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We all know kids love discovering the newest craze, the latest trend, and the coolest toys. So we've done the legwork to find these jaw-droppingly awesome toys and they can reap the rewards. And, parents? These are the ones you'll be sneaking away to play with yourself when the kids fall asleep. Trust us!

 

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Considered by many to be the most powerful and destructive of all the siege engines, the trebuchet took many forms throughout the Medieval world, hurling huge rocks and giant fireballs at (and into) castles. This model, based on the Warwolf, is a tabletop working replica of a trebuchet made in the 13th Century.

This kit lets you build the replica with accurate historic details such as the pegged joints, a leather pouch used for the load, and a wooden box for weights. It's capable of hurling a ball of soft modeling clay (included) over 20 feet! Add this to your battle scene, use it as a school experiment for math or science, or just have fun making it and seeing what it can do! Adjust the weight, angle, lengths, etc. for a more interesting experiment!

Easy to assemble. All pieces are pre-cut and drilled. Requires scissors and white or wood glue. Complete, clear instructions are included. Once assembled, this wooden Trebuchet measures approximately 18" long x 7" wide x 26" tall.

Awarded three stars (the highest rating for a toy in Canada!) by The Canadian Toy Testing Council in 2007.

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Aqua Dragons are live aquatic creatures which you hatch and bring to life in an underwater tank! Aqua Dragons are three eyed, long tailed, fascinating little swimming animals from the crustacean family! Their eggs can be preserved in salt for long periods of time and hatched once introduced into water! While caring for your Aqua Dragons you will see them eat, play, and grow. There are so many interesting facts to learn and discover about Aqua Dragons! This complete Aqua Dragons Kit is the perfect gift for curious little ones!

Includes a full colour underwater world decorated tank with lid, Aqua Dragons eggs, Aqua Dragons food, feeding spoon, pipette, and instructions.

Aquarium measures approximately 6.25” long x 1.75” wide x 6” tall.

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This Flying Dragon automaton moves forward and back while its head, neck, tail and legs move and its wings flap! Automata are whimsical mechanical toys that have lifelike movements when their crank is turned. Easy to make and fun to paint, this model pays homage to a time when toys were made of wood and could be personalized by the builder!

Not only does it look neat, it'll give you an opportunity to explore the principles of mechanics and improve your model making skills! And you can use your own paint (sold separately) to make this dragon look however you want! All pieces are pre-cut and glue is included. Made of natural wood.

Requires scissors and a ruler (SOLD SEPARATELY).

Measures approximately 17.7" long x 15.7" high, assembled.

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Introducing the Intelliglobe from Replogle Globes. A truly advanced interactive globe utilizing digital geographic technology. It is an educational and entertaining globe that contains geography and general information that is truly interesting, useful, and thought provoking.

The most advanced interactive globe on the market with a multitude of features including: 18 touch and control features, 7 compare features, 6 find games, trivia challenge, multiple choice challenge, thousands of fun, exciting and educational facts, all audio in 4 languages: English, French, Spanish and German. Learn countries, cities, currency, economics, land area, population, climate, music, history, current time, and so much more!

Touch the Wireless Intellipen to the globe to play games, explore and discover amazing educational facts about the world! The 1 GB Wireless Talking Reader features USB updatable, downloadable information capability, clear sound speakers and headphone port.

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A great desktop accessory! To play with the Balance Ball it’s a game of fun. If you pull up only one ball on one side, then you will only see one of them swing either to the left or right. If you pull up 2, 3 or 4 balls, you will soon see various ways of swinging. Try and see it for yourself!

Measures approximately 5"

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Defy gravity with the Light Up UFO Gyroscope! This didactic precision instrument challenges the force of gravity by remaining balanced in any position. The gyroscope is equipped with a LED lighting system to create an awesome lightshow as you play!

Includes: Gyroscope and cord.

Requires 2 LR44 batteries (Included).

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Flying has always been a dream of humans, and Leonardo's fascination with birds and flight was evident in his studies of birds and different human powered flying machines. His Ornithopter design has captured the imagination of people for generations, and this kit has combined his cool flying machine with one of his bevel gear designs to make a neat working model with flapping wings and a pilot with moving arms and legs! This kit has everything you need to build Leonardo de Vinci’s Wooden Ornithopter!

Includes pre-cut pieces ready to assemble, glue and easy to understand instructions.

Completed model measures approximately 17” long x 23” wide x 12” tall.

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Witness a whole new 3-D spin on the iconic View Master! Three reels of life-like images make little minds reel with wonder. They flip through image after image and learn a lot along the way! Check out marine life, the age of the dinosaurs, then go on a safari! Twenty-one amazing pictures bring life science into clear, captivating view!

Click, view, and discover the fascinating science of animal life with View Master Discovery Set!

Features:

  • Classic image viewer with three 3-D image reels
  • Encourages visual stimulation, an interest in life biology, zoology
  • An iconic toy with a whole new 3-D twist
  • Features 3 reels - Age of Dinosaurs, Marine Life, Safari Adventures
  • 21 total images with fun facts for each image
  • All images are 3-D, brighter, bigger
  • Reels compatible with all View-Master Viewers
  • Includes viewer, 3 reels, reel storage case
  • Made with strong, durable materials
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3, 2, 1...BOOM! Create tall buildings and structures using a series of cards and connectors. Next, place the included “blasters” throughout your building, press the button and POW your building collapses. This amazing kit teaches kids about gravity, momentum and physics without them even knowing!

