L.O.L. Surprise Under Wraps Doll

The LOL Surprise Doll Range continues to be hugely popular and is predicted by many retailers to be one of the musthavetoys for 2018 and Christmas season, hope Santa got his order in early. This brand of Under Wraps Doll contains 15 surprises – Make sure you use the spyglass to find the clues.

As with the others, you know the drill, if you can get one for a reasonable price get one as the prices to change widely for these. Your child or yourself of course then peel open the layers and follow the clues and unwrap the items for the doll, sorry many dolls, you need a few right. continue reading>>

Fingerlings – Monkey, Dinosaurs, Unicorns and more

Fingerlings are a very popular collective toy and came out in 2017 a number of different animals and characters are available and this includes Unicorns, Dinosaurs, Monkeys. Monkeys were the first and are still one of the most popular.

This is going to be one toy that you’ll want to buy while you still can. Fingerlings quickly became the musthavetoy of 2017 and have continued to be popular into 2018 and the urgency to get your hands on one of these collectable, interactive, crazy cute toys. Newer cuddly versions called Fingerlings Hugs are available for 2018 and are already proving hard to find this season for 2018. continue reading>>

Nintendo GameCube (2001-2007)

Nintendo GameCube was a 128-bit console which launched in Japan in
September 14, 2001 and in North America November 5, 2001. The Game Cube was formed by a team of engineers, who previously worked on the graphics hardware of the highly successful Nintendo 64 console which followed the SNES. The team company partnered with Nintendo and began to build on this by developing the whole system logic and graphics backend, they formed partnerships with IBM for the CPU.

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Just before the Nintendo GameCube release date resources were focused resources to the other product of the Game Boy Advance which was the later version to the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color which were massive hits for Nintendo. continue reading>>

WowWee CHiP Robot Toy Dog

The WowWee CHiP Robot Toy Dog has been specially made to be your Childs loyal robot companion with all the qualities of a real dog, without the smelly and whoops moments of a real dog. First born and made in 2018 and was very popular for a must have toy for christmas season 2018.

CHiP shows affection, learns new tricks and loves to play. Roll his ball and he’ll bring it back to you. Pick up his front legs and he’ll dance with you. Rub your nose against his and he’ll nuzzle right back

  • CHiP is a smart, affectionate, trainable robot dog
  • CHiP responds to you through touch, the included SmartBand, and the CHiP app
  • The SmartBand allows CHiP to recognize and follow you; CHiP will also play fetch with the SmartBall and bring it back to you
  • When low on battery, CHiP automatically returns to his SmartBed to recharge himself
  • When getting started with CHiP, be sure to download the latest CHiP app (free) from the App Store or Google Play to take advantage of the latest features!
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    Scrabble Board Game

    Scrabble is a word based board game where two to four players earn points by forming words from the letter tiles and combining them with previous letters on the game board. The Scrabble gameboard is 15×15 in size, words can be made across and down, similar in fashion to the popular crossword. All words must be real words and found in the dictionary, there is even a Scrabble Players dictionary if you really want to go down that route.

    The name of Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro in the USA and Canada and elsewhere we believe it is trademarked by Mattel. The game has been sold and translated in over 120 Countries and over 29 different language versions available. Over 150 million sets have been sold worldwide which makes it one of the classic board games and found in many households. continue reading>>

    Connect 4 or Four in a row

    Four in a Row, also more commonly known as Hasbro MB Games ‘Connect 4’ or Captain’s Mistress is a straightforward strategy game in which counters are dropped down vertical shoots with the objective of getting four counters in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

    Origins and History

    It is not exactly known when the first Four in a Row game appeared. There are claims and whispers of legend that it may have been a game which was around in Captain Cooks time and was carved or made by hand and played to pass time. This could just be a myth and the only slight link or claim is when a Washington company in 1987 copyrighted a version called Captains Mistress, and on the packaging, they claim on voyages this was played, but of course, no way to prove one way or another.

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    Milton Bradley MB Games (now Hasbro) started selling their massively successful version of the game called Connect 4 in February 1974 (1976 in UK).

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    But the game has certainly been around for much longer, In a book by Robbie Bell, there is a picture of a 4 in a row game that he references “Four Balls”. It is a wooden game made to exactly the same design. There is also higher quality example through being made from Mahogany with beach balls for pieces. Bell says that the date of the game is uncertain but it is estimated that it is Edwardian c. 1901 – 1910. On the bottom of the game in gold lettering is inscribed “Remy Martin Cognac”.

    Copycat versions

    Apart from Hasbro’s Connect 4, many modern games manufacturers make a version of Four in A Row from small cheap plastic travel versions to larger wooden versions.

