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Product Review – Flutterbye Flying Fairies

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Flutterbye Flying Fairy

Product Review – Flutterbye Flying Fairies

Boys and men have enjoyed the concept of remote controlled cars, helicopters, and planes for a long time. And now, a recent move to create feminine versions of these popular toys to more closely align with traditional girl’s tastes, Spin Master has created the Flutterbye Flying Fairies, a remote controlled helicopter that is actually a fairy.

Let’s Take a Look at Some of the Features

To say that Flutterbye Flying Fairies are remote control toys is something of a misnomer because they don’t actually use controls. There is no handset with up-and-down and side-to-side levers. Instead, the feet of each fairy contain an infrared detection system that detects when someone’s hand is placed underneath, and the propellers (which look suitably like fairy wings) adjust height based on that. Recently released in time for the 2013 Christmas season, three fairies are currently available – Stardust, who is blue and purple; Flower, who is pink and purple; and Sunbeam, who is gold and pink.

Things We Like About Flutterbye Flying Fairies

While not every girl likes fairies and pink, many do, and it is nice to see more toys designed to appeal to their tastes. Like the Nerf Rebelle (a Nerf bow designed for girls) the fairies open up the world of remote controlled helicopters previously primarily reserved for boys. On top of that, the fairies just look incredibly cute and convincing as they fly around.

Things We Did Not Like About Flutterbye Flying Fairies

It’s estimated that a full battery charge will last about 5 minutes of flight time. While each one includes a charger and built-in batteries, it is not clear how long each charge will take to complete. The average time is about 20 minutes, which would mean 5 minutes of flight time for every 20 minutes charging time.

Who Would Buy Flutterbye Flying Fairies?

Any parent of a girl who likes fairies, which, according to national trends, is most of them!

Is Flutterbye flying Fairies Worth the Money?

At first glance, it may seem like a lot, but considering the technology used and the potential for fun, it’s a fair price for the technology in this fun-filled toy. It compares to other remote controlled toys.

Where Can I Buy Flutterbye Flying Fairies?

The Flutterbye Flying Fairies are available at all major toy retailers and department stores, as well as most major online retailers like Amazon.

More Customer Reviews for Flutterbye Flying Fairies

The public was first exposed to the Flutterbye Flying Fairies at toy fairs earlier this year, and initial anticipation was high. Those who saw demonstrations submitted rave reviews and couldn’t wait to get their own fairy to fly around! Now that it’s officially been released parents are scrambling to scoop them up before the shelves are emptied.



Product Review – Barbie Digital Dress Doll

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Barbie Digital Dress Doll

Product Review – Barbie Digital Dress Doll

The Barbie Digital Dress Doll is the newest Barbie to come off the ‘runway’ with all the usual features that are expected from her, but with one big twist. Her dress uses the latest LED and touch screen technology! There are 114 tri-colored LED lights built into her dress and it lets the user choose between three different functions:

• The first function allows the user to choose from pre-set patterns such as hearts and fireworks. By sliding a finger across the touch screen dress the user can browse through the different animated designs.

• The second allows the user to use the stylus to draw their own designs. They can do this by first selecting a color and then using the stylus to draw their design onto the dress.

• The third function makes the LEDs respond to sound and music. This means that when a child talks to their doll or plays music, the graphics on the dress move according to the sounds in the room.

Made by world famous toy brand Mattel, this new doll complete with the 4.5 inch touch screed and LED lights is thought to become one of the most popular fashion dolls.

The original Barbie was created by Ruth and Elliot Handler back in 1959 and since then they have remained popular with girls all over the world. This new doll is another in a long line of dolls that will continue to be loved by millions of girls.

Who Would Buy the Barbie Digital Dress Doll?

This doll is geared towards young girls ages 6 and up, and although the doll’s programmable features may seem complicated they are, in fact, easy to use. The Barbie Digital Dress Doll would make a great gift for any young girl, especially those who like to draw and design. Girls who already love Barbie and even some who don’t are sure to be fans of this new interactive Digital Dress Barbie.

Although aimed at young girls there are even adults expressing an interest to have a play with the Barbie Digital Dress doll.

