Toys


Toys
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy
Rocket Raccoon Warbird Vehicle

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 16th, 2014

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Marvel’s latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy, takes place in the vastness of space, so it’s no surprise that the movie features a number of different spacecraft. One of these ships belongs to the feisty and skilled pilot, Rocket Raccoon. Hasbro sent us the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Warbird Vehicle to try on for size. Smallest Thumbs and I enjoyed playing with this particular toy, and have a few things to report after the jump.

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Toys
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy
Big Blastin’ Rocket Raccoon Figure

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 14th, 2014

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Guardians of the Galaxy is currently in theatres, shining a spotlight on an old favourite from comic book land. In the story, the shortest member of the crew, Rocket Raccoon, is a gun-totin’ intelligent pilot and strategist who is not afraid to mix it up. Hasbro sent us one of their latest toys, the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Big Blastin’ Rocket Raccoon Figure, to review. Smallest Thumbs and I took a look at this electronic toy and we have come up with a break down to what it’s all about.

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Toys
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy
Rocket Raccoon Action Mask

By Jorge Figueiredo - August 12th, 2014

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is currently being enjoyed by scores of people in theatres all over the place. I know that more than a few exuberant parents have already taken their children to see this1 – but besides that, many kids have probably seen posters or trailer footage of one of the coolest characters in the flick: Rocket Raccoon. Hasbro sent us the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Action Mask, which should make make-believe time a bit more entertaining for all of those would-be defenders of the universe.

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Toys
Transformers Age of Extinction
Generations Deluxe Class Strafe Figure

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 14th, 2014

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As Transformers: Age of Extinction rampages through the box office to mixed reviews, you and your kids can take home the adventures with some action figures from Hasbro. Smallest Thumbs and I recently reviewed the Flip and Change Optimus Prime action figure, with each of us having a differing opinion about the toy. Hasbro has since sent us a Generations Deluxe Class Strafe Figure to check out. When I first took it out of the package, I rejoiced at the old-school transformation mechanics. To my surprise, Smallest Thumbs was also into the flying Dinobot.

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Transformers Age of Extinction
Flip and Change Optimus Prime Figure

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 7th, 2014

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The latest Transformers film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, is currently in theatres, but you can bring the action home with the Transformers Age of Extinction Flip and Change Optimus Prime. This figure takes the guesswork out of the transformation – which is an awesome thing for young kids. Of course, this figure also takes the guesswork out of the transformation – which may not be as fun for older kids.

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Toys
Marvel Amazing Spider-Man 2
Spider Strike Iron Claw Spider-Man Figure

By Jorge Figueiredo - June 22nd, 2014

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The amazing Spider-Man has a host of abilities that allows him to perform incredible feats of strength, speed and acrobatics. In addition, Spider-Man’s trademark web-shooters enable him to swing through the air almost continuously (provided he has web fluid remaining in the tanks, and something to swing off of in the first place) and bind enemies. So, from the viewpoint of an adult, the Marvel Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spider Strike Iron Claw Spider-Man Figure seems almost unnecessary as an action figure. However, kids may see this differently. Smallest Thumbs and I compare notes on this action figure sent to us by Hasbro.

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Events
Parrot
The MiniDrones are Coming…

By Jorge Figueiredo - June 15th, 2014

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Recently, Toronto Thumbs was invited to attend a media preview at The Richmond to check out some of the new toys that Parrot is cooking up in what must be some sort of magical laboratory that employs unicorns and wizards. Even if you don’t know who Parrot is, you have probably seen a few of their products floating around or being listened to. We were encouraged to enjoy our hands-on time with some new upcoming products: the Rolling Spider and the Jumping Sumo.

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