Every kid wants to be James Bond, it's true. Spies get to chat with beautiful women, fire Uzis from snowmobiles, fly around in little gyrocopters, defeat villains with evil lairs in Japanese volcanoes and drive DB7s. Overall, it's a pretty cool job. The spy game is competitive though so kids should probably get their training started as early as possible. Thankfully Wild Planet has been producing a full range of spy gear for practicable decades now, and the gear just keeps getting better.
Hobbytron has recently expanded their own section of science-related kits and toys, and the Wild Planet Spy Gear line fits in perfectly. The toys are extremely fun, work reliably and are surprisingly progressive for affordable children's toys. James Bond himself may have even found a use for some of these gadgets. Most of the Spy Gear line is appropriate for ages 6 and up, and Spy Gear even maintains its own forum with technical advice and games to be played with the toys.
One of the coolest pieces of spy equipment from Wild Planet are the Spy Gear night Goggles. These goggles have bright blue LEDs that allow the user to see up to 25 feet in the dark. There is also a retractable scope with a yellow crosshair lens to help spot enemy spies. Another great toy for spying in the dark is the Spy Night Scope. During the day it works as a pair of binoculars, with its red-tented lenses helping spy far away objects. At night either a base beam or the spring-operated LED light will help the user see up to 25 feet in the dark.
Listening devices are possibly even more important to a spy than night vision goggles. The Spy Gear Micro Agent Listener allows spies to listen in on secret conversations without being detected. The secret listening device clips on to the spy's ear. The mini microphone can then be held under doors, around corners or through cracks to gather the intelligence needed for a successful mission. The Micro Agent Listener is small enough to conceive in a pocket or the palm of a hand so that the spy's identity is not disclosed.
Once intelligence is collected any spy needs to report back to HQ. This part of the job is made easy with the Spy Gear Walkie Talkies. These walkie talkies can be used just like regular ones, and work at distances of over 50 feet even through walls. However, they also hide the ability to deliver coded messages for other spies and protect their secret identities. Another way for a spy to stay undercover is by never revealing his voice. Thankfully we have the Spy Gear Voice Scrambler. This allows a spy to record their voice and then alter it to make it indistinguishable.
One of the most amazing pieces of spy equipment from Wild Planet is the Spy Gear Lie Detector Kit. This is a real, working lie detector kit. A sensor that measures skin moisture is attached to the suspect's finger. Sweating is a sign of stress, which happens when someone is lying. The lie detector measures the amount of moisture on the suspect's finger tips and displays whether or not they are lying with a series of LED lights. This is similar to the technology used in real polygraph tests done by actual spies.
Spy Gear from Wild Planet is part of Hobbytron's new expanded science line. Hobbytron's science toys also include chemistry sets, Star Wars toys, telescopes, microscopes and everything in between. These toys are both educational and fun, and are sure to delight the little scientist in your family.