Includes triple-blast detonator with sounds, 3 blasters, 36 wall panels, 17 floors/roof tops, 2 smokestacks, 2 trusses, 2 pipe bridges, storage tank, footing clips, and instruction booklet.

Requires 3 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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This Robotic Arm is an easy to make 3 dimensional model that grabs, lifts items horizontally, and can turn very close to 90 degrees! Designed to be used alone (with a syringe holder), or in a group - each person using one syringe. This kit is a great way to learn about robotics, levers and simple machines, fluid dynamics, engineering, invention, as well as design and technology - or just moving things around the house!

Completed model measures approximately 13” tall with arm stretching from approximately 7” to 16” long.

Includes pre-cut pieces ready to assemble and easy to understand instructions.

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Are you one with the Force? Star Wars fans will love this fun way to learn about magnetism! With the Star Wars Force Glove from Unlce Milton you can discover if you have the power to control the Force! With a quick twist, change the magnetic polarity and use the glove to control the Force Push or Force Pull. Demonstrate your power when you use the Force Glove to control the included "Droid" or "Lightsaber" Force Targets!

Glove designed to fit most kids ages 6-9.

Includes: Star Wars Force Glove, 2 Force Targets as well as a fun and informative learning guide.

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"Become an expert on lightsaber technology, you will" says Yoda. The final challenge in becoming a Jedi Knight is to build your own lightsaber! With the Uncle Milton Star Wars Lightsaber Room Light, young Padawans can construct their own Jedi Lightsaber and mount it on their wall! Remote control lets you select from 9 awesome colour effects, including 8 different colours plus auto-spectrum mode - and sound effects too!

Includes:

  • 1 IR Remote Control
  • 1 Electronics Pack
  • 1 Wall Mounting Bracket with Hardware
  • 2 Hilt Halves and Exterior Cap
  • 1 Lightsaber Blade

Requires 5 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

Measures approximately 25" long.

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Create a dramatic display of light inside a hand blown glass sphere! Now, for the first time ever, this incredible plasma technology is available in a compact size that's perfect for your desk or tabletop! Fascinating to watch, Mini Plasma is even more fun to play with! Just place your fingers on the glass surface and watch as coloured bolts of glowing light follow your every move. You can actually "feel" the energy as the light gently tickles your fingertips!

Includes: Mini Plasma Ball that can be viewed from any angle, AC power adapter and unique designer base.

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"Learn about light and optics, you will" says Yoda. Discover the science of light and optics as you build your own mini version of the lightsaber used by Anakin Skywalker! Choose from 4 different coloured crystals to customize your Star Wars lightsaber that really lights up! There are 2 lenses included for optic experiments as well as an LED light source. There's also a fun and informative guide inside to help you along the way.

Lightsaber measures approximately 8" long.

Requires 3 AG5 (LR48) batteries (included).

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A fun desktop accessory! Watch the mesmerizing rhythm of Newton's Cradle or play the fun game of Balance Ball! If you pull up only one ball on one side, then you will only see one of them swing either to the left or right. If you pull up 2, 3 or 4 balls, you will soon see various ways of swinging. Try and see it for yourself!

Measures approximately 7" tall.

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Do you love rainbows? They always look so happy, colourful and cheerful and now you can have one of your very own to brighten up your room! Project a rainbow with this Rainbow in My Room from Uncle Milton. It goes across your walls and your ceiling! It's a sure way to make any room a happier place. It features an auto shut-off, 2 illumination modes (instant and gradual), and a jack for an optional AC adapter (adapter not included).

Do not stare directly into LED light source.

Box measures approximately 13" long x 4" wide 11" high.

Requires 4 AA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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This multiple award-winning kit features some of the latest innovations in alternative energy, put to use in over 125 projects kids can make using safe, easy-building Snap Circuits! Using the hand-crank dynamo, solar panel, and wind turbine, kids will: light up an LED, power a clock, charge a rechargeable battery (included), run a small radio, measure the energy created on an analog meter, and much more! This Snap Circuits Green Edition Kit includes instructions for many other projects. Parts are compatible with other Snap Circuits sets.

Contains over 40 parts, including:

  • Hand Crank
  • Solar Cell
  • FM Radio
  • Energy Compartment
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Windmill
  • Clock
  • Analog Meter
  • 100 page, full-colour manual
  • Separate educational manual explaining all the forms of environmentally friendly energy

Winner of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association's 2009 Best Toys for Kids Award and Doctor Toy's Green Toy Company Award.

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Automatic or manual function shows 12 phases of the moon in your room! What's different about the moon tonight? It's inside your room! Authentically detailed, the Moon in My Room hangs on your wall and shines moonlight just like the real moon. 12 different phase settings let you match what the real moon looks like outside tonight! Includes 1 moon unit, 1 remote control and an instruction manual.

Measures approximately 10" in diameter.

Requires 4 AA and 2 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED).

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Would you like to know the secrets of the volcanic world of Mustafar? Discover more about this fiery world by building a volcano right in your own home! Watch as the lava flows and oozes out of the volcano. Have the figures of Obi Wan and Anakin fight a fierce and final battle as the volcano erupts! Find out what it takes to make this volcano erupt with the included learning guide and experiments.

Additional household items required: vinegar, baking soda, food colouring and dish soap (not included).

Measures approximately 10.5" high.

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June 2, 2014

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