Elmo Toy.
Razor Graffiti Chalk Scooter
Are you tired of watching your kid sit in front of the computer or the TV? Don’t you want them to do an outside activity so they can breathe some fresh air? With the Razor Graffiti Chalk Scooter, they can both enjoy themselves and do something healthful. There is no question that children will love this scooter because it will give them the feeling that they are flying. Now they can color their ride with the painted chalk scribbler.
The Razor Graffiti Chalk Scooter will be perfect for your child because it’s entertaining and makes colorful lines, which is a big plus for the artists. It also has a lot of incredible features.
The Graffiti Chalk Scooter has aluminum tubes, and the deck with patented folds makes the ride even more comfortable. Your child could easily adjust the handlebar if it’s not good for his or her height. Six non-toxic chalk scribblers are also included, but don’t worry. The chalk is very easily cleanable. There is also a patented rear fender brake, and you can be sure that the scooter could be easily folded, even by your child.
The Razor Graffiti Chalk Scooter is recommended for children over 6 years old but it also has a weight limit of 143 pounds. The product is not so heavy, just 5.88 pounds. But, what to other people think about this scooter?
As we looked over the reviews, we saw mostly 5 star ratings. People are really pleased with this product. One grandfather said that at first he was skeptical about purchasing a chalk scooter for his grandson, but now he’s glad that he did it because it’s a lot of fun for him and it is also very well constructed. Most of the parents are happy with their purchase because they find this scooter really helpful and entertaining for their children.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
The magic is back! Are you ready for it? This is the real end of the story. Maybe there isn’t a kid in this world who isn’t interested in finding out the truth – who’s going to survive – the most unusual kid in the magic world or the evil Voldemort? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the movie was probably the most long-awaited movie for this year.
Is your kid crazy about Harry Potter movies too? Now you can surprise them with the last part of the movie for the little magician who has turned into brave young man.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is supposed to be the best movie of this year. That’s why it is ranked as number 1 in the best sellers of Kids & Family chart. Want to make your kid happy? Surprise them with this movie and watch it with them. You and your kid will take part in the incredible world of magic for two hours.
And what do other people think of this movie? It has a lot of reviews in which we see mostly five star ratings. One very dedicated fan who had probably written the longest and the most impressive review thanked Warner Bros, the cast and the crew for the ten-year visual journey of these marvelous books. Another boy said that everything that really mattered from the last half of the book was included. The direction was beautiful and the effects were amazing, but he still has complaint – that the movie is over. Almost everybody recommend the movie in their reviews.
Kodak EasyShare Sport C123
Welcome to the world of imagination. With the Kodak EasyShare Sport C123 digital camera you can design and color your world in the way you want it to be. Taking photos is not just a simple action. It’s art. You have to feel the right moment and the balance between you and nature. The new model of the Kodak digital camera is created for those who want to catch the beauty of the moment and make it perfect.
This new digital camera has a lot of incredible features. It’s waterproof to a depth of 10 feet. The resolution is 12 megapixels and it takes fascinating HD quality pictures. What is more, with Kodak’s Share button you can tag you pictures from your camera and upload them on popular social sites. You can make all of your friends jealous!
You love swimming under water and you want to catch all the fascinating sights you see there? If you are at the beach, for example, everything on the bottom of the sea is worth capturing on camera. With the Kodak EasyShare C123 digital camera, you don’t have to worry about dust, dirt or sand because it is created for outdoors shooting and a lot of crazy situations which other digital cameras are not suitable for.
The camera has so many amazing qualities. It is ranked as Number 1 in the best sellers in underwater photography cameras and as number 2 in best sellers in digital point & shoot cameras.
Looking at the reviews, we see mostly 4 and 5 star ratings. All people find the price very good for the qualities the camera has. One woman said that she is really pleased with the camera because she can take amazing photos in the pool. Another woman is impressed with the color, the excellent videos and resolution. She also said that it is great to use it in the ocean to do snorkeling. Great reviews, perfect price and high quality, what else do you need for a digital camera?
