Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year 2017

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Even though life gave you a lot of obstacles and hurdles, learn from it and be proud that you managed to overcome them and cross the bridge to another new year. May you continue to be this strong and firm and win over all shortcomings! Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

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Count your blessings, sing your Christmas songs and carols, open your gifts, and make a wish under the Christmas tree. May you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Disney Junior "PJ Masks" Mobile Vehicles

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PJ Masks which is shown on Disney Junior and Disney Channel that is created by Entertainment One, Frog Box , and TeamTO already has an amazing  PJ Masks Headquarters Playset and a clothing line has release their newest toys the PJ Masks 3 Mobile Vehicles Bundle which is composed of Cat car, Owl glider and Gekko mobile. This cartoons is based  on the Les Pyjamasques book series from French author Romuald Racioppo. These mobile vehicles are a great addition if you already have the PJ Masks HQ.

Kids will surely love these toy this Christmas! They will surely love to play their favorite PJ Masks heroes and use those mobile vehicles to save the day!

PJ Masks 3 Mobile Vehicles Bundle CAT CAR, OWL GLIDER and GEKKO MOBILE

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Moana Animated Movie

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Moana, animated film, movie, Auli'i Cravalho

Moana is an animated Disney movie that centers around the adventure of a Polynesian island chief's daughter who is determined to save her people and search for a fabled island. She wants to prove herself as a master wayfinder and she wants to fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey she chance upon Maui, a demi-god that is voiced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. In their adventure traversing the open ocean they encounter scary, violent, and huge monsters. One is made of lava and the other a giant crab. They were also battered by violent ocean storms and huge waves. 

Moana is a good role model for kids since she demonstrate perseverance, curiosity, and courage. She is voiced by newcomer Auli'i Cravalho, while Alan Tudyk is Heihei, Nicole Scherzinger is Sina and Jemaine Clement voiced Tamatoa.

The movie Moana is a box office gold for Disney it remains at the top of the movie box office list for the 2nd week, taking in $28.3 million. It also raked in $56,631,401 (USA) on its opening week.

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Lion Guard Training Lair Playset

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Just Play Lion Guard Training Lair Playset $57.95

Kids just love the hit Disney Junior TV series The Lion Guard. It's an animated series from the movie the The Lion King. It revolves around the adventures of Simba and Nala's second child, Kion, and his Lion Guard team: the Pride Land's fiercest, bravest, strongest, fastest, and keenest of sight. The team protect the Pride Lands and defend the Circle of Life. It consist of Kion, along with his friends Bunga the honey badger, Beshte the hippopotamus, Fuli the cheetah and Ono the egret.

The Lion Guard rescue even the tiny tree hyrax, they defend against hyenas specially against Janja's group, and they make sure that the Makuu and the crocodiles are following the rules.

The Just Play Lion Guard Training Lair Playset features awesome lights and sound, Rafiki Cave Drawings, Zip line, and Bungee launcher. The set comes with 2 figures Kion and Janja.

It's a tall toy and well built. If you're going to purchase it you might as well include the "Disney Lion Guard Figures" to complete the team.

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Disney Lion Guard Figures

Disney Lion Guard Figures $13.99

Friday, November 4, 2016

PJ Masks Headquarters Playset

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PJ Masks Headquarters Playset, PJ Masks

PJ Masks is an adorable preschool animated television series that is loved by kids. You can watched it on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. It is based on the Les Pyjamasques book series from French author Romuald Racioppo. The PJ Masks team is composed of:

Catboy (Connor) - he wears a blue costume and is the leader of the group. His power includes super-hearing using Cat Ears, super leaping ability using Super Cat Jump, and he can also sprints fast using Super Cat Speed. His vehicle is called the Cat Car.

Owlette (Amaya) - she's Asian with brown hair and wears glasses. Her costume is color red with a cape that can turn into wings. She can easily see in the dark using Owl Eyes and fly by using Super Owl Wings. Her vehicle is the Owl-Glider.

Gekko (Greg) - He is the youngest member of the Masks and he wears a green costume that is equipped with a reptilian tail, fins on top of his head, and suction cups on his hands. His power includes Super Gekko Camouflage, he can change colors and blend in with his surroundings, Super Gekko Muscles that gives him strenght to lift heavy objects, Super Lizard Grip to climb walls or anchor himself to stop vehicles, and Super Lizard Water Run to walk on water. His vehicle is the Gekko-Mobile. It can submerge underwater and has a "Gekko-Mobile Camouflage" it can also climb on walls.

