By popular demand from every 12-year-old in our database, our remote-control rat is back, this time in a new, improved model with an infrared sensor on his little rat back. Measures an alarming 7-1/2” long (almost 11” with the tail) and is powered by (5) “AAA” batteries, which you’ll have to add, because it’s your rat. Improved 25-foot range will reach well into your mother’s walk-in closet or the teachers’ lounge. In luxurious black velour (another first), it runs straight ahead and spins backwards. The red LED eyes just add to the rodential verisimilitude.
The Ram-Rocket may be the most satisfying thing we've sold since the moon landing. The flyer itself is a 6-3/4" long x 1-7/8" dia finned rocket in harmless foam. It sits on a 14-3/4" tall launch pad/pneumatic pump. Slide it shut and the rocket flies (30) feet or more.
You can’t start robotics too early. The Robot Engineer from Thames & Kosmos won ASTRA’s Best Toys for Kids 2016 in the Constructive Play category. Made to give kids 3+ a head start on STEM, it’s a 53-piece plastic construction set with a 32-page storybook for building (10) models with moving parts, including lots of wheels and gears sized to fit smaller hands.
Grab ahold of your patriotism and get fit at the same time with this woven nylon jump rope with wooden eagle heads for handles. Blue rope is 80” long x 3/16" dia, and eagle heads are 6” long, with nicely carved features in eagle-authentic colors. We suggest you chant “U-S-A” as you jump to keep your rhythm in time.
Although you won’t really need to with this highly detailed trackless train, The Floor Flyer, from Remington®. You’ll get a 3-1/2” streamline engine, tanker car, flat car with a box truck on board, and a caboose. Plus, no tracks to lose.
It’s the entomological hot-rod, Mattel’s wackiest offering ever. The bug-shaped vehicle is 10” long x 5-3/4” wide and runs via (4) “AA” batteries and a live cricket, both of which you provide. Has (4) light/sound/motion modes that are picked by the motion of the cricket in the “Cricket Chamber,” a removable habitat pod with IR sensors and a feeding area. Also has a non-cricket driving mode if your cricket-collection skills are rusty. Will it run with other bugs? We don’t know. Are we making this up? Nope--even we couldn’t make this up. Call Mattel if you doubt us. Our Facebook Video here.
THE American classic novelty item (even ahead of the whoopee cushion and rubber vomit, we think) is a set of chattering choppers. Auto-dentures. Invented by Eddy Goldfarb in 1949, a man who made the Toy Industry Hall of Fame ahead of Milton Bradley, these are, not to put too fine a point on it, the sine qua non of gagdom, the ne plus ultra of spring-driven frivolity. Ours are 2-1/2" dia, with a wind-up key.
Does anyone need to be told what a Slinky(tm) toy is?? Okay, it is a
very slack spring, 2-7/8" dia x 2-1/2" long, compressed. It will stretch
out to about 5 or 6 feet long without deforming. That's the boring
part. The interesting part is that it "follows" itself. Slosh it from
hand to hand. Put in on the top step of stairs, flip the end down a
step, and watch it walk down stairs, or down an incline. Believe us, no
childhood (or adulthood) is complete without an original steel
Slinky(tm). It was hard for us to find it, but we are glad we did. You
should be too.
You're buying the drinks and this wacky, yet debonair, bird with a top hat and plastic base (7" tall OA) can't get his fill of water. Get him started, and he dips his beak into your glass repeatedly. How? Fluid inside his glass body condenses from the evaporative cooling of the water off the bird's beak, making it top heavy and dunking it back into the water. The condensate rejoins the liquid pool in the bird's bulb, and he tips up again. Process continues indefinitely. It works, but it's not any more than moderately well made, and not any more than moderately priced. WARNING! The fluid and dye inside the bird can permanently stain, and the bird's glass body can easily be broken. Children are fascinated by the bobbing bird, and the educational possibilities are great. But they should watch him, not fondle him!! Manufacturer warning states this item is not intended for children 8 and under.
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