Gadgets, Gizmos & Toys Archive

  • 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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  • Jigsaw Review: The Legend of Zelda “Legend of the Hero” Puzzle

    Based on the intro sequence to The Wind Waker, the “Legend of The Hero” jigsaw puzzle, from USAopoly’s Legend of Zelda premium collector’s series, depicts Link’s legend as the Hero of Time using the imagery from the prologue story pages, paneled together to look like […]

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  • Gear Review: Pixel Pals USB Adapter

    So you’ve amassed a collection of Pixel Pals and proceeded to blow through a bunch of AAA batteries to light the little guys up. I’m right there with you–I recently bought a 16-pack of rechargeable AAAs for the sole purpose of keeping Pixel Pals aglow. […]

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  • VGBlogger’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guides for Geeks & Gamers: Toys and Collectibles

    Our annual gift guides for geeks and gamers are back for the 2017 holiday season. In this installment, check out gift ideas in toys and collectibles. Stay tuned for ongoing updates and gift ideas throughout the holiday season. Happy shopping! Pixel Pals — Buy from […]

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  • VGBlogger’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guides for Geeks & Gamers: Gaming Hardware and Accessories

    Our annual gift guides for geeks and gamers have returned for another holiday shopping season! We’re kicking things off with a look at some of our top recommendations in console gaming accessories, PC gaming mice and keyboards, headphones/headsets, and other tech that’s sure to please […]

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  • Collectible Review: Mass Effect: Andromeda Nomad ND1 Diecast Model

    EA and BioWare took an alternative approach to their collector’s edition offerings for the launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda earlier in the year. Rather than bundling the game with an array of fancy collectibles, they separated the collectible components and the game into individual entities. […]

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