Your kids will definitely love the PJ Masks Headquarters Playset. It's a two-sided play set that is 2 feet tall. It is equipped with a high-flying zip line, elevator, hanging cat rings, trap door, and pop-out hatch. Catboy and Cat-Car are included in the set.

Just Play Headquarter PJ Mask Price:    $69.99

Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016

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This the night,
Of the grave’s delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they  it is they.

Happy Halloween.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Amazon Release their 2016 Holiday Toy List

Amazon 2016 Holiday Toy List, Christmas Toy List 2016, toy list, toy gift list will be making parents lives easier and putting smile on kids with Amazon's 2016 Holiday Toy List. These are individually selected list of more than a thousand of the season's most sought-after products for kids featuring the hottest toys, games for the entire family, electronics, popular books, learning toys and more.

Parents can now easily shop and search for items in the worlds largest selection of toys and games. If you are busy you can easily check Amazon’s top 100 picks for this holiday season or by browsing their curated lists that is sorted by trend – tech toys, STEM toys, mini figurines, crafts and DIY, active play, classic toys, family night and more   

Amazon will also offer daily deals on all Holiday Toy List products which includes items from top brands like Disney, Little Tikes, Barbie, Melissa & Doug, Star Wars, K’NEX, LeapFrog, TEGU etc.

Amazon said these are the hottest toy trends for Holiday Season this year:

 Technology - Toys with mobile app connectivity like Cozmo by Anki and Ravensburger Space Hawk Starter Set are very popular this year since kids wants new and exciting ways to stimulate their curious minds.
 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) toys - Osmo Genius Kit, Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar and K’NEX Education STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set continue to be popular among Amazon customers.

 Craft & Create - Kids wants to get involved in the maker movement and they want toys that lets them be creative. Kids are loving toy projects such as Thames & Kosmos Crystal Growing, Poppit Playset Bakery and Scientific Explorer Young Architect City Planner Set.
 Mini Figures – This season mini figures are causing Mini Madness, and kids loves collecting all these cute mini toys! Mini toy sets such as My Mini MixieQ’s Bundle – Mini Rooms, Playsets, and Figures, Squinkies Squinkieville Clubhouse Playset and Twozies Café Playset are popping up on every kid’s wish list.

 Star Wars, Trolls and Moana – Amazon expects Star Wars, Trolls and Moana toys to topped the wish lists this season, thanks to upcoming movie releases, with toys such as Star Wars Force Tech Trooper, DreamWorks Trolls Glitterific Guy Diamond and Disney Moana Starlight Canoe and Friends to be top sellers.

 Drones - Everyone will be looking at the skies this holiday season as drones such as the Traxxas 7909 Aton Quad-Rotor Helicopter and MOTA JETJAT Nano Camera Video Drone are topping every big kid’s list.

Amazon's also offers easier option to shop this year’s Holiday Toy List:

  1.     Mobile Shopping - last year nearly 70% of Amazon customers shopped through their mobile device and customers shopping on Amazon’s mobile app more than doubled. Those who loves to shop for the hottest toys away from their desktops will find it easier than ever before with the new mobile Holiday Toy List experience which is great for browsing and shopping on your mobile device or tablet at home or on-the-go.
  2.     Voice Shopping - Amazon will now let busy parents order 500,000 holiday toys through a simple voice command. They launches this new ordering feature in time for the holiday shopping rush. Ordering a toy during a stressful holiday season will be easier for owners of Amazon's Alexa voice activated assistant. You can now shop hands-free, this is available on the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Tap and more. Customers can purchase all the must-have gifts on their child’s wish list with just their voice. It’s as simple as saying, “Alexa, order me a Barbie doll,” to your Alexa-enabled device such as the Amazon Echo Dot, and Alexa will search for the lowest-priced option that ships with Prime and apply available discounts.
  3.    Shop by Video – Amazon is also offering All-new video highlights and the must-have products in each of the list’s editorial categories. Parents and kids can enjoy the videos together and shop the featured products on the same page as the video. Featured videos include Parent Picks, Kid Picks, STEM Picks and more.

