Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The world’s most famous Italian plumber has a new ride and it can fly! It's the new
Carrera RC Nintendo MarioKart 8 Quadcopter and with Mario in the driver's seat he'll surely control the sky with your kids maneuvering him.
The Nintendo Mario Copter is equipped with a 6-axle gyro system for flight stability. It also has a protective cage for the rotors, they are like thick Styrofoam that makes it safe to bounce off the wall and hit anything with it.
It is a 2.4 Gigahertz 4-channel vehicle with a 30 x 27 centimeter dimension. It has beginner and advanced modes. The battery is a replaceable 3.7 Volt-1000 milliamp Hour LiPo battery that can be completely recharged using a USB port in only Plus/-60 minutes using the included USB recharging cable.
Once you placed the batteries, you can immediately turn it on and takeoff. The controller is just like any other remote control with 2 toggles and some buttons. There's also a switch that lets you choose between 30%, 60%, and 100% power so that you can slowly learn with practice. It was responsive to each of the toggle commands.
This Toy is designed for kids ages 8 and up.
Quadrocopter - high quality 6 axis gyro-system for stable and easy flying.
Rotor diameter: 10,5cm/4,13"; size: 30x27cm/11,81"x10,63";
2,4 GHz technique, without interference, Frequency independent.
4-Channel controller. Beginner-/ advanced- Mode; rotor-protection-cage.
Batteries 3,7V - 6 AA batteries 650mAh rechargeable lipo battery.
Product Weight - 3 pounds
Carrera RC Nintendo Mario-Copter 2.4 GHz 4-Channel Vehicle
Posted by Joel at 11:50 PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Sony has unveiled their two newest consoles, one is high end and the other one is for budget conscious gamers. The high-end PlayStation 4 Pro is better equipped to handle 4K graphics and virtual-reality content.
The new high-end model known as “Neo” and now called “PlayStation 4 Pro,” cost about $399 and it will be released on November 10, 2016. It will have a faster processor, more storage (1TB hard drive), and enhanced graphics for 4K resolution games and video, according to Sony during the presentation held at the PlayStation Theater in New York’s Times Square.
The PlayStation 4 Pro once it is released will undoubtedly be the most powerful game console. Its GPU (powered by AMD's new Polaris technology) is more than twice as fast as the original PS4, and it sports a faster clock speed as well.
"PS4 Pro is not intended to blur the line between console generations," Mark Cerny, the chief architect for the PS4, said on stage. "Instead, the vision is to take the PS4 experience to extraordinary new levels."
Sony also introduced the smaller, more energy-efficient PlayStation 4 which will estimated to go on sale on September 15, 2016 and it will cost about $299. This slimmer and more smaller console will be replacing the original 4th generation PlayStation unit that was released last November 2013 at $399. Both versions of the PlayStation 4 will have the capability to handle high dynamic range imaging (HDR) according to Sony.
Amazon is accepting preorders for the new PSP 4 Pro
Pre-order now: Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - 1TB by Sony $399.99
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Disney Frozen Ultimate Olaf - it is an interactive toy that comes to life once you press Olaf’s magic snowflake, his eyes will open, his head moves, and he locates his snowflake controller so kids can lead him. Olaf will Walk forward, backwards and spin left and right. He also dances and sings “In Summer.” Olaf can talk 50 phrases from the movie.
The toy is also equipped with sensors, you can just push the magic snowflake and Ultimate Olaf will locate the magic snowflake controller wherever it is.
Disney Frozen Ultimate Walking Olaf Plush $31.98
Disney Frozen “DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN?” Jewelry Box - Young Anna and Elsa come to life and build the loveable snowman Olaf with the Frozen Jewelry Box. Press the button on top of the jewelry box and watch Anna and Elsa move to “build” Olaf, while the song "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" from Disney Frozen plays in the background. It also includes a pink heart ring and a pull-out drawer.
Disney Frozen Do You Want to Build a Snowman Jewelry Box Toy $14.99
Disney Frozen Elsa's Magical Ice Palace - it's the majestic Elsa's ice castle from the Disney movie Frozen. It can grow up to 3 feet tall using its unique telescoping feature just like in the movie.
The Elsa princess is sold separately, it can be placed in the bottom platform where she lights up and spins while the castle grows and sings “Let It Go.” It create a magical light show, turn snow to stairs, send an icicle chandelier spiraling downward, and make the castle "grow"!
Disney Frozen Elsa's Ice Palace Playset $125.00
Frozen Disney's Sing Along Elsa with Light Up Necklace Doll - kids can use the included real working microphone to sing the full-length movie version of "let it go" together with Elsa. Elsa’s necklace and dress magically light up, and she says more than 15 phrases in both English and Spanish.
Place the microphone in front of Elsa and she'll pick up where you left off! pass the mic back and forth to create the perfect duet!
Frozen Disney's Sing Along Elsa with Light Up Necklace Doll $31.99
Thursday, August 18, 2016
McDonald's newest Happy Meal toy "Step-It" is a colorful bracelet that tracks activity of kids. It measure steps and blink lights indicating the child's activity level. The McDonald's Happy Meal toy will be available for about a month. McDonald's is one of the main 2016 Olympic sponsors and they want the "Step-It" tracker to encourage kids who are rooting for their favorite athletes to be active.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of complains about the tracker heating up and leaving burn marks. A mom in Fort Smith, Arizon complained that the toy burned the arm of her 4-year old son. Casey Collyar said that she let her son wear the Happy Meal toy for just 8 minutes last Saturday.
