Saturday, June 22, 2024



This Big Dig toy is available at the Davis Square branch of Stellabella Toys. Maker Reeves Toys says its “two-handed controls improve hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity” for kids ages 3 and over and that it has “sturdy metal construction” and “has been selected as one of 2014’s must-have spring and summer outdoor toys by the Toy Insider.” It costs $44.99 off the shelf.

Unfortunately, by the time you get it to the checkout, it costs $85.48.

Also, some assembly required – just like the real thing.

(Surprisingly, Stellabella workers said last week that our inquiries represented the first Big Dig jokes they’d received.)