Is There Any Place That Posts Real World Toy Reviews for 2013?

The other day, my 10 year old son asked me this very question –

“Dad, with all the stuff on Google, I can’t find any real and honest toys reviews.  Am I looking in the wrong place?”

As you can see, I have a very wise son.  He is basically right, it is very hard to find real world and honest toy reviews.  The task was made harder by the fact that he was looking for Toy Reviews for 2013 and it was still 2012.  But come on, he is only 10!

Where Are The Honest Toy Reviews?

It turns out that most sites create a toy review in this way…

  • Read a Press Release on a New Toy
  • Write an Intro Paragraph about the New Toy
  • Close with How Fun the New Toy Is

Yep, you read that right – countless toy reviews are based on press releases.  In fact, many writers never touch the toys they are reviewing.

How Do You Know if They Really Reviewed the Toys?

Guess what my son figured out – videos don’t lie!  He found this DadDoesBlog Toy Review Channel and it has videos of the writers playing with the toys.  Boom – instant proof that they actually played with the toys.  We watched countless videos from DadDoes.Com and they were great.  My son is hooked and so am I.

 

Review of OOTW Dolls from Blip Toys – Out of This World Dolls

Why do all Barbie dolls have girls wanting to look perfect?  And who is to say that the Barbie look is the “perfect” look?  As a Mom I am tired of Barbie dolls and the stereotypes they reinforce.  The problem is, girls like to play with dolls, so what is a Mom to do?

OOTW Dolls from Blip Toys to The Rescue

I did some searching online for dolls for girls that celebrate being different and care about more than just good lucks.  My search led me to the O.O.T.W. Dolls from Blip Toys.  The OOTW Girls look really funky, fun and different.

I found a very good review of OOTW Dolls and also an excellent video that shows two of the dolls in action.  Check out this video –

The two dolls in the video are Techno and Vizi.  I really like how different looking they are.  This will teach our girls that there is no one perfect way to look.  Everyone can look different and be different and still be beautiful.  I have not checked out the online world yet – called Girlaxy, but it has a great name.

I will be buying the OOTW Dolls and see if my girls love it as much as I do!