Step 2 is known for their fantastic play kitchens (like the 50s Diner), outdoor play tables and stylish push carts for toddlers that feel they’re too big for a stroller. They recently teamed up with Infantino and Thinkativity to help your infant and toddler grow cognitively and creatively. Check out all their cool new stuff below including new playhouses, artist tables and creative toys. Read the rest of this entry »
You may not be familiar with the name Cadaco, but there are some great toys and arts and crafts activities inside. Check out the beginner Magic kits for the very young magicians, and the Enviroblox are actually pretty cool. Check out my pics and write up. Read the rest of this entry »
Spin Master I just showed you the items that Basic Fun made this year for Yo Gabba Gabba, they are great for parents to entertain their kids with, but Spin Master has some cool interactive toys for the kids to spend some hours with. Read the rest of this entry »
Two companies had Yo Gabba Gabba toys to gush over at this year’s Toy Fair. Up first is Basic Fun with their key chains, tub toys and squishy characters. (I’ll show you their awesome vintage Mattel toy re-issues too). Then I’ll touch on Spin Master with their interactive Yo Gabba Gabba plush in a follow-up. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a comprehensive video in the works, but in the meantime, enjoy this write up and pics.
My favorite booth, and often my very first Toy Fair appointment is at the Playmobil booth. I am a huge playmobil collector, and getting to see all the new stuff in person is my biggest thrill, plus the life-sized display figures are nice… we all joke but it’s true, after Playmobil’s appointment, I could probably go home. I’m spent.
The folks at playmobil were pretty glad to see me. I can’t take all the credit for their rising sales this past year, however I’ve been spreading the good word that playmobil is made in Germany, not China, for years, and now it’s paying off in droves. This year there are more than 80 new products. It can be a bit overwhelming, but check out our favorite themes. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a video podcast of Toy Fair 09 Coming soon, in the meantime, enjoy this company-by-company write up
A few years ago I reviewed the collectible P-Brains with the interchangable brains (and personalities). Yes, they’re famous for their Ant Farms, but they’ve come a long way since then. This year had one of the hottest toys at Toy Fair, the Star Wars Science Force Trainer. Using EKG technology, you actually use your brain waves to move a small sphere up and down. Read the rest of this entry »
Here is a peak at Playmobil’s very first interactive DVD movie! We’ll let you know more when it comes out.
We picked this up at Toy Fair while visiting the playmobil booth. Check out our photos, and stay tuned for our own video coverage of all of Toy Fair