“I have received approximately eight to nine messages from other parents...all of their children have been burned by the watch, and I received one message from an adult. At this time what angers me is that McDonald's has not pulled the Happy Meal toy," Collyar told FOX news.
UPDATE: According to McDonald's they are now pulling out the toy.
In a statement, McDonald’s said:
“We are voluntarily removing the Step It! Activity Band Happy Meal toys in our restaurants in our United States and Canadian markets. It will no longer be offered as part of our Happy Meals. We have taken this swift and voluntary step after receiving limited reports of potential skin irritations that may be associated from wearing the band. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and we are fully investigating this issue. Our restaurants are now offering our youngest guests an alternative Happy Meal toy.”
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
According to the NPD Group, a market research company specializing in consumer behavior, the toy industry grew 7.5% in the first half of this year and they estimated that the industry will grow about 7%, or $1.4 billion, for the entire year of 2016.
The movie tie-in Star Wars was the biggest contributor to the industry’s mid-year growth, with dollar sales for Star Wars toys increasing nearly 200% through June.
In term of category the "Outdoor & Sports Toys" was not only the largest category with $1.7 billion in sales, but also the most popular. It impacted the overall industry growth. Last year, at this time, Outdoor & Sports grew the most of any supercategory and nearly doubled to represent 32% of total toy industry growth so far for this year.
The top 10 selling toy brands for the first half of 2016 are:
1) Star Wars;
6) LEGO Star Wars;
7) Little Tikes;
8) Disney Frozen;
9) Hot Wheels;
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Air Hogs Hyper Disc from Spin Master is really a fun toy to play with friends and family outside the yard or at the park. It is a big inflatable disc about 3 foot wide that you can fill with helium or air. It flies like a Frisbee and float like a blimp. If you fill it with helium, it will float in the air. When you fill it with just air, it acts like a Frisbee that you can toss around with a friend. It looks like a flying saucer when in mid air.
Your kids would surely love to play with it.
Ages: 5 and up
Air Hogs Hyper Disc $14.96
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
From left, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, the director Paul Feig, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon on the set of “Ghostbusters.”
So did you like the rebooted “Ghostbusters” movie starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as an all-female squad of ectoplasm fighters? It recorded a $46 million ticket sales in North America over the weekend which makes it the 2nd best earning film behind “The Secret Life of Pets.”
If you are a fan you can relive the movie with these amazing Ghostbuster Toys:
LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2 Building Kit (LEGO)
The LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2 sets is composed of 556 pieces for your kids to build on. The Ecto-1 car features Ghostbusters logo, removable roof, seats for 4 Ghostbusters heroes (Abby, Erin, Jillian, and Patty). The front doors can be opened as well as the rear storage for some ghostbusting accessories. It is also equipped with side ladder and an ECTO-1 license plate.
The Ecto-2 motorbike which features a rear storage box is for Kevin. It includes five mini-figures Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, Patty Tolan and Kevin, a Mayhem figure and a PKE Meter.
Price: $59.68 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2 75828 Building Kit (556 Piece) $59.68 on Amazon
LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto 1 2 Building Kit
Ghostbusters Proton Pack Projector by Mattel
MSRP: $29.99 Ghostbusters Proton Pack Projector by Mattel $29.99
Slimer Soft Toy Series Ghostbusters 3 Plush Doll
This is an Original Plush Toy from animated film Ghostbusters 3. Very soft and it's a great toy for Ghostbuster fans.
MSRP: Slimer 9'' Soft Toy Serie Ghostbusters 3 Plush Doll Serie Original by Play by Play $12.95
LEGO Dimensions New Ghostbusters Story Pack
The LEGO Dimensions, New Ghostbusters Story Pack lets players to relive the movie to help the Ghostbuster team save the world from the mysterious and evil ghost, Rowen, across 6 action-packed levels of gameplay. The pack includes characters from the original film, like a classic buildable Peter Venkman LEGO minifigure, which are all playable in the game.
MSRP: $29.99-$49.99 LEGO Dimensions, New Ghostbusters Story Pack by Warner Home Video $49.99
Ghostbusters Slimer Figure by Mattel
With the world-famous Ghostbusters back, and so does the lovable green Slimer. He is more gluttonous than ever. The Ghostbusters Slimer figure is very detailed from the film and when you pull on his tongue you will hear him scream then followed by a gargling noise.
MSRP: $19.99 Ghostbusters Slimer Figure $19.99
Ghostbusters Metal Die Cast Figures Jada Toys
Jada Toy’s Metal Die Cast Figures released a new edition of Ghostbusters 4-inch and 6-inch figures for Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore.
MSRP: $10.39 - $21.95 Ghostbusters Metal Die Cast Figures Jada Toys
Ghostbusters Funko Pop!
Cute and adorable Funko’s Ghostbusters Pop! with huge heads, consist of 7 Figures Patty Tolan, Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Kevin, Jillian Holtzmann, Gertrude Eldridge, and Rowans Ghost.
MSRP: Starts at $6.71 Ghostbusters Funko Pop!
Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Patty Tolan, and Jillian Holtzmann 6-inch figures from Mattel.
MSRP: $19.99Ghostbusters Figures (Mattel)