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December 23rd, 2008 by Stinkhead


If you click below, you can see all of the gift guides together on one page, AND listen to the most recent Magic 106.5 call-in where I discuss some late minute deals.

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December 23rd, 2008 by Stinkhead



Here is the third installment in my 2008 Video Gift Guide. This one is for girls ages 5-12.
You can see my other podcasts: Boys ages 5-12, and Toddlers ages 0-5

You can see more photos in our image gallery Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony – Ponyville

I don’t do girl reviews too often, so enjoy it while you can. If your company manufactures girls toys, or you would like to recommend some toys for girls, please contact me, or leave a comment below.


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December 20th, 2008 by Stinkhead



Here is our video gift guide part II, for parents of children ages 0-5 years old. We cover Elmo Live, Kota the Triceratops, Clipo Blocks, Goosie Cards, Playmobil 1-2-3 and more. It’s not too late to find most of these in stores, and if you’re reading this after the holiday shopping season, there are some great ideas in here for birthdays and new parents.

Click below for links to previous podcasts and articles referenced in this video:
Video Gift Guide: Boys ages 5-12

Clipo Blocks video review

All of our Playmobil Coverage

Goosie Cards review. Visit their web site GoosieCards.com

Busy Ball-Tivity Set video review

Follow Me Fred video review

Magic Mozart Music cube

Chime Garden

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December 12th, 2008 by Stinkhead


I recently got a sample of Goosie Cards to check out, and I’m hooked. They’re oversized flash cards for small children. They’re perfect for special needs kids (teach things like colors and shapes with pictures of their own stuff) but are also a big hit with kids learning to read. You can either order a set from their pre-populated collections (trucks, shapes, colors) or upload your own photos and add captions. You can do family members, numbers, emotions, anything you want! I love personalized stuff, and any opportunity to my artwork on something safe for the kid is a plus for me.

Here’s the kicker… the quality. These are professionally made, the thick cardstock is coated in a slick durable plastic, making them perfect for little tiny (and often sticky) fingers. They’ll stand up to abuse, and can be wiped clean pretty easily.
I also found the upload process pretty painless. At first I was uploading images that were too small, but just as long as they’re about 600 pixels wide (or larger) you’re fine. It takes about 3 days to get the finished cards back in your hands. CLICK BELOW FOR A COUPON CODE FOR FREE SHIPPING
I’m a photographer and graphic designer, so this is a perfect way to make toys for my 16 month old son to play with. I got to josh around about these cards with Jack Logar from Magic 106.5 yesterday morning. Click below to listen. And then visit Goosie Cards to simply browse the process, or go ahead and sign up and get your own set started now.
I’ll show off the ones I ordered of my own photos in our video gift guide.
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December 12th, 2008 by Stinkhead


This is terrible news. Their prices were usually ridiculous, but they were the only toy store at the mall. You will be missed.

But as someone pointed out, why not use their crazy 50% – 70% off sales to give a little bit more to Toys for Tots?

KB Toys.com


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