Thursday, October 15, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake Mini Dolls

Strawberry Shortcake Herself

The best part is that they come packaged in their very own cute little purse

So it seems the being little is back in style. As I took a stroll down the toy isle last night I came across a plethora of new small dolls! One of which, is Strawberry Shortcake. Now trust me I've always been a fan of Strawberry herself, and for that matter her friends. What can I say, I love dolls with wild colored hair, and their scent is intoxicating. I used to keep a Strawberry Shortcake doll in my office just to smell. It was like crack. I had to put it away for fear of being ostracised by my co-workers. With that said, the new mini dolls look like their going to be the perfect little holiday gift.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I LOVE St.Louis Toy Companies!!

Glow Bears can be found at Target & at

After falling in love with Zhu Zhu Hamsters, I started digging a little deeper and looking into who actually makes the furry little guys. It seems their creator is a company called, Cepia LLC. And get this; they are based out of good ol' St.Louis, Missouri.

I'm partial to STL, as I grew up in a small town just outside of the area, but Cepia doesn't look like it needs any sympathetic supporters. They have quite a few products that I'm familiar with. One in particular caught my eye at New York Toy Fair the year before last, the Glo-E Bear. Super fun. Super cute. And a natural as far as play patterns are concerned.

Nice to see that there are some innovative creative folks pulling for the Midwest out there. What can I say? I'm a fan.

Zhu Zhu Hamsters...The Next Big Thing

Mr. Squiggles & Chunk
Hamster House Starter Kit

We've seen countless animal-themed toys come and go -- Pucci Pets, Fur Reals, Pound Puppies, My Little Pony, Puppy get the picture. Well, there's a new little animal in town and due to its modest price, it's expected to be one of the most-purchased toys this holiday season.

I saw these little cuties some time ago for a mear $8 at Wal-Mart, and now it seems that can't seem to keep the shelves stocked before they sell out. Amazon is selling them for close to 60 dollars!!

They go by the fancy name of Zhu Zhu Hamsters. It's a battery-powered hamster.They squeak and move around like real hamsters, but unlike real hamsters, they require no unpleasant cleanup and -- this is the best part-- they all drive around in tiny cars. Yes, that's right they're battery powered driving hamster. There are five hamsters available, Mr. Squiggles, Chunk, Patches, Pipsqueak, & NumNums. Chunk is my personal favorite as the laid back hamster of the group. In addition to the five hamsters, there are also a number of other accessories available as well, Hamster Funhouses, Cars, Surfboards, Hamster Beds & Blankets, the list goes on and on.

So if you haven't started your holiday shopping yet, chances are that these little guys just might find their way into your home and under your tree. Happy shopping everybody, and good luck finding one of these guys on the shelves.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cabbage Patch Kids Surprise Newborns Hit the Town

I'm in love with Cabbage Patch Kids new little newborns.
Can you say ADORABLE?!
CPK Surprise Newborns are currently available at Toys-R-Us

Monday, August 10, 2009

BFC Ink Charm Bracelets

It looks like MGA is also releasing additional accessories packs for their new fashion doll line, BFC Ink. Cute charm bracelets. The artistic one is by far my favorite. There are four different charm bracelets available. They retail for 7.99.

Barbie Peek-a-boo Petites

It looks like Mattel has just released the Peekaboo Petites™ version of the Barbie® dolls through the decades, all in one set! Gift set includes six mini Barbie dolls: Barbie and the Rockers™, Brunette Bubble Cut™, Superstar Barbie™, Twist 'N Turn™, Malibu Barbie® and The Original Teenage Fashion Model®! I've been a fan of the Peek a boo Petites since the beginning, but these are absolutely a must have!!