Things We Like About the Barbie Digital Dress Doll

Barbie’s dress has been taken to a whole new level and its new interactive features are amazing. The settings are changed by clicking on one of the three different hearts on her necklace, allowing the child to easily choose which function they want to use. She also has articulated limbs, including elbows and wrists, meaning the child can pose her in different positions.

The feature that allows the user to draw their own designs is fantastic. They can use multiple colors in any one design and it really allows children the ability to create and design.

The idea of the LED lights on the dress is also something that has been seen on real fashion runways, so yet again, Barbie is keeping up with real world fashion and allowing tech-savvy youngsters to keep up too.

Things We Didn’t Like About the Barbie Digital Dress Doll

The only downside to this doll is that if children play rough they may end up breaking the LEDs or the touch screen. But as long as they are careful there shouldn’t be any problems.

Another point worth mentioning is that unlike the traditional Barbie, this new doll only comes with the one interactive dress so far.

Is the Barbie Digital Dress Doll Worth the Money?

Although the price may seem excessive to some people, the different interactive features make up for it by providing hours of entertainment and fun. Children are less likely to get bored with this doll as they are able to constantly redesign her dress and come up with new ideas.

Where Can I Buy the Barbie Digital Dress Doll?

The Barbie Digital Dress Doll is available in all major toy stores like Toys R Us and Walmart, as well as online retailers like Amazon and Mattel’s website.

More Customer Reviews for the Barbie Digital Dress Doll

People seem impressed with the idea of children being able to customize the dress however they choose, and the reviews we’ve seen so far have all been positive.


Product Review – Elmo Junction Train Set

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Elmo Junction Train Set

Product Review – Elmo Junction Train Set

For over 40 years, Sesame Street and its likable cast of colorful and furry creatures have been enormously popular with all ages. Among the vast array of characters on the show, though, none have captured the public&#8217s attention and imagination quite as much as Elmo. With his cute appearance, soft voice, and friendly attitude, Elmo has transformed into the single most popular member of Sesame Street. That popularity is reflected in Elmo-related toys, letting kids play and learn with the furry red monster in a variety of ways. Playskool&#8217s newest incarnation, Elmo Junction, continues in that tradition of making learning fun for children.

Let’s Take a Look at Some of the Features

Elmo Junction is a cars and trains set that features a double-decker, figure-eight track. As kids play with the track, pushing the cars and trains over 123 road and ABC railroad, they are treated to Elmo singing a song about numbers or the ABC song. This allows them to learn their numbers and letters as they have fun and imagine traveling in big vehicles. The set features a full ten feet of track, and it breaks down for storage or cleaning with ease.

Things We Like About Elmo Junction

The combination of playing and learning is what makes Elmo Junction really shine. Toddlers love playing with trains and cars, and they’ll find themselves irresistibly drawn to the set and will end up singing their numbers and letters!

Things We Did Not Like About Elmo Junction

Since it features a full ten feet of track laid out in a figure-eight, Elmo Junction takes up a large amount of space. As a result, some parents with limited room might have a hard time comfortably fitting it in. The set operates on two AAA batteries (demos included), though it is difficult to predict how long they will last and how often parents will have to switch them out for new ones.

Who Would Buy Elmo Junction?

Any parents of toddlers who love Elmo, cars, and trains, and who would enjoy seeing their kids spending their playtime learning would pick up the set.

Is Elmo Junction Worth The Money?

Considering the lessons and endless fun kids can gain from the set, its relatively small price tag is more than justified.

Where Can I Buy Elmo Junction?

Like most Playskool products, Elmo Junction is available at all major retailers, including such names as Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, and many more.

More Customer Reviews for Elmo Junction

Elmo’s popularity has continued to soar over many years, and this latest Elmo toy will no doubt enthrall children and parents alike!


Product Review – Stuffies

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Stuffies

Product Review – Stuffies

In this day and age of hyperactivity and excessive violence in kid’s toys, it’s refreshing to find a plush toy series that promotes important life values instead. The Stuffies series of plush animals offers a total of 11 choices, including Bravo the Bear, Stomper the Dino, and Muddzie the Pig. In addition to the unique pockets each Stuffie has, which is where the series derives its name from, each member promotes a specific concept such as perseverance, helpfulness, patience, and more, and includes a related storybook.

