Review & Giveaway: Marvel Super Hero Mashers

In Product, Review, Toys by Chris

Introducing the ‘Marvel Super Hero Mashers!’ The Mashers come in three variations: the basic figures (suggested retail $9.99), the battle upgraded figures (suggested retail $14.99) and an electronic figure (suggested retail $19.99). However, not every Marvel character is represented in all three variants. For the purposes of our review, The Talking Dad received a basic Spider-Man and a battle upgraded …

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5 Lego Movie inspired sets we want to play with, #TheLEGOMovie

In Product, Promotional by Chris

We like Lego. Correction. We love LEGO! You can imagine the excitement had by Lego fans around the world when The Lego Movie was announced. The introduction of movie-inspired Lego play-sets was inevitable. Pal and I were doing our weekly shopping at Target this week for the essentials (which somehow always includes walking through the toys section), when we came …

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Review & Giveaway: Angry Birds Go! Jenga Pirate Pig Attack Game

In Product, Review, Toys by Chris

Angry Birds Go! Jenga Pirate Pig Attack Game! Whew…now that’s an impressive title for a toy! This version, based on the best-selling iOS franchise, is quite amusing and fun – it’s a comical romp, demolishing an evil Jenga boat filled with evil pirate pigs. This game is much to similar to Hasbro’s Angry Birds Star Was AT-AT Attack Battle Game, …

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Review & Giveaway: meet Zombicon-α, the first viral Decepticon #ConstructBots

In Product, Review, Toys by Chris

Disclaimer: The Talking Dad blog received the mentioned product(s) for review from Hasbro. The statements provided are my own views and opinions. Pal and I have been waiting to play with Hasbro’s new Transformers Contruct-Bots all Summer long. We have a ton of Transformers toys in our collection, from my replica G1 Soundwave to Pal’s Bot-Shots – however, the collection …

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Review & Giveaway: new Toy State rides pulling into stores this holiday season

In Product, Review, Toys by Chris

With the gift giving season upon us, toy shelves begin expanding with a plethora of new wares from Toy manufacturers. Here at the Talking Dad Institute, we see the same, new toys are constantly arriving for our expertise in playtime. This week a cache of new Toy State automobiles pulled into the testing studio. From realistic replica RC’s to beat-savvy …

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Review & Giveaway: Crayola’s #Create2Destroy Dino Destruction

In Product, Review, Toys by Chris

The Talking Dad household doesn’t own many modeling clays. The big brand stuff would crumble, turn to stone, and stain everything. We just don’t indulge much ’round these parts. But then Crayola reached out to us to experience their new Create 2 Destroy product line, featuring their proprietary Morphix Construction Compound. Morphix is a soft-grit non-crumbling martian modeling compound. Okay, …