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Sep
12
2011

Gifts for Kids

Gifts For Kids

 

  Harry Potter for Kinect

 

The all-new Harry Potter for Kinect video game exclusively on KINECT for Xbox 360® allows players to experience Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the wizarding world like never before! Through the innovative KINECT capability, each player can scan their face to create a wizard avatar in their likeness – and then play as their avatar in the game. Utilizing controller-free and voice recognition technology available only on KINECT, players will attend Hogwarts, interact with professors, students and friends, call out spells to cast against opponents, brew potions, and even fly as they race on broomsticks to be the first to catch the Golden Snitch in a Quidditch match.

Harry Potter for Kinect is scheduled to be released this fall 2012.

  Skylander Giants

 

Skylander GiantsSkylander GiantsSkylanders Giants is the follow up to immensely popular, #1 best-selling kids game of 2011, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure. As the first kids product that combined a physical and digital toy experience, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure was truly an innovation in the toy world and redefined a new model of children’s play.  Over 20 million toys sold have been sold to date with some of the limited edition batches going for thousands of dollars on eBay! It’s the new Pokemon! Or dare I say? Tickle Me Elmo!

 

Kids are sure to flip over the sequel Skylanders Giants just as hard as they did for the first game. In addition to the toys and the game, there is also a vast (and FREE!) virtual world online at Skylanders Universe. It’s one stop shop for Skylanders fans and a parent’s dream site as it provides hours of added value play for kids with creative and engaging elements – and you don’t have to be fearful for what your kids are doing with or playing online.

Furby is Back!

FurbyTime to dust off your FURBISH dictionary because FURBY is back and ready to take the world by storm! Feed it, speak to it, tickle it, play music for it and shake, tilt or turn your FURBY upside down. But be warned – how you treat your FURBY will shape its personality! Are you ready to handle a FURBY? Who will your FURBY become? It all depends on how you play with your FURBY. When you first meet your FURBY, it will speak mostly FURBISH. But the more you play with FURBY, the more English it will speak. It responds to your touch, your music, and even to other FURBYs (each sold separately). But remember: your FURBY has a mind of its own! You can also download a free app to help you translate FURBISH, as well as virtually feed your FURBY and other interactive features. App is optional and works with iPad, iPod touch and iPhone with iOS 4.2 or later.

E.T. Blue-Ray Combo Pack

E.T. is coming to DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack October 9th. Bring home this classic family favorite that digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound. This would make a great stocking stuffer.

Buzzy Bee Rocker

Buzzy bee for your little busy bee!! Your little one will love taking rides on their own magical bumble bee. They will also get to play four fun songs over and over again. Located on the back of the head your little rocker will find 4 colored shapes that activate original songs that teach ABC’s, 123′s, colors, shapes and more.

Pink Taffy Designs has this rocker and even more baby boutique items available so be sure to check them out!

Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity

 

Cinderella vanityThis Enchanted Carriage Vanity will help you arrive in style! Primp in style with the gorgeous Cinderella vanity. Press the Cinderella icon on the Pumpkin to magically reveal a deluxe sparkling ring. Press the Cinderella icon to activate color change light features around the regal mirror. Standing over 3 feet tall, it also comes with a matching stool and plays three classic Cinderella phrases.

  • Press the Cinderella icon on the Pumpkin to magically reveal a deluxe shoe ring
  • Cinderella icon activated color change light feature around the mirror!
  • Plays 3 classic Cinderella Phrases
  • Enchanted Vanity comes with matching stool
  • Drawers for beauty accessory storage
  • Over 3 Feet tall!

Air Hogs Hover Assault

Air Hogs Hover AssaultConquer the ground and command the sky with the Air Hogs Hover Assault!

It’s the ultimate fusion of ground and air R/C technology. Explore terrain that no other vehicle can as you drive, jump and fly this powerful hybrid R/C. Speed across the ground as you engage the intelligent propeller system and hop or soar over obstacles. Fire quick bursts of aerial navigation or launch your way into full on flight. Unleash a fury of 4 plastic missiles on the included targets. Whether on land or in the air, nothing can stop the Air Hogs Hover Assault!

