The Millennium Falcon from Hasbro is too expensive. Seriously, $150 for a toy.
I know, this is for collectors, but I know Carter would love one of these and if I hadn’t saved one from 10 years, he wouldn’t be getting one.
Seriously, it’s sad how much toys are today. I know, inflation, but that can’t be all of it. Transformers are $10 and $20. It’s crazy.
It’s nice the DC has a new 3 3/4″ figure line out that’s $5 a figure (and I think Marvel is doing something similar). That’s equivalent to when I was a kid. I remember I got $1 a week for allowance and every 2 weeks I had enough to be a new Star Wars figure–they were $1.99.
We give Carter $4 or $5 a week (based on his chores) and that could buy 1 new figure – so maybe that evens out. Still, $150 for a Millennium Falcon is too much.
Hereâ€™s the perfect toy to freak out your kid this Christmas. Kota the Triceratops from Playskool/Hasbro is a life-size baby dinosaur that’s made to interact with your kids.
Kindle your childâ€™s curiosity for prehistoric creatures and make-believe adventures with his very own life-sized baby dinosaur. You may have seen â€œtalkingâ€ and â€œmovingâ€ toys before, but chances are your dino-loving toddler has never seen a prehistoric â€œpetâ€ that comes to â€œlifeâ€ with realistic electronic sounds and motion. Itâ€™s fossil-sized fun standing just over 2.5 feet tall. A hidden handle helps kids hold on once they climb onto the dinosaurâ€™s back. Realistic stomping sounds add to the make-believe fun as kids bounce in place on the spring seat. Talk to KOTA the Triceratops and he roars back with expressive tail, head, eye, mouth and horn movements. Touch his nose with your hand and KOTA â€œsniffsâ€ it! In fact, itâ€™s easy to trigger all of his sensitive spots â€“ try tickling his belly or chin to make KOTA â€œlaughâ€. And when you think this pretend dinosaur has worked up an appetite, be sure to â€œfeedâ€ KOTA his leafy snack â€“ it really sounds like heâ€™s munching on it! Four different adventure-themed tunes set the mood for your childâ€™s wild imagination as he embarks on a dino-filled rides. But donâ€™t worry! A convenient volume control switch lets you adjust the level or turn it off. KOTA the Triceratops may look thick-skinned, but just one stroke on his scaly-like fabric â€œhideâ€ will prove heâ€™s really a soft and snuggable playmate whoâ€™s ready for all of your childâ€™s dino-roarinâ€™ escapades.
Is this the new wave in kid’s toys, a quick way to blow $300, or just another step toward the pending robot revolution? I’m not sure, but I would have dug that as a kid.
This – Not so much.
That’s at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History. Imagine turning the corner and running into that as a kid. We saw something similar to this at the Walking with Dinosaurs Live show and it was very realistic looking. Thanks to Yewknee for that video.
The WordPress Admin App for the iPhone is very nice looking. Very functional from what I can see. The ability to add photos straight from the phone is nice and it looks like all of the necessary options for posts are there.
Watch the video to see it in action.
You can even edit existing/old posts and manage multiple blogs. Now, if the iPhone only had a Bluetooth keyboard.
Hilarious video. Be sure to watch the whole thing. Getâ€™s even better at the end.