Beyblade Metal Masters Triple Battle Set
There is no question kids will love the Beyblade Metal Masters Triple Battle Set. If your kid loves watching the “Beyblade” TV series, a movie about battling, then you can be sure that they will love this game where they can challenge their friends to top battles and have great fun.
The Beyblade Metal Masters Triple Battle Set is a thrilling strategic game, which develops the logical and creative thinking of your little one. Now they can entertain themselves and, at the same time, they can learn new things because it has also educational purposes.
There are a lot of things in this product, which provide your kid great entertainment and hours of playing The Beyblade Metal Masters Triple Battle Set. Because once they start playing it, they wouldn’t be able to stop. The unique battling arena, two Beyblade performance tops, two ripcord launchers, three battle cores and instruction list, all included in the purchase, ensure every kid that with this toy, the boring hours will be over. And this is the beginning of the developing of their creative and logical thinking which is very useful.
The Beyblade Metal Masters Triple Battle Set is meant for children over 8 years old. The second place ranking in the list of the best sellers in Action & Toy Figures shows that a lot of parents have bought it for their children.
This toy has mostly 4 and 5 star ratings. One mom said that her 5 year old son loves it and plays frequently with his friends. Another mom said that she had bought the toy for her daughter, and she finds it very clever and interesting. She also said that her daughter, husband and she, all enjoy playing with this toy and competing.
Cars 2 (Five-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)
Is your little one crazy about Disney Pixar movies? Then there is no question they would love Cars 2. For an hour and a half, this movie will take your child into a funny world full of adventures.
Cars 2 is an American computer-animated action movie. It is the sequel to the first movie Cars from 2006. The second movie retells again about the life of the race car Lightning McQueen who understands that life is in the traveling, not in the crossing the finish line. He returns to his home town Radiator Springs and meet his old friends Mater and Sally Carrera.
Your kid will definitely love this movie. But who says that it is only for children? If you watch Cars 2 with your child, they will be even happier because they will have someone to share their excitement with. It is ranked as number three in the best sellers in the list of Kids & Family movies.
Cars 2 has mostly 4 and 5 star ratings. One parent said that it is incredible. For kids there are the morals, a story of friendship, and the excitement, and for adults there are also the amazing graphics that kids now take for granted. The animation and the sets are amazing according to them and it’s simply visually stunning. Another mom said that for her this movie was a lot of fun, so they both with her daughter would watch it repeatedly. She also highly recommended it to other families with children because Cars 2 is really entertaining family movie.
Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light, Turtle
The Cloud b Twilight Night Light has become very popular because it has several uses. For example, you can use it as a decoration for your child’s room, or for transforming a simple bedroom into a starry sanctuary. If your little one is scared to sleep in a dark room all alone, they will be comforted by this little light.
The Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light is in the shape of a turtle which projects an amazing starry night sky onto the ceiling and the walls of your room. There are three colors in which this incredible sky view can be projected on the walls of your room. You have a choice between blue, green and amber; choose your favorite color or change it every night. Because it works on batteries it’s very important to turn it off when you don’t use it. It even comes with a sleep timer.
The turtle can also be used as a night light but with unusual color. It’s perfect as a decoration for a room. The toy also needs 3 AAA batteries which are included in the purchase. It can also be used for educational purpose. You and your child can learn eight constellations: The Big Dipper, The Big Bear and others.
Looking over the reviews, we see mostly 5 star ratings. One woman who really loves stargazing said that this is the most adorable and unique night light she has ever seen and it works beautifully – the star projections on the ceiling are great, and she is especially thrilled that they are actual constellations. Another mom said that her 5 year old son loves this toy and they search for constellations from the booklet at bedtime. According to them this is the perfect nightlight.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever is the sixth of the series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The genre of the book is comedy, so if your kid is interested in funny and exciting books, this is the right one for them.
