App Gear


AppGear combines apps and real world play. AppGear is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Our favorites are Elite CommandAR, an immersive first person shooter that brings digital gaming into the real world play with action filled AR gameplay and Foam Fighters, a collectible line of small foam airplanes that can take to the skies in the real and digital worlds. AppGear has 4 additional titles ZombieBurbz, Alien Jailbreak, Mysterious Raygun and Akodomon.

Top Twenty Toys from Melissa and Doug

Melissa and Doug Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set

Melissa and Doug has  quality products that I have been buying for my daughter since she was a baby. For the Holidays, Melissa and Doug have announced their Top Twenty Holiday Toys and here three of my favorites.

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Mattel’s Monster High Dolls

Tween/teenagers love Monster High dolls. The fun of Monster High is grounded in a
humorous storyline that captures all the awkward moments teens face. Available at major retailers.

Penbo and Skylee – Fun Interactive Robots

Combining robotics, toys and interactive play, Penbo is a lovable, interactive and waddling penguin and Skylee the dragon, both toys respond to touch, plays games and come with their own little babies. $59.99 (SRP) for ages 4 and up.

Victorious Video Game for Nintendo DS and XBox360

Nickelodeon teen hit Victorious starring the oh so, likable Victoria Justice is now a video game.   Your performing star will be able to shine with Tori Vega and her friends as they  complete challenges, collect items from the show, and develop your talents as a member of Hollywood Arts high school.


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Kickboard USA $20 off – Good until Dec 1, 2011

Kickboard USA is offering our readers $20 off each scooter or kickboard , offer good through Dec 1, 2011 ONLY – plus free shipping. Use promo code kicktrends at checkout.

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Orbeez Fun Activity Gift Ideas for Girls


Orbeez are wet, wacky and fun. Starting off small and hard, Orbeez swell to more than 100 times their original size with the addition of water. They become bouncy, squishy, translucent, and uniquely tactile.

Orbeez Soothing Spa
Orbeez Soothing Spa – With the Soothing Spa girls enjoy the unique tactile sensation of Orbeez.The Orbeez Soothing Spa gives you the ultimate reason to immerse your hands and feet in the squishy softness of scented Orbeez. With removable hand bowls and a luxuriating foot tub, the Orbeez Soothing Spa takes relaxation to a whole new level of fun. Featuring a cascading Orbeez waterfall, perfume and ambient lighting, this is the complete spa experience. Ages 5 and up.




Orbeez Mood Lamp – Create your own Real-Working Mood Lamp. Grow your Orbeez and then fill your Mood Lamp and illuminate it. With Color-Changing LED lights, your Mood Lamp magically lights up and changes color from one stunning transformation to the next. With 1,500 Orbeez in three colors, you’ll never run out of Orbeez. Ages 5 and up.




Orbeez Jewelry Maker”> Orbeez Jewelry Maker – The ultimate Jewelry creation studio, the Orbeez Jewelry Maker turns miniature Orbeez into beautiful light-up pendants. Grow your Orbeez, dispense them into pendants and light them up. With 6 colors of Orbeez and three pendants, you can make jewelry designs for any occasion. Ages 5 and up.
Orbeez products will be sold in Target, Walmart, Toys, R Us, Amazon, Kmart, Justice and most other major retailers.

Pinkalicous 8” collectible Maggie doll

For you Madame Alexander collectible afficianados and Pinkalicious fans. Madame Alexander now has the Pinkalicious “8” collectible Maggie doll. The doll comes with her signature brown eyes, pink circle cheeks and light brown hair in pigtails with bangs. She is outfitted in a beautiful embellished pinkerrific princess fairy dress complete with iconic metallic gold and purple wand and gold tiara.
Ages: 14 and up
Price: $89.99

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