On Thursday April 30, TTPM held its annual Spring Showcase, putting the best and the brightest of this summer’s toy scene on display with an event that included one-on-one time with representatives from top toy companies, as well as a special press conference. In the conference, we got a look at some of TTPM’s best picks for their various imprints, including Outdoor Toys, Movie Toys, the newly-added Pet Products, and more!
Below, you can take a look at some of the best toys that were on display at this year’s TTPM Spring Showcase, along with our take on them.
This summer, major movie hits like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Minions, and Jurassic World are sure to dominate the box office, so it’s no surprise that the toys based off of them will be a hit with kids as well! TTPM’s top three movie toys for summer 2015 cover all the bases, from roleplay to interactive robotics, and of course good old action figures. Check out the gallery above to see Minions Tumblin’ Stuart, Avengers Age of Ultron Iron Man Arc FX armor, and Jurassic World Indominus Rex!
Nothing’s more emblematic of summer as a kid than playing outside with your friends and family, having fun in the sun both on the block and on the beach. It’s with this in mind that TTPM celebrates the best outdoor toys every year, and this year’s top three look incredible! Check out the gallery above for a look at the Razor Jr. Mini Mod, Super Soaker Flood Fire (which attaches to a garden hose for constant water-gun refilling!), and RoseArt’s Shake n’ Roll Chalk Paint!
Finally, TTPM’s “Breakout Hits” category highlights the toys that are expected to really shine over the summer (And beyond!) This year’s top three Breakout Hits feature tons of fun across the board– with tech, outdoor play, and plush making the cut. Check out the gallery above to see VTech’s Kidizoom Action Cam, Sick Bricks by Spin Master, and Just Play’s line of Sheriff Callie plush!
The TTPM Spring Showcase always offers excellent insight into the best and brightest of what’s coming up in kids’ toys and games– if you’re looking for what will be hot this summer (other than the weather!) these toys are surely the best bet!
Though it would seem too early to start counting down to the holidays for some, with Halloween just a few weeks away, the season of giving is just around the corner! So it should be no surprise that we’ve already gotten a look at what we’re projecting to be this year’s hottest gift items. From toys to video games and more, we sure got an eyeful of the must-haves for 2014 at the Time To Play Media Holiday Showcase event! Check out our top picks below to see what we’re looking forward to finding (and giving) all wrapped up during this year’s holiday season!
Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition: Marvel Super Heroes
It’s no secret that we’re big Disney Infinity fans in this house (and big Marvel fans as well)– and as such, we’re thrilled with the new Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition: Marvel Super Heroes. Where else can you get all the creative fun of Disney Infinity and all of your favorite Marvel heroes like Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy? This game’s got it all, and with new toys rolling out all the way until spring 2015, Disney Infinity 2.0 is a perfect holiday surprise that’s sure to excite and entertain Disney and Marvel lovers of all ages!
Skylanders: Trap Team
Continuing the hit franchise that started with 2011’s Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, the fourth and latest installment, Skylanders: Trap Team features a unique new perk. The combination of a redesigned “Portal of Power” and new Trap Crystals allow players to trap Skylands’ most dangerous villains and use them to fight for good. In an unprecedented move for the franchise, which traditionally had the player putting characters into the game (still possible, with the pre-existing figures and new Trap Masters), Skylanders: Trap Team lets players take the characters out of the game as well. It’s a definite must-have for the 2014 holiday season!
Finally, to divert from video games for a moment, there’s Zoomer Dino by Spin Master. A robotic dinosaur that you can tame, Zoomer uses “True Balance Technology” to perfectly balance on two wheels as he freely explores your home! Additionally, Zoomer responds to both the included RC remote and touch from your hands, giving you the freedom to build your friendship with this dino and tame him however you like! Zoomer Dino is a great toy for younger kids, and sure to be a hit this year!
There was lots to see and do at this year’s TTPM Spring Showcase, where we got a look at the latest toys and games that will be hitting the market this spring and summer! First we were treated to a press conference where TTPM announced some of their upcoming partnerships and gave a detailed look at the toys and games that appear on their Summer Play List. Following the press conference, we were brought upstairs to take a personal look at some of the hot new releases based on movies, tv shows, video games, and the like.
From SpinMaster’s line of figures, bath toys, building blocks, and more based on this summer’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 to Crashlings, Pokemon toys, and Star Wars yo-yos, the TTPM Spring Showcase had all of the toys that kids are going to be after this summer! Check out some of the toys we saw at the show in the gallery below!