Bundle, our Baby & New Mom Gift Guide is here!
We are so excited for our Facebook Live Event with Evite this Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. PST! We will be showcasing a few of our favorite Holiday Gifts and also giving away some amazing prizes!
Looking for fun and thrilling gift ideas for your tweens and teens? Check out these new NAPPA winners!
The RazorX Cruiser is a skateboard with an electrifying kick, putting the control of the 125-watt, rear-wheel-drive motor in the palm of your hand and under your feet. Get the fun rolling with the variable-speed control on this versatile cruiser, then lean into the lithium-ion-powered, carve-and-turn skate action at speeds up to 10 mph (16 km/h). $179.99, ages 9+
Packed with innovation from its lithium-ion battery and push-button throttle control to its kick-to-start in-hub electric motor, the Power A2 is ushering in a new age of performance in an ultra-modern, compact and easily foldable update of the classic A scooter. Light-weight and streamlined, the Power A2 packs a powered punch with bold style and a rattle-free ride at speeds up to 10 mph (16 km/h) and 40 minutes of continuous use. $199.99, ages 8+
Master the thrill of the ride with the 12 Volt Nighthawk Ride-On from Rollplay. Reaching forward speeds of up to 6 miles per hour, this innovative ride-on is sure to be a hit with little thrill-seekers. Accelerator and brake pedals allow the rider to control the speed of the Nighthawk with ease. Kids will love learning how to maneuver around obstacles with the unique steering technique — lean left and right to do quick turns. $149.99, ages 6+
Get ready for some chomping, stomping and roaring fun with these latest NAPPA Award winners!
Jurassic World Thrash ‘n Throw Tyrannosaurus Rex™ Figure
Right out of Isla Nublar comes Mattel’s Jurassic World Thrash ‘N Throw Tyrannosaurus Rex. Authentic design and cool sound effects like chomping, stomping, an impressive roar and a HUGE bite. Use her tail activation to open her mouth, pick up other human and dinosaur action figures then thrash and throw them across the room just like in epic scenes from the movies. Great for building imagination and story telling skills. $39.99, ages: 4+
Jurassic World Chomp ‘n Roar Mask Velociraptor “Blue”
Get ready to welcome fan favorite, Velociraptor Blue – from Jurassic World, to your home. Great for hours of role-playing and story telling. The Chomp ‘N Roar Mask features realistic details like skin texture and color and teeth and eyes that move to focus on prey. When the electronic mask’s jaw opens to varying degrees, there are three levels of sound effects that really make the mask ROAR into action. $34.99, ages 6+
LEGO Juniors JURASSIC WORLD T. Rex Breakout
This thrilling LEGO Juniors Jurassic World T. Rex Breakout set features a posable, buildable T. Rex with opening mouth, two Starter Brick bases with gate, breakable fence and wall element, small science station and a truck with Starter Brick chassis. Includes Claire, guard and scientist minifigures, a T. Rex figure and a baby dinosaur figure. Great for building imagination and story telling skills. $49.99, ages 4 to 7
LEGO DUPLO Jurassic World Gentle Giants Petting Zoo
Little dinosaur fans will love to create endless adventures with the LEGO DUPLO Jurassic World Gentle Giants Petting Zoo set. Great for developing fine motor skills, imagination and story telling skills. Kids can create lots of stories as they build the baby dinosaur enclosure and help Gray Mitchell use his camera to snap pictures of the baby Triceratops as he stands on the swinging bridge, or the Diplodocus as he eats the vegetation. Includes a LEGO DUPLO Gray Mitchell figure plus two baby dinosaur figures. $19.99, ages: 2 to 4
Young inventors take note! Registration is now open for ChiTAG’s 12th Annual Young Inventor Challenge (YIC). The annual competition provides an opportunity for children ages six to 18 to present original toy and game inventions to industry professionals, the media, and consumers. The deadline for online submissions is October 31, 2018.
Hosted by the Chicago Toy & Game Group, the goal of the Young Inventors Challenge is to inspire creativity and innovation and to provide mentorship to students in the process. All entrants will receive scores and written feedback from seasoned product development, acquisition, innovation and marketing professionals following the event. Prizes total $10,000 in scholarships plus the possibility of having a submitted idea developed and distributed in partnership with leading brands. Past winners and finalists have gone on to enter licensing and distribution details with brands including Pressman, PlayMonster and Target.
To enter, hopefuls are required to provide a brief toy or game project description, prototype, photos and a pitch video. Judging is split into two categories, Junior (ages 6-10) and Senior (ages 11-18). One Junior and one Senior Winner will be selected in each of the following categories:
Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded at 2:30pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at ChiTAG Toy & Game Fair in Chicago at Navy Pier following online and in-person judging. Thanks to the addition of video participation in 2017, entrants need not attend ChiTAG to be eligible to win.
“The Young Inventors Challenge is an opportunity for kids to ignite their imagination and creativity,” said Alicia Alexander, director of the Young Inventor Challenge. “It also provides a very real chance to get a head-start in the toy and game industry, with some entries being developed and distributed by top toy and game manufacturers.”
