I know, it is still only April, but before you know it, Father’s Day will be here. Every year I say I am going to get my Dad a really fun Father’s Day gift – but then I run out of time and just get him another tie. Not this year. I am on a question to find the Ultimate father’s day gift and do it in plenty of time.
Looking for the Best Father’s Day Gift Guides
Like any good quest, I started with Google. I was most interested in current and father’s day gift guides, so I did a search for Father’s day gift ideas for 2012. It took a little digging, but I finally found a few gift guides with some great ideas.
The DadDoes.Com Father’s Day Gift Guide
One of my favorite guides was the DadDoes.Com Father’s Day Gift Guide 2012. What I really like was that it was all about fun gifts! In fact, they say “absolutely no ties allowed!”
I am going to make a purchase for my Dad by May 15th – no kidding around this year, it will be a FUN father’s day!
It may only be April, but already the toy companies are already trying to get their toys for the 2012 holiday in front of influential people. The race is on to try to have the hot toy for 2012. To help consumers sort through the hype, DadDoes.Com – a product review blog, attended Toy Fair 2012 in search of the best toys for 2012.
What Will be The Top Toys for 2012?
Dad Does had the opportunity to see many of the new toys that will come out for Fall 2012. One major trend is the connection of iPads and iPhone to toys. More and more toys and games are bringing apps, tablets and phones into the mix. One of the more interesting toys at Toy Fair was the Nerf Laser Tag game which incorporates your iPhone. By using your phone, it turns the game into an augmented reality game that kids will love.
The other trends were battling toys. Everything from Pokemon, Bakugan, Beyblades and Monsuno were on display at the show. Here is a great video of the monsuno toys. Not to be out done, here is a video of the new Beyblade XTS Stealth Battlers…
What kid does not love robots? How about a robot you can program to move, talk and record sounds? The Recon 6.0 Programmable Rover is a new toy robot from SmartLab toys that allows kids to learn and play. The Rover is completely sell contained – no computer is necessary. We wanted to learn more about the Recon Rover so we went straight to DadDoes.Com to read the full review of the Recon Rover Toy Robot.
The Recon Rover Makes Learning About Math Fun
Some toys teach. Some toys are fun. It is rare to find a toy that teaches and is fun, but this is exactly the case with the Recon Rover. The Rover teaches children about math, logic and mapping skills. The great part is, kids are having so much fun sending their Rover on missions, they have no idea they are learning.
Here is a great video review of the Recon Rover from DadDoes.Com . The video gives a good flavor of how you program and play with the Recon Rover. It is a little pricey at $69.95, but it does look like a ton of fun!
Monsuno toys were just launched in March 2012, but they have already become a very hot toy. A quick scan on Amazon.Com shows Monsuno toys selling for above retail prices, a sure sign that a frenzy is under way.
What in The World are Monsuno Toys?
Monsuno is new animated series on Nick Toons. In Monsuno you have good guys, bad guys, the government and Monsuno monsters. The key element to Monsuno are the cores. By spinning the cores, the Monsuno monster comes out. In this sense it is very much like Bakugan or Pokemon.
Monsuno toys are a new line of spinning toys by Jakks Pacific. The Monsuno toys were just released at the Toy Fair 2012. Here is a video of the monsuno toys that DadDoes.Com shot at the Toy Fair.
Kids will love all the collectible elements to the Monsuno toys. Parents on the other hand may not love having to buy more and more Monsuno toys for their kids.
The Nitto Motivo tires are new all season tires by Nitto. To test out the tires, DadDoes.Com got a chance to test drive the Motivo tires on a Jaguar. The test had a wet track and a dry track component.
In the Nitto Motivo Tire Review, DadDoes.com found the Motivo tires to be responsive, quiet and fun! In coming weeks, we will be providing video and photos from the test drive so you can see how the Motivo tires, the INVO tires and NT05 tires from Nitto all performed in the test drives. If you are looking for an all season tire, the Motivo tires are an excellent way to go.