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Kickball Ice Cream Maker: I Kick for Ice Cream

Kickball Ice Cream Maker

 

 

Kicking a ball is lots of fun, and ice cream is always a welcome treat. I think it’s safe to say that something that combines both is destined to become a huge hit, like the Kickball Ice Cream Maker. The name is pretty much self explanatory. Just pour in cream, sugar, vanilla, and your flavoring of choice into the ball’s food-safe sealed compartment. Fill the space outside of that compartment with ice and rock salt, seal it up, and start kicking the ball around.

Twenty minutes of play will give you one pint of delicious ice cream to enjoy. Not bad, considering everyone had a ton of fun while making the icy treat.

The Kickball Ice Cream Maker is available online for $35.

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Toymail Lets Parents Send Voicemail to Their Kids’ Toy

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Being a working parent is hard. Aside from missing out on some of your kid’s firsts, it sucks not being able to hang out and bond with your offspring as much as you want to. You can, however, harness the power of modern technology and make them feel your presence one way or another, like with Toymail.

It’s a small, mailbox-shaped toy that lets you send voicemail straight to your kids. The awesome part is that your child can send you messages, too, simply by hitting ‘reply.’

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This Pen Transforms Into Optimus Prime and Vice Versa

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What’s cooler than robots? Well, robots that can transform into cars and helicopters and other stuff, like pens, for instance. For the first two, you’ve got the Transformers that do exactly just that. For the latter, you’ve got the Transformer Convoy Pen by Sentinel. It’s not exactly the most comfortable or handiest pens to use or hold when it’s in pen form, but the awesomeness of it when it’s in robot toy form more than makes up for it.

And who else should it transform to but Optimus Prime?

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SlideRider Turns Stairs Into a Slide

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Running down the stairs two steps at a time, sliding down the banister when the adults aren’t looking–they’re fun to do (but not as fun when you’re in a hurry), although it’s not really the safe way to go when you’re heading down a flight of stairs. It could be fun again for everyone in the household, though, with the installation of the SlideRider.

It’s a set of mats that fold out and connect to transform stairs into slides. All you have to do is take it out, connect the different components to form the slide, and lay it on top of the stairs. And voila–instant slide!
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Turbospoke Bicycle Exhaust System

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Boy are we late to the game on this one. Apparently out since 2011, the Turbosopke Bicycle Exhaust System is designed to give your human-powered bike somewhat of a growling motorcycle sound. It’s an expansion on what kids have been doing… pretty much sine they’ve been riding bikes:

TurboSpoke utilizes durable “Motocards” and an effective clamping and amplification system to make your bike roar like a four stroke engine.

Each TurboSpoke comes equipped with three waterproof Motocards, which each produce a different engine sound when struck by the spokes of your bicycle. The lightweight and durable exhaust “pipe” acts like a horn to increase the volume produced by the Motocard.

It’s a stupid little toy, but it’s fun nonetheless. At $24, it’s a cheap gift for a child of any age.

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If You Can’t Afford a Rocking Horse: Knee Horsey

Knee Horsey

 

For most people, the first thing they ever took a ride on was a rocking horse. They aren’t quite as popular as they used to be, with the advent of newer and more high tech toys, but they still hold a special place in the hearts of those who remembered the fun they had just rocking in place on the wooden horse.

They’re also not very practical anymore, considering the tight spaces most people live in now. The fun, not to mention cheaper, alternative? The Knee Horsey, which is basically a plush horse head with buckles on the side that are meant to go around a fun-loving parent’s leg. It can even make horsey and galloping sounds, which can be activated by pressing its left ear. Once it’s in place, just call your tiny tot to come for a ride.

Here’s to making memories! The Knee Horsey is available online for $49.99.

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Grush is a Gaming Toothbrush That Turns Brushing Into a Game

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Kids are sometimes unaware of the importance of brushing at least thrice a day until it’s too late. Cavities, gum disease, bad breath–you name it and you’ll get it if you don’t brush regularly and practice good oral hygiene. You’re past that age of ignorance and unawareness, but your kid probably isn’t. So if little Junior ain’t brushing like he’s supposed to, then here’s something to convince him otherwise: Grush, which is a smart toothbrush system that turns brushing into a game.

The toothbrush hooks up with an app that displays a virtual set of teeth. Brush for the minimum required amount of time and the monsters that lurk in that certain area will gradually disappear on the screen.

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Hamster-Powered Monster Will Fascinate The Kids Young And Old Alike

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This is a Stranbeest powered by a hamster in a wheel. A straandbeest is a multi-legged contraption created by Dutch artist Theo Jansen. Normally on display on Holland’s beaches, it’s now transformed into a tabletop contraption that uses a hamster ball with the hamster inside as the locomotive power; the ball turns some gears, which in turn propel the mechanism forward. Its eerie gait is sure to fascinate your kids at the very least, and even you if you still have an impressionable spirit in your curmudgeonly old age.

For $35 you can get an assemble-at-home kit, although the hamster is not included.

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‘Adventure Time’ Happy Meal Toys Are For the Adventurous

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Toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals don’t really catch my eye–until now. Not that I’m part of their target demographic or anything, because I’m no longer a kid, but I think it’s a win on their end if their offerings manage to catch the attention of twenty-somethings. This time around, it’s their series of toys featuring Finn and Jake from Adventure Time.

Aside from the two main characters, you’ll also find BMO and the Ice King thrown into the mix. These were made available starting January 17th.

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