Twice a year I go into New York for A Time to Play Showcase of new
toys that are available for the coming season.
I am always interested in trends and what is new again (something grandparents
remember but may – or may not - have new
twists). There is so much to absorb in
one day and now my head is still spinning and my feet hurt. Did I really used to go into NY to work every
day? Anyway I just couldn’t wait to
share some of my favorites with you – so here are the highlights. Remember this is from a grandmother’s
My next post will feature my favorities for babies and toddlers. Think Eric Carle and Cloud B
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Remember These? I do.|
Nickelodeon premieres a new series on the Turtles tomorrow (9/29/12)
and there are already new products on the market.
There three different sizes of turtles – some
with sound effects and all with more articulation than our kids had.
I think these will be big with a very wide
range of ages.
I can picture Dads on the
floor on Saturday morning with their kids and if you watch you won’t know who
is having more fun.
I remember my son
had quite a collection.
brought over their collections and fun was had by all.
I can picture this scene happening may times
in the future.
|In addition to the figures there are some elaborate playsets. Here's the Shell Raiser|
Doc McStuffins - Time for Your
Check up Doll
If you read my blog you know that I am a soft touch for dolls – all kinds
was Doc McStuffins – Time for Your Check up
She is based on a new Disney
Junior animated series about a girl who heals toys out of her backyard
This doll talks and sings and
has some other features that little girls can enjoy lots of imaginative play
with. I like the idea of little girls thinking about fixing things and become a doctor.
This is one of ToysRUs’s Fabulous
15 Best Toys for this holiday season and it won a Most Wanted award at the
It’s also on my list.
Definitely check this one out – it will make
a special holiday gift.
|Doc McStuffins - new character on the Disney Junior Channel|
Trash Pack Series 3
|Blue Trashies - You saw them first here!!!|
I know that some of you have been waiting with baited breadth
for series 3.
And it is finally here!!!
Only in ToysRUs until December 1st
and then everywhere. But here's a secret - you can get them at Amazon!
BLUE!!!!!!! And there are 173 new ones to collect.
If you don’t know what I am
talking about, check out the Trash Pack website
They are these small squishy collectibles –
each in its own trash can and this is something that everyone from very young
children to adults can enjoy.
My young grandson
loves his “trashies” and we have fun together playing different games that we have
We have the original Trash Can
and I know that the garbage truck is popular.
|The Street Sweeper - Cool!|
This year look for the Street Sweeper which collects the trashies into an
I love this because at this
point we have a lot of them,
but…if you crash
the sweeper the pod will open and there will be trashies everywhere.
This is on Zach’s Christmas list – I put it
there even though he doesn’t know about it yet.
|Now That's a Lot of Trashies|
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I’ll have lots more in the next
few months and some giveaways of my favorites too.