If your child has read the previous five books of the series, they will absolutely love this one too. While reading all 224 pages of the book, your kid is going to take part in the fascinating life of Greg Heffley.
In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever the main character, Greg Heffley, has a lot of problems. School property has been damaged and he is the main suspect. He is stuck at home for the holiday which is the worst punishment. So what is he going to do? Mixing the fantasy with comedy, the author has succeeded in making one really impressive and memorable book for kids.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever is appropriate for children over 8 years old. Many kids have interest in it, so it is ranked as number one in the best sellers in Children’s Humor and Comics & Graphic Novels.
So far, we have seen nothing but really great reviews, which explains the fact that the book has mostly 4 and 5 star ratings.
FIJIT Friends Willa Interactive Toy
If your child is looking for a friend that can chat, dance and make jokes, then the FIJIT Friends Willa Interactive Toy is the best choice you can make.
The FIJIT Friends Willa Interactive Toy is designed to entertain kids and keep their interest. It can respond with approximately 150 different built-in jokes and phrases. It has beat detection capability, sings its own songs and has other features including different types of voice and music recognition.
But it also has interactive capabilities. It can detect, as well as respond to different types of media including television commercials, different types of mobile applications and more. And when you poke the FIJIT’s belly, it performs cool dance moves. In addition, the ears can be removed and the LED face and eyes light up when it is spoken to. The head will also bounce up and down, wiggle and turn.
The FIJIT Friends Willa Interactive Toy is only designed for children ages 6 to 12 years of age and is not recommended for children under the age of 3 due to the fact that it has some small parts.
The FIJIT Friends Willa Interactive Toy has rated high on customer reviews. Parents love the toy because unlike many other toys, this one is very interactive and responds to the child in so many unique ways.
Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Starter Set
The Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Starter Set not only provides great entertainment for your child, but with its amazing design it’s also a great decoration for their room. Kids love it because it gives them the ability to go beyond a typical racetrack and build on of their very own.
The unique feature of this set is the track, which is full of different pathways, loops and diversions and even a 360 degree loop. It helps to develop your child’s creative thinking by allowing them to expand the track and actually take the action up onto the walls of their room. How cool is that?!
By expanding the track onto the walls, it allows a wider range of tricks and movements that simply wouldn’t be possible on a typical floor track. And when they are ready for a change, they simply reinvent the track into whatever they desire.
The set includes one Hot Wheels Car, 3M Command Strips, six brackets and an easy instruction poster which takes you step-by-step through installing the unit onto a wall. Once the track is set up, the possibilities are endless.
Recommended for ages 4 to 8, kids will love the idea of thinking outside of the box and creating and designing their own personal racetrack. With the Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Starter Set, their creations are only limited by their imagination.
Just Dance 3
If you are one of the many people who love to dance, then you’ll love Just Dance 3, exclusively from Wii. This interactive video game lets you jump right in with Top of the Chart hits, featuring a collection of over 45 all new tracks. Covering a multitude of musical genres, there is something for everyone in this collection.
You can also invite your friends over for a dance party. With the new gameplay mode, tracks can go up to four part choreography. This means that up to four people can dance at the same time!
But Just Dance 3 is not just for your listening pleasure. There is also an advanced training program called Just Sweat More with calculated cardio training. So while you are enjoying the wonderful music, you can also get a tremendous workout, too.
Another great feature is the Shake Your World feature. This allows you to actually become a part of the show. By placing you into an in-game environment, the game allows you to watch yourself on the screen as you move. Your dancing becomes a part of the program, which responds to your movements.
But one of the best things of the video game is that when you have finished listening to all of the songs included in the set, you can download new tracks from a catalog. This allows you to customize the program to your distinct tastes.
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray] (1977)
Since the first installment exploded onto the screen back in 1977, Star Wars has evolved into one of the most hugely successful stories in cinema history. Now, fans can now have the entire story together in one great package. Introducing Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) on Blu-ray.
