Toys Toys Toys

by Robyn Wright on August 8, 2012

in Reviews & Giveaways

The Big Toy Book Sweet Suite 2012One of the things I was able to do while in New York was attend The Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite event. This was a showcase of toys for all ages. Along with being able to see the toys in person, I was able to get hands on with many of them and learn more from the brand reps as well. While it was kind of odd to get to the location of the event, it was worth the effort. I also loved that in the main area there were places to sit while I learned more about products and talked to reps. Such a small thing like that is really appreciated! It was also nice that at the end of the event, as you were leaving, they gave goodie bags. This was much easier than having to pick up things as we went along. I worried at first that it would be too much I was not interested in, but they really did a good job on picking out items to include with a wide range of appeal.

Here is a quick glance at a few of my favorites. There will be more to come and I am hoping to work with some of these brands and hopefully get them to offer some giveaways for you all also!

nanoblock pig

nanoblock – This picture does not really show you, but these are teeny tiny building blocks. Think the classic building bricks we all love, but in micro versions! Not for the little kids – but fun for us adult kids especially I think. I received this little pink pig set so when I put it together I will take multiple pics to show you.

xbox kinect

The Xbox Kinect does more than I realized. Yes, you can play video games without controllers, but you can also control the other Xbox functions, like watching videos and movies, using the Kinect controls. On a side note, I also learned that the Kinect PR rep has a great sense of humor (her email blast). Oh, and I got the cutest little plus Big Bird for my nephew at their booth also.

peter rabbit 110

Peter Rabbit is 110 years old! Who knew? We all grew up with this lovely story and there is more to come! A new book, The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, will be launching soon. Honestly, I can’t help but smile when I look at Peter Rabbit and the other characters.

Other favorites were the Micro Chargers, Life and Monopoly games played on a board but with a tablet also for more interaction, Mad Libs, D3 video games, some really cute fairy dolls based on a Nickelodeon show which I can’t remember the name of but I will find out, great lunchboxes that open to play mats, fun craft kits for tweens, and the latest HexBug Warriors (so cool). I will have individual posts on these toys coming up over the next couple of months. Stay tuned!

Disclosure: I received samples of many products from The Big Toy Book event. Opinions are my own. I am also receiving an entry into a giveaway for this post – but I would have done the same even without the giveaway.

© 2012, Robyn Wright. All rights reserved.

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1 Doodle741 August 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm

The Kinect is so stinkin’ awesome!  I can’t wait to hear more about the new, hot toys!

2 Jean Parks August 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I was hoping you’d get a review up of this event quickly, you always pick the best toys to focus on! I love the Hexbugs because they drive my evil cat crazy :)

3 terrik August 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I’m especially interested in toys, and the board games + tablet interaction are appealing to me. I’m also looking forward to more information about the DS games because I’m seriously thinking of getting my son a new DS for Christmas.

4 Tiffany Winner August 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm

i watched this event through the live feed/twitter party they did

5 nanlara August 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm

i loved madlibs as a kid

6 Robyn's Online World August 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

I love them as an adult – and I got some MadLib bandages which are pretty cool J

7 Crissy Durst August 13, 2012 at 3:41 am

The nanoblocks are really cool, I am not sure if I would have the patience to build with such small blocks, but I am sure my son would love them!

8 Angel S. August 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Those nanoblocks are cool!

9 Rose September 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm

My niece has a kinect and they are super cool, I’m on the hunt now for some nanoblocks.

10 Shannon Whitfield September 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm

We love Peter Rabbit at our house! I can’t believe there’s a next installment of the classic story! The nanoblocks look fun, and the pig is too cute:) We got a Kinect last Christmas as a gift from Hubby’s parents and we love love love it! My 4 year old has a blast with the sesame street games and we like the fitness programs..

11 terry petero November 8, 2012 at 9:14 pm

My kids love to read my books at night as i love to read to them, they dont have many books but we read them over and over and even though my kids dont have what normal kids have they never complain even though it breaks my heart, they dont have and xbox are wii , they are lucky if they are able to get a 3 dollar movie every other month as a treat and although it breaks my heart my kids are so appreciative of everything they never take anything for granted and i have always wanted a wii for the exerscise dance that they have , but im unable to afford it do to my situation.

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