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Uberstix PirateShip/UberFO

Uberstix PirateShip/UberFO

Spring 2009 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: PlayMonster
Price: $12.99
Review:
There seems to be no end to the proliferation of building toys, evidence of the enduring popularity of this activity, an affection shared by parents as well as kids. This series of kits is based on an admirable concept: combining household items that are often discarded with the pieces in the set. This project kit combines snap-together plastic pieces with recycled household items like cups, straws, and plastic bags to construct a ship or a UFO. Not only does the recycling theme add to the creativity of construction, this kit could even inspire families to visit their local the libraries which are filled with books detailing these kinds of projects.
Sam Hillers   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Sam Hillers is a former investment analyst turned teacher of English and history. In addition to his academic pursuits, he loves blues and soul music, racehorses, hot sauce, Asian markets, craft beer, YA fiction, and well-made toys. Whenever possible, he shares these passions with his three boys: Bo, Redding, and Mason.

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