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Plants Vs. Zombies K'NEX Building Sets

In a war between plants and zombies, who would win? With the new Plants vs. Zombies K'NEX building sets, you get to decide the outcome! Little builders love to let their imaginations run wild, and the variety of K'NEX building sets feeds all kinds of creativity. Not only are they fun, but it's a great opportunity to work on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as well. Whether plants are victorious or the zombies win out, it's sure to be a ton of creative fun. 

Defeat the zombies and save your the Wild West!  The Plants vs. Zombies Wild West Skirmish Building Set includes 2 Cowboy Zombie figures, 1 Prospector Zombie figure and 1 Peashooter figure plus K'NEX parts to build an area of the Wild West level from Plants vs Zombies 2!  Defeat the zombies using the Peashooter's shooting action.  Seven peas are included with a buildable ammo stand.  Slide the Peashooter back and forth along the track for target practice.  

You can also collect your favorite characters from Plants vs. Zombies with Plants vs. Zombies Mystery Figure Bags. Each bag contains 1 mystery figure.  Series 1 includes the following characters - Basic Zombie, Mummy Zombie, Future Conehead Zombie, Cowboy Zombie, Peashooter, Bloomerang, Bonk Choy and Sunflower. 

You can find Plants vs. Zombies building set and mystery figure bags at Toys R

Recommended for ages 5+.

Price: $29.99 (Wild West Skirmish Set), $3.99 (Mystery Figure Bags)

Angry Birds GO! Telepods™ Pig Rock Raceway™ Set

Angry Birds GO! Telepods™
Pig Rock Raceway™ Set



If you have young children in your house then they are probably pretty obsessed with Angry Birds. What started as a simple game app has now turned into a whole gaming franchise. The lastest game in the Angry Birds line is the Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set!

Race head-to-head to topple the pirate pigs! Slingshot your kart through swinging obstacles and avoid the pigs to be the first to the finish line. Continue the racing action on your mobile device by using the included TELEPODS base to teleport your kart into the new ANGRY BIRDS™ GO! app.

Telpods bring your in life games to your devices! You can unlock your karts in the Angry Birds app {sold seperately}. Download the app and put your Telepods base and your kart on your device. Scan your karts into the app and you can choose which one to race when you play the Angry Birds Go app!

The set includes two karts featuring favorite ANGRY BIRDS™ characters, one of which is exclusive to this set. An you know how special those exclusives are! 

Angry Birds GO! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway is for ages 5 and up and retails for $29.99. 

Real Mom Holiday Gift Guide: Spy Gear

If you have a future spy on your shopping list this year, you are going to want to check out the Spy Gear products from SpinMasters toys.

Spike Mic

The Spike Mic Launcher is a remote listening device delivering super spy audio surveillance. The Spike Mic dart has a built in microphone with two interchangeable tips: Sticky Dart and Suction Cup. Launch it or stick it to a surface and listen. With a live audio feed you’ll remain undetected as you hear conversations happening in far away locations. Plug in using the headphone jack (headphones sold separately) for stealth listening.

Panosphere 360

Capture it all with the advanced technology of the Panosphere 360 Spy Cam! The Panosphere is capable of recording in every direction at once. Its amazing 360° panoramic video recording ensures you don’t miss a thing.  Take 2000+ photos or 15 minutes of video in 720p! With 3 ways to play you decide how you’re going to record: slide it, stick it, or strap it. Each attachment gives the Panosphere a new way to remain undetected. The included video editing software lets you explore your footage, make edits, and upload.



Sonic Distractors

Roll and distract! Sonic Distractors get agents out of sticky situations using sonic wave diversion! Select from 8 different sounds as you activate, roll and distract your enemies. Each sound has a time-release delay giving agents time to calculate when they’ll sound. The included belt clip delivers easy access for quick use as you sneak through top-secret areas. With 2 Sonic Distractors, agents can perform multiple distractions simultaneously.

Check our more of our 2013 favorites in the Real Mom Media Holiday Gift Guide!

