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As a big fan of Hasbro toys and games, I think their Family HotSpot community sounds fantastic, and it’s something I would most definitely love to be a part of. So for today’s post, I thought I would talk about some of our favourite Hasbro products.
From Board Games and Play-Doh to FurReal Friends and Playskool Heroes, we’ve tried them all. But which ones do the little ones play with the most? Make sure you read on to find out …
Play-Doh Burger Barbecue
I think it’s safe to say that Oscar would play with Play-Doh all day every day at the moment if I’d let him. We have quite a few different playsets that he enjoys playing with, but his favourite is probably the Burger Barbecue set. It comes complete with 5 tubs of Play-Doh compound, a little red barbecue with moulds to make hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, and more, a decorator tool which can be squeezed to make pretend fries and condiments, plastic knife, roller, spatula and 2 plates. Oscar loves pretending to make dinner for me and his superhero dolls, and I feel he’s definitely taken more of an interest in trying new foods since we bought him this particular toy. It’s fantastic!
Play-Doh Crazy Cuts
And the second Play-Doh set that gets played with a lot is the Crazy Cuts one. This set is lots of fun as it comes with 6 tubs of Play-Doh compound, a barbers chair with crank, 3 character thimbles, 2 book moulds and 4 accessory tools (scissors, razor etc). Oscar loves to sit each ‘customer’ in the chair and cranking the handle so they grow silly hair! He’ll then spend hours happily cutting and styling it before smushing it all up and starting all over again. Even I admit that I don’t mind playing with this set with him as it’s one of those that never gets boring. In fact, I find it extremely therapeutic. It gets a big thumbs up from both of us!
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Next up we’ve picked out a board game that the whole family love playing … Hungry Hungry Hippos! I had this game as a kid, so when I realised they still made it I just couldn’t resist picking up for my two to play. It’s a very basic game that’s simple for little ones to understand. You just flick the 20 marbles included with the game into the centre of the board, then press the hippo’s tail as fast as you can to try and gobble up as many of them as you possibly can. There are 2 ways to play and win – the first being that the player who gobbles up the most marbles is the winner, and the second being that the person who gobbles up the special golden ball wins. It’s lots of fun for everyone involved, and I highly recommend it as a first game for little ones.
Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime
Oscar has recently discovered Transformers, and he loves this kid-sized rescue bots figure that looks just like the popular Optimus Prime character. I love watching him play with this as it’s the perfect size for his little hands to be able to transform it from a vehicle to a rescue hero quickly and easily, and his little imagination runs wild with lots of different rescue scenarios. I need to check if they do other versions of this as it’s his birthday next month and I think he’d love some more to add to his collection.
Pie Face Game
Another great game that we recently discovered is ‘Pie Face’. Now, I’m sure you’ll have seen this advertised a lot over the last couple of years, and it’s no wonder as it really is a laugh-a-minute kind of game! You simply load the throwing arm with squirty cream and then each player takes turns at spinning the wheel to see how many times they need to crank handles. If you’re lucky, nothing will happen. But if you’re unlucky then you might just get a pie in the face! We love playing this unique game – it’s guaranteed to provide lots of laughs, even on the dullest of days. Have any of you guys ever played it before?
Sesame Street Cookie Monster Kitchen Cafe
Oscar had been asking for a play kitchen for a while when I came across this Sesame Street Cookie Monster Kitchen Cafe on sale at Amazon. As he’s always been a fan of the blue furry thing I decided to pick it up, but have to admit that I wasn’t expecting it to be anywhere near as good as it is! It was super easy to put together (I did it without any help) and came with 6 pieces of play food, a spatula and frying pan. The kitchen has lots of different songs and sound effects, and I like that it encourages children to think about cooking up healthy meals. Whenever any other little ones come to play they always want to play with this toy first, and it keeps them entertained for hours. What’s not to love?!
Trolls Hug Time Poppy Doll
Trolls have made a big comeback recently, and we’ve had lots of fun playing with the Hug Time Poppy Doll from the Dreamworks movie of the same name. Hug Time Poppy is a loveable, colourful princess who is always happy to provide a hug. Press her tummy and she speaks to you, and she even plays songs from the movie. Because, let’s face it, with a song in your heart, you can do anything! Oscar loves brushing Poppy’s hair, dancing around with her, and giving her lots of hugs. She makes one very special childhood friend.
Playskool Poppin Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper
The very first toy I ever bought Oscar was the Playskool Poppin Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper from Hasbro, and even though it’s aimed at babies and toddlers he still loves to play with it. The toy uses air to push coloured balls up and out of the elephant’s trunk like magic. The trunk is adjustable so the play can advance as children grow. So for little ones, the idea is to angle the trunk to the back left and the balls will roll into the front belly pocket for put-and-take-play. And for older children, you can angle it to the back right for continuous popping action. Oscar never seems to get bored with this toy, and I think that speaks volumes. I would suggest buying decent batteries if you pick this up though, as I find cheaper ones don’t last 5 minutes in it.
FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon
FurReal Friends plush pets are designed to be a great alternative to a real live pet and having played with a few different ones, I’d say they really are. Our favourite of all the FurReal Friends is Torch, who is a little blue dragon. We love that Torch is super interactive, and does things such as breathing flame-coloured mist, giggling, snorting and moving his head. Oscar treats him just like a real pet, but we both agree that he’s got to be a lot more fun!
Playskool Heroes Spiderman with Stunt Buggy
And last but not least we chose to include the Playskool Heroes Spiderman toy that comes with an awesome stunt buggy! My mum actually bought this for Oscar last year, and we just thought it was one of those buggies that you pull back and then let go so it runs across the floor. What we didn’t realise was that it actually does some super cool flips as well! We spend lots of time racing this buggy against Oscar’s collection of other vehicles and it’s so fast that it always wins. He thinks it’s fantastic.
And there you have it – a list of our favourite toys and games from Hasbro. We hope you guys enjoyed it, and if you like to see toys like this in action then make sure you come on over to YouTube and check out our awesome toy channel, Oscar’s Toybox, where we play with lots of different toys every week.