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Stan Lee Etch-A-Sketch

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Spin Master sent me a Limited Edition Stan Lee Etch-A-Sketch to check out and review. Opinions are my own.

The Etch-A-Sketch is celebrating 60 years of magic. The Magic screen of the Etch-A-Sketch is a thing of wonder for kids young and young at heart alike. The great thing about an Etch-A-Sketch is anyone can pick it up and immediately start creating and having fun. There is a fantastic tactile feel to this toy. I remember playing with one as a kid and trying to create mazes and then try to go through the mazes. I couldn’t even imagine the amazingly creative works of art that people could make on an Etch-A-Sketch.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Etch-A-Sketch there have been a few Limited Editions commissioned including a Rubik’s Cube, Monopoly, NASA and a Diamond Edition. The one that I was most excited to hear about was the Stan Lee version. This Limited Edition Etch-A-Sketch has fun cartoon images of Stan Lee on the outside of the frame. The knobs have a cartoon Stan Lee head on them and the outer frame is punctuated with some of Stan’s Favorite sayings like Excelsior.

This limited Edition Stan Lee version of the Etch-A-Sketch can be purchased on the Etch-A-Sketch website.

Doing the Fly Wheels Challenge with Andy

Fly wheels Challenge

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I must admit this off the bat. I received this Fly Wheels box well before Toy Fair in February. I am so overdue on doing anything with these that it is laughable. Jakks Pacific sent me this amazing influencer box of Fly Wheels toys and we are just getting out there to use them. They sent a box of Fly Wheels plus a jump. Today Andy and I went to the Park and used an empty baseball field to zoom these flywheels all around. We had a fun time doing so, too.

Fly Wheels are wheels that you attach to a handle, pull a rip cord and let fly. They have so many different kinds for different types of performance like Street, Off-Road, Race and Moto. The wheels can go up to 200 (scale) MPH and we certainly noticed when we pulled the cord and the wheel hit the ground shooting up rocks and sand. Occasionally we’d even hit the jump right and the flywheels would rocket up and over. They’ve even gotten one of these to jump 30 feet in the air over an actual airliner. Amazing!

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