Tough Trike Tricycle Review

Tough Trike Tricycle Review
Both boys and girls will love the Fisher-Price Tough Trike as it is a fantastic and very popular riding toy.

It has the realistic features of a real motorcycle while still keeping the same shape as a regular tricycle. This offers a fun and enjoyable playtime for your child.

Children love toys they can ride and control by themselves, so let's see what this tough trike has to offer your child.


Key Features of the Fisher-Price Tough Trike

 

One of the main positive features are the pedals are a good size for little feet. The tires are also sturdy and have a stable wheel base. Even thought there is storage space under the seat it still give your child a comfortable ride. 

A key that mimics a clicking sound which give a real motorcycle sound when starting it up.

Suitable for a ages 2 and up. 

The image above shows the Harley-Davidson style but comes in several other styles your little one will love: including Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, Barbie and Kawasaki.


Is the Fisher-Price Tough Trike Worth Buying? 


As mentioned above this toy will appeal to all children both boys and girls with the either a popular motorbike design, or a character like Thomas the Tank Engine or Dora the Explorer.

The trike is easy to assemble if you follow the directions and have a hammer and screwdriver available for the wheel base, as it is tight for secure rides.

It is also quick to put together rarely taking more than an hour, including the placement of the stickers (depending on which design you choose). Its durability makes it a great riding toy that can handle just about any type of terrain, such as gravel, grass, and dirt.

This trike is sure to be outgrown by your child before it gives up. The stickers are the only element that may fade over time.

The great part for parents is that this riding vehicle does not require rechargeable batteries or one-time use batteries.

It is strictly powered by your child’s legs. Your child will never have to wait for the trike to be charged, and this encourages physical activity from them too!

The one drawback is some children are unable to reach the thick pedals; however your child can push the trike around by pushing his or her feet off the ground. As your child grows, he or she will soon be able to pedal the trike to ride faster.

This makes it a good choice even for very young children, who can learn as they use this toy. Overall, this is a strong and durable riding toy for both girls and boys, which you should not hesitate in buying for your child.

Celestron AstroMaster Refractor Telescope Review

Celestron AstroMaster Refractor Telescope Review
The Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope is shown to be a perfect gift for not only kids, but adults as well.

It boasts being able to see not only the moon, but even the rings of Saturn!

If you are considering buying a telescope this year, find out if this Refractor Telescope is the right choice for you.


Should You Buy the Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope?

 

To start out with the bad: 


The telescope is not as powerful as the commercials lead you to believe.

It's a great product for taking a look at the moon or close by stars, but not to see the moons of Jupiter as promised.

Most buyers compared the lens power to that of a pair of binoculars.

A few people even went as far as to said that they could see more detail of the moon with their binoculars than the actual telescope!

Another problem is that the telescope is not very sturdy.

There were a few complaints about the tripod and even more about the actual swivel movement of the telescope. Many users said the swivel mechanism would move even after the telescope was set into place, or slowly slide off target while viewing the stars.

The pros of the Celestron Telescope is that it is pretty much ready to use right out of the box.

The price usually runs under $100 and for a small child or someone who has never owned a telescope, it looks pretty impressive even if there are other more powerful models on the market.

Even though telescopes are typically used to gaze at the stars, this model is also perfect for bird watching. You could also explore your surroundings at a cabin or vacation spot as well as being a good start for children just to get used to how magnification works.

Key Features of the Celestron 21061 AstroMaster 70 AZ Refractor Telescope 


* No tools and little assembly required,
* Comes with tripod already assembled,
* 2 year warranty

If you have young children or someone just starting out in astronomy, this is not a bad gift idea.

If you are looking for a telescope that is high powered, and will let you explore worlds beyond there are better models out there, other than this model Celestron Refractor Telescope.

Fun Deluxe Wooden Railway Set Review

Fun Deluxe Wooden Railway Set Review
Boys and girls have been delighted by train sets for generations.

With the popularity of computer tablets, video games and electronic devices, something a little more low tech might be just what you are looking for.

The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set comes with tracks, trains and numerous accessories that add up to hours of playtime.

To find out if this train set is right for your child, read on to find out what other buyers had to say after purchasing this toy.

 

 

 

Key Specs of this fun Deluxe Wooden Railway Set

 

* Recommended for ages 3 and up
* Includes over 130 pieces
* Compatible with all brands of wooden train tracks
* Dimensions fully assembled: 42.5 inches x 35.5 inches

 

Is the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Worth Buying?

 

One of the greatest features of the Melissa & Doug Wooden Railway Set is the fact that these train tracks are compatible with all other wooden trains sets like Brio, Thomas & Friends, IKEA, etc

The set has 100 pieces of track and over 30 accessories that include a train, crane, bridges, trucks and more.

There are no electrical parts or batteries to replace which means no extra costs involved and the train will never be out of style. 

The kit also includes an instruction booklet to help mom and dad or older children set up different types of track designs.

The main downside of the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set is that it’s pretty expensive. 

While the kit is very complete, it’s a lot to spend on a toy set.

Another thing to note is that, since wood absorbs liquid, any spill left unattended or piece that gets submerged in water could be permanently warped and prevent it from clicking into the other track pieces. 

Some buyers stated that even without the tracks becoming wet, they did not stay together properly and either came apart or slipped out of place, prevent the trains from passing over them smoothly.

The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set is priced very competitively compared to other brands like Thomas & Friends, and the initial cost is well worth it for many customers. 

While some people had problems with the tracks falling apart, that issue can be easily fix with track clips if need be. 

If you are looking for a wooden train set and keep in might you might need to spend more on the track clips, the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set may be worth giving a try.

Remo Kids Percussion Floor Tom Review

Remo Kids Percussion Floor Tom Review

The Remo Kids Percussion Floor Tom toy drum is part of a range of musical instruments made by Remo for young children.

Unlike other toy drums, this Remo Kids Percussion Floor Tom drum is made of quality material that can bring hours of creative fun to children.

It looks like a great option for young music lovers, or maybe just a perfect creative outlet for kids who love to make noise!

Let’s take a closer look to see what this musical toy has to offer.

Whether your child already enjoys playing music or not, there is a good chance that your child will love the ability to create rhythms with this drum.

The Remo Kids Percussion, Floor Tom drum is a great start in their set of future Remo musical instruments, and you never know which instrument your child will just take to.

Angry Birds Star Wars Fighter Pods AT AT Attack Review

Angry Birds Star Wars Fighter Pods AT AT Attack Review 
Angry Birds has become one of the biggest game brands in the world, and kids and adults everywhere enjoy playing the apps on smartphones and tablets. 

However, the developer of the Angry Birds games have decided they want to branch out from video game software into toys for kids.

The Angry Birds Star Wars Fighter Pods AT AT Attack toy is one of the most striking of the Angry Birds toys on the market. Not only does it include everything you need for a game of Angry Birds in the living room, but it also has recognizable Star Wars figures and a great Star Wars theme.

However, is it actually a good toy? 

Let’s take a look.