About Hasbro: Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of our world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere.
Sweet Southern Lovin had the wonderful opportunity to work with Hasbro on a toy roundup of some of the best and most popular gifts for this holiday season! We received three really awesome toys. Check out what we received and our thoughts on each one.
Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Primal Figure RV $31.99 BUY NOW
About: Give your little hero a robot that will stomp, chomp, and roar to the rescue! This electronic Optimus Primal makes lights and robot sounds and says phrases in robot mode. But when the battle calls for some dino power, he converts automatically to T-Rex mode! Your little guy can press his smokestacks for real chomping action, watch his lights, and listen to his dino sounds! The figure has a rescue drill for big-time saves that works in either mode. There’s no limit to the electronic Transformers action with this robot-dino hero!
Our thoughts: Even though this would be considered a “boy toy” Aubreigh is a HUGE Transformers fan. She has gone with us to see every movie in the theaters and every few nights she will still ask to watch it before she goes to bed. Her favorite character is Optimus and her favorite movie so far was Age of Extinction. I knew that this would be perfect for her. This robot is very active and has several different phrases. Every little button, gizmo and gadget can be presed to do something neat. Like the things the smoke comes out of, when you press those you can hear him chomping. It is also really easy to transform him into a dino. This gift would be perfect for any little Transformers fan.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set RV $9.99 BUY NOW
About: Test your accuracy with the Precision Target Set! The set includes everything you need for target practice: a Firestrike blaster, a target, and 10 Suction Darts in 2 different colors. Just stand up the target or hang it from a door, and take aim with the light beam when it’s your turn. Your Suction Darts stick to the target, so you can see your accuracy improve with each shot! Sharpen your dart-blasting skills alone or take on a friend in a suction-dart showdown. Either way, you’ll become a sharpshooter with the Precision Target Set.
Our thoughts: While I had originally planned on this for the girls, my husband ended up claiming this. This set comes with a target that you can hang up on the door or wall, but it can also stand up on its own. The blaster also has a laser beam, so you can line it up with your target for more accurate shooting. The darts that are in this pack are in two separate colors, which makes it perfect for when Aaron wants to play with Aubreigh. They love to be able to see who shot the best. I recommend this for any little boy, or even little girl that just wants to have fun. Plus it is very affordable.
My Little Pony Friendship Rainbow Kingdom Playset RV $39.99 BUY NOW
About: My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle is a princess pony best known for spreading the magic of friendship wherever she goes. Now she has her very own kingdom as the princess of friendship, and she can’t wait to share her kingdom adventures with you. Princess Twilight Sparkle and her fun pony friends (each sold separately) can soar down the twisty pony slide in the pony slide car, or swing through the air in the castle’s royal swing.
Our thoughts: Aubreigh has seen this on TV in a commercial a lot during the holiday season and she kept telling me how much she wanted it. She is a huge My Little Pony fan. This little playset is really a lot of fun. It comes with one Pony, which you can dress up! More ponies could also be added to this set for hours and hours of fun play. The ponies can slide down the slide, which is what Aubreigh loved to do the most. This playset is very durable and can withstand a lot. I would recommend this to any My Little Pony fan.
Wonder what to get someone for Christmas? Check out our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the best recommendations and products!