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Xia-Xia Hermit Crabs Hands On Review

You’ve seen them here, you’ve seen them there, and you’ve seen them everywhere! But what exactly have you seen? The new Xia-Xia toys are all over the place! On ads in your computer and even on live TV commercials! These tiny little hermit crabs are a hot new sensation that is sure to have any kid falling in love! Once again, Cepia (the masterminds behind Zhu Zhu Pets and DaGeDar) have created a great new toy. Xia-Xia is a hermit crab themed toy that reacts when its claws are touched. These motorized toys are small and can fit in the palm of your hand! Within the Xia-Xia series there are four types of hermit crabs. Each crab comes with a unique friend, shell and name (Turks, Bimini, Tobago, and Trinidad). The cool thing about each hermit crab is that it has a cool and collectable friend and shell. These shells can be replaced with other shells (kind of like a real hermit crab!), and each shell can be opened to store your friends inside. The last feature about the shell is that it can seat one of your Xia-Xia friends! Anytime you decide that you want your Xia-Xia friends to ride along with you hermit crab, then you can take your friend and put him onto the little stub, where your friend will be secured into place.

Cepia Cepia Cepis! It’s all I can think of! This toy company has once again blown my mind with another amazing toy. After watching my sisters play with the Xia-Xia hermit crabs, I was pleased to see that they were actually having fun and interacting with the toys. These hermit crabs are very detailed, and for a tiny toy they sure have a lot of features! All in all these toys are very fun to play with and can surly make a kid smile! All of these hermit crabs are $8.99 (retail price) and come with one Hermit crab, one shell and one Xia-Xia friend.

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New Lalaloopsy Soft Dolls In Plush

Lalaloopsy dolls are popular among girls and collectors. A few of these Lalaloopsy dolls are in the top toys list for this holiday! Now MGA Entertainment just released a new type of Lalaloopsy Soft Dolls that are in plush form! How cool is that? Lalaloopsy Plush Dolls are soft and great for younger kids.

  • The Original Characters — now in plush
  • Doll and pet are made of soft material
  • Doll is 10.25″ tall

Lalaloopsy Pillow Featherbed Soft Doll

Lalaloopsy Mittens Fluff N Stuff Soft Doll

Lalaloopsy Bea Spells-A-Lot Soft Doll

Lalaloopsy Crumbs Sugar Cookie Soft Doll

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CONTEST OVER: The Trash Pack Giveaways

These grimy little pals will be your child’s hot new toy, with the many different sets, and collectibles it will never get old. A garbage themed toy for boys ages 5 and up, these toys are squishy, stretchy friends that you can find in your garbage. The Putrid Pizza, Garbage Gull, Germ-Worm, and Mucky Maggot, are only the beginning, and just some of them! Funs to collect and trade with friends, these trash pack buddies, or “Trashies” have different collectible statues. Awarded these titles by how hard they are to find, some are common, rare, ultra rare, special edition or exclusive, with over 100’s to find and collect, even the search can be part of the fun.

The Trash Pack Collector’s Trash Can

The Trash Pack Two Pack Out of Package

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Wowwee Lite Sprite Tree

Lite-Topia: the Lite Sprites’ home, an enchanted place that continually sparkles with beautiful lights and color. Where is such a place? It is the center of the world, but with this Wowwee Lite Sprite Tree of Lite, it can be at your home. This set creates a multilevel forest hideaway for sprites. It flashes to life with color and interactive sounds, a light up staircase, functioning elevator, and a spinning, sparkling treetop. The Lite Sprite Tree of Lite features a beautiful Canopy with a display of colorful light from the staircase, Sprites and Lite Wand. Four sprites can hang from the canopy in their forest pods when all the fun is over while looking at the spinning canopy that flashes color patterns. The kid-powered elevator can bring up or down Sprites from the tree base or to the balcony holding up to four Sprites for fun!

The fun doesn’t just stop at the Wowwee Lite Sprite Tree of Life. Kids can attach other accessories that can be added onto the play set. Other accessories include four different characters with their pods: Brooke, Bleak, meadow, and Astra. But they don’t have to be lonely; their pets can come along too. With other additional play sets, the Sprites will never to bored, and neither will your child. This play set will let your child enter a magical fantasy to keep her entertained.

