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Durable kids' train / activity table with storage?

I want to find my son a durable play table that he can set up his wooden railway toys on, and that we can store some of them in - do you own one you can recommend? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Dec 12, 2014 - 3 answers

Sticker Scratcherz alternatives

When we were in London we saw a fun craft-toy called Sticker Scratcherz at both Hamleys and Harrods. We figured we'd find something like it elsewhere as well, but haven't had any luck, so I'm hoping maybe a mefite knows of something else like this. Preferably, it would be not as expensive, for a bit less content (if it were half price for half the amount of stickers it would make a great casual gift). [more inside]
posted by blub on Aug 6, 2014 - 3 answers

This is not my miniature life! Please help me visualize these dimensions

Is this miniature baby bedroom set the appropriate scale for this miniature dollhouse? Will this miniature car fit into that miniature garage?
posted by calcetinporfavor on May 14, 2014 - 9 answers

Toys that go beep in the day

Our 18 month old son loves things that beep and we'd love for him to play with things that are much less expensive than our $100 dollar Harmony Remote. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Mar 3, 2014 - 7 answers

How to get a 5 year old disney princess excited about science?

Any ideas on making discovery fun for a princess obsessed 5 year old girl? [more inside]
posted by savitarka on Jan 28, 2014 - 44 answers

[Santa Filter] Help me find this super-generic toy

My toddler loves watching train videos on YouTube, and this morning we ran across this one, featuring a kid playing with his new toy train, purchased in "Chinatown". Toddler has now expressed a deep desire to have Santa leave one of those under the tree. I *think* I've IDed that train as the Kids Athority High-Speed Train Set, but no one on the Internet seems to sell it. So, I turn to you, my friends in the green - any thoughts on how someone who's not really near any random Chinatown might acquire one of these in time to have Santa drop it off?
posted by hanov3r on Dec 7, 2013 - 4 answers

What are the best IKEA products for ages one to three?

We are making a rare trip to IKEA tomorrow in part to get a table and chairs for our one-year old. What are other IKEA items that we should look at for him? [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Apr 27, 2013 - 26 answers

Easter has passed, but I'm still dreaming of a singing plush rabbit

I would like to purchase the singing plush bunny shown in this video. I can't find it anywhere. Can you help me find it?
posted by alms on Apr 1, 2013 - 2 answers

DIY Waterproof Toymaking

I want to make a floating castle for my kids to play with in the bath. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Feb 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Not Blue Enough to Be a Smurf...

Does anyone recognize this Schleich PVC figurine? [more inside]
posted by Knappster on Feb 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Talking dolls before integrated circuits

Talking Tina, how do you talk? I'm watching the Twilight Zone marathon with Talking Tina. Given the technology available in 1963, how would such a toy work? The general talking part, not the evil inanimate object part.
posted by chengjih on Dec 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Future 15 month old wants something dangling that won't kill her

Please help to give me ideas for safe Christmas ornaments/baby toys to hang on a tree for a 15 month old, that (individually) aren't too expensive. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Dec 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me give out the best treats this Halloween!

Halloween treats to delight all ages! What would your child want to get from trick or treating? [more inside]
posted by loquat on Oct 5, 2012 - 40 answers

What's a Great Gift for a Public Transportation-Loving Toddler?

What are your favorite public transportation/travel gifts for toddlers available in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Jul 6, 2012 - 15 answers

GI Joe: Real Canadian Hero

Did GI Joe fight for other countries? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Jun 21, 2012 - 10 answers

This boy likes to bounce! Help me find him a birthday gift.

Help me find a cool birthday gift for a boy who likes to bounce. [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on May 30, 2012 - 18 answers

I'm tired of Barbie having everything, it's MY turn to have great shoes and accessories!

Where online can I find cheap (or free, that's always good!) 80s and 90s Barbie shoes and accessories, aside from eBay and Etsy? Copious amounts of linked examples inside. Someone please please help me out here! And any Barbie collectors who wanna chime in are definitely welcome! [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Mar 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Sex toy disposal

What do you do with sex toys that you no longer want? [more inside]
posted by AlliKat75 on Feb 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Which mementos from my childhood should I keep?

