Rube Goldberg: The Speeding Car Challenge

From time to time, we see a toy that comes out and takes us all by surprise and makes us wonder why we didn’t think of such. How about Rube Goldberg: The Speeding Car Challenge. What do you think about that? It is a toy that was inspired by a famous American Cartoonist and inventor that is well known for his hilarious and complex contraptions that has been designed to perform small tasks.

Can you take a tennis racket, a chicken and some tires to launch a speeding car? Sounds pretty interesting, right? Rube Goldberg thinks you can and has proved that you really can!

Contents Included:
* 1 Helping Hand
* 1 Pillow
* 1 Base
* 1 Holder
* 1 Basketball
* 1 Nest
* 1 Pole with Cork
* 1 Racket
* 1 Chicken
* 1 Support Bar
* 1 Car
* 1 Spare Tire
* 1 Egg
* 1 Instruction Guide
* 1 Balloon

Looking at the contents that are included in this set, it probably makes you giggle. It’s not every day we see a car, chicken, balloon and nest all in one playset. It makes us wonder what it’s all about.

What is Rube Goldberg: The Speeding Car Challenge?

Rube Goldberg: The Speeding Car Challenge is a funny playset that really captures the attentions of kids. However, the playset, as funny as it may be, isn’t all about humor – it is also about learning. By playing with this toy, children will learn about STEM-based principles of air pressure and gravity, which is used to launch a car. Build the contraption, test it, and complete the challenge in order to trigger an epic and hilarious chain reaction. You can collect and connect all of the playsets in this collection in order to create your own funny, bigger and more complex inventions.


* For those of you that are not familiar with Rube Goldberg, they are all about hilarious inventions where some wacky chain reaction is created out of contraptions to complete a challenge.
* Build it, test it, and complete it. It’s all about the speeding car challenge. With this set, kids will learn to discover and use gravity and air pressure to make the car go …fast
* There are plenty of other Rube Goldberg challenges that can be collected and connected in order to invent and create even funnier contraptions. Each of those challenges are sold separately, but they give you something to aim for and add to your collection.
* This Rube Goldberg set, and all of the other sets are designed for both boys and girls ages 8 and up. No batteries are required for this set.


Yes, being serious while learning is good, but from time to time, we all need to step out of that serious zone, take a breath of fresh air and get some good laughs in. With this Rube Goldberg set, your child will not only get some giggles in, but he/she will also be learning. With Rube Goldberg: The Speeding Car Challenge, it’s all about getting kids to learn, without actually letting them know they’re learning something.

Ravensburger 40,320-Piece Disney Puzzle: Memorable Disney Moments

There’s puzzles and then there’s PUZZLES. PUZZLES are HUGE. When we think of a big puzzle, our mind instantly jumps to a puzzle that is 40,320 pieces. Wait, don’t exit this review just yet – if you’re a major puzzle fan, the 40,320 pieces is probably astonishing. Yes, the fact that you have 40,320 pieces staring at you will be a bit overwhelming …but is it too overwhelming? Is the Ravensburger 40,320-piece Disney puzzle: Memorable Disney Moments really as big as it claims to be? Does it really consist of THAT many pieces or is that some type of marketing stunt? Continue reading as the truth will be revealed to you …

About Ravensburger
Ravensburger is a company that has been in full swing since 1891 – they are based in Ravensburg, Germany and are well known for making the world’s finest puzzles. In each one of their puzzles, they put a large amount of detail. They use an exclusively developed, extra-thick cardboard material that is combined with special linen-structured paper in order to create puzzles that are capable of producing a glare-free image. For cutting each one of the pieces, they use steel cutting tools in order to ensure that no two pieces are alike and they will interlock perfectly, without hesitation.

What is this?
It’s the world’s biggest puzzle …we’re not joking. If you don’t believe us, look in the Guinness World Records – looking in it will confirm that this Ravensburger puzzle is the largest commercially-available puzzle available in the world. Not only is it the biggest in the number of pieces, but it is also the biggest puzzle in sheer size.

