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Parents' Guide to

Operation Junkyard

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Teen engineers race to build gadgets from junk.

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Despite being a competition at heart, Operation Junkyard doesn't really linger on rivalry between the teams. But hosts Rob Czar and Kamaya Jones -- who each hang out with one of the teams to help keep them motivated and report on their progress -- often lapse into mild trash talk ("I did want you to come back for the finals, but I just don't think it's going to happen," etc.). Parents will quickly tire of these slightly juvenile exchanges, but gadget-minded grade-schoolers and tweens will probably still find the contests intriguing.

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