Monday, December 15, 2008

11-12 Year Old Girls Toys - Alex Toys Friendship Wheels

Alex Toys Friendship Wheels Bracelet KitI recently stumbled across Alex Toys Friendship Wheels while looking into the top 11-12 Year Old Girls Toys for 2008 and 2009.

The Alex Toys Friendship Wheels are a great choice as a gift for girls who have a creative bent or who are into design and young fashion.

The kit is a unique angle on the creation of these friendship bracelets, allowing girls to become fashionably creative with several different types of yarns, beads and patterns.

Alex Toys Friendship Wheels are perfect for girls to do in a group, or individually - and make a great "on the road" activity to stay occupied and entertained.

Here's another reason I really took notice of the Alex Toys Friendship Wheels - they're a great choice for an economical gift (around $14-$15) - if you're on a tight budget this year - as many people are - this can be an important point, but you won't sacrifice the quality of the gift in order to give a great one. =)

Recommended Shopping Resource - discount price (as of this writing) - Alex Toys Friendship @

Additional Resources:

>> 11-12 Year Old Girl Toys

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Toys for Girls 9 to 10 Years - Littlest Pet Shop VIP's

Littlest Pet Shop VIP PenguinLittlest Pet Shop VIP's comes in as one of the hottest Toys for Girls 9 to 10 years for 2008, and based on the rate of demand it appears that the popularity of these cute little big-eyed virtual and real life creatures will only go to higher heights in 2009.

Littlest Pet Shop VIP's have their own place with children in the real world, as well as having their own "secret entrance" to a very special virtual world all their own.

In this virtual world, kids who own these pets take care of them, feed them and play all kinds of games.

Sounds like fun, huh?

Similar to Webkinz pets, but these plush animals have a distinct appearance, and their online "VIP" (Virtual Interactive Pet) world is made especially for them.

Littlest Pet Shop VIP's are truly some of the most popular and loved Toys for Girls 9 to 10 Years and are guaranteed to bring real smiles and gobs of fun.

Shopping and Cost Info: Each Littlest Pet Shop VIP is priced a bit differently, and I expect that is due to their supply vs. demand - you should plan to pay between $15 to $30 per VIP.

Note: Here are a couple of places online to look for them - if the price is too high from one resource, give the other one a check:

>> Find Littlest Pet Shop VIP's @ Toys

>> Find Littlest Pet Shop VIP's on

All for now!!

Tonya B.


Helpful Links:

>> Toys for Girls 9-10 on Squidoo Shopping!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby Toys 0 to 2 Years - Best for 2008 and 2009

Gift with Lights in BackgroundI recently reviewed some of the best Baby Toys 0-2 Years, some of those reviews are right here on this blog, others are from articles, etc.

I thought it might be a good idea to give the entire list right here, so that it was convenient to check them all out - and make up your own mind!

With that thought - here is the list of Baby Toys 0 to 2 Years - Best for 2008 and 2009!

1. Kids Preferred Amazing BabyKids Preferred Amazing Baby Musical Instrument Set Musical Instrument Set - This is a great toy that can be used almost from the very start of a little one's life! It's recommended for babies 1 month and older, and has a very sweet assortment of musical instruments that are colorful and delight babies with their musical sounds and touches, all with safe soft edges and sturdy for plenty of play. Very nice choice for a baby gift, and the cost is around $25. A great place to get it:

>> Kids Preferred Amazing Baby Musical Instrument Set - Amazon Baby
Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube for Babies
2. Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube - Another musical toy for babies, this one has an introduction to musical education in mind, with musical Mozart sounds that can be mixed, it has safe rounded edges and is said to be a real breakthrough in musical toys for babies. Cost is between $20 and $30, you will likely pay less here:

>> Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube on Amazon

3. Leap Frog Learn and Groove Musical Table - Babies can playLeap Frog Learn and Groove Musical Table over 40 songs, with plenty of buttons to push, things to slide, lots of fun. It also has a unique aspect of having various different types of activities all on the same table that will be more interesting and educational as babies grow. The table legs can be removed for babies who are not yet ready to walk, and added to allow growing babies to stand at the table and play too. Recommended for babies 6 months to 3 years of age. With this toy, I recommend checking prices in a couple of different places:

>> LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table - Amazon

>> Leap Frog Learn and Groove Musical Table -

4. Baby Einstein Animal Exploration Tunnel - Crawl, explore andBaby Einstein Animal Exploration Tunnel learn with this great toy for babies. There are loops and toys that can be hooked onto the tunnel in various places, colors and pictures that stimulate the senses, mesh windows on the sides so that parents can interact with babies while they are playing in the tunnel. Recommended for babies of all ages. Best place to buy (my current favorite):

>> Baby Einstein Animal Exploration Tunnel on Amazon

5. K's Kids Ryan Activity Center - last but not least, this activityK's Kids Ryan Activity Center center has many many activities for babies to have a ball - and learn at the same time! Basically, it's a musical zebra with a detachable rocker so that babies can sit on the zebra. (Note - not intended for babies to sit on the zebra when it's attached to the rocker.)

>> K's Kids Ryan Activity Center on Amazon

Want more selection? Here is a great assortment of Baby Toys 0-2 Years:

>> Find MANY Great Baby Toys 0-2 Years on Baby

Hopefully, this list has been of some help to you in selecting the absolutely perfect toy or gift for a very special little one. =)

All for now -

Tonya B.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Top Toys for Girls 7-8 Years - Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker from Jakks Pacific

Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker from Jakks PacificThe Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker from Jakks Pacific is high on the list of Top Toys for Girls 7-8 years, for the holiday season of 2008 and probably will also "take the cake" in 2009.

This is a perfect toy for girls who love to bake, and also like to be creative. There are decorating tools included with the Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker, so the little gals can bake like mom - and add their own special touches too!

There are a few different mixes and other tools available with the Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker from Jakks Pacific - various kits are available, so it's a good idea to check all of the kits out to figure out which one fits best - and possibly save some money too, by not having to purchase the tools outside of the kits.

The best place I know of to buy them (currently with some great markdowns on their prices) is - check out the "Carousel" below - highlight over to see the product details for each one - it may take a moment or two to load...

If you know of a little girl who loves to be in the kitchen with mom, she will probably love this gift - it's an economical choice too.

Happy toy shopping!! =)

All for now -

Tonya B.


Helpful Links:

Find More Great Toys for Girls Age 7-8:
>> Visit the Top Toys for Girls 7-8 Page on Squidoo Shopping

Friday, December 5, 2008

Best Toys Girls 5-6 for 2008 - Great Choices This Year!

Little Girl 5 to 6 Years OldMy second post in a series of "best toys for girls" - the Best Toys - Girls 5-6 Years for 2008.

I had a lot of fun putting this list together this year - for this particular age group there really are some fantastic toys available and it seems like each year the toys just keep getting better and better for the little gals. :)

OK, without further adieu, here they are - the Best Toys - Girls 5-6 years for 2008 (and will also be great into 2009):

1. Fur Real Friends Biscuit My Lovin' Pup - Oh my, this little pupFur Real Friends Biscuit My Lovin' Pup is the closest thing I've seen to the real thing in a toy - ever. He's a sort of an "AI" toy - he responds to kids with gestures, little barks and follows commands quite obediently. (Well, okay, maybe he's not exactly like a real dog - ha!) At any rate, I checked around for good prices, and the best place I've found is eBay - there are some auctions where his price is coming in under his retail price ($200), sometimes by more than $60 less:

>> Click Here for all Fur Real Friends Biscuit My Lovin' Pup eBay auctions

2. High School Musical 3 Sing Together Dolls - These are character dolls from the HighHigh School Musical 3 Sing Together Doll Gabriella School Musical 3 film, with a unique twist - they can sing along with kids! A microphone comes with the doll, and when passed back and forth from the child to the doll, they actually can take turns singing to the same song. A great way for girls to sing with their favorite star (or stars) from the movie. At this point, there doesn't appear to be much opportunity for a huge discount on these dolls, but there are available for around $23 on Amazon:

>> Click Here for the High School Musical Sing Together Dolls on

3. Barbie and the Diamond Castle Dolls - Again, we have lead characters from a movie,Barbie and the Diamond Castle Doll Princess Alexa "Barbie and the Diamond Castle". These dolls are very special - and will be much loved by little girls who love Barbie. There are several characters from the movie available but the most popular ones are the two main characters, Princess Liana and Princess Alexa. The dresses are something very special - they actually transform from simple pretty dresses to elaborate and elegant princess dresses with the twist of a wrist. Fun! I've found these dolls for as little as around $12 each on Amazon - looks like the best deal:

