Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally (Ages 5+)

With the Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally, get ready for a new twist on an old toy! Do you remember back in the day, when you would shoot Nerf darts at each other? Now, as toys have become more advanced than ever before, Nerf came up with the idea to shoot little cars, instead of darts. Personally, we feel that this was a good idea and today, we are here to tell you more about this neat Nerd toy.
For 40 years now, the heart of the Nerf experience involved shooting small foam projectiles at unsuspecting siblings. Nerd Nitro will come out this summer (just in time for some fun backyard play without thinking about school)..Foam Cars
Don’t worry, it’s not going to hurt – these are foam cars, much like the traditional darts, except in the shape of a car. However, they do seem to be sturdier than the traditional dart. Not much has changed in terms of the mechanics as you will still fire them from a blaster. The blaster has been modified in order to angle sharply toward the floor.

Five Nitro Sets
In all, there will be a total of five Nitro sets available. Each variation will be based on the same theme, which is “shoot cars, do tricks.” The price will start at $10 and up. The blasters are available in the same traditional mechanical varieties that the dart-firing Nerf blasters come in. There’s the Longshot Smash, which consists of a single-shot spring-powered blaster that will fire one car at a time. Then, for a little extra money, you have the Flashfury Chaos set. This blaster can hold a total of three cars at one time. Next, for $50, you have the MotoFury Rapid Rally kit. This contains a neat battery-powered flywheel launcher with a clip that is capable of holding up to nine cars – this offers a rapid, semi-automatic fire. Each of these sets come with multiple cars as well as at least one ramp.

Safety
Nerf was smart with their safety feature. You see, if you remove the blaster from the hard surface, you’re not going to be able to shoot the car out. There’s a small safety button on the bottom of each blaster so that it can only launch the car when it’s on a flat surface. Of course, you can find the button and push it down, but that’s not as fun as putting the blaster on the table and watching the cars shoot across.

Conclusion
“It’s Nerf or Nothing …” Right? Nerf has been around for 40+ years and today, they are still popular among children and adults. Nerf guns are capable of shooting all manner of projectiles from darts of different shapes and sizes to straight up foam. However, with the Nerf Nitro, Hasbro is stepping on an entirely new stage and exciting direction. Nerf Nitro blasters fire small foam cars and they can fire them rapidly! If you have children who love everything Nerf, then they’re probably not going to let you walk away from this one.

NERF MODULUS BARRELSTRIKE Blaster (Ages 4+)

For those of you that love everything Nerf, there’s a new toy that is about to emerge! Looking at all of the toys that are going to be released in 2017, it looks like children and adults are going to have a lot of fun! Nerf is a name that many of us are familiar with – it’s a toy brand commonly found in every household with children. The particular toy we’re interested in today is the Nerf Modulus Barrel Strike Blaster. Is this toy something to look forward to? Let’s continue forward to find out if it’s something you’ll be interested in.

What is the Nerf Modulus Barrel Strike Blaster?

The Nerf Barrel Strike Blaster is the ultimate toy needed – with this toy at your side, you will be able to win all of those exciting Nerd battles! If you have one of these bad boys, the other kids will be jealous, no joke. Children will have the opportunity to build their own blaster to complete any battle or mission with the Nerd Modulus system – this is fully customizable.

By customizable, we mean you can customize modulus blasters with interchangeable accessories and create a variety of exciting combinations. Looking at the toy and reading about it, we found that over one hundred different combinations are possible. Each accessory, however, is sold separately, but that’s not that big of a deal, because it gives the little ones something to aim for and spend their allowance on. With over 100 different combinations, it’s going to be merely impossible to get bored of this Nerf toy …as if “bored” and “Nerf” are ever used together.

Take a look at these features …

* You can convert it from blaster to barrel attachment
* Attaches to Nerf modules blasters – each one is sold separately
* 4-shot blaster fires one dart at a time, making for accurate shooting

In the box, you will receive the following:

* The blaster
* The instructions (they’re easy to understand)
* 4 darts
* Batteries are not required for this product, so there will be no late night battery runs!

