You might want to add these toys to your festive shopping lists

November 27, 2019

Hasbro has some incredible gift ideas for kids for the festive season, and if you’re short of ideas, read on for some ideas.

My kids were sent a Hasbro gift each to try out (and love) – Max got the Nerf Fortnite RL blaster, and Rebecca got the Play-Doh Popping Party. These are among the kids’ respective best brands, so it wasn’t a surprise that these were so appreciated and loved.

The Fortnite RL blaster combines two of my son’s fave things – Nerf and Fortnite. This one is inspired by the blaster used in the popular video game, and fires big foam rockets, with flexible hollow tips.

Max describes it as “blaster fun, easy and great to use”.

The Play-Doh Popcorn Party has taken centre stage among all of Rebecca’s other sets, and she’s now feeding us “popcorn” whenever we’re near a TV. The set comes with six colours of Play-Doh, a popcorn machine, buckets, food toppings and moulds, and even a syrup tool.

I love that with Play-Doh, even when kids aren’t making “perfect” creations, there is still lots of creative and imaginative play happening.

Here are some other Hasbro great gift ideas for kids – for the festive season and beyond.

FurReal Cubby

  • The Curious Bear Interactive Plush Toy has over 100 different interactions and responds to touch, voice and motion with moving eyes, nose, and mouth, his face is delightfully expressive. Cubby is a totally lovable, curious young cub and is eager to be picked up and held (he hugs you back), plays peek-a-boo, and let’s not forget snack time – feed him his bottle or treat and he’ll make eating sounds. Then, when it comes to bedtime, you switch him into a nighttime mode and he slowly falls asleep and plays a variety of music and white noise to also help the child sleep.  

Nerf

  • The Nerf Trilogy DS-15 toy blaster has ejecting shells to heat up your Nerf dart-blasting action. Unleash a triple-dart blast with this Nerf N-Strike Elite blaster that shoots 3 darts at once from each shell.  
  • The Nerf Fortnite AR-E blaster is inspired by the blaster used in Fortnite. Drop into indoor and outdoor Fortnite action with this motorised, dart-firing Nerf Elite Fortnite blaster that features two flip-up sights to help you align your shot and an acceleration button to power up the motor.
  • Go into battle with the bolt-action Nerf Rival Helios XVIII-700 blaster. Pull back the bolt to prime the blaster and unleash rounds at a velocity of 30 meters per second. The bolt placement can be customised to accommodate right or left-handed battlers.

Transformers

  • Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege plunges fans into the epic fight to survive on the final day of the Autobot and Decepticon battle to control Cybertron. Build the ultimate battlefield with Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege toy figures with customisable weapon configurations.
  • On the Transformers Cyberverse animated series the Allspark can harness incredible new powers, including the power to convert Earth vehicles into Spark Armor: battle-ready gear that allows them to fight in new places and in new ways. Kids can collect assorted Spark Armor figures (each sold separately) to discover more exciting characters from the Cyberverse series.

Frozen

  • Young fans of the Disney Frozen movies will love the Frozen 2 Singing Elsa and Anna Fashion dolls (each sold separately). Each doll includes a Frozen 2 inspired outfit, press the button on the bodice to watch the dress light up and hear a snippet of an original song from the Frozen 2 movie.
  • Kids can take magical Frozen adventures on the go with the Fold and Go Arendelle Castle portable playset. Inspired by Disney’s Frozen 2, this castle set has two floors of fun that fold up, and fun accessories are included to decorate the rooms.

Baby Alive

  • Baby Alive Happy Hungry Baby loves to eat. Mix baby’s food with water to make doll food that looks like the real thing. When you give baby her spoon, she opens wide and really eats her doll food. She also giggles, moves, and asks for more. With over 50 sounds and phrases, this sweet baby doll makes feeding and changing time feel oh-so-real and fun for little mommies and daddies.  
  • The Baby Alive Snip ‘n Style Baby is ready for you to brush, trim, and style her hair. Brush baby’s fringe with her interactive brush and watch it grow then hold the interactive scissors up to baby’s fringe and pretend to trim and watch the fringe get shorter! Includes 35+ sounds and phrases, and 12 hair accessories to style baby’s hair for any occasion. 

Play-Doh

  • Play-Doh continues to captivate kid’s imaginations.  Picture a land of colourful dreams where unicorns poop Play-Doh ice cream. Meet Tootie, the hilarious unicorn ice cream maker who loves to create silly Play-Doh sundaes. As she dispenses Play-Doh colours this unicorn toy makes laugh-out-loud sounds and even changes her facial expression.
  • Little chefs can go pizza crazy with the Play-Doh Stamp ‘n Top Pizza Oven.  Stamp a pizza crust in the oven, then go wild creating and customising with the variety of tools and moulds included. 