The judges and mentors for the Young Inventors Challenge represent a collective of nearly 50 professionals who have volunteered their time to foster the next generation. The panel includesTony Serebriany, director of new product development & inventor relations at USAOPOLY, Erik Hansen, direction & invention officer LEGO System A/S, and Nick Metzler, a former YIC winner now working for Spin Master.
To learn more and register for the Young Inventor Challenge visit www.chitag.com/yic. For more information about ChiTAG Week November 17-18, 2018, visit www.chitag.com or follow @ChiTAGWeek on social media.
Surprises are so much fun! And we have the newest collectables that your kids will love!
Behind every door, a surprise is in store. The Disney Doorables Multi Peek pack includes 5, 6, or 7 favorite Disney characters — including Frozen, Monsters Inc., Tangled, Moana, and many more. $29.99 (mega set), ages 3+, https://www.disneydoorables.com/
These new surprise dolls combine fun, fashion and colorful hair. Every package is a surprise – pull, peel, and reveal 11 accessories that unwrap the unique style of the of the Hairdorables girl hidden inside. $12.99, ages 3+, justplayproducts.com/
Super soft and fluffy, it includes a jumbo reversible plush and 1-2 medium exclusive reversible scented plush. The Super Flip also comes with 8 different fun surprises like badges, gel pens, stickers, charms and more. $44.99, ages 4+, https://www.moosetoys.com/
Combines classic “you dig it” play with the trends of collectable action figures and “extreme” unboxing. With 10 levels of discovery. Pack includes a treasure map, X-Marks coin, X-Cavator digging tool, a buildable figure embedded in “stone,” and a treasure chest. $9.99, ages 5+, https://www.moosetoys.com/
A magic baby bottle with a disappearing reveal. Pop the top to find out who the stork brought you. Tons to collect. $14.99; ages 5+, http://smooshymushy.us
Four fashion dolls to collect – Willa, Brooklyn, Nomi and Riley, each of which come with four online shipping boxes full of fashion surprises just waiting to be unboxed. $14.99, ages 6+, http://boxygirls.com/
With the all new Hatch Friends Forever! You will hatch and discover Best Friends – two characters from separate eggs, who come together to form special poses. Piggybacks, whispering secrets, Hatch-fives and more. For the first time, you can also hatch twins – two Hatchimals from one egg. $2.99-19.99, ages 5-8, Hatchimals CollEGGtibles
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We have some great new NAPPA winners that are all about enhancing your child’s creativity. #PlayLearnConnect
For more than 50 years, children and adults alike have been discovering the magical world of creativity and pencil-free drawing with classic Etch A Sketch. The iconic frame, easy-to-use knobs, classic magic screen and shake-to-erase feature — not to mention the endless hours of fun it provides — have made it popular all around the world! Sketch, erase, and sketch again with Etch A Sketch.
$14.99; ages 3+; http://etchasketch.com/
We’ve all seen it happen. We buy a gift for our kids, wrap it perfectly and as soon as our kids unwrap the gift, it’s the box they love the most. To capture preschoolers’ great sense of imagination, Sharingland has come up with clever idea–pop-up playhouses made from cardboard. All five of Sharingland’s cardboard playhouse models are sturdy and unique in design. And they all come ready-to-play. Select from Grand Palace, The Epic Castle, Space Odyssey, Ancestral Teepee or Windmill Farm. Made of 80% recycled and 100% recyclable materials. Great for promoting creativity and imagination.
$99; Ages 3+: http://sharingland.com/
Meet the JigglyDoos™, cute little animal friends that live in a whimsical world where everything wiggles. They love to jiggle, wiggle and roll. JigglyDoos™ are soft, squishy, and jiggly and come in so many adorable colors and shapes and they are having a party at the ultimate party house. Includes bouncing dance floor and music. At the push of a button, kids can hear music and see the JigglyDoos dance and bounce around. Additionally, kids can launch the JigglyDoos off the diving board onto the bouncing dance floor, ride up and down the spiral elevator, hang out on the swinging chair, or even end the party by hitting the piñata for some fun treats . Playset includes one exclusive JigglyDoo friend. Promotes creative play & imagination.
$19.99; For Ages: 4+; http://www.jakks.com/
Tiny Toes are teenie, tiny interactive dolls that come to life in the palm of your hand! Each doll has seven highly responsive sensors that react to touch, motion or light. Each doll blows kisses, plays peek-a-boo, burps and more, all while sitting in the palm of your hand! Kids can collect all three Tiny Toes dolls in the Animal Love assortment including Giggling Gabby, Ticklish Tess and Laughing Luna. So cute…so tiny….Tiny Toes!