With this Nerf toy, kids can upgrade their blaster and have it ready for any mission or battle. This is a four shot blaster that converts to a barrel attachment. You can use it on its own, or use it to blast your way into battle. You can even attach it to a Nerd Modules blaster (that is sold separately) as a barrel extension. If you use it as a blaster, it can hold up to a total of four darts, firing each one one at a time.
To convert it, simply flip the end up, and attach it to the barrel of a Nerf Modular blaster – this is a quick process that can be done when that mission calls for long-range blasting.
Since it has over 1000 different combinations possible, he kids are going to have a lot of fun with this one, and there’s no denying that fact.

A Word of Caution!
Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard, this product is not recommended for children ages three and younger. You should only use the darts that have been designed for this product and do not try to modify the darts.

Conclusion
If you’re looking for a new toy that is exciting and has a bunch of cool combinations, then the Nerf Modulus Barrel Strike is a great option.

Minions MiP Turbo Dave (Ages 4+)

When a new figure, like Minions, first comes out on the market, children throughout the world practically beg for it and here’s yet another toy many children are going to want. At the Toy Fair in London this year (2017), a new minion was revealed – Minions MiP Turbo Dave and he can be controlled by a remote! Right now, we are going to tell you everything we currently know about this little guy, so pay attention to what we have to tell you.

What is Minions MiP Turbo Dave?

Minions MiP Turbo Dave is a remote-controlled robot that is being released by WowWee in May of 2017. It will be released in time for Despicable Me 3, which debuts in theaters on June 30. It operates via a Bluetooth app that is available on Android and iOS devices. Kids and adults alike will love this toy as they can simply drive it around using an app or they can sketch out a route for it to take on its own.

WowWee

WowWee is the mastermind behind Turbo Dave. For those of you that are not familiar with this company, WowWee is the company that build CHiP, the robot dog – this dog was a big hit among children last year. This is a privately owned company that is based in Hong Kong – they are fully focused on “breakthrough consumer technologies.” They are well known for their interactive balancing robot MiP and their biomorphic robot RoboSapien. They are a leading developer, designer, distributer and marketer of innovative robotic and consumer entertainment merchandise. In 2004, they introduced Robosapien, which revolutionized the way we interact with robots. Robosapien sold more than six million units and was one of the most popular entertainment robots in the world that year. Seeing the type of successful robots this company has made over the past years, it makes us really excited to see what’s in store for Minions MiP Turbo Dave.

Responds and Navigates

Turbo Dave is pretty cool, because it can respond to hand gestures, making it an interactive toy that your little ones are going to adore. There’s a build-in infrared sensor that catches hand gestures like pulling and swiping. For example, if you draw your hand away, you will have Dave follow you. Not only does it respond to hand gestures, it can also navigate around the room. As we said before, you can download the app called Turbo Dave and use it in order to remotely control the Minion. Through the app, you can plan paths that he will self-navigate as you watch or have Dave interact with other characters or props from the Despicable Me series. There’s also a coding platform that children can use in order to program Turbo Dave, which we personally found pretty cool.

Conclusion

If your child is a big fan of Minions, then Turbo Dave is a must have. This robot responds to hand gestures, can navigate on its own, or have you control him. This is the type of robot children will love.

Melissa and Doug Food Truck Indoor Playhouse (Ages 3+)

Have you had the opportunity to go to the toy store lately? If so, you probably noticed a lot of different toys on the shelves – ones that really stand out are the Melissa and Doug toys.

What is the Melissa and Doug Food Truck?

Long story short, with the Melissa and Doug Food Truck, children will be able to imitate a street-food vendor as they use their imagination to serve food while on the go. It consists of beautifully constructed wooden pieces and a sturdy cart that makes it so that the little one can play out different scenarios, whether it’s an ice-cream cart, hot dog stand or simply a mobile market. Putting the “hot dogs” menu and awning on display, the little ones will be able to reach inside the slide-top food compartment and grab a hot dog with some toppings to serve. There are even soft pretzels with mustard or salt! By flipping the menu and awning and reversing the storage drawers, the slide top opens onto scoops, cones and ice pops – something great for dessert!

