@TeddyOutReady: December 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017

Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet Opens New Play Area For Kids #Toronto

Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet, a huge discount centre located in Thornhill, opened the doors of its main floor last month to large crowds of shoppers looking for bargains, announced the official opening of its second floor just on time for Boxing Week sale – with a large section geared towards kids’ activities and entertainment alongside blowout deals on toys. In celebration of the opening, Bobby’s is offering shoppers 20 per cent off its already steeply reduced prices on all toys in store.

Bobbys Outlet Balloon Making

Unlike traditional toy stores, kids can test drive many of the toys available for sale in a designated play area before purchase. Among the other bargains to be had are a wide range of brand name items from toy giant Spin Master – including ZhuZhu pets hamsters and hamster balls, remote-controlled Batmobiles and 360 Hoverblades – at reduced prices. Parkdale Novelty plush toys of all kinds and sizes are also being sold at blow-out prices of up to 60 per cent.

Other deals include smart scooters starting from $120, 18-piece drum sets for $19.99, metal basketball stands with hoop for $47.99, mini hockey tables for $41.99 and PBS Kids brand wooden puzzles for $15.99.

Located at 2900 Steeles Avenue at Highway 404 in Thornhill, Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet has dedicated one third of its 75,000-square foot upstairs space to the kids-designated area. In time for the Holidays, Bobby’s Play Area is offering a wide range of free entertainment for kids and parents alike, including professional balloon animal- making and face painting.

Free craft activities for kids to enjoy with their parents are also available in the play space, which features mini picnic tables filled with supplies. Topping the list of craft projects is T-shirt colouring and decorating, with white T-shirts provided free of charge to each parent-child team. Participants will also be given free iron-ons and sew-ons to decorate the shirts, as well as free highly-reflective fluorescent orange and green safety bands and belts to apply to kids’ outwear. These bands can save a child’s life.

Bobbys Outlet Face Painting

Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet – a total 150,000-square-foot, two-story mega liquidation centre where a Sears store once stood – features goods from former Sears Canada suppliers who are selling their orphaned Sears inventory direct to the public at deeply discounted prices.

Bobby’s hours for free animal balloon-making, face-painting and crafts are:
  • December 26 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
  • December 27 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Kids can test drive toys before buying, enjoy free entertainment, play area and family activities
For more information, visit https://bobbysliquidation.com/.

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Teddy and family! May your life be filled with joy and happiness & each new day bring you moments to cherish!

Happy Holidays
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Fake News Or Not? Board Game

Fake News or not Board Game

There are lots of controversial news we hear almost every day, from politics, economy to entertainment and sports. Sometimes it is hard to believe that it is happening for real. If you want to test your knowledge and probably become a news anchor for a while, Fake News Or Not? Card Game is what you need. Can a player figure out which stories are real and which are fake?

Designed for kids ages 12+ and adults, the game requires from two to eight players. Fake News Or Not? contains 200 double-sided news cards and "A" and "B" cards. Every playing News card has the beginning of a news story along with three wrong answers and one correct answer. Each player acts as The News Anchor for the round. Then next player becomes The News Anchor.

The game does not take much time, approximately 20-30 minutes. We played the game and some news is really difficult to figure out whether true or false. Especially ones related history or when both choices (true and fake news) seem totally unrealistic.

Fake News Game

Although there are three fake news that are written on each card, The News Anchor reads only one Real News and one Fake News for other players to vote. Each player has an "A" card and a "B" card. If a player thinks the first story is true, he/she places "A" card face down on the table. Same thing, if the player believes the second story is real, then he/she places "B" card face down. The News Anchor chooses which story to sound first and which one second. For every correct guess, the player gets one point. All points need to be recorded to keep score for each player in the game. The player with the most points wins.

I find this game truly challenging, because besides news this game require your knowledge of chemistry, history, physics and many other things. Often our players relied on wild guess. For example, Which was the first toy to be advertised on TV?, Nine months after which 1965 event 35% more babies were born in New York City? or What happened after the 1824 premiere of Beethoven's 9th Symphony?

Fake News Or Not

Overall, it is great game to play in a good company of family and friends. It is both fun and educational activity for kids and adults. Life brings unbelievable news but in this game you will find that real stories can be absolutely crazy.
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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Jakks Pacific Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker

Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker

JAKKS Pacific Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker is food activity kit that allows children to make their very own chocolate surprise eggs! We like Kinder surprise eggs and the idea of making own chocolate eggs was very intriguing.

