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A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures

A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures

I am in love! Follow this adorable little turtle from birth on a journey of friendship, love and lifes many lessons. It's a powerful story and I am sure you, and especially your children would enjoy it. It's trully a feel-good movie.

Movie Description:

“Born on a Baja, California beach in 1959, new hatchling Sammy must do what his fellow newborn sea turtles are doing: race across the beach to the ocean before a seagull or crab captures them. Thus begins Sammy’s incredible fifty-year ocean journey. Along the way he meets his best friend, a fellow turtle named Ray, and overcomes obstacles both natural and man-made while trying to fulfill his dream of travelling around the world. Throughout his travels, Sammy never forgets about Shelly – the turtle he saved on his first day and loves passionately from afar. Based on the actual course of a sea turtle’s life, this story of one creature’s breathtaking journey is a thrilling voyage the whole family will enjoy.”

Runtime: 88 minutes

Rated: NR

Buy it now at Walmart.com.


Friends & Family DVD Includes 8 Adventures

Friends & Family DVD Includes 8 Adventures

Talk about a great mash-up... There's so many options! Choose Angelina Ballerina on Monday and then Timmy Time on Tuesday! Then keep it going the rest of the week. Your child will never get bored with such variety!

Program Description:

From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment, join Thomas & Friends™, Angelina Ballerina™, Bob the Builder™, Barney™, Fireman Sam™, Kipper™, Roary the Racing Car™ and Timmy Time™ for eight heart-warming adventures, celebrating special moments while teaching lessons in loyalty, cooperation, friendship and fun. So snuggle up with the kids and give thanks for the chance to watch, learn and laugh together!

Share birthday surprises with Thomas and the Percival Twins, while Angelina and Polly choreograph aspecial show for their parents. Then join Bob the Builder and Barney as they show their friends how to be the best big brother and sister they can be. Siblings, friends and parents alike will delight in these stories celebrating love, friendship and fun!

DVD Episodes:

  • Thomas & Friends - “Duncan and the Hot Air Balloon”
  • Fireman Sam – “Danger By The Double”
  • Bob the Builder –“Dizzy In Charge”
  • Barney – “Big Brother Rusty”
  • Angelina Ballerina – “Angelina and Polly’s Two-Hour Show”
  • Kipper – “Cousins”
  • Roary the Racing Car – “Zizzy Spectacular”
  • Timmy Time – “Timmy’s New Friend” (DVD Only)

For $11.98 it's yours at lionsgateshop.com.

Rated: NR

Run Time: 99 Minutes

HEXBUG larva Micro Robotic Creatures

HEXBUG larva Micro Robotic Creatures

Now if these we're real larvae, I'd be running out of my house screaming in my pajamas! But thanks to HEXBUG, these creatures are mechanical, non-living, neon creatures. (Wipes sweat off face.) A perfect toy for boys, don't you think? 

Product Description:

HEXBUG Larva is a micro robotic creature that slithers forward on smooth surfaces. HEXBUG Larva has a built-in sensor to react to its environment, instinctively changing direction upon sensing an object in its path and wriggling off to explore a clear, undisturbed path ahead.

Recommended Age: 8+

Batteries are included!

Visit www.hexbug.com. Happy slithering!

Dub Garage By Toy State

Dub Garage By Toy State

Oh my Oh MY! These toys are a little boys dream!!!  Seriously!!

Toy State has teamed up with DUB Magazine and rolled out an exciting new line under the DUB Garage brand! These cars are totally souped up & your boys will LOVE them!

There are a great variety to choose from.  Prices range from $4.99 to $49.99.

The DUB GARAGE CONTROL FREAKZ Remote Control car is the coolest.  It comes in Ford Mustang & Chevy Comaro.  The wheels litght up & has real car sounds!

I'm excited over these toys and I'm just a MOM! ha (PS. I love anything remote controlled!  =)  

They just came out this past October with RIM ROCKERZ, CUSTOM RIDEZ (me likey cause they have a big truck! ha), BLAZERZ that light up, CONTROL FREAKZ is the great r/c car & even a DUB GARAGE D-JAYZ where you get to mix and scratch your own tunes!  Fun, right?

Boston sat on Santa's lap and said 'I want a fast racecar for Christmas!' so I guess that's what Santa will bring under the tree this year!

Happy driving.

**MOMS DON'T LET MOMS TEXT AND DRIVE DUB CARS. DRIVE SAFELY. (Or don't tell your kids you're playing with their toys, k? haha)

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

Purchase at ToyWiz.com

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

Purchase at HasbroToyShop.com.

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

Inkoos

Inkoos

I dont even have to say anything! These Inkoos are creative, quirky, imaginitive, and not to mention...washable! Girls can practice their make-up artist skills, and boys can create a pirate or their favorite sports player. Leave it up to their imagination - "If you can think it, you can ink it!" And when your little ones are all finished, throw it in with the days laundry so they can start all over again!

