Zombies on the iPad and iPhone have been big for a while. There is no shortage of apps that feature Zombies in endless battles. So, what is so different about the new Zombie Burbz game for the iPad from AppGear? You control your onscreen Zombie with a toy figure Zombie!
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Zombie Burbz is the first game from AppGear. AppGear is bridging the gap between apps and toys. You use a toy figure Zombie to unlock different missions, but that is not all. You also use your toy Zombie directly on the screen of the iPad to control the action in the game.
Here is a great video we found on YouTube that shows Zombie Burbz being played…
As you can see, the toy figures are really used in the game. It looks like it cost about $10 to get a pack of 4 Zombie figures. The thing is, only 1 of those Zombie figures actually interacts with the game, the other 3 are just for collecting.
Overall, the whole AppGear line looks pretty fun. I love Zombie games, and having a toy zombie figure to control the action is a neat twist.
Also, you might want to check out the DadDoes.Com site – they have a ton of product reviews and just about everyone has a video that goes with it as well.
National Geographic has been around for ever. It seems like parents love National Geographic for the wonderful pictures and lessons on conservation and protecting our planet. While the National Geographic magazine has been a staple in homes for years, in 2012 their is a new National Geographic item – toys!
Uncle Milton has now released a series of nine toys under the National Geographic label. The toys are being call the National Geographic Explorer Series. We did a quick search for reviews on the National Geographic toys and found this excellent video review from DadDoes.Com –
The video shows 3 toys from the line – the Sky Flare, Shoe Lights and Earth Tag. After watching the video, it is clear the toys do not represent brand new concepts. Most of the toys have already been made in other forms, but it is the Activity Guide that comes with it that gives the toy the National Geographic feel.
With all the electronics my kids play, I am into any toy that gets them playing outside and learning more about our planet and the environment. I think I will give some of the toys a try.
If you walk into a toy store you will see endless toys for kids ages 3 and up. This is great, unless you happen to have a toddler. For some reason, there are no games for toddlers. Yes, there are plenty of toys and little stuffed animals for toddlers, but if you want to play a game, your selection is very limited.
ThinkFun Jr Looks to Change Things with Roll & Play
ThinkFun Jr recently released their Roll & Play game and it looks perfect for the 3 and under crowd. The concept is very simple, kids roll a big plush cube and see what color comes up. There are 6 sets of colored cards, to match the 6 colors on the cube. You simply selected the colored card that matches the cube. Each card has some funny action to do. Maybe mo like a cow, or count to three.
Here is a video that shows the Roll & Play in action –
The great part about Roll and Play is that there are no set rules, you can come up with what is most fun for your whole family. Give it a try, Roll and Play looks fun for the whole family.
Really, what kid wouldn’t love their own programmable robot rover? And really, what parent wouldn’t love a toy that teaches their kids math, logic and programming skills? The Recon 6.0 Programmable Rover from SmartLab Toys is the toy that will make both kids and parents very happy!
The Recon Rover looks like an excellent toy for kids ages 8 and up. The price is a little high at $69, but when you think that some PS3 games now cost $59 – an extra $10 for a full robot rover is actually a good deal.
We encourage readers to head over to DadDoes.Com and read and watch their full review of the Recon 6.0 Programmable Rover.