Oct 082013
 

Get ready for a royal ball with the gorgeous Jakks Pacific Sofia Royal Talking Enchanted Vanity. Standing over 3′ tall, this vanity comes with eight beauty accessories and plays six princess lessons! You can press the heart-shaped button to reveal a jewelry box for keepsakes, and the drawer opens to reveal additional storage space. The set includes two perfume bottles, a comb, lipstick, a necklace, a mini tiara and a matching stool. The Sofia Enchanted Vanity comes with a free magical lesson card to use in the Talking Magical Amulet (sold separately).

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Here are some features:

  • Stands 3′ tall
  • Includes two perfumes bottles, a comb, lipstick, a necklace and a mini tiara
  • Matching stool helps you look into the mirror to look your best
  • Plays six lessons for a real princess experience
  • Heart-shaped button reveals a jewelry box to store your things
  • Drawer offers additional storage
  • Comes with a free magical lesson card to use in the Talking Magical Amulet (sold separately)
  • Card offers a secret princess lesson

What’s Included:

  • Vanity
  • Stool
  • Two perfume bottles
  • Comb
  • Lipstick
  • Necklace
  • Mini tiara
  • Magical lesson card

 

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Oct 032013
 

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The PowerUp 3.0 is a very unique piece of equipment in the fact that with it, a person can control a paper airplane with their smartphone device. This is a very fresh concept, as most people are typically used to being able to fly model airplanes, even with their smartphones, but rarely has any product come out like that, and because of that, it makes it a very valuable and cool item to have in your possession. With its lightweight body and easy complexion, it makes it easy to carry around and a breeze to set up. The PowerUp 3.0 is definitely a new spin on flying airplanes outside (or inside) and really creates for an exciting time in kids and adults of all ages.

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Who Would Buy The PowerUp 3.0?

Most model airplanes are catered to either older teenagers and adults, or folks that know what they’re doing when it comes to flying a remote plane. With the PowerUp 3.0, it’s more catered to a general demographic, and is very easy to be handled by just about anyone.

Things we like about the PowerUp 3.0:

One of the nicest things about the PowerUp 3.0 is that it is catered to a large audience. You don’t have to have a lot of knowledge about remote planes, and this is a good starting place for kids looking to get into the activity. It’s also good for adults who are just looking for a way to have some outdoor fun, perhaps with their kids. The PowerUp 3.0 is inexpensive, making it not a burden on your pocket, and is very easy to put together.

Things we did not like about the PowerUp 3.0

While there are a lot of great things to say about PowerUp 3.0, it does pose some concerns. The kit does have some pretty small parts that do come apart, and can be easily lost if not careful. This may also pose a small danger to small children. It also does run off of 3 AA batteries, and because the device is so small, it’s a bit of a drag that it uses 3 batteries, and not just 2.

Guarantee

No guarantee at the time of this writing.

More Customer Reviews For The PowerUp 3.0

Customer response for this device is mixed to positive mostly. Many people are satisfied with the device, but do stress the small parts and potential hazards to infants and small children.

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Who Would Buy The Futuro Cube?
The Futuro Cube is designed to be a fun and engaging device for people of all ages, including kids and adults. The variety of logic based games and puzzles stimulate the brain and help development problem solving skills while having fun playing with the unique Futuro Cube.

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Things we like about the Futuro Cube:

One of the very nice features about this device is the LED lighting on the cube, making it very easy to see all of the areas and navigate the cube. Another great aspect of the cube is the variety of games and puzzles that are available. The variety and the difference in skill levels should keep any puzzle enthusiast no matter how old or young engaged and active with this cube. There are also developer tools coming out in early 2013 that will allow anyone to code their own games into the Futuro Cube. We also like the fact that the device has many motion trackers on it and that it can also play sound and voice clips, which are very high quality as well!

Things we did not like about the Futuro Cube:

While the Futuro Cube is definitely a very nice and feature-packed device, the price of the item is a bit on the high side. While we did note the upcoming developer tools as a positive, it’s a negative based on the fact that there have been a couple of delays on the release of developer tools for this device.

Guarantee:

At current time of writing, no guarantee for the Futuro Cube has been found.

Is The Futuro Cube Worth The Money?

For hardcore puzzle enthusiasts and even children that are looking for a challenge, yes the Futuro Cube is very much worth the price of admission. For those who aren’t really sure if they enjoy puzzles or are timid about their skill level, its high price might be more than you want to spend until you have a better understanding of your skill level and desire to use puzzle devices.

