Holiday fun with awesome toys for the grandkids
By Dan Nessel
2020 sure has been a bumpy year, so let’s finish it off with four awesome toys for the grandkids. Happy Holidays!
A balloon dog comes to life?
If your grandkids like balloon animals, they are going to flip for Squeakee The Balloon Dog from Moose Toys. While Squeakee may look like a regular balloon dog, it is actually an interactive robotic toy. Teach him tricks, scratch his belly, and watch as he reacts to your voice. Best of all you can “pop” Squeakee…and then magically blow him up again.
Look in the air, it’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s Go Go Bird!
Remote controlled planes and drones are so 2019. For this year you want to go with the Go Go Bird from Zing Toys. This RC Bird actually looks like a bird when it flies, complete with flapping wings. Hidden under the cute bird exterior is some impressive technology like obstacle avoidance and a 6-axis sensor. All that really matters is the grandkids will have a blast flying their Go Go bird all around the backyard.
Go Go Bird from Zing Toys | $43.99
This vehicle comes with tracks, but it doesn’t need them
The Power Treads Full Throttle Pack by WowWee comes with the super fun Power Treads vehicle and 40 tracks…but you actually don’t need any tracks! The great thing about the Power Treads vehicle is that it can drive on almost anything. Yes, the grandkids can use the enclosed tracks, but encourage them to get creativity and create courses with boxes, paper towel tubes and more. No apps, no remotes, just a fun vehicle that can drive on all terrains.
Baby Yoda? Nope, this is the child
Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition from Hasbro sure looks like baby Yoda to us, but this toy simply goes by The Child. Call it what you like, we call it cool! Touch the top of the head and activate over 25 sound and motion combinations, including happy and exciting sounds, giggles, babbles, and more, all while the toy’s head moves up and down, ears move back and forth, and eyes open and close. Let the force be with you this holiday season!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – DAN NESSEL
Dan Nessel is Director of Product Reviews at DadDoes. Join Dad Does for real-world, brutally honest product reviews, geared toward parents and grandparents.