Sports Illustrated Kids Full Count: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Baseball

Get everything you ever wanted to know about America’s pastime in FULL COUNT: TOP 10 LISTS OF EVERYTHING IN BASEBALL . Presented in the format of Top 10 lists, this book is a comprehensive yet fun look at the greatest aspects of the game. From the top World Series moments to the most colorful characters, SI Kids ranks a variety of topics from the baseball diamond. Readers are guaranteed to love the big, exciting action photos from the Sports Illustrated collection and the insider knowledge of SI Kids. Filled with trivia and information, this dynamic book will be the definitive kids book on baseball.

 TIME for Kids That’s Strange but True!: The World’s Most Astonishing Facts and Records

From people who smell armpits for a living to grass that grows on cars-and needs to be mowed, Time For Kids That’s Strange But True! takes an offbeat and very kid-appealing look at the workings and fascinating oddities of the natural world as well as offbeat human behavior and talents. The book’s editorial mission is to show kids 8 to 12 that planet Earth is filled with the odd, the weird, and the wacky-both natural, human and human made. It will encourage readers to learn more about the subjects presented, and to spur kids to find examples of strange-but-true phenomena in their own communities.

 TIME for Kids Zoo 3D: An Incredible Animal Adventure

Lions and tigers and bears-oh, wow! Take a walk on the wild side with 3D Zoo! Awesome Animal Kingdom. Brought to you by the editors of TIME For Kids magazine, this book of stunning 3D photos shows animals as you’ve never seen them outside of a zoo. From big cats to exotic birds, the creatures seem to leap, crawl, fly, slither, swim, and stampede off the pages and into your living room. The 3D photos are so eye-poppingly real, you’ll reach out to touch the critters-and there’s no zookeeper to stop you!

The book is packed with close to 100 large-scale, state-of-the art photos taken by master 3D photographer, David Klutho. No other animal book comes close to delivering the impact of his zoo-tacular images. Animal lovers young and old will thrill to this marvelous 3D menagerie and the surprising and little-known facts and information about each creature! There are 2 pairs of glasses included in each book so you can invite a friend to come along on your zoofari adventure!

Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle

Imaginext Eagle Talon CastleThe new Imaginext Castle features lights, sounds and “Turn Tech” Technology to bring imaginations to life with every new addition from the Imaginext Castle line.
It can magically recognize approaching Dragons, Ogres, and battlements to warn of impending attacks!  Even better, the castle can expand from 20” out to 42” and is reconfigurable in different ways. This Castle comes loaded with play right out of the box with three figure activations.

When you turn the center disc, the castle springs into Eagle defense mode! An eagle head pops out of the middle with an integrated disc launcher, “wings” fold down to shield the front windows, the central walls flip up to shield the interior of the castle and the drawbridge locks shut. All this happens to the sounds of a majestic eagle screeching and rocks grinding! Each turn disc on the outside towers shutters the windows to prepare for an attack as well!

Comes with the transforming castle, 3 Figure turn discs, 2 catapults, 1 “Turn Tech” cannon with 2 projectiles, 3 figures with helmets shields and swords, 8 firing discs for catapults and eagle head, treasure chest, 2 ladders and 4 flags. (*Giveaway coming Soon*)

Johnny the Skull Electronic Game

Johnny the Skull Electronic GameJohnny the Skull has a problem, he sees ghosts wherever he turns!  Help him eliminate them!

  • Activate and synchronize Johnny with the ghost gun. As Johnny turns his head in all directions, ghosts are projected from his eyes.
  • Hear the ghosts make spooky sounds! Use the ghost gun to shoot them down. The gun will count the number of ghosts shot.
  • The player who eliminates the most ghosts is the WINNER!
  • Ages 6 & up.
  • Requires 4 AA batteries and 3 AAA batteries, not included.

