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Parrot Mini Drone Jumping Sumo – A Wi-Fi Two-Wheeled Jumping Camera Drone

Parrot Mini Drone Jumping Sumo in White (Also available in Black and Khaki) looks another type of drone from Parrot.

Having just concluded Drone Week here at Toys Bulletin, we decided to keep the fun rolling with another new and imaginative robotic toy in the same realm.  Parrot is a major player in the drone space, and we set out to test their Jumping Sumo mini drone.

The Jumping Sumo first hit our radar in this spectacular video from YouTube star Devin Supertramp. Even though the Jumping Sumo is technically called a “Drone” this one doesn’t fly through the air. Instead it’s the one seen in the video jumping off tables and chasing the star of the video through the house on the floor via two wheels while keeping an eye on all the action with its Wi-Fi connected camera eye.


Posted in Apps and Video Games, Remote Control, Vehicles

Crash Test Lab – Can “Impact Jack” Survive a Crash? reviews an interesting new toy from SmartLab Toys.

Crash Test Lab 1A Crash Test Dummy now comes to life right in your own home, with the release of “Crash Test Lab” from SmartLab Toys. This 23 piece set was designed for ages 8 years old and up, and allows kids to actually build a crash cart, position a dummy called “Impact Jack” right in the drivers seat and then test their creation to see if Jack is properly protected from harm.

The “Crash Test Lab” includes a chassis with 4 rubber tires, various rails, posts and bumpers, along with a seat, head restraint and even seat belts. And let’s not forget the most important component, “Impact Jack,” who measures 9 inches in height and, of course, sports his own protective helmet. To get things started, the crash cart must first be assembled and there are several options as to which accessories to include. For example, there is an optional roll cage that can be added to safeguard Jack even more.


Posted in Building, Figures, Vehicles

Swift Stream Z-10 – A Fully Featured Camera Drone reviews the fourth of four drones from Swift Stream.

This is the final chapter of our drone week coverage. So far this week, we covered the entry level Z-4 ($30), the slightly more expensive, but still very affordable Z-6 ($40) and the Z-9 ($80), which was double the size of the Z-6 and added a Wi-Fi camera.

Swift Stream z-10 1Today is the big daddy, the biggest and best of the drones we will be reviewing – the Z-10. The price on the Z-10 is around $130 and it is much bigger than the others coming in at approximately 26” x 26”. We loved the functionality that comes with this model, but let’s start with a few of the smaller details.


Posted in Outdoor, Remote Control, Vehicles

Swift Stream Z-9 – A Budget Priced Camera Drone reviews the third of four drones from Swift Stream.

This is drone week at Toys Bulletin, and so far we have reviewed a couple of lower priced models from Swift Stream, including the Z-4 ($30) and the Z-6 ($40). What we have found is that you can get an impressive drone experience for a rather low price, something that was unheard of just a few years ago.

swift stream z-9 2Today, we are going to move up to the Swift Stream Z-9. This model is approximately twice as large as the Z-6 coming in around 12.4” x 12.4” and the price jumps up to $80. But the Z-9 takes us into a whole new class of drone, and like the other products we have reviewed so far, the functionality, features, construction and controllability are all top notch, especially when you consider that we are still under $100.


Posted in Outdoor, Remote Control, Vehicles

Drone Week Continues – Swift Stream Z-6 Drone reviews the second of four drones from Swift Stream.

As drone week continues here at Toys Bulletin, we are going to look at the next in the line of recreational drones from Swift Stream. We reviewed the Z-4 yesterday, priced at $30 and measuring 3” x 3”. It certainly proved to be a nice entry into the world of drones. The Z-6 that we are going to review today is a small step up in terms of price ($40), but it is bigger measuring 5 ½” x 5 ½ ” and offers a few new features that are worth noting.


Posted in Outdoor, Remote Control, Vehicles

“Drone Week” Kicks Off With a Look at the Swift Stream Mini Z-4 Drone

Swift Stream z-4 reviews the first of four drones from Swift Stream.

This week we are going to take a look at a line of surprisingly affordable and highly functional drones from Swift Stream. We are going to focus on four models, at all ends of the spectrum, in what we will call the first ever “Toys Bulletin Drone Week.”

Drones seem to be all the rage these days, and I remember when only a few years ago, you would be lucky to find one under $1000. Everything available was a commercial grade pro video drone. But the technology evolved quickly to meet the surge in demand, and now you can find small, recreational drones starting as low as $30 like the Swift Stream Z-4 that we are reviewing today.


Posted in Outdoor, Remote Control, Vehicles

Isotta Discovery Car – An Italian Gem

Isotta Discovery Car reviews an educational automobile from Quercetti and International Playthings LLC.

The “Isotta Discovery Car” is a nine piece plastic car that shows the inner workings of the pistons, gears and even the differential. But first a little history, back in the early 1900s, Cesare Isotta and Vincenzo Fraschini (both Italians), began producing a super luxury automobile designed primarily for the extremely wealthy buyer. In fact, it is said that no two were alike. Although the Isotta never became a success, Quercetti has used that great automobile name to present this plastic car for kids.


Posted in Learning, Vehicles

Ronnie Rocket – Wow! reviews a toy for toddlers from Wow Toys distributed by Reeves International.

Ronnie Rocket 1Wow is right! “Ronnie Rocket” is sure to be a “blastoff” hit with children up to five years old. This colorful yellow and red space rocket includes its own action figure, Major Tom, a little removable spaceman who sits atop the rocket and helps children take off on their celestial adventures. Little ones will love the pull-cord motor which begins a countdown to launch, and parents will be pleased to learn that no batteries are required. Besides simply being a great toy, “Ronnie Rocket” is a sturdy imaginative product that encourages and develops fine motor skills and social development.


Posted in Baby and Toddler, Learning, Vehicles

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