Part of a completely eco friendly line of toys from Ecotronic, the Mr. Robot Head toy, $32.99, is based on the “Operation” style challenge of moving a metal ring along the twisty, turny metal wire without letting the two metals touch. If the user touches the wire with the metal loop, Mr. Robot Head will buzz and flash, letting you know you are going to have to try again. The coolest part? This toy is completely eco friendly and does not require any batteries. To charge the toy, turn the hand crank in the back of his head and keep the fun going indefinitely.
For some reason board games carry a bit of a stigma among the younger crowd. Try having a party, pull out a board game, and have a tween NOT roll their eyes at you. With this in mind the EA and Hasbro company has taken the classic board game experience to a new level with Wii Family Game Night 2. It’s actually pretty fun. Especially for kids. Games included are Bop it, Operation, Pictureka, Jenga, and Connect 4. There is also the “Family Game Show” that lets the family compete with quick short versions of all of the games.