Lego Monster Fighters Vampyre Hearse

LEGO® Monster Fighters Vampyre HearseStop the hearse and retrieve the Vampyre’s moonstone!

  • Chase after the Vampyre’s Hearse on Dr. Rodney Rathbone’s motorcycle before that blood-sucking bandit gets away with the moonstone
  • The Vampyre and his faithful servant the zombie driver have the moonstone and are making a getaway in the black hearse. Can Dr. Rodney Rathbone catch them on his motorcycle and steal the moonstone? Or will Vampyre launch a surprise coffin attack and send the doctor spinning out of control? You decide! Includes 3 minifigures: Rodney Rathbone, Vampyre and the zombie driver

LeapPad2 Explorer

LeapPad 2The #1 learning tablet just got better! LeapPad2 Explorer™ inspires kids to imagine and explore with front-and-back cameras and video recorders, 4 GB of memory and a library of 325+ cartridges and downloadable apps, including eBooks, videos, music, creativity apps and more for limitless learning and fun! (*Giveaway coming Soon*)

Micro Chargers

Micro ChargersRacing at scale speeds up to 600 miles per hour, these revolutionary micro cars bring a whole new meaning to the word speed.Charging instantly, kids will have a blast, collecting, charging,and racing their Micro Chargers.

Gelarti Products

GelartiCreate and store your stickers in the portable Gelarti Designer Studio which can store 4 pens, a marbling tool, 3D accessories and Gelarti stickers.Simply place a sticker sheet onto the turn table making sure the edges are underneath the tabs and gently squeeze the Gelarti paint pen to create and colour your sticker. You can also create different effects with the marbling tool! Blend two colours together or create beautiful swirls. Once you have finished painting your sticker you can add 3D accessories. Leave to dry for at least 6 hours, or for best results overnight. Once completely dry, peel off the backing sheet and apply to smooth, clean surfaces. When you want to move your Gelarti sticker, peel off and place it somewhere else! When you have finished using the designer studio simply close the lid and take your studio with you!The Gelarti Designer Studio includes:30 stickers4 Gelarti paint pens1 Double ended marbling tool and gem tool6 3D accessories12 gemsActivity BookGlitter paintsGelarti the stickers with a unique twist! Decorate your world with Gelarti! Create, decorate and accessorize your own stickers, then peel and place the reusable stickers anywhere you like. Use them to decorate your bedroom, notebooks, cards, laptop and more!. * Giveaway Coming Soon *

Fortune Cookie

Fortune Cookie MakerBring good fortune to all with Fortune Cookie – the fun new way for kids to create, personalize, and decorate their own fortune cookies. the creative possibilities are endless. Fun & Yum! Create & decorate tasty fortune cookies! Write n’ hide secret messages inside! Share & eat!

Blingles

BlinglesChildren will add bling, sparkle and shine to their worlds with Blingles. the new arts and crafts range that allows children to create their own gem designs for decorating jewelry, ipods,cell phones and more. Accessories have never looked this cool before.

Master Moves Mickey

Master Moves MickeyGet down in the house with your favorite mouse! Master Moves Mickey Mouse dances to a funky beat as he combines over fifteen different dance moves into his own original dance combinations. Perfect your moves with Mickey as he shows off his insane handstand and then pops right into a 360! Press his nose to hear original tracks and funky beats as Mickey does “The Windmill”, “The Mouska Mix”, “The Spin Cycle”, “The Handstand” and the rest of his cool Mouska-moves!
Includes 6 “AA” (LR6) batteries. *Giveaway Coming Soon*

Servin’ Surprises™ Kitchen & Table

Fisher-Price Servin' Surprises Kitchen & TableNow kids can make, serve, share, pretend, sing and more—like never before! The Servin’ Surprises™ Kitchen & Table is a kitchen AND a table in one!
The “magic” serving tray brings the role play to life for kids when it recognizes the food they’re serving with songs and different phrases like “Who wants pizza?” or “Mmmm, cookies!” There are also songs to teach kids about manners and clean up. Speaking of cleanup, all the place settings and food pieces store right inside the table when they’re done!

