Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Friday, November 17, 2017

Pass Back

Even though professional football is going through a somewhat turbulent phase at the moment, it is still popular with fans.

Young boys (and some girls) dream of becoming professional football players.

The key to success?  Practice, practice, practice!

And nothing is more important to practice than throwing and handling the football itself.

While playing with neighborhood kids or friends or on the practice field with teammates are ideal scenarios for practicing throws and catches, other people aren’t always around to play.

That’s why the Passback Sports’ ‘Passback’ football is so vital.

Different sizes for different age groups are available but they all have one thing in common.  Throw them at a wall and they rebound back to you!

Practice throws, repetitions, catches and even mix it up with friends.

Made of high-quality and durable materials the Fastpass football is the perfect way to practice and improve your football skills even when you’re by yourself.

Unwrap it, pump in some air and you’re ready to go!

This is one football you don’t want to ‘pass’ up.

Letter Block and Alphabet Acorns Activity Set

One of the most important things a young child needs to learn is the alphabet.

But, let’s face it, repetition and memorizing can be boring and challenging for children.

When I was small I found the whole letter thing tedious and boring.  I wanted some action!  Some excitement!  I needed to mix things up a bit.

Learning needs to be fun and challenging.

Learning Resources knows that kids crave excitement and most of all fun. 

That’s why Learning Resources created two new ways to learn the alphabet that are fun, develop color identification, fine motor skills and letter recognition of letters, both upper and lower case.

For ages two and up there’s ‘Letter Blocks’.  Thirty six colorful letter blocks (some duplicates for spelling) come in the set, along with a storage bag.

Kids can stack them; use their hollow backs to stamp them in clay, cut out shapes and even spell.  Kids learn as they play!

For children three years old and older Learning Resources adds even more excitement learning about the alphabet.

The ‘Alphabet Acorns Activity Set’ not only teaches kids about the alphabet but also how to tell the difference between upper and lower cases.

Each acorn represents a separate letter in different colors.  On the outside of the brown acorns, with color tops, are printed upper case letters, pop the acorns' tops open and lower case letters appear on the underside of the acorns' tops.

To reinforce the letter designated a small object is inside each acorn coinciding with the acorn letters.

For example: A=apple, E=elephant, T=train and so forth.

Twenty six two-piece acorns, 26 color-coded figures and an activity guide are included.

Stack them, play hide and seek, build words (literally) and explore.

Both letter sets come packaged in heavy-duty and colorful cardboard boxes with flip-open secure lids and clear plastic viewing panels.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Spirit Warriors and Kaiba’s Collector Box

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game goodies just keep on coming from Konami.   

What better way to celebrated the upcoming holidays (and they make great gifts) than a rousing game of Yu-Gi-Oh!?

The Thanksgiving turkey and Santa Claus better hold onto their stuffing and sleigh as Yu-Gi-Oh! piles on the gaming fun!

Here’s what to expect.

Spirit Warriors Booster 5-Pack

Includes members/support for the "Six Samurai" archetype.
Introduces the "Magical Musket" and "The Weather" archetypes to the TCG.

The set contains 60 cards:

20 Secret Rares
40 Super Rares

Kaiba's Collector Box

1 Starter Deck: Kaiba Reloaded
3 Duelist Pack: Yugi Booster Packs
3 Duelist Pack: Kaiba Booster Packs
1 Ultra Rare "Blue-Eyes White Dragon"
1 Case Topper "Blue-Eyes White Dragon"

So what are you waiting for?  Rush out and get your holiday YGO today before they are all gone!

My Little Veterinarian Kit

When I received the promo for Little Medical School’s ‘My Little Veterinarian Kit’ I was immediately intrigued.

My daughter works at a Veterinarian office.  Part of her duties is to prepare pets for examination, book work, surgery assistance, grooming and general pet care.  She is very good at her job and loves what she does.

Recently she gave birth to a little boy and if I know my daughter as well as I think I do then she plans on passing on her love of animals to her son-perhaps encouraging him to enter the veterinarian profession when he gets older.

What better way to stoke a child’s interest in the Veterinarian field than by introducing them to My Little Veterinarian Kit?

Shaped like a doctor’s medical bag the kit contains everything that a child needs to examine a pet or animal--from the tip of their nose to the end of their tail.

Just look at what you get:

Little Medical School White Coat
Student Doctor ID Badge
Adoption Certificate
Tape Measure
Pet Assessment Form
Modeling Dough
Dog Bone Cookie Cutter
Recipe Card
Tick Removal Stickers
Plastic Bag

There’s even a Plush Dog with Bandana to practice on!

Every item and form is just like the kinds you see in a Veterinarian’s office.  No skimping on quality.  The Medical Coat is an exact miniature version of the real thing. 

Forms are perfect duplicates of those used by Veterinarians and each and every object is an exact match for its grown-up counterpart.

The heavy-gauge cardboard box the contents come in has an easy to uses flip-cover with Velcro strips to keep it securely shut.

The kit is top-notch and allows a child to pretend to be a Veterinarian.