10-Hand Drawn Scenes
Long story short, this puzzle really is 40,320 pieces – that’s why it’s in the Guinness World Records. The puzzle features a total of 10 scenes from Disney films that have been hand-drawn. The iconic Disney films include: Fantasia, Snow White, Cinderella, Bambi, Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid and the Lion King.

Each one of the scenes have been framed by an interesting film strip. The film strip indicates the year the film was released.

While the puzzle is just like any puzzle – simply sort through the pieces and put it together, it does come with an interesting instruction manual. In the instruction manual, you’ll discover helpful hints that will help you assemble the puzzle –there’s also a reference guide that you may be interested in looking at.

An Added Bonus
How many of you like Mickey Mouse? Personally, he’s one of our favorites. The company added a special bonus in this puzzle. You see, in each of the 10 scenes, you will want to look closely because they hid a Mickey Mouse symbol in there. The only way for you to find that Mickey Mouse symbol would be to assemble the puzzle (we’re not giving you any hints here).

With the Ravensburger 40,320-Piece Disney Puzzle: Memorable Disney Moments, what you have here is one giant puzzle …a giant puzzle that, for puzzle fans, is a whole lot of fun. If you are a puzzle fanatic, then this is definitely something you won’t want to walk away from.

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven For ages 3+

Have you been in the Play-Doh aisle lately? Surely you remember Play-Doh, right? Many of you have probably played with it yourself. It has, after all, been around for a long time now. Anyways, in the Play-Doh aisle, there are so many different types of Play-Doh, accessories and gadgets. This year, at the Toy Fair, Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven was revealed and children already have their minds on it! Today, we are going to tell you everything we already know about this magical oven …

An Introduction to Play-Doh

Play-Doh is a modeling compound that is designed for children to use for craft projects in school and at home. It is composed of water, flour, boric acid, salt, and mineral oil. The product was first manufactured as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s in the United States. In the mid-1950s, Play-Doh was reworked and demonstrated at an educational convention. Play-Doh first launched on the toy market in the mid—1950s and ever since then, it has gained a large amount of popularity, with accessories to go along with it. In 2003, Play-Dog was named on the Toy Industry Association’s “Century of Toys List.”

As you see, Play-Doh is quite popular and personally, we don’t feel like it’s ever going to disappear completely. Yes, there are other companies that have emerged and making different things that imitate Play-Doh in a way, but nothing is ever going to be as fun as playing with a big old ball of Doh, because you know, the possibilities are almost endless …well, at least in a kids mind, they are.

With Play-Doh, children can make a delicious bowl of spaghetti and meatballs (not real, but in their minds), mold their own animals and so much more. Now, with the introduction of Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven, things just got a little bit more interesting for the little ones.

An Introduction to Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven

With Play-Doh’s Kitchen Creation line, the little ones in your life will feel as if they’re baking exciting food in their very own kitchen. Of course, the good they’re making isn’t real, so you can’t actually eat it – it’s not like an Easy-Bake-Oven or anything like that, but like we said, in their mind, they will feel as if they’re doing something exciting …that is because the magical oven is all about excitement! Magical excitement.

With the Magical Oven, as your child plays with it, the food is actually going to “rise.” You know how bread rises as it cooks? The Play-Doh will do the same. Don’t tell the little ones, because we don’t want to take the magic out of it, but the food rises because of a lever that is pushed on the back of the oven. As the food cooks, there’s all kinds of neat lights and noises that sound off …which is another feature that children really do love.


If you have a child that is head-over-heels for everything Play-Doh (most children go through that Play-Doh phase), then the magical oven is a major must have. It will make a good Birthday/Christmas present or a “just because” present.

Pixlplay Camera (Ages 3+)

Do you recall that cool smartphone you originally got 5 years ago? You probably tossed it in a drawer somewhere because that’s where all smartphones go when you get a newer version. Now, there may be a reason to bring that old smartphone back and it involves Pixlplay Camera, which is what we’re going to introduce you to in this review.

Pixl Toys developed a new way to bring those old smartphones back from the dead as an exciting 35mm style camera that the little ones can use. PixlPlay launched on Kickstarter not too long ago, and many people are already interested in it.

