The Best of Made-In-The-USA at Toy Fair 2016

The Best of Made-In-The-USA at Toy Fair 2016

Many parents are looking to avoid foreign made toys for not only patriotic reasons but also safety reasons. But finding toys Made-In-The-USA can be a challenge. While at Toy Fair 2016, I made note of several quality toys that are proudly Made-In-The-USA.

The Best of Made-In-The-USA at Toy Fair 2016

‘NEX is introducing five new building sets to its hugely popular Thrill Rides line available Fall 2016. Sure to spark creativity, these K’NEX sets offer imaginative fun for builders ages 7+, and include American made rods and connectors. K’NEX Thrill Rides building sets have been a favorite among fans since the line was introduced in 1992, and appeals to builders of all ages.

YOXO®, the wildly innovative and recyclable company that inspires kids to build their own toys, released their new Revolution collection of creative construction kits. Families can build their favorite classic characters, dinosaurs and robots, using Y, O and X-shaped links that connect in endless ways. These new Revolution kits, which retail between $9.99 and $29.99, feature YOXO mini links, which are half the size of original YOXO links that consumers have come to love. The mini links provide new shapes, movable parts and collectible trading cards.

Buffalo Games launched a new line of board games based on the Emmy®-nominated National Geographic Channel series, “Brain Games.” The first game to launch, “Brain Games: The Game,” is available now and takes players through a series of challenges that put both their mind and body to the test! Players go head-to-head to test their logic, vision, language skills and physical coordination. The first player to successfully complete challenges in all four categories wins!

Kan Jam is the fastest growing sport across North America and Europe! Take Kan Jam to the next level with Kan Jam MINI, Kan Jam SPLASH, Kan Jam GLIDERS, Flying Discs, and Outdoor and Indoor interactive Disc Sports! These exciting, fast paced Sport Games and Accessories are all Made in the USA!

In 2016, LINCOLN LOGS turns 100 and K’NEX celebrates the centennial with this nostalgic set! Inspired by an original LINCOLN LOGS building idea, the 100th Anniversary Tin is just like you remember! Set includes 111 real wood logs, is 100% made in the USA, and captures the true essence of the LINCOLN LOGS brand. Suggested retail price is $44.99. Ages 3+.

BeginAgain‘s John Deere Eco-Rigs—a Front Loader and a Dump Truck—have working scoop and dump features to encourage active, creative play. Made from plants in John Deere’s signature green and yellow, the Eco-Rigs will retail for$24.99 and are recommended for ages 3 and up.

K’NEX Brands, the US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love® , is excited to announce 5 new additions to its incredibly popular K-FORCE Build and Blast line; the first line of blasters that you build then blast. The K-FORCE Build and Blast line invites kids ages 8+ to construct customized blasters, big or small, single or multishot, with endless possibilities — the only limit is your imagination!

The Crayola Air Marker Sprayer turns Crayola markers into spray art – just like a real artist’s airbrush but without the mess of paint! The electric-powered Air Marker Sprayer allows kids to create realistic-looking airbrush art for craft projects, school projects and more. The set contains one airbrush sprayer, Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers, paper and stencil sheets. For children ages 8 and up; suggested retail price is $29.99.

esigned for ultimate throwing ability, the new POOF Tunnel Ball is ergonomically designed to go the maximum distance, while the Fling Flyer will have children launching the foam rocket from the palm of their hand.

A Beginner’s Guide To NERF Toys

A Beginner’s Guide To NERF Toys

Hasbro’s line of NERF toys has grown over the years, but still maintains it’s cool design and has even stepped into the 21st century with NERF apps, videos, games, and online content. Here is a beginner’s guide to NERF toys.

A Beginner’s Guide To NERF Toys

NERF Toys For Older Children

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Super Soakers: These aren’t just squirt guns that shoot a drizzle of water, these really do get you super soaked! These started out as water guns with a large reservoir and hand pump action that made the stream come out faster and reach longer distances. Now, these battery powered guns come with separate water clips and you never have to worry about pumping or losing pressure.

NERF Guns/Bows And Arrows: The NERF gun collection has something for everyone. They have pistol sized guns that shoot foam darts, discs or balls, bazooka-sized guns and every size in between. You can also buy extra ammo and ammo holders in the form of vests, clips, slings bags and boxes. For more accuracy, targets are also sold separately. NERF also has a small line of archery sets, complete with NERF arrows.

