Category: Toys

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ZURU MINI TOYS

Mini Toys are a newer line ZURU created after its Mini Brands line became wildly popular. Mini Brands are miniature versions of household products and food products. After social media influencers started posting their Mini Brands reveals, kids AND adults began collecting these ZURU products. In fact, ZURU has a collectible guide included in each Mini Brands ball, letting the consumer know if any of their products are “rare,” and thus worth something. ZURU has several lines, including grocery products (Mini Brands), Mini Toys, the Unicorn Squad, the Dino Strike, Monster Trucks, and so on. A white ball houses the...

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Kinder Surprise

Kinder Surprise (also known as Kinder Egg or Kinder Surprise Egg) consists of a milk chocolate egg surrounding a yellow plastic capsule with a small toy inside. Made by the Italian company Ferrero since 1974, Kinder Surprise was originally created with children in mind, replicating an Italian Easter family tradition in which adults give children large chocolate eggs with toys inside. However, Kinder Surprise toys have become collectible for adults as well. Collectors often try to acquire all toys within a themed set. Some even share their egg openings on social media, or create their own toys and re-wrap them in Kinder Surprise packaging.  Over 100 new toys are...

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Review of Lego Creator Expert Sets

Lego Creator Expert kits are generally for 16+.  They usually consist of several thousand pieces and require a level of skill and the ability to follow instructions. Creator Expert sets range from vehicles to modular buildings and houses to landmarks to seasonal sets. Recently, Lego retired the Creator Expert series. However, this appears to be more of a rebranding, with the more challenging sets carrying the “18+” label. For now, Lego does not seem to have a collective name for its new “18+” label. In this post, I will discuss the Creator Expert sets I made. They fall into two...

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Lego Minifigures

What is a Minifigure? A Lego Minifigure, or “minifig,” is a small posable figure of a person, animal, or being (like an alien). Most minifigs have rotating arms, legs, hands, and feet. They can represent ordinary to famous people. While Lego building sets often include minifigs, you can also buy individual minifigs.  Both children and adults collect Lego Minifigures.  They are customizable by taking parts from different minifigs and mixing and matching the parts with other minifigs.  History of Lego Minifigures Protype In the 1960s and early 1970s, the Lego Group focused on model building – houses, cars, trains.  However,...