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    1. Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)
    $19.99 list($29.99)
    2. Ocean Wonders Aquarium
    $34.99 list($44.99)
    3. LeapStart Learning Table
    4. LEGO Mindstorms: Robotics Invention
    $150.00
    5. Nintendo DS
    $49.99
    6. Gran Turismo 4
    $43.50
    7. PSP Need for Speed: Underground
    $219.60
    8. Sony PlayStation 2
    $79.99
    9. Pathfinder Wagon
    $24.99 list($26.99)
    10. Hug & Learn Baby Tad
    $34.99
    11. Mozart Magic Cube
    list($24.99)
    12. Cranium Hullabaloo Game
    $49.99 list($59.99)
    13. Sand and Water Kingdom Table
    14. ATW Cargo Wagon
    $39.99
    15. Tiny Love Gymini 3D Activity Gym
    $219.99
    16. Nintendo DS Bundle with Spider-Man
    $99.99
    17. Power Wheels Harley-Davidson Little
    $79.99
    18. Kiddio Supertrike 4
    $89.99 list($99.99)
    19. Up & Down Roller Coaster Ride-on
    $99.99
    20. Explorer Globe

    1. Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) Value Pack

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    Asin: B0007TFLLC
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 12
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    Product Description

    Universal Media Disc (UMD):The Universal Media Disc (UMD) is a newly developed compact, high-capacity optical disc, which is the storage device for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) handheld entertainment system.UMD is the next generation compact storage media, only 60mm in diameter but can store up to 1.8GB of digital datamore than three times the data held on a CD-ROM.A broad range of digital entertainment content such as game software, videos, movies and oth ... Read more

    Features

    • Sony PSP Specifications and Features:
    • Dimensions: Approximately 6.7 in (W) x .9 in (H) x 2.9 in (D)
    • Weight: .62 lbs (including battery)
    • CPU: Proprietary PSP CPU
    • Main Memory: 32MB

    2. Ocean Wonders Aquarium
    list price: $29.99
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    Asin: B00005YVRN
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Fisher-Price
    Sales Rank: 59
    Average Customer Review: 4.31 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    This toy will make you want to take a nap. Equipped with straps that attach it to a crib, this play aquarium and music maker is the perfect thing to amuse a child or soothe them to sleep. There are three settings, depending on what kind of stimulation is needed: music only; music plus soft glowing lights; and music plus lights, bubbles, and moving fish. There are also three music options, the best one offering soft and melodic New Age fare, the other two somewhat odd, spacey versions of familiar lullabies. The music combined with the lights creates an instantly peaceful, soothing ambiance. There are a couple of buttons and doodads for baby to bat around that make the fish react in various ways. If these buttons were a little more responsive, this toy would be near perfect. --David Stoesz ... Read more

    Reviews (659)

    5-0 out of 5 stars My little one goes to sleep everynight w/ this toy
    We really like it. I had the older one for my 6 year old. Now my 7 month has had this one for 6 months, and has listened to it everynight before bed. He has now learned how to turn it on and off himself. I would highly recommend this toy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Second baby still loves it
    I love this aquarium. We first had the older version of it with my first son (broke it when he got older). Then we got this one for my now 6 month old. I change his dipes in the crib sometimes or let him play there and I just turn it on for him to watch. He loves it. I LIKE that it can be loud because when I lay him down for a nap, I want it to drown out the noise in the background... like of my almost 3 year old racing through the house. <br /> <br /> It definitely keeps him entertained and even moreso as a newborn.

    3-0 out of 5 stars ok toy
    This is just an ok toy. My 9 month old son likes it ok but it not one of his favorites. The motor is loud and it's kind of creepy music. I would recommend getting a different toy to soothe your little one back to sleep. My child just mainly likes to play with it a few minutes or so.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected
    The ocean waves sound really soothes my son to sleep, but I have to keep the volume turned down all the way. I can't believe how loud the volume is for a nightime toy. Also, I can't turn the bubbles on because the motor is so loud if it doesn't keep the baby awake, it keeps me awake over the monitor. The bubbles are the major reason I bought it, so I'm not exactly thrilled with it. I just feel like there was probably something else out there we both would have liked better.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Helps her learn to go back to sleep on her own
    I bought this for my daughter when she was just 1 month old, she is now almost two and she still loves it. You can adjust the how low it hangs down in the crib so I have never had a prblem with her head getting hurt. She loves to push it by herself, and when she wakes up in the middle of the night she just sits up and pushes the button and goes back to sleep. The Bubbles are a bit to loud to use when she is older though and the music is also a bit loud for a crib toy. But the running water noise saved us when she was a baby. ... Read more


    3. LeapStart Learning Table
    list price: $44.99
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    Asin: B000062XQ8
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: LeapFrog
    Sales Rank: 3
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    This is a happy, noisy toy that should amuse most toddlers. Everything that can be touched reacts in some way, from a trombone-playing frog to a book that sings the alphabet. Our favorite is the colored keyboard that sings each color you press. The tabletop can be placed on the floor for those still in the crawling phase, or can sit on the included legs for a sturdy surface and leaning spot for little ones who are new to walking. If there is any fault with the Learning Table, it may be that it has too many features: each element of the table reacts in two different ways, depending on whether it's in Learn Mode or Music Mode. (Modes are switched by flipping the page of the book mounted in the center of the table.) Though this means more fun stuff for kids to hear, the mode concept is not one that they can be expected to understand, and the effect of the toy's inconsistent reactions is likely to be confusion. --David Stoesz ... Read more

    Reviews (511)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money!
    Bought this for my daughter at about 6 mos and she just turned one. She still plays with it! It is well worth the money. Also, it is fun to put little goodies in the open/close compartment. I put cheerios in there and she loves it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great toy!
    This is a must! This was given to my daughter before she could walk. Not only did we take the legs off so she can play with it while sitting up, but this toy helped her pull up! We love this toy! She is a toddler now and still enjoys it and I am sure when our newborn gets older she will enjoy it the same. ***We use to put surprises in the little purple compartment!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love this!!!!!
    Wow!! We got this for Christmas for our 4 month old and she loved it from day 1!! She loved holding herself up and standing by it and playing with it. I thought that there didn't look like very many activities but when you turn the page in the middle it makes all the gadgets do new things. Our daughter is now 1 and still plays with it all day. My husband has even caught me playing with it and singing along a few times!! I love it too!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great For Learning to Walk
    I bought this for my son when he was first starting to crawl. After I bought it he was pulling up on it and cruising/ walking around it at 7 months. He interacts with it by learning how to open the little purple lid, how to press, push, pull and how to flip the page. It is very heavy and he can push it and bang as hard as he can and it will not flip. It is also very durable, although, the purple lid can be pulled off but it is safe and it snaps back on easily. It is funny because my son cannot stand for me to reattach it because the first thing that he does is pull it back off. Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best table toy ever!
    My kids and any other kids that come to my home LOVE this toy. It's the first thing they got to. We've had ours for about 2 years now and when ever any one I know have a baby I get this for them as their Happy six months old gift! This is a MUST have for any kid! ... Read more


    4. LEGO Mindstorms: Robotics Invention System 2.0

    Asin: B00005NLID
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: LEGO Systems, Inc
    Sales Rank: 2590
    Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Many high-tech toys start with a fun and fascinating idea only to make it frustratingly complicated in the execution. Leave it to LEGO to make a technologically advanced toy fun to play with. The enormous 718-piece LEGO Mindstorms Robotic Invention System lets you construct a variety of moving robot vehicles and then program them from your Windows 98- or Windows Me-compatible computer. The robots are all based around a bright yellow basic unit, which serves as the functional heart of whatever is being built. The brick receives commands from the computer via an infrared tower unit. The computer interface is incredibly user-friendly and intuitive. What's most impressive about the system, however, is the variety of robots that can be built. There are detailed instructions for each one, and since these are LEGOs, builders are free to come up with an endless variety. --John Moe ... Read more

    Reviews (55)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Toy I have Played with in 40 Years
    This system is phenominal. We own version 1.5, purchased a year ago and we have not put it down. And trust me, this is not for kids only. I only wish there was something around like this when I was 12 - I was stuck with Robbbie the Robot replicas.
    When my son opened it for Christmas, we knew it would be a big hit. We have spend uncountless hours working on this together (quality, quality time) and the problem solving skills he has gained have put him in a position that he can now program a computer in Visual Basic at 12 years. (Not that this system teaches you VB, but it sure teaches you logic and structure, necessities for any program language)
    We have since bought all the expansion kits, a few books and have built robots capable of some unbelievable feats.
    Keep in mind that older Technic sets work well with these sets as well as many of the other Lego sets you have.
    I would recommend this set to anyone, especially those who longed for a real robot as a child, not a "flashing lights only" Robbie.

