Kids, Reviews, Toy Reviews

The New 2018 Hess Toy Truck Mini Collection – Review

I have partnered with Hess Toy Truck for this feature. Product was sent and opinions are my own

Hess Toys Truck has just released their brand new 2018 Mini Collection of trucks. They all come with working lights and Energizer batteries so they work right out of the box. See them with lights on in my embedded Instagram post below.

Included in the 2018 Mini Collection of Hess Toy Trucks are the following!

Miniature Toy Truck and Racer

  • White articulated truck custom designed to transport the racer.
  • Truck features 27 lights and 10 wheels on 5 axles.
  • Chrome grille, bumpers, fender guards, wheel-covers, roll-bar, bed rails, cab step, and side exhaust pipe.
  • The white Racer features green accents, rear spoiler, and a speedy pull-back motor.

Miniature Fire Truck

  • A brilliant red likeness of one of the original fire engines from a Hess Fire Brigade.
  • 6 total lights, including a top-mounted red emergency light.
  • Rotating chrome fire nozzle mounted on top along with molded, fixed-position reel and side mounted fire hoses.
  • Fully chrome underside plus grille, bumpers, fender guards, and ladders and rear name plate.

Miniature Tanker Truck

  • The classic articulated Hess fuel delivery truck; a green tanker with a bold white wraparound, pulled by a solid green tractor on a red chassis and bright yellow fenders.
  • 10 bright red, free rolling wheels plus 8 total lights.
  • Chrome grille, cab exhausts, and tank ladder.

Connect with Hess Toy Truck and Buy your collection at their website.

Education, Father's Day, Gift Guides, Graduation Gift Ideas, Reviews, School

We Are Celebrating Teachers and Dads with GIANTmicrobes

I have partnered with GIANTmicrobes for feature. Samples were sent and opinions are my own

We Are Celebrating Teachers and Dads with GIANTmicrobes

Can you believe another school year has come and gone? Now we begin to celebrate summer and Father’s Day as well as thanking our teachers for spending nearly 6 hours a day with our children. We are celebrating with GIANTmicrobes and it has been a hit!

Anthony wanted to gift his 4th grade teacher and his Health/PE teacher the Heart GIANTmicrobes from the 2-pack Heartfelt box for Teacher Appreciation Week last week. This meant we opened the box and got 2 gifts in 1! It was perfect in a year he did a lot of science in class and also for his health teacher. They thought the gift was so clever!

Each GIANTmicrobe comes with its own card with a bit of education and a connection to how relative it can be to your giftee. It’s the first thing Anthony grabs and reads on these fun plush!

 

The gift packs are really the way to go because the box designs are so adorable and they make great collections for your Teacher’s classroom or even dad’s office. No matter who or what you are celebrating you will have fun finding the right gift that will make for a great conversation piece with GIANTmicrobes.

Gift Guides, Infant Toddler Products

New Baby Toy: Gymotion® Robo Playland by Yookidoo

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New Baby Toy: Gymotion® Robo Playland by Yookidoo

Do you know what is better than a new toy? A new toy that is portable and grows with Baby! Yookidoo did this one right with the Gymotion® Robo Playland. There is so much we love about this set and it is being gifted to friends that just had a little boy. From the colors to the design and portability, this play set if a fantastic gift for new parents!

This adorable dog above is not attached meaning he can be carried around. With a crinkle texture inside to the colors and fun design he is the perfect little toy when you have to pack up but your child isn’t ready to stop playing.

Mirrors and clip toys offer a lot of fun too. Again, I like that there are clip toys you can transfer to car seats and strollers.

How cute is she? I am loving the colors so much. She is portable too.

Here is the sound of the toy. This car goes back and forth on its track and is a lot of fun for the growing baby and toddler.

Did I mention the portability? Just fold up with all inside, pull the velcro strap over and you can take it to go. Yookidoo toys like this are available on Amazon.

Gift Guides, Holiday Gift Guide 2017, Reviews, Reviews by Anthony, Video Reviews by Anthony

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.

 

Gift Guides, Kids

Cruise Ship – New from PLAYMOBIL

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New from PLAYMOBIL: Cruise Ship

Sail away on lots of adventures with the newest building set from PLAYMOBIL. The Cruise Ship is so full of fun within the set. Once you complete the build the fun with features starts.

 

Within the ship is a living quarters with a private bathroom, beds and sitting area. The lower deck pulls out and provides stair access to the upper deck. Your child can play and imagine with the refillable pool with slide, restaurant with snacks, an entertainment stage and lounge chair on the top deck for relaxing. The figures bend to sit or stand and the arms move too.

This set is packed with fu  including three adult figures, two child figures, life boat, lounge chairs, luggage, furniture, food, beverages, and tons of other accessories. Find it in stores near you and on Amazon.

Gift Guides, Infant Toddler Products, Kids

New PLAYMOBIL 123 My Take Along Farm Toddler Toy

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New from PLAYMOBIL 123 for your toddler on-the-go is the 123 Take Along Farm. This new play set is recommended for ages 18 months and up.  The set includes one figure, cow, pig, dog, car, bird, and other accessories.

PLAYMOBIL 123 farm

As your child begins to imagine and play, make sure they pay attention to which shape fits in which spot within the farm. They can feed their animals and keep the supplies in the farm loft. When they need to go or clean up, just put all pieces in the farm and close up. The carry handle makes it easy to take their adventures anywhere.

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My PLAYMOBIL 123 Take Along Farm went to Miss I. A friends daughter, The bright colors and large rounded pieces were so captivating to her. Right away she identified the animal, practicing her words and animal recognition as she pointed them out on the box.

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In one play set your child will learn animals and shapes. It becomes another toy that makes learning fun for your toddler from PLAYMOBIL. Visit their website to find all of their toy selections.