7th – 13th May: Weekly Toy News Round Up
Skim read my weekly toy news highlights and you can convince you kids that you know what’s going on in their world.
Morph Suits now available for kids
You’ve probably seen these tight, all-in-one, full body suits on adults before, perhaps on some wierd TV talent contest inviting members of the nation to demonstrate they have entertainment skills, and now Morphsuits have released a kids version.
I first saw these at London Toy Fair in January, and to be honest they just really freaked me out. But now I have seen the kids range, and the Ninja suit (pictured) in particular, I can see the appeal to kids. I know my 7 year old would love to dress up in the Ninja or Racing Driver suits. I was also relieved to hear that the head piece attaches separately so in the event of tears, upset, or if you just need to make eye contact (to tell them to calm down and stop ricocheting off the sofa), you can easily take the head covering off, then replace it when the drama has passed, without needing to remove the whole suit.
These are £30 and are available now from Morphkids.co.uk
Disney’s Jake and the Neverland Pirates Toys Coming to UK soon
Thanks to Fisher Price Jake and the Neverland Pirate fans will be able to turn the TV off and recreate the fun.
The centre piece of the new range is Bucky’s Musical Pirate Ship (pictured), but there are also soft toys, role play toys and a talking action figure.
The range is available now in the US, (so you can check the products and reviews out on Amazon.com) and will be released here in the Summer.
Series 7 LEGO Minifigures released
The Series 7 collection includes: Aztec Warrior, Bagpiper, Bride, Bunny Suit Guy, Daredevil, Evil Knight, Computer Programmer, Hippie, Ocean King, Grandma Visitor, Rocker Girl, Galaxy Patrol, Swimming Champion, Jungle Boy, Tennis Ace and Viking Woman.
Channel 5’s City of Friends launches website
Fans of City of Friends on Channel 5’s Milkshake – there’s a new interactive website with games, activities and show clips just been launched. You can find it at cityoffriends.com
New WWE toys coming soon from Mattel
WWE Brawlin’ Buddies (pictured) are super-size WWE plush characters really come to life with fighting sounds and signature phrases.
Also new is the WWE High Flying Fury play set, for launching WWE FlexForce figures into the air flying, spinning, crashing and bashing through breakable ladders, tables and chairs.
The popular WWE Rumblers line has also been extended with the WWE Rumblers Blastin’ Breakdown Ring.
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