$14.99 each: For Ages: 4+; https://playmatestoys.com/
With the Crayola Ultimate Light Board, kids can use light and dark to show off their creativity in a big, bold way. Kids can use vibrant Mini Gel Fx Markers directly on the light board surface and watch their designs shine. Turning off the lights, kids can elevate their designs using the bright LED lights in the board’s frame to see their artwork glow. Removing the back panel allows for easy tracing directly on the surface and the screen wipes clean for unlimited creativity.
$24.99; For Ages: 6+; http://shop.crayola.com/toys-and-activities/toys/ultimate-light-board-
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Your kids will love discovering the incredible world of technology with these STEM-related games. #PlayLearnConnect
The perfect introduction to STEAM learning – Bright Creatures Kit gets kids building with dough and making simple circuits to add light to their creations. Part of the Dough Universe, the kit comes with three pots of dough, a smart controller, and LED light helpers. And with the projects and games in the interactive storybook app, they’ll be exploring and inventing for months to come!
For Ages: 4+
Meet Botley the Coding Robot! With the Botley, children as young as 5 can learn to code. Botley’s advanced features will allow your kids to grow with him. Botley is ready to use right out of the box, 100% screen free and includes a 77-piece activity set. Botley can detect objects, be programmed for if/then logic, follow looping commands and take on obstacle courses.
For kids 5+
Created for hobbyists, makers, inventors, and tinkerers, Itty Bitty City is a fun-filled collection of Microduino mCookie modules, sensors and accessories which creators use to build eight exciting projects, including a windmill, lighthouse, night light, piggy bank, and music box. Widely used by students and teachers within schools’ STEM/STEAM programs.
For kids 10+
You’re one of the lucky robot factory workers invited to an exclusive event. Pick refurbished or out-of-date parts to build robots that meet eager buyers’ requirements. Sell your completed robots to earn points; but hurry because other players may be building their own robot. Can you outsmart your opponents and assemble a four-wheeler robot with two heads, or a robot with six eyes and four hands before they do?
For kids 8+
Get your kids coding in no time with Kidlo Coding Games For Kids, a fun app to teach kids (5-9 yrs) basic programming concepts like sequencing, loops and functions. Includes 50+ interesting games.
Free with app
For kids 5-9
Designed for children ages 5 and up, mPuzzle is a collection of easy-to-use, snap-together magnetic components that teach basic electronic circuitry concepts. With mPuzzle, children learn how things work by seeing cause-and-effect relationships and outcomes. The product offers everything kids need to construct common objects found in our everyday world, such as a street lamp that illuminates at dusk, or a TV remote control with a red LED light that shines when it’s turned on.
For kids 5+
Designed for children ages 7 and up, mPie builds upon mPuzzle’s foundational circuity lessons and hardware components to teach kids introductory hardware coding and more advanced electronic and product design concepts. With mPie, kids discover the world of hardware coding, which helps them visualize the logical and sequential order of things in a physical and engaging way.
For kids 7+
Give your child the gift of a furry friend with these super soft plush toys. Portable and durable, these NAPPA winners are sure to give your children the perfect pal to bring with them anywhere they go!
Piccoli Horses Classic Plush
Meet the Piccoli Horses, adorable and super soft companions for your kids. These huggable toy horses are perfect for imaginative play. Kids can also download the free and educational Piccoli Zoo App focused on language and movement. Pick your horse from a variety of colors and then select a saddle. Each horse is handcrafted with high-quality fabric and a beautifully-made custom saddle.
For kids 3+
Rescue Runts are adoptable puppies that you rescue, groom & love. Use the included grooming kit to remove their fleas, wipe away their tears, clean their paws and comb their fur. Remove their bandages and perk up their ears to complete the transformation from ragged runt to perfect pet. Choose a name to write on the collar to make the adoption official. Rescue Runts’ messy fur, downturned ears, dirty paws and bandage can be restored for repeated rescue play.
For kids 3+
A snuggly alternative to high tech toys, the new Squishmallows Baby line is available in nine styles. Featuring soft pastel colors, the line is available in two sizes. The small eight inch size makes a rattle sound when dropped or shaken. Like their grown-up brothers and sisters, Squishmallows babies pop with personality. All characters have their unique background stories detailed on their hangtags and are made of super soft polyester with a marshmallow-like texture.
For all ages
Audubon Birds with Real Bird Calls
Bring bird-watching into your home with Wild Republic’s expansive collection of 5” Audubon Plush Birds with sound. The designs are so realistic they are approved by Audubon and the sound comes straight from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s wildlife recordings. Newly released in 2018: osprey, house sparrow, Atlantic puffin, baby chick, purple martin, northern flicker, California quail, pileated woodpecker, and wild turkey.
For all ages
Lil’ Bunny Sue Roux Bundle
Lil’ Bunny Sue Roux was born without her front legs, but that doesn’t slow her down. Roux’s playful and affectionate demeanor has made her an internet favorite, with over 550,000 Instagram followers, Roux’s striking blue eyes and sweet personality greets her fans in an adorable plush, photo art book, playing cars set, and a colorful calendar!
$75.00 (for all products together)
For all ages
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