Product Description: 

 

For little artists, Inkoos combine a fun activity and an adorable plush in one! By using the Inkoos’ amazing washable markers, creative kids can draw, design and decorate these cute and quirky characters…then give them a spin in the washing machine, and design them all over again.  Available in a variety of colors and styles, each Inkoos includes 3 clip-on washable markers and the Inkspiration Wheel for tons of design ideas. Also in the line are Mini Inkoos (SRP $7.99), which make great companions for little doodlebugs during holiday travels.

Ages 4+ SRP $19.99

Where to buy...

Voice Rockrz Mic

Voice Rockrz Mic

Your child can immitate their favorite rocker or pop-star with the Voice Rockrz Mic from First Act. Set your living room into a stage and watch your child shine. My favorite part? You can plug in any MP3 player into the jack on the Mic so they can sing along to their favorite songs!

Did I mention the Mic has incredible voice effects? Tap the ring to the Mic to activate the Hi-Note voice effect; tap the bracelet to the Mic to change up the show with the Echo-Tastic voice effect; or tap the ring and bracelet in succession to uncover the Robot-Riffic voice effect. And a rock concert cannot be complete without concert sound effects like audience applause or a crescendo-ing drum roll using the FX button. 

Perfect for a karaoke night, sleepover, birthday party, or a hang out after school. 

Fun fact: First Act is a prominant musical instrument company that has created instruments for artist such as Kelly Clarkson and Adam Levine from Maroon 5!

For ages 4+ and retails for around $24.99. Needs three "AAA" batteries. 

Visit their website: www.voicerockrz.com.

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. 

Browse all of the Super Soakers at HasbroToyShop.com

Redakai Championship Tin

Redakai Championship Tin

The Ultimate Redkai experinece!!!  It has an exclusiver version of Ky.  It's a super awesome set!!  

I myself don't know the game cause Boston is only 3 - but my nephew LOVES it!

Check out this website here for a really easy Redakai how-to:

tutorials: http://www.redakai.com/go/redakai/learnToPlay 

It's great for parents too!

In a world full of video games on every possible device, Redakai is a great way to get kids interacting with actual humans. Redakai helps kids build social skills, that they cannot get from digital play.

Not only will it help kids develop social skills- but Redakai is a great way to develop learning skills, while disguised as a game, kids will only think of it as fun. The Basic game includes math skills (adding numbers, comparing numbers), and the advanced game builds deeper strategic thinking. Players strategically plan out their deck, they have to adapt their thinking depending on what they draw during the course of the game, and constantly have to weigh out the costs and benefits.

It’s a game that is meant to be played together, and developed as more of a intuitive game with an easier learning curve. The basic game can be enjoyed by kids who are able to add numbers together (perfect for 6 and up), while the advanced game will take a bit more reading skills and strategic thinking (usually 8 and up).

 Retail: $30

Preschool Fun DVD

Preschool Fun DVD

 

 

SYNOPSIS: A is for adventure with your favorite preschool friends! Jump on the learning track because Thomas, Barney, and all of their friends are waiting for you to join in the excitement. Create a dance-tastic school poster with Angelina Ballerina and then build a pirate ship with Bob the Builder. Don’t forget your rescue hat because Fireman Sam needs help saving the school bus. With these fun-filled adventures, discover that playtime can be learning time for the whole family!

PERSONAL REVIEW:

Math Slam

Math Slam

Read the question, jam to the beat, scan the possible answers, and slam the one that’s correct Better move quickly, though, each game of 10 questions is timed – the faster you get through the questions, the better your score! Incorrect responses are recycled until they are correctly answered. Three levels, flashing lights, and fun sound effects keep players interested. Ages 6+ (works on number order, addition, subtraction, algebraic addition, triple number addition and subtraction)  Retail:  $30

REVIEW:

Ok-so this thing is SERIOUSLY cool.  I mean, I CAN USE IT!!!  Trust me when I tell you my math stinks.

Cars 2 Tokyo Spinout Track Set

Cars 2 Tokyo Spinout Track Set

It's Lightning McQueen Heaven in my house!!!

Speed, jump, spin & be part of Lightning McQueen's stunt defying race. 

Cars 2 Tokyo Spinout Track Set Two cars race through the streets of Tokyo, but only one will be the winner! This track set features a double launcher and dramatic, spinning platforms to pit two of your best Cars racers against one another. Based on an exciting scene from Cars 2, one vehicle claims victory while the other spins out of control and flies off the track. Includes one exclusive plastic Cars vehicle. TV Driver.

Features

  • Release Date: May 16, 2011
  • Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 4 Years and Up
  • Power Source: Manual
  • Dimensions: 12.0 " H x 16.0 " W x 3.0 " L
  • Product Weight: 1.51 Lb.
  • Approx. $30 retail

Cars 2 Secret Spy Attack Finn McMissile

Cars 2 Secret Spy Attack Finn McMissile

Yeah. Seriously.  This movie is going to be REDICULOUS to get into!!

