Unless you’re living under a rock you’ve heard of comic con so imagine that play fair is comic con for Toys! Let me tell you its going to ROCK!
Play Fair presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon will bring together LEGO, Nick, Hasbro, Mattel, Toys”R”Us, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Bandai, Crayola, and much, much more for a weekend for parents, and kids.
So what is Play Fair? It’s going to be this awesome cross between the unveiling of some of the coolest toys this year, meet and greets with the kids favorite characters and youtube stars, sprinkle in some early access and exclusive toys limited to those that attend Play Fair. Finally if all that wasn’t enough you’ll get up close and personal with the new Bat Mobile from Batman Vs Superman!
In prep for the big event we got some mystery boxes and boy were they packed with some of the latest and greatest toys…
Folkmanis Mini Duckling Finger Puppet was so cute and really cool mission behind it because Folkmanis believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life. With a soft plush Mini Duckling finger puppet chirps happily with a little shake.
Marc flipped when he saw the new Razor Jetts Heel Wheels which are strap on wheels. Just step up, strap down and take off with these easily adjustable Heel Wheels. Roll with or without spark and transform your sneakers into the hottest way to roll… totally amazing (and yes he’s been skating in our apt)
We were introduced TMNT T-blaster which is a blasters designed to incorporate a Turtle character and darts – the category’s “My First” foam blasters for the youngest TMNT fans!
Mega sent us another really cool TMNT toy the Turtle Sewer Lair. Featuring Tiger Claw, a rope swing, a subway turnstile, and Leo’s Turtle Power and zip‐line to help beat up the bad guys and unleash him to the top of the lair to stop Tiger Claw from escaping with his jetpack.
And a really cool thing called MOD by OgoSport which is a new custom printing service that allows you to customize OgoDisks with high-quality, photo-realistic prints or designs of your choosing.
There were more toys so stayed tuned to later this week
Calling all Jedi, Sith, and Clone Troopers! Oh so you’ve meet my son – who is a little Star Wars obi-wan as he’s got the bedding, the books (I really think his first alphabet book was made with Star Wars items), and he’s got plenty of toys. But these new toys really have allowed him to use his imagination and create large-scale epic battles of the Star Wars franchise in your own home.
Within moments of opening the packaging you could hear like pew-pew and rooooommmmm sounds coming from his mouth. He gets to create different match up, change the terrain from the soft dunes of navy sand (or as it is in reality his bed) and the fire ball pits of the living room (we have red spotted carpet).
Well, Star Wars fans old and young alike, this is your chance to recreate those classic moments (and even make some new ones of your own)– with the new “Star Wars Command” toys! This new line of toys enables you to “Command the Force” like never before!
The figures come in sets beginning at nine figures for $4.99, making it affordable for kids to command massive armies and create the ultimate epic Star Wars battles they’ve always dreamed of! But the sets of nine soldiers aren’t all– there are also generals, vehicles, and the awesome and iconic Millennium Falcon itself! Here’s what’s in store for the “Star Wars Command” series:
STAR WARS® COMMAND Battle Packs
(Ages: 4 & up/ Approximate retail price: $4.99/Now)
The battle is in kids’ hands with STAR WARS COMMAND! Each STAR WARS COMMAND Battle Pack features nine permanently posed and collectibly-sized figures —eight soldiers and one specially detailed General—for kids to pit against their friends in epic battles! Each pack sold separately.
STAR WARS® COMMAND Versus Packs
(Ages: 4 & up/ Approximate retail price: $9.99/ Available: Now)
Each STAR WARS COMMAND Versus Pack features ten permanently posed and collectibly-sized figures —eight soldiers and two specially detailed Generals—plus two vehicles on stands for kids to pit against their friends in epic battles! Each pack sold separately.
STAR WARS® COMMAND Invasion Packs
(Ages: 4 & up/ Approximate retail price: $14.99/ Available: Now)
Kids can customize their attacks with STAR WARS COMMAND Invasion Packs. Each pack features ten permanently posed and collectibly-sized figures —eight soldiers and two specially detailed Generals—plus four vehicles on stands and two special Strikers that kids can rev up and launch into battle! Each pack sold separately.
STAR WARS® COMMAND MILLENNIUM FALCON Set
(Ages: 4 & up/ Approximate retail price: $29.99/ Available: Now)
Now, kids can finally take command of the greatest battles in STAR WARS history! STAR WARS COMMAND lets kids pit huge armies of collectibly-sized figures and vehicles against each other to determine the fate of the galaxy! The STAR WARS COMMAND MILLENNIUM FALCON features one of the most iconic vehicles in the STAR WARS universe, plus two armies for everything kids need to stage an epic battle right out of the box! Kids can pull back the MILLENNIUM FALCON and see it race forward then blast into battle at hyper speed! Set also comes with 24 permanently posed and collectibly-sized figures which includes 22 soldiers and two specially detailed Generals—plus six vehicles on stands and two special Strikers that kids can rev up and launch into battle!
These affordable and fun figures combine classic army play with collectability, innovative features, and the iconic Star Wars characters and vehicles to provide endless hours of fun for the whole family! They’re sure to be big this holiday season and beyond!
