Today, we are looking at what Hasbro has to offer. In 2013, Hasbro has a huge range of toys. In fact, it might just be Hasbro’s biggest offering. We couldn’t possibly cover every toy that they are releasing this year in this blog post. We decided to only talk about the biggest and best toys coming from the toy behemoth.
We have seen a lot of great Superhero movies. Our favorite just happens to be the Avengers. Hasbro released a ton of Avengers toys to go along with the movie. Of course, there is wide range of role playing toys including an update to the mega popular Hulk Smash hands. Chances are if kids want to imitate any of the Avengers, there is a role playing toy for them. You will find Thor’s hammer, Iron Man’s beam, and Captain America’s shield. However, the one Avengers toy that everybody wants is the huge Shield Helicarrier. This toy is absolutely massive at 3 feet long. It’s the type of toy every geek dreams about playing with as a kid.
Another big Superhero movie was the Amazing Spiderman. I’ll be honest I didn’t watch the remake with my kids. There are only so many times you can remake Spiderman. I’ve heard from friends that the movie was pretty cool. The biggest toy out of this line is going to be web shooting Spiderman. This toy is able to shoot webs out of its wrists. It actually retracts the web from one side and shoots it out of the other side. It’s the type of toy that every older Spiderman fan dreamed of when they were kids. Now our kids actually get one. Lucky them. Of course, for kids who want to be Spiderman, there is a Spiderman mask with glowing eyes. We are also going to get a healthy lineup of Spiderman action figure toys featuring Spiderman and the Lizard. You can find more top toys from the movies at: www.squidoo.com.
Even though there was no new Transformers movie this year, it doesn’t mean that there won’t be new Transformers toys. Our favorite new toy from this line is the new Transformers Prime Optimus Maximus toy. This is a transforming Optimus Prime that has 3 modes: fortress, battle mode, and robot. He’s holds up to 9 Cyberverse figures. There is also a new range of mini-bots called Bot Shots. These are collectible toys that kids can battle with. The game plays out very similarly to Rock, Paper, and Scissors. It’s the type of game that is designed to suck hours out of your life.
When we heard that some the new Star Wars toys would be based on the Phantom Menace, we sort of cringed. However, the Star Wars MTT Droid Carrier Vehicle actually looks sort of cool. It is based on the cruisers that appeared near the end of the film. The droids can actually pop out from inside of the ship. There are also these new small collectible toys that feature all of the most popular characters from the Star Wars Universe.
Back in 1998, the Furby made a big splash. Hasbro is bringing back Furby again this year with the Furby Party Rockers. These cute little interactive guys can now interact with last year’s model. Furbies are perfect for toddlers and young girls. If you want to see the most realistic robotic pet ever, check out FurReal Friends Baby Butterscotch. This toy features the most advanced technology ever. It almost behaves like a real pet pony. When you pet it, it moves extremely realistically. It’s perfect for little girls who have always dreamed of owning their own pony. Now they can.
We have only really scratched the surface of what Hasbro has to offer. They have a ton of new board games and even Play-Doh and My Little Pony is back. Hasbro really has a great line up this year for Christmas and there is something for just about everyone. It’s going to be an exciting Christmas for kids later this year.