Where Can I Buy The Futuro Cube?

For United States customers, check out www.amazon.com.

More Customer Reviews For The Futuro Cube: The overall impression by most folks is that the Futuro Cube is definitely an exciting and engaging device that people of all ages including both kids and adults well find both challenging and rewarding.

Oct 012013
 

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Everyone is sure to be familiar with Nerf and most of all with Nerf basketball. Hasbro has now taken this game to a whole new interactive level with the introduction of Nerf N-Sport Cyber hoop. This new Cyber Hoop takes the everyday game of basketball to a whole new level. Allowing the user to become a star NBA player right in their own homes.

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By simply buying the hoop and downloading the iOS app players are set to play. The app records the shots made and will produce highlight reels and slow motion videos. These videos and other pictures will build up the players profile and will also become part of the background on the app looking almost like ESPN.

There are several different game modes:

  • • Quick play, where the player has to score as many baskets as possible.
  • • Dunk contest, this records the player dunking the ball and allows their friends to score them.
  • • Head to head, this allows two different hoops to connect at the same time so players can compete.
  • • Online, where players can challenge their Facebook friends.
  • • Rapid fire, this is similar to the quick play mode but the player competes against a component.

It can even be played in a stand alone mode which uses just the Cyber Hoop alone without the need for the iOS device and app. In this mode players can just shoot hoops and the hoop will call out encouragement when they shoot a basket.

Who would buy the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop?

The great thing about this Cyber Hoop is that it can really appeal to people of all ages. Although mainly aimed at teenage boys Nerf basketball has been seen in homes, schools and offices across the country. So although it may be bought for a teenage son it’s likely that the whole family will end up playing.

Things we like about the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop

What makes this game unique is its ability to allow the player to play with other players no matter where they are. The Cyber Hoop keeps score by having a lever in the middle of the hoop that registers the ball going past.

When you shoot a basket it shouts encouragement at you and cheers you on with catchy phrases just like a real announcer. The hoop can ‘contact’ the iPad or iPhone by playing sounds that while inaudible to humans the device the app is playing on can pick up. This actually saves power when compared to regular ways of pairing devices with methods such as Bluetooth and WiFi.

Players can use their profiles to keep track of challenges, to make movie-like video reels with them as the star and also to track high scores between them and their friends.

Things we didn’t like about the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop

There are a few downsides to the Cyberhoop, the biggest at the moment being that the game can be rather loud and as yet there is no mute button. This may change however when the final product is released.

Also because the hoop connects to the iPad and others devices via sound this means the player has to keep the hoop close to the device. It could also potentially confuse background noises with the inaudible sound the hoop makes.

One final thing is that the Cyberhoop registers a basket when the ball hits the lever inside the hoop. This means that while playing against online friends people have the ability to cheat without the game stopping them.

Guarantee

As the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop has yet to be released it’s not know at this time whether it will come with a guarantee or not.

Is the Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop worth the money?

With all its different game modes and the ability to play against online friends it has the potential of being hours of fun. So it’s defiantly worth the money.

Where can I buy the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop

The Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop should be available in all big toy stores such as Walmart and Toys R Us as well as online retailers like Amazon, starting August 2013. With the app being available to download at the same time from their iOS device.

More customer reviews for the Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop

As it has yet to be released there are few reviews about it. Some people have been lucky enough to be able to try an early version of the game and have been impressed.
Although it’s aimed at teenage boys there are in fact more comments from adults who want this more than any other age group. With one person saying that it would be “the perfect gift for the man-child in your life”

With its modern twist on a classic game and its social sharing features the younger generations and older are sure to enjoy it.

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Oct 012013
 

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The new Barbie Digital Dress Doll is the newest Barbie to come off the ‘runway’ with all the usual features that are expect from her but with one big twist. Her dress uses the latest LED and touch screen technology. It has 114 tri-coloured LED lights built into her dress and allows the user to choose between three different functions:

  • • The first function allows the user to choose from pre-set patterns such as hearts, and fireworks. By sliding a finger across the touch screen dress the user can brows through the different animated designs.
  • • The second allows the user to use the stylus to draw their own designs onto the dress. They can do this by first selecting a colour and then using the stylus to draw their design onto the dress.
  • • The third heart makes the LED’s respond to sound and music. This means when a child talks to their doll or plays music the graphics on the dress move according to the sounds in the room.

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Made by world famous toy brand Mattel this new doll complete with the 4.5 inch touch screed and LED lights is thought to become one of the most popular fashion dolls.