Real Mom Holiday Gift Guide: Air Hogs


Soar to new heights with the Air Hogs Atmosphere! This powerful levitating sphere requires no remote control and hovers above any surface! Its spherical shape allows the Atmosphere to smoothly bounce off walls and ceilings for non-stop flight. You are the controller with the high-tech hovering power of the Air Hogs Atmosphere!


The Helix X4 Stunt is a high-performance RC stunt quad-copter! It is aggressively maneuverable and incredibly fast! Perform 3 incredible stunts with the push of a button as you flip, barrel roll and 180 flip. Its full 4-channel control enables the Helix X4 to easily out fly any obstacle and out stunt any other RC vehicle. Nothing moves like a Helix! Experience the future of flight with the agile Helix X4 Stunt!




Check our more of our 2013 favorites in the Real Mom Media Holiday Gift Guide!

LeapFrog App Toys

LeapFrog App Toys


Another household name in our house, for sure. 


LeapFrog is a brand that just stands the test of time.  They are in homes all over the world and known for their amazing quality.

In my house, we call everything LeapFrog.

Maybe because we have EVERYTHING LeapFrog! ha. 

From the LeapPad to the LeapReader. 

To two new AWESOME products!

First off, the Creativity Camera Protective Case is fabulous!  My son LOVES to take shots with my iPhone.  And to be honest...sometimes it drives me NUTSO.  He snaps and snaps and snaps!  With this camera - he can snap AND he can create!  (When I skim through my camera roll I smile at how creative he gets with this product.  It's not just 25 same pics.  Kids got an eye!)

We're kicking off the holiday season EARLY in our house.  So I share with you my dudes artwork. haha  He's a funny kid!  He also loves to play augmented reality with the camera.  And yes.  You might want to buy your kid his own device as I often lose my phone with this toy!


Another really fun product out just in time for the holiday season is the Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil Stylus and Writing App.  

I would not be honest with you if I didn't tell you that I've used this PERSONALLY about 20 times so far. hahaha I LOVE how it writes!  My notes are fabulous with them.  

Boston has an issue with how hard he writes and what's great about this pencil is that it is sooo soft.  I'm not worried about him scratching up the iPad.  There are more than 85 different activities to enjoy with this app and stylus. 

We haven't even made it through half of that yet!  



VTech Switch & Go Dinos

Having two boys in the house means I have seen my fair share of cars, animals, action figures, things that change from one thing to the other. We've seen A LOT! So when I was asked to check out the new VTech Swith & Go Dinos, I knew we were up for the task!

We have gone threw many toys that transform from a vehicle to a car or animal and let me tell you those things can be hard. I have given up on so many! But, the VTech Jagger the T-Rex transformed from a construction truck to a powerful dinosaur in a few simple steps. I knew if I could do it, my son would not get frustrated trying to do it on his own.

But Jagger doesn't stop there! With voice recognition technology, this mighty toy dinosaur is yours to command! This electronic toy fuses two of boys’ favorite things—dinosaurs and vehicles—into one awesome play experience your child will love!

There are 2 modes in which you can play with Jagger: truck mode and dinosaur mode. 

Play in truck mode with an awesome rotatable toy crane, a mini-transforming bulldozer, a voice-activated launcher-fired drill bit and realistic crane sound effects.

Switch to dinosaur mode to see Jagger's animated dinosaur eyes and his powerful stomping feet. Jagger even recognizes and responds to 24 specific voice commands. Say “Roar with me,” and hear him roar with his voice-activated motorized jaw. Sound effect buttons emit realistic dinosaur sounds and phrases that teach pre-historically awesome dinosaur facts! 

You can pick up VTech Switch & Go Dinos at VTech or Amazon!


Gotta catch them all, right? There are some great new Pokemon toys on the shelves for your little fan.

Reshiram Vinyl Figure

Behold! Rare and powerful Legendary Pokémon have arrived as deluxe vinyl figures! Catch each of these five brand new figures, featuring Legendary Pokémon featured in Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 video games. Each 6-7” figure features articulation, vivid color, and all the details that bring each legend to life.

