Archive for July, 2011

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Ready, Set Grover With Sesame Street’s Video Game

Sesame Street has been a child’s favorite for ages, and now Sesame has come out with their new up and coming video game for kids. This fun new game is not only educational, but also teaches your child to make smart and healthy decisions about their everyday life. It teaches things like physical activity, good nutrition, personal hygiene, and even the importance of resting, relaxation and much much more!

Follow Grover as he sets up challenges to get his Sesame Street friends to get up and go. Elmo and Abby go through the game jumping, rowing boats, and even playing “Grover Says”! This fun new game makes a great gift for any young kid, and is probably the only time when you’ll want your kids to play video games!

For easier accessibility for younger kids the game also provides you with (at no additional charge) gameplay helpers! Soft and fuzzy character covers with special grips, which can easily be slipped right over any Wii Remote! Minimizing buttons that won’t be used and making it easier for younger kids to hold, (also available for the Nintendo DS, a jumbo click stylus, also for smaller hands)!

This great, entertaining, and educational game will be sure to keep your child hooked for hours! Get your soon! Coming out August 2, 2011!

Nintendo Wii for $39.99
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Nintendo DS for $29.99
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HOODWIKED TOO! HOOD VS EVIL 3D

Enjoy another laugh with the Hoodwinked 2 movie! This twist on the original Red Riding Hood story grossed over 110 million dollars on their first movie! Now this second one is sure to bring even more laughter and family fun! In this hilariously funny 85min. film, you will see new characters and enjoy more entertainment!

As Red riding hood trains with her new group of friends called the “sisters of the hood” she learns new skills to be able to rescue, once again, Granny, Hansel and Gretel! As the whole forest helps her through her quest, she goes through new obstacles to rescue her dearest friends and family! This film is sure to be a crowd pleaser, with so many funny characters and hilarious scenes, you and your kids can enjoy laughing and spending time together! For only $14.99, get out your popcorn and get ready to enjoy this family classic!

DVD Release Date: August 16, 2011

Price: $14.99

MPAA Rating: PG

Genre(s): Animation,Family

Where to buy: Amazon

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Fly Crane – Look to the sky for Air Hogs’ new plane

Air Hogs has come out with another amazing toy plane! This plane is unlike the others because it can pick up and transport items! It’s easy to use too! With just a press of a button, the grapple hook lowers and retracts to pick up items. Air Hogs new Fly Crane also includes three looped baskets that can be used to transport items. The Fly Crane also comes with “Steady Fly” so you can fly this plane with smoothness and ease.

This fun and stable plane gets things moving when they need to be, and your child will have a blast maneuvering through whatever obstacles they set up. Getting to their destination to pick up whatever object they’d like is as easy as pushing the Fly Crane’s button! Use the steady Air Hogs “Fly Plane” to pick up cargo, find treasure, and much more that can be left up to your child’s imagination! You can look to the skies for yours now!

Price: $39.99

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FAO Celebrates The Smurfs with Activities and Blue-Tique

Via press releases

FAO SCHWARZ® CELEBRATES STAR TURN IN THE SMURFS’ FIRST LIVE ACTION ADVENTURE
Smurf Happens at Legendary Toy Store with Incredible Product Display, Movie Props,Smurf Week Events and Special Appearance by Hank Azaria, A.K.A. Gargamel

WAYNE, NJ (July 21, 2011) – When The Smurfs opens in theaters nationwide on Friday,July 29, moviegoers will have the opportunity to become reacquainted with the magic of FAO Schwarz®. The first-ever live action film based on the popular blue creatures from Columbia® Pictures and Sony® Pictures Animation stars Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Hank Azaria. The legendary FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue store is also prominently featured in an action-packed chase scene in which the Smurfs encounter the evil wizard Gargamel. To celebrate the iconic store’s role in the movie, customers can bring the fun of The Smurfs home with an assortment of toys, games and more Smurfy items in a ”blue-tique” dedicated to The Smurfs. Additionally, to help New Yorkers and visitors relive this silver screen appearance, FAO Schwarz will host daily activities during a special Smurf Week, highlighted by an appearance by Hank Azaria, who plays Gargamel in the film.

”We are excited that a new generation of kids will soon discover the wonder of FAO Schwarz when they see this thrilling sequence featured in The Smurfs,” said Richard Barry, Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Learning and Electronics and Entertainment, Toys”R”Us, Inc. ”FAO Schwarz will offer the Smurfiest assortment of products that allow kids to recreate the adventure of this family-friendly film.”

