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Toys for Boys and Girls from Basic Fun Toys

I have partnered with Tech 4 Kids and product was sent for feature. Note Tech4Kids is a part of Basic Fun Toys

Stocking Stuffers can be a tough one. I like to make them things they really want and not just buy any ‘ole plastic toys to stuff them. I try to stay under $4 an item for a toys or two and fill the rest with candy and gum and the traditional orange (for good luck). Basic Fun Toys has several toy and stocking stuffer choices I wanted to bring to your attention because I am sure you’ll come across these in store toy aisles.

Hatch’Ems – Under $6

Pop the lid, bop the top, and watch your dino hatch! There are 6 to collect. These little guys are so cute! Anthony has one in the video below. Even though he got over excited and broke his open -lol.

Toys for Boys and Girls from Tech 4 Kids

Mash’Ems – Under $4

These popular blind capsules hold a surprise licensed character inside and you never know who you get until you open it. There are 12 character series from Guardians of the Galaxy, Pacman, Paw Patrol, Spongebob and more. There are so many to collect and kids love blind boxes!

Mash'Ems

Gemmies for girls

This Gemmies loom and creation kit allows your child to make jewelry and more with little colored crystals. Find a 300 and 500 piece sets.

Gemmies

These are not the only products from Basic Fun Toys, but now you have some ideas as you head out to shop that won’t break the budget. The video below gives more insight into these from Anthony!

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BLURBLE Game Review and Video

Thank you to NorthStarGames for including this game in our Sweet Suite 2017 Conference box

 

BLURBLE Game Review and Video

At the 2017 Sweet Suite conference we were introduced to the game BLURBLE. It was one of Anthony’s favorite booths we stopped at. So, we played a few rounds for you to see how hilarious it can get. From age 8 to 88 it is going to bring laughter to your next game night. It is more challenging than you think! Perhaps you will recognize the game from the older packaging. It is the same hilarious game.

Enjoy! Then find the game for yourself at Amazon and other retailers near you from NorthStar Games.

 

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Mega Construx Pokemon Sets Available Now

This feature is in partnership with Mega Construx

This one is for all of the Pokemon fans out there! There are 6 Pokeball + Buildable Figure sets and 7 play sets including evolved Pokemon characters. Mega Construx is a branch of of Mega Blocks and have sets in the familiar characters we all love. Find sets for American Girl, Barbie, TMNT, Halo, Monster High, Pokemon, Spongebob and Power Rangers to just name a few. You can see all of the building set themes on their product page.

Very similar to other building sets you get the pieces in bags and an instruction booklet with picture guides. It was easy to build. We love building and construction sets as they really require many skills to complete the build and your kids hardly know they are learning while they play.

Let Anthony sho you more about his Pokemon sets below:

Find Mega Construx on Amazon and other retailers near you.

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Playing with Mega Construx Despicable Me 3 Building Sets

Thank you to Mega Construx for partnering for this feature. Opinions are all my own

Playing with Mega Construx Despicable Me 3 Building Sets

Are you excited for the June 30 debut of Despicable Me 3 movie? We will be in the theaters that weekend seeing it because my husband is a bit of a minion fan. To get into the spirit, Mega Construx has a line of Despicable Me 3 building sets. full of building and learning with characters we all love.

Very similar to other building sets you get the pieces in bags and an instruction booklet with picture guides. It was easy to build. We love building and construction sets as they really require many skills to complete the build and your kids hardly know they are learning while they play.

Mega Construx is a branch of of Mega Blocks and have sets in the familiar characters we all love. Find sets for American Girl, Barbie, TMNT, Halo, Monster High, Pokemon, Spongebob and Power Rangers to just name a few. You can see all of the building set themes on their product page.

 Let Anthony show you about all of the Despicable me 3 sets he built below:

Find Mega Construx on Amazon and other retailers near you.

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New Skylanders Imaginators Senseis for the Boys & Girls

I have paired up with Activision and the Skylanders Imaginators for this feature

New Skylanders Imaginators Senseis for the Boys & Girls

If you are a frequent reader then you know I have enjoyed bringing you many posts updating my readers on the Skylanders games by Activision. My son enjoys these features as he plays all of the Skylanders games from the original Spyros Adventure to the current Skylanders Imaginators and the ones in between.

In these games your child ‘becomes’ a Skylander as they fight to destroy the evil Kaos and his group who want to destroy the Skylands. Even better, your son or daughter can choose from male and female characters. There are 2 new characters just added to the Senseis, teaching the Skylnaders skills in Skylanders Imaginators, Blaster-Tron (male) and Tidepool (female).

Below, Anthony will tell you more about these 2 new Senseis an the story of how they became Skylanders and began the fight for justice.


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Safe Sunwear for the Entire Family

Tuga sent samples for feature

Safe Sunwear for the Entire Family

Imagine never having to run around and chase after your child’s back and shoulders to reapply sunscreen all day. That’s less sandy grit all over their greasy backs and faster application of sunscreen as you can just get the bottoms of their legs, arms and their face. It is all possible with Safe sunwear for the entire family from Tuga brand SPF 50+ garments.

sun clothing

Now when it comes to clothing, an SPF of 50 translates to 98% UVA and UVB sun protection, the highest rating for garments that are considered UV protective. Tuga has styles for men, women and children with designs and colors you’ll want to wear. My son’s outfit is the Breaker & Jammer set in the Carmino pattern.

Tuga design

With the high necks of the rashguards and the longer fit shorts it gives my son great protection and less applications of sunscreens throughout the day.

Tuga logo

He is good about the understanding of covering up and lathering on sunscreen to protect his skin. I have taught him more than once about the need to protect his skin. When I put this on him and explained he can skip the covered areas when putting on sunscreen he was so happy. Too bad they don’t make soccer and football jerseys from this material because they sweat and run 2 seasons of the year needing a lot of sunscreen.

tuga safe

Tuge fabric

Bonus * Want a fun science experiment for your children to encourage them to use sunscreen or wear that UV clothing? See Anthony’s video below:

I am all ready to go for the summer. I love getting my sunscreens and swimwear bought early and waiting for its first use. Double up by getting swimwear that protects and see the great prices on the Tugs brand website.