At $39.99 the Wowwee Lite Sprite Tree of Lite includes:

• Spinning light-up treetop
• 4 spots to hang up 4 Forest pods that spins
• Light-up stairs
• Personal elevator
• Colorful Lights and magical sounds
• 1 Lite pet
• 1 flower ring
• 1 connecting pathway
• 4 decorative flower accessories

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zoolert Top 20 Hot and Cool Toys for Holiday 2011

After many months of tracking, and hands on reviews from many toy companies. We finally came up with the top 20 toys on zooLert’s list that we think will be a hit for this Holiday 2011.

The Hot and Cool toys in this list are not in any order.

Monster High Abbey Bominable Doll With Pet Wooly Mammoth Named Shivver and Monster High Spectra Vondergeist Doll With Pet Ferret And Rhuen

Monster High dolls have been hot and hard to find since last year. And now, Mattel is releasing more new Monster High dolls to prepare for this holiday. These are the two Monster High dolls that made it on to our hot and hard to find list for this holiday 2011. Read more…

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Lalalopsy AA Doll Ice Skater and Lalaloopsy Sahara Mirage

Again, Lalaloopsy dolls have been hot and hard to find. MGA Entertainment is releasing more new Lalaloopsy dolls to prepare for this holiday. These are Lalaloopsy AA Doll Ice Skater, Lalaloopsy Sahara Mirage, Lalaloopsy Silly Hair, Lalaloopsy Holly Sleighbells and the old series of Lalaloopsy Dolls. The two dolls that stand out the most are the Lalaloopsy AA Doll Ice Skater and the Lalaloopsy Sahara Mirage.

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Mini Lalaloopsy Sahara Mirage and Mini Lalaloopsy Treehouse

There are many Mini Lalaloopsy dolls that are very high demanding like Sahara Mirage, Bea SpellsALot, Spot Splatter Splash, Crumbs Sugar Cookie, Sunny Side Up, Blossom Flowerpot and Tippy Tumblelina but the Mini Lalaloopsy Sahara Mirage is by far one of the hotter mini Lalaloopsy doll.

Also, the Mini Lalaloopsy Treehouse is a must buy! This playset comes with many detailed features, and tons of treehouse accessories. This doubled sided treehouse comes with two exclusive Mini Lalaloopsy characters – Spot Splatter Splash, and Patch Treasurechest. Each character comes with their own pet as well, a parrot, and pony. Read more…

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Smurfs Bean Bag Plush Smurfette


On July 29, 2011 the Smurfs movie was released to theaters in 3D! This new movie was a big hit. And to add to the excitement of the movie, big stars like Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, and Hank Azaria were able to participate in the exciting film! Because this movie was such a success, a line of cute new plush dolls were released after it! You can collect all of the fun and adorable little Smurf plush toys! These Surf Bean Bag Plush toys are for kids ages 3-7 and will make a great gift for any Smurf fan! Read more…

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Fijit Friends

Fijit Friends Interactive Toy every girl’s best friend, Fijit Friends are interactive, robotic toys that are full of personality, can talk, dance and laugh and feature Sonic Chirp capabilities so they can respond to various media platforms including apps. Currently, there are four Fijit Friends available. There are Serafina, Logan, Sage and Willa.

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Star Wars the Revenge of the Jedi Death Star Figure Pack

In the Star Wars saga Return of the Jedi was a Powerful ending to the fight between good and evil. But the movie was slated to be called Revenge of the Jedi. And while the movie was still undergoing some last minute changes George Lucas decided that the movie should be titled Return of the Jedi because Jedi do not seek Revenge. To celebrate the unique history of this film the exclusive new toy was named Revenge of the Jedi and comes with 14 action figures from the movie. Read more…

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LeapFrog – LeapPad and Vtech – InnoTab Interactive Learning Tablet


Tired of your kids messing with your ipad, or worried that they might accidentally break it, well stop your worries because leap frog has just created the LeapPad! Read more… or Vtech InnoTab. Read more…

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Let’s Rock Elmo

It all began with the original Tickle Me Elmo doll, released in 1996 just in time for Christmas, and causing quite a stir among retailers and consumers alike. In 2001, the “Surprise Edition” of Tickle Me Elmo was released, bringing another Elmo to Hot Toy Mania. Then, in 2006, Elmo evolved to TMX (Tickle Me Elmo Ten) and he wasn’t just a doll anymore. He became an interactive toy. Elmo would roll around on the ground, wave his arm up and down, and beg the child to stop tickling him. A score of other Elmo dolls followed, including one that could recite stories to children, and each has consistently become a Hot Toy. Read more…

