Bop It XT

Bop It XT, the Newest in the Line of Reflex Games from Hasbro

Keeping with the fun tradition of Bop It games preceding it, Hasbro’s Bop It XT is a great new version that fans of the game will adore. Bop It XT follows the same premise as older versions as the game issues a series of commands to be followed. Players’ concentration and coordination are put to the test while being told in random succession to pull it, bop it, twist it, flick it, spin it or, new for the XT, shake it. The new “shake it” command can be disabled.

Commands must be followed quickly as moves are timed and the game tempo increases in all four difficulty levels. Making a mistake may yield a tease from the game’s voice box! Doing well while advancing through the four difficulty levels, novice, expert, master and pro, will also prompt comment from the voice box in the form of a compliment such as, “You’re on fire!”

The lightweight, colourful hand held game is 27.5cmX26cmX8cm and with four game play modes, very inviting and addicting. The game is recommended for ages 8 and above. Solo play is great and two players challenge each other in the head to head mode. Bop It XT is an excellent party game with pass it and party modes sure to please any group no matter the combination of ages.

Parents love that the game is contained with no loose pieces and provides endless fun for the children when parents are not stealing the toy away to play themselves, of course! A feature the XT boasts that is as much for the parents as the children is a headphone socket for quiet play. The same socket can be used for a megaphone, enhancing party play. There are three levels for sound control when the socket is not used.

Equipped with the necessary 3 AAA batteries, Bop It XT is enjoyed right out of the box. A welcome addition to any game collection, Bop It XT provides entertainment that is as zany as it is a great workout for the mind.

September 13, 2011
Filed under bop it xt, christmas toys, top toys 2011

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

Dance Star Mickey

Dance Star Mickey is the new life of the party!

One of the most beloved Disney characters comes to life as Dance Star Mickey. Yes, Mickey Mouse now sings, speaks, and dances with impressive animation. Made by the well known toy manufacturer Fisher-Price, this amazing animated toy encourages your child to sing and dance along with Mickey Mouse with a never seen before realism. Dance Star Mickey is a one mouse show that provides laughs, giggles, and entertainment to Mickey lovers of all ages.

What makes Dance Star Mickey such a fantastic toy is the amazing advanced technology animation and they way Mickey speaks with believable realism directly to your child, encouraging interactivity and fun for all. Every year one toy surfaces as the must have Christmas toy which usually results in a short supply of the toy as Christmas draws near. Dance Star Mickey is likely to be this year’s must have Christmas toy, making shopping as early as September, whether in the mall or online, a necessity.

Dance Star Mickey has brought animated toys to a new level with the most realistic animation found in a single toy. Mickey’s legs, arms, head and mouth are completely animated which allows Dance Star Mickey to perform six different dances to six different songs like “Shake Your Tail Now”, “Get Up Offa That Tail”, “Mouska Mambo”, ‘Moondance”, “M to the I” and “Techno”. Dance Star Mickey dances the mambo, claps his hands, sings, and even does the Mickey Moonwalk. Through every dance Mickey is encouraging to your child to join in the dance.

Mickey can also play interactive games with your children, like “Mickey Says”, which is Mickey’s own version of the children’s game Simon Says. Another interactive game is called “Freeze Dance” which is led by Dance Star Mickey who dances with your child until Mickey says stop and then Mickey changes the dance tempo to double time, and triple time, and way beyond. Use Mickey’s Freeze Dance for an old fashioned game of musical chairs at your next children’s party. Forget about hiring a clown or filling a piñata, Dance Star Mickey is all the entertainment the children will need at the party.

Plush Dance Star Mickey stands 15 by 12 by 7 inches tall, weighs 4 ½ pounds, and is recommended for children between the ages of 18 months to six years. Dance Star Mickey is battery operated and requires six AA batteries which are included.

September 4, 2011
Filed under dance star mickey, preschool toys, top toys 2011

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