Category Archives: Toys from 2000s

My Friend Cayla

Dolls are always popular toys and have been since 1950’s onwards, this doll My Friend Cayla is not just a doll – she’s a real friend! Well that is what the box says so it must be true right? Ask her any range of questions, from her likes and dislikes to general knowledge and tomorrow’s weather, and she’ll tell you the answer. Due to launch in July 17th 2014 priced at $90/£59.99 – no info at time of writing on a US date.

Sync her with My Friend Cayla Dollan Android or iOS device via Bluetooth and she’ll use speech-to-text technology to look up answers online and speak them back to you. There’s also a pre-defined list of ‘bad words’ and topics which Cayla will not talk about, for complete peace of mind. continue reading>>

Teksta T-Rex is the follow-up to the hugely successful Teksta Robotic Puppy which was a sell out and hard to find toy last Christmas season.

The Teksta T-Rex the bone crushing dino! Should appeal to more boys this time round, but in my experience girls often more than boys like a good dinosaur or enjoy a dinosaurs phase and just like his puppy friend T-Rex responds to your voice, lights and sounds with expressive eye patterns to share his feelings.

Teksta Puppy T Rex

Using hand gesture technology command Teksta T-Rex to walk, move his hands, tail and stop. If you stroke his face to hear him roar and see him snap just like a real T-Rex Dinosaur. continue reading>>

Kiddizoom Smart Watch

The Kiddizoom Smart Watch is predicted to be one of the best-selling toys this Christmas 2014. So you may know that wearable tech especially watches are aimed to be the next must have to allow you to keep fit, in touch, on the move – but at a price point which is adults only for now.

So step in the Kidizoom Smart Watch, it combines several different clock faces, has a touch screen to navigate, and includes a built-in camera and video recorder. It also comes with 3 games, and can be used as an alarm clock, stop watch, and timer. continue reading>>

Box open of a Rainbow Loom Craft Toy

Rainbow Loom

Sometimes the simple toys and old favourites of simple rubber bands can comeback with a new slant this time they have in the form of Rainbow Loom, Rainbow Loom are colourful rubber bands which allow you to create your own unique charms, rings and bracelets.

The Rainbow Loom is great fun for kids to teens. It allows you to turn colourful rubber bands into your own jewellery creations with easy to follow, simple instructions. Each kit includes a Rainbow Loom, 600 assorted colourful rubber bands, RBL hook and C- Clips which enable you to have fun while creating your own individual designs. There are loads of cool, funky unique designs to make and various combinations to create! Check Price @ AmazonView the contents of a standard Rainbow Loom Toy Box open of a Rainbow Loom Craft Toy continue reading>>

Mater Pogo stick

Pogo Stick

Razor Bogo Pogo StickPogo Sticks have been around since the 1950s and became a massive hit through the 1970s when a redesign took place. Pogo sticks are still a popular childrens toy and most children are still keen to try the humble Pogo stick and see how they fair. So a Pogo stick is a pole with a handle at the top and footrests near the bottom, at the bottom a spring is in cased inside the pole. You need to place a foot on the foot rests or hop onto it and balance whilst you jump up and down with a slight bending motion at the knees. This motion allows you to control by adding or removing energy which goes into the spring below. Or you can see how many full bounces you can do to pretend you are Tigger or to travel in larger but potentially more uncontrollable steps.Super Pogo StickMaster X-Pogo Stick The modern pogo stick was invented in Germany by Hans Pohlig and Ernst Gottschall, they filed a patent in 1920 for a device called spring end hoping stilt – catchy hey.  Over time different designs have been made mainly focusing on adding more movement and higher bounce but also trying to protect the user from chin or head injury’s did also feature in several designs. Extreme Pogo or Xpogo is a growing action sport featuring 10ft jumps in height and many modern materials this has led to number of athlete and exhibition teams have been formed, this is one to watch the stunts and flips which are possible is great to watch.

Yo-Yo History

The Yo-Yo can be traced back to around 500 B.C. but it took until the 1920’s when a young US immigrant name Pedro Flores saw the potential after recalling its popularity in his Philippine roots. He founded the Yo-yo company whilst working as a bellboy in 1928. He began by selling handmade yo-yos to children around LA and managed to open a factory where within a year the company was producing 300,000 Yo-yos a day!!

Yomega Plastic Yo-yoYomega Aluminum Yo-yoThe Yo-yo was a craze which led to countless yo-yo contests all over the country. continue reading>>

Can you Guess right when playing Guess Who?

Guess Who

Guess Who? Is the well known two player guessing game where players have to guess which character they have picked before the opponent guess their chosen character. The game was created by Ora and Theo Coster and first made in in 1979 by Milton Bradley in the England. It was later brought to the United States in 1982.
Guess Who Board Game from MB Games Can you Guess right when playing Guess Who?

Each player has a board which include 24 cartoon style characters with their names below the images on small stands. Each game starts with all of these standing up. Each player then picks from a pile of cards containing one of the same images, players then take turns to asking questions yes or no questions like do they wear glasses?, do they have hair? If they do the image remains standing if not it falls until one is left. continue reading>>

USA Edition of Monopoly

Monopoly Board Game

Everyone knows about the game Monopoly where you buy landmarks and hotels and take chance, try and avoid jail and travel round the board trying to avoid landing on opponents property’s. Many different versions exsist and the properties used are normally based on the location or film/TV featured.

USA Edition of Monopolymonopoly-lord-of-the-rings

The game consists of forty spaces on the outside edge of the board, with twenty-eight properties, three chance spaces, three community chest, four corners, Go, Jail amongst others.

monopoly-hobbitDoctor Who fun with Monopoly continue reading>>

Flying Frisbee Firevision

Nerf Firevision Sports Flyer

Who doesnt enjoy a Frisbee game or throwing games in general why not consider the new frisbee like offering from Nerf. Fancy playing in the late evening and twilight well you can with this Sports Flyer simply wear the bundled glasses and the disc will light up as clear as day. Of course just take a bit more care as hedges, trees and other obstacles will not be illuminated.

Flying Frisbee FirevisionGreen Glasses Nerf Firevision

So how does it work well when the flyer is in the air it uses part of the energy to illuminate a give a bright glow. continue reading>>