Toy Fair 2014: The Small Fry Edition

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Last month’s Toy Fair highlighted the best new toys for 2014, and there were some great options out there for the preschool and under crowd.

Duplo: The 2×2 Problem

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Playing with Duplo is serious business in this geek house. Join Sarah as she gets to grips with their plethora of 2×2 blocks.

Fluxx: The Card Game Gets a Board

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Looney Labs has been changing the rules on gamers with variations of Fluxx. This year, they have taken it up a notch with Fluxx: The Board Game.

Max Steel Reinvented

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With a four year old who is obsessed with superheros and knights on a rotating basis, GeekMom Sarah takes a look at the world of Max Steel, a sword wielding superhero based on the line of toys from Mattel.

Comparison Shopping at Fortress Geek

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Fortress Geek is Canada’s destination to purchase geeky toys and accessories. Find out how Fortress Geek’s prices compare to their American competitors.

Product Review: Nerf Zombie Strike Dart Blaster Series

The Nerf Zombie Strike line of dart blasters. Photo: Patricia Vollmer.

I leapt at the chance to review Nerf’s newest products: the Zombie Strike line of products, which includes dart blasters, foam machettes, and other accessories. First available at SDCC this past July, we received a pair of blasters and darts in early August and the boys immediately “claimed” their arms of choice. For 2013, these items are a Target exclusive (although they’re being resold at smaller retail outlets). They will be more widely available in 2014.