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#1 ckemp7  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 7, 2007 - 8:27 pm

I am just curious what toys everyone thinks will be in the ads this year. There has been so many recalls this year, it's unbelievable!!! How can the stores prepare their ads if all the toys are being recalled???

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Posted Sep 8, 2007 - 12:02 am

Recalls don't happen very often. Nevertheless, toys can get recalled suddenly and without much warning, like just before they go to the presses. They'll have to be on their toes and make last minute changes if another recall happens again.

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Posted Sep 8, 2007 - 5:56 am

Only fisher price/mattel toys have been affected by the lead paint recalls thus far. That still leaves plenty of other toy options out there. Little Tikes, Step 2, Vtech, and Hasbro, for example. Both Vtech and Little Tikes have produced kid-friendly digital cameras this year. The Little Tikes one comes with a decent price tag standard (39.99) so I'm not sure we'll see it as a deal on Black Friday. It's already $20 well below the SRP of it's competitors. However, the Fisher Price Kid Tough Camera or the Vtech camera may be a black friday item, in hopes of competing with the price of the Little Tikes camera. Last year, Walmart had the My Little Pony (Hasbro) Castle on sale and including 3 bonus ponies. Hasbro's recently released the Dancing Pinky Pie as it's "big" my little pony product. So the possibility is there that Sing & Dance Pinky Pie could be have a new price for Black Friday, and/or come with "bonus" pony/ies. I think a discounted Gameboy bundle has pretty much become a requirement for black friday retailers, and that we'll obviously see one of those. I'm not sure, though with the recent $100 price drop of the PS3s if we'll see much more of a drop, even for BF. Fur Real Friends (hasbro) also has the next Butterscotch, this year known as "S'mores", so I expect there'll be a good deal to be had on Butterscotch with hopes that once Butterscotch is sold out, parents will flock to S'mores, despite the high price. That's just my speculation. I've had too much thinking time, lately. :P

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Posted Sep 8, 2007 - 9:25 am

Only fisher price/mattel toys have been affected by the lead paint recalls thus far. That still leaves plenty of other toy options out there. Little Tikes, Step 2, Vtech, and Hasbro, for example.

Both Vtech and Little Tikes have produced kid-friendly digital cameras this year. The Little Tikes one comes with a decent price tag standard (39.99) so I'm not sure we'll see it as a deal on Black Friday. It's already $20 well below the SRP of it's competitors. However, the Fisher Price Kid Tough Camera or the Vtech camera may be a black friday item, in hopes of competing with the price of the Little Tikes camera.

Last year, Walmart had the My Little Pony (Hasbro) Castle on sale and including 3 bonus ponies. Hasbro's recently released the Dancing Pinky Pie as it's "big" my little pony product. So the possibility is there that Sing & Dance Pinky Pie could be have a new price for Black Friday, and/or come with "bonus" pony/ies.

I think a discounted Gameboy bundle has pretty much become a requirement for black friday retailers, and that we'll obviously see one of those. I'm not sure, though with the recent $100 price drop of the PS3s if we'll see much more of a drop, even for BF.

Fur Real Friends (hasbro) also has the next Butterscotch, this year known as "S'mores", so I expect there'll be a good deal to be had on Butterscotch with hopes that once Butterscotch is sold out, parents will flock to S'mores, despite the high price.

That's just my speculation. I've had too much thinking time, lately. :P


Butterscotch is on our list of must haves this year. I didnt even know a new one was out. Is there a difference? (other than the color of it?)

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Posted Sep 8, 2007 - 10:50 am

Butterscotch is on our list of must haves this year. I didnt even know a new one was out. Is there a difference? (other than the color of it?)


From what I've seen fo Smores, there's no real difference between the two. You can Preorder Smores from Amazon right now for $249.99 with free shipping, which is slightly cheaper than Butterscotch (who is currently $268.88 with free shipping). Smores will be available Sept. 10th :)

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Posted Sep 8, 2007 - 3:07 pm

another SP bundle would be my guess. Maybe a new TMX CM or such. CPK doll. Remote Control Car/Truck, PS2 Bundle

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Posted Sep 8, 2007 - 6:28 pm

i think the new step2 kitchen will be in there. of course the WII, the fureal parrot and manu many others!!!! I can't wait!

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Posted Sep 8, 2007 - 6:36 pm

I have never seen a kitchen or large play toy in the ads. There also won't be any sales on the newer items, such as the Wii, PS3, etc. They know consumers will buy those regardless. There will be hot wheels tracks, matchbox/hotwheels cars, a large stuffed doll, cabbage patch, a power wheels, remote control trucks/cars, etc.
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Posted Sep 8, 2007 - 6:48 pm

I would be surprised to se new items also. However, one year KB Toys did their FP items buy 1 get one free so that could happen again. I think we will see some board games and puzzles, some type of Lego set, some of the older furreals, last year Barbies, I am hoping for a V-smile or a leapster. I would like to see Littlest Pet shop sets with bonus pets, and maybe the ponyville ice cream truck. I would have said easy bake ovens but I think they are still out of stock becuse of the recall. I am sure there will be lots more but I am not sure what the doorbusters will be.

