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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Foam Alive and Stretchy Sand With Endless Possibilities To Play | Incredible Novelties

Foam Alive

Foam Alive is a cool new toy we were introduced this fall. In October Indigo Kids hosted a special Halloween event to show kids Foam Alive products and Nickelodeon SLIME. That was fun experience digging through Foam Alive and finding little treasures.

Foam Alive

Foam Alive is a compound that comes to life when you play with it! Squeeze, make any shape out of it and compound slowly separates and starts to move like magic. It does not stop, and it looks like it is alive. Foam Alive is packed inside a plastic hourglass that allows to see the motion of the material when turning it upside down. It can be used as a storage container as well. It is fun exercise for hands and Teddy suggested that Foam Alive can be used as a good stress release. Compress Foam Alive repeatedly and then let it flow through your fingers. Squeeze it, mold this soft and fluffy substance and then watch how foam melts and un-shapes itself.

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It is available in three colors: Purple Pulse, Lava Lime, and Blue Blitz. If you mix these three colors - you can get festive flowing compound. This foam never dries out and probably creates a little mess when separates. But I like it comes dry and does not stick to the floors or a carpet. We can just pick the foam or vacuum little pieces. At Indigo Kids we learned funny game to play with Foam Alive! with kids called Treasure Hunt. You can place different little things or toys inside the tray with Foam and invite kids to find all the treasure items. It is actually lots of fun!

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Stretchy Sand is a new way to play with slime. It looks like a slime, can stretch and flow, but when you touch the compound, it feels like sand. The Sand has a unique texture, super soft and stretchy. You can squeeze, twist, separate it, then put back together and stretch! It is prefect for games, craft & art activities and pretend plays.  It allows you to use imagination and create various shapes! We had fun time playing with it as a dough, slime, a tester for science experiments, food, letters and even sea creatures. Possibilities are endless!

Stretchy Sand is prefect for kids and adults to use, it is non-toxic and can be used multiple times. The sand comes in a resealable tub that looks like a sand pail with a lid and a handler. When you finished playing just place your sand in the container till next time. Besides being fun toy to play Stretchy Sand can help reduce stress and anxiety! Just give it a try! Stretchy Sand is designed for kids ages 3 and up. It is available in four colours: pink, purple, green and blue.

These toys are sold online and in-stores Toys “R” Us, Indigo, Mastermind across Canada. The price for Foam Alive sets starts from $4.99. and Stretchy Sand is $9.99 for a tub.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Jeannie's Crab Lake Christmas by David Mulford Book Review | Brown Books Kids

Jeannie's Crab Lake Christmas

Winter is the magical season. When wild storms make the perfect frost-encrusted winter landscapes. Otters, hedgehogs, birds, deer and other animals get ready to face the cold. It means that Christmas time is very close. The woods are about to open a secret about the most festive time of the year. In the wilderness near Crab Lake nature tells a story about the most wonderful event which can happen only on Christmas!

Jeannie often visits Crab Lake during summer time, but this year she decides to come to the cottage in for Christmas. All the animals in the lake country are excited to meet Jeannie, because they often see her in summer.  Even bears and hedgehogs who hibernate in winter decide to greet Jeannie and postpone their sleep. And do you know the secret, animal can talk, but only in winter! This time they can tell Jeanine stories about their life and share how happy they to see her at the Crab Lake.

Once Jeanine arrives, animal greet her and invite to a special place in the woods where they celebrate winter season. There bear can dance, animals can sing and tell interesting stories. Deer arrive with a sleigh to take Jeanine. They move up and down hills, passing trees and bushes, fields covered with snow blankets. She realizes that Crab Lake is the most beautiful place she ever seen!

Once they arrived at the spot in the woods, the festivities start with cheer and joy. Bears start dancing, they sing their lovely songs. Then other animals join to the dance and tell their verses and stories of the woods. When animals can talk, it is easy for Jeanine to understand what happens in the lake country. Everyone is served delicious food at the celebration, I think hot honey punch flavored with chestnut and spices is a nice treat!

It is time to get back to the cottage for Jeannie. While the festivities are over the strongest friendship is built and fond memories about new friends the lady wants to share with other family members as they gather around the fireplace.


Jeannie's Crab Lake Christmas by David Mulford is beautifully written book with lovely illustrations. We were impressed how the author describes winter landscapes, nature and a forest. Teddy said you can feel and imagine that you stand outside in the middle of the woods surrounded by trees and forest animals. In the book you meet bear cub Pudgey and his family, kind Mr. Woodchuck, distinguished Bellknap Beaver, and the deer, the wolves, the cardinals, squirrels and many more. Enjoy the lovely holiday story and believe that animal can talk on Christmas!

