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Introducing Nintendo Labo

Nintendo LABO Variety Kit

The Nintendo Switch is such an amazing innovation in video gaming. However, it is not often that a video game platform has real world applications. The Nintendo Switch is no ordinary gaming platform. Below is a press release about the new Nintendo LABO which is a special DIY kit that you can build physical games that work with the joycons and the screen. One of the kits even transforms you into a robot and as you move the robot on the screen does too. It is a cool way to use the technology of the Nintendo Switch in such a great way.

Nintendo has put together a preview video to show people these new toys or toycons that you can make and then use with the Nintendo Switch. You can watch that below and then read the full press release below that and if you want to purchase these toys I have links to where you can pre-order them.

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Review: My Tape Town by ALEX TOYS

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Today was a rainy one and so Andrew and I were inside. Luckily we had some crafts to help keep us busy. While I was at the Time to Play holiday showcase I stopped by the ALEX BRANDS® booth. They had a ton of great stuff and I noticed My Tape Town by ALEX TOYS and requested a copy to review. Opinions of this product are 100% my own. ALEX BRANDS is pretty extensive and includes many well known iconic names in the toy industry. We are familiar with many of them including Backyard Safari. The kids love that.

As a family of brands, ALEX BRANDS® includes some of the most iconic names in the toy industry, including ALEX TOYS®, POOF®, SLINKY®, SCIENTIFIC EXPLORER®, IDEAL®, ZOOB® and BACKYARD SAFARI®, ZILLION® and CITIBLOCS®. From classic, timeless toys and games to open-ended activities that emphasize children’s developmental needs. ALEX BRANDS lends itself to a lifestyle of creative and active play.

My Tape Town by ALEX TOYS is an interesting set. Inside there are punch out shapes for cars and buildings, trees and more. There are also stickers paper cups and six rolls of tape. Andrew has been more and more interested in using tape. He got into his sister’s tape a few weeks back and that was a disaster that made everyone upset. So, instead of poaching Eva’s tape for projects I figured I’d find one for Andrew alone. I found My Tape Town. Continue reading Review: My Tape Town by ALEX TOYS