    Best think ever
    I have this toy for more then a yeat and it still is fun,i keep making stuff i even made a robotic hand, this is the best thing ever well what are you wating for buy it!!!

    Beware of software incompatibilty
    Unless you have Windows 98 or Windows ME, it may not work (who knows -- you may get lucky). I refuse to use either of these operating systems, which I consider wretched. The Mindstorm official FAQ says it was tested only on those 2 operating systems. For those who can get it to work, apparently it's a great product.

    Great Product, but IR Tower has problems w/certain computer
    Great Product - but like another reviewer, I had the same issues with the IR Tower and XP. Non of the Lego Support Documents were of much use, but using an older PC with Windows 98 did the trick.

    A MUST!!!!!
    I am an engineering student and we use these in our robotics lab. Adults with an interest in programming can use java or C to program, children can use the included software. The software is an easy to use visual drag and drop type software. I would recommend every parent to purchase this toy. It allows the kids to learn the basics of programming and see the immediate results when the program is downloaded to the robot. My 9 year old daughter never lost interest in my assignments. This is one of the best learning toys I have ever seen. I am planning on purchasing on for myself to use with my daughter (lots of little parts, messy children will need some supervision or most of the robot will be in the vacuum). Children between 7-12 will enjoy the product, with alot of assistance from parent, over 12 should have no trouble at all with it. Excellent for education, and a lot of fun for a parent - child activity. ... Read more


    5. Nintendo DS

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    Asin: B00064MUIA
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 29
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    Amazon.com

    In a surprising number of ways, the Nintendo DS is quite unlike any video game system that's come before. First, there's the two screens, one above and one below. The idea might seem like a gimmick -- the screens are far enough apart that you won't be able to see them as one long screen -- but the format works in a complementary way. Depending on the game, the DS serves action in one screen and details, maps, stats, or alternate views in the other. Switching your eyes between screens takes a little getting used to, but quickly becomes automatic, like checking a rear-view mirror while driving. Both screens are back-lit and a little larger than that of the Game Boy Advance SP, so they'll be easy to see in most conditions.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    Players can control games using the touch-sensitive bottom screen of the DS.
    The bottom screen also functions as a PDA-style touchpad. It comes with a small stylus, as well as a stylus that attaches to your thumb. This touch screen might be both the best and worst feature of the DS. One one hand, it brings the freedom of PC-style mouse control into gaming, but using it also tends to block what's going on in that screen. For example, while playing the Metroid Prime: Hunters, you could use the left thumb pad to move, the left shoulder button to fire, and the touch screen to look and jump. As you track foes on the bottom-screen map, however, your view will be partially obscured by your own right thumb.

    The good news is that Nintendo has stressed a lot of comfort options, both in the operating system and in their games. Want to play Metroid without the touch-pad? Select a different control scheme in the game's option menu, which also includes configurations for lefties. You can even customize your DS to automatically play the inserted title or to start with the main menu, choose which screen to display your GBA games, to add a nickname for wireless play, and more.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    Up to 16 players can connect wirelessly within a 100-foot radius.
    That's right, the DS is wireless-enabled. Say good-bye to that daisy-chain of network cables that was previously necessary for portable multiplayer gaming. Nintendo's proprietary wireless format has a radius rated at 30 to 100 feet depending on environmental interference with its signal. Surely, it's more than enough for friends to game from one end of the bus to the other. We experimented in a small, nearly empty parking lot and got great reception at the upper end of that rating. The DS network can handle up to 16 users, though you can expect the maximum number of players to vary from game to game.

    Also, unlike all but the earliest video game systems, the DS comes with a built-in application. It's called PictoChat, and it allows people to write and draw pictures in a chat-room format. Since it's built in to the DS operating system, you'll always be able to interact with other DS users.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    The built-in program PictoChat lets you write and draw with others.
    But not all is new; Nintendo has re-invested some favorite features of older platforms into the DS. It's backward compatible to the Game Boy Advance, which means that older Game Boy and Game Boy Color games won't work in this machine but GBA games will run fine (sadly, the wireless feature doesn't extend to GBA games). Like the GBA SP, the DS is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides approximately 10 hours of play on a four-hour charge. Old timers might recognize the A/B/X/Y face buttons from the Super Nintendo controller, though they're not in the same positions. The standard headphone jack and wide-body comfort of the first GBA model is back, coupled this time with the SP's screen-saving clamshell design. In terms of its ability to display graphics and sound, the DS is a little better -- and a whole lot smaller -- than the Nintendo 64.

    Overall, the Nintendo DS represents a rather large leap in portable gaming. With some mystery shrouding the future abilities of its internal microphone (voice recognition) and its IEEE 802.11 wireless network, the DS may have left some surprises up its sleeve. --Porter B. Hall

    Pros:

    • Great design marries innovative new features with great features of old systems and lots of customizable options
    • Wireless up to 100 feet
    • Built-in PictoChat lets you write and draw pictures with up to 15 other DS users

    Cons:

    • Sometimes hard to see and use the touch screen at the same time
    • Wireless multiplayer feature won't work with GBA games
    • Can't connect to other wireless devices...yet
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    6. Gran Turismo 4

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    Asin: B0000A0MDV
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 384
    Average Customer Review: 4.45 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (29)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Been playing GT4 Prologue for about a month!
    I seriously hope that Sony puts a lot more effort into their completed product. Mind you the graphics are superb, I don't think that anyone can deny that. Playing the game looks like watching the intro movie. The driving physics are improved from the previous game, to a point. My major complaint is that when any type of traction control is turned on all the cars seem to drive the same. A rear wheel drive car drives like a front and vice versa. All the cars oversteer with the computer aided driving control. This problem is exacerbated in the rally modes. Another issue is the camera angles. The incar and 1st out of car angles are fine. The farthest camera angle makes the car look completely two-dimensional. The car turns like it is on a pivot about eight feet behind the car; it sweeps across the screen versus steering.

    Don't get me wrong, I have had a blast playing this game and will be the first in line when a release date is set. Everything that is good about this game far outweighs the bad. But, nonetheless, the negative points are a direct correlation to how the game is played.

    I'll say one thing, the tracks are phenomenal, the rally track especially. It also looks like they may be adding Sears Point Raceway, now known as Infineon. I could be wrong; but based on some of the ending movies I was able to recognize some key landmarks.

    Can't wait to play the real thing, minus the Prologue bugs.

    4-0 out of 5 stars READ THIS I HAVE PLAYED IT!
    I got a chance to get behind the wheel at E3 this year, so for all die hard fans out there this review is for you! One huge difference in the game one sees off the bat is the graphics. With new elements such as weather effects(rain,snow, etc.) and much more pixels per square inch it can be hard to tell the difference between the simulator and reality. Yes indeed many more cars will be availible, but unlike the previous Gran Turismo games many more classic cars will be availible. I cannot say what cars exactly, but some new brands will be added as well that have not been availible before.