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Air Swimmer Flying Fish

But who said all fish needs water to swim? This Air Swimmer Remote Control Flying Clownfish will wow anyone with its life-like swimming—in midair! After the fish is filled with helium, the Air Simmer swims through the air smoothly and life-like motion. Read more…

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Air Hogs Hyper Actives

Once again, Air Hogs has created a new R/C toy. But this isn’t your average R/C. This R/C has more of a mini R/C type body. Now I know what you’re thinking, another mini R/C, yea I know. When I first saw the car, I did see that the car really wasn’t so mini, in fact, the car is right between being a mini and a medium sized R/C. But even then, that didn’t convince me to believe that this R/C was going to perform well. Read more…

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Bakugan Dragonoid Destroyer

When Bakugan first hit the market, people went crazy. Even I went crazy, wanting to buy as many of these pop up toys as I could before they sold out the next day. These toys showed great potential to be amazing. Because they popped up when they hit their gate cards, they not only made exciting toys for kids but they were different from every other toy. Because Bakugan were so, fun and unique people couldn’t get enough. And now Bakugan continues to impress me and their fans with new Bakugan products. Bakugan has come up with a new toy called Dragonoid Destroyer. This set comes with one Bakugan BakuBlitz, one Bakugan Sky Raider, and one Bakugan Commandix Dragonoid. Read more…

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Nerf Vortex Tracker

In 2010, Nerf created a line of new blasters that toppled all other Nerf guns. These guns included the Stampede ECS, the longstrike CS-6, the Alpha Trooper CS-18, and so much more! But now in the summer of 2011, Nerf is prepared to change the way we know Nerf, FOREVER! Nerf has already announced that on September 1, 2011 a new line of guns called the Nerf Vortex Blasters will have an all new style, but not only will the style be changed but the darts as well will also be changed into discs! Read more…

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Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game

The creators of the popular app, Angry Birds, now present Angry Birds Knock Wood Game. This game has the same excitement and competitive instincts from the app. The green pigs are at it again; they are stealing the Birds’ eggs. To get revenge, these wingless birds need your help to go destroy their enemies’—the green pigs—homes. Read more…

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My Keepon – Dancing Robot

My Keepon dancing robot does just that and more! It has an uncanny sense of rhythm and adorable dance moves that will keep you and anyone else hooked. It dances to all types of songs, from pop music, ballads, and much more. Read more…

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DaGeDar Two Lane Battle Jump Raceway

Ready set roll! DaGeDars are a new series of toys that are easy and simple to set up, but the possibilities with these toys are endless! The geniuses behind this fun and exciting new toy are also the geniuses behind the furry little friends known as Zhu Zhu pets! With the Zhu Zhu pets being such a great success, we already know the great potential this company has for making amazing toys; and without a doubt, DaGeDar is a very fun toy to play with! Both the tracks and ball bearings can be collected to help add to your DaGeDar collection. Read more…

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Disney Rock Star Mickey


Last year Dance Star Mickey was a HOT and hard to find toy. But this holiday season it is sure to be the all new Disney Rock Star Mickey! This rockin’ new toy lights up as he shows off his crazy new dance moves and jams on his guitar! And to get the party started turn Mickey onto his “You’re a rock star mode,” and your entire family will be dancing along while Mickey will be rockin’ the stage! And to top it all of Mickey will be performing his crazy signature move. The Mouska-split! Read more…

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The Playskool Poppin’ Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper

Hasbro has been creating and innovating toys for kids of all ages. Their toys bring joy to kids, while having an underlying motive to improve either kids’ physical or mental development. The Playskool Poppin’ Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper is no exception. Kids can play with this fun game while exercising their need to crawl and walk instead of gluing their eyes to the TV. Initiating the importance of exercise is crucial at this age; it is imprinting on them the values that they will grow up with them later in their future.

The Poppin’ Park Elefun works by inserting multi-colored balls and waiting for them to pop out of the elephant’s trunk. Balls can roll anywhere and at anytime. Kids have to catch and run after the balls. With 10 tunes accompanying the game will create the fun atmosphere while creating the love of music. This game not only provides a fun experience for kids, but also for family time. It’s a great toy to gather around and just have fun.