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Posted Sep 8, 2007 - 6:59 pm

I would like to see Littlest Pet shop sets with bonus pets, and maybe the ponyville ice cream truck. I would have said easy bake ovens but I think they are still out of stock becuse of the recall.


I hope so too!!!!! i think there could be some good video game bundles!!!!!

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Posted Sep 9, 2007 - 7:27 am

I am hoping for high school musical dolls and loving family doll house, i have a vsmile that doesnt ever get used anymore so i wont even look for games but sp games but be great..

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Posted Sep 9, 2007 - 7:27 am

Hot Christmas Toys 2007

Here is the first list I found. I think it would be a good idea as all of the lists come out to keep them in one place. I know Family Fun Magazine, Parents Magazine and many others are due to come out.

Infant/Preschool Toys
Smart Cycle
TMX Ernie
TMX Cookie Monster
Singing Pizza Elmo
Wheely Bug
PlajaPets
Zoobies
Cranium Sounds of the Seashore
Playfoam
Kidizoom Digital Camera
Fuzz Luv


Girl Toys

Barbie Chat Diva
Teresa Chat Diva
My Scene Growing Up Glam
Hannah Montana Doll
Cheetah Girls Dolls
Barbie Electric Guitar


Boy Toys
Power Tour Electric Guitar
Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet
LEGO Creator Monster Dino
H-Robot



Active Toys

Smart Cycle
XPV R.A.D.
Air Hogs Robo Copter
Walkaroo Stilts
Naruto Shuriken
Kunai Kombat
Toy Naruto Kunai



Educational Toys

Smart Cycle
I Can Play Guitar System
Power Tour Electric Guitar
LEGO Creator Monster Dino
H-Robot
Bananagrams
Playfoam
EyeClops Bionic Eye


Electronic Toys
I Can Play Guitar System
Power Tour Electric Guitar
Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet
XPV R.A.D.
Air Hogs Robo Copter
FurReal Macaw Parrot
RC Dragonfly
Rubik's Revolution
Barbie Electric Guitar
LEGO Creator Monster Dino
H-Robot
VTech Gadget
EyeClops Bionic Eye
Fuzz Luv


Games
I Can Play Guitar System
XPV R.A.D.
Rubik's Revolution
VTech Gadget
Bananagrams
Bendominos
Battleague Game
Battleague Batman Batmobile


Outdoor Toys
XPV R.A.D.
Air Hogs Robo Copter
RC Dragonfly


For Older Kids
Talking Lumbergh Figure
Talking Milton Figure
World of Warcraft Orc Shaman Action Figure
World of Warcraft Dwarf Warrior Action Figure
World of Warcraft Undead Warlock Action Figure
World of Warcraft Blood Elf Rogue Action Figure
World of Warcraft Illidan Action Figure


Other Toys
Mouse Guard Kenzie Figurine
Mouse Guard Lieam Figurine
Mouse Guard Saxon Figurine
Stuffed Mouse Guard Lieam

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Posted Sep 9, 2007 - 7:38 am

Here's another one!!!! Here are my early picks for those hot toys. This is just my opinion and this list is subject to change. 1. Nintendo Wii 2. Cookie Monster TMX 3. Star Wars 30th Anniversary and Exclusive Toys 4. High School Musical 5. Webkinz 6. Pleo Dinosaur 7. Robotic Dragonfly by Wowwee 8. Transformers 9. Hasbro Furreal Squawkers McCaw Parrot 10. Any new Apple iPod or iPhone products.

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Posted Sep 9, 2007 - 7:54 am

My daughter already saw the Hannah Montana stuff in the E-Toys holiday catalogue that was sent to the house this week. Shes going nuts. Soooo, off to look for that or any upcoming sales on it!

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Posted Sep 9, 2007 - 9:49 am

Both of my older boys want the Optimus Prime voice changer helmet. I'm not sure why though because they NEVER play with the Darth Vader voice changer that they HAD to have!

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Posted Sep 9, 2007 - 1:13 pm

Talking Lumbergh Figure i have got to get that for my dh, he loves that show

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Posted Sep 10, 2007 - 8:19 am

Both of my older boys want the Optimus Prime voice changer helmet. I'm not sure why though because they NEVER play with the Darth Vader voice changer that they HAD to have!


My son never plays with toys like that. But he always wants them. I'm hoping he will make better choices this year!

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Posted Sep 10, 2007 - 8:44 am

Just wondering if anybody thinks the nintendo ds will be in any bf adds?

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Posted Sep 10, 2007 - 1:50 pm

Just wondering if anybody thinks the nintendo ds will be in any bf adds?


