Chris Byrne, Content Director for TTPM.com (Toys, Tots, Pets & More) joined us to talk about the hottest new toys for the holidays!
L.O.L. SURPRISE! FIZZ FACTORY PLAYSET - MGA Entertainment
Make your own surprises with the L.O.L. Surprise! Fizz Factory. This playset is based on the L.O.L. Surprise! Charm Fizz toys that you dunk in water to reveal a hidden charm accessory. Now you can make your own fizzy balls with hidden charms. You're basically mixing baking soda, colored pigment powder, water, and citric acid together inside the playset's mixing container and then placing it into a ball-shaped mold where it will dry for half an hour to become a fizz ball. Before it dries you'll insert a charm and even add some glitter.
(Not for bathtub use)
KidiBuzz - VTECH
KidiBuzz is a handheld smart device created for kids who may be too young to have their own smartphones, but who very much want to feel "big"--and who could enjoy, and benefit from, a wide range of learning, communication tools and fun apps designed just for them.
This is a seven-inch, touchscreen tablet with 16GB, expandable up to 32GB. The operating system is based on Android 4.4, and it has front and back 2MP cameras and a built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery that will run the tablet for about six hours on a full charge. It also has wifi and Bluetooth 4.0. In other words, it's a good, basic tablet. It also comes with a stylus and a green silicone case to protect the tablet. LeapFrog also has an outstanding parental control feature that allows parents to control accounts for different kids, time and permissions, what apps can be accessed, access to the internet, and the unique LeapSearch kid-safe browser controls. The Epic comes with more than 20 apps, e-books, and utilities valued at over $150.
COZMO - ANKI
Cozmo is an amazing robot. Part toy, part friends, part technological marvel, you're about to fall in love with a mechanical being. The ability to form emotional ties to technical beings has been a staple of science fiction for many, many years, and now it's a reality.
PULL MY FINGER - Jakks Pacific
JAKKS Pacific’s Pull My Finger is a uniquely developed new suspense table top game capitalizing on the universal appeal of monkeys and potty humor. Fun for the whole family, players take turns spinning the banana dial to determine how many times to pull the monkey’s finger. The excitement builds, because with each pull his ‘behind’ will inflate until he suddenly farts causing the player to be eliminated. Last player remaining is the winner!
SHPIELMANS FAMILY PACK - Glatt Play
Celebrate the Jewish holidays and traditions with The Shpielmans. It’s almost Shabbos and the family is getting ready to gather and break bread. Prepare the Shabbat table with all the necessary items – such as the Shabbos candles, Challah bread, and don’t forget Zaidy’s shtreimel. There are 11 family members included and themed accessories to help celebrate Shabbat.
SWEETLINGS SPRINKLE SHOP - Alex Brands
ALEX DIY Sweetlings Sprinkle Shop comes with everything you need to Frost Your World and bring 3 adorable Sweetlings characters to life! Use whipped clay icing to frost 2 plastic cupcakes and a cone in the Sprinkle Shop workstation. Frost the characters easily as they rotate on the base. Grab your accessories from the easy storage to create a one-of-a-kind Sweetlings look. When ready, add the final pizazz with the glitterizer — star shaped glitter will sparkle as your creation rotates on the stage for their special moment under the strobing lights. Create GEEKling, JAMMIN’ JASling and SUGAR POPling.