>> Click Here for Barbie and the Diamond Castle Dolls on Amazon.comLittlest Pet Shop Collection of 10

4. Littlest Pet Shop Pet Collections - Littlest Pet Shop toys are very hot this year, but for the "Best Toys - Girls 5-6" list, it's the collections. These are the smaller versions of the adorable big-eyed toys, and are collectible for girls who love and play with them. Best deal - Amazon:

>> Click Here for Littlest Pet Shop Pet Collections on Amazon

5. Playskool/Hasbro Honeybee Hop Toys - OnePlayskool Hasbro Honeybee Hop Toy of the Best Toys for Girls 5-6, the Honeybee Hop has a beehive in the center that spins around a busy buzzing bee - the object of the game is to jump over the bee in order to miss it, and make sure you make each jump as the bee comes around! Best deal - Amazon (by a long shot!) - retail price is around $25, I found it for $10:

So - there you have it. The Best Toys - Girls 5-6 Years for 2008 (and into 2009).

Stay tuned! There will be many more girls toys posts to come for various ages. :)

All for now -

Tonya B.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Little Girls Toys 3-4 Years - Shopping in 2008

Little Girl about 3 years old in flowersIn 2008, shopping for Little Girls Toys 3-4 years became "just one year more fun". There are a good number of really great toys for girls in this age range, some are far more in demand than others.

Of all the great toys available for 3-4 year old girls, here are the Top 5 Little Girls Toys 3-4 years, guaranteed to satisfy that little lady (and at this writing, there are some really great deals available for them too):

#1 of the Little Girls Toys 3-4 Years - Elmo Live! This one is almost an "oh duh!". Elmo Live! is actually one of the top selling toys for this entire year period, and will likely top the charts again in 2009. I had to check it out for myself - really this is a pretty incredible Elmo, and makes the other Elmo versions "pale" a bit in comparison. He's quite lifelike and when little kids see him talk and act just like the real Elmo, they truly are delighted.

Where to get Elmo Live! for great deals:

>> Get Elmo Live! on Amazon Toys - almost 10% off retail price

>> Check out eBay auctions for Elmo Live!

#2 of the Little Girls Toys 3-4 Years - Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera (Pink) - What a great toy! It's actually a kids' version of a very nice quality digital camera, with double-eye view for easier picture taking. It holds well in kids' hands, and the buttons are large and easy to control. Also - the camera comes with special software so that kids can edit their photos after they're taken, allowing for some extra creativity to "enter the picture". Very cool toy, and an awesome gift for a little one.

Where to get Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera (Pink) for great deals:

>> Get more than 40% off Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera in Pink @ Amazon

>> Check out eBay auctions for Vtech Kidizoom in Pink

#3 of the Little Girls Toys 3-4 Years - Calico Critters Family Dolls - Direct from Cloverleaf Corners come the Calico Critters Family Dolls! They are tiny, collectible dolls - very simple really. They have simple movable parts, and are some of the most darling little dolls I've ever seen. They have a number of different families to choose from, including the Norwood Mouse family (favorite), Dalmation Dog family and more.

Where to get Calico Critters Family Dolls for great deals:

>> Find Calico Critters Families on Amazon for discount prices

#4 of the Little Girls Toys 3-4 Years - Barbie and the Diamond Castle Dolls - These are definitely a favorite for little girls who love Barbie. The two most popular dolls are Princess Alexa and Princess Liana, and come right from the movie, "Barbie and the Diamond Castle". These dolls' dresses can transform to simple to "oh-my-elegant" with the turn of a knob, and there are other special features about them that make them irresistible for little girls.

Where to get Barbie and the Diamond Castle Dolls for great deals:

>> Get Barbie and the Diamond Castle Dolls for about 30% off @

#5 of the Little Girls Toys 3-4 Years - Hasbro Playskool Honeybee Hop - This is a fun little toy - there is a "beehive" in the center that spins around a rod with a little bumblebee on the end, to the tune of "Flight of the Bumblebee". The name of the game is "miss the bee!" - so kids hop, skip, jump and laugh with this one, and have a great time.

