Sunday, November 30, 2014

Add Much Needed Moisture Into the Air This Winter with the Luma Comfort HC12W Cool Mist Humidifier (Product Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone. 

Welcome to Luma Comfort

It is not often that I find a product I am sent to review that I can't find a list of cons for.  When it comes to toys the kids play with, either they are too loud or quiet, don't provide a lot of educational value to them, or the girls will play with for a few minutes and then walk away never to play with again.  And, when it comes to household products, either they don't meet my expectations or are too hyped up in advertisements only to be a disappoint or underperforms when the product is in our home.  Prior to being send the  Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier to review, I had seen this item demoed on the DIY Network's "I Want That" show. 

And, after seeing it, I found myself saying just that very thing..."I want that."Our whole house suffers from allergies, either seasonal or year round, as well as asthma and frequent upper respiratory infections and colds.  The girls always seem to catch whatever is going around at preschool or while out and about, and this seems to stick for around for awhile.  The past month and half we have been dealing with head colds, viruses and reactions to the flu shots leading to spiked fevers, congestion and more.  On top of that, the cold New England weather has set in and we have cranked up the heat to keep the house warm.  When this happens, the house gets dry, and we all wake up with dry nasal passages and throats in the AM.  To help sooth and reduce this dryness, I have been running humidifiers in the different rooms of the house.  But, none are as impressive as the Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier, which I ended up buying another one for the girls' room, just days after using the one sent to review.

So, what makes the  Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier so wonderful, and why can't I stop raving about it? Just look at these features, which are all pro's in my book:

  • It is energy efficient, making it perfect for those who are cautious about running too many devices that eat up electricity in their home.
  • It is so quiet -- Once on, it is near silent in operation.  You'll forget that it is on. My oldest daughter is a light sleeper and the other humidifiers we used to run in her room would keep her awake at night with their loud motors or whistling sounds.  She doesn't even know the Luma Comfort humidifier is running when we use it in her room.
  • Notifies you that the water level is low by making a chiming/beeping sound
  • Comes with a remote so that you can turn and on and off without having to actually go to the humidifier to do so.
  • A single tank fill will last for up to 45 hours
  • Easy to transport -- It is not heavy or clunky, making it easy to move from room to room
  • Blends in with home decor -- It looks like a fancy vase or accent piece, and will go with your room's style.
  • Doesn't take up a lot of space -- This humidifier can fit perfectly in a corner, on a table top when set up to run as such, or even placed next to a fireplace or wood stove.  Wherever you place this humidifier you don't have to worry about losing valuable free space due to a clunky or oversized device
  • So easy to operate -- My husband was able to figure out how to set up and run this humidifier right out of the box. 
  • Ability to set the mist settings (8 levels in total) from low to high with either the remote or by pushing the water mark button on the Luma comfort humidifier itself.
  • Easy to clean and store -- When not in use, and you wipe this humidifier clean without having to fuss with small nooks and crannies that if left wet could breed mold, etc.
  • Uses ultrasonic technology to create a micro-fine mist.
  • Provides moisture in a room up to 650 sq. feet by spreading the mist out into the whole room and not just into the air above the humidifier
  • Comes with three attachments to adjust the height depending on your need -- either floor use, table top, etc.
This is what's included in the box... 

And, this is what the Luma Comfort HC12W Cool Mist Humidifier can look like when using one of the three included attachments to adjust its height...

For tabletop use using the smallest attachment (small)

using the second medium attachment - midsize level

Using the third attachment and longest - full size

Out of everything listed above, I have to say my top three favorite features of the  Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier are as follows....

I was drawn to the Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier not just because we are a family who relies on humidifiers year round to add moisture to the air, but also that it was unique in how it looked. At first glance you may take the Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier for a large decorative vase or fancy home decor.  

This past Thanksgiving when family and friends came to visit, I had the Luma Comfort humidifier in the corner of the living room.  It wasn't turned on, so they didn't the moisture coming out of it.  A few family members commented on how lovely the vase looked, while another asked what it was.  We played a little guessing game, and no one was able to guess right.  When they found out it was a humidifier, they had to have me demo it for them, to prove it.  Besides the "wow" or "how cool" I heard, everyone agreed that this was the best humidifier they have ever seen.  They couldn't get over how quiet it was and how fast it started working. And, for the rest of the day, I had this ultrasonic cool mist humidifier running and it kept the air moist and all of us who are prone to dryness and even headaches due to the heat being or from going from the cold outside back indoors, feeling great.

