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Environmental Benefits Of Using Wood-made Toys

It is essential for each and every person to take charge in maintaining a clean and healthy environment.

Conserving environment enables us to live comfortably and prevents health problems. As a parent, it is important to be aware of the vintage and old toys that are Eco-friendly and safe for your children.

Therefore, consider buying wooden toys for your kids rather than plastic toys. One of the best ways of addressing the issue of climate change is by using more wood products. Natural timbers are environment-friendly since they are renewable, sustainable and do not pollute the air. The following are some of the environmental benefits that wood toys offer.

• Durability

make-them-use-their-brainNatural wood is hard and can last for years without breaking. And so, wooden toys are good for the environment since they stay longer as compared to plastic toys. Plastic products break and wear out faster and require replacement often. It means that you will end up throwing away the spoiled products creating a lot of waste products that will pollute the environment. A well -made traditional wood toy can be passed from one generation to another instead of being thrown away.

• Biodegradable

Even if at some point you will end up throwing the wood toys, it does not last for long without decomposing. On the other hand, plastic toys can stay for years without rotting. Wooden toys will not create a lot of waste since they will eventually crumble.

• Sustainability

Manufacturing wooden toys might seem like a way of destroying the environment since it means more trees will be cut down. However, these days’ wooden toys are made by reputable companies that use renewable and sustainable sources like tree farms. This method of sustainable forestry enables reforestation and is not harmful to the environment.

• Produces Less air pollution

vintage-toys-are-trendyManufacturing of wooden toys does not require using a lot of energy and chemicals. Toxic chemicals used in the production of plastic toys can cause health issues to the people. These industries release a lot of smoke to the air which pollutes the environment. Wood toys do not produce any odour since they are natural.

• Renewable

Wood is a renewable resource. Manufacturing of toys using woods will not be bad for the environment. It is possible to replace every tree that is chopped down by planting new ones. Plastic needs oil as a raw material and cannot be replaced at the same rate that is being used. Therefore, if you are environment conscious, then wood toys will have the best option.

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The Power of Star Wars Merchandising

Star Wars is one of the most popular movie franchises of all times, and it is no surprise that there is a wide range of merchandise available for you to buy.
The types of things that are available on the market range from clothing to children toys and collectables.
Now that another three films are due for release in the coming years, there is more and more merchandise that is being released. Some of the most popular forms of merchandise are listed below.

Costumes

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This is what a real star wars nerd looks like

There are costumes available for all ages, and it is not just children who will enjoy dressing up as their favourite Star Wars character. Adults may use a costume if they are going to a fancy dress party.
There are also Star Wars conventions that are held for fans where you may choose to go along in a costume, and this could be anything from a robe that you will let you become Obi-Wan Kenobi or a full Chewbacca costume.

Figures

The types of Star Wars figures that you can buy include characters as well as vehicles such as fighter planes and major locations in the films. It can allow you to create whole scenes from the movies if you wish.
Some people may choose to collect as many figures as they can and keep them, and some people still have figures that they bought when the films were first released in the 1970s. These are collector’s items now, and so it is well worth taking good care of the figures that you have.

LEGO

Fans are now able to combine the enjoyment of building LEGO kits with their love of Star Wars. These kits can range from small kits that can be built by young children to full-size kits of the Death Star that may take weeks to complete. These are kits that are more suitable for older children and adults.

Some people will choose to keep these models intact once they have been completed, while others will enjoy the experience of building them over and over again.

Interactive Toys

These are quite a new addition to the merchandise collection and are proving to be very popular. These toys have a voice recognition feature so that they will begin to move or talk when they recognise your voice. BB-8, R2D2 and Yoda are the most popular characters in this range of toys.

There is also the option to turn the voice recognition feature off to preserve the battery, and so the toys do not start talking when you do not want them to.

Clothing

One of the most popular forms of merchandise is clothing that relates to Star Wars. T-shirts and sweatshirts with logos, characters and scenes from the film are particularly popular.

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Addiction to star wars merchandising

It allows people to share their love of Star Wars in their everyday lives. There are also other items of clothing you can buy that are replicas of the clothes that the characters wore in the films such as Han Solo’s jacket. This is more subtle than a complete costume and can be worn on many more occasions. Visit Han Shoots First to know more on Star Wars Games!

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The Best Android Game of the Moment

Pokemon Go, a very popular free-to-play mobile game at the moment, is easily one of the best Android Games of the Moment. Developed by Niantic, Licensed by Nintendo, Pokemon Go is a very fun and enjoyable free-to-play game based off of Niantic’s original game, Ingress.

Pokemon Go, very much like ingress, both require you to step outside into the real world and walk around to actually progress and play the game.

A new concept

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Catching them with your pokeballs

Pokemon Go was an excellent combination of both a very popular franchise and an absorbing, new concept of gaming in the real world. All of these factors combined are what made Pokemon Go so popular from the day it was released. In fact, Pokemon Go was the #1 most downloaded app on the Google Play store since the day it was released, and the app got over 10 million downloads in the first week, now standing at over 100 million downloads, one of the fastest growing popular games to date.

Pokemon Go consists of walking outside and catching Pokemon by only walking around your neighbourhood. You can also visit Poke-stops, which are usually placed on landmarks and other important parts of your local town. Visiting local poke-stops in your neighbourhood will give you items such as Poke-balls, Great Balls, Ultra Balls, Potions, Revives, etc. which you can use for catching Pokemon in the game and healing Pokemon.

Play and discover your area

You can visit local Gyms in your neighbourhood and battle against opposing teams depending on which team you chose at the beginning of the team, being either Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct.
Battling is fun in the game as you can battle against your friends Pokemon if they placed it in that certain gym and taking down gyms earn your coins in the game, allowing you to purchase items from the store.

Best of all, the game is completely free to play, with available in-app purchases for in-game items such as poke-balls and other upgrades. However, these purchases aren’t necessary to play the game as you can get most of these items for free at your local Poke-stops.

The three most entertaining games of 2016

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Some games were released his year that is worth your time. For the few months they have been on the market, they have received outstanding reviews and because of their thrilling nature. Below are some of the games.

#1. DOOM

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DOOM is an action game that features a first shooter trying to explore the space that is still unexploited by anyone. The player is the character who fights demons and vampires trying to invade the space that is meant for him. It involves IDM features such as 3D graphics and sound high definition making the game be thrilling in all aspects. For people who would like to play it, you can download it if your PC can support it. The Id software powers it.

#2. Over watch

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Over watch is a multi-first shooter game where players are divided into groups of six. The Blizzard Entertainment developed it, and it has been in the headlines for its thrilling action nature. Each character from the groups follows the heroes, Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support to shoot them and kill them so that he or she secures a place.

#3. No man’s sky

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No man’s sky is an adventure game that has 3D graphics. The character tries to explore forests and mountains coming across a lot of vampires and all sorts of obstacles. It is developed by Hello Games and indie publishers. You fight on an open universe where anything can happen anytime, so you need to prepare yourself for anything. This is what makes the game thrilling even though it is not entirely developed. Players can change planets or coordinate with friends in a bid to survive.