Includes table with convertible stovetop, removable oven and “magic” serving tray, 4 slices of pizza with toppings & pizza cutter, 4 cookies with cookie sheet, 2 place settings: forks, spoons, cups & plates. Requires 6 AA batteries.

Want to add more to the menu? Bring other items like ice cream, birthday cake or kabobs to the Servin’ Surprises™ Kitchen & Table for more songs, more phrases, more delicious fun! *Giveaway Coming Soon*

ZipBin® Dinosaur Collector Toy Box & Playset

Bring your Dino collection everywhere with the ZipBin® Dinosaur Collector Toy Box & Playset. The best-seller fits in any corner or closet and inside, it’s packed with prehistoric play power. Weighing two pounds with sturdy sides and lid, it unzips to become a dinosaur Playmat, with two toy dinosaurs that spark imaginative play. Store, stack and stow when it’s time to hide from your own prehistoric predators! Wipe clean surface with damp cloth. Have fun and decorate your room with all Neat-Oh!® ZipBin® Dinosaur products.  Have fun and decorate your room with all of our Neat-Oh!® ZipBin® Dinosaur products. Ages 3+. We ARE kid’s storage. Keep It Together™

What’s great about this product is playing with dinosaurs never goes out of style. This is something you can keep for your grandkids even when your kids outgrow it.

Kinect Nat Geo TV

 

Kinect Nat Geo TV “Kinect Nat Geo TV” blends world-renowned Nat Geo WILD TV show episodes with intuitive Kinect for Xbox 360 technology, transporting kids and their families around the world to expand their knowledge while inspiring a sense of wonder and excitement. Through the magic of Kinect “reach in and explore” interactivity, do more than just watch episodes — engage, play and learn as “Kinect Nat Geo TV” turns your living room into an animal habitat and you into a variety of animals, such as a bear, without ever leaving your living room.

The National Geographic Society aims to excite and empower kids about their world through stunning photography and video, amazing facts, and engaging storytelling combined with a dynamic interactive experience. Together, Nat Geo WILD TV and National Geographic Kids and Games with “Kinect Nat Geo TV” deliver the ultimate dynamic interactive TV experience that inspires kids to care about the planet.

Solve mystifying puzzles, learn about the natural environment, and get to know exotic animals and find inspiration to care for the planet. During the episodes, visual effects will superimpose over the screen representing interactive experiences that players can select and engage with. In addition, “Kinect Nat Geo TV” will provide access to archived episodes of Nat Geo WILD TV programs through Kinect.*

“Kinect Nat Geo TV” is just one of the new playful learning experiences available for Kinect that provide children and families with entirely new ways to learn while having fun and being entertained through interactive TV.

* Xbox LIVE (free) membership and additional fees apply.

Nerf Vortex Pyragon Blaster

Nerf Pyragon BlasterShock your targets with an unstoppable swarm of rapid-fire discs! With a huge 40-disc capacity and slam fire technology that gives you total control over your rate of fire, the PYRAGON blaster is the ultimate blaster for an all-out assault! Load up and blast your way to victory with the ultimate high-capacity disc blaster! 40-disc rapid SLAM FIRE Blast your targets with an overwhelming rapid-fire flood of long-range discs! The PYRAGON blaster features an innovative 40-disc drum that ensures you’ll have enough ammo to see almost any mission through to the end. Plus, the SLAM FIRE Handle gives you total control over your rate of fire – aim and blast one disc at a time for precision placement, or hold the trigger down and slide the handle repeatedly to unleash an unstoppable swarm of discs. You can also equip your other magazine-fed VORTEX blasters with the drum for high-capacity blasting!

Kinect Sesame Street TV

 

Kinect Sesame Street TV

With “Kinect Sesame Street TV,” children are invited to experience the world of Sesame Street alongside their favorite characters, such as Big Bird, Grover, Cookie Monster and Elmo, like never before. The magic of Kinect for Xbox 360 allows players to share in the experience through visual and physical interactions with characters of Sesame Street, placing you in the Sesame Street experience.