PixlPlay Keeps it Simple

What’s cool about the PixlPlay Camera is the fact that it’s not hard at all – PixlPlay has done a good job at making sure they keep it simple. Children love electronics and gadgets, but those tiny hands and feet are continuously moving, which can spell a real disaster for delicate gadgets, like the newest Samsung tablet.

With the PixlPlay, you don’t have to worry, because it will keep your phone secure and keep things simple. There’s no pairing that needs to be done, no apps you need to install and none of those aggravating configuration headaches. All you have to do is put the phone in, plug the cable into the headphone jack and hand the 35mm style toy camera over to your children. Yes, it really is that easy.

Taking Photos is Exciting

While it’s a toy, it is still exciting to use the camera to take pictures. Think about it – what child doesn’t have fun taking photos? When it comes to freezing your dog, your sibling, your cat, your parents and all of the above, there’s just something mesmerizing about it.

PixlPlay doesn’t add any complications to this formula. In fact, the more we learn about this toy camera, the more we see that it actually enhances the excitement of taking pictures.

There are large buttons and knobs that children can turn. These buttons and knobs make it easy for a child to feel like that are professional photographers. Kid will be able to use the phone as normal through a splash-resistant, touch-sensitive protective case and simply by using the shutter button on top, they can snap photos.

Children as young as three years old can use this toy. While you aren’t required to download any apps in order to use it, there is a neat companion iOS app that will let you edit photos with frames and digital features. It works well with existing photography and camera programs. Stretch goals include a sticker sheet, activity cards and an Android application.

On the Pixlplay case, you’ll find the following features: Adjustable clamps for accommodating phones of different sizes, rubber handgrips, and a 3.5 mm cable that plugs into the audio jack to power the shutter button on the case. The little ones can snap photos through the phone’s build-in camera app using the shutter button, or they can take the normal route and snap photos simply by touching the screen.

Think about it – what child doesn’t enjoy taking pictures? That’s why PixlPlay has decided to develop the PixlPlay Camera and it already has a lot of attention aimed in its direction.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Silent Mary Ghost Ship Playset

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales LEGO Pirate Ship (ages 4+)

During the toy fair in New York this year (2017), we got to see many amazing toys – some of them really caught our eye. Since we are a major Lego fan (a lot of Lego stuff was introduced), the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Lego Pirate Ship (71042 Silent Mary) really stood out from the crowd for us. This is the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Lego Pirate Ship is set to release on May 26, 2017.

Looking at all of the pieces, you are going to have a whole lot of fun when it comes time to put Silent Mary together. This set has a total of 2,294 pieces. This is a pretty big ship, but it’s not the biggest ship Lego has ever made. It does, however, impressively measure 18 inches in height, 27 inches long and 8 inches wide. With the main mast collapsed, she’s a little over 14 inches. To give you a comparison, the largest Lego ship is the 10210 Imperial Flagship – it measures 29.5 inches long and 23.6 inches tall.

The Box and Instructions
Silent Mary will arrive in a dark and intimidating box – there’s no bright colors standing out on this set. On the front of the box, you’ll see a picture of Silent Mary’s bow opening up with Captain Jack Sparrow and the crew looking into their row boat, surrounded by a pool of ghost sharks.
One thing we noticed with this set is that it doesn’t have any stickers, which is weird, because most Lego sets come with stickers. There’s not many printed parts either. If you’re not a big sticker fan though, you’re going to be happy that it’s lacking stickers because those are always tedious when it comes to applying them.
In the box, you’re going to find sixteen bags – those contain the part you need. We personally like how Lego puts their parts in bags, because when it comes to building, you have got to stay organized, otherwise, you’re going to end up with one big headache. There’s even a bag that contains the fabric sails that are paced with a cardboard backing in order to make sure they stay in good condition.
As far as the instructions go – there’s a book that contains a total of 263-pages. Don’t worry, because the instructions are well laid out and easy to follow – Lego always does a good job with their instructions. When you open up the instruction book, you’ll find a short bio for the mini figures as well as an image of the character from the movie.

