Summer 2020 Gift Guide

Although this Summer may be a little different than ones we’ve had in the past, we are still excited about the release of some pretty cool toys! This year we have some great toys that can be used both inside AND outside!20200629_094814_0000

Under $20:

Blume: Blume dolls mix imaginative, over-the-top squishy hairstyles with an awesome blooming effect for a surprising toy “reveal” experience! Use the included watering can to add water onto the “seeds”, wait a few seconds, and watch as your Blume doll starts to grow—right out of her flowering pot! Available on Amazon, Walmart and Target!

Blume Baby Pop: Introducing NEW Blume Baby Pop — the newest addition to the globally acclaimed and best selling Blume dolls – outrageously cute Blume babies ready to be discovered! With Baby Pop, the surprises don’t stop, as hidden under every sprout is either a baby or a cute baby accessory…just pull and “POP” to reveal what’s inside! Blume babies come wrapped in removable swaddles with unique, out-of-this-world hairstyles on top.  Just pull and “POP” to discover outrageously cute Blume babies and accessories—a
surprise under every sprout! Will you pop 3, 4 or 5 babies? Collect all 50! There are 25 surprises to reveal in each set including removable swaddles and color-changing gender reveal diapers. Available on Amazon, Walmart and Target!

Blue’s Clues & You! 2-Sided Handy Dandy Notebook: Kids can recreate great Blue’s Clues games with the Blue’s Clues & You! 2-Sided Handy Dandy Notebook – it’s just like the one Josh uses in the show! Draw clues on the front of the notebook with the magnetic pen. Move the paw print up and down to erase and draw the next clue. You just got an email! Turn the notebook over to use as a smartphone and press the button to activate phrases from the show. Available at Walmart.com.

Tonka Metal Movers: Built “Tonka Tough”, this set includes two diecast vehicles and Tonka Tough Dirt, a no-mess sand compound that mimics real construction site conditions! It’s a whole new way to play with all your favorite Tonka vehicles! The new Tonka toy line features rough and tough toy vehicles of all sizes, with exciting themes and ‘mix & mash’ play patterns that appeal to today’s kids while staying true to the Tonka brand legacy for lifelong fans. Available at Walmart, Target, and Amazon!

Hairdorables Scented Series 4: Noah and the Hairdorables are showing off some #freshlooks in Series 4! The girl squad with “Big Hair Don’t Care” attitudes are now scented and have three new friends: Saige, Phoebe, and Emily! Series 4 dolls come in a reusable plastic carrying case and feature fashion forward looks with tons of unique accessories from three new themes: Carnival Cuties, Garden Party, and Splash Sensation. Available at Walmart and Amazon!

Hairdorables Hairmazing Fashion Dolls: Not only have they grown up, they’ve glow’d up! This crew is #UltimateSquadGoals with gram-worthy outfits & the most amazing hair ever! Fabulous and fully articulated, the dolls stand 10.5 inches tall, the Hairdorables besties are striking new poses and their looks are #Hairmazing! Open the cover to unbox the season’s hottest accessories – six surprises included in four compartments! The box even doubles as a runway for each Hairmazing Doll to make her biggest fashion debut in her unique style. Available at Walmart, Target, and Amazon!

Pound Puppies: The original Pound Puppies are back with new authentic reproductions that look and feel just
like everyone remembers! Ready to be adopted and loved, there are a variety of puppies to choose from, with different facial and eye expressions, ear lengths and fur colors in an updated soft material. Each comes in a pet-carrier shaped package and includes a care sheet and official adoption
papers. Available at Walmart and Amazon!

Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic: The most fun and nostalgic way to create art with light! New retro-inspired styling resembles the original Lite-Brite from the 80’s and now features a bigger screen, brighter pegs, and more templates including six retro patterns! Just insert the pegs into the templates or freestyle an original design – then press the button to see the creation light-up in four different ways, from steady to blinking. With an updated stand on the back, kids can easily create and display their masterpieces…then turn off the lights for the ultimate effect! Available at Walmart, Target and Amazon!

Arcade Classics: Spy Hunter and Defender Retro Mini Arcade Games: Retro-styled mini arcade games that look, sound and play just like the
original! With Sky Hunter, race in the G-6155 Interceptor while you take out enemy vehicles. Use special weapons: oil slicks, smoke screens, and
surface to air missiles to help in your mission. In Defender, save the Earth from alien attackers! Shoot lasers and smart bombs to destroy aliens & mutants. Score points to earn extra lives. Available at Walmart!