The original Barbie was created by Ruth and Elliot Handler back in 1959, and since then they have remained popular with girls all over the world. This new doll is another in a long line of dolls that will continue to be loved by millions of girls.

Who would buy the Barbie Digital Dress Doll?

Aimed at young girls aged 6 and up, and although the dolls programmable features may seem complicated they are in fact simple to use. It would make a great present for any young girl especially ones who like to draw and design. Girls who already love Barbie and even some who don’t are sure to be fans of this new interactive Digital Dress Barbie.

Although aimed at young girls there are even adults expressing an interest to have a play with the Barbie Digital Dress doll.

Things we like about the Barbie Digital Dress Doll

Barbie’s dress has been taken to a whole new level this time around and its new interactive features are amazing. The settings are changed by clicking on one of the three different hearts on her necklace. Allowing the child to easily choose which function they want to use. She also has articulated limbs including elbows and wrists meaning the child can pose her in different positions.

The feature that allows the user to draw their own designs is fantastic. They can use multiple colours is the one design and it really allows children the ability to create and design.

The idea of the LED lights on the dress is also something that has been seen on real fashion runways. So yet again Barbie is keeping up with real world fashion and allowing tech-savvy youngsters to keep up too.

Things we didn’t like about the Barbie Digital Dress Doll

The only downside to this doll is that if children play rough with the doll they may be capable of breaking the LED’s or the touch screen. With this being said as long as children are careful these shouldn’t be any problems.

Another point worth mentioning is that unlike the traditional Barbie where children can undress and dress her however they like. This new doll so far only comes with the one interactive dress.

Guarantee

Due to the fact that its still a long way off the release date there is no information yet on whether it will come with any sort of guarantee.

Is the Barbie Digital Dress Doll worth the money?

This provides hours of entertainment and fun. Children are less likely to get bored with this doll as they are able to constantly redesign her dress and come up with new ideas.

Where can I buy the Barbie Digital Dress Doll?

When release in August 2013 the Barbie Digital Dress should be available in all major toy stores like Toys R Us and Walmart as well as online retailers like Amazon. It will also be available online on shop websites as well as Mattel’s website.

More customer reviews for the Barbie Digital Dress Doll

As it has not been released yet there are no reviews yet about the doll from customers. However reviews of the 2013 Toy Fair where the doll was on show have all been positive. People seem impressed with the idea of children being able to customize the dress however they choose.

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Sep 172013
 

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Since the 1970s, the Nerf series of foam action toys has been one primarily designed for and suited to boys. They have been regularly treated to newer and bigger incarnations, and the series has been one of Hasbro’s most popular. Up until recently, girls never received much attention from the series, and, as a result, never had much interest. That disinterest promises to be cured with the release of the Nerf Rebelle Blasters series, though.

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The new series, which is set to be released in the fall, is aimed directly at girls and will feature newer, more vibrant colors (some might say “girly” colors, such as pink) and more appropriate blaster choices. Instead of oversized rocket launchers, for instance, the initial offering will be the Alpha Heartbreaker Bow. The bow features more traditionally feminine coloring and designs, such as wings and swirls, is lighter and more agile, and fires smaller foam bullets. The series will also carry smartphone compatibility as users will be able to plug their phones into the mounting cradle, start up the app, and engage in missions.

Updated Price and Details can be found here.

Things We Like About Nerf Rebelle Blasters
The smartphone compatibility is actually fairly awesome, and it’s about time a series of toys that has been marketed towards boys for so long has introduced a subseries that is more inclusive. While some might disagree with the seeming stereotyping of gender roles, Hasbro developers insist they designed the series based on what younger girls told them they wanted, rather than the other way around.

Things We Did Not Like About Nerf Rebelle Blasters
Really, the only thing to potentially dislike about the Rebelle series is the same for the entire series: it sure can be hard to find one’s foam bullets in woods or the yard.

Who Would Buy Nerf Rebelle Blasters?
Hasbro is hoping to address the problem of the increasingly sedentary lifestyles many children are currently engaging in, and with the Rebelle series, the company is hoping to include girls in that goal. Parents of inactive girls will likely be very interested in giving their daughters an excuse to go outside and run around instead of sit in the house, and those with already-competitive daughters will have to work to get them back inside.

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Guarantee?
Every Nerf Blaster comes with a warranty that protects against defects in workmanship and other issues.