If you find you and your family suffer from frequent head colds, sinusitis, nosebleeds caused by dry nasal passages and membranes, dry, cracked skin especially during the cold winter months and even snoring, then you really need to be using a humidifier in your home.  A humidifier can help bring relief to all these and other health problems you may experience, simply by adding much needed moisture into the air.  And, not that the cold and flu season is upon us, and kids seem to be coming down with something left and right, a humidifier is a much for families to help provide relief both day and night, and make everyone suffering from congestion, dryness, etc. feel much better.  

I know this may seem silly, but I can see this ultrasonic cool mist humidifier being a perfect gift to give during the holidays.  Who wouldn't want the gift of better health and overall positive mood?  While a humidifier is not a cure all for our ailments, it does help provide relief.  And, after having been using the  Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier for about a month now, I have experienced firsthand why this humidifier will have everyone who sees it saying "I want that", not just because it looks cool and different, but for the many features it offers.  Like I said in the beginning, I have been trying to find a negative thing about this humidifier, but can't.  It has exceeded my expectations and works better than any humidifier I have owned. If you know a family member or friend who is always complaining of dryness in their house during the winter months or experiences a lot of head colds and sinus issues, why not surprise them with the  Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier this holiday season.  They will thank you time and again for helping bring relief, while also adding a fun talking point for when family and friends come to visit and see the  Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier in their home.  Everyone will wonder what it is, and want to see how it works. Then, they will be wanting one for themselves. :-)

To learn more about the  Luma Comfort HC12W Humidifier, visit And, don't forget to follow Luma Comfort on Facebook ( and Twitter (@LumaComfort) to stay up-to-date on new product additions, special offers, news and more.  You can find this 1.19 gallon Ultrasonic cold mist humidifier at Home Depot for only $139.99.  It is available in either white or black, to fit perfectly with your home decor and color preference. Click here to buy now online from Home Depot.

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone. 

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Holiday Gift ideas -- The Amazing Zhus Are Taking Walmart by Storm -- Get Them While They Last! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Who knew that a crazy mouse would keep the girls laughing and smiling all afternoon.   Not usually fans of furry critters like these, real or fake (who could blame them), I was surprised at how excited they got when I surprised them with one of the hot toys of this holiday season, the Amazing Zhu Stunt Pet.  

Are you familiar with the Zhu Zhu toy line, from a small family owned company?  These toys always seem to wind up on the hot toys for the holidays and children's wish lists each year.  While I had heard of them, the Amazing Zhu Stunt Pet was my welcoming into this cute toy line. :-)  

Here is more about the new Amazing Zhus toys, which include the Amazing Zhu Stunt Pet and Magician -- both of which have been flying off of Walmart shelves (Note: Walmart is the exclusive seller of the new Amazing Zhu's) since their release a couple of months ago...

"Children love magic, and they love the circus. Imagine mesmerizing mice characters that allow children to astound their friends with fantastical feats of magic and thrilling stunts - these are the Amazing Zhus. They can clairvoyantly read and respond to Magic Cards, or predict the pea's location in the Shell Game trick - every time.  These talented pets can even perform stunts like the High Wire or High Dive.

There are two kinds of Amazing Zhus characters - Magicians and Stunt Pets.

Amazing Zhus" Magician Pets  The Great Zhu

Magicians come with 3 magic cards and a magic wand, and can perform the magic tricks as well as do stunts. There are two magician characters - The Great Zhu who sports a top hat, and Madame Zhu who wears a regal pink bejeweled head dress.

There are four Stunt pets to collect - Abra (white with a pink bow on her tail), Dynamo (blue with white swirls), Piccadilly (hot pink with heart shaped tail), and Kardini (grey with earring). 

Complete Set of 4 Amazing Zhus Zhu Zhu Piccadilly Dynamo Kardini Abra Stint Pets #ZhuZhuPets

The Stunt pets do not perform magic tricks but instead are experts at the Disappearing Box, Circus Ball, Cereal Box, Tomato Can as well as the High Wire and High Dive circus acts."


We were sent Piccadilly, the hot pink stunt pet for the girls to help me review.  While it is fun to play with the stunt pets by themselves, I highly suggest purchasing additional accessories, which really show off these stunt pets true talents.  I, personally, have had a hard time tracking down the disappearing box, tomato can and train car carriers, which my girls saw on the color flyer included in the box and asked for.  

Amazing Zhus " Tomato CanAmazing Zhus " Tomato Can

Like I said earlier, once mention of the new Amazing Zhu's line a few months back, parents and grandparents were placing pre-orders to avoid the toys selling out, which I am finding in my area.

