Anyone familiar with G.I. Joe Battleship (toy from the 80's)? In need of some clarification, please. [more inside]
Scooters, skateboards, tricycles... what else could we be playing with? [more inside]
What is a good wood to use in making alphabet blocks? [more inside]
Help me help my daughter appreciate what she has instead of wanting more, more, more. [more inside]
Singing Christmas squirrels toy - what's the name of the song?
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]
My daughter would love a toy like the Fischer Price tape recorder from my childhood. A simple sturdy mp3 recorder with a microphone that can be operated by a small child. Does that perfect gift exist? My google skills turn op nothing.
What cool tech toy should I buy? My family isn't doing presents this year. Given that, I'm taking the money I would have spent on them (or rather, them on me), and buying myself something fun. Trouble is, I can't figure out what that fun should be... [more inside]
Toys for the snow, besides sleds and snowball makers? [more inside]
What to gift an 11 year old boy with too much stuff? [more inside]
What is a fun, active, motion toy for an adult? I want to get my (adult) cousin something she can play with/on. She likes surfing, skateboarding, and all related feats. Any ideas of an interesting, active type of thing like that? Bonus points if it's unusual...or unusually fun.
Name-that-toy filter. Difficulty : probably sold in the 60s or 70s in the UK... [more inside]
Where can I find a soap bubble blowing pipe that looks like a realistic wooden smoking pipe? [more inside]
What kind of small toys or devices click when you rotate them forwards and backwards? Seeking mechanism or design... [more inside]
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]
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!
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.
Where can I buy a stuffed onager toy? [more inside]
What are some wonderful things I can buy subscriptions to, other than magazines and newspapers? [more inside]
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]
It's small, it's interesting, I WANT TO PUT IT IN MY MOUTH: suggest everyday objects or materials that will amuse and delight a six-month-old baby? [more inside]
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?
What is this type of toy called (and where can I buy one)? [more inside]
Should I dump my old toys, or give them to my toddler to play with? [more inside]
Are Hearthsong's "Play & Learn" kids' guitars tunable? [more inside]
I've seen this revolving children's night light in 2 TV shows (Undeclared and Sex and the City) and 1 movie (One Fine Day) and I have been trying to find it since. I've searched online and I can't seem to find one anywhere. Can anyone help me find where to purchase these revolving lights/lamps?
What should I import to New Zealand for resale? I'm looking for ideas of products that I could buy in bulk, ship to NZ, and resell for a modest profit. [more inside]
I have a substantial Lego collection and a two-year-old. Eventually I will want to introduce the two. How best to do this? [more inside]
Does anyone know what this game/toy was that I used to play with? I thought it was called "Let's Put On a Show" but now I can't find it. [more inside]
Do they make kids handheld movie projector toys anymore? [more inside]
Giftfilter: What is the boy equivalent to a girls' play vanity? [more inside]
What bulk item can I bring with me to Ghana to hand out to begging children? Toothbrushes? Food? Toys? [more inside]
Lake toys! What are your favorite toys for the lake or pool side? [more inside]
What classical music piece is being played by the Lamaze Chime Garden toy in this video? [more inside]
My girl and I (a male) are looking to spice up our sex life with more toys. This question is a two parter. First, what toys do you recommend and why? Second, are there any particular brands that we should check out (i.e. is there an Apple in the sex toy business) ? [more inside]
Is it time to sell my vintage Star Wars figures? [more inside]
Where's a toy store in Manchester New Hampshire with good selection? [more inside]
Does anyone else remember this toy, an electronic set of building blocks, or is it just in my faulty memory? Who was the manufacturer? What was the trade name? (How do I search for it on eBay? :) [more inside]
Looking for storage ideas for bedroom toys [more inside]
My Old English Sheepdog is bored with his Kong. What brain-teasing toys and games do you entertain your dog with? I am very impressed with the design and concept of the Dog Brick, however budgetary constraints compel me to seek out less expensive options from the hivemind. So, how do you give your dog's brain a mental workout, with the end result being the satisfaction of finding a yummy treat?
Help me find a toy catalog from my youth. [more inside]
Where can I find the 3-dimensional version of Clue/Cluedo that has, like, 7 floors? [more inside]
Can you hack toddler toys to lower the speaker volume? [more inside]
My school-aged children received some money for the holidays and decided to buy toys for needy kids instead of spending it on themselves. I took them shopping yesterday and, all told, they've got about $300 in toys to donate in addition to what I'm also kicking in. Now, what are we going to do with this stuff? [more inside]
Name that childhood toy! Does anyone remember the name of this kids-learning-laptop from the mid 1990s? [more inside]
Can you help me find really tiny toy animals? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a specialist "Thomas the Tank Engine" store in Tokyo, which has an extensive range of Wooden Thomas toys? Hopefully one stocking the Wooden Thomas "Rocky". [more inside]
Kids' toys that can be seen in a "naughty" light... help me think of some! [more inside]