Where Can I Buy Nerf Rebelle Blasters?
The Rebelle series will be available from all retailers both online and offline that currently sell Nerf products, which is to say, most of them! These will include major companies such as Walmart, Amazon and Best Buy amongst many others.

More Customer Reviews for Nerf Rebelle Blasters
The Nerf series has long been highly popular amongst boys of many ages, and girls and parents alike are excited about the possibility of adding some female competition.


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Sep 172013
 

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In this day and age of hyperactivity and excessive violence in kid’s toys, it’s refreshing to find a plush toy series that promotes important values instead. The Stuffies series of plush animals offers a total of 11 choices, including Bravo the Bear, Stomper the Dino, and Muddzie the Pig. In addition to the unique pockets each Stuffie has, from whence the series derives its name, each member promotes a specific value, such as perseverance, helpfulness, patience, and more, and includes a related storybook.

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Stuffies are the ideal children’s plush toy for a number of reasons. On the surface, they are supersized, incredibly soft, adorable animals. Stuffies proceed on the notion that “it’s what inside that counts” however, so the outward appearance is just the beginning. Each Stuffie has 7 top-secret pockets of varying sizes so kids can hide treasures for safe keeping, bring additional toys on road trips, and more. Additionally, each one includes a special surprise gift and an interactive storybook that relates to the individual Stuffie’s value.

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Things We Like About Stuffies
That they are not mere plush animals is what makes Stuffies truly shine. Certainly, they are huge, soft, and incredibly cute, but in addition to those, each Stuffie teaches kids the importance of a variety of values. And on top of each Stuffie’s stated value, children also learn organizational skills as they studiously decide which valuables to put in which secret pocket.

Things We Did Not Like About Stuffies
While Stuffies go on sale with relative frequency, the suggested retail price might be off-putting to some, more frugal parents.

Who Would Buy Stuffies?
Parents of kids of any age will love Stuffies! They have no small parts for younger children to put in their mouths, and they include the pockets and storybooks for older kids.

Guarantee?
Stuffies include a full 60-day money back guarantee.

Are Stuffies Worth the Money?
Stuffies are durable, easy to clean, and great for all ages. Kids can learn about valuable life skills while playing with an adorable plush bumblebee or dinosaur and filling their unique pockets. It’s hard to find a better value for your money.

Where Can I Buy Stuffies?
Consumers can purchase Stuffies from the company’s main website as well as reputable online stores, such as Amazon.com.

More Customer Reviews for Stuffies
In addition to the plethora of individuals who have purchased Stuffies and absolutely fell in love, the series has won The National Parenting Center’s 2012 Seal.

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Sep 172013
 

The Sesame Street PAL (play and learning) system uses peoples existing tablets (such as iPads) and turns them into a hands on learning experience. Designed for toddlers and young children, its interactive format helps you to educate and entertain your kids.

Made by Hasbro along with Sesame Workshop (a non-profit educational organization) it will be launched along side a whole new range of Sesame Street products. The PAL system features a case, which the tablet can be inserted into making it safe and fun. Simply buy the case and download the app and then let your children explore a world full of exciting and informative videos and games.

 

Who would buy the Sesame Street PAL?

The new Sesame Street PAL is aimed at young children and pre-schoolers so would be a great buy for anyone with young children. If you want to give them something that helps them to learn while they explore and play.

Things we like about the Sesame Street PAL

Its safety case to enclose the tablet is great for protecting your tablet, with rubber-protected corners and a stand. It can also be used to hide the menu button so your child can’t acidently get onto other apps or programs. There are also two different cases you can buy depending on which tablet you have.

Things we don’t like about the Sesame Street PAL

Due to the fact that it’s not yet been released, it’s hard to say what the individual features are like. One downside so far, is the fact that all the accessories, which make the games more interactive, are all sold separately. The other, is that it only works with a tablet or iPad, so if you don’t own one you can’t use the system. Also the app is only available on android and iOS.

Guarantee?

Again, due to the fact it’s still not on sale it’s unknown at this time what the guarantee will be on the PAL system.

Is the Sesame Street PAL worth the money?

When it comes to your child’s education this is a great tool to helping them learn while they play. It’s also a great way just to keep them occupied if you have something like a long car journey as the PAL and your tablet are portable.

Where can I buy the Sesame Street PAL?

The PAL will be available on leading online stores, such as Amazon.com. It will also be available in most major children’s toy stores.

Customer reviews of the Sesame Street PAL

Since it has not yet been released there are no reviews from people who have tried the Sesame Street PAL. That being said however there are lots of people talking about the PAL, and other new Hasbro Sesame Street collections, and they are eagerly awaiting their arrival.