I was provided with the toys and compensated for this post but all thoughts are my own and really you cant fake having a kid having that much fun!
While we’ve previously taken a look at the more parent-centric elements of BloggerBash 2014, there was plenty for kids at the conference too. In particular, there was the KidzVuz Back to School Bash, a chance to see some of the hottest kids’ products in movies, toys, games, entertainment, and more that are on the market right now!
Guardians of the Galaxy
Sure to be one of this summer’s big hits, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is the latest installment in the comic book company’s expansive cinematic universe. Building on the success of the Avengers franchise, the movie takes viewers across the expanses of space as we follow the titular heroes– Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot– in their quest to team up and save the universe. The movie, which took this weekend’s box office by storm, will definitely be a favorite for the tween crowd and up.
What’s a superhero flick without action figures? Hasbro featured off its tie-in figures, masks, and more for Guardians of the Galaxy, while also giving ample show to some of its other lines like My Little Pony and classic games like Monopoly (the latest version of which features a personal touch, with the ability to customize the board with personal pawns, locations, and more!) There was definitely something for everyone in the family to enjoy at Hasbro!
Finally, we got a chance to look at the latest from perennial favorite WWE. The company’s got plenty to celebrate this year, with Wrestlemania 30 and major movie appearances by plenty of its stars (like Dave Bautista’s role as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy.) There were even appearances by WWE wrestlers, like Total Divas star Natalya!
In 2011 Hasbro’s EASY-BAKE brand encourages tweens to create culinary confections with a new line up that includes a stylish oven, trendy accessories and tasty refills. With a new variety of sweet and savory snack refills, tweens can gather together to create, decorate and share their tasty treats.
Since 1963, Hasbro’s EASY-BAKE Oven has been cooking up culinary inspiration in hearts and homes across America. This fall the brand will launch the EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven, a brand new oven, complete with a large sized baking chamber, treats designed for today’s generation, and a heating element that does not use a light bulb!
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99)
Girls will love to spend time in the kitchen as the beloved EASY-BAKE brand introduces the EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven. This brand new oven has a stylish look and modern functions perfect for today’s tweens! Girls will love to gather with their friends to create and decorate sweet and savory snacks in this new oven which features a heating element, similar to a conventional oven and that does not require a light bulb. Easy to use, the oven features a larger cooking chamber and bigger baking pan giving tweens the opportunity to bake more delectable treats than the EASY-BAKE Oven & Snack Center. In addition, the new oven bakes an extended menu that includes cookies, red velvet cupcakes, checker cakes, pizza, pretzels, cinnamon twists and brownie sticks (refills sold separately). The new EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven comes complete with all the tools tweens will need including a baking pan, cupcake pan, pan pusher/spatula, storage drawer, and mixes to make 12 mini cookies and 12 mini red velvet cupcakes complete with frosting and sprinkles. Adult participation and electricity required. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $6.99)
The beloved EASY-BAKE brand will offer a sweet and savory selection of snacks for the new EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven with the EASY-BAKE ULTIMATE OVEN REFILL PACK assortment. Featuring a variety of favorite foods including chocolate chip and pink sugar cookies, red velvet cupcakes, chocolate and strawberry cake, cinnamon and brownie sticks, pretzels, and cheese pizza, these tasty treats will satisfy any snack craving! Each refill set is sold separately. Adult Participation Required. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. December 11th, 2011.
You must comment telling us your what your child would like to bake in the easy back oven, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)
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Disclaimer: Hasbro is providing these toys for the raffle.
Growing up my kid sister loved this show – so like many things I suffered though watching it (instead of Thundercats or Transformers)… But none the less any child of the last 70’s and 80’s will know this show all too well!
I’m sure I watched a lot of Jem and the Holograms on TV when I was a child. I loved her pink hair as I think I tried to paint my sister’s hair once or twice – just trying to torment her!
On October 11, 2011, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Inc., released the long-awaited JEM and The Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! 11-DVD box set, sparkling with all the episodes in the order they were intended and an exclusive extra DVD packed with bonus features, including archival material rarely seen by fans! Poised to present a hard-to-refuse offer for loyal fans, this uncompromising 11-DVD box set is collected in a specially designed box and will be made available in stores nationwide. Also available to own on the same day is the single season DVD debut of JEM and The Holograms: Season One in a 4-DVD box set.
The series “JEM and The Holograms” ran from 1985-’88 in first-run syndication and still boasts a loyal and vocal fan base. It is frequently credited with influencing fashion in the late 1980s and beyond, and launching the careers of female pop-rock stars and music groups. The series follows Jerrica Benton, whose discovery of Synergy, a powerful computer companion, allows her to transform from co-owner of Starlight Music into rock star Jem. Teaming with her sister and best friends who form The Holograms, Jem sets out to make their musical dreams come true, even as she battles against the ruthless Eric Raymond and his musical protégés.
I’ve got one more clip “Talent Search”
How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. October 28th, 2011.
2 lucky winners will pickup a copy of season 1… Tell us what memories you have about the show and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
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Disclaimer: Thanks to hit entertainment for this prize. Please note this is limited to the USA.