One of MUReview’s oldest friends, Hasbro had a very strong showing at Blogger Bash 2016 / Sweet Suite 2016. Two nights, two crews, two different sets of MUST HAVE toys. A very big thank you to all of our wonderful friends at Litzky PR for talking to us and for always taking care of us when it comes to Hasbro goodies! You can read more about Blogger Bash 2016 Here. You can read more about Sweet Suite 2016 here, but let’s talk about Hasbro now! Between Sweet Suite and Blogger Bash New Product Expo, some of our favorite toys were at Hasbro. Check out below, but know that our most loved were the Furreal Pet Dragon and the Love2Learn Elmo. Both will offer incredible interactive play experiences and Elmo has a fantastic companion app that allows for a ton of control!
One of our earliest stops at Sweet Suite 2016 was the Hasbro table and they were showing off some fantastic toys for kids both young and old!
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: Fall 2016)
This DISNEY FROZEN LITTLE KINGDOM ELSA’S MAGICAL RISING CASTLE Playset lets kids pretend to have ELSA’S POWERS! At first glance, it looks like a playset on the outside. Then with a wave of their hand it rises and opens to reveal ELSA’s Ice Castle! The magical lights and sounds that play as the Ice Castle is rising make children feel as if they are right in the movie! Includes ELSA doll, OLAF doll, Snap-Ins, cuff bracelet and themed accessories. Requires three “AAA” batteries, not included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
(Ages 3-7 years/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 16)
Little ones can imagine all sorts of fun rescue adventures with the RESCUE BOTS team in their GRIFFIN ROCK FIREHOUSE HEADQUARTERS playset! When danger is near, kids can extend the rotating tower to get a full 360-degree view of the surrounding area, then use the two hidden reveal projectile launchers to pretend put out fires! When it’s time to head out on the next big mission, little ones can gear up the CODY BURNS figure in rescue gear, help him hop on the rescue motorcycle and use the vehicle launcher to takeoff through the secret tunnel. Launcher is also compatible with vehicles from the RESCAN assortment. Raise the helicopter landing pad, extend the ground bridge, and swing out the control center platform to convert the firehouse into the RESCUE BOTS headquarters. Other big-adventure features include an extendible helipad, sliding fire pole, ladder, and a pull-out ground bridge to bring the set to life! Playset comes with CODY BURNS figure, fire gear, and rescue motorcycle. (Additional vehicles sold separately).
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Show off your tenacity with the NERF REBELLE FLIPSIDE Bow. The FLIPSIDE Bow takes the classic bow form and adds a flipping barrel feature allowing you to fire, flip, and fire some more. Keep the fun going as you play with friends and unleash 10-dart blasting, the highest capacity bow yet in the NERF REBELLE brand! See how many shots it takes you to reach that target up to 80 feet away. Includes bow, two 5-dart drums, and ten darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
(Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Fans will get the chance to create royal journeys inside the MY LITTLE PONY EXPLORE EQUESTRIA CRYSTAL EMPIRE playset. Venture through the enchanted, two-story castle as PRINCESS CADANCE introduces her new foal, BABY FLURRY HEART to CRYSTAL EMPIRE. Press down on the heart and watch as the floor lights up with cutie mark designs! Head up the staircase to the second floor where the rotating throne and spinning crystal closets hold accessories. Playset comes with PRINCESS CADANCE and BABY FLURRY HEART figures, dress, tiara, earrings, baby bottle, comb and other themed accessories. For even more royal times, scan the code on the included PRINCESS CADANCE figure into the MY LITTLE PONY Friendship
(Ages 8 year & up/ Players: 1+/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 2016)
In the new SIMON AIR Game, classic SIMON gameplay gets a modern twist with touch-free technology! Play solo against the new SIMON AIR Game or team up with a friend and work together to remember the sequence, repeat the pattern and conquer the SIMON AIR Game. The Simon game senses every hand motion and registers correct sequences. Stay on top of the game and conquer the speed-increasing levels with double moves, swoop moves, and even moves that light up all four lights! If the pattern is repeated incorrectly, a buzzer will sound and signal the end of the game. The player with the highest score is the winner! The SIMON AIR Game includes SIMON AIR Game Unit and instructions. Three “AA” batteries required, demo batteries included. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyShop.com.
