Monday, June 4th

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by Melissa Jones

wfaa.com

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 9:01 AM

 
DAVID KIRCHHOFF/ WEIGHT WATCHERS CEO
 
"WEIGHT LOSS BOSS"
 
 
 
CHRIS BYRNE/ TOY EXPERT
 
 
Summer Toys with Toy Guy Chris Byrne:
 
For more info on all the toys Chris Byrne talked about, you can go to www.timetoplaymag.com.
 
INDOOR TOYS
 
LEGO GAMES CITY ALARM
Lego
Ages 6+
$19.99
This exciting game for 2-4 sends players on a chase through the streets of LEGO® City! Once the board is built (247 pieces), thieves must steal the money without setting off the alarm while the police attempt to catch up with them and put them all in jail. Every roll of the dice changes to chase.
 
 
BRAVE DOLL
Mattel/Disney
Ages 3+
$19
Filmgoers of this summer’s Disney·Pixar movie "Brave" will be introduced to Disney’s newest heroine, Merida. Merida is a courageous young woman with fiery red hair and a spirit to match, and her 11” doll is inspired by this brave, young, skilled archer from the film. She’s perfect for girls to re-create their favorite movie moments.
 
 
BOP IT! SMASH
Hasbro
Ages 8+
$19.99
Are your reflexes faster than the speed of light? New BOP IT! SMASH tests your skill and competitive nature as you attempt to control, trap and play with light. This fast action, reaction skill game asks players to trap a rapidly moving light in the center of the game by quickly smashing the ends of the game together. The closer the light is to the center, the more points you score.
 
 
 
STAR WARS FIGHTER PODS
Hasbro
Ages 4+
$9.99
Star Wars Fighter Pods is a new figure and vehicle system that combines collectibility and action play for Star Wars fans. The Sith Infiltrator Set comes with eight mini figures (about one inch tall), four clear plastic pods, and one vehicle that looks like the Sith Infiltrator vehicle from the Star Wars movies. One of the figures is a mystery until kids open the package, and two figures are exclusive to this Fighter Pods pack. The figures fit inside the pods and the vehicle. Kids can spin the pods, launch the figures from the vehicle, or roll the pods with the figures inside.
 
 
SQUISHY BAFF
SpinMaster
Ages 5+
$9.99
Transform water into fun with Squishy Baff! Turns ordinary water into glorious colorful goo and then back again. Create your own fun gooey adventures in your bathtub, while feeling it squishing between your fingers and toes! Comes with enough Squishy Baff powder to make two baths of goo! It’s safe, fun, and doesn’t leave stains or residue. When you are done playing, simply add the dissolving powder and watch it go down the drain! Non-toxic, biodegradable and easily goes down the drain. Squishy Baff – a whole new way to take a bath!
 
 
OUTDOOR TOYS
 
ORGINAL BIG WHEELS
Jakks Pacific
Ages 3-8
$59.99
The classic toy is back! First launched in 1969, this iconic ride-on is being introduced to a new generation of young children. Featuring a three-position “grow with me” seat it will be in stores this July. What’s also the new about the famous three-wheeled ride-on? It’s being manufactured completely in America!
 
CRAYOLA 3D KALEIDOSCOPE GIANT CHALK
Crayola
Ages 4+
$9.99
Experience sidewalk art in a whole new way! Kids simply draw their design on the sidewalk, put on the 3D kaleidoscope glasses and watch as their creations pop off the ground and become a unique twirling design right before their eyes. The dual-ended chalk pieces make creating this 3D art easy and give kids even more colors to choose from. The Giant Chalk also lasts seven times longer than regular chalk for extended creative 3D fun! Moms will appreciate that the 3D Kaleidoscope Giant Chalk is washable from sidewalks and driveways - simply spray away with water. The set includes four giant dual-colored chalk sticks, Kaleidoscope 3D glasses and a how-to booklet for easy use
 
CRAYOLA OUTDOOR COLORED BUBBLES
Crayola
Ages 5+
$19.99
These are not your ordinary clear soapy bubbles. Because they are colorful, they will leave temporary colorful marks on skin, clothing and intended outdoor surfaces. While kids are enjoying an afternoon of messy outdoor fun, moms can have peace of mind knowing the bubbles are designed to clean up. Color rubs off skin, can be laundered from clothing and will spray away from most outdoor surfaces like driveways and sidewalks with a garden hose. Before kids put on their play clothes and head outside, there are helpful tips at Crayola.com to get ready to play and clean up.

GAZILLION BUBBLE CANNON
Funrise
Ages 3+
$19.99
Battle boredom and take control of the Gazillion Bubble Cannon! With this interactive bubble machine, you can crank out massive amounts of bubbles at the pull of the lever! You can make huge bubbles, hundreds of small bubbles, and even bubbles inside of bubbles! And, with the award winning Gazillion Bubble solution, you’ll always experience the biggest, brightest most colorful bubbles ever! Just snap on desired wand size to the machine, fill bubble tray with Gazillion Green Solution for hundreds of bubbles, or Gazillion Blue Solution for super-sized bubbles, and pull the lever to start the bubble party! Take turns with friends pulling the lever to fill the sky with fun!
 
SKY BALLS SPORT SETS
Maui Toys
Ages 6+
$14.99-$19.99
Sky Balls is a line of sports balls that make any kid feel like a pro with hyper charged balls taking the field that work in all weather and can even be taken in a pool without being water logged. SKY BALL SOCCER can be kicked up to 100 yards (the length of a soccer field) so you can kick a goal with one strikes; SKY BALL JR. GOLF SET allows kids to hit the ball like a pro golfer, landing up to 300 feet away; SKY BALL FOOTBALL can be thrown up to 80 yards; ATOM SKY BOUNCIN’ BASEBALL can be hit out of the park and the extreme bounce of Sky Ball takes the game of baseball to a whole new level.
 
CHRISTY ROBBINS/ CRAFTING EXPERT
 
www.christyrobbins  .blogspot.com

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