With the Festive season fast approaching, Hasbro, one of largest toy, game and entertainment experience companies, has released their anticipated 2018 list of suggested gifting solutions including a wide range of ‘stocking fillers’!
With a focus on creating the world’s best play experiences, Hasbro’s ‘top picks’ have something for everyone from innovative/ tech products, to creative and imaginative play as well as active play solutions.
Hasbro’s 2018 ‘best seller’ selection for the up-coming season:
1. Launching in December 2018, Hasbro introduces Yellies! the cutest, fuzziest collectable pets that respond to your voice. Each Yellies! pet has its own unique look and personality and is full of fun surprises. Voice and sound-activated, they respond to talking, yelling, clapping, singing, or even music. Look out for the first wave of Yellies! spider collectables. Find your favorite and remember the louder you yell, the faster they go!
2. The world of My Little Pony is filled with the magic of friendship where fans will be spoilt for choice.
• Become besties with The My Little Pony Equestria Girls fashion dolls, each dressed in a stylish outfit, complete with fashion accessories that match their character personalities.
• Enjoy bright adventures with the Glitter and Glow Princess Celestia figure. Press her sun-shaped cutie mark and watch her lights twinkle and change colors.
• The awesome Singing Rainbow Dash has cool movable sunglasses and a microphone attached. Press her Cutie Mark to hear her sing “Time to Be Awesome” from My Little Pony: The Movie and more including 15 entertainment-inspired phrases.
• Cuddle up with the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Plush Figures – the larger-sized soft and floppy plush pony figure is a huggable friend perfect for bedtime snuggles.
3. Play-Doh continues to captivate kid’s imaginations by providing them with the best in creative, colourful, creatable, makeable adventures with a selection of Play-Doh playsets, tools and accessories.
• Dive into creative fun with Wavy the Whale – while building sea scenes with the accessories, press down on Wavy’s tail, and watch as Play-Doh water rises from the whale’s spout.
4. Designed for older members of the Nerf Nation (14+), the launch of the much-anticipated Nerf Rival range, which includes high-powered blasters and durable, battle-tested accessories, enhances the action-packed NERF experience. Choose from a selection of new NERF Rival blasters and accessories – available from ToyZone, Toy Kingdom, Hamleys and Takealot.com.
• When the Nerf Rival battle starts, the ultimate accuracy of the Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 blaster will put you in charge.
• Experience ultimate precision and power with the Nerf Rival Artemis XVII-3000 blaster or dominate blaster battles with the Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K blaster, which offers a massive 100-round capacity to outlast the competition.
• Go into battle in your team colours with the breech-loading Nerf Rival Kronos XVIII-500 blaster.
Look out for the latest additions to the NERF Elite, Zombie Strike and Nitro ranges.
• Load and fire fast with the Nerf N-Strike Elite Infinus blaster with motorised Quick-Load Technology.
• The Nerf Zombie Strike Survival System Scavenger Blaster keeps battlers ready for any zombifying challenge that comes their way.
• Fire up an inferno of double action blasting with the Nerf Nitro Double clutch Inferno Blaster. This 2-barrel blaster allows kids to launch two cars at the same time.
5. The latest movie in the Transformers franchise, Bumblebee, will be launching in December. Immerse yourself in the Bumblebee world with an exciting range of movie inspired products from Hasbro.
• Join the buzz with the Studio Series H-01 Movie 6 Bumblebee Showcase Helmet that captures the cool swagger of the loyal Autobot scout.
• Imagine charging into battle with Power Charge Bumblebee. Action figure converts from robot mode to classic Volkswagen Beetle mode in 17 steps so kids can amp up the power in 2 modes.
• The Bumblebee DJ Stryker figure brings a whole new beat to the game by interacting with fans and allowing them to create their own original tunes.
6. Little dreamers can create endless memorable Princess moments with the Disney Princess range, including tiaras, magical wands, hair play assortments, dolls and castles, movie inspired ball gowns and a whole lot more.
7. If your child has been begging for a pet, FurReal Friends, family of pets may be the ideal solution. Designed to be played with, lived with, and loved, their exciting and engaging play can help create unforgettable childhood memories.
• Rock-a-too, the Show Bird is a real star and is sure to entertain wherever he goes! Laugh at his kooky parrot jokes, or join him in an original song-and-dance number.
• Ricky, the Trick-Lovin’ Pup is always ready to perform tricks. This poseable pup can balance his toy bone on his nose and with a voice command or loud sound, flip it into his mouth. He’s so eager to do tricks, he’ll often shuffle his paws in sheer excitement and gives affectionate doggie licks as well.
8. Get your family time game on with a wide range of games to suits all ages from Hasbro Gaming. New games include the popular Speak Out Showdown version, Hearing Things, Don’t Lose Your Cool as well as Trivial Pursuit Family Edition. Kids will love Pie Face Cannon and Don’t Step In It as well as a new take on an older classic with Blindfolded Twister. Keep your piece of Mzansi with you over the holidays with Monopoly Mzansi, the local version of Monopoly. Hasbro Gaming also offers a series of preschool Mensa approved learning games from Mousetrap to Downfall Machine to Cranium Sculpt-It and more keep kids entertained while developing their sensory and motor skills.
Stocking Filler Suggestions:
• Nerf Microshots Series Blasters: blast into big fun with this range of collectible, mini-sized versions of Nerf blasters (each sold separately). Each blaster fires 1 dart at a time and comes with 2 Elite darts.
• Play-Doh cans come in a variety of colours and are available in sets or individually.
• My Little Pony Cutie Mark Crew combines the worlds of My Little Pony and Equestria Girls to imagine a universe of play and friendships beyond the mirror’s portal. Each blind pack includes a 4cm adorable figure, cafeteria snack-themed accessory, collector card, and a stackable case.
• Hasbro Collectables: Lock on with Lock Stars – the collectable lock accessory lets you hold the key to unlock your collection. Lost Kitties, an adorable collection of mischievous little kitties, who always seem to end up hiding in a carton, where it’s up to you to find them. Can you find who’z hidin inside? The Littlest Pet Shop is back with fun new characters and accessories, it’s the littlest pets with the BIG personalities!
Hasbro products are available from leading retailers including Toys R Us, Toy Kingdom, Toy Zone, Toy Adventures, Lilliputs Toys, Hamleys, Checkers and Checkers Hypers, Game, Makro A and online at Takealot.com
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** Note that the products in the featured image may differ slightly from the giveaway hamper
** Giveaway ends Sunday 15 December 2018.