Designed for kids ages 6+, Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker set includes one egg maker, one dispenser, two egg molds, four capsules, six foils and four chocolate pouches. The Maker was easy to put together and all part are pretty good quality except may be a dispenser.

JAKKS Pacific Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker

We followed the instruction and it says melt one pouch in hot water, so we did it and filled the dispenser with melted chocolate from one pouch. When we started to release it to make a chocolate-covered egg, it was not enough even to cover a quarter of the egg. So we realized that we need to use all four chocolate pouches to make one covered egg. After melting the rest of chocolate we tried to use the dispenser but the content instead of coming forward went back through the holder. Finally, we managed to cover one egg, it was kind of hard because we had to take leaking chocolate and put it back into the dispenser. It was total mess but it was fun.

To make another egg we needed extra chocolate to melt. In the capsules we added Lego Christmas toys. Our creations looked like pretty chocolate eggs except the capsules attachments on both sides. They were not fully covered with chocolate.

JAKKS Pacific Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker

We wrapped the eggs made in foils that were included in the set. Our final versions were ready.

Chocolate Egg

Overall, we had fun making own surprise chocolate eggs. It took time to make just one perfect egg and we finished all the chocolate we had in the set. I can say it worked but it was a little harder than we expected. Chocolate Egg Surprise Maker is available at major Canadian retailers with prices ranging $20-30 CAD.
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Make Colorful Swirls with Jakks Pacific's Unicone Rainbow Swirl Maker

Unicone Rainbow Swirl Maker

Kids are always attracted to colorful food. It is even better when they play little chefs and create something fancy on their own. With new Jakks Pacific's Unicone Rainbow Swirl Maker Teddy found a new way to decorate his favorite baking products.

Unicone Rainbow Swirl Maker comes as unicorn-shaped chilled dessert maker. It looks like a toy at first but it is more powerful. Designed for kids ages 5- 10, this swirl maker allows easily create the perfect rainbow swirl. The Swirl Maker includes 3 mix packets which kids mix with water and then chill in a fridge to make them ready to use in the maker. Then the special dispenser needs to be filled with the chilled mixes and the Swirl Maker is ready to use. Though there are only 3 packets of three colors (yellow, blue & green) included in the set, children can use only one color, two or mix all three colors. The mixes come as powders to combine with water and they finish quite fast because kids love to add swirls to almost any dessert.

Swirl Maker

To make more swirls you can get Swirl Maker 3 Refill Pack or make your own using swirl paste. Teddy did not like the powder version so we decided to buy and make own refill pack and this time we were able to add more colors to the final creation. It was fun to try Unicone Rainbow Swirl Maker. Teddy used it to top cookies and treated the whole family. It was not without laughs and fails as first time Teddy released entire dispenser filling on one cookie almost covering it with rainbow swirl. So it was quite funny to watch.

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Since the set does not include any baked products, you need to buy cupcakes, cookies or ice-cream extra to decorate them, whatever you like the most. Plus, if you like adding sprinkles, the Unicone's horn is designed to add a final touch to children's creations.   


Overall, Unicone Rainbow Swirl Maker makes a wonderful Christmas or Birthday gift for kids. It keeps children busy and they experience and learn something interesting. It is a great way for them to be a dessert chef for and impress family and friends with colorful swirls. By the way, they are delicious!

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Pop! Events Group Toy & Gift Warehouse Sale 2017 #Toronto

Shopkins

This time of the year we are looking for the perfect gifts for loved ones. For our family visiting Pop Events Group annual Toy and Gift Sale became a tradition. Pop Events Group specializes in event management, organizing parties and preparing gifts and loot bags for corporate world. The company knows about latest trends and demands in toys and gifts like no one else. At the end of the year the Pop Events Group has a good selections of products and they want to sell them fast. I am always impressed how organized the warehouse is. All toys and gifts are grouped by theme and age. Items are neatly arranged around the warehouse. You'll find that some gifts are already wrapped, better for us, less stress more fun. Two years ago we bought plush toys there for Teddy Bear Toss.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Since the company grows every year, even more more products come to sale. This time in addition to children's toys there are board games, fun pillows, gift sets and something for sports fans including Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and Raptors accessories. Lots of items are inspired by popular movies and series like Star Wars, Avengers, Justice League, My Little Pony, Monster High and Ever After High, along with all-time favorites Barbie dolls and accessories, Lego blocks and Turtle Ninja.  You gan get a variety of Nerf guns with multiple attachments and accessories for both girls and boys.