Please help me, I'm overwhelmed with stuff. I have way too much stuff in general and I'm making a real effort to get rid of as much as possible. I did a massive storage closet clean out over the weekend and I discovered that my mom set aside five large boxes of things from my childhood for me. What should I keep? [more inside]
posted by tinamonster on Dec 5, 2011 - 28 answers

SantaFilter: My five-year-old son wants a "real" Star Wars light saber for Christmas.

There are approximately one billion models of light saber toys out there. I'm looking at reviews, but it occurs to me maybe someone here has a great rec for a sturdy, non-lame light saber toy. [more inside]
posted by pantarei70 on Nov 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Diamonds in the rough...

My Daughter and her amazing 2 children live with me. Granddaughter is two, Grandson is 9 months. Both of them have amazing personalities, they certainly won't grow up unable to express their needs or desires. Long story short they are very intelligent, curious busy children who require a great deal of attention and activity. We are searching for age appropriate, safe, stimulating activities that will enrich their lives while also giving them structure. They are both bright, determined, expressive children who exceed the expected development of other children their age. (I'm not tooting my Grandma horn, they really are quite unique and motivated at a very young age) So anyone else out there with children like this, I would love suggestions, activities, movies, books, toys etc. that would keep them busy, happy and challenged!
posted by gypseefire on Oct 2, 2011 - 15 answers

What was this stencil toy called?

Please help me to remember the name of a favourite art toy from the Seventies [more inside]
posted by MinPin on Sep 25, 2011 - 5 answers

POUNCE ALL THE THINGS

Help us meet our new kitten's playtime needs! [more inside]
posted by Bebo on Sep 17, 2011 - 19 answers

rar.

Identify this toy dinosaur? (yes, really.) [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Aug 27, 2011 - 9 answers

Mattel Monster Mystery

Can anyone name these plastic snap-together creatures made by Mattel in 1996? [more inside]
posted by Knappster on Aug 15, 2011 - 5 answers

WoodenToyTrainFilter: What is the difference between all the different brands of wooden toy trains?

WoodenToyTrainFilter: What is the difference between all the different brands of wooden toy trains? Are some significantly higher quality than others? [more inside]
posted by kenliu on Jun 18, 2011 - 14 answers

Who made these cool wood toys?

I found some lovely wooden toys at Goodwill last week. Please help me identify them. [more inside]
posted by bq on May 13, 2011 - 17 answers

It's full of cars!

How do I open this %$&@! car toy? [more inside]
posted by voodoochile on Mar 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me find this toy I had as a kid!

Help me find this toy I had when I was a kid. [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Jan 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Are these 1970s Star Wars figures worth anything?

How much are these original Star Wars figures worth? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Dec 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Give Me Problems!

Looking for puzzles to exercise my brain! [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Dec 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Lost in a sea of blocks

What is the hot new Bionicle/Lego/Star Wars-y toy this year? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield on Nov 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Bonus points if it can go off at 3:30 am.

Chrismahannukwanzaafilter: My sister has yet to send a real wishlist for my nieces, and the naughty uncle, Mister Fabulous, wants to make her pay in sanity! What is the most annoying toy for this holiday season? [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Nov 23, 2010 - 51 answers

Perfect present for a boy turning 9

What is the awesomest possible present for a boy turning 9? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Oct 23, 2010 - 24 answers

My Mac OSX is insuffciently infested.

Windows has Shimeji, Linux has xpenguins ... what does Macintosh have? [more inside]
posted by Mozai on Oct 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Last minute gifts for a squirrel lover in Philadelphia?

Last minute gifts for a squirrel lover in Philadelphia? Pretty much anything squirrel-inspired and under $25 will do. Toys, stuffed animals, kitschy figurines (including ashtrays, paperweights, nutcrackers, etc.) are all great. [more inside]
posted by null14 on Aug 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Have you seen these cats?

