Thanks to Hasbro, Christmas came a little early this year. Hasbro sent my children a FurReal Friends Newborn Panda Bear and three Transformers (Revenge of the Fallen) toys to play with. It’s too bad I couldn’t wrap them up and pretend they came from dad and mom. After watching the kids play with the toys, here’s what I have to say (besides thank you to Hasbro).
FurReal Friends Newborn Panda Bear
This little toy is so cute even my little tomboy loves it. The Little Monkey (age four) looks so adorable playing with the panda newborn (she named him Butchee — the name came from the book Fluffy Goes To School). The FurReal Panda makes soft noises and moves a little. The little panda is intended for kids age four and up (the Little Princess also loves the Fur Real panda and she’s nine). It’s a fun and cuddly gift for a little one. The FurReal Panda sells for $18.95 at Amazon (the price goes up and down daily). Amazon also has other Fur Real Friends — like a kitten, monkey, puppy, polar bear, and elephant.
Here’s a blurb about the Fur Real Friends Newborn Panda Bear:
Take good care of this sweet little bear and you’ll be best friends! Give him lots of bear hugs and watch him “come to life” as he moves his head — and even makes realistic panda bear sounds! Feed him his bottle while you snuggle and cuddle him. The more you play with him, the happier he’ll be! And the included adoption certificate means that the two of you can be best friends forever! Electronic panda bear comes with a bottle and an adoption certificate.
Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen
The three Transformers toys Hasbro sent my kids are: Optimus Prime ($29.95), Demolisher ($22.58), and Sideswipe ($6.29). Transformers toys are intended for children ages five and up. My son (age six) loves them. I think Transformer toys are amazing, but I need an Easy button. I had trouble transforming Optimus Prime the truck to Optimus Prime the Autobot. My Little Princess was able to transform Demolisher and Sideswipe before I could transform Optimus (I guess this dad is not smarter than a fourth grader). Transformers are excellent presents for kids — especially children who like to figure things out. If they are not the patient type (like my son), you’ll have to transform the toys for them.
It’s a shame Hasbro didn’t send me a Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber for review. I think the Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers are Hasbro’s coolest toys. They are a bit spendy, but they use motion sensors to trigger the awesome Star Wars sound effects. A Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber is an excellent gift for a very lucky child (or dad). Some Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers listed on Amazon:
Other Hasbro toys you might like:
- Lazertag System (complete two player system lets you battle in real life lazer combat with two or more players)
- Nerf Dart Tag Hyperfire Deluxe 2 Player Blaster Set (it’s like Lazertag, but with Nerf darts instead)
- G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra (we saw the movie recently and now my son likes to imitate Snake Eyes by sticking a toy sword down the back of his shirt)
- My Little Pony
- Littlest Pet Shop
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Nerf (a fun classic)
- Star Wars