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Leonard Bond

Leonard Bond
Leo enjoys writing about everything from secret agents to tech toys and gadgets to professional hockey. Find his reviews and other product related commentary right here on the Best Buy Blog and his latest hockey rants at www.hockeycontroversial.com.

Traxxas Stampede 2WD 1/10 Scale RC Monster Truck Review

Today I consider the first of 3 awesome Traxxas RC vehicles that are each a part of our Top 25 Toys of 2015 list. This one is the Traxxas Stampede 2WD 1/10 Scale RC Monster Truck, and it’s been tearing up the road during testing! The Stampede may not be the biggest, the fastest, or the most powerful Traxxas RC truck on our list, but it rates second to none when it comes to performance! I’ve been seriously impressed with this monster machine so far. Click on through to find out why!

Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid Review

Step right up and meet the new Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid—this is the Droid you’re looking for! And I think that once you’ve read this review, you’ll agree that you’ve finally found him. This little guy does everything short of saving the galaxy single-handed, and once you’ve seen him in action, you’re almost guaranteed to want one. Click through and read on for full details of this amazing little robot. He’s waiting to meet you.

Sphero SPRK Edition App-Controlled Robot (Clear) Review

Meet the Sphero SPRK Edition App-Controlled Robot—the unique, interactive toy ball with the motto, “PLAY IS A POWERFUL TEACHER.” It may not look like it, but there’s actually a whole lot going on with this seemingly simple sphere, and it’s all unleashed by the special SPRK App. Join me inside as I unlock the secrets of how learning meets fun with the Sphero SPRK Edition. I think you’ll be impressed!

Meccano Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot Review

  Say hello to the mini robotic marvel who’s loyal, friendly, and a whole lot of fun! He’s the new Meccano Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot, and he wants to be your friend. If you’re ready for a robotic companion that will tell you jokes, keep you company, and obey your every command (or at least several pre-programmed ones), then click on through and read all about the Meccanoid G15.

Have Huge Halloween Fun, with Apps, Movies, & Music

Halloween is my favourite time of year. While some might name Christmas or some other special day as their favourite, I have always most enjoyed the scary season. There are so many fun and intriguing elements to Halloween, like the spooky decorations, and the possibility of real ghosts and gobblins—not to mention all the candy! So put out the cat, pull down the shades, and Join me inside as I dare to reveal a few frightfully fun ways to make the most of this one and only evening of fear and fun.

WowWee REV Robotic Enhanced RC Vehicle Starter Pack Review

Welcome to the wonderful world of REV—Robotic Enhanced Vehicles! This cool new RC racing set from WowWee Canada gives you the option to play against a “computer” (much like a video game system) or to go one-on-one with a real human opponent. It’s almost like having a race car themed video game come to life! If you’d like to learn all about the WowWee REV Robotic Enhanced RC Vehicle Starter Pack, then click on through for the full report. I’m sure you’ll be as impressed with these innovative RC race cars as I am!      

NBA 2K16 and the NBA Series Fantasy Camp

On Sunday I attended the NBA Canada Series Fantasy Camp, Presented by NBA 2K16. For details of the event (which included the NBA preseason game between the Toronto Raptors and the LA Clippers at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C.) and a detailed overview of the video game it was sponsored by (NBA 2K16, which is now available on multiple platforms), click through and read on. Whether your interests lie more in the video game itself or the amazing live event, I’ve got you covered. 

Star Wars 16″ Legendary Yoda Interactive Robotic Toy Review

Do you wish to be trained in the power of  the Force? If you think you’ve got what it takes to become a true Jedi Master and train with the legendary Yoda himself, then your first step is to read this review of the Star Wars 16″ Legendary Yoda Interactive Robotic Toy. Contained herein is all the knowledge you’ll need. So, if you’re ready to unlock the Force within you, then read this blog you must!

Zoomer Kitty Interactive Robot Cat Review

If your child is lobbying you for their very first pet, you may have concerns about the general welfare of the beast, such as whether or not your child will remember to feed or clean up after it. If this is a worrisome issue for you, you can always opt instead to get them a robotic pet. Take, for example, the very lifelike Zoomer Kitty Interactive Robotic Cat. There are no messes to clean up, and there’s no need to feed her, yet she behaves much like a real live cat. She plays, she purrs, and she’s your child’s fine feline friend. Read on to learn more about what this kool kitty can do! 

Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers Review: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, & Kylo Ren

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, then you can’t help but love the awesome new Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers. Today I review 4 of them: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, & Kylo Ren. Past and future collide in this amazing new set. So grab the keys to the Falcon and step on through the portal, where advanture awaits! This is role playing fun on a whole other level!

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