PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Have you had enough of Internet sensation Boo yet? We haven’t either! Gund has made the famous Pomeranian with the funny ‘do into a stuffed animal, so you can have your very own Boo, too. The cuddly plush will be available in the spring.
With superhero flicks such as The Amazing Spider-Man and The Avengers charging into theaters this summer, toy makers were sure to be ready! At Toy Fair, Hasbro unveiled its full lineup of Marvel toys including these detailed Ultimate Avengers action figures and role-playing sets, available this spring.
A New Spin on Cars
Mattel is putting a brand-new spin on its Cars 2 line of vehicles. With the Micro Drifters packs, available this summer, the miniature cars get an upgrade with a special ball-bearing design. The innovative technology allows the vehicles to drift and even self-correct so that it’s always facing forward, while racing to the finish on the Micro Drifters track sets. Ka-chow!
Workout for the Mind
Do you find yourself getting distracted easily? If so, ThinkFun has the perfect game for you. Improve your memory with this fun and wacky card game. Players take turns drawing number cards and must recite back the numbers in the same order. Draw a distraction card and you must answer a question before reciting the sequence. If you get the numbers wrong, then you collect all the cards. The first player to run out of cards is the memory champ.
Nanoblocks are back, and encouraging kids to build up! Ohio Art, the toy maker behind the beloved Etch-A-Sketch, launched the popular construction blocks last year. Available now are the “New Musical Instruments” line, shown here, and the “Sites to See” collection. With “Sites to See,” builders can create iconic buildings from around the world, including Paris’s Eiffel Tower and New York City’s Empire State Building.
Mashly in Love
Mr. Potato Head celebrates his 60th anniversary this year! To kick off the festivities, Hasbro has created a special edition “Mashly in Love” set, in which Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head renew their vows. Now that’s what we call “tube love.”
Use the Force
How much do you know about the Star Wars saga? Test your knowledge of key scenes from the films with Screenlife’s all-new Star Wars Scene It game. In addition to the familiar DVD gameplay, for the first time, players can also stream content from any web-enabled device, including laptops and tablets. The streaming option also features bonus content. May the Force be with you, young Padawan.
Lights! Camera! Fashion!
In 2010, the world met Video Girl Barbie, a stylish Barbie doll that also recorded movies. At Toy Fair, Mattel introduced the Barbie Photo Fashion Doll, which is—you guessed it—part doll, part digital camera. The images appear right on your Barbie’s shirt, giving her a fun new fashion look with every frame. You can also jazz up your photos with different borders and effects. The doll can hold up to 100 pictures, so go ahead and snap away! Available this summer.