”When The Smurfs script was first written, we envisioned the characters having a wonderful adventure at one of the most enchanting stores in New York City, so we were delighted with the opportunity to film at FAO Schwarz,” said Gregory Economos, Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Products, Sony Pictures Entertainment. ”Beyond developing a fun, action-filled scene that takes place in the store, we’re excited that FAO Schwarz will be the destination for a wide variety of products based on The Smurfs.”

Showcasing a Smurfy Product Assortment In-Store and Online at FAO.com
Beginning Monday, July 25, customers will find a broad product assortment based on The Smurfs and discover a ”blue-tique” dedicated to the blue brand inside the Main Entrance of FAO Schwarz Fifth Avenue. The main attraction of the ”blue-tique” will be the Smurfalator, a machine used by Gargamel to extract the Smurfs’ magical essence, as well as images from the movie, including preview pictures of the scene filmed in FAO Schwarz. Smurf fans will also find toys based on the movie from JAKKS® Pacific, a classic assortment of Smurfs from Schleich® and collector dolls from Madame Alexander®. Additionally, apparel from Junk Food Clothing will let customers show their love of The Smurfs with T-shirts featuring images of favorite Smurfs and slogans such as ”I’m a Genius” and ”Keep on Smurfing.”

FAO.com will also receive a Smurfy makeover as characters from The Smurfs take over the website. Surrounding the site’s homepage, Papa, Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy and the rest of the gang will highlight the Smurf-focused items visitors will find from Sunday, July 24 through Saturday, August 6. The website will also showcase the brand through a dedicated page that will bring The Smurfs products to life with imagery from the film.

Social Smurfworking
Moving into the social space, the official Facebook fan page for FAO Schwarz, located at Facebook.com/FAO, will celebrate all The Smurfs in the week leading to the film’s release on July 29. Featuring trivia, the official movie trailer and more exciting Smurfiness, visitors to the page will be delighted with enough Smurf-filled fun to stuff a mushroom house. Fans will even be treated to a preview of the scene that brings The Smurfs to FAO Schwarz.

Celebrating Smurf Week at FAO Schwarz
In the week leading up to the release of The Smurfs, FAO Schwarz will participate in Smurf Week in New York City. Dedicated to all things Smurfy, themed events will take place throughout the five boroughs, daily, starting on Monday, July 25, culminating in the movie’s premiere on Friday, July 29. FAO Schwarz will host appearances by The Smurfs costumed characters from Tuesday. July 26 through Friday, July 29 from 2 – 4 pm.

The FAO Schwarz Smurf Week celebration will be highlighted by a special appearance by Hank Azaria, who plays the evil wizard Gargamel in The Smurfs. Azaria will visit the legendary Fifth Avenue location on Tuesday, July 26 at 11:30 am to unveil the Smurfalator.

About FAO Schwarz
For nearly 150 years, FAO Schwarz has been a brand synonymous with quality and innovation, offering an unparalleled selection of extraordinary toys that have enchanted generations and cultivated a loyal clientele. The famous FAO Schwarz flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, which attracts millions of visitors annually, is the only one of its kind anywhere in the world. The complete assortment of the company’s products, including a line of toys marketed under the FAO Schwarz brand name, can be found in-store and online at FAO.com. The iconic FAO Schwarz brand is exclusively operated by Toys”R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer.

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Monster High Classroom Playset Dolls

The classrooms of Monster High are where freaky fabulous fun begins! These new Monster High Classroom Playset Dolls are coming in August 1, 2011. The dolls are Lagoona Blue, Frankie Stein and Ghoulia Yelps. Each doll includes an alternate outfit, locker with stickers and a Monster High Student Survival Guide. Each doll cost $19.99 and for age 6 or up.

Lagoona Blue cares for her beloved three eyed frogs in Mad Science class.

Frankie Stein stitches up a version of her pet Watzit in Home Ick.

While Ghoulia Yelps trades in her signature glasses for sport goggles before dodgeball in Physical Deaducation class.

Monster High Dead Tired Doll Assortment are available now in most stores.

The Monster High girls are getting ready to hit their sleeping bags in the Monster High’s new summer collection! This ghoultastic new collection is great accessory to have at any sleepover, and your kids will enjoy having these dolls at their slumber parties! This new collection includes the dolls Draculaura, Ghoulia Yelps, Cleo De Nile, Frankie Stein, and Lagoona Blue.

Each of these dolls comes with their own personalized pajamas and their own fun accessories! Each of these dolls are only about $11.99.

Draculaura Dead Tired Doll:
Comes in a pretty and pink polka dot pajama outfit, and includes, Scar Human movies and a hairbrush, pink pumps shaped like her pet and a matching eye mask!