NERF Toys For Younger Kids

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NERF Sports: Younger children always want to join the “big kids” when playing sports. Fortunately, NERF footballs and basketballs are made of a softer material that is easier to catch and a lot less painful when receiving a throw to the face.

NERF Accessories

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Nerf Modulus Stealth Ops Upgrade KitUpgrade your blaster for covert operations with the Stealth Ops Upgrade Kit! The kit includes a Red Dot Sight and a Proximity Barrel for precision targeting and a Pivot Grip for a steadier shot. For the ultimate in undercover accuracy, you’ll want to upgrade stat with the Stealth Ops Upgrade Kit!

Kids Tactical Waist Bag and Dart Wrister KitThis waist-bag and wrister guns pack features the look of a common waist pack, able to safely hold your toy gun when you are on the move.

Extra Dart Bullets: You can never have too many dart bullets on hand!

Fun Summer Promotion from Kid-Favorite, Skullduggery

Fun Summer Promotion from Kid-Favorite, Skullduggery

There is a fun summer promotion from kid-favorite, Skullduggery! From now until 8/30/17, if you purchase a Max Traxxx Tracer Racer Set (Double Loop, Infinity Loop and Police Chase), you will receive an extra RC Tracer Racer Set for free ($30 value).

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Your kids will love Max Traxxx Tracer Racer! Racers utilize Light Trail Technology as they blaze streaks of light on Skullduggery patented Glow-in-the-Dark track. Each Tracer Racer beams down purple light rays from its undercarriage onto track specially engineered to emit glow remnants long after the racer has passed. Choose your track, racers and loops, take into a dimly lit room and your kids will be ready to set the darkness ablaze. These racing sets are perfect for both beginning and advanced race fans as variable speed remote control cars and adjustable track heights allow racers to control course difficulty. Four Tracer Racers RC Cars available. Includes one Tracer Racers, RC Car and one Controller.

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Make sure you get your FREE set!

To receive the extra RC Tracer Racer Set for free, you will need to email proof of purchase from Amazon to skorders@skullduggery.com with purchase date between 6/21/17-8/30-17.

 

Got Rain? Beat Boredom with Indoor Play Essentials!

Got Rain? Beat Boredom with Indoor Play Essentials!

Summertime is one of the worst times to be stuck inside with the kids! They want to play and need to be occupied. With the endless chants of “I’m bored”, you need something to rescue you! The following fun games and toys will beat summer (or winter) boredom and get their minds going with some creative indoor play.

Beat Boredom with Indoor Play Essentials

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Learning Resources Let’s Go Code! Activity Set

There’s no better way to beat boredom than having fun while building gross motor skills by stepping, hopping and turning. Learning Resources’ Let’s Go Code!™ Activity Set introduces children to early coding and programming ideas without electronics. The full-color guide includes sample mazes and coding overview. This develops the following skill development: Critical thinking, Sequential thought, Problem solving, Gross motor skills, Directional sense, and Following directions.

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Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Space Explorers Building Set

Beat boredom with the perfect toy! With Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® Space Explorers Building Set, design your own universe—there are so many possibilities! Perfect for young space enthusiasts or any child who likes to build. Place the handle into any gear to make all the pieces move. Fosters imagination and provides opportunities to design and build structures while experimenting with simple mechanics and science. Supports STEM by introducing children to sorting, grouping, counting, design, and construction. This set of 80 pieces includes astronauts, planets, sun, spaceship, flag, colorful stickers, and more! Also works with all Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears!® sets.

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InRoad Toys’ PlayTape Classic Road Series

Printed to look like a road, InRoad Toys’ PlayTape Classic Road Series is a roll of removable tape that’s perfect for playing with die-cast toy and model cars like HotWheels® and Matchbox®. PlayTape is the fastest way to create roads for imaginative play, display, or decoration. Make instant roads, anytime, anywhere! PlayTape has been specifically designed to bring hours of imaginative entertainment at minimal cost and maximal convenience. With a single roll of PlayTape Classic Road Series, you can create a road or a whole city. Use the toy cars you already have to drive on PlayTape. Use the blocks and toy buildings you already have to build a town through which PlayTape traffic flows. Create places real or imaginary. The possibilities are as endless as a desert highway!

