Have You Seen The Build A Bear Disney Collection?

What happens when you combine two children’s favorites? Build a Bear and Disney have combined together to create what is sure to be a favorite with little girls everywhere! Have you seen the new Build A Bear Disney Princess bear? She features a sparkling crown and paw depicting beloved Disney Princess characters and majestic crowns.

“At Build-A-Bear Workshop, we want everyone to feel as special as a princess with a fairy godmother,” said Maxine Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop founder and chief executive bear. “With this new Disney Princess bear and collection of beautiful princess costumes, we invite Guests to embark on a magical journey filled with imagination and adventure!”

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You can check out the new bear at Build a Bear here: Disney Princess Bear

I think they’re adorable, and Build-A-Bear is also introducing a whole line of Disney Princess costumes for your bear so you can dress her up like any or all of your Disney Princess favorites!

Guests can magically transform any furry friend into their favorite princess with these new costumes, $16 each:

  • Belle (available in select stores)
  • Cinderella
  • Rapunzel
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White (available in select stores)
  • Tiana

The new Disney Princess Collection from Build-A-Bear Workshop is sure to be a big hit! Girls can re-create the magic of the Disney Princess world and bring their new friend  to life.  You can check out the Princess bear and the costumes online here: Disney Princess Bear

Or you can celebrate your favorite Disney characters in the Build A Bear store nearest you.

Brilliant Basics Stack and Nest Pans

My son loved the stack and nest toys when he was little. He loved to stack and unstack them for hours. The whole idea totally fascinated him.

Stack and nest toys are wonderful for teaching children hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. Brilliant Basics has a new set of Stack & Nest Pots & Pans.

This adorable set features three brightly colored pans for kids to shake, rattle, stack and nest. The set also features a roller ball to bat at for jingling sounds and a large mirror for peek-a-boo fun.

The stack and nest pans are recommended for children 6 months to 3 years old, so it would make a perfect toddler gift for kids who like to join in the cooking fun. Now you can give them their own pan set.

You can find the Brilliant Basics Stack and Nest Pans at Amazon here:
Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Stack & Nest Pots & Pans
Or at other major retailers.

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.

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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


Woody and Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Pook-a-Looz

Disney just introduced the new Pook-a-Looz. Two of my favorite characters are the Woody Pook-a-Looz and the Buzz Lightyear Pook-a-Loo Plush Toy . Both of them are simply adorable, and with the premiere of Toy Story 3 coming up in a few months they’re sure to be a hit.

The new Pook-a-Looz collectible plush dolls feature a unique interpretation of some of Disney’s favorite characters, including Mickey Mouse, , Pluto and many more.

The creators focused on capturing one key trait for each character in the new plush collection, so that each doll is unique and quirky to it’s original character.

The new Pook-a-Looz range in price from $7.99 to 12. 99 retail, and can be found at The Disney Store and at Amazon

Here are some of the other Pook-a-Looz available:

Breyer Saddle Club Plush

When I was growing up I collected Breyer horses. I still have some of the horses today. They didn’t have the plush horses then, but I think they’re simply adorable, especially the Saddle Club plush

All of the Breyer Saddle Club plush come with lifelike tack including a saddle with an embossed Breyer® logo, a bridle and a saddle pad with an embroidered Saddle Club logo. Here are a few of my favorites:

Breyer Saddle Club Plush Starlight is for the buckskin fans out there.

I think my favorite of the Breyer Saddle Club Plush is Prancer.

Breyer’s Belle is beautiful too.

All of the horses come with their name embroidered on their left front hoof.

Have a horse fan in the family check out these related links:

Breyer Appaloosa Horses

Horse Theme Bedroom Ideas

Disney Toy Story 3 Lego Sets

The long awaited Disney’s Toy Story 3 will premiere on the big screen in June of this year. Disney is celebrating with a new line of toys, including several new Lego sets.

Lego’s first Toy Story-inspired toy line features a really cool assortment of construction play sets and figures featuring classic and new Toy Story characters.

First up LEGO Toy Story Woody’s Round Up. Kids can have a Wild West adventure with Woody and his pals!
Help Sheriff Woody and his trusty horse Bullseye cross the desert to rescue Jessie from a gold mine filled with dynamite. But watch out! Stinky Pete is breaking out of jail to rob the town safe! Can Woody’s boardwalk catapult trap help save the day? The set includes Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Stinky Pete the Prospector mini-figures.

Next up check out the new Lego Toy Story: Construct a Buzz. Kid’s can blast off for interstellar adventures with a buildable, poseable Buzz Lightyear! Build him and Buzz is ready to battle the Evil Emperor Zurg with the help of his winged jetpack, closable visor and arm-mounted, flick-launching laser cannon. He also comes with a little green alien friend mini figure!

The LEGO Toy Story Buzz’s Star Command Ship lets kids use their imagination to rocket through space with Buzz Lightyear of Star Command! Buzz Lightyear is there in his faster-than-light Star Command spaceship to save the galaxy from evil and to battle the sinister schemes of Evil Emperor Zurg in outer space. They can also land and deploy the secret moon buggy for special planetary missions! The set includes Buzz Lightyear and Evil Emperor Zurg mini-figures.

The LEGO Toy Story Woody and Buzz Rescue set lets your kids help Woody and Buzz are race to catch up with Andy’s moving van! Pull back on their car friend RC and release to make him zoom into action at top speed with the Toy Story heroes aboard. Not fast enough? Grab onto Buzz’s rocket and take to the air! The set includes Woody, Buzz Lightyear with rocket, and buildable RC with pull-back motor.

There’s an important mission in Andy’s bedroom – time to send in the green Toy Story Lego Army Men
! Hopping along on their removable stands, these brave toy soldiers never leave a man behind. Good thing they’ve brought their Jeep, stretcher and all their equipment with them! The set includes 4 mini-figures.

All images (c) Disney

5 Easter Toy Ideas For Girls

I wrote up some Easter Toy Ideas for boys, but didn’t write up any for girls! We can’t have that, so here are a few toy ideas for the little girl on your Easter list.

1. Barbie in a Mermaid Tale just premiered on DVD last week, and it would make the perfect Easter basket filler for any Barbie fan! Barbie stars as Merliah™ a surf champion who finds out she’s also a mermaid.

2. If you have a Hello Kitty fan on the list, check out this Ty Hello Kitty Bunnie Beanie Baby. Isn’t she just adorable!

3. If you have a Zhu Zhu pets fan on your Easter list check out Zhu Zhu Pets Fluffy Bunny Rabbit, she’s sure to be a hit on Easter morning!

4. Max and Ruby is always a favorite at Easter! I love their Easter Egg story, it’s one of my favorites! This Ty Beanie Baby Max & Ruby Set would make the perfect Easter basket filler for any Max and Ruby fan.

5. Silly Bandz are super popular right now, and they’re super low cost for an Easter basket filler. If you have a little space to fill these will be the perfect fit.
If you pick any of these, they’re sure to please on Easter morning.