Nerf Star Wars Avengers

For little babies there are cute Fisher Price toys. Do not forget to stop at Samples & Must-Go Items room, there you can find products heavily discounted, slightly broken or with scratches. For party decorations, Pop Events Group offers cool Star Wars, Shopkins, Avengers themed items along with party favors, loot bag items and small gifts. We bought Nerf, Lego & Star Wars toys and sports fans items. The prices are really good.

Monster High Secret Life Of Pets Pop Toy Sale Crayola

Pop Events Group Toy and Gift Sale is located at 150 St. Regis Cres South Toronto.

The Warehouse is open every Wed to Fri: 10am-6pm and Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm until December 24th!

Happy Shopping!

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Pop-up Exhibit Landed in Toronto For 10 Days Only #TheLastJediTO

The Last Jedi Exhibit Toronto

Such a great news for Star Wars fans! A galaxy far, far away is coming to Canada. As excitement builds for the continuation of the Skywalker saga, fans now have the opportunity to get a first look at the characters from Lucasfilm’s upcoming, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi,". Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Toronto Exhibit opened in downtown Toronto today and welcomes everyone for a limited 10-day run. Admission is free.

Located on the Bell Media campus at 277 Queen Street West Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Toronto Exhibit is open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. except December 13 (Pop-Up will close at 3:00pm). The exhibit presents fans life-size replicas of Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, BB-8, The Praetorian Guard and the Executioner First Order Stormtrooper.  Join a fun photo opportunity for fans, with the X-Wing Ship and take a look at Kylo Ren's lightsaber hilt from the movie (real one). This exhibit in Toronto is the only place in Canada where fans will be able to see all of the figures.


Other features in the pop-up exhibit include exclusive t-shirts, a pack of cards with shots from upcoming movie that will be available for purchase as well as behind the scenes content from the creation of the film.

Special guests, themed days, activities and giveaways will be revealed via social media over the duration of the exhibit and fans are encouraged to follow Walt Disney Studios Canada on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #TheLastJediTO for the latest news and details.

The Last Jedi Toronto

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Monday, December 4, 2017

WISP Cleaning System - Getting Ready for Holidays & New Year

miniWISP Cleaning

Most of us don't like cleaning, but everyone loves to live in a clean house. Cleaning can take lots of time and considering how busy our life is, everything what saves our time, more efficient and lasts longer is very welcome. You probably watched various commercials with super cleaning devices coming out on the market every year. I am quite skeptical about them after I bought advertised exceptional microfiber mop and it was just waste of money.

miniWISP

This time I was pleased with the quality and design of The WISP cleaning items. We have two birds so when we were offered to try not just cleaning device but a system, it was great opportunity to join. The WISP Cleaning Set comes with a WISP broom, WISP pan, a holder to do major cleaning work at home, and miniWISP which consists of a pan and a brush to clean smaller messes.

WISP Broom

So what makes WISP to stand out of other cleaning tools? I agree that the broom has a great handle which can be adjusted from 21" to 52". You can use it with one hand. The WISP pan is very convenient to use, you do not need to bend many times, just keep it in place with your foot on it when collecting the mess. If you are young, you probably do not pay attention to it, but our seniors like this feature, so they do not need to bend multiple times while cleaning. But the most impressive are dense electrostatic bristles which can be found on WISP broom and miniWISP brush. The WISP broom dense bristles attached at 90° angle to effectively trap hair, dust, allergens, feathers and other items. Our birds' feathers often can be found everywhere around the house. Since feathers are lightweight, it can be a challenge to clean. They are always floating around and then stick to something you really do not want to. That's why we needed something like WISP to clean our rooms. WISP broom can pull the hair and feathers with fewer chances to escape. It is very useful when trying to clean carpet. I also noticed that though WISP broom bristle are dense, they do not scratch surface and effectively work on multiple surfaces like hardwood, laminate, carpet and tiles.

WISP

MiniWISP is a mini cleaning superhero we got in a set. I like how easily we can clean furniture with it. Its bristles are dense and powerful. Plus when it comes to mini toys like legos, shopkins and other tiny items, miniWISP works like a magic. I also like how a brush and a pan can be attached to each other to take less room. Very helpful cleaning tool to keep in garage, car or even in your bag.

WISP Cleaning

I am glad we had a chance to try WISP Cleaning products, I like its bristles for being strong and durable. The only thing I did not use is a hanger. I think I do not need it for now.

You can get more information about The WISP products by visiting TheWISP.com, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The company often posts discount codes and promotions. The WISP ships to Europe, Canada and US (11 countries in total). Canadians can purchase the set on Amazon.ca with free shipping for $53.95 CAD.

The WISP

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