Ready to beat the rainy day boredom? Get all of these boredom busters NOW!

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5 Top Pool Toys For Kids

5 Top Pool Toys For Kids

The weather is getting warmer and when that happens, it’s time for fun in the pool! Kids especially tend to naturally take to water during warmer days, but they don’t have to limit themselves to just plain old swimming when they get into the pool. If you get them one (or more than one) of the fun pool toys below, your kids will look forward to jumping into the pool even more!

Pool Floats

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We’ve all seen those movie scenes with characters lying on a floating lounger while enjoying a margarita or a glass of champagne. Minus the drink (of course!), your kids can emulate this too especially on days where they just want to bask in the sun and laze around. There are also floats in the shapes of animals and cartoon characters if you want to make floats a more appealing toy to your younger kids.

Water Guns

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Especially popular among little (and sometimes, not-so-little) boys, water guns are a great addition to any pool-day. Kids can have fun pretending the pool is a battlefield in a safe and pain-free manner with this excellent pool toy. However, be sure to get the types that can float – if the water gun constantly sinks to the bottom of the pool, it could endanger your child when they try to get it.

Water Slides

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Water slides are no longer an attraction to be enjoyed just at theme parks; you can buy one for your own pool too! Blow-up kiddy water slides are easy to purchase these days, and the fact that they are soft adds a safety factor when your kids are using it during water playtime. Your kids will definitely be very excited when they see this pool accessory next to your pool when they are getting ready to go for a swim!

Floating Playing Cards

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If your kids want a mellower way to have fun, or have started to get tired of jumping around and swimming on a day out at the pool, waterproof floating playing cards are a great pool toy to give to them. There are a variety of card games you can choose from, so you can buy several packs if you are afraid your kids will get bored fast.

Underwater Torpedoes

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You can’t go wrong with this exciting and super-fun pool toy! Underwater toy torpedoes zip through the water and are fun to swim after and catch, and even more fun to tap people with. Hours of fun are guaranteed with this simple but a masterpiece of a pool toy.

 

Hatchimals – Who Will You Hatch in 2017?

Hatchimals – Who Will You Hatch in 2017?

It came as no surprise that Hatchimals won Innovative Toy of the Year at this year’s TOTY Awards! You couldn’t find them anywhere during the holidays and kids are still begging for their very own Hatchimal!

And they are going to be asking for more once they see the new Hatchimals coming this year!

What are Hatchimals?

Hatchimals are magical and interactive creatures that embody the wonder of surprise. Children are the key to releasing the magic and it’s through their curiosity, care and nurturing touch that Hatchimals are brought to life. While the hatch is one special moment in time, the fun continues as children raise their Hatchimal from baby to toddler to full-grown Hatchimal, teaching it to walk, talk, play games and more.

What’s New for 2017?

Hatchimals Glitter


Who’s inside? It’s a surprise! Sparkly Pengualas and Shimmering Draggles are getting ready to hatch in homes this summer.Hailing from Glittering Garden, the newest Hatchimals are nestled inside speckled eggs that shimmer and feature twinkling wings and soft, sparkling fur. New sounds, songs and games are there for the hatching with HatchimalsTM Glitter!

Age: 5+
MSRP: $59.99 USD
Release Date: Summer 2017

 

 

Hatchimals Colleggtibles


Introducing Hatchimals Colleggtibles Hold! Hatch! Play! These adorable Hatchimals come inside small, speckled eggs and they need a child’s touch to hatch. Hold the egg, rub the heart and when it changes color from purple to pink, it’s ready to hatch. Gently crack the egg to discover the Hatchimal inside, each with a set of magical, glittery wings.

With over 70 Hatchimals Colleggtibles to collect in season one, finding the ultra-rare species is half the fun. A beautiful collector’s map introduces kids to their home with landmarks like the Giggle Grove, Lilac Lake, Fabula Forest and more. There’s so much to explore!

Hatchimals Colleggtibles 1 Pack
Age: 5+
MSRP: $2.99 USD
Release Date: Spring 2017

 

 

 

Hatchimals Colleggtibles 2 Pack + Nest
Age: 5+
MSRP: $4.99 USD
Release Date: Spring 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Hatchimals Colleggtibles 4 Pack + Bonus
Age: 5+
MSRP: $9.99 USD
Release Date: Spring 2017