Price: $14.99

Pokemon Catch 'N Return Poke Ball

Catching Pokemon requires skill and training. Put your Pokemon character on the stand, pull back the Poke Ball, aim, and release! If you're at the top of your game, you'll catch your Pokemon and the Poke Ball will come right back to you. Each pack contains one, 2 inch PVC figure with accurate coloration and fine detail. Track the height, weight, and type of your Pokemon character with two included Pokedex ID Tags. The Poke Ball pops open with the push of a button, holds one Pokemon character, and has wheels with a reverse button that can be activated for catching Pokemon. 

Price: $13.99

Pokemon Small Figure 2-pack: Tepig vs. Pansage

Get ready for battle! Nine epic challenges await featuring characters from Pokemon Black Version 2 and Pokemon White Version 2 that have not previously been available at this size scale before. Each pack contains two, 2" PVC figures with accurate coloration and fine detail. Track the height, weight, and type of your Pokemon character with two included Pokedex ID Tags. 

Price: $7.99

Power Rangers Samurai Monsterbash

Halloween is every Nighlok's favorite day of the year, so the creepiest creatures from the Netherworld are just dying to get into the scariest party ever and trade war stories about their battles with the Samurai Power Rangers.

The Power Rangers throw a wild Halloween Party that even the scourge of the Netherworld wants to attend Power Rangers Samurai: Monster Bash movie.

Power Rangers Samurai Monster Bash DVD consists of the Power Rangers Samurai Party Monsters episode and two Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Halloween episodes: Life’s a Masquerade and Trick or Treat.  The DVD is 65 minutes long.

Price: $14.99

Power Rangers Battle Buddy

Power Rangers Battle Buddy

What little boy wouldn't love his very own Power Ranger Battle Buddy? I know mine would! Not only can your child battle with their buddy but they also talk and make awesome battle sounds!

Each Battle Buddy is 18 inches. Get ready for battle with the Super Samurai Power Rangers Battle Buddies! Samurai Rangers...Victory is ours!

Ages: 4+


Almost Naked Animals

Almost Naked Animals

What a party in a box at my doorstep this week!

Only think missing was the LIVE animals.  Well...I can supply one of those.  His name is Boston.  =)

I actually had never even heard of this kids show until just recently when a friend turned me on to them.  

What's the show about?

Almost Naked Animals is an animated comedy series, featuring a bunch of lovable - happy - go - lucky - animals! (ahem.  Who happen to be in their SKIVVIES.  Hence...the 'almost naked' part.)

Howie is the leader of the pack and they run a beach-front hotel called the Banana Cabana and the LOVE to have a blast!

This show is top-rated on the Cartoon Networks for kids aged 6-11 and on September 25, 2012 Volume 1 of Almost Naked Animals is coming out on DVD!

We were able to see it before the release-and it's hysterical.  Boston is only 4 - so like other animated series-I had my my husband and I watched it first. 

No.  We were not almost Naked either people. 


But we loved it and it was a good fit for Boston so now it's on his iPad ready for repeat.

In addition to the DVD release; The Almost Naked Animals "Onlin Super Game' launches on the website.

Plus you can buy all kinds of awesome goodies through Cafe Press!! (We got a very fun t-shirt, tote bag & notebook!)  

Be sure to check out the show this fall for the 3rd season on Cartoon Network!

Kid Friendly DVDs coming TODAY!

Three great kid friendly DVDs are coming out today!

Power Rangers Super Samurai: The Super Powered Black Box (Vol. 1)


Join the Samurai Power Rangers as their ongoing conflict with Master Xandred reaches epic proportions when he sends the dangerous Nighlok monsters to defeat the heroes. It’s up to Mentor Ji and Gold Ranger Antonio to uncover the secrets of a legendary black box that will morph the Rangers into Super Samurai! By combining the Rangers’ extraordinary power symbols and Megazords to create new and incredible combinations, the Samurai Rangers soon become better and stronger. Yet when a new villain surfaces determined to defeat the Rangers once and for all, will their new Super Samurai powers be enough?