Where to get Hasbro Playskool Honeybee Hop for great deals:

>> Find Hasbro Playskool Honeybee Hop @ Amazon for discount prices

As always, I wish you happy shopping - have fun!

All for now -

Tonya B.


Additional Resources:

>> Little girls toys 3-4 years - on Squidoo Shopping!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kids Games for Wii - Best for 2008

Mario from the Mario Brothers and GamesThis year (2008) the Best Wii Games for Kids are one heck of a lineup, and have some of the most enjoyable family entertainment I've ever seen!

(These Kids Games for Wii are ranked per popularity as well as ratings.) And without further adieu, here we goooooooooooo!
  1. Nintendo Mario Kart for Wii - This is a great addition to the Nintendo Wii Mario Games, due to the fact that it comes packed with a special steering wheel (called the Wii Wheel) that makes the driving much more realistic in the game, and also makes it simpler and easier for younger kids to participate in the game. There are new racetracks, great graphics, and of course you feel like you are driving - for real while you're playing it. Nice choice for #1 kids game for Wii.

  2. Lego Star Wars for Wii - The Complete Saga - This game is so hot that it was also ranking in the top of the charts last year (2007) as a great game for kids - but take note that it is rated E-10 for children 10 years and older for some violence in the game. But - what a great Wii game! Players can make their way through all 6 Star Wars movies ("epidodes"), all the while having their Legos characters conquer the evil Empire. If you love "funny" to go along with your games, this is a great choice.

  3. Super Mario Galaxy on Wii - Woo Hoo! I love this one myself - Mario shoots through the galaxy with zero gravity, making his travel more fun than ever before. He sure is a gallant guy that Mario - he's still collecting stars for the lovely Princess Peach and to conquer the evil Bowser. Love it.

  4. Nintendo Wii Play with Remote - As the name states, the game comes packed with a Wii Remote, and there are many games to choose from. The majority of them are pretty traditional (hockey, table tennis, etc.) but with a modern twist of extraordinary graphics and extremely accurate play. The games included with Nintendo Wii Play are so fun, they may never go out of style.

  5. Active Life Outdoor Challenge for Wii - This is a whole new type of game, and is exclusive to the Wii. It comes packaged with a special mat that is used to stand or sit on while playing all sorts of outdoor games and challenging activities. There's no getting lazy with this game! It really gets kids up and moving, and having great fun. (I expect that this one may increase even more in popularity as time goes on.)
There they are - those are the Top Kids Games for Wii - kids are bound to love these and stay entertained for hours at a time. They're great games for families to play together too!

All for now - gotta go play! :-)

Tonya B.
Related Links:

Where to Find Wii? (A Guide to finding the Wii Console Online)

Related Posts:

Nintendo Wii Mario Games
Educational Wii Games
Super Mario Galaxy on Wii
Wii Console and Accessories

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wii Console and Accessories - Scarcity and Solution

Wii Console and RemoteWii Console and Accessories: A Guide to Buying Them Online

2008 is proving to be a sort of a "re-run" of last year, when the Wii Console and Accessories (especially the console) became in such high demand that they were very difficult to find online and offline - and when they're in stock in regular stores people stand in line for hours...


This year I became much more interested in researching the Wii console, accessories and games (especially for kids) and have figured something out - the shortage for the console can be solved by shopping online, and if you're going to be shopping for games and/or accessories separately the resource I am about to reveal will become especially handy - EBAY! Go figure, huh? (And you may have already figured that out.)

Note: Cost (retail) for the console is around $250-$300, at least as of this writing, and if you're in shopping mode keep that in mind for the price you pay - some merchants may take a bit of advantage of the shortage and charge you more for it.

Here are some quick links to eBay that will work for you, depending on what you are looking for - they may not be perfect, but they will filter out much of what you don't want to "wade through" while looking:
Many people are hunting high and low for the Wii Console and Accessories - in hopes of avoiding the (believed) unavoidable 1-2 hour line at the electronics store. I feel your pain! And I hope that this info helps you out. :-D

PS: I also created a special web page on Squidoo that might help you, if this post doesn't cut it:
All for now -

Tonya B.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

List of Retired Webkinz as of November, 2008

Retired Webkinz LogoI've been hearing more of a call recently to get an updated, complete List of Retired Webkinz - and being the Webkinz fan that I am, I will dutifully comply. :)

I've created the entire list here, along with estimated price information for each - the list is current as of November, 2008.

