11 Holiday Best Bets from this Year’s Crop of New Toys [Fisher-Price & More]

Screen Shot 2016-10-25 at 10.56.17 AMSooo many toys have hit the shelves in the last few months. Which are worth your holiday shopping dollars?

With BC’s What Makes a Good Toy guidelines in mind, Here are eleven toys that I wouldn’t be surpised to see on BC’s Toys that Get Played With lists in years to come:

Screen Shot 2016-10-24 at 2.40.26 PMPower Wheels 12-volt Wild Thing

  • Ages: 5-10
  • MSRP: $300
  • Blurb: “Using the dual joystick steering controls, they can shift it into forward or reverse and spin it 360 degrees for a whirling, twirling thrill ride! “
  • Learn more: Video (Baby Gizmo)

Screen Shot 2016-10-24 at 2.43.14 PMDisney Junior Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Care Cart

  • Ages: 3-6 years
  • MSRP:: $50
  • Blurb: “Cart features a light & sound patient scanner with two interchangeable cards, a talking EKG area with a printout EKG roller, a kid powered blood pressure pump, a real working drawer, and a patient bed!”
  • Learn more: Video (TTPM)

VTech Go! Go! Smart Friends Enchanted Princess PalaceScreen Shot 2016-10-24 at 2.49.25 PM

  • Ages: 1-5 years
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Blurb: “This epic palace expands to more than four feet wide and has a variety of luxurious rooms, including a ballroom, music room, kitchen, parlor and observation tower. While exploring the palace with Princess Darla, place her on the five MagicPoint™ locations to experience her friendly personality, lights and more. When Princess Darla sits at her MagicChat™ tea set table with a friend (additional characters sold separately), they will chat and sing with each other. “
  • Learn more: Video (TTPM)

Screen Shot 2016-10-24 at 2.50.43 PMImaginext Ultra Ice Dino

  • Ages: 3-8
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Blurb: Turn the Power Pad behind his tail and he starts walking. A turn of the Power Pad above his left hip allows him to stand to his full height of 2 ½ feet tall – and activates the LED lights in his spikes and his eyes. And when you turn the third Power Pad, his mouth opens and closes with awesome chomping sound effects – and even fires arrows! If that isn’t enough to scare away enemies, he has two ice boulder launchers in his chest and back that can be fired at the push of a button – and a projectile claw!”
  • Learn more: Video (BSCKids)

Imaginext DC Super Friends Super Hero Flight City

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  • Ages: 3-8
  • MSRP: $80
  • Blurb: “This awesome playset is two worlds in one. One side is Gotham city and the other is metropolis. The playset comes with 4 power pads. Turn the very top left power pad to have your favorite superhero take flight. Load Batman or Superman into the flight pack and watch him circle the city. Turn the second power pad on the Gotham city side to reveal a projectile launcher.”
  • Learn more: Video (Fisher-Price)

Screen Shot 2016-10-24 at 2.57.31 PMBarbie Ultimate Puppy Mobile

  • Ages: 3-7
  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Blurb: …this Barbie vehicle transforms from a sporty SUV to a playground perfect for Barbie doll, her sisters and their adorable pets…! …Lift up the roof of the SUV and pull open its sides to reveal a deluxe island-inspired play area! Play spaces include lounge areas, a tiki-themed smoothie bar…, a television, beds for all four puppies and a truly amazing feature: when one puppy rides down the zip line all the way across the play set, it triggers a fun palm tree “elevator” for another puppy!”
  • Learn more: Video (TheChildhoodLife Kids and Toys)

Laugh & Learn Crawl-around Learning CenterScreen Shot 2016-10-24 at 3.03.22 PM

  • Ages: 3-36 months
  • MSRP: $50
  • Blurb: “With 20+ activities and 4 sides of play, this grow-with-me toy takes your baby through important stages and milestones, from sitting … to crawling … to standing …. to cruising. There are over 150 sounds, songs, tunes & phrases. 4 panels with fun learning and busy activities all around for baby to explore. Plus a big arch that activates sounds when baby crawls through! “
  • Learn more: Video (Fisher-Price)

Mega Bloks First Builders Food Truck KitchenScreen Shot 2016-10-24 at 3.06.03 PM

  • Ages: 1-5 years
  • MSRP: $40
  • Blurb: “With two ways to play, this big, rolling truck opens into a stand-up kitchen where your little foodie can build all kinds of yummy curbside treats. Open the side window to reveal a stovetop for your frying pan. Next, open the roof to build a pantry where you can keep your ketchup, mustard and relish. Then, lift up the front grill, and start flipping your patties.”
  • Learn more: Video (TTPM)

