Theme Your Nursery Into A Scene From 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, published in 1870, is the fascinating undersea journey brought to us by Jules Verne. Credited as one of the original inspirations of the steampunk movement and brought to the big screen by Disney, this adventure forces man to confront his fears deep under the unexplored oceans using “futuristic” technologies. Jules […]

Now You See It: Yetis, Bigfoots & Monsters, Oh My!

You’ve heard the legend, you’ve seen the latest commercial, and maybe you and your children have ridden the roller coaster. Make no mistake the Yeti is real. Or so thousands of cryptozoologists and the History Channel would have you believe. For many of us, our first experience with the Yeti, aka the Abominable Snowman,  is from the movie […]

More Than Meets the Eye: 5 Cool Transformers Items

photo by Edward McGowan While the trend for unapologetically recycling ’80s cartoons is something you either love (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) or hate (those new G.I. Joe movies), you gotta admit: The new Transformers movies are pretty dang awesome. Not to mention, there’s been a bunch of buzz going around recently about the new […]

Dalek Plushie: For the Youngest Doctor Who Diehards

My father tried explaining Doctor Who when I was far too young to understand it – somewhere between 5 and 10 years old. But some information can burrow under your skin and settle in your subconscious, even while you think you’re not comprehending it — or maybe not even paying attention. Many years later, I […]

5 Killer Skull Items for Cool Kids

The skull. It’s iconic in so many ways, evoking fascination, awe and fear, depending on one’s perspective. Kids normally fall into the first two categories, finding skulls cool, hip and darkly humorous. As they grow, and begin to understand anatomy while learning a little more about folklore and myth, they become a little more concerned […]

Kane Plushie Keeps the Baddies Away

Is your tyke constantly rousting you out of bed in the wee hours of the morning seeking comfort and protection from closet-dwelling monsters? Well, what if he or she had a sleepytime companion who could choke-slam the most bloodcurdling boogiemen into oblivion? Granted, this 10-inch plush doll won’t be much help against a legitimate monster […]

Dino Stuff for Your Mini-Paleontologist

Does biostratigraphy excite you? Actually, let’s back up. Do you know what biostratigraphy is? When watching The Land Before Time with the kids, does it annoy you that the dinosaurs are all from different time periods — Apatosaurus and Stegosaurus from in the late Jurassic period, while Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus existed in the late Cretaceous period […]