Anticipated Best Sellers and Exclusives

The Holiday Toy List features hundreds of popular items that will appeal to kids of all ages and interests. Some of the anticipated best-selling toys and games for this holiday season include:

    Pie Face Showdown Game
    Bloxels: Build Your Own Video Game
    Shopkins Happy Places House Playset
    Hot Wheels A.I. Intelligent Race System Starter Kit
    Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit
    Playskool Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo
    Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Super Hero Flight City
    Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow
    SELFIE MIC Music Set
    AquaBeads Ultimate Design Studio Payset
    Fisher-Price Shimmer and Shine Magic Flying Carpet
    View-Master Deluxe VR Viewer
    Barbie Dreamhouse
    Barbie Pop-Up Camper Vehicle
    LEGO City Airport Air Show Building Kit
    Nom Noms Lipgloss Truck Craft Kit
    Wonder Workshop Dash Robot
    Hatchimals Draggles
    LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster Building Set
    3Doodler Create 3D Pen
    American Girl Melody Doll, Book & Backpack Collection
    DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Poppy

In addition, customers can discover toys available exclusively from Amazon on the Holiday Toy List, including:

    Hape Solid Beech Wooden Blocks Stacking Set
    VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Launch and Go Ride On
    Little Tikes Fully Assembled Cozy Coup: Ready to Ride
    Fisher-Price Thomas the Train Wooden Railway Santa’s Workshop Express
    Fisher-Price Rock, Roll ‘n Ride Trike
    FurReal Friends Flurry, My Baby Snow Leopard Pet
    Hape – Solid Beech Stacking Blocks with Carrying Sack
    Little Tikes School Bus Activities Gym
    Hape – Handyman Go-To-Caddy Wooden Tool Box
    Monster High Skelita Calaveras Collector Doll
    Play-Doh Disney Princess Prettiest Princess Castle Set
    Fisher-Price Power Wheels Chrome Dune Racer
    Power Wheels Thomas the Train Thomas with Track
    Snap Circuits 203 Electronics Discovery Kit
    Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set

For more information on the 2016 Holiday Toy List, please visit Amazon holidaytoylist.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Top Halloween Costumes 2016

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It's October and by now should be planning your Halloween costume, especially if you want to impress your friends or if you will have matching get-up with a friend or partner.

National Retail Federation released their annual 2016 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey. The study was done by Prosper Insights & Analytics. They found out that people will be spending about $3.1 billion on costumes by the 67% who will celebrate Halloween who are planning to purchase costumes this year.

More than 171 million people are expected to celebrate Halloween parties that will be spending an average of $82.93 which is up by $8.59 last year was $74.34.

The survey was conducted on September 6 to 13, 2016 and 6,791 participated with a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2% points.

Here's the Top Halloween Costumes for 2016 (by age group)

  1.     Action/Superhero
  2.     Princess
  3.     Animal (cat, dog, lion, monkey, etc.)
  4.     Batman Character
  5.     Star Wars Character
  6.     Tie: Witch & DC Superhero (excluding Batman)
  7.     Frozen Character (Anna, Elsa, Olaf)
  8.     Marvel Superhero (excluding Spiderman)
  9.     Zombie
  10.     Spiderman

Halloween costumes, Halloween Party

 Pokemon Child's Deluxe Pikachu Costume  $44.95

Adults 18-34
  1.     Batman Character (Batman, Harley Quinn, The Joker, etc.)
  2.     Witch
  3.     Animal (cat, dog, bunny, etc.)
  4.     Tie: Marvel Superhero (Deadpool, Spiderman, etc.) & DC Superhero (Wonder Woman, Superman, excluding Batman)
  5.     Vampire
  6.     Video Game Character
  7.     Slasher Movie Villain (Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, etc.)
  8.     Pirate
  9.     Star Wars Character
  10.     Zombie

Halloween costumes, Halloween Party
Election Paper Mask Female Candidate Hillary Clinton  $6.67

Halloween costumes, Halloween PartyDonald Trump Celebrity Latex Mask Ideal for Parties Halloween $32.99

Adults 35 & Up

  1.     Witch
  2.     Pirate
  3.     Political (Trump, Clinton, etc.)
  4.     Vampire
  5.     Batman Character (Batman, Catwoman, etc.)
  6.     Animal (cat, dog, bunny, etc.)
  7.     Tie: DC Superhero (Superman, Wonder Woman, excluding Batman) & Star Wars Character
  8.     Tie: Ghost & Zombie
  9.     Scary Costume/Mask
  10.     Marvel Superhero (Iron Man, Hulk, Spiderman, etc.)
Halloween costumes, Halloween Party

  1.     Pumpkin
  2.     Hot Dog
  3.     Bumble Bee
  4.     Tie: Lion & Star Wars Character
  5.     Devil
  6.     Batman Character
  7.     Witch
  8.     Superman
  9.     Action/Superhero
  10.     Cat

