Archive for April, 2011

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Nintendo Wii 2 Coming – To Be Shown At E3

Everyone knew it was coming.

From rumors to a very short, albeit, short press release… The next Nintendo Wii is coming! What will the future hold?

Let the speculations begin!

The curent round up points to a HUGE controller with a screen (think like a DS in your hand), HD (of course), and all sorts of other goodness.  No unicorns yet.  Those rumors will take a few more days to vent.

And, in a short while, many many pictures and hands on will be coming of the device as it is shown to the world at this year’s E3 convention held in Los Angeles, CA, June 7-9.

(I love the “To whom it may concern” in the press release.  To whom it may concern.. Oh, say, like the whole world of Wii lovers?)

Press Release :

To whom it may concern: Re: Wii’s successor system

Nintendo Co., Ltd. has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii, which the company has sold 86.01 million units on a consolidated shipment basis between its launch in 2006 and the end of March 2011.

We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Sales of this new system have not been included in the financial forecasts announced today for the fiscal term ending March 2012.

April 25, 2011

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Lalaloopsy Genie Doll Sahara Marage – Coming Early May?

Update :

From the Lalaloopsy Facebook page, we have our first peek :

So, now that the great Boscov’s fiasco is coming to a close (history here), some people are finding out some great info!

If you check out our forums, you’ll see that BananasMom didn’t get the Genie she was hoping for, BUT, she got something else.

Free shipping and info that a Genie (Sahara Marage) is coming — and soon. Early May!

So, while you are out hunting for the Lalaloopsy Pencil Toppers, start coming up with a gameplan for your Genie (and, perhaps, some others?)!

And, while we’re on the subject of our awesome users, join us on Facebook or our recently revamped and well loved Toy Forum!

See ya there!

PS – If you don’t know, more info and a pic is supposed to hit the Lalaloopsy Facebook Page on Wednesday the 20th of April!

PPS – If you have any info for us, pass it along.  We’ll be sure to make an In Stock Tracker as soon as we find links to track online!

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Toys R Us Item Number For Lalaloopsy Pencil Toppers!

On the hunt for those Lalaloopsy Pencil Toppers?  How about some help in your search?



Remember we told you Toys R Us will be getting them first?  Well, they are in the system!

And, thanks to some of the Lalaloopsy super fan hunters out there like Jacquie on our zooLert Facebook Page, we now have the  internal “item number”!

It’s 695392!

Good luck everyone.

I can say this is personally confirmed by me.  Got the UPC?  Leave it in the comments!

Here’s what I said on our FB page :

Good news – confirmed. That is the item number. Sadly, there is no reverse internal TRU item number to UPC to help globally find it, but, they are in the system. Very likely, they hit the warehouses and are on their way.

Perhaps that was the date we had pushed out earlier.. They arrived at TRU distribution centers over the past few days and are on their way to your local store.

(strange quoting myself!)

See you on our Facebook page!

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Lalaloopsy Pencil Toppers Release Dates

The Lalaloopsy Pencil Toppers are now officially amongst the new-most-desired and hunted in the Lalaloopsy lineup.  Why?  Two reasons — they are new, and, they aren’t out yet.  But, when are they coming in stock?

Word we got is as follows :

TRU – week of 4/16 or 4/23

WM – by 4/25

Target – July

Is this guaranteed?  Not so much.

But, it should be some good guidelines to go by!  Could be earlier, could be later… Or dead on.  We only guarantee that you will remain excited enjoying the thrill of the hunt.

But, in all seriousness, this is what we were able to uncover so far.

As usual, enterprising minds are always on the lookout so another good indicator that you can start finding them is to check Ebay for Lalaloopsy Pencil Toppers.  You don’t have to get them there, but, it is a good place to get an idea where they are showing up.  Pay attention to the location of the seller too when it starts hitting.  That’s another good way to get an early heads up!

(wow.  lots of zooLert tips above!  even im impressed i got that out there.)

And, don’t forget to let us know if you see them online first!  Just send us a tip to webmaster@zoolert.com or come join our Facebook Fan Page!  We’ll make a Lalaloopsy Pencil Toppers In Stock Tracker!

Lalaloopsy Pencil Toppers Gallery Pics (from Lalaloopsy Facebook Fan Page) :

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New Nerf Vortex Blaster Nitron Revealed – Disc Shooter?

The new Nerf gun lineup, coming 09/10/11, the Vortex, has been teased today by Nerf Nation on their Facebook page.

Nerf Gun

Interested?

Have a look at the video right here :

You can get a pretty good shot of the Nerf Vortex Nitron in the video. The range on the disc shooter is excellent!

It’s got some quick edits and has that overall secret-video-feel to it (which, personally, I give a big thumbs to) so you feel like it’s something you shouldn’t be seeing… And if you look, you see what may be a few new different guns sprawled on the floor.

What do you think?

Is a disc shooter based Nerf gun blaster something good for the line or not a good fit?

Either way, it looks like it goes pretty darn far! And, it’s coming 09/10/11! They always pick cool dates for the big releases.

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Target Exclusive Easter Mini Lalaloopsy – Cotton Hoppalong

Yes.  This is real.   An Easter Mini Lalaloopsy!  Her name is Cotton Hoppalong!  She has bunny ears and all!  And, this new pint-sized ragdoll is available now for $5.99!

