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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

KLUTZ LEGO Make Your Own Movie Kit


This is very clever.   The book is the major feature in this LEGO set.  The faces, figures and scenery are fine but the book is excellent.  It is a well written tutorial on how to make stop action movies.   The proliferation of tablets and phones with cameras that enable video makes this a no-brainer for the adventurous LEGO devotee.  

  • Stop-motion animation is easy with accessible (and free) apps available for tablets and phones.
  • Projects are an easy introduction to animation. Mini movies can be made in as little as an hour.
  • Stop-motion animation scales up to older or more advanced kid moviemakers.
  • Great for ages 8+.
  • Includes a 80 page book.


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

K'Nex Zoo Friends Construction Toy (55 Piece)


I am a confessed K’nex fan. They are made in the good old USA and they are fun! This is the first one I have gotten that is focused on the youngest builder.   The recommended ages are 3-5 years old.  The set only has 55 pieces but in my case the hundreds if not thousands of K’nex already here will provide many more options.  The big goggley eyes made these builds adorable.

Build new colorful kid K'Nex Zoo friends and go wild!
·                        30 fun building ideas!
·                        Watch your child's imagination grow as they create K'Nex friends of their own!



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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Magnavox Outdoor Waterproof Portable Speaker with Bluetooth Wireless Technology (MMA3628)


This is a nice little speaker.  It is about the same size as a 20oz drink can.  It paired just find once I realized that it pairs under MMA3628 which may be obvious but it wasn’t in the instructions by name.  One of my pet peeves is the tiny print on instructions.  For pity sakes, use 10% more paper and put it in a font that is legible to the naked eye!  I ain’t dead yet but my eyes do not focus on any point size that small.    Besides the tiny print, the sound is good and hopefully so is the waterproof part.  I am not courageous enough to test the waterproof part, only time will tell.


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  • Rugged outdoor speaker with IP67 dust and waterproof protection
  • Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity for easy wireless streaming from smart devices
  • Hands-free phone answering function lets you take calls using the speaker
  • Built-in 10-hour rechargeable battery
  • Includes AC/USB adapter, USB charging cable, and 3.5mm aux-in connection cable


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Friday, November 10, 2017

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach 'n Tag Movi




This is too doggone cute.   The robot gets kids to move and play games rather than parked in front of a screen.  A toy that interacts with the kids and gets them up off of their behinds is truly a welcome sight.  It encourages play and should make the homes cat’s crazy.  It moves and makes noises while encouraging the kids to play while being simplistic enough for very young children to use by themselves.  


​3 ways to play! Alpha fun actions think & move shapes learn & play games.
​teach 'n tag movi can move here, there & everywhere—360 degrees of mobility! ​.
Light-up buttons on movi’s head enhance game play.
​see movi’s facial expressions change during play—60+ different faces!

​teaches preschoolers following directions, critical thinking skills & gets them up and moving!


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Monday, November 6, 2017

Euri Lighting SP38-1000h LED PAR38 Bulb, Econ Line, Soft White 3000K, Dimmable, 13W (100W Equivalent), 1050 lm, 40 Degree Beam Angle, Medium Base (E26) UL-Listed


Hmm, apparently I am not super discerning when looking at light bulbs.  I tested this and I did not notice any blue tint.  I only mention that as I read some of the other reviews and there were some concerns about the color of the light.   I had no color concerns.  It seemed bright, not quite as bright as the 100 watt it replaced but considering the life span and what a pain it is to change that light bulb due to it’s location, I am totally pleased with this bulb.  I did try and test it in my track lighting over my work bench but it was a little too big to fit into the track lighting hoods.  Considering the draw I thought I could replace the 60 watt bulbs in the track lighting but alas these don’t fit.  Otherwise this seems life a excellent value at $8.99!


·                     Dimmable
·                     UL certified for your safety
·                     Mercury Free & Shatter Resistant
·                     3 Year / 25,000 Hour Lifetime and Warranty based on 6 hours per day / 7 days per week


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Club Champ Deluxe Cart Golf Bag



This  is a surprisingly spacious golf bag while not being enormous.  You could carry this cart bag without difficulty.   The orange trim is just that trim, it doesn’t try and convince anyone of your sports team allegiance.   There are pockets everywhere.  There are an adequate number of slots to keep your clubs organized.  Construction seems quite solid. I like the bag.


·                        Extra padded carry Sling
·                        7-Way padded top with full length dividers
·                        7 large storage pockets
·                        Protective zippered Hood
·                        Towel ring, glove patch, umbrella holder & more


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