(Note: Prices are based on approximate average sales prices, from the links given below - it's also only for unopened, new Webkinz complete with tags - Sorry, Lil' Kinz not included in this list.)

Here is the November 2008 List of Retired Webkinz - given in alphabetical order:
Some tips -

First, if you are shopping right now for a Retired Webkinz I recommend that you use the list above - it will take you to eBay auctions that are exclusive to that particular Retired Webkinz - so you can find what you want quickly. (You can bookmark this post if you need to come back to it.)

Also - the prices given to the right of each Webkinz are intended as a a guideline and are an estimate given so you will know what to expect to pay - and you don't over-pay if bidding goes much above the estimated price.

I hope that this Retired Webkinz List is a helpful resource to you!!!

Ya just gotta love Webkinz. :-)


Additional Resources:

>>Find All the Retired Webkinz 2008 on Squidoo

Retired Webkinz Symbol

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lego Agents Toys: Mobile Command Center

Lego Agents Mobile Command CenterThe most popular toy in the is the Mobile Command Center for kids. It comes in at the #1 position of the best toys for 8-11 year olds, and is predicted to be one of the hottest selling toys of the Christmas Season 2008.

What Lego Agents Toys are about: The Lego Agents series of toys is a sort of a combination of building and action with a "secret agent" theme.

The main idea is to protect Secret Agent headquarters (the good guys) from the evil Dr. Inferno and his minions, and to ensure that Dr. Inferno remains captive.

Lego "Agents" toys (Mobile Command Center included) is far more than just a set of Lego toys - there is fun and interesting spy technology coupled with various missions and is just as much of a strategy game as it is a building set.

Much fun for kids - manufacturer recommended age is 8-14, as it is more complex than simpler Lego toys.

And - I hear that adults are having a lot of fun with it too -- it truly is a fun strategy game to keep kids (and "big kids") interested and having fun for hours and hours...

For 2008, I vote a big "thumbs up" for the Lego Agents Toys - Mobile Command Center, since it definitely evokes the imagination and creativity of older kids and early teens.

Where to Buy Lego Agents Toys - Mobile Command Center (and other Lego "Agents" toys) - the best price I've seen is at - it's price tag is around $70 in the "used and new available"part of the store and it's retail price is actually around $90 (which incidentally is about the price it's going for on eBay).

You'll definitely get a great deal here:
Happy building!

All for now -

Tonya B.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ultimate Wall-E by Thinkway Toys: Where to Get it and More...

Ultimate Wall-E by Thinkway ToysWhere to Get Ultimate Wall-E by Thinkway Toys and More about the Cute Little Guy...

The Ultimate Wall-E Toy by Thinkway Toys is a perfect example of the kids toys technology evolution - it's one of the hottest-selling, Top 10 Toys for Kids 2008/2009, as well as in the Top 5 Toys for 8-11 year olds.

But - perhaps the most noticeable thing (for adults) about the Ultimate Wall-E by Thinkway Toys is the price - I'm going to just go ahead and "say" this out loud - $500 for a toy robot? (Long whistle...) Really?! Boy, for that price, it better be good.

Guess what? It is. :)

Let's take a look - here is a video of the Ultimate Wall-E by Thinkway - a demonstration, before he was released in November:

The Ultimate Wall-E by Thinkway has over 1000 combinations of movements and actions that can be programmed by remote control. 1000! OK, so what else, you might be asking - ?
  • He can sing and dance along with kids
  • Comes with his own MP3 pack, to become it's own MP3 sound system
  • He's powered by 10 motors and 2 microprocessors for accurate sensory motion and action
  • He has several different "modes" including Follow-U, explore, Dance, MP3 Music, Program (with interactive talk-back)
  • There's more too...
This is the closest thing to the real-thing, and is very much like having Wall-E come right out of the movie screen and into a kid's home.

Children absolutely love this toy - in fact, it's already low in stock in various places that are selling it online, and it was only released a few days ago!

Where to Buy Ultimate Wall-E by Thinkway: The best price that I've seen for the Ultimate Wall-E is on eBay. He's selling (as of this writing) for around $500 in online stores, and it's possible that you might end up paying about the same amount on eBay.