This wooden truck comes stocked with a total of 40 pieces that your child can play with. They won’t get bored as they will be able to serve everything that is on the double-sided menu board.

High Quality Material
Have you looked at some of the toys on the shelf today? Some of them seem to be made out of some type of cheap plastic or something – we wouldn’t expect that in a child’s toy …you know, something that will be tossed around in every corner. Toys should be made in order to last for a long time – the Melissa and Doug Food Truck just so happens to be one of those toys that doesn’t feel as if it has been made of cheap plastic that is going to break. In fact, it feels as if it really can withstand the test of time. We read some reviewers that wanted to introduce the “classic style” toys to their child’s toy collection and that is where the Melissa and Dough food truck came into play.
While a lot of the other toys will end up being donated when the child is done playing with it, this is the type of toy that you will want to pack up for your little one to give to their little ones when they’re older.

Paint Job
There is just something about color that children like – they seem to really be attracted to bright, vivid colors and the designer of this food truck obviously understood this . The paint on this toy is vivid.Measurements
 52″ x 21.5″ x 4″ pig 48.2″ x 39″ x 31″ assembled

Wheels Roll Great
Rolling the Melissa and Doug food truck around shouldn’t be hard, because the wheels roll great. There’s no problems with the pivots.

Conclusion
The Melissa and Doug Food Truck is the type of toy your little ones won’t get bored with fast. This is the type of toy that you will want to pack up and store for their children to play with. It’s made out of high quality material and the color really does catch the eyes.

Meccano MeccaSpider (Age 10+)

Did you get the opportunity to go to the toy fair this year (2017)? It was held in New York and we’re telling you right now, if you missed it, you missed out on getting a first look at some pretty amazing toys. Looking at all of the toys currently on the market and the ones that are about to come out takes us back to that quote “why couldn’t they have made stuff like that when we were kids?” Seriously, why not? For example, we would have loved to play with the Meccano MeccaSpider, not only because we enjoyed RC stuff, but because we also liked insects (yes, even spiders).

The Meccano MeccaSpider really stands out from the crowd of some of the other toys for a variety of reasons. Today, we are here to give you the sweet details on what we currently know about the Meccano MeccaSpider.

Sensors

The MeccaSpider is pretty neat to say the least. Due to its sensors, it’s an interactive toy. It will play games with the little ones. In fact, the sensors are so good that kids can easily get caught up in the world of pretending this is their own pet …it acts kind of like a pet from an adult perspective.

Putting it All Together and Playing

It will take anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours to put it all together. Most 10-year-olds can easily put this together. Building the MeccaSpider is a whole lot of fun, but that is only the beginning. The real fun starts when it comes time to play. With venom attack and app control, it will be easy to keep those bad guys at bay. That’s right, you can control this toy via an app. In attack mode, he will squirt out water. Children can protect their room and dare anyone that comes in. Like we said above, MeccaSpider even has an interactive personality and built-in games, which is fun for the entire family.

This is similar to an RC – it can go all around the house and it’s easy to get up and get going. It has a 50 foot range, which isn’t all that bad for a toy like this.

He also has a tracking, so he can follow you around the house, without having to control it. Imagine your child walking this toy around the house, spraying venom everywhere – this will really get their imagination going.

The Games

This toy has some pretty epic games. There’s one where the children can sit in a circle as this toy walks around. The first one to move will get sprayed. There’s another game that asks questions – the first person to get the question wrong will get sprayed.

With these games, the venom feature (venom roulette), guard dog mode (sits in the room and when it senses movement, it’ll start spraying), it makes it much more than just an RC.

If you choose, you can program more into it.

Conclusion

All in all, this is going to be a really hot toy once it finally arrives on the market. The Meccano MeccaSpider would make a great present for the child in your life, especially if they enjoy stuff like this.