My Little Pony

  • Tickle Oh My Giggles Pinkie Pie toy and watch as she starts to giggle, wiggle and laugh – the more she is tickled the harder she laughs and the faster she moves. 
  • Cuddle and play with an adorable baby pony doll. Each My Little Pony baby doll has a moulded diaper and removable bib and bottle accessories. Feed the doll her bottle to activate sound. 

Mr Potato Head

  • Mr. Potato Head Movin Lips is an interactive talking toy, that’s fun and entertaining for kids as well as adults. Just attach his mouth and press the buttons, his lips synchronise to wacky songs and some funny phrases.

Games

  • Monopoly Fortnite – in this thrilling Fortnite inspired edition of the Monopoly game, players claim locations, battle opponents, and avoid the Storm to survive. The gameplay, design, and components of the board game include elements inspired by the video game including Fortnite locations and loot chest cards. Instead of Monopoly money, players earn Health Points (HP). Like in the Fortnite video game, the last player standing wins!
  • Make Monopoly Cheaters Edition boardgame a favourite go-to game for game nights and other fun get-togethers. Lean into those iconic (yet unspoken) Monopoly moments in which rules are bent, money is borrowed, and funny business is welcomed. Fake a die roll, steal some bills from the bank, and even skip out on rent. Complete a cheat to get a reward but fail a cheat and pay the consequences. The pretend handcuff unit that may leave players “chained” to the board is a fun addition to the game.
  • The Connect
    4 Shots
    game combines the gameplay of the original Connect 4 game with
    fast-paced, competitive excitement. Two players at a time race to get four balls
    of their colour in a row to win. Kids can also practice solo to prepare for a
    future Connect 4 Shots matchup.  

Stocking fillers

  • The Monopoly Deal Card Game is all the fun of the Monopoly game in a quick-playing card game. It comes with 110 cards including Property Cards, Rent Cards, House and Hotel Cards, and Wild Property Cards and ideal for on-the-go fun.
  • Play-Doh Colour Burst is the classic non-toxic Play-Doh compound with an innovative way to mix and play. Use the roller or your hands to squish and blend the two colours together for a cool marbling and blending effect and watch the colours swirl and change before your eyes.
  • It’s
    a real treat to experience the irresistibly fun Play-Doh Ice Pops ‘n Ice Cream
    Cones
    Assortment. Instead of a can, Play-Doh compound come in an airtight
    container shaped like an ice cream cone or ice pop. Use the built-in moulds to
    customise your own creations, complete with crazy candies.
  • Blast into big fun with the Nerf
    Microshots Fortnite
    series of collectible, mini-sized Nerf toy blasters. Blasters
    in this assortment include replicas of the FORTNITE TS blaster, FORTNITE RL
    blaster and FORTNITE Llama blaster, inspired by the iconic purple pinata loot
    box used in the popular video game.
  • The Lost Kitties Mice Mania milk carton singles come with a mouse or kitty figure, meme stickers, two hidden accessories and a collector’s sheet. Store the compound in the resealable carton so you can keep discovering over and over again.
  • Kids
    can image new adventures with their favourite rescue birds-in-training with the
    Top Wing Single Figure Assortment. Each poseable 7-cm figure is ready
    for action with five points of articulation and includes a snap-on ‘wings’ badge
    that kids can wear (figures sold separately).
  • The 15-cm
    Power Rangers Beast Morphers figures
    feature multiple points of
    articulation and design. With the included Morph-X key, kids can imagine
    unlocking hero powers in the Beast-X Morpher toy (sold separately).
  • The Marvel
    Figures
    assortment includes classic Marvel design. With these action
    figures kids can create scenes from the Marvel Universe or imagine their own
    incredible adventures. This assortment includes Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man
    and Thor.
  • My Little
    Pony Cutie Mark Crew
    combines the worlds of My Little Pony and
    Equestria Girls to imagine a universe of play and friendships. With a tropical
    vacation theme each blind bag includes an
    adorable 4cm figure, beach-themed accessory, collector card and a cute storage
    case.
  • Collect
    My Little Pony Equestria Girls Fashion Squad dolls (each sold
    separately)
    in this assortment to mix and match more styles. Each mini doll
    comes with two outfit pieces recognisable to her character, a pair of shoes,
    and an accessory to dress her up in her signature style.

Hasbro products are available from leading retailers including:  Takealot.com, Makro, Toys R Us, ToyZone, Toy Kingdom, Game and Checkers.

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