Oh man, I wish it was Fall 2013. The reason? I just saw that Skylanders Swap Force is coming out in 2013. The game looks fantastic and I can’t wait to play Swap Force.
What is Skylanders Swap Force?
Swap Force is the latest in the Skylanders video game series. Take a look at this video of Skylanders Swap Force from the 2.5.13 launch party in NYC –
Are you with me? Super excited for Skylanders Swap Force.
Swappable Skylanders Means 250 Times The Fun
There will be 16 new swappable Skylanders Swap Force characters at launch. That might not sound like much, but figure in you can mix and match the tops and bottoms of the figures and you come up with 256 different Skylanders! Now, you need to understand that their powers and movements change as you shift their body parts. Throw robot legs on a guy and he has robot movement.
In addition to swapping, Skylanders Swap Force also introduces new Swap Zones that have fun mini-games like flying and climbing. Again, the graphics from the launch party look incredible and the gameplay will be much improved.
As you can tell, I don’t think Fall 2013 will come fast enough for our family. We are counting down the days until the launch of Skylanders Swap Force!
I have always been a fan of Air Hogs RC helicopters, but in recent years it has seemed like some companies were doing more in terms of innovation. Yes, Air Hogs has things like the Battle Tracker and Hoover Assault – lots of bling for their RC toys, but I am talking about pure remote control helicopter flying fun.
The Air Hogs Gyroblade Helicopter Proves Air Hogs Still Has It!
I just read about the new Air Hogs Gyroblade helicopter. Here is a quick blurb on it –
“With full 3-channel control and gyroscopic stabilization, the Gyroblade is a state-of-the-art high performance R/C heli. Its metal reinforced body provides enhanced protection against crash landings making it extremely durable.”
That all sounded great, but that is just what Air Hogs sais – not very objective. So, I did a little searching and found this video of the Air Hogs Gyroblade –
Wow, that looks pretty incredible. I love the single rotor design and just seeing the way they control the forward and backward movement, it is clear that a lot of design effort when into making this heli.
I am trying to find a place where I can buy the Air Hogs Gyroblade online – maybe it is not in stores yet? I just checked DadDoes.Com to see if they have a written review and places to buy – nothing up there yet.
Well, I will keep looking for the Air Hogs Gyroblade Helicopter and once I find it I will post a full review.
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.
It may be 95 degrees outside, but that doesn’t stop toy companies from thinking about Christmas. It is right around now that the toy companies will start to release their holiday toys. Every company is hoping to have the hot holiday toys for the 2012 season.
Air Hogs Ups the R/C Ante
Air Hogs is looking to make waves this year by offering some R/C toys with very advanced technology. Recently we saw this video for the Air Hogs Battle Tracker –
It looks very cool from the video. A helicopter that fires discs and a robotic battle turret that fights back. I could see any boy over 10 loving the Air Hogs Battle Tracker. I am just a little beyond 10 🙂 and I loved playing the Air Hogs Batte Tracker
Next up from Air Hogs is the Hover Assault call/helicopter. Another really fun toy from Air Hogs. The Hoover Assault can drive like a car, hop like a rabbit and fly like an eagle. It is a little hard to expain how it all works, so let’s role the video
The Hover Assault is great fun to play with, but it does take some time to master the controls.
Please check back soon as we hope to have our own pre-release reviews done as quickly as possible.