Let’s Take a Look at Some of the Features

Stuffies are the ideal children’s plush toy for a number of reasons. On the surface, they are supersized, incredibly soft, adorable animals. Stuffies are based on the notion that “it’s what inside that counts,” however, so the outward appearance is just the beginning. Each Stuffie has 7 top-secret pockets of varying sizes so kids can hide treasures for safe keeping, bring additional toys on road trips, and more. Additionally, each one includes a special surprise gift and an interactive storybook that relates to the individual Stuffie’s concept.

Things We Like About Stuffies

What makes Stuffies truly shine is that they are not just stuffed animals. Certainly they are huge, soft, and incredibly cute, but in addition to that, each Stuffie teaches kids the importance of a variety of life values. And on top of each Stuffie’s stated value, children also learn organizational skills as they decide which valuables to put in which secret pocket.

Things We Did Not Like About Stuffies

While Stuffies go on sale with relative frequency, the suggested retail price might be off-putting to some more frugal parents.

Who Would Buy Stuffies?

Parents of kids of any age will love Stuffies! They have no small parts for younger children to put in their mouths, and they include the pockets and storybooks for older kids.

Are Stuffies Worth the Money?

Stuffies are durable, easy to clean, and great for all ages. Kids can learn about valuable life skills while playing with an adorable plush bumblebee or dinosaur and filling their unique pockets. It’s hard to find a better value for your money.

Where Can I Buy Stuffies?

Consumers can purchase Stuffies from the company’s main website as well as reputable online stores, such as Amazon.

More Customer Reviews for Stuffies

In addition to the thousands of individuals who have purchased Stuffies and absolutely fell in love with them, the series also won The National Parenting Center’s 2012 Seal of Approval.


Product Review – Once Upon A Zombie Dolls

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Once Upon A Zombie Dolls

Product Review – Once Upon A Zombie Dolls

Once Upon A Zombie dolls are fairy-tale dolls with a unique twist. At this time there are zombie versions of well known Disney princess characters such as Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, and The Little Mermaid. Based on the book trilogy of the same title written by Billy Phillips, the dolls, books and digital game will be all the rage. The story behind this unique series is that something has gone wrong in Fairy-tale Land and everyone is turning into zombies, and that one human has to save the day.

These collectors’ dolls are made by WOWWEE and are 11 inches tall with bendable limbs to make the doll pose the way you want. These zombie versions of six of the most popular Disney princesses come complete with flowing hair, glass eyes and skull belts. They are even packaged in tombstone shaped plastic.

Who Would Buy Once Upon A Zombie Dolls?

The Once Upon A Zombie dolls appeal to all ages from children to teens and even adult doll collectors. Though mainly aimed at junior collectors, fans of the books are sure to want a doll to accompany it. They also make a fantastic addition to any adult collector’s shelves.

Things We Like About Once Upon A Zombie Dolls

The funky twist they provide on the regular Disney princesses makes these dolls unusual and unique compared to most other dolls. The attention to detail on the dolls is outstanding, with their long locks, glass eyes, eyelashes and zombified dresses.

In addition to the princesses there will also eventually be other characters such as Aladdin, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and a few others. Only sneak peek photos of these have been released yet, though.

Things We Don’t Like About The Once Upon A Zombie Dolls

Their quirky zombie style might not be to everyone’s taste. Some people have also complained that they don’t come with shoes. (But, hey, they’re zombies – why do they need shoes? 🙂 )

Are the Once Upon A Zombie dolls Worth the Money?

These fun and funky dolls are definitely worth the money. They are reasonably priced, and with all their unique details they will no doubt become extremely popular.

Where Can I Buy Once Upon A Zombie Dolls?

Once Upon A Zombie Dolls are available online at Amazon, as well as at Wal-Mart, Target and at most major toy stores.

Customer reviews of Once Upon A Zombie Dolls

The vast majority of comments about these dolls are positive, mainly because they&#8217re so unique.