Apr 052016
 

The latest and greastest from Hasbro for Tween Boys

Has the Yo-Kai Watch craze hit your house yet?  It hit here right around Christmas time and has been going strong ever since.  Each of my boys got the Yo-Kai Watch 3DS game for Christmas and when we found out there were a line of Yo-Kai Watch products out there, my kids were thrilled.

Now that my boys are getting older (they are 8 & 11), finding toys they like is getting to be a bit of a challenge.  My little guy still loves toys, but his tween bother is too cool for a lot of things these days.  Luckily Hasbro has toys for every age group covered and here are a few of their latest and greatest toys for tween boys.

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Experience the world of Yo-kai Watch with the Yo-kai Watch and Medals (watch sold with 2 exclusive medals, watch and additional medals each sold separately, subject to availability). Fans can imagine summoning Yo-kai characters, and when used with the medals, the Yo-kai watch plays sounds, music, and phrases. Insert one of the collectible medals displaying a Yo-kai into the watch to hear the character’s name, tribe song and more sounds. The Yo-kai watch recognizes over 100 collectible medals planned to be released through December 1, 2016. (Dates and number of medals subject to change. Check yokaiwatch.hasbro.com for planned release dates. Website not available in all languages or markets. Watch and medals each sold separately and subject to store availability.) The Yo-kai watch toy comes with 2 exclusive medals and batteries. Kids can get started exploring the wacky world of the Yo-kai with the Yo-kai Watch! Continue reading »

Dec 212015
 

Hasbro's Hottest Toys of 2015

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?  Don’t be jealous, but mine has been done for well over a month.  I get panic attacks in crowds (no lie), so I steer clear of the stores for the entire month of December.  I know I am in the minority, though, and personally know quite a few people that haven’t even started their shopping yet – even though the big day is only four days away.  FOUR days, guys!

If you’re stuck on ideas for what to get your kids this year, fret not because Hasbro has you covered and then some.  They seriously have the coolest toys out this year and your kids are going to flip their lids over some of these things!

**Thanks to Hasbro for sending my family these amazing toys to review at no charge.  As always all opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.

Obviously, Star Wars is all the rage these days with the movie coming out last Friday (no spoilers in the comments please, I am not going to see it until Thursday).  What would Christmas morning be without a little Star Wars?  I am loving these awesome games for my oldest son because he’s 11 now and thinks he’s too cool for toys.  We’ve got a serious case of the tweens going on over here, so these games are absolutely perfect for him.  Continue reading »

Dec 172015
 

Kmart Fab 15 Toys are Awesome

Holiday shopping doesn’t exactly evoke excitement in most people I know. In fact, it’s more like dread. When The Most Wonderful Time of the Year rolls around, shopping becomes an exercise in torture for me, but with the Kmart Fave 15, holiday shopping goes from “Oh man…” to “Aww YAY-uh!”

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Role Mommy Writers Network and Kmart. All opinions are 100% my own.​​

Holiday Shopping Like a Boss

Holiday Shopping has always been a game of chance for me. Occasionally, I’ll hit the mark, but not always. I think that’s been the most frustrating part of holiday shopping for me. If I could just hit the mark every year, that would be awesome. Luckily, I have the Kmart Fave 15 to help me out. Continue reading »

Oct 222015
 

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With the holidays just around the corner and holiday breaks from public schools looming on the horizon, it’s a good idea to try and plan out as much of those vacation days as possible. In our home we’ve had firsthand experience how an unproductive and boring holiday break can be for our children and have had our fair share of moaning and groaning when there wasn’t anything fun to do while on vacation. This year we have our bases covered with a handful of pre-planned activities, family visits and the all new Skylanders Superchargers game.

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Available on Wii, WiiU, Nintendo DS 2, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4, Skylanders Superchargers takes place when Skylands is in peril, threatened by villain Kaos and his most evil weapon yet- the Doom Station of Ultimate Doomstruction. As all of Skyland is threatened by the evil villain and on the verge of utter collapse, it’s up to the special team called the Superchargers to save the day. Assembled to pilot a fleet of unstoppable incredible vehicles, the Superchargers are tasked with saving Skylands and taking down Kaos once and for all. Your gamer will partner with the Superchargers team to pilot incredible machines over land, under the sea and through the skies to stop Kaos and his plan to destroy Skylands! Continue reading »

Sep 122015
 

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Toys are everything when you are a kid, am I right?  I have so many fond memories of playing with my dolls and other toys when I was a kid and now that I’m the mom, it brings me so much joy to see my kids using their imaginations to play.  That’s why I was so excited to get some awesome new toys recently from my friends at Hasbro.  I can’t wait to tell you all about them.

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Easy Bake Ultimate Oven Baking Star Edition Continue reading »

Jan 192015
 

Hasbro My Little Pony Friendship Rainbow Castle Play Set

**Disclosure: Product was received at no charge in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Do you have My Little Pony fans in your house? Or perhaps you remember the fun you had growing up with My Little Pony. Whatever the case may be, My Little Pony is back with another quality play set for your child to enjoy. I recently had the chance to try out the My Little Pony Friendship Rainbow Castle play set by Hasbro, and I am excited to share our experience with you!

