Children can turn either the horizontal or vertical knobs to watch lines begin to form on this "magic" screen. When finished, they can simply shake it to watch the picture magically disappear so they can start all over again! — As of 8.16.10, this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews on ToysRUs.com and was listed No. 38 in best-selling toys and games. PROS: Long-lasting; comfortable grip.
You don't have to be an engineer to create with Nano Blocks. With these micro-sized building blocks, a 3D Space Shuttle is constructed like never before. Watch in amazement as the Shuttle is erected to even the tiniest detail. With over 1600 assorted size pieces, create a detailed replica of the Space Shuttle, that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Includes detailed color instructions. Not designed for children under age 8. This would be a great addition to any collection and a perfect gift for any inspiring designer, architect or collector.
The USS Enterprise is the longest aircraft carrier in the US and the oldest. It has recently taken its final voyage after more than 50 years. With over 900+ assorted size and colored pieces kids can create a 3D image of the USS Enterprise down to the tiniest detail. It is the end of an era for the US Navy, making it the perfect gift for any Navy buff or construction enthusiast. With a finished size of 3.25” x 15.25” d x 3.25” h , it would make a nice addition to any den.
You don’t have to be an engineer to create with nanoblock. With these micro-sized building blocks, 3D structures are constructed like never before. Watch as the beautiful Lady Liberty takes shape with over 700 assorted size and colored pieces. Includes detailed color instructions. Launch date: September 2012. — As of 10/01/2012 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 1 review on Amazon.com. — Joe Berardoni Jr., owner of Puns Toys in Bryn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly in a Fall 2012 survey that nanoblocks are one of their top selling hobby items. — Rebecca Goblish, owner of Picayune Toys in Dunwoody, Ga., told TDmonthly in a May 2013 survey that for older kids, nanoblocks were her best-selling construction toy. Awards: 2015 TDmonthly Magazine Top Toy Award
The nanoblock ‘Miniature Collection’ includes a wide range of musical instruments. Form a miniature band with the Drum Set and Electric Guitar or perform a piccolo concerto on the Grand Piano or violin. nanoblocks are all about the creative construction process with rewarding sculptural results – the perfect three-dimensional puzzle. The miniature blocks connect securely to create extremely detailed objects of varying size and complexity. Challenging three-dimensional puzzle with amazingly small sized building blocks.
Himeji Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji in Hyogo Prefecture. It is regarded as the finest surviving example of 17th century Japanese castle architecture. It comprises a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. The castle is frequently known as Hakurojo ("White Egret Castle") or Shirasagijo ("White Heron Castle") because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight. More than 2,000 pieces.
These micro-sized building blocks will enable kids to execute even the finest details like never before. With over 100 pieces, kids watch in amazement as this regal bird takes shape right beneath your fingertips. With a finished size of 1.5″w x 1.5″d x 2.36h, only this giant penguin is able to fit perfectly in the palm of a hand. Includes detailed color instructions. 9 animal designs currently available. — In a Summer 2012 survey, Shana Hack, owner of Moon Rabbit Toys in Santa Fe, N.M., told TDmonthly that nanoblocks were an overall best seller at their store.
All picks contain guitar riffs of three iconic rock songs that play with the flick of the pick. Each pick has a whammy bar button and an attached carabiner clip. Assortment includes Rolling Stones, Classic Rock and Rebel Rock picks. Peg-ready, footed clamshell package.
This long-term intelligence, smart-play toy for ages 9 months and up paves the way for discovery and development of kids. The set includes 12 cubes and eight triangles for stacking. The cubes feature number faces, peek-a-boo and a variety of colors and pictures enabling kids to learn consequence, counting and matching. A puzzle provides practice in logic and eye-hand coordination. “The Block 'N Learn set is a modern spin on a classic smart-play toy. In addition to stacking, the blocks also act as a puzzle that builds eye-hand coordination and logical thinking,” Lauren Grande of Southard Communications told TDmonthly. Launch date: June 2007.
Created for ages 6 months and up, Boss, the blue dinosaur with 60 colorful balls in his tummy, is just waiting for babies to give him a big hug. Babies can sit inside Boss’s tummy (ball pool) for hours of fun. When Boss is zipped up, there are other activities for kids to discover. Launch date: June 2007.
Ohio Art’s fashion icon is back in style as the re-vamped version of the popular mix-and-match fashion doll Betty Spaghetty. Made-over Betty Spaghetty now sports a wardrobe full of hot new outfits, a collection of trendy accessories, and beads and charms to accessorize her spaghetti-like locks. Available in a variety of design themes, each doll has a unique collection of accessories such as chic handbags, unique hair add-ons, cell phones and even a snowboard. “Betty Spaghetty is the only doll to combine activity with traditional fashion doll play by featuring interchangeable body parts, beading and original hair play,” Lauren Grande of Southard Communications told TDmonthly. Launch date: Fall 2007.
Doodle Doug squiggles and scribbles, spinning around on paper to create amazing drawings. Children select the markers to place in Doodle Doug’s adjustable arms. The product requires 2 AAA batteries (not included) and was named one of the 100 Best Children’s Products of 2006 by Dr. Toy.
This drawing board now includes bright colors, unusual patterns, and funky frames. In addition, the travel size makes the doodle board easier to transport. The solid plastic drawing surface produces thicker, more distinct lines than the original version and the magic eraser slide erases fully each and every time.
The new battery-powered Etch A Sketch Wired, which hooks into a television set, utilizes digital electronics to display each line and images on screen in real time with each twist of the toy´s knob. Images can be viewed in color and the Etch A Sketch includes accompanying sound effects. The new model features shape templates, drawing tools, and four play modes including “free draw,” “connect the dots,” “trace cool images,” and “drawing with funky gadgets and gizmos.”