Chris Byrne visits the show to share the top toys of 2016 with the audience!
Always looking for new ways to engage and educate children, LeapFrog introduces its newest learning system, LeapStart. This interactive device is designed to help kids build key skills, both for school and for life. There are more than 400 activities across a library of 16 books, sold separately, divided into four levels with 50 key skills per level. Kids can progress from preschool to pre-K to kindergarten and then first grade with the four levels of LeapStart books.
MOODSTERS TALKING PLUSH AND ACTIVITY BOOK
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The Moodsters are five lovable little detectives – Lolly, Snorf, Coz, Razzy and Quigly - who use special sleuthing skills to help their friends, Zach and Zoey, when they have a feelings emergency. The five Moodsters personify basic emotions that all children experience in their everyday lives - happiness, anger, love, sadness and fear. Each of The Moodsters toys focuses on teaching kids how to handle and express emotions through a storybook which is based on a research-backed Emotional Intelligence curriculum developed by Marc Brackett, Ph.D., of The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
DISNEY FROZEN LITTLE KINGDOM ELSA'S MAGICAL RISING CASTLE
Frozen fans can embrace Elsa's powers to create her ice castle with Disney Frozen Little Kingdom Elsa's Magical Rising Castle Playset from Hasbro. Just like the name implies, this cool playset magically rises to 20-inches tall, allowing kids to pretend to have Elsa's powers. The set comes with the glossy white and blue, rising ice castle, a three-inch posable Elsa Little Kingdom doll, an Olaf doll, two dresses, a cape, and nine snap-ins, plus additional accessories to decorate the castle and engage in imaginative play. There's also a kid-sized cuff bracelet for girls to wear, themselves.
This new collection of Barbie Fashionistas dolls is devoted to the idea that there isn't one standard of beauty. Kids are all different...and now dolls are all different. Curvy Barbie is one of the three new body types in the Fashionista's Spring 2016 collection. She's pure Barbie at heart with a fashion-forward style and an attitude and spirit kids love. The Spring 2016 collection includes four different body types. Plus, they have 7 skin shades, over 20 different hair colors, 24 hairstyles and more. The entire collection includes 33 dolls.
JOHN DEERE MONSTER TREADS 2X SCOOP TRACTOR
TOMY's John Deere Monster Treads 2x Scoop Tractor, for ages 3 and up, is a monster-sized tractor that has monstrous cool features. To get to work, turn on the truck by flipping the switch located underneath the truck. Now it's time for action! Push the orange tractor lever forward to activate the front loader. Pull the lever back to activate the rear backhoe. As you push and pull the lever, watch in wonder as the tractor lights up and listen in excitement as the tractor makes different sounds. Both the lever and backhoe move up and down, which means you can experiment with picking up different objects and pretending like you're a hard-working farmer.
STIKBOT STUDIO PRO
Stikbot Studio Pro lets you make stop-motion green screen animated movies quickly and easily. Green screen is a process by which something is shot against a green screen (in this case your Stikbot figures) and the green background is replaced by another image. (Professionals call this chromo key, and say that the background has been "keyed out." Usually, this is a fairly complicated technical process requiring sophisticated and specialized equipment. However, Stikbot Studio Pro lets you do this easily and on the fly.
HEXBUG BATTLE BOTS BATTLE ARENA
Choose your robot warrior and send them into battle with the Hexbug BattleBots Arena. Modeled after fan favorites Witch Doctor and Tombstone from the BattleBots series on ABC, the bots have their own unique weapons and designs (such as Tombstone's coffin shape and rotating block) that help them crush the competition in style. Also available are Bronco and Bite Force, sold separately. These bots also feature tethered handles that activate unique weaponry.
SUPER WINGS WORLD AIRPORT
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The World Airport from the popular Super Wings TV series sets the stage for this ultimate playset for preschoolers. With electronic sounds and lights, plus tons of activities for kids to recreate their favorite Super Wings scenes with characters Jett and Donnie, it delivers loads of fun. Attach them to the fly-around balance bar and spin them to circle the World Airport; load Jeff into the elevator and lift him to the control tower; flip open the base compartments to reveal a rotating luggage carousel and cargo scale.
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