April 6, 2006

It’s like an Amazing Window that let’s you See Through a Wall!

Spy Vision GogglesI saw this in a toy store the other day. I was just there to buy something for, um… Okay, sometimes I just like to go to the toy store. Anyway, I saw this toy. Spy Vision Goggles. Pretty cool, right? It says right there on the box: “See in the Dark 25 Feet!” How awesome is that? Man, we never had anything that cool when I was a kid. I can’t believe the technology for this stuff has gotten so cheap that they can — Hey, wait a minute.

Spy Vision Goggles“Night vision goggles with lights?” What does that mean? Here’s the fine print: “The Spy Vision Goggles can see in the dark up to 25 feet away with two powerful beams of light!” So basically they just have little flashlights on the sides. If you’re in the dark, you can turn on the light. Wow. That’s a far cry from seeing in the dark. In fact, that’s pretty much the opposite of seeing in the dark.

When I was a kid, I had a pretty good imagination. But not that good.



Aw man, what a total let down. You should sue - maybe get some free toys as part of the settlement… for um… your nephew …yeah, that’s it.

Had a Dum Dum Jet Choo-choo once. Name was about as dumb as you could get but it ‘really, really worked’. I often wondered what the gimmick was for the x-ray glasses they used to sell on the back of comic books but never knew anyone that would admit to having bought them. You wouldn’t happen to know anyone who bought them would you?

I have seen this toy as well while strolling through target with friends. We too were equally as disappointed. :’(

Dan Merritt: Those x-ray glasses had a 1/4 inch hole for each eye. Several parallel black threads were stretched across each hole. This somehow caused a double overlapped image, such that the edge of the composite image was lighter than the inside area.