Mini Figures
The Silent Mary contains a total of eight mini figures. You will have the following mini figures:
* Henry
* Captain Jack Sparrow
* Carina
* Captain Salazar
* Lieutenant Lesaro
* Officer Santos
* Officer Magda
* Silent Mary Masthead

The ghost pirates are some of the coolest mini figures we have seen in quite some time. Both Officer Santos and Captain Salazar have transparent heads. Captain Salazar has a neat looking printed outfit and is wearing black epaulettes to complete his look.

The first thing you’re going to be putting together is the little row boat. It contains a simple seat and a lantern along with a couple of oars. When it comes to putting the big ship together, you’ll have some pretty amazing Technic builds to look forward to. Overall, there are some points that will be a bit tricky, but with a little bit of time, you’ll get past it.

If you’re a Lego fan and you enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean, then this would be a great build for you. This build will bring you hours of time and once it is all put together, you can proudly display it on your shelf.

Pie Face Sky High (Ages 5+)

Have you visited the toy store lately? There are so many amazing toys currently on the shelves, with even more coming out later this year. While there are many cool toys and gadgets coming out, we would like to take a minute or two to look at the Pie Face Sky High.

What is Pie Face Sky High?
With Pie Face Sky High, someone will be sure to get a yummy pie in their face – is it going to be use? The premise behind it is simple – basically all you have to do is turn the pie thrower on and see if you get a pie slung in your face. There’s true anticipation nesting behind this game, which is what drives excitement of this game, making it suitable for members both young and old.

Who Will Love Pie Face Sky High?
Like we said, it is suitable for members of different generations. It’s great to use during sleepovers, family gatherings and even grown-up events. That’s right, this isn’t just a “toy” for the little ones – adults can have a lot of fun with this as well.

Setting it Up
When it comes to setting it up, it’s quick and easy – there’s a reason it has received a large amount of attention
* Everyone five and up can play this game
* Fun to bring out during group gatherings

* Mediocre quality. This means it probably isn’t going to last more than a couple of years, but that is okay, because you can get your fair share of fun with this.

Do You Use Real Pie?
Don’t worry, you don’t have to use a real pie. The “pie” can be the included sponge. You can wet it, or to kick things up a notch or two, you can put some whipped cream on the sponge. Some people choose to use shaving cream, but that doesn’t taste so well and it burns the eyes.

Included in the Box
* Pie Thrower
* Pair of Handles
* Throwing Arm
* Splash Guard
* Chin Rest
* Spinner
* Sponge

Basically, players take turns clicking the pie thrower according to the number they have spun. Each time you get through all your clicks for that turn, you receive one point. When you get “pied,” this means zero points will be given for that turn. The first player that reaches 25 points wins the game. This game is a game of luck and you never know when it’s going to go off and sling a pie sky high.

This is the type of game you can play at almost any party or get-together, regardless of your age. This game works great for those that are into slapstick humor and surprises. Some people are under the impression that the throwing arm is defective when they receive the product – it’s not. The curved part is supposed to face the person that is at the pie clicker – the hollowed part faces away from the person. Regardless, this game is packed full of fun and suspends and eventually, someone is bound to get splatted.

Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally (Ages 5+)

With the Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally, get ready for a new twist on an old toy! Do you remember back in the day, when you would shoot Nerf darts at each other? Now, as toys have become more advanced than ever before, Nerf came up with the idea to shoot little cars, instead of darts. Personally, we feel that this was a good idea and today, we are here to tell you more about this neat Nerd toy.
For 40 years now, the heart of the Nerf experience involved shooting small foam projectiles at unsuspecting siblings. Nerd Nitro will come out this summer (just in time for some fun backyard play without thinking about school)..Foam Cars
Don’t worry, it’s not going to hurt – these are foam cars, much like the traditional darts, except in the shape of a car. However, they do seem to be sturdier than the traditional dart. Not much has changed in terms of the mechanics as you will still fire them from a blaster. The blaster has been modified in order to angle sharply toward the floor.

Five Nitro Sets
In all, there will be a total of five Nitro sets available. Each variation will be based on the same theme, which is “shoot cars, do tricks.” The price will start at $10 and up. The blasters are available in the same traditional mechanical varieties that the dart-firing Nerf blasters come in. There’s the Longshot Smash, which consists of a single-shot spring-powered blaster that will fire one car at a time. Then, for a little extra money, you have the Flashfury Chaos set. This blaster can hold a total of three cars at one time. Next, for $50, you have the MotoFury Rapid Rally kit. This contains a neat battery-powered flywheel launcher with a clip that is capable of holding up to nine cars – this offers a rapid, semi-automatic fire. Each of these sets come with multiple cars as well as at least one ramp.

