Hasbro Holiday Preview 2011 - Girls EditionThursday, September 29, 2011
Last month, I shared with you some of the super cool preschool items that Hasbro has in store for this holiday season. Today, I want to share a few of their toys geared towards girls. I'll start off with one of my favourites, the Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven. With this model, light bulbs are no longer needed. The oven comes with a baking pan, cupcake pan, pan pusher, chocolate chip cookie mix, red velvet cake mix, pink frosting mix, rainbow sugar crystals package, paper cupcake wraps and instructions/recipe booklet. I love the colour and the modern design.
|Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven - Ages 8 years and up|
For the younger crowd, there are a number of toys that will be sure to make it on Christmas lists. Take, for example, the line of Furreal Friends. My daughter fell in love with the Furreal Friends Gogo, My Walkin' Pup last year. She saw the cat in-store and begged me to get it for her. I told her to put it on her Christmas list since I wasn't prepared to spend that kind of money on a single toy. Luckily, Uncle Santa and his wife crossed it off for her. She loved it!
|Furreal Friends Gogo, My Walkin' Pup - Ages 4 and up - ARP $69.99|
At the preview event, my daughter seemed to really like the My Little Pony Pinkie Pie Learns to Walk toy but at age six, I think it's more suitable from someone younger. Little girls can “teach” her how to “walk” at the press of a button. Simply straighten out her legs and hold the button on her hand and she will start “walking” alongside her “mommy.” She will even playfully kick her legs and say fun phrases to get her “mommy’s” attention.
|My Little Pony Pinkie Pie Learns to Walk - Ages 3 and up - ARP $34.99|
In our loot bag, we found a Littlest Pet Shop Walkables Pet. My kids fought over who got to play with it. It's kind of like a wind-up toy only it's battery-powered and moves with the push of a button. I think they're cute but I would much rather have a wind-up version and not have to worry about batteries running out.
|Littlest Pet Shop Walkables Pet - Ages 4 and up - ARP $9.99|
Finally, I wanted to share that the Spirograph brand is back! This colourful, classic toy will keep children mesmerized as they make endless geographic designs. I remember having so much fun getting creative with my Spirograph when I was a kid. The new Spirograph playset is magnetic which will help to keep your piece of paper in place. This is definitely something I would consider buying as Christmas gifts this year. And not just for girls but for boys, too!
|Spirograph Magnetic Playset - Ages 5 and up - ARV - $19.99|
Doesn't this bring back memories?
Disclosure: I was invited to attend the Hasbro Holiday Preview Event and received some samples to help facilitate this post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.