Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Biscuit My Lovin Pup Review - Annoying Robot Or Cute 'N Cuddly New Member of Your Family?

Biscuit My Lovin PupBiscuit My Lovin Pup is a robotic dog that is designed to be fun for preschool and elementary school aged children. We've all seen those little (annoying) yappy robotic dogs, but is this one different? In a word; yes.

Biscuit is a yellow lab type dog, and he is more realistically sized than other toys as well. At the same time, he is not so large that he will overwhelm your child. His large size seems to be an attempt by Hasbro's Furreal Friends to make sure this dog is as realistic as possible.

Biscuit the dog also listens to voice commands. This can be a lot of fun, though you can't expect him to listen to everything you say! He knows about six different commands, which should be more than enough to keep your little one entertained and excited.

Another feature of this robotic dog is that he has sensors on his body. That means if you pet or stroke him he can feel it and react! Again, this has some limitations, but it also means he's far more realistic than any of the other dog-bots out there.

Biscuit comes with an adoption certificate as well. This was one of the features we liked the best because it is such a nice touch. You can register your child as the owner online, which makes everything a lot more personalized and special.

Our verdict? While you'll certainly be able to tell the difference between Biscuit and a real dog, he's real looking and acts real enough to ensure that he'll be a favorite toy in your household. He's cute, sweet, and does tons of tricks you honestly have to see to believe.

Biscuit My Lovin Pup definitely tops the list of must-have toys for this year. He's a great investment for families that don't have a dog, or who want another dog friend (and doesn't make messes!).

Of course, before you take the plunge on Furreal Friends Biscuit you'll need to make sure you do your homework to find the best price! There are definitely some stores out there that charge more than others. We've done the research and found the best deals on Biscuit at Saving money on the hottest toy of the year? There is nothing better than that!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Best Selling Christmas Toys For Girls

What are this year's best selling Christmas toys for girls? With this list you will get a complete Christmas guide for your girl. No need to run around the mall trying to think of the perfect gift.

Let's see:

If your little girl is aged from a few months to two years, this year's hottest toys are the ones that have a lot of lights and melodies, like Little Superstar Sing-Along. While looking at herself in the mirror, she will enjoy various sounds that start to play when buttons are pressed. With five different songs, she will be able to sing along or dance to the music. Another best selling toy is a chair with a bouncing pad which rotates 360 degrees. While playing with stalk toys, spinning balls, butterflies and caterpillar shaped beads, your girl will learn how develop leg coordination.

If your girl is aged from two to four years, the best gift to give her this year is a digital camera, specially created for little girls to easily document her adventures. It comes with a simple-to-use photo editing software, so she can add creative touches to her pictures. Another best selling Christmas gift is a Ponyville Playset. What girl doesn't like ponies and amusement parks? With this playset, she will entertain herself for hours with this pink-themed amusement park.

If your girl is aged from five to seven years the absolute hottest toy this year is a realistic FurReal puppy. Biscuit responds to six different commands, he can also give paw and ask for a treat. With a soft fur and glossy eyes, your girl will love having her own puppy. If she likes to play video games, she will definitely love the Barbie Fashion Show video game. Now she can become a fashion designer, with her own fashion line. There are lots of outfits and accessories so the possibilities are endless.

If your girl is aged from eight to eleven years and likes music, she will love the Hanna Montana acoustical guitar, specially designed for little girls. This year video games are very popular. Any game, where they get to sing, or dance is hot this year. Maybe she would enjoy recruiting her own cheerleader team to win the cheerleading tournament.

Older girls, aged 12+ years will love interactive video games like Wii Fit, a new cell phone or a new mp3 player. If she likes to read, the most popular gift this year is the new wireless reading device with over 190 000 electronic books available. I'm sure have already heard of it.

Since we have busy lives, there has never been easier to shop online than today. Online shopping can save you a great deal of time and stress, so I suggest you do it too this year. To avoid endless queues and a possibility of toys running out of stock, do your Christmas shopping earlier this year. To get a complete best selling Christmas toys list, go here: and save yourself a lot of time and stress that this time of year usually brings.

Anzur Ursa

Friday, November 7, 2008

Why Elmo Live Makes a Great Christmas Gift

elmo liveOctober 13th, 2008 marked the arrival of Elmo Live; the dancing, rapping and storytelling animatronic doll that'll be burning up retail this holiday season! We've thoroughly evaluated his MC skills, jokes and hugging ability. He's a really fun little animatronic dude, at least for a short little while. Elmo has four touch sensitive buttons that allow you to touch his foot, back, nose and stomach- and he does different things depending on where you press. It's good to see that Elmo still raps, and his instant classic "Elmo's gotta get on up" is as head-bobbing as ever! When you touch him on his back, he says all kinds of insanely lovable things such as asking for hugs or asking you to scratch his itch, etc. In reality, Elmo can get downright clingy!