Although the journey begins with Episode I: The Phantom Menace, it is actually the fourth movie to be released. Episode VI was actually the first of the movies to be released in theaters. Followed by Episodes V and VI, the trilogy was such a phenomenal success that pressure was put on its creator to go back and tell the origin of the story, which is accomplished in the first three episodes.
Episode I is where the origin of each character starts and the plot begins to unfold. Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, backtracks the fight between good versus evil and completes the foundation of the story.
The cast is made up of many actors and actresses who were either early in their careers or virtually unknown at the time. Mark Hamill plays the hero, Luke Skywalker, who finds himself trying to rescue a princess, played by Carrie Fisher. Box-office superstar Harrison Ford plays a rugged space pirate who is caught in the middle of the struggle between Skywalker and the galaxy’s ominous bad guy, Darth Vader, bent on ruling the galaxy at whatever the cost.
The discs are produced in stunning Blu-ray quality to give you breathtaking visual effects and crystal clear clarity for years of enjoyment. And each disc comes with added bonus features such as audio commentary from cast and crew, as well as interviews and notes from the genius who brought this remarkable masterpiece to life, George Lucas.
Even if you have never taken a look at any of the Star Wars movies, once you start to see the story open up in front of you, you can’t help but be pulled into it. This is a tale that appeals to children and adults alike and is something that the whole family can enjoy.
The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune
People who have read the first book of The Heroes of Olympus will love the second book too – The Son of Neptune. The genre of the book is Fantasy and it also includes Greek and Roman mythology. There are 544 pages in this mammoth book, but it will keep you intrigued for hours.
What will happen to Percy Jackson in the end? Is he going to survive after all the adventures and hard tests he has to go through? Mixing fantasy with mythology, the author has succeeded in making one really incredible and memorable book.
The Son of Neptune is appropriate for adults and children over 10 years old. It is really useful for kids because this kind of book develops their imagination and turns them into creative young people. The Son of Neptune is one of the best books for this year. It has taken the second place in best sellers in Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths and third place in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Magic and Action & Adventure.
This book has mostly 5 star ratings. One person said that it is another good adventure story and also said that it is fun to see how Rick Riordan exploited the difference in the Greek and the Roman versions of the myth and created another exciting read. One mom said that her son was thrilled with the purchase and had read the book in 2 days. She highly recommended it to all people interested in fantasy. One grandmother also said that she had ordered the book for her granddaughter but she had become addicted to it, as well.
SPY NET: Stealth Video Glasses
Is your kid crazy about Spy Kids and other spy related movies? Do they want to be James Bond? Your child will probably love these Stealth Video Glasses.
These Stealth Video Glasses can record up to 20 minutes of video and more than 2,000 pictures. Your child doesn’t have to worry that the photos or the videos could get lost because there is USB connection, which is included in the purchase. It can be used for PC or Mac. If they want to connect with other spy agents, they can upload the pictures or videos they have taken at SpyNetHQ.com!
The spy glasses will give your kid the feeling that they are on a really important mission. This helps them develop their imagination and turn them into creative young people. You just have to be really careful if you give the glasses to a kid that is under three years old because they could choke with some small part of the product.
The Stealth Spy Glasses are meant for children ages 8 to 12 years old. One Lithium ion battery is required but it is also included in the purchase. This toy also ranks very high on the best sellers list at Amazon.
So far we have seen nothing but great reviews. This product has mostly 4 or 5 star ratings.
Skip Hop Hug and Hide Activity Toy
Every parent knows that it hurts when you see your child crying. This little toy can help them wipe those tears away while bringing some fun along at the same time! With the Skip Hop Hug and hide Activity Toy, you can make your little one the happiest child in the world.
It features over 10 development activities that will keep a baby entertained. The toy is meant for babies over three months. The toy is made of cotton and foam, and there are no small parts that would present a choking hazard.
The Skip Hop Hug and Hide Activity Toy is also full of hidden surprises. When the owl’s wings are opened, you can see a small mirror and a little baby owl that can be taken out from an inside pocket. It also produces different sounds – it squeaks and rattles.