    Here is the kicker, Sony teamed up with Logitech for the ultimate driving wheel to accompany the game. Much like last GT3 with the Force feedback wheel, Logitech has gone up and beyond unlike anything before this. A brand new Steering Wheel with a 900 DEGREE TURNING RADIUS!!!! unlike previous wheels with only about 200 degrees you will actually have to work hard to control the car. More than one turn on the wheel to be at full turning point! The Wheel is set to accompany the games release sometime near the fourth quarter of 2003!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Posibly the most impressive looking racer to date
    Posibly the most impressive looking racer to date. If only other game making companies could apply as much effort into a game as Sony has done with GT4

    The hottest game to be unleashed
    GT3 was an awesome game, from the tune ups to the formula ones. I tried the prologue of GT4, and WHOA. The graphics were awesome, but it was only 80 % done in the prolugue.And for those supercars lovers, there wil be lamborghinis, ferarris, and the Mclaren F1 GTR. There will also be the real car physics (the acceleration, handling, and top speed), and the race tracks extremely detailed. This is a best buy

    4-0 out of 5 stars gt3 is great!
    gt3 is great but there is minimus choose out cars.
    the tracks are great.
    gt3 is so long here,
    when does gt4 comes.
    first december then juli
    come on
    when does gt4 comes? ... Read more


    7. PSP Need for Speed: Underground Rivals

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    Asin: B0007U0GUW
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 53
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Hit the neon streets of Need for Speed Underground Rivals in pursuit of total ownership of the tuner racing scene. In this first-ever Need for Speed title for the PSP handheld entertainment system, customize and build the ultimate tuner on four rims then take it into the underground world of street racing. With tons of tuning options, a variety of game modes, and the circuits most sought-after cars, Need for Speed Underground Rivals delivers an unrivalled tuner experience in the palm of your ... Read more

    Features

    • Build the Ultimate Tuner: Customize up to twenty high-performance tuner cars then hit the streets to see who rules the underground.
    • Exclusive PSP System Circuits: Accelerate to top speeds on ten visually distinct circuit tracks exclusive to the PSP system.
    • Eight Game Modes: Including Drift Attack, Nitrous Run, Rally Relay, and Car Spec.
    • Go for a SpinAnytime, Anywhere: Engage in two-player head-to-head battles via Wi-Fi or challenge up to four rivals on one PSP system device in Party Play.
    • Pocket TRAX: Listen to music or watch videos on the go with this exclusive new feature for the PSP system.

    Reviews (18)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Need for Speed: Underground Rivals......
    Need for Speed: Underground Rivals is everything you know and love about the Underground series but in portable form. Ditching the open city environment of Underground 2 in favor of racing like you did the first Underground, Need for Speed Underground Rivals delivers the goods of pure street racing and it does so in style. It should be mentioned, though, that certain elements of Underground 2 were also added to make this version of the Underground series a step above the console versions.Compete against rivals in 10 all-new tracks, and customize as well as compete against high-performance tuner cars from the U.S. and Japan. You'll be just as amazed with Rivals as you were when you first saw Need for Speed Underground on the PS2. The sense of speed is blistering. Control and handling is dead-on. And, the graphics are simply amazing(just check out the wet-slick streets you race on as well as the motion blur of the lights as you pass by or the sleek look of the cars you race in and tune up). Out of them all, this has to be my favorite thus far. The one thing I love most about Rivals is the riveting soundtrack you're listening to while you race. Loaded with lots of your favorite artists, it'll, definitely, keep the excitement going while you race...believe me.
    I've read reviews where people go on about how Ridge Racers is so much better a racing game on the PSP(only because it supports 8 players in multiplayer while Rivals supports 2). In my opinion, the only game to ever hold a candle to the Underground series is the Midnight Club series. Until the PSP version of Midnight Club comes out, Rivals will be the ultimate street racing champ in my book and my most favorite racing game of all. Besides, Ridge Racers is an entirely different type of racing game and should be judged on its' own merits(which it is, indeed, an awesome game itself).
    Street Racing fans and regular racing fans alike will love NFSU Rivals for what is....a classy street racer that will keep them occupied for weeks.



    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Street Racer
    While you may want to wait for Midnight Club PSP, (comes out 6/14), this game will appeal to a street racing fan or even maybe a casual racer.There are over 60 cars and graphics are very much like Juiced, a game for PS2.They have added 2 cars to this game and now have over 60 very different cars that you can fully customize.This game has a good career mode.One thing that was an improvement from NFSU2 on the consoles was all the extra driving around.For people who are new to NFS, in Underground 2, EA made you drive around the city to look for races mostly so they could show you all of the endorcements that the game got.Overall, this game is nearly identical to NFSU , but is in no way a port.

    3-0 out of 5 stars good but not good enough
    This is fun but the graphics are bad.They are the graphics you would expect from a ds (horible). its worth a rental but don't buy it.This is not nerly as good as everyone says.I think everyone who gave this a five must have rated it the first day befor the relize how quicly it gets old (It gets old very Quikly).I think they also did not consider the horible graphics when rating this.don't let the other revewers fool you.

    as a final statment the graphics are the worst graphics I have seen on any psp game so far.


    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Game for PSP
    I own MLB, Untold Legends, Need for Speed Rivals and Ridge Racer. Need for Speed is by far the best game I've played so far. Some say Ridge Racer is better but, NO WAY!!! The car mods is what does it. Their are so many mods to add to the car to make it faster and look better. The more you play the more mods you can get. It makes you not want to put the game down because you can't wait to see what the next mod will be. The graphics are awesome and also the sound. I've played this game for about 15 hours and there's so much more left. I highly recommend this game.
    P.S. MLB is great also. =)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another Racer Is Born!
    I just played this game last nite with friends, and I REALLY LIKE IT!!!It's funny when all of a sudden your opponent races right over you and takes the lead...But it's a lot of fun...Now I'm gonna have to get this one too...Thanx guys for getting me hooked...You all know who you b... (TT and your wingman, GC.) ... Read more


    8. Sony PlayStation 2

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    Asin: B0000C7GHG
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Sales Rank: 89
    Average Customer Review: 3.84 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The PlayStation2 is equipped with a 128-bit Emotion Engine processor that enables lightning-fast gameplay and impressive graphics power. The console builds on its home entertainment value by doubling as a DVD player and accommodating most of the original PlayStation's vast library of games. PS2 is known for its excellent selection of titles for the older gamer. ... Read more

    Features

    • Includes console and 1 controller
    • Plays DVDs
    • 128-bit Emotion Engine processor
    • Lightning-fast gameplay
    • Backward-compatible with PlayStation games

    Reviews (291)

    5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite system
    I'll give you my rhoughts on all three systems
    PS2(Top 3 games:Grand Theft Auto Double Pack/Metal Gear Solid 2/Final Fantasy X
    Pros:
    Play's DVDs
    Plays PS1 games
    Plays Cds
    Has the best games out
    Easiest Controller
    usally doesn't cost nothing to get online
    Cons:
    The worst graphics, but not all that bad
    Can have long annoying loading times
    Need to buy memory cards
    Need to buy multitap in order to have 4 players
    What's up with Final Fantasy XI(They wan't $99 for game and hard drive, and pay money to be online every month, they're NUTS!!!!)

