As promised here’s the final part of my Toy Fair 2007 free stuff roundup. All that’s left to do now is sit back, relax and wait to see what mystery toys come my way next. Until then be sure to check back next week for the usual mixed bag to reviews including some chocolatey frosted goodness. Mmmm.
Who doesn’t love bubbles? Especially when there’s gazillions of them! While on the Flair stand I got the chance to try out a giant bubble spraying gun and even meat flavoured bubbles to make your dog go crazy. For my free sample I was taken back the simpler days of bubble spraying with a simple set of bubble solution and a stick to blow. Interestingly the stick had a variety of holes in different places which meant the resulting bubbles were a mixture of sizes and shapes. The set was true to its name and with just one dip in the solution I created an army of bubbles. Magic.
Who doesn’t love Play-Doh? While in the past ten years not a great deal has changed 2007 is definitely going to bring some interesting new developments including new sets, fantastic storage solutions (including an octopus) and even mats encouraged to make your child do the cleaning up afterwards! As for the above penguin he’s part of a new series called Play-Doh ‘Make ‘n Display. Each set contains a few cubes of colour and a quick guide to making a few simple figures. The real magic behind the set is the plastic container it comes in which can be placed over your figures allowing you to preserve them forever. There’s even a To and From bit on the bottom in case your kids fancy making you something as a gift. I’d also like the point out the warning inside the box “Model results vary depending on child’s age and level of skill” which is why Marie made the above figure instead of me….
Who doesn’t love bears? Mbears are the latest not to cuddly companions to the stikfas brand which includes all manner of quirky little figures such as brilliantly styled skeletal robots. Mbears themselves can be positioned in a number of ways and even come with removable sun glasses (although it’s a little creepy to see that they lack eye sockets underneath). It’s easy to see the potential for hundreds of these little guys to take over a toy store near you before you know it.
Who doesn’t love .. err… Kooti Kooti? Our starter pack essentially contained two figures which you’re supposed to flick around a flat surface until you eventually land on your opponent. Up to four players can play at once and each KootiKooti has a different point amount which affects the number of times you will have to pin an opponent to win. At the moment it seems hard to picture how it all works but it’s clear as soon as it becomes a playground phenomenon everyone will want one.