Sweet Suite 2016

Whiffer Sniffers Now Available Exclusively at Toys “R” Us Canada

WhifferSniffersWhiffer Sniffers has made its Canadian debut at Toys “R” Us with the collectible, scented plush characters with personalities to match their scents. Collectors will have the opportunity to find one of 160 gold mystery packs hidden in-store nationwide in Canada. Mystery gold packs contain super rare Whiffer Sniffers characters, which are a combination of two existing characters.

Moose Toys to Launch Two New Lines of Collectible Figures

Moose ToysMoose Toys will launch two new collectible brands at major retailers this fall, The Grossery Gang and Twozies.

The Grossery Gang is designed to look like every day snacks found at a convenience store, with more than 150 pint-sized characters such as Putrid Pizza and Fungus Fries. Limited Edition characters will include Faked Beans and Shoccoli Broccoli.

Twozies combines babies and pets, and includes pairs such as Jangles and Bangles, the baby and pet giraffe. As soon as collectors create a match, they can display their pair in a shadow box, which is included in each Twozies surprise pack.


Barbie Unveils Doll Honoring Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas BarbieBarbie honors Gabby Douglas, U.S. Women’s Artistic and Olympic Gold Gymnist, with a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness. Named the next Barbie “Shero” honoree, a female hero inspiring girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women everywhere, Douglas joins a group of women including Misty Copeland, Ava DuVernay, Emmy Rossum, Eva Chen, Trisha Yearwood and Zendaya, all who have also received the highest honor from the Barbie brand—being immortalized in plastic. [Read more...]

Hasbro to Launch Furby Connect this Fall

Furby_Connect_from_Hasbro,_Inc._(Teal)Hasbro introduced the digitally-integrated Furby Connect, the newest product from the Furby brand. The Furby Connect uses Bluetooth technology to connect with kids through video clips, songs, phrases, and more.

The new Furby reacts to sound and touch, and speaks more than 1,000 phrases. It also knows what day it is, the time of day, and will say phrases that correspond to the different points of the day. With the Furby World Connect app, owners can use Bluetooth to play and interact with their Furbies. In addition, Hasbro has teamed up with Kidz Bop and Junkin Media to create music and videos content. [Read more...]

Madame Alexander Adds to My First Baby Doll Collection

6db1e3c2-e0e8-48e7-ae9f-2618ba74e3ecMadame Alexander is expanding its My First Baby Doll collection in July. The dolls are 12 inches tall and come in two new styles: Rock-A-Bye Musical Baby and Baby Powder Lilac.

The Rock-A-Bye Musical Baby plays music, and the Baby Powder Lilac doll features soft fabric. The line is designed with soft, huggable cloth bodies to ensure comfort and safety.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Launches Ghostbusters and Star Trek Bears

239be71c-0740-4013-a81c-220aa6da55e8Build-A-Bear Workshop has unveiled a pair of Star Trek 50th Anniversary Bears and a Ghostbusters line. Fans in the U.S., Canada, and the UK can order the bears on the Build-A-Bear website.

The Ghostbusters line includes a 7-inch mini pre-stuffed Slimer covered in bright green fur and the 17-inch bustin’ white bear, with the iconic Ghostbusters logo on its paw, and several accessories. The line also includes a 19-inch Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, which can be equipped with a theme song and with a marshmallow scent.    [Read more...]

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Launches

LegoStarWarsWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The Lego Group, and Lucasfilm launched Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Developed by TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the video game is available now for the PlayStation4, PlayStation3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Windows PC, Mac, and on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. [Read more...]

Disney Unveils Elena of Avalor Product Line

Elena-Photo-1-651x1024Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media unveiled its new product line inspired by Disney Channel’s upcoming animated TV series Elena of Avalor, which debuts Friday, July 22The Disney Store Michigan Ave. location in Chicago commemorated the launch of Elena of Avalor products in store by creating a custom window display with art from the series. Actress Jenna Ortega, who voices Elena’s younger sister, Isabel, and stars on Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle, was there to help unveil the new design to fans. [Read more...]

Mattel Introduces American Girl Line Geared Toward Younger Audience

unnamed-1Mattel introduced WellieWishers, an American Girl line geared to kids ages 5 to 7. The 14-inch dolls and accessories will include a theater stage and a wooden playhouse with more than 30 pieces. The line will also include a dress-like-your-doll collection, which is available through American Girl’s catalogue and americangirl.com. [Read more...]

Cra-Z-Art Launches Sqand

CraZArtSquandCra-Z-Art launched Sqand in the U.S and global markets. Sqand allows kids to create, sculpt, and display underwater scenes in a toy aquarium with specially-formulated sand. Out of water, the sand becomes dry. There line includes two different play sets and a refill kit, each sold separately. [Read more...]