Is It a Bug or Is It a Kite? ~ Bug Flyers From Manhatten Toy

Just in time for those windy days of March, Manhatten Toy released a new line of bug theme flyers. The new Soar & Spin kites feature 2 ways to fly. Kids can throw it or spin it around.

Each kite set comes with 1 flyer and 1 holding stick. These ultra light kite flyers are made up of a nylon body on a hard plastic frame with a 3D plastic head.

There are several different bug flyers available, including a bumblebee, a butterfly, and a lady bug. I think these would also be super cute for an Easter Basket. You can find them at many major retailers this spring and online at Amazon here: Bug Flyers

Mickey Mouse Master Moves and Farm Play Set

There’s a whole new line of toys hitting store shelves in 2012 based on Disney’s preschool hit Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Preschoolrs from 2 to 5 love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so I’m sure they’ll love this new toy line inspired inspired by the show, including space-themed play sets and figures. There will also be a new line featuring fun and interactive play sets from Fisher Price, figures and vehicles inspired by the upcoming Mickey Mouse Clubhouse special, Mickey and Donald Have a Farm, premiering this fall. Mickey Mouse will also move like never before with a new feature plush.

Here are just a couple highlights from the new toy line.

Mickey’s Farm Play Set -Kids can create their own fun farm stories with Mickey Mouse and his friends with this new play set that features realistic animal sounds and fun farm music. Character figures and animals can go for a spin on the dance floor, and a silly hand moves between the silo and windmill. The Farm Play Set will be available in August of 2012, with a retail price of around 44.99.

You can find Mickey’s Farm Play Set at Amazon here: Fisher-Price Disney’s Mickey Mouse Farm Playset

Master Moves Mickey —Decked out in his freshest dance gear and ready to get down, Master Moves Mickey dances and interacts, showing off some never-before-seen break-dance moves, ending in a signature handstand. His moves are hotter and hipper than ever! Master Moves Mickey features original music tracks, funky beats and plenty of awesome humor to get the whole family up and dancing. Mickey will be dancing into stores in August of 2012, just in time for the holiday shopping season, with a retail price of around $69.99.

You can find Master Moves Mickey at Amazon here: Fisher-Price Master Moves Mickey (M3)

Images via Disney Consumer Products

Jake and the Never Land Pirate Ship Toys and More!

Jake and the Never Land Pirate toys are coming!  There will be a brand new Jake and the Never Land toy line releasing in June featuring plush, and role play toys and accessories from Just Play. There will also be new action-oriented play sets and figures from Fisher Price, including Jake’s Pirate ship toy!

Jake’s Pirate Ship toy has a suggested retail price of $44.99 and will be hitting retailers everywhere in June 2012. The ship is designed after Bucky, Jake’s ship featured in the series, this swashbuckling pirate ship rocks and rolls when kids push it along, with Skully smartly perched on the lookout. Kids can join Jake and his crew to live a pirate’s life through multiple pirate-themed phrases and songs. To really bring the adventure home, kids can fire water out of the cannon or stage a surprise croc attack.

The Jake and the Never Land Pirate Ship and the rest of the toy line will be hitting stores in June of this year. I’ll be back with more information on where you can find these toys both online and offline as soon as they start to hit toy store shelves.

You can find Jake and the Neverland Pirate toys at Amazon here: Jake and the Neverland Pirate Toys

Switch and Go Dino Toys From VTech

Boys love dinosaurs! They also love anything with wheels! Add in the morph factor and I think these new Switch and Go Dinos from VTech are going to be a major hit this year with little boys everywhere!

In as few as four simple steps, Switch & Go Dinos morph between dinosaur and vehicle, transforming before kids’ eyes with little to no frustration. Each toy comes equipped with an LCD screen for customized animation, dinosaur and vehicle sound effects and they also include educational dinosaur facts. These features combine to bring each Switch & Go Dino to life. Kids can personalize the toy even more by selecting animated dinosaur eyes when in dinosaur form and driver faces when in vehicle form.

There are 7 different Switch & Go Dinos in the VTech dinosaur/vehicle toys collection with prices starting at $15.99.

Here are the new Switch and Go Dino’s premiering this fall:

  • Brok the Brachiosaurus
  • Span the Spinosaurus
  • Attila the Ankylosaurus
  • Sliver the T-Rex
  • T-Don the Pteranodon
  • Tonn the Stegosaurus
  • Horns the Triceratops

They all sound like characters my son would love! The full Switch and Go Dino line will be hitting retailers late this fall including Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and online at I’ll be back with more details when these toys start hitting the shelves! You can find Switch and Go Dinos at Amazon here: Switch and Go Dinos

LEGO Ninjago Skull Motorbike

LEGO recently released a new line of Ninjago LEGO sets, that are sure to become kid’s favorites this year.One toy that’s going to top many boy’s wish list this year is the LEGO Ninjago Skull Motorbike

The Skull Motorbike is over 11 inches long, and every bit as deadly as its namesake. It features flames blazing from the motorbike’s tailpipes. You can make your escape or activate the bike’s ninja swat attack and launch your opponent back to the Underworld. Whether you fight on the side of good or evil, the Skull Motorbike is an asset to any ninja.

The LEGO Ninjago Skull Motorbike set comes with 157 pieces, including 2 minifigures (Zane and Chopov), 3 weapons, and the Skull Motorbike, and is recommended for children age 7 and up.