Mattel’s Barbie DreamHorse (Age 3-7)

Oh yes, Barbie, a fashion doll manufactured by Mattel, Inc., a name that we have heard since March of 1959. Ruth Handler, an American businesswoman is credited with the creation of Barbie – she used the Germal Doll called Bild Lilli to inspire her. Barbie is at the top of the list when it comes to Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members, pets, and collectible dolls. There is no denying the fact that for over fifty years now, Barbie has been an important part of the toy market. Mattel has sold over a billion of these dolls, making it the company’s most profitable line. Didn’t realize there was so much history behind Barbie, did you? Today, Barbie is ready to get out of that play house and take on some adventure! Mattel recently announced a Barbie Dream Horse and today, we are here to tell you what we know so far …

With the Dream Horse, Barbie is going to have a lot of adventures and the Barbie fans are going to be there to watch it all unfold in front of their eyes.

Features Sounds and Motions

The Dream Horse features sounds that will tickle the little one. With each “neigh” this horse puts off, your little girl is going to have a smile on her face as she watches Barbie gallop around.

Not only does this horse feature sounds and motion, but it can also interact with the little girl through the touch and sound sensor. There’s different modes on the horse, which will enable different play. The horse is capable of walking and turning 360 degrees or neighing and eating (the horse comes with a bunch of carrots).

There’s a mode called Fun and Games. When this mode is activated, when you touch it, the horse will nod yes or no.

Plays Music and Dances

The Dream Horse can also play music and dance to a total of three songs. There’s just something special about toys that contain music – it really helps the imagination flow. Barbie is wearing a beautiful riding tunic, removable boots, a helmet (for her safety, because we wouldn’t want her bumping her head if she fell of that horse) and molded pants. Looking at her, she is obviously ready to ride into her imagination.

The horse is just as beautiful as Barbie – it features a pink saddle (because what little girl doesn’t love pink) and reins. The horse has a long blond mane and a luscious golden tail that adds to the excitement. For the Dream Horse though, the colors and decorations may vary.

Age

Children as young as three can play with this toy – if you get this for your little girl knowing she is a big Barbie fan, it’s going to be her playmate for many years to come. The toy is user friendly and has various mechanisms that are controlled by simply clicking the buttons. With a simple click, Barbie can swing up into the saddle and get ready to head out on her adventure. You can put your hand on the horse and press a button and watch Barbie make her own move to get on the horse.

Conclusion

If you have a little girl that just happens to be a big Barbie fan, then Mattel’s Barbie Dream Horse would make a great present for her. Besides, every Barbie needs a horse to get around on!

Marvel Guardian of the Galaxy Starlord Electronic Helmet (Age 13+)

Did you get a chance to see the Toy Fair that was held this year (2017)? During the Toy Fair, there were so many different toys from well-known companies being showcased. Some of the toys really took the world by storm. Marvel Guardian of the Galaxy Starlord Electronic Helmet just so happens to be one of those “toys” that really stood out from the crowd. Today, we are here to tell you everything we know about this toy …

For those of you that are looking for a crazy set of wireless headphones or a cyborgian helmet, or perhaps both, then the Marvel Guardian of the Galaxy Starlord Electronic helmet is something you may be interested in.

The Marvel Guardian helmet comes to us from Hasbro and it has been inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. At the time of release, you will need to pay $100 in order to get this helmet, but if you look at what it is, that is a real bargain as the helmet has built-in Bluetooth headphones.

This helmet (complete with headphones) is made for adults from all walks of life as the adjustable plastic helmet can fit any adult-sized heads. During the announcement, at the booth, Hasbro offered prototype that had an external Bluetooth speaker, which showed us an idea of how it may sound when it is released. Mind you, don’t expect something like Beats – it’s not going to have AptX support, pinpoint imaging or an expansive soundstage. It’s not made for audiophiles, but it is made for cosplay fans and individuals that have a good sense of humor and just want to have fun and joke around.
Since the Marvel Guardian of the Galaxy Startlord electronic helmet is set to release this fall (2017), perhaps it would be just the accessory you need in order to complete your Halloween costume. Regardless, if you wear this thing in the subway, people are probably going to stay away from you. For listening to Daft Punk, Buckethead, MF Doom, or you know, Helmet, this would probably be the go-to can.