Fisher-Price Little People Sit ‘n Stand Skyway Playset 

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  • Ages: 18 months – 5 years
  • MSRP: $40
  • Blurb: “They can start out zipping their wheelies vehicles over the roads and down the ramps of the horizontal town, stopping to fill up at the gas pump at the bottom. Then take it up. Up. Up to a vertical mountain skyway that stands over 3 ft. tall. Now toddlers can place their wheelies vehicles at the top and watch as the cars zip & zoom their way around & around (& around) the spiral ramps all the way to the bottom! Kids steer their own adventures as this skyway playset changes from a sit-at roadway to a stand-up mountain skyway (and back again!) with the help of mom or dad.”
  • Learn more: Video (GrowingYourBaby)

LeapFrog Fridge Numbers Magnetic SetScreen Shot 2016-10-24 at 3.30.36 PM

  • Ages: 2 – 4 years
  • MSRP: $20
  • Blurb: “Matching numbers to corresponding food tiles reinforces number learning and teaches the critical notion that they’re more than symbols-they represent quantities. Place a food tile in the basket to hear colors, counting and a helping of fun phrases like “How do you make a strawberry shake? You put it in the freezer!” and “Strawberries are a fruit!” “Can you find another fruit?” With magnetic play that sticks to the fridge or any other magnetic surface, little ones can help themselves to endless servings of numbers, colors and food groups.”
  • Learn more: Video (TTPM)

Fisher-Price Thomas the Train TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge JumpScreen Shot 2016-10-25 at 10.42.36 AM

  • Ages: 3 – 6 years
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Blurb: “After a tall, spiral ascent with Harold the helicopter, Thomas speeds down a huge ramp and the velocity launches him into the air! Thomas soars for over two feet (0,6 meters) through the air before landing safely on the other side and continuing his journey. This one-of-a-kind Thomas & Friends train set also features a cargo hopper, waving flags, a barrel cargo piece, and removable Harold the helicopter.”
  • Learn more: Video (Fisher-Price)

Which of these toys do you think your kids would enjoy most? Are there any other new toys we should be talking about?

See BCs Toys that Get Played With lists. New lists coming very soon!

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Columbus Day Flash Sale at Albee Baby [Bob, Britax, Baby Jogger, More]

Screen Shot 2016-10-10 at 9.59.07 AMAlbee Baby’s running a Columbus Day Flash Sale today only.

Save an extra 10% on over 100 baby gear items including these already discounted picks:

Free shipping when you spend $49 or more.

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40% Off at Gap Today Only [Plus Up to 50% Off Fall Sale]

Screen Shot 2016-10-10 at 9.22.04 AMTake 40% off your order at Gap online today with coupon code CRISP.

Excludes regular price jeans and sleepwear for kids, toddlers and babies. See site for full details.

Gap’s Fall Sale is on with up to 50% off tees, hoodies, pants, and lots more.

Shipping is free when you spend $50 or more.

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Last Day for Extra 20% Off $75+ at Disney Store [30% Off Costumes, $10 PJs, More]

Screen Shot 2016-10-10 at 9.02.33 AMToday’s the final day to take an extra 20% off your order of $75 or more at Disney Store.

Screen Shot 2016-10-10 at 9.08.34 AMUse coupon code SAVE20 at checkout.

Select kids’ sleepwear is $10 today only (reg. $12.95 to $19.95).

Costumes and accessories are still 30% off.

Free shipping when you spend $75 or more and use code SHIPMAGIC.

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Free Shipping, 40% Off Your Purchase at Crazy 8 Today

Screen Shot 2016-10-10 at 8.59.11 AMYou know how everything’s 40% off at Crazy 8 online during their Columbus Day Sale? Well, today that deal’s even better, because shipping on all orders is free!

No coupon code necessary. Priced as marked.

  • Tees start at $2.99
  • Dresses start at $5.99
  • Jeans start at $10
  • PJs start at $7.99

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35% Off at Old Navy [plus Up to 50% off Fall Sale & Free Shipping at $25]

Screen Shot 2016-10-09 at 9.45.20 AMTake 35% off your purchase at Old Navy online through Monday with coupon code FREESHIP.

Excludes Everyday Steals, Hot Deals, Today Only Deals, Jewelry and Clearance.

Don’t miss ON’s Fall for All event, going on now, with up to 50% off store-wide.

Screen Shot 2016-10-09 at 9.38.58 AMThis Frost Free vest for toddlers is just $8!

And today only, sweaters for kids are $10, and sweaters for adults are $12.

Shipping is free on orders of $25 or more today (it’s usually $50).

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$16.99 and Under Sale, 40% Off Outerwear & More & Free Shipping at Gymboree

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Shipping is free on all orders at Gymboree right now. Use coupon code SHOPTOIT at checkout.

Gymboree’s running their $16.99 and under sale right now, AND dressy styles, outerwear, and shoes are 40% off.

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