Cars 2 comes out the end of June and the toys are RUNNING WILD...

This movie is like Toy Story.  A CLASSIC.  I remember my nephew love this movie.  And. GULP. He's going into like 4th grade I think.  Now my son is in love with it. 

The 1st movie came out in 2006...so we're definitely due another one.

Ok-nuff about the movie.  THE TOYS!!!!!!!!!!!

Finn McMissile is the new hottie car in the new movie.  This toy is super awesome.  Fully loaded with 'top secret' spy weapons, firing missiles, sound effects & awesome transformations.  Recommended for ages 4+.  And around $30.

Who Would Win, Joe Name It, Take the Cake

Whoe Would Win & Joe Name It

Gamewright has the best games for all ages!

Two new ones out is Joe Name It & Who Would Win.

They are in small boxes made GREAT for traveling!

Joe Name It is for 2 or more players 12 & up.  The questions are great, especially if you know your celebrities!  Answer questions like-name a movie with 2 sequels?  Or name a music group with 3 members?  All the questions revolve around numbers too. 

If you're looking for a fast game this is perfect!

Another great family game is Who Would Win.  A very silly, fun game where you settle timeless random celebrity matchups where you draw cards and convince the judge why your character would win a randomly chosen event.  Like, Who would win a hot dog eating contest: Donald Trump or Albert Einstein?  Ages 12+ (3 or more players) Retails:  $10

Now I of course have a toddler..so those games are a bit old for our house.  But one that Boston LOVES is Take the Cake!

Although it says ages 4 and up-he could rock the game since he was 2!  It's a fun game of shapes, shakes, and cupcakes. A batch of yummy cupcakes is fresh out of the oven and it's time to decorate. Shake the sprinkle shaker and see what colorful shapes pour out. If any match a cupcake, add them to the card. Collect the most cards and winning is a piece of cake.

ALL of these games are around $10.  Does it get any better than that?!?!  Nothing like unplugged family fun!

 

Green Lantern Colossal Cannon

Green Lantern Colossal Cannon

The Green Lantern is on eof the hottest movies of the summer!

So of course you have to outfit your kiddos with the movie goods.

This is a super fun toy for mom to attack the kids to play with!

 Transform into the Green Lantern hero by slipping on the movie-inspired Green Lantern Colossal CannonTM Blaster, which lights up and emits blaster sounds when projectile discs are fired from the Gatling-style barrel! 

Available now for SRP of $29.99.

Razor Graffiti Scooter

Razor Graffiti Kick Scooter

Inspired by Razor's original A kick scooter, the Razor Graffiti Kick Scooter adds a bit of artistic style and color to the neighborhood.
This Razor A Kick Scooter has been modified with a new patented foot-controlled graffiti device that adds three chalk sticks to your ride. The Razor Graffiti Scooter is a handy little ride for kids and teens alike.
Though it'll never replace the internal combustion engine, the scooter will get your child from point A to point B much quicker than on foot alone, and requires just a few scoots of one's shoes in the process.
OPINION:
What a super fun scooter!
A great way to share your kids creativity!
Average Retail Price:  around $50
**Don't forget your helmet!



Play-Doh Smashed Potatoes Game

Play-Doh Smashed Potatoes Game

I can honestly say I've never seen a play-doh set that is actually a game!  Have you?!?!?!?

This looks like a ton of fun. Even more so?  A total mess! ha.

Play-Doh Smashed Potatoes Game: Uh oh! Your little spud pals are in big trouble - they're in the kitchen and they could be made into "food"! Mold potato pal pawns out of PLAY-DOH modeling compound and then use the spinner to move them across the board. But be careful of where you land, or else your spud buddy could get snipped, sliced, pressed into "fries" or cranked into "chips!" Help your pal get out of the kitchen and back to the farm first and you're the winner!  5 years and up
approx - $20

 

Play-Doh Cookie Monster Letter Lunch

Play-Doh Cookie Monster Letter Lunch

If you kid loves cookie monster-theyr're sure to love this awesome Play-Doh kit!  The letters look super cool on the box-can't wait to really start making them!

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"Feed" your Cookie Monster figure a "healthy lunch"! Mold letters and "vegetables" out of Play-Doh modeling compound and then use the presser tool to create "pasta." Put it all together in the bowl and serve up a yummy-looking "vegetable soup" for your "hungry" friend. Your Cookie Monster figure's head moves so you can even help him "eat" his meal! When he's finished, use the mold to create his very favorite dessert - "cookies"!

Set includes Cookie Monster character playset with bowl, lid, knife, spoon, fork, roller, more than 45 molds, presser tool, playmat and 4 two-ounce cans of PLAY-DOH modeling compound.