The toy’s size is not very big and it’s not heavy. The weight is just 1 pound so your little one won’t have problems while playing with it. According to its 13th position in the rank of the best sellers in Baby & Toddler Toys, we can say that it’s really popular.
The Skip Hop Hug and Hide Activity Toy is really appreciated by parents and they have given the toy mostly 5 star ratings. One mother said that she had received the owl as a gift for the child she’s expecting, but her first daughter had already adopted it as her own. She loves it and she has slept with it since the day they got it. Another mom said that it’s just the right size and weight for infants to be able to hug and hold it.
Shaun White Supply Co. Street Complete Skateboard
Almost every kid asks for a skateboard at some point. If your child is crazy about skateboards and skateboarding tricks, the Shaun White skateboard is a great buy.
The skateboard is created by Shaun White, the Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and skateboard champion, and his business partners – D6 Sports. Your kid will definitely like the design of the skateboard and the cool Shaun White-inspired graphics on it. With the 7-ply hard rock maple deck, the aluminum trucks, 138 mm each of them, the 92A cast urethane wheels and ABEC 7 speed bearings, skateboard will be a hit with your child.
This skateboard also has very high rankings on Amazon. It is one of the most popular brands with kids and parents.
So far we have seen nothing but really great reviews. Parents who have bought it for their children are very impressed with it because it is really a great fun and they said that their kids have become addicted to it.
Monster High Dead Tired Lagoona Blue Doll And Hydration Station Playset
A highly popular piece of the Monster High franchise is the Monster High Dead Tired Lagoona Blue Doll and Hydration Station Playset. It’s a decorative lamp for any girl’s room that also doubles as the hydration station for their Lagoona Blue doll.
After a week of school, Lagoona Blue needs to be rejuvenated. Placing her inside the hydration station gives her the perk that she needs to get her ready for her weekend and to make it through another week of studies.
The set consists of a hydration tube that is accented in three different shades of alternating blue and green lights, which will visually light up the room. The door to the station opens up to reveal three different bubbly shelves where Lagoona Blue can house some of her accessories. The backdrop sets the tone for the underwater feeling.
To change the light show, simply tap on the top of the shell and the lights flash in different patterns, from flashing to an extended flash version and even a sustained light show.
The set comes with the Hydration Station, Lagoona Blue doll, six different accessories for her hydrating needs and instructions.
Monster High fans will instantly fall in love with the Monster High Dead Tired Lagoona Blue and Hydration Station Playset. This is a decorative light set that friends will want to check out, too!
Madden NFL 12
What child doesn’t love video games? And how many kids love football? Now, you can merge the love of the two with Madden NFL 12. It’s an American football video game based on the National Football League. The great thing is that the game isn’t only for children. It’s so popular and interesting that parents will love it, too.
The game includes your choice of 32 teams, different stadiums and people’s favorite players from the league. With over 500 broadcast cameras and a complete network broadcast graphics package, the amazing visual improvements will give you the feeling that you’re on the field. The new improvements include new equipment and uniforms, based on weather and the type of field surface, helmet stickers, ball and pylon physics, 3D grass and a lot more.
In this game you can have full control of the players. The new system uses a player’s momentum and more than 100 tackle animations. One of the best features is that you are able to design and build an ultimate game plan, for both offensive and defensive plays using information from over 75 different playbooks.
Madden NFL12 even allows you to build your own franchise by giving you access to everything you will need such as team rosters, a free-agent bidding system, a rookie scouting system and much, much more. It is the ultimate football game for the ultimate football fan.
LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0
The experts at LEGO have done it again with the LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0. This brings the technology of a microcomputer and adds it to the excitement that children receive from working with the most recognizable name in building toys.
The 32-bit microprocessor has brick and intuitive programming software. What does that mean? It means taking the thrill of creating unique designs and carrying it to the next level. This capability allows children to not only construct robots, but robots that can feel, move, see and even speak.