Run time: 92 minutes

Approx. $14.98

Power Rangers Super Samurai: Super Showdown (Vol. 2)


Get ready for more Super Samurai showdowns with Jayden, Kevin, Mia, Emily, Antonio and Mike in their ongoing quest to keep the world safe from Master Xandred, Serrator and the menacing Nighloks! When a young guardian accidentally releases the ancient and dangerous Bull Zord, the Rangers must work together to tame the Bull into becoming a powerful new MegaZord! Plus after Antonio and Mentor Ji get kidnapped, the Rangers must also face a daunting army of Moogers to save their friends. Jump aboard the Samurai Battlewing for these four adventures morphing with unstoppable action and mega mayhem!


Run time: 94 minutes

Approx. $14.98

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 10: The Complete Final Season


Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo are back in the classic final season that pits turtles from the past and present against the evil Lord Dregg and his minions. Determined to enslave mankind, Dregg will stop at nothing to win, even causing a piece of the sun to crash into Earth. As a consequence, a giant portal soon opens to pull the planet into Dimension X, and even threatens to drain the life energy from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! The only way to defeat Dregg, Krang and Shredder is to bring the Turtle’s past selves to the present – double the Turtle power! But will they make it in time before Dregg’s invasion is complete? Featuring all 8 time-warping episodes with serious Turtle muscle, season 10 is a totally tubular finale!

Run Time: 184 minutes

Approx. $14.98


I See Me Birthday Book

My Royal Birthday Adventure

Kids absolutely LOVE personalized 'things'.  Books are a biggie for me too!  The company i See Me! sent me a book to review for my son Boston's Birthday and he just LOVED it!

What I love about their books is not only the personalization but the illustrations.  They are so fun and filled with such unique personalization that you can't find anywhere else in personalized children's books. 

When you read the book it's like they specifically made the book for the kid.  I'm in love with that!

They have tons of books with I See Me! Books for birthdays to becoming a Big Sister or Brother, you can get a special book for your special child.



My Royal Birthday Adventure is a personalized storybook that turns your child into a royal birthday knight! This beautifully illustrated book takes the birthday boy on an adventure to a magical birthday kingdom where he is dubbed a royal knight! The storybook is personalized throughout the text and illustrations, including a 10-tier birthday cake, fireworks in the sky, a royal knight’s quarters, a birthday invitation and more! Written by award-winning author Jennifer Dewing and illustrated by Valerie Sokolova, each 10”x10” hardcover book is made in the USA especially for each birthday boy.


Have that special birthday boy or girl?  Get 15% by using the code ROYAL July 1 - July 31st 2012!

Star Wars Fighter Pods

Star Wars Fighter Pods

When I visited New York City back in February, I had a chance to play with the Star Fighter Pods. They were a huge hit with not only the kids but all of the adults as well!

Product Description:

Micro heroes, mega battles! Iconic Star Wars characters get a collectible new gaming twist, as players use Figher Pods to knock down as many figures as possible. Spin, Launch, or Roll your Pod into battle...even connect your Pods together or place your figures on top or inside of them for extra "power"! More than 100 Star Wars Figher Pods figures available in a unique new style. Each sold separately.

Ages: 4 and up

Approx:  $2.99-$19.99 

Iron Man Armored Adventures

Ironman Armored Adventures

Enjoy all-new adventures with "Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Season 2, Volume 1. Take off with boy-genius Tony Stark when he reurns with six, high-octane episodes proving that anything can happen if you life the life of a Super Hero.

DVDs include:

  • The Invincible Iron Man Part 1: Disassembled!
  • The Invincible Iron Man Part 2: Reborn!
  • Look into the Light
  • Ghost in the Machine
  • Armor Wars
  • Line of Fire

Buy it now for $14.93.

Run time: 141 minutes

KRE-O Battleship Combat Chopper

KRE-O Battleship

Combat Chopper 

ROAR!!  Oh how I LOVE being a mom to a boy.  It surely makes life a little more fun. 

