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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. 

Holiday Gift Guide: Jenga Tetris + #Giveaway!

The Real Mom Media elves have been hard at working finding the best toys and gifts for the 2013 Holiday Season. We will be unveiling our official 2013 Holiday Gift Guide soon but to give you a sneak peek at what's inside we will be posting some of our favorites each day!

To kick off our guide preview, we have a fun giveaway for you! Have a family game night with Jenga Tetris!


Jenga Tetris 


What do you get when you combine two of the world’s best-known stacking games? The answer is JENGA TETRIS®. It’s sure to be a party as players push, pull and stack the iconic TETRIS shapes into a JENGA tower like you’ve never seen before! Keep the game going for as long as you can by competing to build the tower to the greatest height possible!

Age: 8+
Players: 2 or more
Approximate Retail Price: $14.99

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Disclosure: We were provided product for our review. All opinion are our own.




Bejeweled Frenzy Game

Who doesn't like a round of Bejeweled when stuck at their desk? The online game where you try to match gems in a row causing the row to collapse. It's so addicting! Now you can take the favorite computer game from the desktop to the game table!

Bejeweled Frenzy Game

It’s the card version of the addictive online Bejeweled game! Collapse matching cards and collect gems, and earn bonus points with Boost Gems! When the cards run out, count up points for each card stack and Boost Gem. Whoever has the highest score is the Bejeweled Frenzy winner!

Ages: 8+

Approx. Price: $14.99

Add Bejewled Frenzy to your next family game night! The game is super easy to play. Just like the online version, you match 3 gems, collapse the matches, and collect your gems! Earn points by stacking and collapsing gems patterns. Highest score wins!

There are small pieces so you will want to watch them around smaller children. 



Elefun Snackin Safari Game

Elefun Snackin Safari Game

We are TOTAL gamers in our house!  One thing I love to do is get UNPLUGGED on the weekends and crawl in the floor with my 4 year old. 

This game is a PERFECT game for that.  

The kid LOVES anything 'pick up' style he's all about.

Product Description:

It’s a bouncin’, snackin’ barrel of fun with the SNACKIN’ SAFARI game! Grab your elephant with his attached springy truck and go to home base, then start bouncing your elephant’s trunk on the snack cards to pick up a tasty snack! Once it’s caught, run back to home base and drop it off, then get back to the snackin’ as quick as you can! Make a pile of snacks, and if your pile is the biggest at the end, you win!

Snatch up snack cards with your elephant’s springy trunk! Whoever grabs the most snacks wins! 2 elephant heads come with handles and springy trunks. Bonus game: Find the golden tutti frutti cake snack card and win! Press on the trunk to lock the spring in place for storage. Stretch out the trunk to unlock the spring.

Game includes 2 SNACKIN’ SAFARI elephant heads, 2 handles, 2 elephant trunks, 13 Snack Cards and 2 Home Base Cards.

Ages 3 and up.

2 players.

Adult assembly required.  Approx Retail:  $15

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 

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

Classic Battleship Movie Edition Game

Classic Battleship

Movie Edition Game

YOU SUNK MY BATTLESHIP!! Ha.  I love this game.  So fun to be able to bring it back.  I use to get slaughtered by my retired-Army-Green-Beret dad growing up.  Now I play against my husband and slaughter him!

Thanks dad for the war training.  =)

Product Description:

You are at the helm in the fight for the future of the planet. Will you command the Alien Fleet or defend the Human Navy? Scan the battlefield for locations to conceal your highly-detailed, movie-based ships. Then, brace yourself for search-and-destroy battle intensity as you compete with the enemy to keep your ships afloat. Choose from three game variations for edge-of-your seat excitement!

Includes 2 game units, 5 Navy ships, 5 Alien ships, 2 Decks of Special Ops cards, red & white pegs, rules and reference card.

For 2 players.  Ages 7 and up.  Approx:  $20

Hasbro 3.75” Action Figures

Hasbro 3.75” Action Figures

What's better than having your child's favorite action hero in the palm of their hands? Probably not much at their age. Pretend that Spiderman is conspiring with Iron Man to capture Thor's Lightning Hammer! The possibilities are endless! 

Hasbro offers a wide variety of action figures from all of your favorite brands like G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, STAR WARS AND MARVEL! With such a wide selection of characters and story lines, it will be hard to choose which ones to put into stockings this holiday season, at such a great price point!

Approximate Retail Price: $4.99-$7.99

Ages: 4 & up

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It is impossible to fall asleep during this game. Experience Ratuki, the fast flippin', quick grabbin' card game. Parent's will be hitting the shelves for this game for the whole family. Warning: I cannot prevent you from getting red hands!

Get ready for a card-slamming frenzy from start to finish with Hasbro’s card game, Ratuki. Be cheetah fast as you race to build piles of cards from one to five, and try to be the first to collect the most runs of five to win. It’s quick to learn and easy to play. Once you start playing, you won’t want to stop!