Children can interact with their favorite Sesame Street characters on screen to help them with tasks, play in their world and learn together. Use full-body gestures and voice recognition to move from experience to experience, and go from passive watching to active participation, only available with Kinect for Xbox 360.* With new content created exclusively for Kinect and access to hundreds of classic clips from the Sesame Street archive, learning has never been so much fun.

“Kinect Sesame Street TV” is just one of the new playful learning experiences available for Kinect for Xbox 360 that provide children and families with entirely new ways to learn while having fun and being entertained through interactive TV.

* Voice not available in all regions.

Build A Bear Merry Mint Pup

 

merry mint pupStarting November 1, Build-A-Bear Workshop will sweeten the season with its new line of festive gifts with fragrant accessories.

Limited Edition Merry Mint Pup ($20) dressed in a stripes & dots dress ($8.50), red & white striped flats ($7.50), red & white candy stripe bows ($2.50), and stripes & dots leash and collar ($5) comes with a mint-scented bone. Complete this tail-wagging gift with a red & white pet bed ($12). Purchase this at your local Build A Bear store.

Build A Bear Christmas Cookie Bear

christmas_cookie_bearGive a real treat with the adorable limited edition Christmas Cookie Bear($20). This friend is perfectly present-able dressed in a candy cane tulle skirt outfit ($12.50), red & white candy stripe bow ($2.50) and red & white striped flats ($7.50) and comes with a vanilla-scented sugar cookie. Purchase this at your local Build A Bear store.

Glow In the Dark Activity Bucket

perlerThis Glow in the Dark Activity Bucket with 3 reusable pegboards will entertain kids for hours as they create fun glowy designs! For ages 6 and up.By Perler.

Bucket includes:
• 6000 beads
• Small square pegboard
• Small star pegboard
• Small circle pegboard
• Ironing paper
• Easy instructions

Arthur Christmas

Arthur ChristmasHow CAN Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole! So how could this incredible operation have MISSED one child?! To Santa’s young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out in a crazy mission to deliver the last present! Deck the halls with excitement, fun and wonder in this new Christmas classic! Buy Arthur Christmas.

Swam Princess Christmas (Walmart Stores Only)

Swam Princess ChristmasPrincess Odette, Prince Derek and their trusted woodland friends reunite in this all-new adventure for their first Christmas celebration together! As the kingdom prepares for a festive holiday, the villainous Rothbart plots to destroy Christmas. Will the castle friends be able to stop Rothbart and save the day? Told in beautiful CG animation for the very first time and featuring music by Anna Graceman from TV’s “America’s Got Talent”, “The Swan Princess Christmas” is an enchanting musical holiday treat the whole family will enjoy!

BEYBLADE BEYWHEELZ CRASH COURSE

BEYBLADE BEYWHEELZ CRASH COURSEThe BEYBLADE BEYWHEELZ CRASH COURSE set enables Wheelerz to be ready for an intense BEYWHEELZ battle at any time. The CRASH COURSE set is a complete battle in a box, and includes a CRASH COURSE arena and multiple CRASH COURSE pieces, plus two BEYWHEELZ and launchers. Players can create and recreate the course as they choose, allowing them to set up the battle and show off their best stunts! Each pack also includes two collector cards that may be used to battle other Wheelerz online at BeybladeBattles.com.  Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com. (HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $34.99/ Available: Now)

 Hungry Hungry Herd Game

Hungry Hungry HerdHead to the fields to play the Hungry Hungry Herd game! It’s the new version of the classic Hungry Hungry Hippos game, but it’s based on Farmville. When the game begins, move fast to make your hungry farm animals munch as many marbles as they can. Let Zynga make your holiday entertaining easy and fun with this hot new game.