First, let’s look at what you can expect with your Hasbro My Little Pony Friendship Rainbow Castle Play Set. You will see it has everything you need to start playing! You set includes:

-Special edition Princess Twilight Sparkle figure
-Side car, skirt, shoes, tiara, bracelet
-Vanity
-Sticker labels
-All necessary parts and pieces for construction. Continue reading »

Dec 232014
 

Pound-puppies-Review

**Disclosure: Product was received at no charge in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Can you remember the Pound Puppies cartoon and plush toys from when you were a kid? Well you will be happy to know that Pound Puppies are back, and ready to make new memories with your child! I recently had the chance to review a Pound Puppy plush dog, and I would love to share my thoughts with you.

The new line of Pound Puppies plush products come in Labrador, Bulldog, and Poodle. You can enjoy mini plushes as well as the 12 inch plush Bulldog that I was able to sample. Each one includes the famous heart shape tag for you to write the dog’s name in, as well as a trading card with breed facts, and last but not least a printable adoption certificate. You can even register your Pound Puppies online! The online features are a cool new way for tech savvy kids of today’s generation to enjoy Pound Puppies in a whole new way.

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Once you make your puppy your own, you can enjoy hours of make believe play. Pound Puppies are ideal for helping children explore imaginative play, which is a welcomed change from all of the electronic toys on today’s market. Children will not only love playing with their Pound Puppies, but they will enjoy learning facts about the various breeds via the trading card. Continue reading »

Dec 122014
 

**Disclosure: Product was received at no charge in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Is your family up for trying something amazing this year? We had a chance to try out the new Skylanders Trap Team (for the Wii) recently and my boys were completely blown away when I opened the package and they saw what was inside.  We’ve always loved playing video games together, my boys especially, so we were excited to give this video game a go! The Wii is one of our favorite systems to play, so it only made sense to give the Skylanders Trap Team a try!

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They have been Skylanders fans since day one and as soon as they heard a new set was coming out, they starting asking for it.  I kept telling them that maybe Santa would bring it for them this year for Christmas, but Christmas came early for them this year!

The particular starter pack that we got came with the game, the portal, two Skylander “guys” and two traps. Trust me, there are a lot of hours of fun packed into such a small game. The boys even invited Chris into join in the fun and he loved it. Continue reading »

Dec 022014
 

**Disclosure:  We received a Nerf Mega Thunderbow Blaster at no charge in order to facilitate this post.  All opinions are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

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Boys and nerf guns go together like peanut butter and jelly. If there’s one thing my kids like, it is a fun and well built nerf gun. Recently, we were able to try out the new Nerf Mega Thunderbow Blaster. There are several reasons my kids loved it and I’d love to go into the details.

Attitude

This Nerf Blaster has so much attitude I love it. Sure, traditional nerf guns are awesome but there’s something doubly awesome about this bad boy! You’re sure to have fun with the Nerf Mega Thunderbow Blaster, even though you bought it for the kiddos.

Fun

My boys played with the Nerf Mega Thunderbow Blaster for hours! It was fun to have an indoor Nerf “Bow” fight. We played with the new ones and also of course with the Nerf Mega Thunderbow Blaster! After I got tired, the boys continued to play. Continue reading »

Nov 062014
 

**Disclosure:  We received a Transformers Rescue Bot at no charge in order to facilitate this post.  All opinions are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Both of my boys love the Transformers.  There’s just something about a talking robot that turns into a vehicle that makes both of my boys stop and pay attention.  If you have “regular” Transformers toys, you know they can be a bit of a challenge for younger kids (and adults like myself) to transform from robot into vehicle mode. If that’s the case, Hasbro has the solution: Transformers Rescue Bots: Optimus Primal! Optimus Primal is made specifically for kids ages 3 to 7 years old! If your younger kids love Transformers and want one of their own, they’re going to love this!

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The Optimus Primal easily transforms from Optimus prime into a T-Rex in one motion, and with a push of a button can return back to Optimus prime.

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In both Robot Mode and Dino Mode, Optimus Primal has lights and sounds!  There are 20-plus sounds and phrases. When Optimus Primal is in robot mode, it says things like: Let’s stomp, chomp, and rescue!” When you change Optimus into dino mode, he will roar, breathe, and make other T-Rex sounds. Continue reading »

Oct 092014
 

Disclamer: I received the products featured in this post at no charge in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

My boys are pretty typical when it comes to things like zombies and monsters.  They love all of that kind of stuff, so just imagine their excitement when they received a box full of Monster 500 toys a few weeks ago.  It was like Christmas had come early in our house.

Wait, what?  You haven’t heard of Monster 500 yet?  Let me tell you a little bit about it then.  Monster 500 is a line of fun, collectible fiendish monster characters available in small and large vehicles. Kids will go bonkers racing the vehicles around and can enhance playtime by using the vehicles on two freaky playsets! Monster 500 vehicles and playsets are sold exclusively at Toys R Us.

The Monster 500 line features fiendish monster characters driving small and large vehicles, plus two fabulously play sets. The characters marry a child’s love of cars with the ghoulish and gross—the perfect combo! Each vehicle aligns with the Monster 500 app, which allows fans to bring their favorite monster characters to life in an action-packed racing game.

We received the following:

(1) Monster 500 Small Vehicle
(1) Monster 500 Large Vehicle
(1) Monster 500™ Toxic Terror Trap Playset
(1) Monster 500™ Graveyard Gauntlet Track Set

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The boys had a half day on the day that these showed up, so Chris surprised them by assembling the playsets so they were ready when the boys got home from school. They were both so excited when they saw everything set up and couldn’t wait to start playing. Continue reading »