And, we got one!  So much went in to getting this.. There were a lot of people that helped us gather all the info.. From the Facebook Lalaloopsy Page (and specific thanks to a few key people like Jodi, Andrea, and especially Crystal that started the madness and fun!!) to MGA Entertainment themselves!

Full pics and detailed shots coming very soon…

Cotton Hoppalong Details :


Sewn On: March 21st (First Day Spring)

Sewn from Bunny Slippers

Personality: She’s a bundle of energy who’s always bouncing around
hatching crazy ideas. She also loves candy…but she doesn’t like to
share!

Seriously.

Go get ’em!  She is a Target EXCLUSIVE.

Most people find her in the Easter toy area, but, some have found her tucked away with the normal Mini Lalaloopsys.

And, to help your hunt, here are the DCPI and UPC’s :

DCPI : 086022680

UPC : 0 35051 41377 6

You can also check your store’s availability with our Target Cotton Hoppalong Lalaloopsy Tracker!  You supply the zip, Target supplies the results!

Good luck everyone!

Let us know if you get one!

We’ll update with hands on if we get one locally!

PS – We had to use the DCPI to prove that our store had it.. Type the number in a scanner.  It wil tell you if it is on the floor or in the stock room.

GOOD LUCK!

Happy Easter!

Join us on Facebook, won’t you?

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Aquapets Are Back After Seven Years …

Turned on the TV recently?  Walked down the girl-geared collectible toy aisle at the toy store?  You’ve probably seen these then :


But, what are they and what do they do?

Commercial for Aquapets :

Aquapets consist of the three new economy toy checklist items – cute, cartable, and, inexpensive.  Priced around $9 retail, intended for girls ages 6 and up, each character has their own look, sound, and songs.  Play with them, and with help of their microphone and microchip (or, aka, “magic”), they come alive responding to sound from either the owner or other Aquapets!

Continued play is rewarded with new songs and interactions!  In addition, there are three unique game modes :

• Memory Moov (a memory-building sequence game)
• Aqua Speed (a fast-paced reflex challenge)
• Bubble Boogie (a fun and silly way to make your mini marionette dance)

Check out the different characters available now :

And, right now, Amazon has a special deal going on with Aquapets :

Buy Two Select Aquapets and Get $5 Off

While supplies last, when you buy any two of these select Aquapets you can get $5 off your purchase. Watch these cute three-dimensional figures come alive when kids or other Aquapets interact with them.  Discount will be applied at checkout. Discounts only apply to items sold by Amazon.com. Does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the Amazon.com site. Also, for an even greater value, take advantage of FREE Super Saver Shipping and Prime.

Press Release :

Aquapets are back! The charismatic collectable creatures are returning in March 2011, seven years after their original U.S. debut. Updated versions of eight fan favorites will appear in redesigned aqua pods, offering new games and increased interactivity.

Cute, portable and affordable – these floating three-dimensional figures are cherished by girls ages 6 and up. Each thumb-sized character has its own look, sounds and songs and lives inside a raindrop-shaped case. The creatures come alive when kids, or other Aquapets, interact with them. A microchip, microphone and speaker housed in the toy’s base enable Aquapets to register and respond to sound. Each character replies with movement and melody.

The more you play with your Aquapets, the more songs they will perform and the livelier they’ll become. Talk to your Aquapets, or engage them in one of three new interactive games:

• Memory Moov (a memory-building sequence game)
• Aqua Speed (a fast-paced reflex challenge)
• Bubble Boogie (a fun and silly way to make your mini marionette dance)

Place two or more Aquapets together for an AquaParty and the buoyant buddies will dance, chirp and converse with each other. Each energetic character has a sleep function, because even the most interactive friends need to rest.

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Choo Choo! Got An Extra 1 Billion? Invest!

I know we have a wide and diverse audience here at zooLert.

So, let me make sure you are aware of all your investment options.

No, this isn’t just about cupcakes with trains on top! It’s about Thomas the Tank Engine! He’s on the market.

Turns out HIT Entertainment, the same company that owns the rights to not only Thomas, but, also, Bob the Builder amongst others is up for sale for a mere … one BILLION DOLLARS.

Yea. It deserved the Dr. Evil pic.

But, be warned! Your competition will be stiff as Disney, Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro and more are also in the bidding process!

To bring it back to earth for a moment, this could be pretty big news. It would be interesting to see what a Disney could do with the brands!

So, Thomas fans… The future is looking exciting!

Thomas the Tank Engine (yummy) cupcakes courtesy of Kids Birthday Parties

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Apple Store Playmobil? Please. Please. Make this. Now.

Thinkgeek.com is a great source of fun April Fools Day fake product goodness.

This may be one of my favorite videos of all time on Toys. Yes, even more than our own :

I want this. Now.

Optional line pack? Duh. You need to complete the set, so, yes to this as well!

(and, yes, geeks, that’s Woz in the mix.)

Check out the video.. They really just went all out on this. Much better execution than when we said that Google was buying out the zooLert In Stock Tracker Technology on Facebook this morning!

(teehee.)

PS – If you didn’t know … if enough people get behind them and beg.. They HAVE been known to make the fake stuff real in the past!

So, put out the good word.

We’ll even make a Playmobil Apple Store In Stock Tracker! How about that, Thinkgeek?


Check out all of the April Fools Features on Thinkgeek for more laughs.

Full Playmobil Apple Store Gallery :