Halloween costumes, Halloween Party

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hot Toys Revealed Star Wars Rogue One Darth Vader Figure

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Darth Vader Figure, Hot Toys Star Wars Rogue One Darth Vader Figure

Darth Vader Figure, Hot Toys Star Wars Rogue One Darth Vader Figure

Hot Toys revealed the first batch of figures for the movie "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," which includes a Jedha patrol Stormtrooper, a Shoretrooper, and Darth Vader! So Star Wars fans can buy this sweet toys while waiting for the movie. Other toy companies like Hasbro, Funko, and LEGO have a set of movie themed that will be hitting store shelves, and Rogue Friday is set to be a profitable day for all involved just like last year’s Force Friday event.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" revolves around a group of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film takes place before the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Jyn Erso will be played by Felicity Jones while Mads Mikklesen will be playing her father, Galen Erso. Diego Luna stars as Captain Cassian Andor with Donnie Yen as the blind spiritual warrior Chirrut Imwe, Jiang Wen will be his heavily armored best friend Baze Malbus,, Alan Tudyk as the droid K-2SO, Riz Ahmed as the Rebel pilot Bodhi Rook, plus Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, a character first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Ben Mendelsohn as the film’s main antagonist, Director Orson Krennic.

The movie was directed by Gareth Edwards, and is set for release on December 16, 2016.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Del Rey $21.83
Star Wars: Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter by Hasbro $44.88

Star Wars Rogue One Auction Figures Wave 1 Set of 7
Star Wars Rogue One Auction Figures Wave 1 Set of 7 $107.90

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Carrera Remote Control Nintendo Mario Copter MarioKart 8 Quadcopter

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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.
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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 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

PlayStation 4 Pro Unveiled

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PlayStation 4 Pro, PS4 Pro

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."

PlayStation 4 Pro, PS4 Pro
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

Top Disney's Frozen Toys

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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

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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

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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

Disney's Frozen Toys, Disney toys
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 Happy Meal toy "Step-It" Tracks Kids Activity PULLED OUT

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McDonalds Happy Meal toy Step-It, Step-It tracker

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

Toy Sales grew at 7.5% In the 1st 6 months of 2016

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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.

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The top 10 selling toy brands for the first half of 2016 are: 

1) Star Wars; 

2) NERF; 

3) Shopkins; 

4) Pokémon; 

5) Barbie; 

6) LEGO Star Wars; 

7) Little Tikes; 

8) Disney Frozen; 

9) Hot Wheels;

10) Minecraft.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Spin Master: Air Hogs Hyper Disc

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Air Hogs Hyper Disc, outdoor toys, air freesbie

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

Ghostbuster Toys

Ghostbuster Toys

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)

Ghostbuster Toys
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.

Ages: 8+
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

Ghostbuster Toys

Ghostbuster Toys
Kids can gear up with a Proton Pack to hunt for ghosts. The proton backpack and blaster is very detailed and functions that kids will love. Once you insert the dark mini figure in the blaster it will project a ghost silhouette on the wall.

Ages: 4+
MSRP: $29.99 Ghostbusters Proton Pack Projector by Mattel $29.99

Slimer Soft Toy Series Ghostbusters 3 Plush Doll

Ghostbuster Toys
This is an Original Plush Toy from animated film Ghostbusters 3. Very soft and it's a great toy for Ghostbuster fans.

Ages: 3+
MSRP: Slimer 9'' Soft Toy Serie Ghostbusters 3 Plush Doll Serie Original by Play by Play $12.95

LEGO Dimensions New Ghostbusters Story Pack

Ghostbuster Toys
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.

Ages: 7+
MSRP: $29.99-$49.99 LEGO Dimensions, New Ghostbusters Story Pack by Warner Home Video $49.99

Ghostbusters Slimer Figure by Mattel

Ghostbuster Toys
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.

Ages: 4+
MSRP: $19.99 Ghostbusters Slimer Figure $19.99

Ghostbusters Metal Die Cast Figures Jada Toys

Ghostbuster 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.

Ages: 8+
MSRP: $10.39 - $21.95 Ghostbusters Metal Die Cast Figures Jada Toys

Ghostbusters Funko Pop!

Ghostbuster Toys Ghostbuster Toys
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.

Ages: 6+
MSRP: Starts at $6.71 Ghostbusters Funko Pop!

Ghostbusters Figures (Mattel)

Ghostbuster Toys
Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Patty Tolan, and Jillian Holtzmann 6-inch figures from Mattel.

Ages: 4+
MSRP: $19.99Ghostbusters Figures (Mattel)