Gadgets, Gizmos & Toys Archive

  • Collectible Review: Dark Souls and Kingdom Hearts FiGPiNs

    As the latest gaming franchises to join the FiGPiN lineup, Dark Souls and Kingdom Hearts bring fan-favorite characters to eager collectors, including Solaire of Astora, Dragonslayer Ornstein, and Siegmeyer of Catarina from Dark Souls, and the team of Sora, King Mickey, Donald Duck, and Goofy […]

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  • Collectible Review: BioShock and Fallout IncrediBuilds

    IncrediBuilds, the line of collectible wood puzzles/models by book publisher Insight Editions, has some new kits available for gamers, including the iconic Big Daddy from the BioShock series as well as Mr. Handy from the Fallout universe. (There’s a Songbird model from BioShock Infinite as […]

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  • Toy Review: Fallout Nanoforce Series 1 Army Builder Figures Boxed Sets 1 and 2

    The first little baggie of Toynk’s Fallout Nanoforce figures came out over the holidays, and of course I just had to include it in our gift guides as a stocking stuffer must-have. Now that we’re a month into the New Year, Toynk has started a […]

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  • Toy Review: Rocket Fishing Rod

    It may sound hard to believe, but I don’t think I’ve been more disappointed with a product, when I was a child or now as an adult, than I am with the Rocket Fishing Rod. It’s a ready-to-go fishing rod toy that eliminates the learning […]

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  • VGBlogger’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks & Gamers

    Our annual holiday gift guide for geeks and gamers is back for another holiday shopping season. Books, toys, collectibles, jigsaw puzzles, gaming accessories–we’ve got fun recommendations for everything geeky and gamey. Ongoing updates will be made through the remainder of the year (perhaps you’ll want […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: Super Mario Odyssey and Team Fortress 2 Puzzles

    I have two new USAopoly jigsaw puzzles to tell you about. One’s bright and cheery, the other’s more dark and dreary. A contrasting pair for my fellow jigsaw connoisseurs to enjoy, depending on your mood or game affinity. Let’s begin with Super Mario Odyssey and […]

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  • Toy Review: E-Blox STEM Building Blocks

    We all know and love LEGO as the preeminent building block brand, but there’s certainly room in the building block game for alternatives. E-Blox is one such alternative, specializing in STEM and STEAM learning activities to inspire and stimulate young minds, as well as offering […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild “Scaling Hyrule” Puzzle

    It’s hard to believe this is my 10th Legend of Zelda-themed jigsaw puzzle. (Damn, I do a lot of puzzles!) Nostalgia fueled my interest in previous ones, based on the older titles like Wind Waker and Majora’s Mask and the 8-bit original. As I do […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: Destiny Premium Puzzle

    USAopoly’s collectible jigsaw puzzle line is heavily populated by Nintendo franchises, so it’s always nice to see some other gaming properties, like Fallout and now Destiny, get some jigsaw love. The Destiny premium puzzle is a collage of characters, enemies, Guardian classes, Ghosts, weapons, and […]

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  • Board Game Review: Operation Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Edition

    Hasbro’s classic medical malpractice skill game Operation gets a Wasteland makeover in the officially licensed Fallout S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Edition by USAopoly. The core rules are the same, just twisted to play on themes of the Fallout universe. Assuming the role of Vault-Tec Doctor, participating players take […]

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