Hasbro also holds their own Toy Fair Showroom around this time and invites bloggers to preview the latest by their many brands from board games, action figures to pre-school toys. It's like a mini trade show of its own. Below is just some of awesomeness that I got to see:
First, we were able to get hands-on by playing with Play-Doh, a favorite of mine. Using their new Frosting Fun Bakery and Flip N' Frost Cookies playsets (available Spring 13) with the softer Play-Doh Plus, you can make and frost pretend cupcakes and cookies. Don't they look real? Too bad they aren't edible.
|Snuggling with Playskool's Big Hugs Elmo|
Recently, Monopoly let fans vote online for which classic token should be retired (the iron) and what new token should be added. I voted for the cat and it won! We got a sneak peek at the new board with the winning cat piece, which comes out this Fall.
The new Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker and Cross bows are designed for girls and shoot Nerf arrows. It's very Hunger Games and allows girls to channel their inner Katniss. I so would have rocked this when I was younger, since I loved more active role-playing like this. Heck, I want one now, but have to wait until the Fall when they come out for under $25.
I'm addicted to Bejeweled on my iPad and now that addiction can be played offline on a physical board with multiple players this Spring for $19.99. The game also comes with a download of the Bejeweled 3 online game. Isn't it pretty, too?