Toys


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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Toys
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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Toys
Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures
Hulk and Thor (2 Pack)

By Jorge Figueiredo - June 10th, 2014

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The incredible Hulk and the mighty Thor are the two strongest characters in the superhero team known as the Avengers (if not in the entire Marvel universe). When they are not at odds with each other, they use their considerable powers in tandem to great effect, making them a powerful team and a massive force for the side of good. Perhaps that’s why Hasbro decided to package these two together in their Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Hulk and Thor 2-pack.

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Toys
Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures
Iron Man Figure

By Jorge Figueiredo - May 28th, 2014

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Oh, Iron Man. How awesome are you? Let me count the ways! Seriously, though; how many people out there wish that they had all of the awesome gizmos that Tony Stark owns? I’d even be happy with a single suit (preferably one of the later ones, truthfully). When Hasbro said that they were going to send over an Iron Man related item, you can imagine my excitement! Sadly, the shipping box from Hasbro was nowhere near the size that I thought it would be – however, contained within was something that your tykes may appreciate. Say hi to Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Iron Man Figure.

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Toys
Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Web Wheelin’ Bike Vehicle
with Ultimate Spider-Man Figure

By Jorge Figueiredo - May 26th, 2014

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The land of superhero toys is a very strange place. It is a land where superheroes that don’t actually ever need vehicles seem to have a number of them in their pretend garages. Adults (especially purists) will question why these vehicles exist. For kids, though, this isn’t a problem, and they will happily incorporate everything into their imaginary play. While Hasbro’s Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Web Wheelin’ Bike Vehicle (with Ultimate Spider-Man figure) may leave a bad taste in the mouths of purist fan-boys and fan-girls (not to mention leaving everyone tongue-tied), it’s a solid toy that is both fun for kids and a great value.

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