Here are the soonest-ending auctions happening right now on eBay for the Ultimate Wall-E from Thinkway:

Another place to check it out is Amazon:
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2009 to all Wall-E fans out there - the Ultimate Wall-E may just be THE most popular toy for kids in the next full year - I wouldn't at all be surprised. :-D

All for now -

Tonya B.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Learn and Groove Table from Leap Frog

Leap Frog Learn and Groove TableLeap Frog Learn and Groove Musical Table

The Learn and Groove Table from Leap Frog is one of the most loved and practical toys for babies and toddlers (ages 6 mos-3 years) and falls under the Top 5 Baby Toys for 2008/2009.

There are 15 learning activities for little ones with the Learn and Groove table, as well as over 40 songs and melodies to play with.

The learning level includes introduction of shapes, colors, numbers and children's first counting (1-10) in both English and Spanish. Also, there is learning about opposites for the older children who play with it.

The table can be adjusted with it's removable legs, so that crawlingLearn and Groove Table with cute little boy babies can access the tabletop just as easily as walking toddlers, making it easy for pushing buttons, playing songs and more.

The Learn and Groove Table is constructed from hard, colorful plastic and is sturdy to take plenty of playtime.

My favorite thing about the Learn and Groove Table: There are all kinds of things for little ones to play with, and as they grow, they will become more interested in learning about their "next level" - all with the same toy.

Where to get it for the best price: Retail price is around $40.00, and costs about the same on Amazon (as of this writing), but it is an item that qualifies for free shipping, making it nice to not have to go out and buy it, saving time and gas money.
There is another option - I have seen some auctions for this item on eBay, and there is a chance that you can get the Learn and Groove Table from Leap Frog for less there. FYI: The "Buy it Now" price has still been around $40, and keep in mind you may have to pay for shipping costs.

You can check out eBay too...
If you'd like a toy or a gift for a baby age 6 mos to 3 years, the Learn and Groove Table is a great choice - it offers fun, plenty of learning and helps little ones to increase their coordination and skills at a very young age.

All for now -

Tonya B.

Friday, November 7, 2008

U-Dance Game from Hasbro (and Chris Brown!)

U-Dance Game from HasbroThe U-Dance Game from Hasbro - Among the Top 10 Toys for Kids and the Top 5 Toys for 8-11 Year Olds for 2008/2009

If you are a fan of "Dance Revolution", you will absolutely love the new U-Dance game from Hasbro. It's taken on-screen dance games to a whole new level!

Why the U-Dance game from Hasbro is better than other dance games - there are very accurate motion sensors that get strapped onto the feet - then when you make your dance moves, the game and screen pick it up.

With this game you can dance without having to step in specific places on a game mat, or payU-Dance Game from Hasbro in Action much attention to the floor at all! You can do your own thing - this design really frees up the dancing in the game and doesn't limit the amount of space you can use or where you can step.

Chris Brown promoted this game recently on the Ellen Degeneres show, and he appears in the U-Dance Game from Hasbro commercial as well. And - there is some Chris Brown music that comes with the game!

Lots and lots and lots of fun - it's no wonder that this is already one of the top sellers for 2008, and is predicted to blow the socks off other on-screen dance games this year, and in 2009!

Age Info: The U-Dance Game from Hasbro is for kids (adults too) ages 5 and older (manufacturer recommended age is 5-12).

Pricing Info - Where to buy the U-Dance Game from Hasbro Online: There is currently a nice markdown on the price (as of this writing) - it retails for around $75.00, but you can get it for about $10.00 less, usually:
I think that many kids - adults too - will really get a kick out of the U-Dance Game from Hasbro this year - next year too, and the next...

All for now!

Tonya B.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Munchkin Mozart Cube - Musical Fun for Babies 2008

Munchkin Mozart Cube for BabiesMunchkin Mozart Cube - A "Musical Breakthrough" for Babies - Hot-Selling Baby Toy for 2008

One of the Top Baby Toys 0-2 years for latter 2008 and into 2009 is the Munchkin Mozart Cube for Babies.

This toy really is a full step above (plus some) from other musical baby toys - it has 5 instruments for baby to choose from, allowing single or combinations of musical Mozart melodies, so baby can get a feel for creating combinations of musical (and beautiful) sounds.

