Posts Tagged ‘Toy Fair’
With Barbie’s Dream House on the market for $25 million dollars, she needed a little help moving all those boxes. Luckily, our Toy Insider Mom was at Mattel to help!
Any takers on the house?
Meanwhile, our editor-in-chief Jackie Breyer made some friends with Activision’s Skylanders!
And Playmates found their two newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles recruits in Jackie and Laurie.
Today our Toy Insider Mom is guest posting over on Gifts.com. Based on her visit this past week at Toy Fair, Laurie is giving Gifts.com her her first-look predictions on which toys will be the big hits of 2012.
Want to know what her first-look predictions are? Hop on over and read them here.
For 11 years kids have been growing up to the tunes of Kidz Bop and this year, Imperial Toy is introducing the official Kidz Bop toy line!
The Toy line is due out in the summer of 2012 and naturally includes many musical instruments, a mic and much more!
While we were at Toy Fair this past week getting our preview of the line, we were lucky enough see an exclusive performance by the Kidz Bop kids. During the performance they sang a number of songs from their new album, Kidz Bop 21 …. and those kids can SING!
Check it out–
Our staff caught up with him at the Maui Toys both during Toy Fair to get the scoop-
From Maui Toys:
Skyball, the highest bouncing ball ever made! Bounce it Straight up and it goes up to 75 feet in the air! That’s 4 times higher then a basketball, 5 times higher then a play ball, and 3 times higher then a tennis ball! That’s even higher then a 1.5 inch superball. Only maybe flubber bounces higher (which by the way doesn’t really exist).
More information about the league and its competitions can be found on The Sky Ball League site.
Toy Fair is less than a week away! We can hardly wait to check out all of the fantastic toys hitting shelves this year.
This morning, our Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht visited The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda to give a sneak peek into what this year’s show has in store.
Lite Sprites by WowWee (Fall 2011)
An all powerful Lite Wand magically captures color and light from any flat surface and cast color spells onto the Sprites and playsets of Lite-Topia, while emitting enchanting sounds.
Each Sprite comes with a Lite Pod. Includes 3 interactive games: Color Hunt, Color Mix, and Memory
The Sprite Sisterhood includes four Sprites: Prisma, Astra, Meadow and Brooke.
Bleak, the naughty one, rejects color and uses her powers to eliminate and disrupt the color of Lite-Topia.
Lite Wand and Prisma and Pod: MSRP: $29.99; Tree of Lite: $39.99; Deluxe playsets: $19.99
Tetris® Link™ by Techno Source (Fall 2011)
Tetris is the most recognized video game brand in the world—Now, fans can experience the Tetris effect with Tetris Link, a new tabletop strategy game that the whole family can play together
In Tetris Link, players battle to score the most points by linking colored Tetriminos, the iconic Tetris playing pieces, into an upright game tower while attempting to block competitors from linking their game pieces.
For 2 to 4 players.
Secret Agent Headquarters with Alarm System by Playmobil (Fall 2011)
Playmobil is introducing a whole new line of Secret Agent playsets The well-disguised Secret Agent Headquarters contains covert features, such as a trapdoor leading to the jail, a jet ski hiding place for an emergency escape, and a secret command center with LED board. The set comes with five figures, including a double agent with a changeable face.
Another exciting feature is the functional alarm system that can be placed in rooms at home to warn off “intruders”
Ages 7+/ MSRP: $89.99
Bizu by Spin Master (Fall 2011)
Bizu is a Twist on Beads allows girls to create and magically
transform their accessories. Make bracelets, charms, and necklaces any way you want. Give the jewelry a twist and create cute, posable, and lovable characters.
With the Bizu Style Studio you can sort, dispense, and style all of your Bizu characters! Comes with 4 ultra-rare characters. Create 4 stylish bracelets, link 3 together to make a necklace, or start a backpack and cell phone accessory trend.
Ages 6+/ MSRP: $19.99
Justin Bieber Rockin’ Tour Bus and Concert Stage by The Bridge Direct (Fall 2011)
Justin’s fans can recreate their favorite concert experience at home with the new Rockin’ Tour Bus, which opens up to reveal a rockin’ concert stage with lights and cool sound effects! There’s also a special port for connecting mp3 players or laptops, so that all your favorite digital music can be part of the show!
Ages 6+ / MSRP: $79.99
JB Real Hairstyle Doll by The Bridge Direct (Fall 2011)
It’s the doll that all Justin Bieber fans have been waiting for – the JB Signature Hairstyle Doll has soft and styled hair that replicates Justin’s signature “swoosh” hairstyle! Each Hairstyle Doll also comes with several cool accessories such as a skateboard, backpack or sunglasses.
Ages 6+ / MSRP: $17.99
Green Lantern Quickshot Game by Pressman Toy (May 2011)
Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds as the newest member of the of the intergalactic police force Green Lantern Corps—in theaters June 17, 2011 Green Lantern Quickshot Game is an action-packed game that allows kids to put their dexterity to the test as they load up their shooters with marbles and try to pop out the Green Lanterns.
For 2 players
Ages: 6+ MSRP under $19.99
Transformers Cine-Mask 3D Masks by Hasbro (May 2011)
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON will be the first- ever TRANSFORMERS film in 3D — opens worldwide on July 1, 2011.
Hasbro is introducing OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE role play/ 3D masks.
Each mask is equipped with built in RealD 3D lenses that allow fans to watch any RealD 3D compatible movie! Each mask sold separately.
The Smurfs Carnival by MEGA Bloks (Summer 2011)
The Smurfs in 3D will be in theaters August 3, 2011!
With the Smurf Buildable Carnival playset, kids can build and rebuild their very own Smuf-tastic Carnival however they want.
The set includes a ferris wheel that really turs with a hand-powered crank, a windmill that really spins with a twisting slide, and a combination of two buildable mushroom houses stacked one on top of the other!
Paper Jamz Microphoneby Wow Wee (Fall 2011)
The new Paper Jamz microphone uses cutting-edge technology(Perfect Pitch) to deliver a unique and fun singing experience to your favorite songs.
Modes include perfect pitch which analyze and tunes singer’s pitch, solo/ duet, to sing with the artist or become the lead singer, as well as harmony and auto-vibrato. You can even change to chorus which multiplies singer’s vocals to add depth. Includes 2 built in hits and holds up to 3 songs at a time. Additional songs will be available on Paperjamz.com