Fun New Toys From NY Toy Fair

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NY Toy Fair was last week, and I’ve shared a few posts (and plenty on social media!) with you already about what we saw and did there.  Here are a few fun products that we got to take home and try out, and my son says are his favorites of the bunch.

new skylanders

The new “Dune” Skylander, which is available in stores in the blue and gold colors above.  It interacts with the Skylanders portal for your game station of choice, and plays with all the characters in the series.

Lil Bub Cat toy

The Lil Bub stuffed cat toy was a big hit with my son- it also came with a book about Lil Bub, where the cat explains his life on another planet.  My husband considers this book an exercise in insanity, while my son loves it and finds it hilarious.  Go figure!  My son has been toting this cat about since he got it- you may have seen it in our recent aquarium or museum posts or social media shares. Lil Bub is quite a popular kitty!

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Toy Fair – Best Of Baby

At Jacob Javits Center in NYC, there were recently unveiled a line of baby items innovative enough to make a new parent excited, parents of older kids jealous, and grandparents wonder where all these items were when they were new parents. Here are some of the most interesting items I noticed for babies at Toy Fair 2013.

New, lightweight and easy to take along with you, journeyBee (manufactured by ParentLab) presents for the first time in the US, a travel crib that’s safe and lightweight and created specifically for families on the go. The journeyBee is a the next generation of pack-and play/port a cribs, a portable crib for those who are always on the move. This crib is perfect for road trips, hotels, camping, outdoor play, or bringing along to friends and family’s homes for easy nap time or playtime. Weighing in at roughly 10 pounds and easy to carry on your back, there are no multiple unpacking trips trips required. No tools needed, easy to set up, and recommended for 0-18 months.

Also available in bassinet form, the “mini” is as easy to use and set up as the journeybee, but weights only 4.3 lbs and closes up to be smaller than most purses. Recommended for ages 0-6 months. For more information, go to

journey beeFor the first time ever, the award-winning Twilight Turtle is offered with a sound option. From the makers of the award-winning Twilight Turtle™ and Sleep Sheep™, comes Twilight Turtle Tunes™. Cloud b has added bluetooth technology via a Twilight Turtle Tunes App (free), which adds to the known and loved starlight projection of the original [Read more…]