Can you identify these 90s cartoon cats from Happy Meals or some other restaurant prizes? [more inside]
posted by lily_bart on Jun 22, 2010 - 66 answers

Gears, motors, spheres? Name that toy!

What toy am I describing? It's got modular components with enclosed, moving parts. (Maybe you'd call it a game or a kit.) [more inside]
posted by sentient on Apr 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Help to locate a

I'm trying to find a particular solar-powered toy/gadget, which I saw a few years ago. It consisted of four very light blades within a glass bulb, spinning under the pressure of the sun on one side. [more inside]
posted by tawny on Apr 16, 2010 - 12 answers

What's the (Toy) Story?

I have this Toy Story talking Woody doll from around 1998 or 1999. For the last ten years, I haven't been able to figure out one of the phrases he says when you push the button on his chest. Help me figure it out! [more inside]
posted by pyjammy on Apr 13, 2010 - 37 answers

What's THE BIG THING with kids at this moment?

What is are THE cool things (movies, toys, whatnot) with elementary-school-age kids these days? [more inside]
posted by TEA on Apr 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Where are this robots from?

I am wondering what series or cartoon these plastic robot toys come from. They were bought to me when I was a child (that's the eighties). [more inside]
posted by jgwong on Mar 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Please help identify this toy!

Anyone familiar with G.I. Joe Battleship (toy from the 80's)? In need of some clarification, please. [more inside]
posted by blithecatpie on Jan 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Is there decent music gear for kids?

I've got a ~1 year old baby that seems to really like music, especially hip hop and electronic type beats, and I'm wondering if there exists any cool and relatively "babyproof" music gear? [more inside]
posted by ejoey on Dec 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Uncle Scrooge presents

What to gift an 11 year old boy with too much stuff? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Dec 9, 2009 - 43 answers

Where can I find speherical bags that will help me turn my trash into toys?

Where can I find bags of various sizes that: are spherical or ball-shaped when full of stuff are made of durable outdoor-hardy material and close with velcro or a drawstring or some other kid-safe closure mechanism Bonus: Bags of other useful shapes like kid furniture, that can be filled and closed You see, I want to make balls out of trash... [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Nov 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Erector Set

Google-Fu fail. I had a toy in the mid 70's that I can best describe as a hydraulic-watermill-waterpump-erector-set. It allowed you to connect a series of clear tubes, mills, and various other pieces to create a crazy pump station that ran water up, down and across the tubes, mills. etc. It could grow to several feet high. If I remember correctly, there may have been an electric pump that drove it all. I may be mistaken. The toy may have been a lot older as I used it at my grandparents house. It was basically like one of those electronic kits where you could perform experiments but this used water, and it was awesome. Help me find this toy!
posted by jasondigitized on Nov 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me find this old school game...

I'm trying to find this outdoor game I played back in the 70's. Basically, the game consisted of 2 ropes with handles and a swimming pool float. The float would zip back and forth when a player spread his arms quickly to "shoot" the float back to the other player. Can't remember the name of the game or where to buy it today.
posted by chump on Nov 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Help my boy teeth without BPA exposure.

My wife is going mad looking for BPA-free teething toys for our 5-month old. Can you point me to web sites (or other resources) that might help us find such toys? [more inside]
posted by ajr on Oct 17, 2009 - 14 answers

Can you recommend any feminist princess dolls I can buy for my 6-year-old goddaughter?

Can you recommend any feminist princess dolls I can buy for my 6-year-old goddaughter? I don't mind getting her princesses, but they have to be awesome princesses who really are heroes in their own right! Mulan is the best of the Disney princesses, IMO, but I don't really want to give Disney my money. So far all I've thought of are Wonder Woman and She-Ra (not that I can find affordable She-Ra dolls nowadays anyway), but I worry that they won't seem 'princessy' enough for my goddaughter to really appreciate and love them. Lots of pink and fancy clothing is fine, but I want to show her princesses who save the prince (or don't need one, or ditch him for another princess, or whatever) and kick ass on their own. Any suggestions?
posted by mythomane on Sep 27, 2009 - 37 answers

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