Best of: NYC Toy Show

By The View Feb 18, 2014

 

 

TREE TOP ADVENTURE: This wooden activity center is packed full of exciting features! Includes 4 quadrants with a variety of activities: 6 tracks with animal- themed gliders, 6 bead runs with colorful wooden beads, a spring flower and more. Adult assembly required. Available to ship March 3rd! Great for ages 12 months+ www.manhattantoy.com $100

MOULIN ROTY NIGHTTIME SHADOWS THEATRE: French toy company Moulin Roty has cast a light on its Les Petit Merveilles line of Nighttime Shadow Puppets. Instead of reading from a storybook, parents and kids can use these puppet sets with themes of Castles, Paris, Circus, and Dinosaurs to create magical tales for sweet dreams. Magicforest, the exclusive U.S. distributor of Moulin Roty toys. Different than hand puppets made by a flashlight and a camping tent wall, these artistic puppets entice storytelling and hand coordination, and serve as an outlet to express feelings. The puppets are made from black cardstock that is laser cut into various shapes. The Paris Shadows set features the Eiffel Tower, an airplane, the moon, and a sleepwalker. The nine-piece Castle Shadows includes a dragon, a fairy, royalty, and a witch. The Dinosaur Shadows is a pack of 10 puppets featuring a stegosaurus, a brachiosaurus, and more prehistoric shapes. The Nighttime Circus Shadow puppets include 11 different figures, including a lion, an elephant, and a strongman. The puppets are designed for kids ages 3 and up. www.amazon. com $18.50-$40

SEW COOL: Now girls can start sewing in a safe and creative way! The Sew Cool Sewing Studio is a revolutionary threadless machine that's perfect for first time sewing experience. Has everything you need to start sewing right away. Create 9 projects from start to end. Included are patterns and pre-cut shapes for purses, pouches, characters and more. Encouraging imagination and hand eye coordination, young sewers will love it because they can do it by themselves. Recommended for kids ages 6 and up. Start creating today with the threadless miracle that's Sew Cool! INCLUDES: 1 Sew Cool Sewing Machine, 8 Sheets of Sew Cool Fabric, 3 Sew Cool Pre Cut Featured Projects, 1 Sew Cool Strap, 14 Pre-Cute Decorative Pieces, 8 Plastic Buttons, 1 Bag of Loose Stuffing, 1 Instruction Guide for Machine and 6 extra project; •Sewing has never been sooo easy with Sew Cool the threadless Sewing Studio; Simple to use! No thread, no foot pedal, no bobbins to wind, no needles to thread; No skills required, just turn on, push the button and start creating 1 of 9 included projects; Create stuffed characters, purses, pouches, pencil case and more! Ages 6+ www.spinmaster. com $34.99

MY VIRTUAL FASHION SHOW: Crayola My Virtual Fashion Show brings your colorful designs to life virtually! Use the included colored pencils to create fashion designs and see them come to life on the runway with the app. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and iPod Touch. Includes: • Fashion Portfolio • 20-page fashion sketchbook (10 designs) • 12 mini colored pencils • My Virtual Fashion Show App Ages 6+ www.crayola. com $19.99

THE LEGO MOVIE RESCUE REINFORCEMENTS: Bringing the #1 movie in America to life, the Rescue Reinforcements construction set invites children to help the star of The LEGO Movie, Emmet, and the Master Builders save the LEGO world from Lord Business. Imaginations and creativity will run wild as children recreate a major concluding scene in the film where the Rescue Reinforcements rebuild themselves to help protect against a micro manager. 859 LEGO bricks & pieces Ages 8-14 www.shop.lego.com $69.99

RAZOR POWERRIDER 360: Electric-powered three-wheeler. Riders can blast into the future with the PowerRider 360, an electric-powered three-wheeler with no pedaling required! This thrilling new ride will go up to 9 mph, and with the push of a button, riders are cruising, spinning and drifting. Ages 8+ (up to 120 lbs) www.razor.com $179.99