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Pirates of the Backyard

Pretending to be a pirate is always more fun when there's booty to be found. This handheld chest splits into a bottom with a compartment for a secret surprise and a top that acts as a treasure map. Hide the bottom and it sends a signal to the top, so it beeps and flashes colors as the hunter gets closer. With a range of 40 feet, the kit is not going to keep older kids busy for too long -- but might give dad or mom enough time to get dinner on the table. And when the kids grow out of the toy, parents might think about using it to keep track of their keys.

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