This toy made to top 15 Toys R Us list
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At $29.99, the Playskool Poppin’ Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper includes:

• Elephant
• Stability base
• Ear Attachment
• 5 Balls
• Instructions

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My Keepon Dancing Robot

My Keepon dancing robot does just that and more! It has an uncanny sense of rhythm and adorable dance moves that will keep you and anyone else hooked. It dances to all types of songs, from pop music, ballads, and much more. With just the press of a button, placed right on the stand it comes with, you can let My Keepon Dancing Robot loose! This interactive toy, moves along with the nbso online casino music, or to your own made up beats. It comes with a microphone in it’s nose that allows it to comprehend the music being played. Then pays careful attention to the music and matches the beat with it’s adorable pro dance moves!

My Keepon Dancing Robot stands two tennis balls high, and not only dances but has another button for touch and interaction. Squeeze it’s soft belly, or pat it’s head and it will interact and respond to you. It reacts to your touch by displaying different emotions, and expressing it’s many cute different sounds, you’ll have fun figuring out whether it’s curious, annoyed, content and more! My Keepon Dancing Robot craves your attention and touch, and loves to interact.

List Price: $49.99

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Dagedar – Two Lane Battle Jump Raceway – Hands on Review

Ready set roll! DaGeDars are a new series of toys that are easy and simple to set up, but the possibilities with these toys are endless! The geniuses behind this fun and exciting new toy are also the geniuses behind the furry little friends known as Zhu Zhu pets! With the Zhu Zhu pets being such a great success, we already know the great potential this company has for making amazing toys; and without a doubt, DaGeDar is a very fun toy to play with! Both the tracks and ball bearings can be collected to help add to your DaGeDar collection. One of the DaGeDar sets includes the Two Lane Battle Jump Raceway. The Two Lane Battle Jump Raceway is a set where you and your friends can use your DaGeDar ball bearings to race down the tracks to see who will get to the finish line first. Although there are two lanes, there is only one finish line!

In the Two Lane Battle Jump Raceway, you will receive one track set and and easy to read instruction manual. The track set will require some assembly and unfortunately, the set does not include any DaGeDar ball bearings. But you can easily find a starter pack DaGeDar set, where you will find two different DaGeDar ball bearings. Overall, the Two Lane Battle Jump Raceway is a great set to add to any DaGeDar collection because when it comes to DaGeDar all of the sets create an endless amount of possibilities. The goal of DaGeDar is to get your kids off the T.V and get them to use their imagination to create games that can extend as far as your kids imagination. And with the Two Lane Battle Jump Raceway, your kids can race their friends to see who has the best DaGeDar! The Two Lane Battle Jump Raceway is $19.99 and is for kids ages 4 and up. With endless possibilities to the DaGeDar universe, the Two Lane Battle Jump Raceway is a another great set to add to your DaGeDar collection.

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Fijit Friends

Watch them dance! Watch them interacting with your kids! They are the Fijit Friends!

Fijit Friends are fun and lovable robots that love to make friends. There are four Fijit Friends and each of them have their own personalities. There’s Willa who’s a purple Fijit Friend and she’s the trend-setter, then there’s Sage who’s is green and loves to go on adventures. Following them is Serafina! Serafina is pink and she’s the sweetie-pie, and last but not least is Logan and she’s blue and sporty!

Theses robots can do so much! From talking to dancing to any music! From a slow beat all the way to a fast beat. The Fijit Friends love to talk. The more your kids interact with them the more they interact and say back to you! Ask them how you look and the Fijit Friends will look at you and tell you that you look great! They say sweet, and fun positive things, boosting any one’s self esteem and can even help your child to learn how to make new friends. The Fijit Friends can tell jokes and even sing!

Price: $49.99

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Hexbug Robotic Larva Hands On Review

The Hexbug Larva is a micro robotic creature that slithers forward on smooth surfaces using a slow, rhythmic flexing motion. Just like real larvae, each of these creepy crawlers reacts to its environment, instinctively changing direction upon sensing an object in its path and wriggling off to explore a clear, undisturbed path ahead. Its behavior is eerily mesmerizing to watch and interact with.

The Hexbug Larva comes in five different colors: blue, black, green, red or orange. It is small enough to fit right in the palm of your hand. It is fun to watch and interact with. Watch our video reviews below:

Price: $12.99

What’s in the box?

The Hexbug Larva
Requires 3 button cell batteries (included)

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