When you put it on your head, you may feel as if you are wearing a hockey mask – if you wear glasses, you will need to remove them. What many people seem to like the most about the Marvel Guardian of the Galaxy Starlord Electronic Helmet would be the fact that it connects to Bluetooth. Unfortunately, this headset isn’t going to be available during the next movie, but like we said, you can add it in to your Halloween plans as that’s when it’s set to be released.

Conclusion
The Marvel Guardian of the Galaxy Starlord Electronic Hemet is the type of gear you will want to wear around your friends to make them laugh – if you’re a cosplayer, this may also complete your costume. While it would be funny to wear in public areas, we don’t recommend it as many states do not allow headgear that completely covers the face in public.

Magical Twilight Sparkle

Each year new toys arrive on the market, and every year a child’s “wish list” grows. Parents fight to find the best toys for Santa to leave under the tree, yet, as parents, we always end up feeling as if our child deserves more, but we will save that story for another day. Right now, we would like to focus on the Magical Twilight Sparkle …

What is Magical Twilight Sparkle? Surely you know about the Little Ponies, right? This may be something you watched as you were growing up and every time you see your child watching the Little Ponies on TV, it probably brings back memories. Princess Twilight Sparkle is the little royal pony that really understands the magic of friendliness.This is a beautiful pony figure that is pretty all on her own. She comes with a necklace and a charge, which in our opinion, makes her even more beautiful. When your little one gets this Magical Twilight Sparkle, the adventures they take part in will be endless. This pony, along with all of the other ponies feature pretty hair, unique Cutie Mark designs, and many colors.

 

Style the Pony’s Hair
As usual, this figure has a nice mane and tail that your little one can style. Little girls can spend hours styling the pony’s hair and dressing them up. In our adult world, we don’t really see the big deal when it comes to styling hair and dressing dolls up – but if you go back in your childhood years, you probably recall doing this many times. So, while this may seem like a simple little toy to you, it will be the world to your little girl.

Re-Create Stories
Using Magical Twilight Sparkle, your little girl can re-create stories from My Little Pony or create stories of her own. Either way you stack it, this will help improve her imagination.

Dazzling Lights and Sounds
Magical Twilight Sparkle will be a big hit among little girls around the world. When you touch the stars that she has on her, her pretty little wings will light up and twinkle. They will also make magical sounds which will be sure to make your child giggle with delight.

As you glide the little pony along, you can watch her wings flutter. There’s a button on the Cutie Mark (all little ponies have a Cutie Mark). When you press that button, the little pony will talk and sing her special song showing how happy she is. She will even move her head and blink her eyes when she talks and sings.

Not only do her wings light up when they are touched, she will also talk to you when you style her beautiful, long hair. When you put a tiara on her head, she has lights on her horn that light up.

Conclusion
Magical Twilight Sparkle from Hasbro will create many magical moments with your little girl. She comes with a pretty necklace and a princess tiara to prepare her for her big day.

Love2Learn Elmo (age 1.5 – 4)

Elmo …just mentioning his name sends his laugh through my ears. There’s just something about this little red guy that makes us smile. Perhaps it’s all of those memories of watching Sesame Street on rainy afternoons? Either way you go, Elmo certainly isn’t a name that is new to the scenes. In fact, he first appeared back in 1972 and ever since then, he has been a big hit. Do you remember many many Christmases ago when “Tickle Me Elmo” was a “must have?” You literally had people fighting in the store over the last Tickle Me Elmo. Now, we have Love2Learn Elmo to look forward to and surely, he’s going to be something your little ones want this holiday season, especially if they are Elmo fans!

Since you may be buying this in the near future, we believe it is only fair that you learn all about the product. This way, you will be able to tell whether or not this is a viable option for your child …
Here we are, staring at a new Elmo toy, 20 years since Tickle Me Elmo was established. We have noticed every year, a new signature Elmo doll is released and there’s no complaints about that. This year, though, there’s the Love2Learn Elmo and we actually had the opportunity of seeing him during the Toy Fair in New York.
When it comes to a new Elmo doll, you know what you’re getting – a lot of positivity in that sweet Elmo voice, lots of belly rubs, and we cannot leave out the singing. Elmo LOVES to sing …surely you’ve noticed this? Love2Learn Elmo builds on to all of that, but he is much more than just an educational toy that teaches the little one how to use the potty or laughs when you tickle his tummy – he’s a helpful assistant.

