Gadgets, Gizmos & Toys Archive

  • 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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  • Jigsaw Review: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Collector’s Puzzle #3

    Disclosure: Puzzle purchased by VGBlogger.com for review purposes. Buy From: Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, or ThinkGeek at MSRP $10.99. Now up to its third installment, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker puzzle series from USAopoly has become by far my favorite collectible set of jigsaws […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: The Legend of Zelda Classic Puzzle

    Like a wistful tune of nostalgia played on an ocarina, USAopoly’s The Legend of Zelda Classic jigsaw puzzle pulls inspiration from Link’s original NES adventure with an image of the iconic title screen logo bordered on top and bottom by pixel art avatars of various […]

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