    Since the turn of the century a boom in the production of Giant versions of the game for parties and events in the UK company Garden Games market a version licenced by Hasbro called Giant Connect 4, in the USA it is called ‘Up for It’.

    In Spanish a company Feber market it as ‘Mega 4 in a Line’ – another brightly coloured robust Giant version of Four in a Row that can be seen all over the place in garden centres and play areas etc. The old veteran games company Jaques make a Four in a Row game called ‘Score Four’ that they also make it a very large version.

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    Another corollary game derived from Four in a Row is a 3D version of the game. This was first sold by a company called Funtastic in 1968 under the name Score 4 and again clones of it abound to this day – including the inevitable Hasbro version. The classic version of the game, however, is made from wood and consists of a 4 x 4 grid of vertical poles sticking up from aboard. Players drop wooden beads down the poles.

    Sylvanian Families Town Series – Creamy Gelato Shop

    Sylvanian Families are back and with the new Town range, you have a shop, restaurant you need an ice cream or gelato shop right. The Creamy Gelato Shop includes a lovely sky-blue shop building, elegantly designed with gorgeous engravings, a counter, table and a delicious array of gelatos. Enlarge your shop floor by using the removable ceiling and aisle boards, or create a two-storey building by connecting with other sets such as Designer Studio!

    The set includes a beautiful building with engravings in great detail. No wonder adults love collecting these just as much as kids love playing with them.Sylvanian Families Creamy Gelato Shop Playset set Sylvanian Families Creamy Gelato Shop Playset box

    Great for stimulating imaginative role-play in children.

    Newly released by Sylvanian families.

    Size H17.5, W28, D14cm.
    For ages 3 years and over.

    Jenga GIANT

    Jenga GIANT

    Ok, so you must have played Jenga classic or the normal version before but have you tried the larger version Jenga Giant? This is more suited to outdoor events, BBQ, parties where you have a bit more space and can walk around it.

    Unfortunately we don’t have the space for really huge giant versions, usually around 8x the size of the normal tiny normal version, check the version you are looking at and you will find they are typically around 4ft-5ft tall, which means it is often better suited to a flat surface on a flat wall, or a table, unless you want to be bending down more and more. Of course, this at least makes it kinda portable and not needing a huge trailer to get the blocks to your location.

    Some versions also come with a large holdall type bag so you can simply put them inside and carry them in that instead.

    I have played this larger version many many times in the office as part of a Friday fun timeout, or as part of team challenges it always goes down well as a cool game to try and brings back memories.

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  • Now it’s a SPORT! Fun to Play! Exciting to Watch!
  • The classic Jenga game, but MUCH BIGGER!
  • At setup, starts at nearly 22 inches high, and can stack to over 4 feet high in play! Blocks are over 8 times the size of original Jenga blocks. ** Can stack over 5 feet high with Jenga GIANT Genuine Booster Pack sold separately **
  • 54 Over-Sized, Precision Cut, High Quality, Polished Genuine Hardwood Blocks
  • Sturdy box for easy storage and transport
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    Jenga you know the wooden block game where you try to win by not making the tower fall over as you take it in turns to carefully remove a block. This is a classic toy for every child and essential for every toy box. Want a game experience that combines friends, skill, suspense, laughter, and maybe a little luck? You gotta get the Classic Jenga game!

    It’s the perfect game for everyone, with edge-of-your-seat, gravity-defying action. Do you dive right in and pull your block, or take your time and study the stack? Any way you choose, show your Jenga style![amazon_link asins=’B00ABA0ZOA,B000GBA60W,B01M3SRTCE,B01LZGUAAU,B00X7CBP2U,B00L5FT81Q,B01MUAW5WO’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’musthavetoydotcom-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’db7ca72f-43ae-11e8-bab3-e91de072b1b9′]

    Be creative with the Classic Jenga game! Play by the rules, or go rogue and make up your own! Classic Jenga is so simple and uncomplicated, you can play any way you want to. Got a few minutes? Play solo by yourself and beat your own highest tower. Friends around? Break out the blocks, stack them up, and go. You can play it safe and pull the loosest block you can find. Or take a chance on a block that’s a tighter fit. The tower may crash or stand, but either way, it’s the ultimate block party!

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    It’s all about the blocks. Build the tower by stacking layers of blocks. Then take turns pulling just the right block carefully from the main tower.

    The tower might wobble or teeter, but as long as it doesn’t fall you’re still in the game. As the blocks head upwards, the suspense grows.

    Keep the blocks balanced, and upright and you win!

    I think Jenga must be one of the games as a kid most people used to play loads, especially around a friends house or after school, I would usually get bored of it after a half a dozen or so times especially the putting the blocks back into the plastic and making it back into a tower. I liked the slightly tactical and steady hand nature of it. Unfortunately, it didn’t make a couple of times playing giant Jenga any easier.