Under $40:

Blue’s Clues & You! Peek-A-Blue: Kids will love playing peek-a-boo with their plush Peek-A-Blue! Standing 10 inches tall, this adorable animated plush Blue is made with super soft fabrics and even features Blue’s signature paw print. Squeeze Blue’s belly and she will bark and raise her ears. Bring home this Peek-A-Blue plush and the rest of the Blue’s Clues & You! toys to help your
little clue-finder use their mind, take a step at a time, and do anything that they want to do. Assortment includes both Blue and Magenta (sold separately). Available at Walmart.com!

Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru Boogie Dancing Bob: Make ‘em laugh l with the with hilariously animated Boogie Dancing Bob animated plush, inspired by Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, slated for release in summer 2021. Start the party by touching Bob’s hand and he plays a dance party song, then starts his dance by moving his arms up and down to the music. As the rhythm picks up, Bob lets it take control of him and this 11” Minion dancing machine starts laying down some epic moves to the music! The whole family will love to get down and boogie with Bob. Available at Target, Walmart and Amazon.

Speak & Spell: One of the earliest computerized learning systems from the 70s/80s, Speak & Spell, is back and just like you remember! First educational toy designed to help children learn to spell over 200 commonly misspelled words using a speech synthesizer Now a whole new generation can enjoy this classic toy! With multiple play modes and challenge levels, kids will have fun and learn at the same time! Available at Target, Walmart and Amazon!

Ryan’s Mystery Playdate Ultra Mystery Box: Kids will love revealing all the hidden surprises of the Ultra Mystery Box and creating their own mystery playdates! Start by opening all the compartments on the outside of the box- there are over 20 hidden surprises! Next, crank the handle by turning clockwise and watch as the walls will open one by one to reveal a table-top size playset of Ryan’s Mystery Playdate! Included 5 Figs, 2 Guess-O-Tron cards, 2 hint coins, one pie launcher and two pies, lava floor stickers, hamburger outfit, whoopee cushion, 3 Mystery Splasher Balls, a mini Mystery Box, and ooze pool with sticky ooze inside. Available at Walmart!

K’NEX Education: STEM Explorations Roller Coaster Building Set: K’NEX Education sets allow kids to build replicas of real-world machines and contraptions and through the lesson plans and experiments, gain a concrete understanding of the principles that
make them work. Includes 546 parts, plus a battery-powered motor, for a child or team to build a working roller coaster, as well as a ramp and a half-pipe, which can be built one at a time. This educational engineering set is more fun when constructed as a team- one to three kids can put their heads together and figure out the structure, exchanging ideas as they tinker with the bits and parts, and solving the model faster through teamwork, building camaraderie and developing social skills as they play. Once a ride is built, an activity booklet guides learners through three hands-on, inquiry-based experiments. Available on Amazon.

Under $60:

K’NEX Architecture: K’NEX Architecture is a new line of Building Sets based on the world’s greatest architectural designs, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Eiffel Tower and London Eye. Each set comes with historical information about the landmark and detailed easy-to-follow, step-by-step building instructions. Think outside the blocks with K’NEX, a building system featuring rods and connectors that snap together with a satisfying “click” and
can be configured into amazing, moving designs of all shapes and sizes. Building with K’NEX supports developmental growth and puts builders on a path
towards a better understanding of STEM subjects. As they fit the pieces together, they’re developing spatial awareness and honing their fine motor and dexterity skills. Discover your inner architect with this fun family project you will be proud to display in
your home. Compatible with other K’NEX building sets. Available Exclusively on Amazon!

Sky Viper Fury Stunt Drone: The new Sky Viper Fury Stunt Drone is a 7” full performance drone with Skyrocket’s Surface Scan Technology – making Sky Viper Drones easier to fly than ever before! Surface Scan Technology dramatically increases drone stability, allowing the drone to stay in one spot, even when you let go of the controls! This innovative new technology works up to 100 feet and radically improves flight experience by providing superior control. The Sky Viper Fury Stunt Drone also features auto launch and land, one-touch stunts, and extended flight time. Available at Target and Walmart!

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