L.O.L. Surprise! – 2019 Hot Toys

2019 continues a hot year for one of the most popular toys in recent times. The L.O.L. Surprise line of toys has enthralled and amazed kids since their first release around Christmas of 2016. The theme of unboxing has really taken off in the past few years, similar to the Ryan’s World line of toys we highlighted a few weeks ago. The L.O.L. Surprise! line has expanded from it’s very first few toys to quite a large assortment of products that build upon the initial success found in 2016.

In 2019 the L.O.L. Surprise brand has expanded to the following three general categories:

  • Toys
  • Clothes & Costumes
  • Home Goods

Here are summaries for some of the most popular L.O.L. Surprise! items we found for sale.

L.O.L. Surprise! Eye Spy Under Wraps

L.O.L. Surprise! Under Wraps

The Eye Spy Under Wraps dolls have 15 new surprises in store the the lucky children. The story is that the dolls were on a top secret mission when their pet went missing. Your child will find surprise clues within series to help find their pet! Open the spy glass to find codes that will help you to unlock surprises. In addition, each doll is dressed in a mystery disguise, and unboxing each layer of the disguise will help to discover who’s inside.

Recommended for: 6-10 years old

L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise

L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise.

If 15 surprises isn’t enough there is now the L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise unboxing toy. This set includes at least 60 “surprises” for your child to discover. Among them are 2 limited edition L.O.L. Surprise dolls (each with 7 surprises) 1 limited edition L.O.L. Surprise pet with 7 surprises, 1 limited edition L.O.L. Surprise Lil sister with 5 surprises, 12 plastic hairstyles, 6 brush able hairstyles, and more! Also to top if off the bigger surprise turns into a purse carrying case which can be used to hold all the L.O.L collectible dolls.

Recommended for ages 5 and up

L.O.L. Surprise! Comforter and Sheet Bedding Set

L.O.L. Surprise! Bedding Set

This is an awesome-looking L.O.L. Surprise Comforter and Sheet set. It is available as a 5-piece set for a twin-size bed, and a 6-piece set for a full-size bed.

L.O.L. Surprise! Pets Series 4

L.O.L. Surprise! Pets Series

The L.O.L. Surprise! Pets each offer 7 layers of surprises, list most of the other dolls in this toy line. Eye Spy Series Pets includes adorable puppies, kitties, bunnies and even skunks, ponies and owls. In addition to new unboxing methods, these pets can be fed or bathed for a water surprise!

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

L.O.L. Surprise! Little Girl’s Dress

L.O.L. Surprise Girl’s Dress

Although this doesn’t seem to be an officially licensed product this L.O.L. Surprise Themed Dress looks really cute and would be adored by the lucky girl receiving it. There are some different styles, and be sure to check the sizing.

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Ryan’s World Toys Review

If you have not heard of one of the youngest “influencers” on YouTube then let us introduce you to Ryan.

Ryan is the star of the YouTube channel Ryan Toys Review, where thousands of followers gobble up his toy unboxing videos and toy reviews.  He is a huge hit with kids and adults alike. He has become such a hit that he now has his own toy brand – called Ryan’s World.  In this post we’ll go over a few of them, and give our general impressions.

Firstly, your decision to purchase a Ryan’s World branded toy will not likely be driven by quality or price, but by Ryan himself.  He is such an engaging character that children will desire his merchandise just like any of the other TV-driven brands like Dora the Explorer, Doc McStuffins, or Cayou.  Given this, you should shop carefully.  Ryan’s World toys are not especially inexpensive, typically priced higher than comparable products of other brands, so selectively compare prices of the different products you are considering.

Ryan’s World Toys are targeted toward younger children, such as in the 3-5 year old range.  Most are rated for children over 3 years old due to containing small parts, and to be honest the toys are a little too simplistic for children much older than 5.

With this backdrop here are a selection of Ryan’s World toys that we find are interesting.

Ryan’s World Roaring Dinosaur

Ryan’s World Roaring Dinosaur

The Ryan’s World Roaring Triceratops plush toy firstly is very cute and visually appealing.  It comes with fun animated action, and dinosaur sound.  As mentioned before this toy is a bit pricey, and some comments have mentioned difficulty in replacing the batteries.  But the toy itself should evoke a great reaction from the child receiving it.

Recommended for ages 3+ years old

Ryan’s World Surprise Giant Mystery Egg

Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg

Let’s be right up front about the Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg: this big egg is filled with small toys, and although your child will be thrilled to receive this egg, just be very cautious about the price you are willing to pay.  The different colored eggs will vary in price from $40 to $70+.   You may be satisfied when you pay the lower price range, but you may be disappointed if you pay near the higher prices.

This egg is supposed to give your child the same joy of unboxing and surprise that Ryan experiences on his YouTube channel.  For the fans of Ryan this egg will likely accomplish this goal.  So consider that when making your decision.

Recommended for ages 3+ years, due to small parts.

Ryan’s Patrol Car

Ryan’s World Patrol Car

This cute little Ryan’s Patrol Car is an affordable toy that can elate your young one, and not break your bank.  The packaging sports the trademark image of a thrilled Ryan with thumbs way up. The toy itself has a unique design that will give you child plenty of playtime.  It has good ratings compared to some of the other Ryan’s World toys.

Recommended for ages 3+ years.