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For over 40 years, Sesame Street and its likable cast of colorful and furry creatures have been enormously popular with all ages. Among the vast array of characters on the show, though, none have captured the public’s attention and imagination quite as much as Elmo. With his cute appearance, soft voice, and friendly attitude, Elmo has transformed into the single most popular member of Sesame Street. That popularity is reflected in Elmo-related toys as children have been treated to numerous updates, letting kids play and learn with the furry red monster in a variety of ways. Hasbro’s newest incarnation, Elmo Junction, continues in that tradition of making learning fun for children.

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Elmo Junction is a cars and trains set that features a double-decker, figure-eight track. As kids play with the track, pushing the cars and trains over 123 road and ABC railroad, they are treated to Elmo singing a song about numbers or the ABC song. As kids have fun and imagine traveling in big vehicles, they are learning their numbers and letters. The set features a full ten feet of track, and it breaks down for storage or cleaning with ease.

Things We Like About Elmo Junction
The combination of playing and learning is what makes Elmo Junction really shine. Toddlers love playing with trains and cars, and they’ll find themselves irresistibly drawn to the set and will end up singing their numbers and letters as a result!

Things We Did Not Like About Elmo Junction
Since it features a full ten feet of track laid out in a figure-eight, Elmo Junction has a fairly large footprint. As a result, some parents with limited space might have a hard time comfortably fitting it in. The set operates on two AAA batteries (demos included), though it is difficult to predict how long they will last and how often parents will have to switch them out for new ones.

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Who Would Buy Elmo Junction?
Any parents of toddlers who love Elmo, cars, and trains, and who would enjoy seeing their kids spending their playtime learning would pick up the set.

Guarantee?
While no warrantees or guarantees have been officially laid out as of yet, Elmo Junction is being released by Hasbro, a company, which has long prided itself on quality and integrity.

Is Elmo Junction Worth The Money?
Considering the lessons and endless fun kids can gain from the set, its initial price tag seems more than justified.

Where Can I Buy Elmo Junction?
Like all Hasbro products, Elmo Junction will be available at all major retailers, including such names as Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, and many more.

More Customer Reviews for Elmo Junction
Elmo’s popularity has continued to soar over many years, and this latest incarnation will no doubt enthrall children and parents alike!

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Sep 092013
 

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Sesame Street has contributed some of the most lasting and memorable children’s characters in modern history. For over 40 years, the show has continued promoting basic ideals and teaching kids fundamental skills that serve them well into their adult years and numerous related toys have spawned as a result. The Cookie Monster Food Train, available in the fall of 2013, is set to be one part of the latest incarnation of those toys.

Product price and more details can be found here.

Let’s take a look at some of the features
The Cookie Monster Food Train is one part of the Sesame Street Roads and Rails collection. It is a train set that can operate as a stand-alone toy, or it can connect to the larger Elmo Junction. The set has children pushing Cookie Monster as he drives a food train across the rails and talks about his favorite foods. The attachable rail car can attach to the Elmo Junction train set, and it includes a removable crate of bananas so kids can feel like they’re really hauling something.

While the set can be used separately, it is intended as an attachment to the main Elmo Junction set.

Things We Like About Cookie Monster Food Train
Kids love collecting sets, and the Cookie Monster Food Train feeds that desire. Children who get the food train will want to continue the collection with Elmo Junction and the other segments. The included crate of bananas and the soundtracks that play as the train is pushed across the track demonstrate that Cookie Monster has branched out his eating habits to include more natural sweets instead of his traditional cookie-gobbling.

Things We Did Not Like About Cookie Monster Food Train
The fact that Cookie Monster Food Train is part of a set could potentially be a drawback as parents might not want the potential commitment of purchasing the entire series.

Who Would Buy Cookie Monster Food Train?
Parents with kids who love trains (which is pretty much every parent) will love Cookie Monster’s latest vehicle.

Guarantee?
The set is being produced and released by Hasbro, a company with a longstanding dedication to quality and reliability. While no official guarantees have been released as of yet, consumers can rest assured it will have a thorough one.

Where Can I Buy Cookie Monster Food Train?
All major retailers, both physical and online at amazon, that currently sell Sesame Street and other Hasbro products will have the food train.

More Customer Reviews for Cookie Monster Food Train
Sesame Street toys have long been huge favorites for kids and parents alike, and the Cookie Monster Food Train promises to continue that tradition when it’s released!

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