While I hope that Santa's elves (my parents and friends living on both coasts) can track down one or two of these fun accessories for my girls' Amazing Zhu stunt pet, they are having a blast chasing it around the house, or letting it loose to see my and other guest's reactions to the hot pink mouse zipping around the house.  I never thought I would love a mouse, but you can't help but fall for the cute and oh so talented Amazing Zhus stunt pets, available  at Walmart stores and

Don't forget to follow the Amazing Zhus on these social media channels to stay up-to-date on news, product additions, special offers and more...

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Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holiday Gift Ideas -- Introducing the VRUM, the Coolest Ride-On Toy Box Every Kid Will Want! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Whenever we go anywhere, the girls are always running around the house to find a bag or backpack to dump out, so that they can fill with toys for the trip. And, when it comes to overnight stays at Nana and Papa's house or vacations lasting more than a couple of days, I find that in addition to a suitcase for everyone's clothes, we also load the car with a mini suitcase that the girls will fill to the brim with toys -- that just have to come along.  

I don't know about you, but when traveling, the last thing I want to do is carry extra baggage, which ends up being clunky bags of the girls' toys.  It is hard enough carrying our luggage and usually toting one of the girls in arms, at the same time.  If only there was a way that the girls could pack and bring along their beloved toys, that didn't require us to carry.  

Enter the VRUM...

Here is the Sizzle of VRUM in Action:

As soon as I saw the commercial for the VRUM luggage and ride on toy box, I knew that my prayers had been answered.  And, when I was given the opportunity to review one of these cook new storage and ride on toys from Wicked Cool Toys, I jumped at the opportunity.

First, before I share about how much I love these, let me just say, "How cute do these look?!"  Oh, how I wish the VRUM was around when I was a child, as I would have loved to have had one, to scoot around the house with, or fill with my favorite toys for weekend trips.  These are so cool, and really do hold a lot of stuff.  From clothes to toys, parents will love the VRUM, when planning family trips, as now their kids can be in control of their stuff.  

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"The Children’s Ride-On Toy Box! VRÜM™ holds toys and so much more! With 3-in-1 features, you can ride it, pull it AND take it with you wherever you go. 

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The roomy interior, lock and unlock feature as well as the dual purpose strap used for both pulling and carrying really makes VRÜM™ fun, cute and useful for parents! "

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Even better, the VRÜM™ fits in overhead travel compartment or under the seat in front of you.

Each VRUM comes with a strap that parents can use if and when they need to carry this portable toy box over their shoulder, or to pull their child through airport terminals, etc.  And, when not needed the strap stores nicely in the back top opening of the VRUM.

We were sent the Marvel Iron Man VRÜM™ to try out, and it quickly became a favorite of our superhero and comic book lover, Bella.  

"Each ride-on storage character is 18"W X 8"D X 12"H, has a dual purpose pull/carrying strap, a handle-bar for comfort and support, is safe and fun to ride, and perfect for being on the go. 

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Kids will love taking their favorite VRÜM Ride-On Storage friends with them 3 everywhere they go, and parents will appreciate the entire package of convenience!"

Usually Bella is camera shy, but when she started rolling around on her new VRUM, she kept asking me to snap photos and videos, of this wicked cool toy. :-)

When the girls weren't taking turns riding around the VRUM, they were having a blast trying to see how much stuff this portable toy box could hold. 

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 I could see Savannah's eyes light up when she was able to fit two full bins of toys into the VRUM and close it without an issue.  Ah, the possibilities that began to go through her head of all the toys she could bring on our next family trip or weekend at the grandparents.  In the past she always hated having to only choose a few toys to bring, as storage for her stuff was limited.  But, now with her very own VRUM (we ended up buying her the Dora the Explorer one), she and Bella, can pack their own stuff, and not have to leave their favorite toys behind.  Everyone can be packed up nicely, and I don't have to worry about trying to carry the family's luggage and the girls' toys.  Instead, they can roll alongside me.  

The VRUM is perfect for families who travel on planes, as kids can sit on these or ride them through the terminals, as you make your way to the gate.  And, once you have reached your destination, kids can open and take out their toys to play with, while you unpack and settle in. Then, when they are done, the toys can be stored back inside the VRUM -- out of sight and out of mind. :-)

If you looking for the perfect gift to give your little one, why not consider picking up a VRUM for them?  This ride on toy box is one gift parents will love giving, and kids will have so much fun filling and riding around.  I can see my girls enjoying this for quite some time, and it becoming a staple when it comes time to travel, and the girls need something to put all their toys they want to bring along in.