    Xbox(Top 3 games:Halo/Grand Theft Auto Double Pack/Star Wars KOTOR
    Pros:
    Best graphics out of three
    Best for multiplatform games(Like Max Payne, it was better on this than PS2)
    no memory cards
    Custom sountracks(On selected game)
    The fastest loading systems
    The best suited for T and M rated games(My kinda games)
    Cons:
    The controller is still a little frustrating(And I had the dang thing for a while, I need a controller S)

    Xbox live costs a bit, but no that much
    So far still behind in games, but it's movin on up!
    Too bad it can't burn mixed CD songs on it(Cuz I hate grabbing my regular CDs just to get 1 song)
    Have to buy DVD kit to play DVDs
    STOP DELAYING HALO 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gamecube(Top 3 games:Zelda:Wind Waker/Super Smash Brothers Meele/Metroid Prime
    Pros:
    Nice tiny compact system
    Good ol fasion nintendo games on a new Nintendo system
    50% technology/50%good games
    cheapest system
    Small controller, but it wasn't hard for me to get used to it
    Cons:
    Not the best for fighting games, (altho I brought Soul Calibur 2 because of Link, and it worked out)
    Must take care of discs or one bad scratch can put it out of commision
    Cant play DVDs or CDs, but hey it's devoted to nothing but games
    Needs memory cards
    Bairly any online games(I only know one, and thats Phantasy Star Online)

    This console war stuff is stupid, lemme say it again, it's just stupid. It's just baisicly peple who only have one of the consoles, and are mad that they don't have the other one, so they bash it hoping to stop the anger. Like when people say PS2 has atari graphics, if thats what you see, get some friggin glasses yo! And whoever says Xbox has no games, and says Halo's garbage it's catchin on up, and Halo is so far the best game I've played on any new generation console,and anyone who treats gamecube like junk, they're just missiing out on some of the good stuff. Me I just say get all three, because all of them are very good systems, I don't care if one says one systems better than the other, they're all good!

    Best System Available
    The Playstation 2 Entertainment System is the best videogame console available. Sure, Xbox has those awsome graphics, but have you seen the TERRIBLY clunky controler? And Gamecube isn't any good either, believe me, I owned one. It has a very small library of games, and the games it DOES have are mostly for little kids. The PS2 has the USB Headset, Internet Adapter, a HUGE library of games, it plays DVD's and CD's, and it's backwards-compatible (it plays PSX games)! My only complaint is that the graphics aren't all that sharp. If you are older than 9, and looking to buy a videogame console, look no further. Go out and buy one. NOW. If you don't beleive me, ask one of the 60,0000'th PS2 owners out their.

    Games I reccomend:

    Medal of Honor Frontline

    Grand Theft Auto III

    ATV Offroad Fury 2

    Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec

    Jak II

    Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando

    Final Fantasy (Pick one of the many titles)

    PS2 ROCKS!!! (Note: Look for the PS3 in the next 2-4 years...)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The PS2 is the best gaming system out right now
    OK. Put it this way. XBOX sucks. Gamecube sucks. For XBOX, you have to freakin pay to play online. for the PS2, all you need is the Internet adaptor. And what the heck is up with the XBOX controller? Its fat and ugly. Plus the PS2 is more compact and easier carry. Plus, you have to pay more to even do what the XBOX is capable of. 30 dollars for a dvd remote just so you can be able to play dvd's on the XBOX? thats crazy. With the PS2, all you need is the PS2 and a controller. Plus the PS2 has a WIDER variety of games to play than both systems combined. Sure the XBOX may have better graphics, but thats it. So hands down, the PS2 is the best system to buy right now.

    3-0 out of 5 stars DVD? Are you sure about that?
    I've never been able to get the play station to work as a DVD player, that is a disappointment, since I get sick of having so many wires in my entertainment unit, and it would have been nice to have one machine that performs three functions. (It plays Cd's quite nicely). That aside, It's a wonder machine that plays not only the new Playstation 2 games, but the older Playstation 1. (who wants to render all of their older games as obsolete?) Even though it would have been nice to use it as a DVD player, and I can't, it is a good machine and well worth the little that it costs. (But beware. . .Playstation makes up for the small cost by charging an arm and then some for the games.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love the playstation2!I
    Ok,I dont have it,but I want it BAD!So please buy one! ... Read more


    9. Pathfinder Wagon

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    Asin: B0000859QK
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Radio Flyer
    Sales Rank: 867
    Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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    Radio Flyer’s Pathfinder is the SUV of little red wagons, sporting a rugged plastic body and offering tikes a luxurious amount of towing or riding space. The wagon’s convertible seats fold down for maximum storage capacity and then flip up to comfortably accommodate two children. Webbed seatbelts ensure that children don’t bounce out when riding over rough terrain. The Pathfinder’s interior also has four built-in drink holders to keep sippy cups and juice boxes secure during the ride. The extra-long handle has a large, loop grip that even kids can control and that folds under the wagon for more compact storage. Like all Radio Flyer wagons, this one has heavy axles to handle a lot of weight, heavy-duty casters for making tight turns without tipping, and durable rubber tires that provide a soft, quiet ride. The Pathfinder measures 39-1/4 inches long, 19 inches wide, and 16-1/2 inches tall. --Cristina Vaamonde ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars #1 Wagon
    My parents bought this for my son last year for Christmas. We searched and searched for the right wagon for two toddlers. After receiving this one I would recommend no other. The heavy duty RUBBER wheels (not plastic)are great on any surface. We have a huge property and it's great to go to the garden, to the beach, and for walks. The seatbelts are a must with little ones and I don't know what I would do without them!!! This item is a must have for children and parents alike!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Wagon Out There
    This wagon is great! My 22 month old and 8 month old love it! There are seat belts so we can go across busy roads without anyone escaping! The wheels roll beautifully and the cup holders are perfect. I would recommend this wagon to anyone looking at all the different ones out there! My older son can pull my younger son (with supervision of course) and feel like a big boy. The wagon is sturdy and smooth so there is no worry about the little one!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Wagon
    We bought this wagon for my son for christmas last year and he was only 4 months old. Once he learned to sit well on his own we would take him for walks in it and when it was time to go inside he would cry. He absoulty loves it. Very easy to put together and wheels turn great. Easy to pull. Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST Wagon!!
    I just bought this for my grandson and it is AWESOME! Like one mom said the seatbelts are wonderful - I have not seen another wagon with seatbelts and being 11 months old and learning to walk he is always standing up! Now I don't have to keep turning around to check on him. Everything about this wagon is perfect - the handle is long enough to pull without having to bend over; the wheels make pulling SO easy (one review said they had problems with the wheels getting stuck- not me!) and we go off road adventuring too!! - neat cupholders for his bottle - cool storage compartment for all his neat little finds along the way - WE LOVE IT! You have to go get one - you will not be sorry! It is the best investment yet as far as toys are concerned. THANK YOU RADIO FLYER!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Wagon Ever!
    I was searching for the perfect wagon for my daughter's 2nd Birthday. We decided to purchase this one. I love the fact that it has rubber wheels for a quiet ride. I also love the fact that the seats fold down to make a flat surface. That made it great for towing all of our gear into the zoo, such as our coolers, bags, etc., and then when my daughter fell alseep we layed a blanket on top and it was a perfect place for her to rest. While she enjoyed her ride in the wagon, we were able to strap her in with the seatbelts so she wouldn't try getting out while pulling the wagon. Great price for a great wagon! ... Read more


    10. Hug & Learn Baby Tad
    list price: $26.99
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    Asin: B00005BHK7
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: LeapFrog
    Sales Rank: 11
    Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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    Baby Tad is a wonderful interactive toy that makes early learning fun andeasy. Baby Tad (short for tadpole) helps your preschooler learn shapes, colors, activities,and songs. When your little one presses a colored light-up button, Tad identifies the colorand shape indicated on the button. With his cheerful demeanor and infectious laugh, Tadoffers support and encouragement and will quickly become a close and trusted friend.Besides various greetings,a squeeze of Tad's hand brings forth favorite children's songs, sung in a squeaky, high-pitched voice. --Alison Golder ... Read more

    Reviews (310)

    5-0 out of 5 stars better then expected
    My 2 year old daughter got this last Christmas. My first thought was she was to old for it,I was wrong. She plays with Tad, regularly and is now 3. She love to sing to the songs. I love that it turns it self off. The batteries are still going strong.<br />

    4-0 out of 5 stars leapfrog tad
    My 18-mo. old received this gift for his first christmas. He loves it so much. it goes everywhere with him!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Baby Tad is a lifesaver!
    My daughter got Baby Tad as a gift when she was 6 months old.At first she ignored it.Now she loves listening to the nursery rhymes during playtime.I would sing along with Baby Tad first then eventually my baby would hum along with us!Most helpful is the 6 minutes worth of Lullaby/Classical songs.When it's sleep time,I would just have Baby Tad play the lullabies and usually in 6 munutes my baby is asleep!We bring Baby Tad during long car trips too.The nursery rhymes keep my baby occupied when she's bored with her other toys and the lullabies help her settle into a nap when she's tired and sleepy.A true lifesaver!

