Boys Playing With Toys That Teach Them Nothing But Are Awesome

I like educational toys just as much as any other mom. The kids can learn while they play, you say? Sign us up!

But I also like toys that are just awesome and fun because, we’ll, just because.

Case in point: Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots.


(That’s G and 3 competing for the title of Champion Annihilator. )

Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots first hit toy store shelves in 1964 to the delight of kids around the U.S. and elsewhere. It features two robots (1 red and 1 blue) in a boxing ring. Each of the 2 players controls one of them. Then, essentially, they fight to the death, which for robots means they fight until someone’s head pops off.

My kids love this toy because it involves physically controlling your robot and fighting and is also a quick game. Also, ROBOTS!

I love this toy because it’s a classic, it’s a confrontation-based game but its awesome enough that no one gets mad at each other, it’s sturdy and any person with 2 thumbs and a desire to have fun can play it. Also, ROBOTS!

It retails for about $20 and I’ve seen it at Target and our local board game store. It’s probably at other stores, too, so check it out!

What do you think? Are robots awesome?

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