Nice idea!

Safety and other information on the Munchkin Mozart Cube: The toy has rounded edges for baby's safety, durable plastic - and is an award winner from the "Parents Choice Approved" and also has a seal of approval from National Parenting Center.

Looking for a great gift for almost any baby? The Munchkin Mozart Cube is an excellent choice, and is for babies of any age from infant on up to toddler.

Where to Buy Munchkin Mozart Cube: My best recommendation is - at this writing (early Nov 08), it is about 30% off retail, and is also eligible for free shipping - you pretty much can't beat that deal.

Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube is sure to bring delight to our very littlest people - and in my opinion is one of the best ideas in baby toys to come around ever. :D

All for now -

Tonya B.

Related Links:

Top 5 Baby Toys 0-2 Years on Squidoo

Top Baby Toys 2008 & 2009 on HubPages

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Crayola Glow Station for Kids - Hot Seller for Christmas 2008

Crayola Glow Station for Kids
The Crayola Glow Station - Create With Light!

Another very hot seller in the toys lineup this year is the Crayola Glow Station - it falls in the Top 10 Toys for Kids, as well as the Top 5 toys 5-7 years of age.

This is one of my personal favorites of all the toys that are selling like hotcakes this year (and projected to sell more for the Christmas Season 2008) - it's an incredibly creative toy - leaving a lot to kids' imaginations!

Here's how it works - The Crayola Glow Station comes with a glow in the dark canvas and a special light pen - when the light pen comes in contact with the canvas it creates glow in the dark images, which is great fun for kids - especially kids who love glow in the dark toys, and when they can see their own creations in the dark, it's especially fun.

Crayola Glow station comes with stencils that kids can use, but kids can also draw freehand and see how far their individual creativity can take them!

Recommended for kids 6-15 years of age.

Where to Buy the Crayola Glow Station Online:

Find Crayola Glow Station @

(As a note, Amazon is my very favorite resource for kids' toys - you can almost always find exactly what you want, for the lowest prices possible - free shipping too a good amount of the time.)

If you're looking for a gift for a creative child this year, I highly recommend the Crayola Glow Station - it's on my personal "very best for kids" list. :)

All for now -

Tonya B.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bratz Girlz Really Rock Dolls

Bratz Girlz Really Rock Movie PhotoJade, Sasha, Yasmin and Cloe - The Bratz Girlz Really Rock! Dolls 2008

The Bratz Girlz Really Rock! Dolls are a great follow-up to the movie and are officially one of the Top 10 Toys for Kids 2008/2009, and in the Top 5 Toys for Kids Ages 8-11 Years. (The Age recommended from the manufacturer is 6-10 years.)

There are 4 Bratz Girlz Really Rock Dolls - Jade, Sasha, Yasmin and Cloe - each has her own individual rock-star style and fashion, as well as her own musical instrument.

If you're looking for a toy for a girl age 6-10 years (or so) who loves the Bratz Girlz - which is many many girls in this age range by the way - these tend to be a big hit. Some girls like to collect them, while some have a single favorite.

Shopping tip for collectors: has a pretty good deal on these - when you purchase multiple dolls there is a discount, so you pay less for each one.

Shopping tip #2: I checked where to get the Bratz Girlz Really Rock! Dolls for the best price, and the lowest I could find at this point is Amazon - each individual doll is priced at $19.99, and is eligible for the Free Super Saver shipping, if you're not in a huge rush to get it. (eBay prices on these dolls are higher, and it's likely that you would have to pay shipping costs as well.):
About Bratz Girlz Really Rock! Dolls and Movie: For those who are not familiar with the movie and the dolls, the basic theme of the story is the Bratz Girlz band enter and win a band contest at summer camp - the result is many girls' dream - becoming a rock star. The movie follows this story, and the dolls follow up the movie so that girls can act out their favorite Bratz Girlz Really Rock doll's musical rock adventures.

If you would like to take a brief look for yourself, here is a short trailer for the movie, "Bratz Girlz Really Rock!" - Note: The video starts with a somewhat startling school alarm, so you might want to turn down the speaker volume a bit when you start it. :) -

Pretty fun stuff for the young ladies! :)

All for now -

Tonya B.