Check out our images from the Sweet Suite Show Floor (and keep scrolling for Hasbro at Blogger Bash!)
Blogger Bash New Product Expo
Hasbro brought out a different set of toys from the New Product Expo at Blogger Bash and they absolutely floored us with adorable and interactive fun!
(Ages 18 months & up/Approx. Retail Price: $69.99/Available: Fall 16)
The LOVE2LEARN ELMO toy delivers the true essence of Sesame Street: With his silly laughs and his creative play, Elmo models a true love for learning! Kids and parents alike will fall in love with the LOVE2LEARN ELMO toy. This cuddly plush toy and its accompanying LOVE2LEARN ELMO App deliver a customized play experience for children. Once parents download the free easy-to-use LOVE2LEARN ELMO App, they can program the Elmo toy to know their child’s name, favorite colors, favorite animals, and favorite foods. Additionally, parents can use the app to customize the learning opportunity for their child, choosing from three different content stages and five different subjects, based on their child’s abilities and interests. Subjects include letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and animals. Mom and dad can also use “Parent Helpers” in the app, selecting songs and phrases that the Elmo toy can say in real time. Elmo can offer support and encouragement in important daily routines for children, including brushing teeth, going to the potty, and more! In addition, the LOVE2LEARN ELMO toy offers little ones a fun, interactive play experience with more than 350 responses. With sensors in the nose, hands and belly, the Elmo toy responds to a child’s touch. Clap his hands together to hear all about letters, numbers and more! For even more fun, tickle Elmo to hear him giggle or touch his hand to his belly to play bongo music and other instruments! The LOVE2LEARN ELMO App also has a child mode that features games and fun for children and their Elmo toy to enjoy; the LOVE2LEARN ELMO toy’s Bluetooth® capabilities allow it to respond to scenes in the app games, providing a cohesive, interactive play experience.
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: Fall 2016)
Introducing an exciting, pet from FURREAL FRIENDS brand! The FURREAL FRIENDS TORCH MY BLAZIN’ DRAGON pet is an amazing creature with a spunky personality and engaging features that take pet play to the next level! Share fiery adventures with this adorable plush baby dragon as you watch him breathe flame-colored mist. Plus, you can touch his charm to get him to breathe flame-colored mist! Bring the color-changing marshmallow treat close to the mist and watch it “toast” then feed it to TORCH and listen as he makes happy munching sounds! TORCH features 50-plus sound and motion combinations. The sensors around his nose allow TORCH to respond to your child’s touch in fun ways. After playing, pull him up close to cuddle thanks to his poseable arms. Requires 4“C” batteries, not included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price $49.99 /Available: Fall 16)
The mightiest AUTOBOT just got mightier, with this feature figure based on the hit TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE animated series! This large OPTIMUS PRIME figure comes with his AEROBOLT MINI-CON figure that powers him up with pop-out wings, lights and sounds! POWER SURGE OPTIMUS PRIME converts in 7 steps, stands 12 inches tall and comes with his AEROBOLT MINI-CON, which converts from robot to shield in one step. Connect the MINI-CON to OPTIMUS PRIME to activate “Flight Mode.” Take the action to your mobile device. Download the TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE app to your digital device, then scan the shield on the figure to unlock a character, weapons or Energon points! Requires one “AA” alkaline battery, included.
(Ages 5 years & up/Players: 2/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: October 2016)
For the first time, players go head-to-head and face off in the epic PIE FACE SHOWDOWN Game! Each player places their head through the mask and races to see who can hit their button the fastest in tug-of-war style. Push the button down faster to move the loaded arm closer to the opponent. Players must move quickly or someone will end up with a whipped cream (not included) or a wet sponge in the face! The PIE FACE SHOWDOWN Game includes button activated, head-to-head throwing arm, two chin rests, two player splash guard mask, and sponge. Adult assembly and supervision required.
Have a look at our images and awesome video from the show floor at the New Product Expo from Blogger Bash 2016!