 

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What’s New with Hatchimals in 2019

If you were a toy-buying adult in 2016 you may very well remember the craze that is known as Hatchimals.  This line of toys created by SpinMaster took the world by storm that Christmas, resulting in some very disappointed kids as well as some frazzled parents who couldn’t find the beloved toys.

But more than two years later the Hatchimal landscape is much different in 2019 than in 2016. The line of toys is much larger now and far easier to purchase. There are too many individual products to review on this page, so we’ll just pick a few representative samples to whet your appetite.

These days there are two broad categories of Hatchimals:  The original furry Hatchimal figures, and the sets of smaller CollEGGtibles.

Traditional Hatchimals

This Hatchimal is actually one of the HatchiBabies Ponette species.  The mystery is that you don’t know if the Hatchimal will be a boy or a girl.   To find out who’s inside, hug, tap, snuggle and pat your HatchiBaby’s egg. When it hears you, it will respond with cute sounds.  Check it out:

Hatchibabies - Ponette

HatchiBabies – Ponette

Here is a Hatchimal that is more like the originals.  It is a Mystery Hatchimal which you have to take care of until it magically hatches.  You won’t find out which Hatchimal emerges until hatching time.  How exciting!

Hatchimals Mystery

Hatchimals Mystery

CollEGGtibles

This Season 3 of the COllEGGtibles Easter Egg Carton are really cute, and are perfect for Easter.  Who knows which Hatchimals you’ll find inside this 12-Pack Egg Carton. With over 100 new characters to meet, you can add new friends to your collection and hatch a whole world. This egg carton even contains an exclusive Hatchimal – the Newtnat.  Although adorable these little Hatchimals are not appropriate for children under 3.

Hatchimal Set of Eggs

Hatchimal Easter Egg Carton

Also check out the Season Two Easter Egg Carton.

Here is another set of CollEGGtibles – the Season 4 CollEGGtible 4-Pack.  To see your character glow just place a light below the colorful egg.  Open this set and you’ll find one already-hatched Hatchimals and four Hatchimals still in their eggs. Use love and care to warm each egg until the color-changing heart transforms from purple to pink.

Season 4 CollEGGtible 4-Pack

Season 4 CollEGGtible 4-Pack

Here is our original Hatchimal article.

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Awesome Toys for Preschoolers in 2019

One group of children that we often overlook is our precious preschoolers – typically in the 3-6 year old range.  In this review we want to highlight 5 top preschool toys that we found which we believe will delight children will all types of interests.

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus

Think and Learn Rocktopus

Think and Learn Rocktopus

The first preschool toy in our review is one of the top-rated toys of 2019.  The Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus is a music-learning toy that gets kids interested in music while they have a blast at the same time.  Kids will explore fifteen instruments along with five musical styles.  There are three modes of play.  In the music mode kids will compose their own songs by handing the octopus different instruments and adjusting the tempo and the sound effect. In the Game mode kids will be led through different levels of musical gameplay.  And there also a math mode, which involves addition, subtraction, pattern skills.  All of these different options for play and learning make the Rocktopus a really awesome toy.

Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

Educational Insights Design & Drill

Educational Insights Design & Drill

Educational Insights Design & Drill

This really creative toy is geared towards the hands-on inclinations of young children.  With the Educational Insights Design and Drill children can get their hands on a kid-friendly translucent mini-drill, a hand screwdriver, or even a combination wrench.  With these tools the young builders can drill colorful bolts right into a see-through base, by either following the pattern card or creating their own designs.  The kit contains lots of components – including 120 big bolts in 5 colors, 3 bits (Phillips, socket, flathead), and 20 colorful pattern cards to follow.

Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

Doc McStuffins Baby All in One Nursery Pet Rescue Mobile

Doc McStuffins Pet Rescue Mobile

Doc McStuffins Pet Rescue Mobile

Many parents are well aware of the extremely popular line of Doc McStuffins toys and other products.  And for good reason – these toys, as well as the original TV show, are loved by kids.  This toy set, the Doc McStuffins Pet Rescue Mobile, continues the tradition of giving kids the opportunities to live out their desire to help others, in this case animals.  This set is designed for on-the-go care, and includes lights, music, phrases, play medical tools and other accessories.  If your child is a fan of the show or just loves animals and play, then this set would make a perfect choice.

Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

Little Tikes STEM Jr. Wonder Lab 

Little Tikes STEM Jr. Wonder Lab

Little Tikes STEM Jr. Wonder Lab

The Little Tikes STEM Jr Wonder Lab is the perfect set for kids that have that glint of curiosity in their eyes.  Even at 2-years old some kids are extremely inquisitive and curious.  This set introduces some of the elements of STEM with 20 fun, hands-on experiments, more than 40 playful sounds and phrases, and 20 lab accessories including test tubes, lab goggles and more.  You can look forward to hours of fun and discovery, which will also give your child a head-start in early education.  And even though this set is a little more expensive than others, that head-start makes it all worth it.

Recommended for ages 2-5 years.

Kid Trax Rideamals Scout

Kid Trax Rideamals Scout

Kid Trax Rideamals Scout

The last preschooler’s toy on our list is by far the most expensive, but the Kid Trax Rideamals Scout is worth considering if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary. Scout is the interactive ride-on pony with over 100 sounds and movements, and your child will never forget riding on him (or her). This incredible and adorable pony combines ride-on fun with interactive play, and it does this with fully motorized eyes, ears, head, and wheels.  Happy riding!

Recommended for ages 2-5 years.

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