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Skylanders Swap Force - Swappable Character Pack - Fire Kraken (Xbox 360/PS3/Nintendo Wii U/Wii/3DS)
Skylanders Swap Force - Swappable Character Pack - Fire Kraken (Xbox 360/PS3/Nintendo Wii U/Wii/3DS)
Price: 8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars liked by my son, 14 Mar 2014
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my 8 year old liked the chinese dragon wheel move that it did. swapped well with the other swapforce figures we have


HGL Ben 10 Alien Force Dartboard
HGL Ben 10 Alien Force Dartboard
Offered by Discount Deals Only
Price: 9.50

2.0 out of 5 stars doesn't work well, 22 Jun 2013
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This has multiple 'spikes' pointing out of the dartboard. The idea is that a blunt dart will then land between the spikes and be held on the board.
there were a few missing spikes when it came and more have fallen off spontaneously. With the missing spikes and the way the system does not work generally an annoying number of darts just bounce off.


Professional Stopwatch Digital Alarm Watch w Neck Strap Hcggu
Professional Stopwatch Digital Alarm Watch w Neck Strap Hcggu
Offered by sourcingmap
Price: 4.03

2.0 out of 5 stars there must be better, 22 Jun 2013
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all stopwatch's can count time. good ones are easy and inuitive to start, stop, reset and change mode. this is not a good one


Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack (Wii)
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack (Wii)
Offered by Bargain Games UK
Price: 21.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars works for the kids, 1 Jun 2012
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Rather expensive series, but the game is interesting for, and has captivated, my 6, 10 & 12 year old. I cannot say it is educational, but they do cooperate nicely playing with it.


Nile 1798: Nelson's First Great Victory (Campaign)
Nile 1798: Nelson's First Great Victory (Campaign)
by Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.35

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another good one from Osprey, 20 Jan 2012
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Not all this series work. But this one does: nice context, nice build up to the battle itself and a good summary of the consequences. As usual some super vignettes - the French Captain still fighting his ship with both legs blown off, the initiative of British Captains relegating Nelson to a secondary influence, the etiquette of when a 74 should engage a frigate that is not shooting at it.


Mostaix Blue Ribbon Series - Ducks
Mostaix Blue Ribbon Series - Ducks

4.0 out of 5 stars a good mosaic for a small person, 20 Jan 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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My 5 year old loves doing these. They seem about the right level for him: not too hard, but he has to concentrate and be careful.


Dambusters  Operation Chastise 1943 (Raid)
Dambusters Operation Chastise 1943 (Raid)
by Doug Dildy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.71

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars first 'Raid' I have read, 11 Nov 2011
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I have read lots of Ospreys, but this is the first of the Raid series that I have seen. I enjoyed the 'small' scale of the events - it may be famous, but it is still a single mission by a single squadron. As usual with Osprey a nice debunking of myths. Given that I had seen the film that oversold the raid and articles that dismissed it, this is a good balance.


Mostaix Blue Ribbon Series - Train
Mostaix Blue Ribbon Series - Train

5.0 out of 5 stars nice mosaic, 11 Nov 2011
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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My 5 year old likes this. I think it helps him concentrate and has a making value. It is a good level for him, does not require too much strength or dexterity.


Mostaix Silver Ribbon Series Tiger Mosaic Art Set
Mostaix Silver Ribbon Series Tiger Mosaic Art Set
Price: 21.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kept her entertained for hours, 25 Sep 2011
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
We have had several of these Mostaix and are still buying them. This one make a spectacular tiger and like many good mosaics works better if you are not too close. My 10 year old spent hours on this and would sometimes get out of bed at night to start doing it again. She loved doing it and the final effect justifies her time.
There has been a negative review - that criticised to the need to cut some peices into two to fit the pattern. A tool is provided and we did not see this as a problem.


Albuera 1811: The Bloodiest Battle of the Peninsular War
Albuera 1811: The Bloodiest Battle of the Peninsular War
by Guy C. Dempsey
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 21.56

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars clarity about chaos, 28 Aug 2011
Albuera has always confused me because it seemed so chaotic and the previous accounts I read did not untangle the chaos so the events had no 'logic' or rationale. Without motivations of what the various officers were seeking to do, other versions gave no insight. Dempsey resolves all that. The whole bloody tragic mess at least now has its own internal rationale. A very nice book.


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