Mega Bloks Barbie Luxury Mansion

Barbie Mega BloksYoung girls will be empowered to build ‘n style their very own Mega Bloks Barbie world, with over 300 specially-designed pieces and tons of detailed accessories. Collect up to 19 mini fashion dolls — including Barbie, Teresa, Nikki and of course Ken — with changeable hair, accessories and clothing styles! There’s lots of great places to shop, like the Fashion Boutique and the Pet Shop. Hang out at home in the personalized Luxury Mansion, relax at the pool or hop in your convertible and head to the beach house!

Mega Bloks Barbie will be hitting stores on 12-12-12 in North America and Spring 2013 internationally.

PAJANIMALS Plush Toys and Snuggle Up Story Mat 

The new PAJANIMALS product line from TOMY includes the PAJANIMALS bedtime friends’ plush line, inspired by the four main characters from the critically acclaimed television series, including Sweetpea Sue the pony, the excitable duck Squacky, the creative cow CowBella and the optimistic puppy Apollo—in both 9-inch (SRP: $10.99) and 15-inch versions (SRP: $19.99).  Additionally, the new Snuggle Up Story Mat from TOMY features the lovable PAJANIMALS characters and a soft book that transforms into a pillow to help children to transition from play time to nap time (SRP $39.99).

Star Kids Play ‘N Go Travel Tray

Reduces travel-time stress and covers table surface for good, clean fun! This entertainment center unfolds and fits easily over most airplane tray tables. It’s full of exciting and educational activities. So whether the tray is down or in the upright position, it provides miles of smiles!

DIONO RadianRXT  

The RadianRXT is a highly versatile car seat that could be the only seat you’ll ever need. It comfortably seats rear-facing children from 5-45 lbs, forward-facing children from 20-80 lbs in 5-point harness, then converts to a booster for children up to 120 lbs. It’s built for strength and safety with a steel alloy frame, reinforced sidewalls, adjustable head support and our patented SafeStop® energy absorbing harness. EPS foam surrounds the child’s head and body to provide complete side impact protection. Our unique SuperLATCH system makes installation easy. The RadianRXT is NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident conditions, and the only car seat rated for LATCH use with a child up to 80 lbs. The RadianRXT sits low on a vehicle seat for easy child boarding, features memory foam padding and infant support pillows. Expandable sides and a longer seat bottom provide extra room and comfort for your growing child. One cup holder is included, with the option to add up to 4 cup holders. In addition to all this versatility, it folds flat for travel and storage, has a 10 year life and offers amazing safety, comfort and convenience your child won’t outgrow.

You can also enter to win your own DIONO car set at the DIONO USA Facebook page!  Hurry though Contest ends 12/12/12!

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  • Shelly November 7, 2012, 9:25 AM

    We love Imaginext at our house!

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  • Hollis November 7, 2012, 11:01 AM

    Our family loves watching Christmas movies together; we have not seen Arthur Christmas but we would love to though!

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  • MEllis November 9, 2012, 3:06 PM

    My daughter has asked me every day (since seeing it on the site) for the Build A Bear Christmas Cookie Bear – she likes the one in the baker’s outfit best, though because she wants to be a baker someday!

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  • Toni November 9, 2012, 8:37 PM

    I really like the Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity! It is adorable! Thanks!

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  • Keely Hostetter November 10, 2012, 1:44 PM

    I would love the leap pad 2 for my kids

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  • Tabathia B November 11, 2012, 4:35 PM

    My daughter wants the Kinect Sesame Street TV and leappad 2 for christmas and great review

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  • Pascha November 11, 2012, 8:46 PM

    I would love spyro skylander. I started playing spyro when I was pregnant with my now 10 yr old! I also would like leap pad 2 for my little one.

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  • cheryl November 12, 2012, 12:01 AM

    I would love a leap pad 2 for my nephew!

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  • Erica E November 12, 2012, 10:22 AM

    My son is begging for the Castle

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  • jennifer November 15, 2012, 7:37 AM

    my son would love the Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle

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  • Summer Hansen November 16, 2012, 6:33 PM

    I love the Servin’ Surprises™ Kitchen & Table…it would be perfect in the toy room!

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  • Kimberly C November 17, 2012, 12:07 AM

    My son wants a Furby!

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