Nerf was smart with their safety feature. You see, if you remove the blaster from the hard surface, you’re not going to be able to shoot the car out. There’s a small safety button on the bottom of each blaster so that it can only launch the car when it’s on a flat surface. Of course, you can find the button and push it down, but that’s not as fun as putting the blaster on the table and watching the cars shoot across.

“It’s Nerf or Nothing …” Right? Nerf has been around for 40+ years and today, they are still popular among children and adults. Nerf guns are capable of shooting all manner of projectiles from darts of different shapes and sizes to straight up foam. However, with the Nerf Nitro, Hasbro is stepping on an entirely new stage and exciting direction. Nerf Nitro blasters fire small foam cars and they can fire them rapidly! If you have children who love everything Nerf, then they’re probably not going to let you walk away from this one.


For those of you that love everything Nerf, there’s a new toy that is about to emerge! Looking at all of the toys that are going to be released in 2017, it looks like children and adults are going to have a lot of fun! Nerf is a name that many of us are familiar with – it’s a toy brand commonly found in every household with children. The particular toy we’re interested in today is the Nerf Modulus Barrel Strike Blaster. Is this toy something to look forward to? Let’s continue forward to find out if it’s something you’ll be interested in.

What is the Nerf Modulus Barrel Strike Blaster?

The Nerf Barrel Strike Blaster is the ultimate toy needed – with this toy at your side, you will be able to win all of those exciting Nerd battles! If you have one of these bad boys, the other kids will be jealous, no joke. Children will have the opportunity to build their own blaster to complete any battle or mission with the Nerd Modulus system – this is fully customizable.

By customizable, we mean you can customize modulus blasters with interchangeable accessories and create a variety of exciting combinations. Looking at the toy and reading about it, we found that over one hundred different combinations are possible. Each accessory, however, is sold separately, but that’s not that big of a deal, because it gives the little ones something to aim for and spend their allowance on. With over 100 different combinations, it’s going to be merely impossible to get bored of this Nerf toy …as if “bored” and “Nerf” are ever used together.

Take a look at these features …

* You can convert it from blaster to barrel attachment
* Attaches to Nerf modules blasters – each one is sold separately
* 4-shot blaster fires one dart at a time, making for accurate shooting

In the box, you will receive the following:

* The blaster
* The instructions (they’re easy to understand)
* 4 darts
* Batteries are not required for this product, so there will be no late night battery runs!

With this Nerf toy, kids can upgrade their blaster and have it ready for any mission or battle. This is a four shot blaster that converts to a barrel attachment. You can use it on its own, or use it to blast your way into battle. You can even attach it to a Nerd Modules blaster (that is sold separately) as a barrel extension. If you use it as a blaster, it can hold up to a total of four darts, firing each one one at a time.
To convert it, simply flip the end up, and attach it to the barrel of a Nerf Modular blaster – this is a quick process that can be done when that mission calls for long-range blasting.
Since it has over 1000 different combinations possible, he kids are going to have a lot of fun with this one, and there’s no denying that fact.

A Word of Caution!
Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard, this product is not recommended for children ages three and younger. You should only use the darts that have been designed for this product and do not try to modify the darts.

If you’re looking for a new toy that is exciting and has a bunch of cool combinations, then the Nerf Modulus Barrel Strike is a great option.

Minions MiP Turbo Dave (Ages 4+)

When a new figure, like Minions, first comes out on the market, children throughout the world practically beg for it and here’s yet another toy many children are going to want. At the Toy Fair in London this year (2017), a new minion was revealed – Minions MiP Turbo Dave and he can be controlled by a remote! Right now, we are going to tell you everything we currently know about this little guy, so pay attention to what we have to tell you.

What is Minions MiP Turbo Dave?