    5-0 out of 5 stars We all LOVE TAD
    I love this toy. It has two volumes (loud/soft) and it plays sleepy music (you can set the minutes) and it is easy for little kids to push. My daughter got this gift at age 10 months now she is almost three and still loves to play with him. She really loves the kiss noises he makes (lips on his cheek). This was worth the MONEY!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Learning to hug
    I love this toy for the fact that it taught our 8 month old daughter to hug everything in sight. Her's makes kissing noises and says "I love you" when you press the kiss on the cheek. She was a hug enthusiast after just a few days of playing with it! Now that she is 16 months old she is starting to understand the reward system for playing with the light buttons and has learned about turning it on and off by using the hands and foot. The tunes it sings are all her favorites now. My only regret is that I didn't buy it for her sooner. ... Read more


    11. Mozart Magic Cube

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    Asin: B00004TFLB
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Munchkin
    Sales Rank: 178
    Average Customer Review: 4.36 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Music stimulates the brain and encourages early learningskills. This interactive cube lets children choose from any combinationof five different instruments--harp, French horn, piano, flute, andviolin--to collaborate on eight Mozart tunes. A solo flute might playan excerpt from "Ah! Vous Dirai-je, Maman (Twinkle, Twinkle)," or aFrench horn intone a theme from The Marriage of Figaro. Otherchoices include "Country Dance #5," "Come Sweet May," "Der Vogelfanger"(from The Magic Flute), "March in D," "Landler," and "L&agrave;Ci Darem la Mano" (from Don Giovanni). Press the "orchestra"button and hear all the instruments play together. As the songs play,each selected instrument button flashes to the beat. The sound is notorchestral quality, but you get a fair electronic approximation of eachinstrument. Operates on three AA batteries (not included). --TamiHoriuchi ... Read more

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    fabulous for babies and toddlers
    My daughter loved this toy when she was six months old, and still loves it at 18 months. I have had no durability issues, and when I noticed the instruments playing out of sync I replaced the batteries, which solved the problem. I love that she can select different instruments to listen to, and that it exposes her to more than the usual canned electronic baby music... she now has a love for instrumental music! This is a fantastic addition to her toybox.

    Great music, but it doesn't hold my son's interest.
    I seem to be more interested in this toy than my 8 month old. There are lots of beautiful songs and the music is very high quality for an electronic toy. It's too bad my son doesn't like to play with it, because the music is so much nicer to listen to than any of his other toys!

    BEST toy we have, by far!
    This toy was given to me for my 1 yr old daugther. She is almost 2 yrs now, and she still LOVES playing with it. It is very durable, considering how much she tosses it (and that another baby played with it before they gave it to us). Also, we have only had to change the batteries once. We take it with us every where we go, and it has served us very well in the car - especially in those moments when she just doesn't want to be put in the car seat. It has been very educational as well, in that she can now identify each instrument by name and picture, and presses the appropriate button. She will keep playing the instruments over and over - and yet we don't get tired of it either. This is one of the best toys we have, by far.

    He loved it- while it lasted
    This toy gets my son's attention- and did since he got it for his first Christmas (9 months)- but unfortunately, it is NOT DURABLE. You cannot let the child actually play with the toy- if they throw it at all, it's history. And guess what- most babies throw things when they get excited. They tend to drop things, too- the toy is heavy for a small child. He loved the lights, and he loved pressing teh big buttons- the music is not too bad, either- but for the cost, you want it to be durable so the baby can play with it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best toy yet!
    My parents gave this to my daughter when she was three months old, and she seemed to like the musical sounds as we pressed the buttons. She is now eight months old, and she STILL loves it! It is her favorite toy. At 5 months, we would put it between her legs for balance while she learned to sit up, and she would make the music play. Now she's learning to crawl, and she always goes for this toy! The music is NOT annoying, and we enjoy listening to it as much as she does. We feel like she will enjoy this toy for a long time to come! ... Read more


    12. Cranium Hullabaloo Game
    list price: $24.99
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    Asin: B00008MIGQ
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Cranium
    Sales Rank: 14
    Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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    This game is sort of like Twister meets Simon Says. Lay the Hullabaloo pads around on the floor about two 'kid's feet' away from each other. The pads are different shapes and colors and have pictures and words on them. Turn on the game console and the cheerful music begins, a happy voice welcomes you to the game and then gives the simple directions you'll need to play. "Jump on a square shape," "Slide over to a red shape," "Hop to a shape with an animal on it" and so on. Then it might tell you to freeze, or to put a body part on one pad, and then a different body part on another. Then, it'll tell you that if you are on a particular pad at the end of that round, you are the winner. We found it to be fun, and easy to understand--though we did wonder how long it might hold a child's interest. --Megan Sullivan ... Read more

    Reviews (23)

    Non-Stop Fun
    I bought this for my two year old's birthday. We played it with her 5,6,11,12,& 13 year old Uncles and cousins. The older kids played it all that night and all day the next day. My two year old thought it was fun to run around on the pads, but she was able to point at her nose when they said "nose" and point at her knee when they said "knee". Even some of the adults got in on the fun. Very fun game for all ages.

    IGNORE any bad review! This is AWESOME!
    My 3 year old daughter got this game as a gift and she LOVES to play! My 7 year old also LOVES this game! It is really cute and anytime they play - someone is giggling. (...). It is a good oppotrunity to teach children about being a good winner/loser no matter who wins. That said- this game is just plain fun! I've even played this one with my kids and we all have a good time. You can't go wrong with this!

    "Winners"also means there are "losers"!
    I bought this for my two 4 1/2 year-old grandchildren. They really liked it at first until one child "won" several times in a row and the other hadn't "won" at all. The idea is basically very good, but I don't like the "winners-losers" aspect at all. It's totally inappropriate for this age, and even for older children, there is nothing they can do to "win"- it's all random. In addition, I would have liked it to be a little slower paced for pre-schoolers (more time to "skip to the square" or do a dance between games, etc.). I wouldn't buy another one or advise others to do so.

    We love this game!
    My children, ages 6 and 3, got this for Christmas and are still playing it regularly. As a mom, I really love it, too, because it's one of very few games they can set up, play and put away all by themselves (great for them, and even better if I need to get something done!).

    The battery-operated box was very easy for them to learn, and they get a kick out of the silly things it instructs them to do. Many, many thumbs up from our family! :-)

    Very Fun Toy
    My kids loved this toy. Even my 2 year old could play. It is a really great family game and changes everytime you play. Lots of fun! ... Read more


    13. Sand and Water Kingdom Table
    list price: $59.99
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    Asin: B000065CRG
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Friendly Toys
    Sales Rank: 2553
    Average Customer Review: 4.77 out of 5 stars
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    Sand & Water Fan
    Please read all reviews very carefully as most of them pertain to the "Easy Store Sand and Water Table" (which is 2 pieces). The Kingdom Table is great as it is one table with 2 areas of fun. This table provides hours of fun for the young children (and older ones as well - even me!) The plastic cover is great as it covers the entire table where the hard covers just "sit" on the box leaving room for bugs to sneak in! This is a must for those who love the beach, sand and water but not all the hassles that come with it!

    Caution: Reviews in this section apply to wrong product
    Read these reviews carefully. Some are talking about the Friendly Toys Kingdom sand and water table; others refer to a two-piece Little Tykes sand and water table that is not as well-designed.

    Regarding covers: I prefer the soft cover on the Friendly Toys Sand and Water table to the hard cover on Little Tykes sand products. The elasticized cover keeps bugs out better than the hard cover.

