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March Into Spring With The Coolest Toys Yet

Coolest Toys Yet…a Batmobile, Spinning Tops, and 3-D Games!

By Dan Nessel

Everything old is fun again! This month we look at spinning tops, a new twist on the classic four in a row, and a remote control Batmobile the grandkids—and you—will love.

Drive A Movie Replica Batmobile

ToysOn March 25th, 2016 the new Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice movie will be released. While numerous collectibles will be released in support of the movie, we believe collectibles should not just look good, they should also be fun!

Air Hogs Remote Control Movie Replica Batmobile is both beautiful to look at and a blast to drive. The brushed metal look, LED headlights and authentic afterburner rear light make it look just like the Batmobile from the movie. The 2.4 GHz remote with long distance control and precise steering will ensure that kids (and adults) of all ages will love being in control of this rockin’ Batmobile.

Air Hogs RC Batmobile  | $59

Full review & demo of the Air Hogs RC Batmobile

 toysSpinning Tops Are Back!

In this age of technology and apps could the classic spinning top toy really be making a comeback? Yes, it can! ForeverSpin raised over $730,000 on Kickstarter for its beautifully designed and precisely balanced spinning tops.

Each ForeverSpin top is crafted from only the finest and purest metals and alloys in the world and comes with a lifetime warranty. Choose from titanium, silver, gold, tungsten, and many more in their full collection. Part toy, part collectible, and all beautifully crafted, ForeverSpin tops are lovely to look at and a delight to spin.

ForeverSpin Spinning Tops | ($40 – $195)

Full review & demo of ForeverSpin Spinning Tops 

toysFour In A Row Enters The Third Dimension

First there was Tic-Tac-Toe. Then came four in a row games like Connect Four. The grid-like aspect of these games limited their variation and therefore their play value. Now ThinkFun is helping four in a row break free of its grid and smash into the third dimension with Stratos Spheres.

Using three dimensional spheres, players have to carefully strategize to get four in a row in any dimension to win this two-player strategy game. As there is no board, players can use their spheres to go for four in a row in all three dimensions. Don’t tell the grandkids, but as fun as it is, they will also be learning logic and spatial relationship skills.

Stratos Spheres By Thinkfun  | $9.99

Full review & demo of Stratos Spheres


Dan Nessel is Director of Product Reviews at DadDoes. Join Dad Does for real world, brutally honest product reviews, geared toward parents and grandparentstoys

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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