The great thing about this concept of building robots is that it is challenging, without making it too difficult for children. By introducing robots, it is designed to test their skills and help them to develop problem-solving capabilities beyond their usual limits.
But this is no simple box of robot parts: the latest in robotic technology has been included. Everything from smart sensors, interactive challenges, an advanced programmable microcontroller, Interactive Servo motors and even wireless Blue tooth and USB connections are included.
The microprocessor has a large matrix display, speaker, and both input and output ports. The built-in rotation sensors of the Servo motors allow the robots to be moved in small one-degree steps at a time. Touch sensors give the robots the sense of feel and allows them to perform simple commands, just like their human creators. And the four robotic sensors help them to see and navigate.
Another ingenious tool is the Color sensor. That’s right, your child’s robot can actually distinguish from a wide array of colors- including black and white- even different light settings.
Once your robot is constructed, you can use the included software to create a personalized program and then download that program to your robot. The robot can be configured for both PC and MAC using one of the 16 different building and programming capabilities, starting with the beginner level and advancing with your child to the expert level as their confidence and their abilities grow.
Give your child something new and exciting this year with the LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0.
LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet
Learning is so much easier when it’s fun and now the experts at Leapfrog have found yet another way to make that possible. Introducing the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet. It’s a personal learning tablet designed just for kids!
This handy computer has it all: digital books, applications, videos and flash cards and even cartridge games. All totaled, there are over 100 different variations which can be used to help your child have fun while they learn.
The available curriculum covers a wide range of topics. Math, reading, science, geography, language and culture, music, art, health and much more are available. The LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet also comes with the ability to not only keep track of your child’s progress, no matter what the subject, but it also adjusts automatically to match and challenge your child’s capabilities.
The 5-inch touch screen can either be activated with a tiny finger or the stylus, which is included. There are three applications available including Story Studio, Art Studio, Pet Pad or if your child wants something different they can choose an app of their choice.
But this is more than a learning device. It is comes with a built-in camera, as well as a video recorder so your child can capture their playtime to enjoy later. With 2GB of memory, the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet will provide endless hours of fun and learning.
Nerf Vortex Nitron
Get ready for the ultimate in Nerf defense! The Nerf Vortex Nitron is the ultimate in long-range blasting capability making it one of the premiere weapons for your arsenal.
Powered by its patented Xtra Long-Range technology, this weapon will be envied by all of your child’s friends- and opponents. It is the first clip-fed fully automatic blaster in the Nerf Vortex line. By using the accelerated trigger, the weapon unloads up to 20 discs from its magazine. There is also the ability to upgrade to additional magazines that contain even more firepower capability.
The High-Tech feature helps you center the aim of your electronic scope with the use of pulsing lights. Plus, the Tactical Rail System gives you the option to personalize your blaster and is compatible with most of the N-Strike and VORTEX Mission Kit accessories.
The set comes with the Blaster, a Centerfire Tech Electronic Scope, magazine storage, 20 discs and an instruction booklet. The Nerf Vortex Nitron gives you everything that you need to make you a worthy adversary on the battlefield!
Raskullz Go-Rilla Helmet
Keeping our children safe is of the utmost importance to parents. And the Raskullz Go-Rilla Helmet is a great way to do that. Designed for ages 5 and up, its Molded Exotuff 3D design allows the ultimate in protection.
The EPS inner part of the helmet is made with shock-absorbing material and is lined with aerodynamic cooling vents which allows for the best possible comfort during wear. Adjustable straps allow for a firm, but comfortable fit.
Besides providing a great level of comfort, the cool 3D design will help to ensure that your child enjoys wearing their helmet. No more having to convince them to put it on: this is one helmet that they’ll want to show off!
Offering full protection, both inside the helmet and out, the Raskullz Go-Rilla helmet is a stray away from traditional, boring helmet designs. It’s the first of its kind that kids will have fun wearing!
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