Despicable Me Toys

The Universal Pictures blockbuster Despicable Me, as well as its sequel Despicable Me 2, have created a huge demand for licensed products.  As with any other children’s movie with lovable characters there are many opportunities to create toys and games that children of all ages love.

Here are some top selling Despicable Me toys with great reviews on Amazon.  Let’s start with a Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave Talking Action Figure, available on Amazon.  This toy is able to speak 55 Minion sayings & special effects.  If you press his pocket you will hear Dave talk with funny expressions, and press his pocket again or move his head for another response/expression

There is a banana mode where you press the back of Dave’s tongue and he will think you are feeding him.  Great for ages 4 and up:

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Dave Talking Action Figure

Next up is another talking toy – the Gru talking action figure.  He has 25 sayings/laughs in the original voice.  He’s also moveable. Also good for ages 4 and up.

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Gru Figure

Here’s a whole set of smaller Despicable Me figures, in case you can’t decide on which large figure your child would want:

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Despicable Me Mini Figures

Next is a highly-rated board game that almost everyone would recognize.  Everyone loves to play Operation, so of course they come up with a Despicable Me Operation game.

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Despicable Me Operation Game

I’ll have more popular Despicable Me toys in a future post, so stop back occasionally to check.

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Frozen Toys and Gifts

Today I’d like to highlight more gifts and toys related to Disney’s Frozen.  As I’ve pointed out in a previous post Frozen has now surpassed $1 billion in global box office receipts.  It has won multiple Academy Awards as well as other entertainment awards.  The main song “Let It Go” has become a global hit and is being sung and recorded by innumerable people on YouTube.

Of course Frozen has fantastic music.  It’s the first Disney movie in years in which the characters themselves sing.  Who knew Kristen Bell had such a great voice?  If you love the music as much as everyone else then you should get your hands on the Disney Frozen movie soundtrack.

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Elsa and Anna dolls are extremely popular right now, although in reality Elsa products are way more popular than Anna (you would understand if you saw the movie).  Here is a really cute Elsa doll playset:

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Elsa Doll Payset

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tip-cartIf the girl you are buying for wants her room decorated with a Frozen theme then these Frozen Wall Decals look fantastic.  Easy on, easy off:

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Disney Frozen Wall Decals

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This cute Frozen snow sleigh will elate any Disney Frozen fan

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Disney’s Frozen Snow Sleigh

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Elsa and Anna are not the only characters i this beloved movie.  How about good ol’ Sven?  Check out this adorable Sven plush:

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Frozen Sven Plush

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Here are a couple of Frozen movie posters that you can purchase, which can be used to decorate the room of any Frozen fan (even if that’s you).

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Frozen Movie Poster

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Finally here is the Frozen Bluray + DVD combo pack. Of course these discs have extra bonus features that will delight any child that loves this timeless Disney movie.

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More Frozen toys to take a look at:

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Yes, Furbys are Still Popular Toys

The Furby line of toys was first introduced in 1998 and that first line sold for only 3 years.  I say “only” because during that short time over 40 million of these popular toys were sold.  There have been several iterations of Furbys since then, and they are still fairly popular toys, although I don’t think I would exactly call them hot.

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If you are unfamiliar with Furbys then these are small furry toys that are essentially small toy robots that are designed to be trained to become domesticated, such as “learning” English.  They also sing and dance, and react to interaction from humans.  One of the most interesting (and frustrating) aspect of these toys is the difficulty of turning them off.  There are actually a few ways to turn them off, but the involve doing something special with the toy (e.g. pulling its tail for 10 seconds).  There is no on/off switch on these toys, which adds to the frustration.  Most people are unaware of these “trick” procedures.

In addition there is extreme motion sensitivity that can cause them to “wake up” in response to the slightest movement.  Once woken up it is difficult to silence them again unless they are left alone to return to “sleep”.

Despite these unusual features Furbys continue to be refreshed every few years, and they continue to sell well.  Children apparently enjoy their behavior, and are highly entertained by the silly songs and dance. The current line of toys is called Furby Boom, and they are produced by the Hasbro company.

 

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Disney’s Frozen – Toys for Girls

“Frozen” has become an extremely popular movie for the Disney company. The movie’s results at the 2014 Academy Awards have cemented their position as one of the most popular animated movies of all time.  It has taken in over a billion US dollars worldwide.

As is common for popular children’s movies it has spawned dozens and dozens of toys and other merchandise. Below is a sampling of the more popular toys from this movie franchise:

 

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