Companion App
There’s a neat companion app and that is where a lot of the value is nesting. Parents can download the companion app free of charge on their tablets or smartphones. By using the app, parents can find Elmo-led lessons in a large amount of categories. Some of the categories include numbers, colors, foods, letters, shapes and animals. You can enter the little one’s name in the app, which will let Elmo use their name, giving the toy a personal touch that the children will love. In the past, as a child, if you had the opportunity, wasn’t it cool when a toy mentioned your name?
Apart from the normal school stuff, Elmo is capable of helping parents teach their children life basics as well. There’s a parent helpers section in the app that will allow you to have Elmo say things that are related to brushing teeth, potty training, and even household chores. Elmo can prompt children to clean their rooms or use the bathroom and offer positive reinforcement afterwards – this can all be controlled and prompted by you from the app.
There’s also a large amount of bonus educational games in the app that little ones will enjoy – for example, there’s one that involved finding animals in a picture. Again, his app can connect with Elmo in order to make the experience even more fun, with Elmo sitting next to them giving positive feedback and exciting facts.

Conclusion
Love2Learn Elmo seems like it’s going to be a pretty big hit. It can do and say a lot that parents would normally have to take time to say. The idea here is that kids would rather hear these things come from Elmo than from their parents. This is especially true when it comes to potty training, brushing teeth and chores. If getting props from Elmo gets children to help their parents out and they’re happy to do so, then that is a major win right there.

Littlest Pet Shop LPS Cruise Ship (Ages 4+)

For years, the Littlest Pet Shop has been making its way into our homes. If you have a little girl, you may remember her playing with Littlest Pet Shop pets (she might still have a collection in her room). This year, at the toy fair, Littlest Pet Shop LPS Cruise Ship was revealed and from what we can tell, it looks really good. Today, we are here to tell you what we know about the LPS Cruise Ship …

An Introduction to Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop, also referred to as LPS, is a popular toy franchise as well as a cartoon series that is owned by Hasbro. In the 1990s, the original toy series was produced by Kenner. In 1994, Sunbow Productions made an animated television series. Back in 2005, Hasbro introduced a new version of Littlest Pet Shop – during this time, the pets went through some revisions, like having larger eyes. As of right now, there are over 3,000 different pets that have been created by Hasbro under this revision. Back in 2010, Hasbro released their own version of Blythe under their own toy line. They have created a variety of different versions of these cute creatures.
Now, here we are, looking at the latest accessory to the LPS collection – the Cruise Ship and from what we can see, the LPS Cruise Ship is going to be a big hit among those children that like to play with Little Pet Shops.

An Introduction to Littlest Pet Shop Cruise Ship
How can we describe this cruise ship by LPS? Can you imagine your little one setting their little pets on an amazing journey in a cruise ship with their favorite Blythe doll? With this cruise ship, there’s no telling what type of journey those pets will be going on, but there’s one thing that is certain and that is the fact that your little ones imagination is going to soar.
With the cruise ship, there’s even a cruise ship collection, which consists of a Blythe doll, 7 pets and accessories. With the collection, the little ones will get the opportunity to comb their dolls hair, dress her up in sunglasses and a pretty hat and take on the world in their cruise ship.
With the cruise ship and the cruise ship collection, children will have everything they need in order to imagine fantastic travels. Kids have fun getting the Blythe doll all prettied up and ready to go out and enjoy the sunshine. The Blythe doll can sit on her stand with a pair of binoculars in her hands and take part in some nice sightseeing adventures. With a surfboard, inner tubes and snorkeling accessories, the Blythe doll and pets can have some exciting adventures in the water.

Conclusion
If your little one is a fan of LPS (most little girls adore these pets), then you can’t go wrong with the Cruise Ship. This is going to be a big hit for every child that adores Littlest Pet Shop animals and the Blythe doll.

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