Except when I step all over these dang KRE-O's.  AHEM.

So..we have a KRE-O Korner in our house.  This mom has SURELY learned how to win that combat! haha

Product Description:

Pretend to take your mission to the sky! The only thing standing between the alien and conquest is the KRE-O COMBAT CHOPPER – an aerial battle vehicle that you can equip with enough firepower to blast any enemy out of the sky. With two firing missiles, and rotor blades that really spin, this awesome aircraft is capable of out-fighting anything in the air – especially with you and the elite KREON Fighter Pilot at the helm!

Build the awesome COMBAT CHOPPER! Features a real spinning rotor! 2 customizable missile launchers with firing missiles! Opening cockpit fits one KREON figure! Works with leading building brands!

Includes 174-piece COMBAT CHOPPER building set, with Fighter Pilot KREON figure, and Alien Scout KREON figure.

Ages 7-14. Product does not fly.  Cost is approx: $20

Gak & Floam

Gak & Floam

One of my favorite feelings I get when reviewing toys is the flashback from my own childhood.  For some reason I love seeing toys and remembering the gazillion years ago that I played with toys.  There is actually a museum in Philly called The Please Touch Museum where they have cases filled with toys from the 'good old days'.  You know what I'm talking about, right?  Like Pogo Balls, My Little Pony, Gem and even the old 'boxed' Nintendo rocked my world as a kid.  But now as an adult the old fashioned toys that we once spent hours on end with are so hard to find.

Needless to say-you know how excited I was when I was watching Nickelodeon with my kid and saw the commercials for Gak & Floam and its return!  Awesomeness! 

I love this product for so many reasons.  (Let me tell you that being embedded in my carpet is not one of them…so buyer beware!!!  It's like playdoh in the respect that it does.not.come.out.)

But when Nickelodeon sent me some Gak & Floam to play with I knew it was gonna rock out!  

Floam is my favorite.  I have to admit.  It's probably because there is more fun to be make with it.  

Gak on the other hand?'s just that.  GAK.  Goo.  Ugh.  Ew.  

I love what the Urban Dictionary has for the definition of Gak.  

A popular Nickolodeon slime, available in many variations such as glow in the dark, speckled, cocoanut smelling, etc. Useful for making fart noises, grossing out friends.


Me personally?  I like to sniff it.  And make fart sounds.  

What?  Me, immature?  Well...sometimes.  Shhh.  Don't tell anyone.  It's just me being a kid again.  You should join me.  It's kinda fun.

BlankZ Autographed Stuffed Toys


I always love those fun stuffed animals that can be autographed at like birthday parties-events-or even weddings!

But I often thought...hmmm... if only you could let your kids color on them - then wash - then color again!

BlankZ now has that covered!

There are so many adorable little pets that your kids (and YOU even) can color then wash...then color again!

I decked out a cute little hound dog.  They have seals, bears, rabbits, elephants and more..all with cute little names

Another reason I love these cute toys is because the are not made by some MEGA-TOY-GIANT.  It's a small company that takes lots of pride in their BlankZs.  

They actually reached out to me through twitter.  A great place to connect with toy brands!!!

*Prices for these cuties are about $15.


Bob the Builder: Here to Help DVD

Bob The Builder: Here to Help DVD

Gather inspiration for daddy's little helper. Boys constantly want to build or fix things all the time, that's why Bob The Builder: Here to Help DVD is perfect!


Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew are Here To Help in this action packed collection as they get the job done and share tales of teamwork from the building yard. Scoop and Lofty learn that they can accomplish a lot with a little help from their friends; Scrambler is in for a big surprise when he accidentally frightens Lofty and must dig deep to repair his friend’s confidence; Scoop needs a truckload of teamwork to save Wendy’s birthday celebration and Scratch learns there’s no one star of the show as everyone must work together to save Fixham’s History Day celebration. Dizzy spins some chaos on the lighthouse ramp and must rely on teamwork — and a newfound talent for wheelies — to fix the mess. Join Bob and his machine team as they lend helping hands, scoops, cranes, shovels and more to build lasting friendships in these Can-Do tales of teamwork and fun!