    Awful construction
    In theory, this is a great table and my kids like playing with it. But putting it together is nearly impossible. The two sides have to link (because the water table has only two legs) and really don't. The table has crashed on my son's feet several times. When I contacted Little Tykes, they said "Yeah, that's hard to put together." The water side needs four legs or it needs to have a metal dowel that the water side can turn around. I would NOT recommend this product unless they fix this HUGE design flaw. I'm disappointed; Little Tykes products are not usually like this.

    Great product just one small set back
    My 2 year old loves this table. It's a great size, easy to assemble, easy to clean. Be careful with the flag inserts on the corners. One time she bent down to pick up a toy next to the table and one of the flags almost poked her eye. We were lucky it just poked the side of her eye. We still use the table, just without the flags.

    too hard to hook together
    My son loves this table, but I don't love trying to hook the water part to the sand part. It always seems to come apart, and the water side goes crashing to the ground. ... Read more


    14. ATW Cargo Wagon

    Asin: B00000K1VR
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Radio Flyer
    Sales Rank: 1845
    Average Customer Review: 4.94 out of 5 stars
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    If you grew up with a Radio Flyer wagon but lost it along the way, here's your chance to own abrand new one. The body and sides are made of finished wood. Painted bright red, the stake sides simplylift out, leaving you with a natural-finish flatbed. Steel wheels with big, inflatable pneumatic tires rolleasily on pavement or rough terrain. At 33.5 inches, the extra-long handle makes turning easy. The wagonbed is 36 inches long, 15 inches wide, 9 inches high, and 21 inches from the ground to the top of thewagon. The durable-tread rubber tires are 10.5 inches in diameter and 3 inches wide. If you're lucky, yourchild might let you borrow this wonderful wagon. --Louise Carter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied
    This wagon was my second pick, but has ended up being my first choice! The wooden wagon bed stays cool even in the hot summer sun (unlike a metal bed), and the tall wooden sides keep "exploring" babies in their proper place. My son loves riding around in this wagon, and it has room enough for all of his favorite toys too. Walks are smooth and quiet (no rattling parts) and the large tires really make this wagon a pleasure to pull.

    Great Wagon for Growing Families
    We bought this wagon when we found out that we were expecting our third child. Since our oldest had just turned 2 when we found out about baby 3, we figured that we needed a way that we could safely transport three small children to and from the park, around the zoo, etc.

    This wagon has been great. We've brought it to the zoo lots of times, and it fits right into the back of the minivan once you remove the siderails. The kids absolutely love to ride in it, and are looking forward to getting the cooler and the wagon trailer.

    Wagon Canopy
    ... It looks like it cames from the horse and buggie era LOL but it covers the entire wagon definately worth it. I love this wagon but i am some what worried about the paint flaking off as i have read, but will make sure to cover the paint with car wax as told on the radio flyer site. We love this radio flyer! Its big you can fit everything in it!

    Great #29 Wagon
    I can't say enough good things about this wagon, but I also wanted comment on finding the correct wagon pad that will fit it. The pad sold through this site does not fit. You need to find the pad made specifically for Radio Flyer model #29, which I easily located through other online merchants. It is worth the effort to get the pad as it seems to make the ride much more comfortable and makes the wagon a good napping locale too.

    GREAT GREAT GREAT
    My daughter just turned 1. She got this as a present and loves it. It is a smooth ride on all types of terrain. We go to the park, the beach and around the block. There is plenty of room for all the extra stuff you want to take along. There is even enough room for a friend and their stuff too. I would recommend this wagon over the steel one to anyone. It is a quiet ride and there is no chance of rust since it is made of wood. ... Read more


    15. Tiny Love Gymini 3D Activity Gym in Black, White and Red

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    Asin: B00000J4SP
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Tiny Love
    Sales Rank: 1846
    Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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    Sometimes you just have to put down your little bundle of joy and give your arms a rest! Butwhere can you set someone who may not be able to sit upright? The Gymini 3-D Activity Gym may be theperfect answer. This award-winning portable, washable gym is easy to assemble. Simply spread the3-foot-square quilt on the floor and enjoy a vivid animal circus in red, white, and black. Slide two pliablearches into the corner sockets of the quilt, so that they cross diagonally. Clip the beads, rattles, and mirrorsinto the hole-punched arches. The dangles can be repositioned for endless variety. Babies can lie on theirbacks and stare up at the colorful dangling toys. The gym will improve babies' hand-eye coordination, andsoon they'll be reaching, stretching, kicking, pulling, and rolling--an adorable sight! To put away the gym,simply remove the arches, fold up the quilt, and tuck all the parts into a handy waterproof carrying case.--Kathryn Gustafson ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have for a new infant
    I put my infant down on this playmat from day one. I didn't really believe she'd enjoy it -- I just thought I'd try it. She loved it from day one. I also bought a Fisher Price Kick and Crawl Barn. The Gymini is far superior. The Gymini toys are soft and covered with patterns babies love. The Fisher Price toys are hard plastic. The first time my baby's hand hit that hard plastic, I put the "Barn" away. She loved the mirror on the Gymini first, and now she bats at all the toys. She's two and a half months old and we've used the Gymini EVERY DAY since she was born. It goes to grandma's house with her because she loves it so much. I also don't have to feel bad about not interacting with her when I put her down on the mat because it's such a good learning toy. Also, my friends have a 5 month old and she loves the mat too. If you're having a baby soon, do yourself a favor and get this toy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars my son loves it!
    My son loves this so much! As soon as we lay him on the mat he smiles as soon as he realizes where he is! Coincidentally, he also loves his Tiny Love crib mobile.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best investment in infant entertainment/development
    I LOVE THIS TOY AND SO DOES MY SON!! I bought this when he was 10 weeks old. At first he liked looking at the black & white patterns (he would follow me with his eyes as I carried past him). Within a couple of weeks he started getting the hang of it. He gets so excited now batting at the toys and his little legs kick with excitement. This is excellent for tummy time too (and might offer him the incentive to roll over to play with the toys overhead as it did for my guy). EXCELLENT CHOICE - WELL WORTH THE $$!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Mommy's best friend!
    I got this for a baby shower gift and it has been one of the most valuable things I received! When I originally registered for this, I thought it was overpriced, but it is well worth the money. I have a 7 week old daughter and she absolutely LOVES her gymini. She will play under this anywhere from a half hour to an hour. She loves to look at herself in the mirror and it keeps here entertained for some time. There are many places to add more toys to the gymini, too. I change them and switch them around to give her a little variety. The only complaint I have about this is that the musical toy does not work at all. I think I must have gotten a defective one, but my daughter still loves to look at it. This is great for little ones who are not able to do a whole lot yet... keeps them very entertained.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth Every Penny.....
    This was a baby shower gift off of my registry. I put it on my registry because of all the awards it got, etc.... I can honestly say that this was one of the best toys. This toy was my son's favorite toy until he was 10 months old...even at that age he still liked it but I had to put it away because he was trying to pick it up and bend it. When my son was around 3 or 4 months old he would sometimes lay on this for an hour at a time...this toy helped him learn to roll over and how to grab for objects....This is a must! ... Read more


    16. Nintendo DS Bundle with Spider-Man 2 and Pro Gamer's Kit
    list price: $219.99
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    Asin: B0006VHV8C
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 1899
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    In a surprising number of ways, the Nintendo DS is quite unlike any video game system that's come before. First, there's the two screens, one above and one below. The idea might seem like a gimmick -- the screens are far enough apart that you won't be able to see them as one long screen -- but the format works in a complementary way. Depending on the game, the DS serves action in one screen and details, maps, stats, or alternate views in the other. Switching your eyes between screens takes a little getting used to, but quickly becomes automatic, like checking a rear-view mirror while driving. Both screens are back-lit and a little larger than that of the Game Boy Advance SP, so they'll be easy to see in most conditions.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    Players can control games using the touch-sensitive bottom screen of the DS.
    The bottom screen also functions as a PDA-style touchpad. It comes with a small stylus, as well as a stylus that attaches to your thumb. This touch screen might be both the best and worst feature of the DS. One one hand, it brings the freedom of PC-style mouse control into gaming, but using it also tends to block what's going on in that screen. For example, while playing the Metroid Prime: Hunters, you could use the left thumb pad to move, the left shoulder button to fire, and the touch screen to look and jump. As you track foes on the bottom-screen map, however, your view will be partially obscured by your own right thumb.

