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.

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

New For 2012 Disney’s Minnie’s Bow-Toons Toy Line

A popular episode on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse spun off into a series of shorts last fall where Minnie and her good friend Daisy Duck find themselves running Minnie’s Bow-Tique, a specialty shop which stocks only bows and bowties.

Now there’s a fun new Minnie Mouse Bow-Toons Toy line for girls based on the popular series. The tosy will highlight the themes of friendship, fashion and travel, including an adorable pink and polka-dotted line of Minnie Mouse toys with kitchen and fashion-themed role play from Just Play and dolls and accessories from Fisher Price.

Minnie’s Kitchen will be available just in time for the holiday season in August of 2012. The colorful, multi-level play set has everything girls need to cook up their own kitchen adventures. Featuring multiple ‘flipping’ functions to maximize the play experience and creativity in the kitchen, the set includes a sink that flips to a hidden cutting board and dish rack that flips to a hidden blender.

Girls can cook up their own treats with a frying pan to flip a Minnie-shaped pancake and flipping recipe book for inspiring new ideas. The kitchen includes Minnie’s voice and realistic kitchen sounds.

You can check out Minnie’s new toy line at Amazon here: Minnies Bowtique

Images: Disney Consumer Products

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

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.

Zhu Zhu Pets Babies

Have you seen the new Zhu Zhu Pets Babies? They’re adorable. The babies don’t require a battery, but they do require that you have a regular Zhu Zhu pet if you want them to move, they need to be nudged. All of the babies come with their own accessories.
The new Zhu Zhu Babies would be perfect for Easter baskets, or birthday gifts.

The baby Zhu Zhu’s include Butter Cheeks a little yellow hamster with a pink diaper, a rattle, and a bottle for feeding time.

Baby Cakes is a light gray hamster baby with a white diaper, a hair brush and a mirror.

Snickle Frtitz is a white baby with a blue colored diaper. He’s more grown up than the other Zhu Zhu babies, and ready to give up the bottle and eat out of a bowl.

Pumpkin & Peanut are Snickle Fritz little sisters, they look up to their big brother.

Check out more of the Zhu Zhu pet Babies here: Zhu Zhu Babies

**Zhu Zhu pets have small parts and are not recommended for children under 3.

For more Zhu Zhu pets, visit the Zhu Zhu Pet Toy Shop here at Toy Wish List.

Princess and the Frog Toys

The Princess and the Frog toys are going to be popular with little princesses this Christmas. The latest Disney princess movie premieres in theaters this Friday. I have to say I think the toys are beautiful, especially the Princess Tiana dolls.

Disney kissing frog set

I think my favorite is the Disney The Princess and The Frog Kissing Frogs Giftset, aren’t they simply adorable?

princess and the frog deluxe bag

The Disney Princess and The Frog Deluxe Gift Set includes a Princess Tiana doll and the handsome Prince Naveen doll, a charming horse and glittery Mardi Gras carriage, dress-up fashions and accessories. All set in a carry case that resembles Tiana’s Restaurant from the movie!

Disney princess and the frog sparkle bag

Disney Princess Tiana Sparkle Bag playset includes the lovely Tiana doll, dressed in a beautiful petal green gown with two extra fashions, accompanied by two playful frogs and jazzy Louis the Alligator figures.

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10 Great Toy Ideas Under $20 For Toy Gift Exchanges

It seems like I’m always looking for a last minute toy for a gift exchange, and my budget is usually under $20, so I thought I’d put together a list of great toy ideas you can buy for that price range. Most of these are on the hot toy list this year, so you can’t go wrong!

1. Klutz Invasion Of The Bristlebots is topping many hot toy lists this Christmas. I love the unique idea of the Bristlebots, they’re little toothbrush head robots that can spin, skitter, and bounce off the walls. The Bristlebots also come with a book of ideas games and activities for fun and entertainment.

Invasion of the bristlebots2. Many of the Bakugan toys including most of the Bakugan Battle Packs, and make great toys for boys. They are definitely one of the hottest toys for boys right now.

bakugan board game3. For the little girls on your Christmas exchange list check out Barbie and the 3 Musketeers. Most of the dolls fall into the $10-20 price range, and would make a wonderful gift.

barbie and the three musketeers
4. The IlluStory Make Your Own Story Kit lets kids use their imagination and creativity to create their own storybook.
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5. The Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set would be perfect for the younger children on your list. Let them pretend they’re baking cookies along with the grown ups, or older brothers and sisters with this fun wooden cookie set.

melissa and doug slice and bake cookie set
6. The Crayola Glow Station comes in just barely in the $20 range, but it’s a great gift idea if you have a budding artist on your list. Creative kids can create their own glow in the dark posters and artwork.

crayola glow station

7. The Spin Master PixOs Super Studio is another wonderful toy for kids who love to create.

pixos spinmaster
8. If you have a Tech Deck fan on your Christmas list, you’re in luck. Most of the Tech Deck toys come in under the $20 range. They’ll be really excited if you add to their skateboard collection or add a feature to their skate park.

Tech Deck9. I think the Technosource Printies Pets Design Studio are adorable! Kids can design and print their own stuffable pets. The presewn fabric works just like paper in an ink jet printer.

printables design studio
10. Liv Fashion Dolls are another great choice for trendy girls. If they already have the dolls, you can add some of the fashions to their collection.
liv fashion dolls sophie
There you have it 10 toys you can buy this Christmas for $20 and under.

WowWee Minis Plush Cubs

WowWee has a new line of minis. The Mini White Tiger Cub, the Mini Panda Bear Cub, and the Mini Lion Cub are all adorable, and perfectly huggable plush.

wowwee mini panda cub

They’re all soft and cuddly, with enough stuffing to cushion their electronic parts. They’re not as interactive as their larger counterparts, they can be posed, but you have to pose them yourself.  They make up for that in cuteness and hug-ability.

The cubs make purring, and wimpering sounds when your child interacts with them, and they each come with their own birth certificate, and a bottle for your child to care for them.

I’m sure the new WowWee Mini Plush toys will top many children’s wish lists this Christmas season.

Dora Links~ Meet Dora’s New Friends The Explorer Girls

Dora is growing up along with her fans. There’s a new Dora doll for her fans to check out. The new Mattel Dora Links Doll recently premiered in toy stores and major retailers across the country. Dora Links has some new adventure and new friends, and you guessed it she’s all grown up.

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Dora and her friends also known as the World of Dora’s Explorer Girls!, are off on and adventure to solve mysteries through fun online games that your child can play to make changes in Dora’s world.

dora links dolls

Just plug Dora in to your computer with the USB cord and she’s ready to play. You can disguise Dora online by changing her hair length, eye color, or jewelry, then you can watch those changes magically appear on your own Dora doll.

dora links friends

You’ll also meet Dora’s Friends the Explorer Girls at their online café to help them solve mysteries!

You’ll meet:

  • Alana~ who’s Dora’s sports fanatic friend.
  • Naiya who loves science, and can’t wait to show you the stars through her telescope.
  • Emma, Dora’s musical friend, who loves to play the violin, and write her own songs.
  • Kate, who loves to put on a show, from acting to singing and dancing, she’s the lively one of the group.

Each of the Dora Links Explorer Girls comes with an adorable outfit, and a keycode to unlock her online room.

These dolls are sure to be a big hit with Dora fans this Christmas. I can see them on several Christmas wish lists.