Bob The Builder: Here to Help DVD Episodes and Bonus Features

  • Lofty’s Helpful Day
    In this episode, Lofty wants to be helpful but he tries to help too many people.
  • Scrambler’s Stage Surprise
    While working on a stage, Scrambler plays a prank on Lofty, and ends up scaring Lofty and his other friends.
  • Wendy’s Birthday Surprise
    In this episode, Scoop tries to do everything by himself and almost ends up ruining Wendy’s birthday surprise.
  • Scratch’s Star Turn
    It’s Fixham’s History Day, and Scratch has to go get a poster for the celebration. Unfortunately, Scratch keeps getting side-tracked.
  • Dizzy and the Wheelies
    In this episode, Dizzy does a wheelie, but discover someone else can do a better wheelie. However, by the end of the show, Dizzy realizes it doesn’t really matter who does the best wheelie.
  • Build a House with Bob Game
    In this game, you get to help Bob and Dizzy build a house.
  • My Dream Team Music Video
    Bob is the lead singer in this fun music video.
  • I’m Big and I’m Blue Music Video
    In this music video, Lofty sings a tune about the things he can do.

Purchase the DVD here:

Barney: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set

Barney: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set

Looking for quality movie time with the kids at a great price? Barney™ has a tee-rific deal for you! For the first time ever, enjoy three Barney movies filled with fun, friends, music and more with the Barney: Movie Pack 3-DVD Set, from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. It’s a three-DVD movie adventure with Barney and his playground friends as they travel to the Rainforest, learn the ABCs and take a vacation to exotic lands all for an incredible low price of $19.98.

Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning on television and through digital media, live events, home entertainment, toys and publishing. The Emmy® award-winning series, Barney & Friends is one of the top-rated preschool shows today, airing on PBS KIDS® and Sprout®. From a super safari to exploration of the animal kingdom to exciting vacation destinations, Barney and his pals deliver a dino-mite time with every viewing!

The Set Includes:

Barney: Jungle Friends
Grab your safari hat and join your best friends, Barney, BJ™, and Baby Bop™ as they laugh, dance and sing through an enchanted rainforest and learn about all of the amazing animals, plants and insects that call the rainforest their home. Watch and learn as kids play with monkeys, collect butterflies and search for the Higgledy Piggledy Pear Tree in this super-dee-duper tale of friendship and fun!
DVD Bonus Features:
Barney’s Animal Safari Match Game
Earth Friendly Activities: “Let’s Make Animal Puppets” and “Grow Your Own Garden”

Barney: Animal ABC’s
BJ, Baby Bop and Riff™ have gathered alphabet blocks for a fun game of…. what? They wonder what game they can play with the blocks. When Megan’s dog, Gracie, picks up the D block, Barney comments that she’s a very smart dog, because D is for dog! He suggests a game of finding an animal for each letter of the alphabet, and everyone is excited to give it a try. During the game, the kids and dinos have fun coming up with animals, but BJ has a hard time with the letters, W, X, Y and Z. In the end, an animal is found for every letter, even though they have to use a make-believe animal for the letter U; Unicorn!

Barney: Let’s Go On Vacation
Pack your bags with Barney & Friends™ and come along for a musical adventure and a whole new world of fun! From exotic new foods to exciting new friends, the trip turns into a singing and dancing celebration. The gang quickly learns that the things that matter most -- like family and friends -- are the same all over the world. Don’t miss a magical minute!
DVD Bonus Features: Pack A Suitcase With Barney
Barney’s Travel Checklist
3 Spanish Sing-Alongs: “Bombachio” (“Mr. Knickerbocker”), “Si Las Gotas do Lluvia” (“If All The Raindrops”) and “Te Quiero Yo” (“I Love You”) has it for 17.99. Enjoy!