About the Author
For David Mulford and his wife, Jeannie, Christmas would not be complete without their visits to the beautiful Wisconsin waters of Crab Lake. These magical journeys provide the inspiration for David's whimsical tales. In addition to writing, David has a PhD from Oxford University, serves as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University, and has enjoyed a long and notable career in international finance and diplomacy. When not traveling, David and Jeannie reside in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
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Friday, November 29, 2019

Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy Book by Robin Gerber | #Barbie60

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Barbie is the most recognizable character in the toy industry. She debuted at the New York Toy Fair in 1959 and for 60 years continues to break boundaries, spark imagination and inspire generations of kids. Barbie influences and reflects the most significant moments on art, fashion and culture. She was created by Ruth Handler, co-owner of Mattel company. In new book Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy by Robin Gerber we follow a history of the iconic doll and how she influenced both children and grown-ups.

While everyone knows that first Barbie appeared in her iconic black-and-white striped swimsuit at Toy Fair in New York, few know that it took years for Ruth Handler and her team to come up with first iconic Barbie. Handler noticed that her daughter Barbara has a limited selection of dolls to play. Barbra preferred to play with cut-out paper dolls because they offered more opportunities for dress-up and changes. There was not any doll to give so many variations for pretend plays. Plus, cut-outs offered dress up based on activities and professions, so the idea was born, girls needed a real doll to play! The opportunity to create a doll was there but Ruth and her team stumbled upon what size the doll should be, how she should look like, adult or a kid. What about face, facial expression, body type, hair, make-up and many more questions including how ethical for little girls to play with an adult-looking doll. Those all took enormous efforts to decide, explore and fulfill ideas into real creation.

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The more you read the book, the more you realize how strong is Barbie's influence is over the years. Barbie doll changes, new designs, outfits and activities are added. Barbie has had over 200 inspirational careers including astronaut, pilot, firefighter, journalist, entrepreneur and many more. She became an astronaut before the real man walked on the moon. Barbie run for a president and became a CEO of the company. I think Barbie was always ahead of time and became a refection of the dreams little girls had and have. With Barbie you can be whoever you want, she is like a mini full-filer of your dreams and wishes. Just take a look how diverse and beautiful selection of Barbies these days. Over the years the company Mattel always listen to their customers, even little ones, what girls want, what inspires them, what their dreams are, what they want to be when grow up. Considering that Barbie is just a piece of plastic, but for us she is a connection between our dreams to reality, the connection to make the dreams come true! Everything you can imagine!

The book coves how Barbie influences art and fashion industry and sets up new trends. Famous brands and best fashion designers worked with Barbie and designed clothes and accessories for her and her family. In the book there are also stories about young girls and grown-ups who share their love for Barbie and even more, Barbie became their profession, passion and an essential part of their lives making it better, interesting and fun. They express their talents, wishes and dreams through Barbie.

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Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy book has lots of colorful illustration, photos and interesting facts from 60-year history of Barbie. At the end the book there is a fold-able brief history of Barbie from 1950 to 2019 with description of the major milestones.

Though Barbie turns 60 this year, she has no intention to stop to inspire generations making their dreams come true and supports them in every effort to find their talents and opportunities.
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Spies in Disguise Toronto Advance Screening Passes Giveaway | #SpiesInDisguise

Spies in Disguise

This time of the year when it is getting really busy, 20th Century Fox Canada prepared a real treat to help you relax and spend some time at the movies between holiday shopping, wrapping and festive celebrations!

Spies in Disguise is hitting the big screen on Christmas Day. And we have some tickets to Toronto advance screening of the movie taking place on December 14, 2019! The film is produced by Blue Sky Studios, the company that brought us such animation classics as Ice Age, Rio and The Peanuts Movie, and features an incredible voice cast, including Will Smith and Tom Holland.

Spies in Disguise

Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is … not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic… pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril.
  • Screening Date: Saturday, December 14th 
  • Screening Location: Yorkdale Cineplex Theatre at 10:00AM
For your chance to win tickets to advance screening of Spies in Disguise in Toronto simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck! The giveaway is open to Canadian residents who can attend the select screening. The tickets will be awarded in the form of individual digital codes that can be redeemed through GoFoBo website. The giveaway ends December 8, 2019! 

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Playmobil: The Movie Screening Passes And Exclusive Toy Giveaway CAN | Elevation Pictures

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Playmobil: The Movie is coming to the big screen across Canada on December 6th and we are excited to host an amazing giveaway to celebrate the release thanks to Elevation Pictures! For more than 45 years, children around the world have been delighted by three-inches plastic figure toys known as Playmobil. This year, the popular toys come to animated life in the beautifully crafted new movie.

