It’s holiday time and Brief #263 is all about toys. I kick off the list with Brian the Brain, a smart personal assistant for kids. The Fisher-Price Smart Cycle is the learning and exercise game I’ll probably give my nephew, Loki. The Discovery Store always has some of the best educational gifts. My favorites from them this year are the Sour Candy Factory and the Discovery Polymer Lab. With the Sour Candy Factory, kids can make their own candy. With the Polymer Lab, they can make their own goo. What’s better than goo? My favorite kid gadget of the season is the Magnetix I-Coaster. The I-Coaster is what’s better than goo.