Fijit Friends

Fijit Friends Interactive Toy

Fijit Friends is an interactive toy with a realistic feel to it! Each one has soft skin which is nice for playing and cuddling. It also has supple skin, which will allow it to bend and move around with ease! This little pal has a plastic long lasting head with a friendly LED face and eyes that light up! Each toy also has adorable and removable ears!

The fun of this little friend will begin with just one poke! This toy will move around and interact with just a poke of the belly. When the belly is poked, it will wiggle, bounce and turn it’s head. When music is playing, the beat sensors will cause this toy to move and dance to the beat. It can dance to both slow and fast music. Great for dance parties and playtime!

Dancing is not the only thing this adorable toy does! This little toy can also communicate with children and make them laugh! The Fijit Friends toys can recognise over thirty voices and respond to them. They have over 150 built-in phrases and funny jokes!

They will also be able to respond to different forms of media, from mobile phone applications to television commercials. Responding to people and the media, how cool is that?

When night time falls and bedtime arrives, this little friend will become a nightlight! The belly will glow as it falls to sleep itself! This is great for children who do not like to fall asleep in the dark.

Fijit Friends Interactive Toys come in four different colours and characters. There is Serafina who is pink, Willa who is purple, Logan who is blue and Sage who is green. Each one has it’s own little personality, but will still move, dance and communicate with people and media! Fijit Friend toys measure at 10.5 inches by 4.9 inches by 8.5 inches and weighs in at 1.6 pounds. Each one comes with five AA “Try Me” batteries and a set of instructions.

The Fijit Friends toys are great for Christmas, birthdays, special events and other occasions or just for fun. They are more than just toys, they are new friends.

September 10, 2011
Filed under Featured, fijit friends, girls toys, top toys 2011

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet

Kids of all ages love a tablet. There is simply something engaging about the form. Of course, this allure can be a bit of a hassle for the tablet-owning parent. The solution then is to buy the child his or her own tablet, and the LeapPad Explorer tablet from LeapFrog is a particularly fantastic option that will engage and challenge your kids.

Although tablet-shaped, LeapFrog eschews a sleek design in favour of a chunky construction that will hold up to the type of abuse a toddler can dish out. The case material is relatively soft, sealed well and easy to clean, so jelly-smeared fingers aren’t a great concern. Likewise, the screen, which is bright and crisp, is surprisingly durable. You won’t experience any of the rippling that occurs when a child jabs their finger into a standard LCD screen.

The 5-inch touchscreen is attractive, easy to read and extremely responsive. Many “toy” tablets can be quite frustrating due to their unresponsiveness, but the LeapPad Explorer responds wonderfully, even after some substantial abuse. Using the touch screen, children can draw, play games, read, write and perform arithmetic.

LeapFrog’s LeapPad Explorer even has a built-in front-facing camera. It doesn’t support FaceTime or any of the other apps adults commonly associated with these profile cameras, but it does allow kids to take full advantage of the built-in studio app. The Disney studio app supports animation, video and music, and kids will have a blast letting their creativity flag fly. For many kids, the camera-studio app combo is all you’ll need to keep them busy for hours.

The 5-inch touchscreen is 16:9, 480×272 pixels. It has 2 GB of built-in storage, a 400MHz processor under the hood and available in green or pink. At these specs, the LeapPad Explorer can be a little sluggish and if you push it.

But users who use it as intended won’t experience any trouble. In fact, at this price, the performance is a bargain, and it even has a video player (4:3 only), photo capabilities and video-capture tools. Users can also expand on the built-in functionality by buying and downloading apps from the LeapFrog store the same way they buy from iTunes.

Don’t worry. You won’t have to buy apps right away. The built-in software selection is quite nice, and it will keep your kids entertained. The store is a great option, however, when you kids begin to master those built-in apps.