Ghoulia Yelps Dead Tired Doll:
Ghoulia Yelps comes in red and white sleepwear, and includes eye mask, slippers, hairbrush and a midnight snack.

Cleo De Nile Dead Tired Doll:
Cleo is dressed in a mummy inspired Sleepwear. The set comes with a matching eye mask and monster slippers.

Frankie Stein Dead Tired Doll:
The Frankie Stein doll comes dressed in argyle and striped fabrics, which happens to be Frankie’s favorite.

Monster High Lagoona Blue Dead Tired Doll: (HOT Toy for 2011)
This is the only doll in the Dead Tired Series with a playset. The Lagoona Doll Hydration Station is Lagoona! She loves water so much that she needs it to fall asleep! This toy station is so great because it has three different lighting settings which could be used as a nightstand lamp. Perfect for sleepovers and nightlights!

Monster High Abbey Bominable: (HOT Toy for 2011)
Abbey Bominable is the daughter of the Abominable Snowman, and an exchange student from up North!

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Lego Star Wars The Padawan Menace on Blu-Ray and DVD

After the cartoon debut of their very own television special, Lucasfilms and Lego will join forces once again to bring you the new Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace on Blu-Ray and DVD. This 22 minute film will feature the charm, action and humor which “makes” the unique style of Lego Star Wars filming. But aside from the film the disc also includes 5 Lego Star Wars shorts and an exclusive, collectable “Young Hon Solo” minifigure.

With both the Star Wars saga and the Lego Star Wars series becoming a big hit the new Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace will combine the two to create a unique and action packed film that is sure to have your family laughing during movie night. This new DVD and Blu-Ray disc will be available on September 16th and can be pre-ordered exclusively at Wal-Mart for $13.00.

BONUS MATERIAL:

– Hunt for R2-D2
– Bombad Bounty
– Star Wars in Two Minutes (Part 1)
– Star Wars in Two Minutes (Part 2)
– Star Wars Clone Wars In Cinema

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aCRS4kIcSU

You can pre-order the disc now at Wal-mart.

Click here for more information about Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace.

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Grow and Discover Music Studio by VTech

Grow & Discover Music Studio™

The Grow & Discover Music Studio is the perfect way to let your aspiring musician really rock out! This pretend-play music station has everything baby needs to learn about music. A detachable guitar and drum help little ones learn about sounds and musical patterns, while the piano keys introduce the musical scale and the songbook encourages imitative play. And why does baby’s first word have to be spoken when it can be sung! The microphone helps promote verbal development.

Price: $29.99.
Ages: 9 months and up
Available: Fall 2011

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Nintendo to slash 3DS video game device nearly 50%

To improve sale, Nintendo said it will slash the price of the new 3DS handheld video game device in US from $249.99 to $169.99 starting August 12, 2011.

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Justin Bieber New Dolls – Signature Hairstyle, #OMG.

What’s the number one thing Justin Bieber is known for?

It’s the hair.

Finally, coming this Fall of 2011, there will be a Justin Bieber doll from The Bridge Direct Inc. rocking the “soft and styled hair that replicates Justin’s signature swoosh”!

Product Name : JB Signature Hairstyle Doll

SRP: $19.99 Ages: 6+

Retail Availability: Fall 2011

Description: It’s the doll that all Justin Bieber fans have been waiting for – the JB Signature Hairstyle Doll has soft and styled hair that replicates Justin’s signature “swoosh” hairstyle! Each Hairstyle Doll also comes with several cool accessories such as a skateboard, backpack or sunglasses.

This one’s going to be another big one in the lineup!

More details coming soon!

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Fly Away In Barbie’s Glam Vacation Jet

This extremely detailed and fun new Barbie plane includes many features that you can enjoy for hours! This play set includes a first-class cabin that can converts into a fancy dining room for serving fancy first-class meals! Since this plane is so fancy it can even convert from pink Barbie plane to fun extra pop-out tropical resort! On the back of this plane the cabin comes complete with slide, spa pool, and lounge chair! As if that’s not enough this exciting Barbie plane also features a Cabin with comfortable seating for two pilots! Four realistic cabin sounds (take off and landing, seat-belt ding, a soda fountain sound and tropical music), as well as a microphone that your child can use to make flight announcements!

This makes a great gift for any child, with so many features and fun colorful details your child can and will be entertained for hours. This plane is even big enough for your child to bring over a friend and they can have a blast together!

You can get the Barbie Glam Vacation Jet at:
etoys and FAO for $89.99.

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