Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Changes in technology can be mind boggling and it changes so fast, soon kids will be able to create their own toys with Mattel’s $300 ThingMaker 3D printer. The 3D printer also has an app that will let kids customize their toys.
Mattel unveiled the new toy called the "ThingMaker" at the 2016 New York Toy Fair trade show. The toy maker will work hand-in-hand with a 3D printing app called "ThingMakerDesign". It was created in collaboration with the software company Autodesk.
Mattel said that they want the ThingMaker as easy as possible for kids to use and experiment with. The "ThingMakerDesign" App will be available for Android and iOS. The App will provide the kids with templates for toys like action figure, cars, boat, buildings, dolls, bracelets, rings, etc. They can also make toys from scratch once they feel comfortable with the software.
All of the toys can be customized with different colors and textures, and the ThingMaker prints out parts of each toy so kids can assemble them on their own.
The new ThingMaker is definitely the toy to buy this 2016.
Toys to check out:
Sands Alive Glow Sand Starter Set $24.99
Nickelodeon Thingmaker Bog Woggs By Mattel $17.98
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Helena Bonham Carter gave a great acting performance in the movie "Alice in Wonderland" playing the Red Queen. Now she'll be reprising the role in Alice Through the Looking Glass.
The movie showcase great talents like Alan Rickman who has recently passed away, Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Like the "Alice in Wonderland" the new movie is themed fantasy dreamland.
Watch the trailer below:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Ages: 1 to 5
This race set has four action zones and over nine SmartPoint locations. It is controlled with a steering wheel-shaped remote control. The set includes a race car track that is 4.5-feet wide and has 13.5-feet of interchangeable track. It features a stunt ramp, elevator, movable gears, and a lot more.
The remote control car can go forward and backward along the track or on the playroom floor.
Your children will build their own race track and race Smart Point that can enhance your kid's creativity. The light-up driver button on the race car toy activates fun phrases, music and sounds.
Vehicle play-set works with all other Go! Go! Smart Wheels and Go! Go! Smart Animals play-sets. Each track piece has different colors. Parents or kids can easily assemble the snap-together, puzzle-piece track.
Car needs 3 AAA batteries (included for demo only, use new batteries for regular use); remote requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).
This is perfect for kids looking for creativity toys that is action packed.
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway $49.99 on AMAZON
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels - Speedway RC SmartPoint Racer 2-pack $28.49
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels RC SmartPoint Racer $14.99