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As a lover of all things toys, we have a special place in our hearts for those larger than life, crazy toy creations that make us stop and say, “Whoa!” Take a look at our favorites and be amazed by what toys can do, create, or lead to when at the hands of inventive kids, and adults!

Tetron Zibit

Worthy of the Robot Hall of Fame?

Tweet Have you seen our newest robot toys, the Zibits? They come to Growing Tree Toys straight from the planet Z-7. What’s so cool about Tetron (pictured), Cozmo, Torrant, and the rest of the Zibit crew? They all are just over 2″ tall! All controlled by a small joystick, they can drive forward, turn 360 [...]

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Cute Kids Enjoy a Day with Thomas

Tweet With our Day Out With Thomas™ post yesterday, we wanted to see more with the train in action! What better perspective than that of a family? Here is a well-done video from YouTube user “saltybagel,” starring two very cute (and as noted in the comments, well-behaved!) children. Listen closely and the baby even says, [...]

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Thomas: Leader of the Track!

Tweet Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends are characters that have stayed popular (if not become more popular!) with girls and boys today. So, how amazing would a bigger-than-life Thomas, Sir Topham Hatt and a full slate of Thomas-related activities be to a child? For the 16th year in 2011, Day Out With [...]

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The World’s Most Expensive Toy

Tweet An extra-special, Christmas-themed toy stole the headlines earlier this summer. At the James D. Julia Toy, Doll and Advertising auction in July, the “rarest and most important of all early American tin toys” was sold, and at $161,000, became the world’s most expensive toy. The Althof Bergmann Santa Sleigh features Kris Kringle himself and [...]

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Domino Rally!

Tweet Despite the sheer inability to keep a steady hand, setting up a Domino Rally was one of my favorite things to do growing up. I never managed to construct anything like the following videos, but it was always a fun experience — even though it almost always ended abruptly with an unexpected earthquake (also [...]

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Juggling Like You’ve Never Seen It Before!

Tweet I’ve always enjoyed watching those “other sports” on TV, like World’s Strongest Man, billiards, and darts. It’s neat that certain sports and competitions, such as the Spelling Bee and Sportsmen competitions have become more mainstream. Though it’s been a few years since I’ve caught it on television, my favorite of all these sports has [...]

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