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Playmobil: The Movie is centered on an imaginative young girl named Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) who embarks on an epic journey after her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) disappears into the vast and wondrous animated world of Playmobil. As Marla tries to find her brother in this magical realm, she encounters a memorable cast of Playmobil characters including a friendly food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), dashing secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a modern fairy godmother (Meghan Trainor) and the power-hungry Emperor Maximus (Adam Lambert). After being reunited with her brother, her sweeping adventures teach Marla to break free from her structured adult life, reconnect to her childhood dreams and enjoy the endless possibilities of her imagination.

  • One grand prize winner will receive: one regular ROE screening pass to see Playmobil: The Movie at a participating Cineplex Canada theatre of their choice and a Playmobil: Emperor Maximus Del Taco Truck
  •  Second winner will receive: one regular ROE screening pass to see Playmobil: The Movie at a participating Cineplex Canada theatre of their choice!

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For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter Form below and Good Luck! The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends December 6, 2019!

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Frozen II Personalized Story Book For Kids | In The Book

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Frozen II is hitting the big screen these days filled with magical adventures. In an enchanted forest everything can happen even to the most powerful princess like Elsa. So extra pair of hands is always welcome.

And this time join Disney Princesses Anna and Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf on a special mission in new personalized Frozen 2 book for kids. Teddy liked Frozen story and their characters, especially funny Olaf. In this book Teddy becomes a good friend of Frozen 2 family.

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The story begins with family game night in the castle, everything looks fine, but Elsa does not feel good. She seems overwhelmed with something. Later she shares that she hears some voices and wants to find out what are they all about. As the story unfolds, Teddy joins Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf, together they return to the enchanted land of Arendelle where they embark on a new quest to save their kingdom!

This book makes an extra special gift for Frozen fans, because their name will be featured on the front cover and throughout the story. You can also add a personal message to the title page, as well as an image of your child to the back of the book, to make them feel completely involved in this magical story! Teddy was excited that in the story he was the first who notices that Olaf wanders away mesmerized by enchanted forest. He was also in the team to free the forest of the curse.


It is great to be a part of fairy tale and reunite with the favorite characters. You never have enough good friends so every child will be excited to join Frozen gang and help them. Can you imagine that Anna and Elsa are your best friend who invite you to the magical castle to enjoy delicious meal and play games? Or Olaf, who is ready to entertain and tell his favorite jokes. Kristoff and Sven can take you on spectacular ride across the kingdom. In the book, everything is possible, just continue imagine what can happen to you and your friends, what adventures await when you are one of the Frozen team.

Let your little Frozen fan be a star in this new magical story alongside Anna and Elsa! It’s heartwarming and a perfect gift for upcoming holidays or any special occasion. For more information about personalized books, shipping rates and themes, please visit In The Book!
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

New Super Mario 4” Figure Toy Collection For True Fans | JAKKS Pacific

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There are lots of Mario fans around the world and we never get enough adventures with this funny guy and his gang! Recently JAKKS Pacific released new figures inspired by Super Mario game. New Super Mario 4” Figure collection includes 5 Super Mario characters like Captain Mario, Captured Hammer Bro and Lakitu.

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We had a chance to play with some toys from the collection and were impressed with quality and design. First one is Captain Mario 4" Action Figure. It comes with bonus accessory, red moon which guides the Captain through his adventures. This figure has 13 points of articulation. Teddy likes it and counted all of them multiple times. Legs and hands of the toy move, you can make  different funny poses. We also like Captain's hat, looks great on Mario.

Second toy we had an opportunity to play is Captured Hammer Bro Action Figure. It comes with a hummer accessory and has 9 points of articulation. Captured Hammer Bro toy can hold his hammer in his right hand. Legs, hands and a head move easily, make is possible to set the toy in different poses, like it is jumping, running or sit looking around.


We like how Super Mario 4” toys made with an attention to slightest details. Like hair, mustache, outfit, buttons - they all look like just stepped out from the game screen. These toys are similar the on-line versions of the characters but in real life. Designed for kids ages 3 and up, these new Super Mario 4” Figures make a wonderful gift to play or as display items for kids and adults. You can get just one Mario toy or collect all 5 characters. These figures have excellent quality, made of good materials and sturdy. The colors of the toys are bright and vivid.

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All these Super Mario 4” Figures are available in all major toy stores across North America, on-line and in retail stores. For more information about Super Mario figures and other special collections, please visit JAKKS Pacific!

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