But is he really worth the $60 price tag? Or more realistically, the possible hundreds of dollars you'll spend buying him on eBay when supplies run out of stock? He's not as cuddly and interactive as previous Elmo's; and you'll mostly have to sit back after touching him and just let him do his thing. Despite all you may have seen of him, you might find yourself getting bored fairly quickly with him. The worst fact is that his motor skills are just as loud as his voice, which actually detracts from the fun in a big way.

On the plus side, most kids go absolutely nuts for Elmo! In this truly life-like creation of Elmo, for the first time ever, Elmo seems to actually be speaking as his mouth opens and closes just like the real live-action muppet, Elmo from Sesame Street!

Fisher Price has truly done it again, and created Elmo Live, an amazing animatronic Elmo that does it all! He dances, he sings and he even tells stories! Your kids will never run out of fun times with this Elmo! The most advanced Elmo robot ever created, this Elmo Live doll seems very similar to the real Sesame Street muppet character made legendary by Kevin Clash. Elmo Live's mouth moves up and down as his head bounces about complete with frantic arm waving that makes Elmo so hysterical to children and adults alike. He even crosses and uncrosses his legs between switching and standing as he entertains you and your family with cool songs and stories!

Elmo Live- Features

-Elmo Live Dances and sings while he tells interesting and fascinating stories and jokes, plays games with you and other interactive tricks.
-Elmo Live will automatically go to sleep when left unattended. This is to help save battery life.
-Elmo Live has a built-in tilt sensor. For example, if he falls, he will ask you to help him get back up.
-Elmo Live has touch sensors in his tummy, back, nose and left foot!
-Elmo Live features Animatronic style servos that animate his torso and shoulders. His legs have no movement actuators in them but they do appear to move when his torso lifts him in to standing position.
-When someone hugs Elmo, he says "Elmo loves you too" and "thank you"!
-When you squeeze Elmo's nose, you hear a honking sound, and Elmo stands up to sneeze.
-Elmo can even blow kisses!
-When Elmo falls over, he will ask , "Uh-oh! Elmo fell down. Can you help Elmo up? Once he is picked back up, he will say" Thank you. You're Elmo's best friend!"

With all the built-up hype, it's easy to see how this toy will be the hottest thing this Christmas! Experts estimate that this will be the IT toy of the 2008 holiday season. The good news? If you really want to get an Elmo Live, you can get it now!

Find out more about Elmo Live and where to get hold of this desirable toy in time for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Top Christmas Toys For Toddlers

Nothing is more fun than shopping for Christmas toys for toddlers. All of sudden, the task at hand is more important than what is going to be served at the holiday gathering! Seeing the surprise and delight in young ones' eyes can be enough to restore your own Christmas spirit. So, start early and have fun. Online shopping can take you the world over, but actually getting in the stores and watching some children in the toy sections can also inspire you this holiday season.

Toddlers are so easy to please! Anything new makes them happy and, of course, the box is a treasure. Think of your play space and a comfortable noise level, as you shop for the perfect gifts. The toddler in your life will respond to almost anything that pulls and pushes, or that involves dressing up and make believe. Activities such as dancing are first discovered at Christmas time as the toddlers are introduced to little musical instruments and sing-a-longs with new friends, and old, from their favorite toddler shows. Toddler keyboards are big this year as Christmas toys for toddlers. The concept of having a keyboard just like Mommy's or Daddy's, is going to make your toddler feel very important, and ready for work or play!

A toddler laptop is also available with all the pretend bells and whistles your toddler identifies your big computer with. Work side by side as your toddler begins to learn his or her way around the lap top. Little houses for little animals are a lot of fun, too, as pretending to run a home is a great outlet for creativity and imagination. Another great item that you do not see on many hot lists is puppets. These Christmas toys for toddlers provide hours of fun. Invite the play group over to participate, or simply Mom and Dad. Good old fashion play with plenty of involvement from Mom and Dad is still the best teaching tool a toddler depends upon.

Activity play mats for the younger toddler may be just the thing you wish to shop for this year. They come in all shapes and sizes but, perhaps, the one that is sure to draw your baby's attention is the one where you actually create a photo collage of your family for your toddler to recognize and identify. Some of these toys can be heirlooms to be preserved, such as this play mat. Another great idea for the toddler on the go is its own personal photo album! Mom and Dad can be found all day long in this album designed especially for toddlers. Christmas toys for toddlers are at their best when providing comfort.

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