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Mattel’s #ListToppers and a Giveaway

15th December 2015

Christmas is around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re not even close to done with shopping for everyone on your list. I see scrambling for last minute gifts two days before Christmas in my future.

Do you have any little ones on your list? Mattel’s annual #ListToppers Toy List features 12 great toys this year, including:

  • Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo
  • Barbie 2015 Holiday Doll
  • Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Turbo Flip Thomas
  • Fisher-Price Smart Toy-Bear
  • Barbie Rock ‘n Royal Lead Doll/Co-Lead Doll
  • Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Feature Horse
  • Monster High Boo York, Boo York Floatation Station Astranova Doll & Accessory
  • Monster High Gooliope Jellington
  • Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage
  • Matchbox Treasure Truck
  • Mega Bloks First Builders Block Scooping Wagon

And our favourite….Ever After High Way Too Wonderland Dolls!

ever after dolls

In my house, my nine-year-old loves the Ever After High line and the dolls featured in this year’s #ListToppers were no exception. The Way Too Wonderful dolls include Kitty Cheshire, Madeline Hatter, Apple White and Lizzie Hearts. Their outfits are fantastic and come with pocket watches that open, fun accessories and doll stands. These will be a hit under the tree this year.

Would you like one? I’m giving away an Ever After High Way Too Wonderland Doll just in time for Christmas. You get to pick your favourite from the four dolls shown above as well. Being so close to Christmas, I’d love to get this to you in time (although I can’t guarantee it), so this will be a quick giveaway, ending THIS FRIDAY at midnight!! Enter below – it is open to Canadian residents only! GOOD LUCK!

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Fijit Friends – Review and Giveaway

12th December 2011

If you have a little girl, the odds are you’ve heard of the Fijit Friends toy.

Fijit Friends, by Mattel, are these sweet robotic toys that can interact with your child. It is programmed to react to certain sayings, and when uttered, the Fijit reacts by dancing, or singing, or even telling a joke.

There are four Fijit friends available right now – Serafina, Logan, Willa and Sage – and each has their own little personality. They recognize over 30 keywords and have over 150 phrases. They sing, they dance, they tell jokes and they will even fall asleep if you tell them to.

When we first opened up the Fijit, my five year old was excited to see it play out of demo mode. We sat together, so I could teach her what she had to say in order to get a response, since she wasn’t able to read every word on the card.  The Fijit comes with a Keyword Reference Card that tells you what to say to get the Fijit to dance, talk, etc.

The instructions also suggest that you speak clearly and about 30-60 cm from the Fijit, or you may not get the proper response. There were a few times where the five year old got a bit frustrated because her normal five year old lisp got in the way of being clearly understood. But she got over it pretty quickly.

Her favorite thing is when the Fijit dances – you can use your own music, or it plays its own music. It’s super cute, and it even spins around when it’s “getting down”.

The Fijit also has a “chirp” mode – this mode works by recognizing “sonic chirps” from other sources (currently found on fijitfriends.com and a future, not yet released app).

Check out what they can do in this video:

Fijits are available at ToysRUs, Target, Amazon, and many other retailers, but this time of year, it might be difficult to find one. Let me help you with that!

GIVEAWAY!!

I’m giving away a Fijit Friend to one lucky winner!!

MANDATORY ENTRY:

  • Leave a comment below telling me which Fijit you would hope to win and who you would gift it to.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL ENTRY:

  • Tweet the following (once) and leave a comment below saying you did: Enter to win a Fijit Friend on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog (Ends 12/16) – http://bit.ly/tU0XLq
RULES:
  • Open to Canadian Residents only
  • Ends THIS Friday, December 16th at NOON – so we can try our best to get it to you before XMAS!
  • Cannot guarantee which Fijit you will receive as your prize.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random. org

UPDATE: Congrats to my winner – #2 maria (@mariab76) – Thanks to everyone who entered!!

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