Playmates Toys just came out with a new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys that go along with the new movie that is coming out later this summer. These toys are a must-have for any TMNT fan. My son tried out action figures for each of the characters. They come with weapons and are very realistic. They have more of an ‘adult’ and modern look than the other action figures that we have from the TMNT. There are a variety of action figure sizes available beginning with very small figures and moving up to large turtles that are about one foot in height. You can also get role play toys from the Playmates Toys line including masks, weapons, shells and more. I was impressed with the pricing on these latest toys. Normally action figures can be quite expensive but this new line of turtles is pretty affordable. You can get the large figure for under $20 at some retailers. The smaller action figures can be purchased for under $10.
A popular toy release that many kids were waiting for this summer is the Wubble Bubble Ball. We originally saw this product in a commercial on TV and my son was intrigued. The product boasts the Wubble is like a bubble but won’t pop like a bubble will. It bounces, moves and behaves just like a bubble. In each package you receive the Wubble Bubble and a special air pump to inflate the bubble. It took us a few times to get the pump working but we finally got the Wubble Bubble inflated. It expanded to about 3 feet in size and did what it was supposed to. It bounced, rolled around the yard and was fun to play with. Unfortunately our Wubble popped within about an hour of inflating it. My advice is to play with it very gently. If you want to keep your Wubble functional you should stick to bouncing it gently or rolling it around your yard. Keep it away from plants with thorns, fences that have sharper parts, etc.
The Lego Movie
Late June brought the release of the Lego Movie on DVD and Blu Ray. We had ours preordered awhile ago and now it’s a regularly played video in our house this summer when we’re taking a break from the heat or other activities. Lego released a number of sets for The Lego Movie and there are plenty of other books and toys related to this popular 2014 summer hit.
Ingenuity By Bright Starts
For the summertime babies in your life you can look into the Ingenuity Swing by Bright Starts. The InLighten Cradling Swing is a great product to have on hand to keep your baby happy all through the summer months. This is the most modern swing I’ve seen yet. This product allows you to customize the music that is played while in use and you can even choose the photos that are displayed on the clear display on the swing. You can adjust the swing to a number of different positions and the best part in my opinion is that it comes with an AC adapter. If you use your swing a lot you won’t have to worry about constantly keeping fresh batteries on hand. You can take this swing wherever you need to go thanks to its compact size and shape.