Approximate Retail Price: $9.99

Ages: 8 and up

G.I. JOE 12” U.S. Army Paratrooper

G.I. JOE 12” U.S. Army Paratrooper

Perfect for Dad! This realistic G.I. JOE is fearless. Compile a father/son mission for some added quality time both can enjoy. 

Your courageous Army Paratrooper figure is ready to brave danger in the air and on the ground! Put his jump pack on for the next daring dive into action and prepare him with his binoculars and flashlight. His parachute really opens when you throw him into the air! At 12 inches tall, with his helmet and goggles, tactical assault rifle, combat knife and pistol, what can’t he do? Will he be able to complete his mission? Only you can decide!

New to the 12” G.I. JOE line is the U.S. Army Paratrooper.  The highlight of the 12” figure collection, this figure comes equipped with a working parachute, authentic uniform and gear insignia, and a full array of accessories.

Approximate retail price: $24.99

Ages: 5 & up

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Thor Lightning Hammer & Lightning Helmet

Thor Lightning Hammer & Lightning Helmet

Do not worry parents! This isn't a 50 pound hammer. The top of the hammer is a soft plastic material. This is definitely a great gift for any boy who wants to pretend like he is one of the gods. What little boy wouldn't want to pretend he can control thunder, lightning, storms, and have the strength of a hero! 

Kids can now pretend to be their favorite Asgardian and summon the power of THOR!  Hasbro’s THOR LIGHTNING HAMMER delivers a great role-play experience, allowing fans to recreate the on-screen action of the film, THOR.  The replica of THOR’S signature weapon is fully equipped with electronic battle sounds and a launching projectile. Requires three “AAA” batteries, included.

Helping to complete the THOR role-play experience is Hasbro’s THOR HELMET.  Styled after the Asgardian’s iconic wing-tipped helmet, the role-play toy lets kids pretend to be the mighty hero.

Approximate Retail Price: $19.99 (Thor Hammer) & $7.99 (Thor Helmet)

Ages: 5 & up

Bop It! XT

Bop It! XT

Twist it, shake it, flick it, spin it, pull it, TRY it! Bop It is back with the new XT edition. It now comes with voice commands and a "shake it" feature. This Bop It experience is more challenging and crazier than ever before. What's even cooler is the fact that you can plug in headphones or speakers for quiet, or extra loud play. (Not Included though, shucks.) 

Product Description:

It’s time to get moving. Can you keep up? When you turn it on, this totally cool Bop It game calls out commands. It’s up to you to “pull it”, “bop it”, “twist it” — or “flick it”, “spin it”, “shake it”! Can you keep up as the tempo revs?

Play Bop It! XT in party mode or solo — you can even plug in your headphones to keep the game all to yourself. Get it right and you can keep going, but if you get the moves wrong, your turn is up. Think you’ve got what it takes to beat it? Then, start the action!

Includes Bop It! XT game unit and instructions.

Includes 3 “AAA” batteries.

For 1 or more players.

Ages 8 and up.

Visit and purchase it on their website, or click on Where to Buy.

Scrabble Alphabet Scoop

Scrabble Alphabet Scoop

Scoop them, match them, slam and score! Young spellers will be out of their seats in a race to see who can spell their word first and slam on the pot's lid to score. 

The rules are simple. Players each get a card and select the word on the card that they will attempt to spell. At the count of three, players rush to scoop letters out of the bowl at the same time to spell the word that they chose on their playing card. The first player to properly spell the word on their card wins! Only after they yell "yummy!" and close the lid on the pot. It's not that easy though, if a player scoops a fly they have to return their letters to the bowl and start over. But to assist, four blank tiles allow you to replace any tile with the letter you want.

Scrabble Alphabet Scoop is perfect for spelling practice. I definitely recommend it for families with young kids in school, or even homeschooling. Even jump in there yourself for a little spelling refresher. 

You may have 2 or more players ages 6 and up.

Approx. Price: $19.99

Available at mass merchandise retailers, and

Scrabble Turbo Slam

Scrabble Turbo Slam

Caution, do not slam too hard!... Just kidding, that's the fun of it! This game offers laugh-out-loud fun, and borrows elements from the traditional crossword game, except way faster! Who wants to yawn during a game anyways? 

Game Objective:

Race to get rid of all the cards being held by using them to build on top of a four-letter word, creating a new four-letter word. Be the first player to get rid of all cards being held to win.

Game Play:

  • Start with a four-letter word, such as "G-A-M-E."
  • Turn on the TURBO SLAM unit to activate the timer.
  • Players begin simultaneously by slamming their letter cards on top of the base word to create new words (Ex. G-A-M-E becomes F-A-M-E). Players yell the words they create.
  • During the game players must race to be the first to hit the TURBO SLAM unit when they hear the turbo sound. The first to hit the SLAM button will get an action card. 
  • Players must think fast and act quickly to get rid of their cards first, or they'll be out of the game before they can say SLAM!

