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Squizits

Squizits

Developed in collaboration with a child with OCD and ADHD, Lavinia Chu’s Squizits collection provides children with calming and attention-focusing handheld gadgets. Adult version please?

The Smurfs (Trailer)

The Smurfs (Trailer)

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world smack dab into the middle of Central Park in Raja Gosnell’s live action-CGI The Smurfs.

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Kid History

Kid History

When kids do the storytelling, some tales get better with time. This retelling of a family story by the younger members of the family (and acted out by the older ones) is a great example. (Thanks Kara!)

Asian Kid Lipdub

Asian Kid Lipdub

If, after you watch this entertaining video of an awesome Asian kid’s lipdubbing (and his equally hilarious sibling behind him), you’re grinning and your faith in mankind is renewed, you’re welcome.

Pat The Zombie

Pat The Zombie

Grownup fans of the Pat the Bunny touch and feel book will enjoy Pat the Zombie; the new version has eight revoltingly re-imagined activities, like searching the remains and gutting the zombie.

XYZ Blocks

XYZ Blocks

A is for Apple, B is for Boring, Z is for ZZZ, right? Not with Fred’s refreshing XYZ Blocks. Brilliantly illustrated by Christian Northeast, they offer all the traditional play value, with bonus chuckles.

Muppet Balloon Animals

Muppet Balloon Animals

We’re loving this Muppet balloon animal collection from the Black Cat Balloon Company; whoever has these friends at their birthday party will no doubt be the coolest kid in school. (Thanks John!)

Kids and Retro Tech

Kids and Retro Tech

Researcher Jean-Christophe Laurence took a bunch of vintage gadgets and tech stuff from the 1980s and 1990s and showed them to today’s kids, then asked them to figure them out.

Star Wars Alphabet

Star Wars Alphabet

When artist Brandon Peat found out his wife was expecting, they decided to illustrate an charming alphabet of Star Wars characters for the nursery, choosing most characters from the Original Trilogy.

8-Year Old B-Boy

8-Year Old B-Boy

8 year-old Anjelo “Lil Demon” Baligad can dance. In fact, he was good enough to smoke his adult competition at this breakdancing contest. His foe is actually pretty decent, but he’ll never live it down.

Pee-Wee on Broadway

Pee-Wee on Broadway

A great collection of the Playhouse puppets created by Swazzle, Alex in Wonderland and the Chiodo Brothers for Pee-Wee Herman’s Live stage show, coming to Broadway in October. (Thanks Sean!)

Mad Scientist Alphabet Blocks

Mad Scientist Alphabet Blocks

The Young Mad Scientist’s First Alphabet Blocks will teach your little one the basics on their way to be the next Dr. Emmett Brown. Look at what K stands for if you doubt this product’s nerd cred.

Comic: Axe Cop

Comic: Axe Cop

Axe Cop is our new favorite web comic: written by Ethan Nicolle and his 5-year old son Malachai, it includes unicorn babies, one-eyed robots, avocado soldiers, and a man-eating snowman.

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The Roddler

The Roddler

They grow up so fast (and furious): The Roddler brings hot-rod styling to tiny tots with a billet-machined aluminum stroller, carbon vinyl leatherette upholstery, fenders, and chrome grips.

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt

Simultaneously realizing every little boy’s dream and low earth orbit is no small task for a 3rd grader; this Accidental Astronaut t-shirt is a coin-op ride’s version of the Konami code.

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

Beelzebub has an Animal put on drums for me. The Muppets turn in an epic, monstrosity-filled ensemble rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody, complete with all the flourishes of Queen’s 1975 rock opera classic.

Trailer: Train Your Dragon

Trailer: Train Your Dragon

In theaters 3/26/10, Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon is every child (and child at heart’s) dream come true: it features Vikings, misunderstood lizards, and all-you-can-eat sheep.

Create Your Own Comic

Create Your Own Comic

Your inner caped crusader won’t want to miss Marvel’s Create Your Own Comic: make and print up to a 22-page comic book with dozens of characters, backgrounds and layouts.

Uruguay x OLPC

Uruguay x OLPC

Massive props to Uruguay for coming the closest to fulfilling One Laptop Per Child’s vision: all Uruguayan children attending state primary school will receive an XO model OLPC.

Zombie Mobiles

Zombie Mobiles

It’s never too young to prepare for a living dead apocalypse: these Zombie Mobiles by Salty and Sweet include Braaains, Six Feet Over, and even a Left 4 Dead inspired mobile.

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Halo x Power Wheels

Halo x Power Wheels

Using a Power Wheels truck, flux83 puts other dads to shame with a Warthog conversion for his kid; it’ll seat up to two mini-Spartans and includes a Vulcan made out of PVC pipes.

Gyrowheel

Gyrowheel

It’s a bit out of our age range, but the Gyrowheel is a front-mounted 21st century training wheel for mini geeks; battery powered, it uses precession to stabilize the bicycle.

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