Minions MiP Turbo Dave is a remote-controlled robot that is being released by WowWee in May of 2017. It will be released in time for Despicable Me 3, which debuts in theaters on June 30. It operates via a Bluetooth app that is available on Android and iOS devices. Kids and adults alike will love this toy as they can simply drive it around using an app or they can sketch out a route for it to take on its own.


WowWee is the mastermind behind Turbo Dave. For those of you that are not familiar with this company, WowWee is the company that build CHiP, the robot dog – this dog was a big hit among children last year. This is a privately owned company that is based in Hong Kong – they are fully focused on “breakthrough consumer technologies.” They are well known for their interactive balancing robot MiP and their biomorphic robot RoboSapien. They are a leading developer, designer, distributer and marketer of innovative robotic and consumer entertainment merchandise. In 2004, they introduced Robosapien, which revolutionized the way we interact with robots. Robosapien sold more than six million units and was one of the most popular entertainment robots in the world that year. Seeing the type of successful robots this company has made over the past years, it makes us really excited to see what’s in store for Minions MiP Turbo Dave.

Responds and Navigates

Turbo Dave is pretty cool, because it can respond to hand gestures, making it an interactive toy that your little ones are going to adore. There’s a build-in infrared sensor that catches hand gestures like pulling and swiping. For example, if you draw your hand away, you will have Dave follow you. Not only does it respond to hand gestures, it can also navigate around the room. As we said before, you can download the app called Turbo Dave and use it in order to remotely control the Minion. Through the app, you can plan paths that he will self-navigate as you watch or have Dave interact with other characters or props from the Despicable Me series. There’s also a coding platform that children can use in order to program Turbo Dave, which we personally found pretty cool.


If your child is a big fan of Minions, then Turbo Dave is a must have. This robot responds to hand gestures, can navigate on its own, or have you control him. This is the type of robot children will love.

Melissa and Doug Food Truck Indoor Playhouse (Ages 3+)

Have you had the opportunity to go to the toy store lately? If so, you probably noticed a lot of different toys on the shelves – ones that really stand out are the Melissa and Doug toys.

What is the Melissa and Doug Food Truck?

Long story short, with the Melissa and Doug Food Truck, children will be able to imitate a street-food vendor as they use their imagination to serve food while on the go. It consists of beautifully constructed wooden pieces and a sturdy cart that makes it so that the little one can play out different scenarios, whether it’s an ice-cream cart, hot dog stand or simply a mobile market. Putting the “hot dogs” menu and awning on display, the little ones will be able to reach inside the slide-top food compartment and grab a hot dog with some toppings to serve. There are even soft pretzels with mustard or salt! By flipping the menu and awning and reversing the storage drawers, the slide top opens onto scoops, cones and ice pops – something great for dessert!

This wooden truck comes stocked with a total of 40 pieces that your child can play with. They won’t get bored as they will be able to serve everything that is on the double-sided menu board.

High Quality Material
Have you looked at some of the toys on the shelf today? Some of them seem to be made out of some type of cheap plastic or something – we wouldn’t expect that in a child’s toy …you know, something that will be tossed around in every corner. Toys should be made in order to last for a long time – the Melissa and Doug Food Truck just so happens to be one of those toys that doesn’t feel as if it has been made of cheap plastic that is going to break. In fact, it feels as if it really can withstand the test of time. We read some reviewers that wanted to introduce the “classic style” toys to their child’s toy collection and that is where the Melissa and Dough food truck came into play.
While a lot of the other toys will end up being donated when the child is done playing with it, this is the type of toy that you will want to pack up for your little one to give to their little ones when they’re older.

Paint Job
There is just something about color that children like – they seem to really be attracted to bright, vivid colors and the designer of this food truck obviously understood this . The paint on this toy is vivid.Measurements
 52″ x 21.5″ x 4″ pig 48.2″ x 39″ x 31″ assembled

Wheels Roll Great
Rolling the Melissa and Doug food truck around shouldn’t be hard, because the wheels roll great. There’s no problems with the pivots.

The Melissa and Doug Food Truck is the type of toy your little ones won’t get bored with fast. This is the type of toy that you will want to pack up and store for their children to play with. It’s made out of high quality material and the color really does catch the eyes.

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