Game Features:

  • Electronic timer adds more frantic fun and excitement to SCRABBLE SLAM.
  • Four new action cards add game-changing fun!

2-4 Players

Ages 8+

Requires 3AAA Batteries

Approx Price: $14.99

Visit to purchase and start your family game night now!

Connect 4 Launchers

Connect 4 Launchers

Check it out! Connect 4 is back! This time, launch your way to victory. This game is mega fun if you are into fast-paced winning! This game definitely gets my adrenaline pumping.

This is a classic game of four-in-a-row but with a new fast-flying, frenetic pace. Two to four players are a must to engage in a head-to-head race as you try to aim, launch, and connect your way to victory. Features a new horizontal game unit to catch the launched checkers. There are three ways to play: Basic Frantic Launch, Championship Frantic Launch, and Advanced Power Launch. Perfect for a family game night!

Ages 5+

Approximate Price: $19.99 

Available at mass merchandise retailers nationwide and on  

PLAY-DOH Twirl 'N Top Pizza Shop

PLAY-DOH Twirl 'N Top Pizza Shop

Fun to play with, but not to eat! Kids love PLAY-DOH; it's a fact of life! This set is a fantastic activity to have in any home. Remember, seal those lids tight or else somebodys going to have some hard pizza toppings for later. 

Product Description:

"Cook" up some fun with this PLAY-DOH pizza parlor! Create the perfect pizza crust in the "brick oven," crank out realistic looking grated "cheese," and then cut out pretend pepperoni, mushrooms and peppers. Then use the handy tools to cut and serve to friends and start all over again! The set includes one 5-oz can and three 2-oz cans of PLAY-DOH compound. 

Ages 3+ for the retail price of about $16.99.

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Nerf Super Soaker Hydro Cannon Water Blaster

Nerf Super Soaker Hydro Cannon Water Blaster

Take cover! This thing is going to really soak you. 

Blast your enemies (and friends) from up to 35 feet away with the massive power of the NERF SUPER SOAKER HYDRO CANNON water blaster. Simply pump to pressurize then pull the trigger to let loose a massive burst of water. Customize your HYDRO CANNON water blaster with the detachable shield accessory, included. 

Ages 6+ and approx. retail price is $24.99. 

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My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle's Twinkling Balloon

My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle's Twinkling Balloon

Who remembers the My Little Pony jingle? This adorable toy for girls lights up and plays the tune with the press of a button. I know because I pressed it 5 times already and love it!

Product description:

Take your friends for a starlight “ride” with this TWILIGHT SPARKLE’S TWINKLING BALLOON vehicle! Put your TWILIGHT SPARKLE pony figure and her SPIKE THE DRAGON friend figure inside the basket of this electronic balloon vehicle — and then turn it on so it lights up and plays music as they “fly”! Your SPIKE THE DRAGON figure can sit perched on the edge of the basket or even on top of the balloon to keep watch with the “telescope.” When you’ve “landed” the balloon vehicle, switch it to night-light mode so it will gently glow in your bedroom as you drift off to dreamland.

Balloon vehicle comes with TWILIGHT SPARKLE pony figure, SPIKE THE DRAGON figure and a “telescope.” Includes 3 “AAA” batteries.

For ages 3+ Retail Price $19.99.

Hint hint everyone, this toy might be in our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. Stay posted. 

Littlest Pet Shop Hamster Playground Playset

Littlest Pet Shop Hamster Playground Playset

Parents, I know you will be excited for this one... It includes all of the perks of having a live hamster without the hassle and mess. 

In the Littlest Pet Shop Hamster Playground, the hamsters can be placed inside the hamster ball for on-the-go exploration. Or, they can spin inside the 'exercise' wheel. After a busy day, your little one can tuck them in for a little 'nap' in their sleeping area until it's time to play again! Kids will be delighted with all of the colorful accessories they can share with their pets, including cheese, carrots and apples. The playset comes with two exclusive pets. Additional pets can be purchased seperately.

For ages 4+ and retails for approx. $19.99. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on



Nurture one or more of these adorable plush electronic toys that "come to life." 

Brush, feed and change her into 2 seperate outfits.  And nothing is better than snuggling with these fuzy animals.  Choose between: SNUG-A-SPANIEL (a cream and white puppy), SNUG-A-HOPSY (a grey and white bunny), or SNUG-A-TICKLES (a cream kitten), or choose all! 


Give these little ones a home, grab a blanket, and snuggle up. 


For ages 4+ and retails for around $12.99

Skip the lines and buy it on

Don't forget the "AA" batteries!!