Top Toys by Hasbro - My Son's PicksSaturday, January 16, 2016
To help you find the coolest gifts for kids, my son and daughter have rounded up their favourite toys from Hasbro. Today, we share three top picks as selected by my 7-year-old son. Given the popularity of the latest Star Wars movie, it isn't any surprise that his top pick is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Remote Control BB-8. Designed for children ages 4 years and up, BB-8 rolls in the direction that his head is facing. One button controls the direction of his head, the other controls the direction of his body. Inside the body is the mechanism that launches BB-8 in any direction. You will need to open the body and remove the mechanism in order to install the batteries. The mechanism also has a powerful magnet which is used to hold the head in place, although it can be easily knocked off. Tip: Make sure the body has stopped moving completely before replacing the head.
The Remote Control BB-8, which launched last fall, features realistic droid sound effects, just like in the movie. (It also served as inspiration for my latest iPad drawing.) It retails for $69.99 and is available at retail locations such as Walmart and Toys R Us. Requires four AA batteries and two AAA batteries, not included.
Number two on his list of must-have toys by Hasbro is the Star Wars: Bladebuilders Foam Yoda Lightsaber. I thought for sure he would pick one of the electronic lightsabers that light up and make cool sounds. Instead, he preferred the simplistic foam lightsaber since it does the trick. He likes to re-enact scenes with the kids in the neighbourhood and had been asking for a lightsaber for the longest time. This foam version is lightweight and perfect for imaginative play. It is designed for kids ages 4 and up, and retails for $19.99.
Last, but definitely not least, is Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron Man Arc FX Armor. These articulated Arc FX gloves feature a light-up repulsor in the palm of one glove, as well as sound effects. This is the perfect accessory for his Iron Man Halloween costume but he also enjoys playing with them all on their own. Our family really loved the Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron movie... well, we pretty much love every Marvel movie... so these Iron Man gloves are fun to have around. They are a nice addition to our growing Marvel costumes and accessories collection which includes Marvel's Thor: The Dark World mask and battle hammer. The Arc FX gloves aren't snug around the wrists like regular gloves but my son has never mentioned it as being uncomfortable at all. He plays with them inside and outside, too. The gloves retail for $24.99 and require 1 AAA battery but a demo battery is included.
Stay tuned for my daughter's top Hasbro picks!