Disclosure: I was invited to a playdate with Playskool and Hasbro where I got the chance to try out their new toys. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own, though I was given some toys for the boys to use at home.
It is my birthday week, so I was so excited to get the opportunity to celebrate with lots of toys, little giggling kiddos, and some of my favorite blogging buddies.
When Playskool and Hasbro throw a party, they throw a party – face painting, a balloon crafter, great food, and enough toys to fill a ballroom.
Little Guy and Buddy both loved these Marvel Mixable Mashable Heroes and built tons of different combinations.
We were sent home with a Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime and Grimlock version which is just as cool. The pint-sized potato head is the perfect size for little hands.
Speaking of Rescue Bots, Buddy was particularly fascinated with that area of the party. This Optimus Prime figure was a definite favorite.
Although Iggy is still too small for Rescue Bots, he did get a chance to pose with his Mommy and this Bot!
The boys were psyched to be sent home with this Spider Strike Plane with Spider Man. It is perfect for zooming around and comes with a full sized Spider Man figure. I definitely suggest this toy if you have a young Spider Man lover and are still worried about small parts – this one is chunkier and perfect for little guys.
Little Guy was so outwardly excited by the event, though you would not know from this picture. Upon arriving he ran up and greeted a cardboard Elmo, and greeted a cardboard cutout of Mr. Potato Head by yelling, “TOY STORY!!!!!!!” He was thrilled when the balloon man made him this great Captain America shield to go with his Captain America top! He spent the entire event in costume – a Playskool Heroes cape, a cowboy hat, and his shield of course.
In addition, my Elmo-obsessed little guy has a new friend, Talking ABC Elmo, to sing and play with during the day. You can see the two became fast friends (He even professed his love with some Elmo face paint!)
Iggy was in baby bliss with all of the developmentally appropriate toys available for him. He really enjoyed the moving parts of the Busy Gears…
But the definite favorite was this Elefun & Friends Shapes ‘n Colors Turtle toy. The turtle’s buttons are easy for a child to activate himself, and the lights and sound make the toy very engaging.
I want to thank Playskool and Hasbro for inviting us to their #PlayskoolPlaydate. Buddy, Little Guy, Iggy, the Hubs and I had a fantastic morning learning more about your toys and getting a chance to put them into action! We definitely found a few to add to our wish lists!