September 6, 2011
Filed under boys toys, Featured, leapfrog leappad explorer, top toys 2011

Transformers 3 Ultimate Optimus Prime

Transformers 3 Ultimate Optimus Prime Review

Brand new for 2011, Ultimate Optimus Prime is a licensed toy based on Michael Bay’s recent Transformers 3 movie, the Revenge of the Fallen. With Ultimate Optimus Prime, kids can have a blast leading the Autobots to victory against the Decepticons who threaten the very existence of humanity. But the Ultimate Optimus Prime isn’t just for kids. It’s a highly sophisticated action figure that makes an excellent gift for collectors and adult fans of the series.

Manufactured by Hasbro, the Ultimate Optimus Prime toy is suitable for ages 5 years and up, and it use three AA batteries that are not included. The batteries power lights, sound effects and speech effects, but aren’t necessary.

What makes this edition “ultimate” and what distinguishes it from all the other Optimus Prime toys ever made are the real lights and sound effects on the blaster weapon and the three distinct modes: vehicle, robot and power up.

The Ultimate Optimus Prime exists in two distinct parts: the cab and the trailer. The cab and the trailer attach for the vehicle mode. The cab transforms into the default Optimus Prime, and the trailer transforms into his Omega Combat Armour. By attaching the Omega Combat Armour to Optimus Prime, you achieve the spectacular power-up mode.

In the vehicle form, with or without the trailer attached to the cab, it rolls around just like any other toy truck, and children can use it as such, and have a lot of fun. In either of the other two more complex modes, Ultimate Optimus Prime is a well-balanced action figure that is easy to set up during play or to set up on a shelf for display.

For collectors who prefer to keep the figures inside the box, Ultimate Optimus Primes comes in an elaborate display box. There are even access points so that you can activate lights and sound effects without opening the container.

The Ultimate Optimus Prime certainly lives up to its name. It’s the most impressive Prime we’ve ever seen. It is a tad complex. That’s not a con per se, but it’s worth noting for parents with young children. Although safety rated for 5 years old, conceptually it may be a little much for them. 7-year olds and above shouldn’t have much trouble.

Kidizoom Twist Camera

Kidizoom Twist Camera

Vtech, known for its award winning educational toys and considered the best in the business by many, has created a new electronic camera called the Kidizoom Twist Camera. This easy to use digital camera was specifically designed for the little photographer in the family. Not only does this fully functioning 2 megapixel, 4x digital zoom camera take great quality photos, it also features gaming, movie making capabilities with voice recording, as well as photo editing.

Made out of strong, durable, child resistant materials to withstand the roughest of play, this kid-friendly camera provides many hours of fun and entertainment while enhancing your child’s learning. This Vtech camera is equipped with a twisting lens that changes the mode of the camera, allowing your child the versatility of taking his or her own portrait. It also features 256 MB of internal memory, an SD card slot for memory expansion, a built in flash, an LCD as well as five built in games.

The Kidizoom Twist camera stores a whopping 500 photos, allowing hours of usage without stopping to unload. Your little one will have added fun with this camera’s ability to add silly effects, funny stamps and frames to photographs. Watch your child’s creativity come to life with this great educational camera.

The Kidizoom Twist Camera is sized perfectly for little hands at a compact 2.2 x 6.2 x 3.6 inches. It is available in both blue and pink, for a girl or a boy, and is recommended for children as young as 3 years old to 15 years old. It uses 4 AA batteries, which are included with the camera.

• 2 megapixel
• 4x digital zoom
• Self-timer
• Five games
• Rotating lens for self-portraits
• 256 MB internal memory
• SD card slot
• Video and still recording with sound
• 5 voice changing effects
• PC and Mac compatibility
• Silly effects, funny stamp and border features
• Stores over 500 photos
• Strong, durable material
• Built in flash
• Available in blue and pink
• 2.2 x 6.2 x 3.6 inches
• Recommended for ages 3-15 years
• 4 x AA batteries included

August 28, 2011
Filed under Featured, girls toys, kidizoom twist camera, top toys 2011

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