    The good news is that Nintendo has stressed a lot of comfort options, both in the operating system and in their games. Want to play Metroid without the touch-pad? Select a different control scheme in the game's option menu, which also includes configurations for lefties. You can even customize your DS to automatically play the inserted title or to start with the main menu, choose which screen to display your GBA games, to add a nickname for wireless play, and more.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    Up to 16 players can connect wirelessly within a 100-foot radius.
    That's right, the DS is wireless-enabled. Say good-bye to that daisy-chain of network cables that was previously necessary for portable multiplayer gaming. Nintendo's proprietary wireless format has a radius rated at 30 to 100 feet depending on environmental interference with its signal. Surely, it's more than enough for friends to game from one end of the bus to the other. We experimented in a small, nearly empty parking lot and got great reception at the upper end of that rating. The DS network can handle up to 16 users, though you can expect the maximum number of players to vary from game to game.

    Also, unlike all but the earliest video game systems, the DS comes with a built-in application. It's called PictoChat, and it allows people to write and draw pictures in a chat-room format. Since it's built in to the DS operating system, you'll always be able to interact with other DS users.

    Nintendo DS used with a stylus
    The built-in program PictoChat lets you write and draw with others.
    But not all is new; Nintendo has re-invested some favorite features of older platforms into the DS. It's backward compatible to the Game Boy Advance, which means that older Game Boy and Game Boy Color games won't work in this machine but GBA games will run fine (sadly, the wireless feature doesn't extend to GBA games). Like the GBA SP, the DS is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides approximately 10 hours of play on a four-hour charge. Old timers might recognize the A/B/X/Y face buttons from the Super Nintendo controller, though they're not in the same positions. The standard headphone jack and wide-body comfort of the first GBA model is back, coupled this time with the SP's screen-saving clamshell design. In terms of its ability to display graphics and sound, the DS is a little better -- and a whole lot smaller -- than the Nintendo 64.

    Overall, the Nintendo DS represents a rather large leap in portable gaming. With some mystery shrouding the future abilities of its internal microphone (voice recognition) and its IEEE 802.11 wireless network, the DS may have left some surprises up its sleeve. --Porter B. Hall

    Pros:

    • Great design marries innovative new features with great features of old systems and lots of customizable options
    • Wireless up to 100 feet
    • Built-in PictoChat lets you write and draw pictures with up to 15 other DS users

    Cons:

    • Sometimes hard to see and use the touch screen at the same time
    • Wireless multiplayer feature won't work with GBA games
    • Can't connect to other wireless devices...yet
    ... Read more

    17. Power Wheels Harley-Davidson Little Rider

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    Asin: B00004SCIR
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Fisher-Price
    Sales Rank: 970
    Average Customer Review: 4.52 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    Looks like you could ride all the way to the famed Milwaukee Harley factory and back on this toddler hog. Buttons on the frontproduce authentic rev-and-rumble, while another button (near the righthand grip) provides a single forward speed from the rechargeable 6-voltbattery. "Harley Davidson" flame decals decorate the sides, and the20-inch-wide rearend gives plenty of stability. Appropriate for a smallchild and a big flat area. --Richard Farr ... Read more

    Reviews (25)

    4-0 out of 5 stars My son is a motorcycle man!
    My son recently got this for his third birthday. I chose this one compaired to the full size Power Wheels Harley cause he is small for his age, and also cause of the difference in cost. He really likes it a lot. It's versatile enough to ride around in the house, and since it's getting cooler, that is great for us. He is really proud of it and it is so durable I can resell it when it's time to purchase a larger Power Wheels.

    harleydavidson
    I am looking for a battery for a Harley Davidson I bought 2 years ago for my grandson. It has 6v 4-0 on it.run no-3070mv.It is blue. Yours looks like it is a cream colored one. I cannot find one anywhere I am wondering if the 6 volt for your harley davidson would work on this on of mine. also I bought a Lil Honda at the same time Cannot find a battery for it. It is a small black one. 6v number on it is 2-30096WM-A. The name on the Lil Honda is Tek Nek Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Christine Mooney

    THIS IS AWESOME
    We purchased this Harley for our son for Christmas. He is only 14 months old (started walking at 10 months, so he is mobile). He loves it. It took a week or so for him to figure out how to hold the "go" button down (he could only press it over and over before), and he is learning how to steer, but he giggles endlessly when it starts moving. I think it is starting him early on the hand/eye coordination. It is the perfect size for him and I am sure he will get a good 2 years out of it. You can't beat the price, either!

    Great lil Harley
    This is a great toy that teaches little ones to: stop/go, eye & hand cordination, etc.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Vroom-vroom
    My 18 month old got this wonderful motorized bike as a gift. Initially, he was a little apprehensive about riding it but liked the buttons and the noise it made. It didn't take long for him to not be afraid of it and now loves it. Even though this is on the heavy side, this is a wonderful toy. I think it's geared more toward older toddlers and small children. ... Read more


    18. Kiddio Supertrike 4

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    Asin: B00005KBVE
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Kettler International
    Sales Rank: 1050
    Average Customer Review: 4.36 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (33)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Many of the Features of the Costlier Versions
    I purchased the Supertrike 4 after seeing the top-of-the-line Kiddio trikes at the mall. I was impressd by the features, but the cost was a little high. I am very happy with the combination of features and value offered by the Supertrike 4. The seat, inflatable rubber tires, "dump truck" bed, and hand brake are identical to the higher end Kiddio trikes. The design is not as "tank-like", but it looks to me that the Super Trike 4 is very strong, and actually will be a bit lighter than the higher end versions. The grey/blue/yellow color scheme is a little less vibrant.

    I was also happy that the push bar comes included with the price of the trike, not as a separate purchase. The bar works well. My daughter is a tall 2 1/2 year old, and in the shortest seat position (there are two), the trike is just a bit too long, so there is plenty of room to grow. The rubber tires are smooth and quiet on my driveway, and I even pushed her around the grass. The steering is limited so the front tire can't rotate too much and cause a tip hazard. The trike seems very stable. Unlike the more expensive versions, the front wheel cannot free wheel, so your child always has to pedal, or take their feet off the pedals.

    Tools are provided for assembly, which took me about 45 minutes. The directions are fairly clear. Hopefully this will save people some time: The seat has a 3-point safety harness, and the procedure is to screw the harness to the seat. The assembly instructions show holes in the harness straps and seat. They don't exist. Little indents in the plastic seats indicate where you should put the screws. It turns out you can just screw right through the nylon strap with no problem, so you don't need the holes in the strap. The plastic of the seat gives and then forms a tight fit with the screw. So you don't need the holes there either. It took me a few minutes to stop looking for the holes and just try it.

    Overall my daughter seems very happy with the Supertrike 4, it seems well-built, and I am happy with the features for the price.

