Hey guys! I hope you had an amazing weekend! Mine was filled with a ton of family stuff and that is honestly the way I like it! Welcome to Toy Fair Week on the blog! If you don’t like or care for toys, you are excused from reading this week, but if you like toys even a little bit, you are in for some amazing products!! I am ONLY sharing the toys that I would purchase in a heartbeat…is it weird that I feel like I might have my Christmas list covered?! LOL
During all of the Toy Fair Mania, I was invited to preview the new toys coming down the pike from Hasbro at their #HasbroTF cocktail party. I saw a TON of good stuff, I mean fantastic items. I narrowed it down to my favorite seven! I have lots of videos and pictures and because I can’t describe a toy like the makers can I have included the Hasbro Toys official descriptions as well.
1) My Little Pony
Who doesn’t love My Little Pony? I have VERY vivid memories of brushing my pony’s hair with the little blue plastic brush over and over again! So cool to see this generation get to have this experience as well!
The MY LITTLE PONY brand is bringing the power of the rainbow to life in 2014 with an array of colorful ponies and playsets! Children and fans of all ages will adore discovering the whimsical world of six pony friends, watching their adventures unfold in the “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” animated series created by Hasbro Studios and airing on The Hub TV Network. Pony fans can act out imaginative stories of their own with fantastical MY LITTLE PONY figures, playsets, and vehicles, many of which can be seen in the series.
2) Baby Alive
Do you guys remember Baby Alive? I loved it!! If you haven’t heard about it, see below to learn more. It’s the perfect toy for the little girl in your life!
Hasbro’s BABY ALIVE brand delivers realistic baby moments and nurturing play full of surprises, allowing little ones to care for their dolls just like a real mommy, bringing love and fun to life! In 2014, kids will make memories and experience milestone moments with special BABY ALIVE dolls. BABY ALIVE dolls will have kids nursing their Baby Gets a Boo Boo doll back to health, feeding and diapering their MY BABY ALL GONE doll just like mommy, and going through their nighttime rituals with BRUSHY BRUSHY BABY doll
3) Nerf Rebelle
I don’t know who didn’t play with Nerf toys as a kid, the boys AND the girls would play very intense games on my black and honestly it was a highlight of my outdoor play as a child. They now have a tween friendly girl version that I am in love with (and that I want for myself too lol) here is a quick video and blurb of what the Nerf Rebelle line is all about:
Inspired by current pop culture trends and based on insight from girls, the NERF REBELLE brand is designed to empower players with confidence, high performance action, and a stylish edge, all while inspiring girls to think and play differently. After its global launch and being listed as one of the top toys of 2013 by retailers – there is no stopping the NERF REBELLE brand.
4) Doh Vinci
For my readers that love to get crafty, they have found a way to make play doh come out in a super creative way! The crafties are going to go crazy over this one 🙂
Featuring an ALL-NEW patent-pending design compound and an innovative Styler tool, the creative experience is highly intuitive, enjoyable, unique and completely engrossing for kids of all ages! Simply pop your favorite color into the Styler and squeeze to easily create your own beautiful 3D art designs. With so many colors and application techniques, no two designs will be the same, and since the design compound sticks to other surfaces such as wood, glass, duct tape, and paper – the creative possibilities are endless!
5) Littlest Pet Shop
I love these little pets they are so adorable and totally something that the little girls in my life will love!
BLYTHE BAXTER and her father live in Downtown City above the LITTLEST PET SHOP, a day camp for all kinds of amazing pets, including doggie diva ZOE TRENT, head hedgehog RUSSELL FERGUSON and resident artist monkey MINKA MARK. Big adventures ensue when BLYTHE discovers she can miraculously talk with her animal friends and notices these pets may be small in stature, but their personalities are larger than life! Fans can follow the adventures of BLYTHE and her friends on the “Littlest Pet Shop” animated series, created by Hasbro Studios and airing on The Hub TV Network in the US.
My kids absolutely adore transformers, and I did too as a kid! Since they have a new movie coming out there are lots of fun toys to go with it! Check out the live demo to see how fast these toys transform now!
Inspired by the new film, Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION line for 2014 features eagerly awaited new characters like GRIMLOCK and the DINOBOTS, and innovative new play patterns—including one-step changers and flip-to-change action—designed to make the TRANSFORMERS line more fun and intuitive for kids. The new evolution of the classic play pattern makes the robot-to-vehicle conversions feel like magic, letting kids experience the excitement and fast-paced action of the films through action figure play. Hasbro will also expand two of its popular TRANSFORMERS toy lines—TRANSFORMERS KRE-O construction sets and TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS buildable action figures—using the new characters and DINOBOTS from the new film.
7) SIMON SWIPE
Okay I know everyone reading this remembers SIMON!! It was the best toy of the 80s (in my opinion!!) I would spend lots of hours on this thing trying to remember so many sequences!! They have updated it for this generation and its is completely awesome! Check out the video (with a cameo from Quiana from Harlem Love Birds! :))
The SIMON SWIPE game showcases a new sleek design reminiscent of the original round SIMON game with hypnotic sounds and colors, flashing lights and game play featuring a smooth swipe action. Players can choose from four games, including Classic, Extreme and Levels, which starts easy, then builds to 16 levels and Party which let you play with a friend or a crowd.
Those were my favorite Hasbro Toys! Lots more fun Toy Fair coverage happening this week! 🙂