Not A Big Fan Of The Dark?

Then have a look at the number one seller in the Toys category over at Amazon today.

Unlike all too many of the toys you see over at Amazon this thing doesn’t look too generic. The “Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light” comes in different animal / color variants as well in the form of a Sea Turtle or a Lady Bug.

Baby Animals Before They Were Babies

National Geographic provides these incredible (albeit computer generated) images of baby animals in the womb.

Photos include:
Baby Elephant
Dog Fetus
Full Term Dog
Full Term Dolphin
Sperm En Route

The site also offers screensavers and wallpapers of these images.

While you’re there why not play the Identical Twins Game?
How identical are they?

Environmentally Friendly Toys And BIkes For Your Kids

I seem to be on a vehicle kick these last few posts, and this one doesn’t break from that trend. Fueled by Inhabitots I bring you the Bamboo E-Racer and yet another pushbike, the Wishbone Pre-Bike.

The Wishbone Pre-Bike is customizable as your child grows. Initially it can be configured as a trike, moving to a pushbike for little-uns, and then you can flip the ‘wishbone’ to create a pushbike for older kids. Cool idea, especially given that the bike is made of 60% post-consumer recycled plastic wheels and sustainably managed wood. Apparently even the box and printed materials are made of ecofriendly materials.

As for the E-Racer, these toy cars are made of bamboo and water-based paint. It might be worth heading over and checking out the other products made by the same manufacturer. Head to Inhabitots as they have a link to the manufacturer in their post.

Get Your Porsche Out Before The Snow Melts

The number of high end cars out on the streets over the holidays here in Vancouver despite the massive amount of snow received was shocking. Bentley’s street-parked with sand/salt spray halfway up the doors was tough to look at… not to mention the Aston Martin dealership with 12 cars outside (front and back) with a foot of snow stacked on the hoods. Shame.

That said, there is a Porsche that deserves as much snow time as possible this winter, but one that I have yet to see outside. In this case its a $500 Porsche Design sleigh built from aluminum and capable of supporting up to 220 lbs… so screw the kids, I should have asked for one of my own under the tree.

For more on the Porsche Sportster Sled head over to Luxist.

Pedal Cars Taken To The Extreme

This one’s from Autoblog and features a pedal car like none I’ve ever seen or will be likely to afford. In this case its a 3-wheeled Morgan pedal car aimed at the retro chic youth out there… most of which have never seen or will be likely to appreciate the care taken to produce this bad boy.

The details?
These trikes will be available beginning in August of next year for a suggested price of about USD $3,700 with a production run of 500… which I guess makes these rarer than most any exotic out there. I wonder how many kids will actually get to give one a spin?

More photos of the Morgan Supersport Junior Pedal Car here courtesy of Autoblog.

It’s (Still) Snowing In Vancouver

It’s still snowing in Vancouver and quite frankly I’m tired of it. It seems the only ones who aren’t are the animals and the children who both continue to be thrilled.

One of our cars is buried under snow while the other is parked but unwilling to move on the icy streets. Probably for the best.

What I need is a Rocket Sled. A rocket sled or a set of tire chains.

A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That

I don’t know if this is awesome or should be illegal. Sandy Paws Grooming Shop Creative Grooming Awards honours the folks who do more to embarrass their pets than anyone else in America. I have to side with “should be illegal” however judging by the reactions to the two died dogs occasionally seen being walked in our neighbourhood I’ll leave it to personal taste.

I’ve posted a number of items about pushbike variants recently, but Babygadget presents this scooter pushbike twist on the standard. Have a look.

I’m a fan of urban vinyl, and stumbled across one of these wooden Be@rbricks at a shop on Burrard in Vancouver not long ago. Thanks to Inhabitots for posting some more information on the wooden Bearbrick figures which while probably not ideal toys for your children are certainly appealing gifts for you.

Everyone needs a glass eyeball. If you agree with that statement head over to Junior Society and pick your colour.

Finally we saw Iron Man the other night. Pretty entertaining movie and very cool costume. This kid in his Iron Man costume would appear to agree.