    Don't worry
    I'm not calling anyone a liar or anything but I have this trike and it is next to freaking impossible to "get your foot stuck between the pedal and the wheel". Also you have to be an idiot to not be able to put this thing together. The trike ships in basically four pieces. With a ratchet you can put it together in 15 minutes no problem. Best value of all the Kettler trikes. Inflatable tires a huge difference. If you need the coaster wheel pay double to get a "real" Kettler model. Other than that this one is close to perfect

    disappointed
    I was in the market for a tricycle for my daughter's 2nd b-day.
    I was going to buy a Radio Flyer, but the one I was looking at got bad reviews. So I found this Kiddio, had wonderful reviews!
    Bought it, received it, put it together by myself (2 hrs). It was by far the hardest thing I ever put together!:( Next bike I buy will already be operational!! that's for sure!!
    When my daughter and I tested it out, she was steering, so I COULDN'T!!! Not Good!! and we all of a sudden came to a dead stop, her foot was stuck between the wheel and pedal!! She wasn't hurt.:)
    !!!!VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!

    great bike for my son who has autism
    We were looking for a bike for my younger son as he wanted to get on his elder brothers bike, so we thought he is ready for a bike and took him to toysrus there he just went and sat on this bike,and ever since we bought it home he loves it very much, he gets on the bike and asks me to take him out for ride in the evenings, this is a good sized one as my son is 2and1/2yr old is 42in and weighs around 38lbs, and as i said he is diagonised with ASD(autism spectrum disorder) so he wont stay in one place and wants to wander all around, but the belt on the bike helps him to stay in seat.
    The only thing i didnt get is how to use the brakes on the bike other wise its really good one though bit pricey.

    Great bike!
    We just bought this bike for our two year-old. He was aprehensive about the pedals at first, but now he says "wheeee" as his feet go around and around. He's a little short at this time, but he will grow into it. I love the handle as it is easy to push and steer. It was worth the money. ... Read more


    19. Up & Down Roller Coaster Ride-on
    list price: $99.99
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    Asin: B00005KBVD
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Step2
    Sales Rank: 854
    Average Customer Review: 4.98 out of 5 stars
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    It may not feature any loop-de-loops or terrifying hairpin turns, butpreschoolers will likely find this 10-foot-long roller coaster every bit asthrilling as grownups find the amusement park version. Molded in brightlycolored plastic, it's built for years of wear in either the backyard or theplayroom. The set's components fit together to form a downhill ride with anothersmaller hill about halfway through. What we loved most about this set is thefact that the individual parts are just as much fun as the fully assembled kit.The car, bright yellow with a sturdy handle, could just as easily be used aroundthe house if the child is too young for the coaster. And the ramp system isplenty of fun to roll cars, balls, or anything else. Perhaps our tiny toy testersaid it best: "Wheee!" --John Moe ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Hours of Fun for your Little One!
    The Step 2 Up and Down Roller Coaster is a great toy, and yes, is hours of fun. The first day we brought ours home, our 14 month old had taught herself to climb the steps, hang onto the handle bars, and push herself off to get the coaster to move. The steps are easy for a little child to climb, and even if they fall, it's a VERY short distance, I sincerely doubt a child could get hurt on this. Our little one is now 17 months old, and the fun factor has not worn off. She now can push the coaster back to the top of the ramp, to go for another ride.....she's very independant, and this toy has been perfect for her. I think it's helped her and her urge to do everything on her own, and since it's an easy toy for children to crawl on, play with, they CAN do it on their own! Durable, easy to assemble, it maybe took us all of 5 minutes to get it together, and it moves easily. Washable, and our dogs have put the coaster and track to the torture test, too....you cannot hurt this toy! Highly suggest buying this. Plus, when she outgrows it, I know it'll hold up a long time, to be passed on to another child. Also, the coaster car can be ridden off of the coaster track, making it double as a great first "bike". We often see our little one riding it around the yard!

    5-0 out of 5 stars great investment
    we bought this for our sons 2 year birthday. we had it out at his party and all of the kids loved it. it is a safe toy that kids of all ages can have fun with.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    This toy was given to my then 2 year old daughter for her birthday. she just turned 5 and still loves it. To make things even more enjoyable, her older sister and brother love it. They are now 9 and 6 1/2 and still love to play with it. I took a ride on it and I loved it. They also have taken their silly pins and put them at the end and rolled the ball. They call the game rock and roll bowling. You can put it together in a "snap" and can easily be taken apart and stored.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fun toy
    My 2 year old got this for his Bday. I wasn't too sure about it at first because it is so big and the steps seemed like they could be dangerous. I was completely wrong! It may be big, but it is perfectly safe. He and the neighbor kid love to ride this and then enjoy pushing it up the ramp. They also like to send other toys down the ramp! I see this as a toy that is going to last many years!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
    Bought this for my oldest daughter when she was 27 months old. She loved it. My one year old didn't show much interest. But, just three months later, she loves it too! It's durable, easy to assemble and your kids will learn how to push the car back to the top. Too much fun! ... Read more


    20. Explorer Globe

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    Asin: B00005BYPA
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: LeapFrog
    Sales Rank: 84
    Average Customer Review: 4.79 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    This award-winning globe could help children become A+ geographystudents. The Explorer Globe II is jam-packed with hundreds of facts, trivia,and useful scholastic information about every aspect of the geographical world.It electronically verbalizes everything from area population, capitolcity/country, state/province, large bodies of water, currencies, high points,distance, and more. Other remarkable features make the Explorer an even moreuseful reference tool. It has a world clock that, once set from your home area,will tell the time in every other part of the world. And any country can beselected to hear a sample its national music (yes, Tahiti does have a nationalanthem). The globe sits on a sturdy base, which features a dashboard full ofinteractive functions and an attached soft-tipped stylus. This stylus is the keyinstrument: use it to touch virtually any point on the surface of the globe toretrieve information. --Diane Beall ... Read more

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    Best present my kids ever got
    I'm not one for electronic toys, normally. But this globe is terrific. The second day after she received it, my 6-year-old had learned all the continents and oceans, and could find each of them within two or three seconds after the globe called them out. She's working on countries now. Her first-grade class had to make a collection of 100 items of their choice. She chose to collect 100 country names, which she patiently copied from the globe while listening to music snippets and basic facts about each one. Last month, we read that geologists believe India was once a seperate island, which eventually crashed into mainland Asia. I asked her what mountain range was made during that crash, and she barely paused before answering the Himilayas. And what's the biggest mountain in the Himilayas? Mt. Everest.

    But the best part is when the kids go to bed. Then I get to challenge my wife to Eureka, to see who can find the most countries, cities and continents as they are called out randomly by the globe. She always wins. But I'm improving, and one of these days....

    My only complaint (like many of the other reviewers) is that the globe started malfunctioning after several months. In our case, the sensors must have shifted inside the globe so that instead of giving you information for the country you select, it tells you about it's neighbor 2 inches to the left. But the company will replace the globe for free...I just had to ship it back to them at my own cost (no big deal). Many people complain about the Stylus failing. But a replacement stylus is pretty cheap. And if you play with it as much as we do, you can't expect it to last forever, can you?

    Pity!! Good toy that doesn't last
    This interactive globe is really good at introducing geography to the kids. It's a real pity that the pointer's touch system becomes insensitive after regular use. Toy lasted less than 3 months.

    Fun but broke after a few months
    Defintely a great concept but the touch pen quit working after about half a year. Now its just a plain globe. Ratings are based on function level after it quit working, since I found many similar sotries on the web. Sad the quality is so LOW. It would be all 5s otherwise

    Be Careful Before you Spend Your $100
    It's frustrating really. We purchased an explorer globe for our son who loved to play the states game in the Lap Pad book. We used it a total of 4 times in 6 months because once we got it we realized it wasn't quite at his level, (he was just 5). We put it up and when a friend came over whom was interested in purchasing one for her son, I let her try it out. It turned on just fine, but the pen would not work. I changed the batteries but with no luck. It worked randomly for a few times after that but it no longer works at all. We have had it for only a year and it has been used no more then 10 times. Leap Frog only warrants their products for 3 months. Our 3 months were up and their was nothing we could do about. We spent $100 on what was supposed to be a great, long term educational product, unfortunately not even the company that makes it can back it up. Their goes another $100 wasted on this company. We're done spending money on their products. Note: Watch out for Leapster and Leap Pad products as well.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very educational and fun
    I have a son, and he loves it. He always points to different parts of the globe, and I create stories for him. Its a joy to watch him grow and learn, and this toy has helped him do that. ... Read more


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