You can find the LEGO Ninjago Skull Motorbike at many major retailers, and online at Amazon here: LEGO Ninjago Skull Motorbike

LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle

If you have a Harry Potter or LEGO fan in your household you’ve got to check out the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle!

Kids can build their own Hogwarts Castle and reenact their favorite scenes from their favorite Harry Potter movie. They can pretend Lord Voldemort and the Dementors are lurking outside Hogwarts castle!

The Dementors are surrounding Hogwarts, and a battle between Voldemort and Harry is looming. Harry and Dumbledore come face to face with Voldemort, while McGonagall and Flitwick try to keep things under control at Hogwarts.

Look inside the castle to reveal incredible details, like Dumbledore’s office with sliding stairs, the Slytherin and Gryffindor common rooms, the Restricted Section of the library and the Great Hall decorated in Slytherin and Gryffindor colors.

LEGO Hogwarts Castle is recommended for children 8 and up.

You can find LEGO Hogwarts Castle at many major retailers and online at Amazon here: LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle

Thomas The Train On The Go DVD Packs

If you have a Thomas The Train fan in your family, check out these new Thomas & Friends: On-The-Go Packs. Just in time for summer travel HIT Entertainment and Lionsgate has introduced this new set of 3 Thomas and Friends DVD’s with a handy DVD carrying case that’s convenient to take along everywhere.

The carrying case even has 9 additional spots to hold even more of your child’s favorites for long trips, or just to store them all in one place.

Here’s a synopsis of the DVD’s included in the On The Go Pack:

DVD #1 Hooray For Thomas:

Thomas wins a medal for saving the day, children get a fun ride on the tracks, Edward rescues a brass band, and more! Let the celebration begin!

Special Features:

  • Read-Along Story “The Great Race”
  • Sing-Along Song “The Red Balloon”
  • Bonus DVD Games
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: Approximately 35 minutes

DVD #2~Trust Thomas:

Take a journey to the magical Island of Sodor, where fun and adventure lie around every bend. Watch Toby as he trades in his branch line for a tightrope, and help the engines replant Henry’s favorite forest after a devastating storm. Join your friend Thomas on what he says will be a fun and exciting trip – and like the title says, you can always “Trust Thomas.”

Special Features:

  • Character Gallery
  • Sing-Along Song “Harold the Helicopter”
  • Bonus DVD Game “Sir Topham Hatt’s Word Fun”
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: Approximately 40 minutes

DVD # 3~Thomas, Percy & The Dragon:

On the Island of Sodor even the bravest of engines have exciting challenges. Take Percy – he said that he’s ready for anything! Help Thomas use the carnival Chinese Dragon to give Percy his greatest challenge yet.

DVD Special Features:

  • Read-Along Story “Thomas, Percy & The Dragon
  • Sing-Along “Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining”
  • Bonus DVD Game “Paint My Color”
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: Approximately 37 minutes

Order Thomas & Friends: On-The-Go Packs

Hot Toys For 2010: Kung Zhu

The Zhu Zhu pets are taking aim at boys by creating a new line of Kung Zhu pets, that are already hitting the bestseller’s list on stores nationwide (when they can keep them in stock). They’re promising to be one of THE hottest toys for Christmas 2010.

The new Kung Zhu Ninja Warrior Hamsters can be trained to do battle with each other, while they’re wearing their special Kung Zhu Battle Armor. They’re not your cuddly Zhu Zhu pets, but a new battle ready line!

There’s also a new Kung Zhu Battle Arena coming out in July, so your Kung Zhu hamsters can get together and do battle once they’ve been trained.

There are also special training toys, and vehicles to go with the new Kung Zhu line.

Check them all out here: Kung Zhu at Amazon

Toy Story 3 Plush Toys

The new Toy Story 3 movie premiering this June features several really cool plush toys. One of the biggest new Toy Story stars in the latest movie is Lotso Bear.

Toy Story plush

Lotso seems to be a friendly bear, but I think Woody and Buzz need to beware!

There’s also a new Toy Story 3 Plush Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head, both premiering on May 1 (and both are available now for pre-order from Amazon). Don’t they make an adorable pair!

And Hamm as a Plush Toy is another old favorite who looks simply adorable showing of his new softer side.

I don’t know what this little guy’s name is but he’s a new Stretch Octopus plush from Toy Story 3. Kind of cute! I wonder if he’ll be a good guy, or a bad guy. Hmmm.

Do you have a favorite toy from the new Toy Story 3 movie coming out? I think the Alien is my favorite!

More Toy Story 3 Plush

How To Train Your Dragon Playsets

How To Train Your Dragon is still going strong in the box office, and since How to Train Your Dragon plush toys are such a big hit, I thought I’d share some of the other toys based on this fun movie!

Here are a couple more fun How To Train Your Dragon Toys.

First up the How To Train Your Dragon Volcano Playset. You can drop a Dragon Egg in the volcano to reveal a new dragon. You can also swap dragon parts for a completely new dragon.
If you have a little want to be viking in the family, check out the How To Train Your Dragon Viking Battle Pack. They can wear it out to contain those dragons in the back yard.

A couple fun activities are the How To Train Your Dragon Puzzle, and the How To Train Your Dragon Board Game