Hasbro has toys featuring many new characters but what about the classic favorites? They have those too! This year one of my favorite brands, Hasbro, has released several new Transformers toys including the Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Epic Optimus Prime Figure.
At 22 inches tall, this toy is perfect for ages 3-7 but is safe enough for the younger siblings too. Inside the arms and legs, kids can fit their favorite Rescue Bots, and even more can fit inside the command center in his chest!
While this Epic Optimus Prime does not convert, his head, waist, and limbs move easily for hours of pretend play. What boy wouldn’t love seeing this under the Christmas tree this year?
Hasbro also has toys for the littler kids. My 2 year old especially loves our Sesame Street Talking ABC Elmo figure. Elmo says several phrases and sings the ABC song, giggling and making it fun for toddlers when they press his tummy. Toddlers learn language, social interaction, and cause and effect with this toy.
Elmo is cuddly, loveable, and is the perfect size for my son to play as he watches Sesame Street and rides in the car. With the technologies now, Elmo’s voice is easy to understand and sounds almost the same as on tv!
Elmo is a character I’ve known since I was a little girl so I love that my kids are able to grow up with him too. They’re already growing up in a world of technology much different than I did, so this connection means so much to me!
For his 2nd birthday yesterday, my mother in law got Evan the Play-Doh Diggin’ Rigs Boomer the Fire Truck. While this wasn’t originally intended to be part of my review, I want to include it. The set is reasonably priced at $12.72 on Amazon last time I checked, and so much fun! My oldest squeezes blue Play-Doh through the extruder and my 2 year old plays with the stampers and axe. They can play and work together to put out pretend fires for hours!
Hasbro has such a great variety of toys in their 2014 Hot Holiday Toys Gift Guide that you’re sure to find something for every kid on your list. Whether your children like My Little Pony, FurReal Friends, Play-Doh, or even Spiderman, there are pages upon pages of gifts to choose from!
Family Centsability was not monetarily compensated for this post. A product sample was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.