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10 Embarrassing Movie Tie-in Toys

Sometimes toy-makers miss the mark. Learn about 10 embarrassing movie tie-in toys at HowStuffWorks.

Author's Note: 10 Science Toys Kids Will Love

When I set to work researching this article, I was fully prepared to try to play up the same boring old science toys. I was surprised to find out just how many great STEM toys are available for kids, and just how much fun some of these toys seem -- I have to hold myself back for a few more years before my daughter is old enough for those GoldieBlox toys! After plenty of research, I realized that some science-obsessed kids would have a blast with the more traditional toys like microscopes and model rockets, while others would need more cutting edge options like Lego Mindstorms or Roominate to truly get them interested in STEM topics.

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