That is what I will be looking for too. My DD wants one but I want to wait and see if it will go down for BF. Lets keep our fingers crossed.:crossfing

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Posted Sep 10, 2007 - 2:40 pm

Does anyone think that the HS Musical stuff will realistically be a BF thing? It has been years since I have kids in the "toy" stage so I am reajusting. Also is the cookie monster our or is that going to be a release like Elmo was last year?
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Posted Sep 10, 2007 - 2:51 pm

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Posted Sep 11, 2007 - 11:44 am

I saw the i can play guitar at WM. It is 96.00. Then you can buy additional song catridges. I thought my DD would like it but i think it will be too advanced for her. It looked really neat if you are willing to spend the money on it.

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 7:49 am

I really do want to get the Wii, maybe vtech, fp loving family, maybe more little people. I dont remember how much the wii was last year or the vtech. but at toys r us they had the b1g1 free around october for all fp dollhouse toys. both me and my sis hid the dollhouses until christmas!!!! I personally don't like tmx elmo

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 8:38 am

I am hoping for accessories for the loving family doll house and gb games for DD i got her vsmile games last year but she has never played them. i need to find something to do with her vsmile. Hoping on a great deal on the xbox 360 since DD is asking for one

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 8:47 am

What is Rubics Revolution? Never heard of it. My kids love the Rubics cube - Is is similar?

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Posted Sep 12, 2007 - 9:59 am

Hot Christmas Toys 2007

Here is the first list I found. I think it would be a good idea as all of the lists come out to keep them in one place. I know Family Fun Magazine, Parents Magazine and many others are due to come out.

Infant/Preschool Toys
Smart Cycle
TMX Ernie
TMX Cookie Monster
Singing Pizza Elmo
Wheely Bug
PlajaPets
Zoobies
Cranium Sounds of the Seashore
Playfoam
Kidizoom Digital Camera
Fuzz Luv


Girl Toys

Barbie Chat Diva
Teresa Chat Diva
My Scene Growing Up Glam
Hannah Montana Doll
Cheetah Girls Dolls
Barbie Electric Guitar


Boy Toys
Power Tour Electric Guitar
Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet
LEGO Creator Monster Dino
H-Robot



Active Toys

Smart Cycle
XPV R.A.D.
Air Hogs Robo Copter
Walkaroo Stilts
Naruto Shuriken
Kunai Kombat
Toy Naruto Kunai



Educational Toys

Smart Cycle
I Can Play Guitar System
Power Tour Electric Guitar
LEGO Creator Monster Dino
H-Robot
Bananagrams
Playfoam
EyeClops Bionic Eye


Electronic Toys
I Can Play Guitar System
Power Tour Electric Guitar
Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet
XPV R.A.D.
Air Hogs Robo Copter
FurReal Macaw Parrot
RC Dragonfly
Rubik's Revolution
Barbie Electric Guitar
LEGO Creator Monster Dino
H-Robot
VTech Gadget
EyeClops Bionic Eye
Fuzz Luv


Games
I Can Play Guitar System
XPV R.A.D.
Rubik's Revolution
VTech Gadget
Bananagrams
Bendominos
Battleague Game
Battleague Batman Batmobile


Outdoor Toys
XPV R.A.D.
Air Hogs Robo Copter
RC Dragonfly


For Older Kids
Talking Lumbergh Figure
Talking Milton Figure
World of Warcraft Orc Shaman Action Figure
World of Warcraft Dwarf Warrior Action Figure
World of Warcraft Undead Warlock Action Figure
World of Warcraft Blood Elf Rogue Action Figure
World of Warcraft Illidan Action Figure


Other Toys
Mouse Guard Kenzie Figurine
Mouse Guard Lieam Figurine
Mouse Guard Saxon Figurine
Stuffed Mouse Guard Lieam




Is anyone familiar with the Cranium sounds of the seashore game? I just saw this on clearance for $9 at Wal-mart. Any opinions?

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 8:56 am

BJs has butterscotch now. If I remember correctly it is 249.90 there. I am clue less on what is hot and what I should be looking for. I have two very young boys. So please keep giving your opinions. So far the smart cycle looks to be a good winner this year.

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 10:33 am

I think more "act-like the grown-up version" toys will be hot. Things like the kiddie MP3 players and kiddie video cameras will be hot. Things that make a lot of annoying sounds will be as hot as ever. And lastly... just electronic toys in general will be bigger than ever. Just my 2 cents. :smirk:

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 1:28 pm

Hopefully more Cabbage Patch

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Posted Sep 17, 2007 - 3:27 pm

Is anyone familiar with the Cranium sounds of the seashore game? I just saw this on clearance for $9 at Wal-mart. Any opinions?


I bought one at Target last year when they were 4bucks on clearance..just gave it to DD for her BDay will let you know....
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