To learn more about the VRUM ride on toy box, including the different styles available, visit today.  And, don't forget to LIKE VRUM On Facebook:


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In styles and characters that boys and girls will love, you can't go wrong with this unique Ride On Toy Box, perfect for kids ages 3+. Available NOW at,,,,, and, each VRUM (avaialble in 8 styles/designs) is only $49.99.  The VRUM product line features today's top kids brands to include Spiderman, Ironman, DC Comics Batman, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Disney Princesses.  

Learn more about the VRUM by visiting:

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Holiday Gift Ideas -- Fun New Holiday Games from Wonder Forge for Kids of All Ages (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Wonder Forge

I can't do a holiday gift guide without sharing one of my favorite brands for kids' board games -- Wonder Forge.  And, this year, like in years past, they have an assortment of new games available, just in time for holiday shopping.  A handful of these new games are exclusive to Target, so you will want to keep an eye out for these when shopping at your local Target stores or placing an online order.

I'm always so grateful to the kind folks at Wonder Forge, who send along a sampling of their new and recant releases for the girls and I to enjoy.  And, this holiday season is no different.  For the past few weeks I have been enjoying the following Wonder Forge games with my girls both during family game nights, as well as when we are home together and looking for something fun to do. 

Do you have a Disney Frozen in your house?  Crazy question, right? I don't know anyone who doesn't love this movie, both young and old.  So, when it comes to holiday shopping this year, you know you are bound to find the shelves stocked with Disney Frozen stuff.  Well, the folks at Wonder Forge have some great games for that special Frozen fan in your life including...

Disney Frozen Surprise Slides Game 

(A Target Exclusive) 

Buy now for only $7.99

"Journey high up into the mountains above Arendelle with your favorite friends from Frozen. Slide past Marshmallow, the snow monster, glide across icy peaks, or tread through the troll's secret glen! Shortcut slides could zoom you ahead, or push you backward! You'll never know when the enchanting locations will mix and flip. It's a different game every time you play!"
  • Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 3 Years and Up
  • Includes: Instructions, Game Board, Tiles, Game Pieces
  • Material: Plastic, Cardstock
  • Playing Time: 20-40 minutes
  • Number of Players: 2-4 Players
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Battery: no battery used

Or, here is another Target Exclusive Frozen game that offers up six different games in one box -- all for only $14.99

Disney Frozen 6 in 1 Games - Target Exclusive

"It's six classic games in one-Bingo, Go Fish, Crazy 8's, Four-in-a-Row, 28 Domino Tiles, and Matching-all featuring Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the rest of your favorite friends from Frozen."
  • Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 3 Years and Up
  • Includes: Game Board, Instructions, Tiles, Game Pieces
  • Material: Paper, Plastic
  • Playing Time: 20-40 minutes
  • Number of Players: 1 or More Players
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Battery: no battery used

My Thoughts:

Both of my girls love Frozen, but our youngest, Bella, is the die-hard Frozen fan in our house.  Whether she is playing indoors or going outside, she can't be without her Frozen Olaf stuffed toy, or being dressed in one of her many Elsa or Anna dresses and matching t-shirt underneath.  I have lost count of how many actual pieces of clothing Bella has featuring her favorite Frozen characters. But, I did know that before receiving these game samples that our girls didn't have any Frozen games.  They had a few floor puzzles, but I had no idea that there were fun games like the ones above for sale.

One of the things I love most about Wonder Forge is that many of their games are geared towards the younger audiences (3+).  It is hard to find games for preschoolers that are not just fun to play, but feature some of their favorite movie and television characters.  But, leave it to Wonder Forge to fill this void and offer up a wonderful selection of games kids will love playing during one-on-one time with parents, during family game nights or when having friends over for after school play date.

Even though we have only had the two Disney frozen games for a short time, they have become instant favorites in our house.  Bella especially loves the Disney Frozen 6-in-1 Game , as it contains an assortment of games she can choose from. When we are not playing games, she will sit at her desk and go through the deck of playing cards just to look at the Frozen characters. :-)  But, when we are getting ready for our weekly game nights on Fridays, Bella is quick to pull the Disney Frozen Surprise Slides™ Game from the game shelf.  I love how this game in particular offers up so many twists and turns and ladder sliding, thus making it a new game each and every time you play it.  So, you don't have to worry about getting bored with the same game over and over again -- this fun feature keeps it fresh and everyone excited when Bella asks to play again (and again). :-)


Do you have fans of Disney Junior and this hit animated series' in your house?  If so, then this next game from Wonder Forge would make the perfect holiday gift to give this season...

Disney Jr. Super Stretchy

"Get up and moving with the beloved character from Disney Junior, including Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Sofia the First, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! One player flips over cards and calls out characters, colors, and shapes on the giant floor matand the parts of your body you need to touch them with! You stretch out and get creative physically can you reach them all?"
  • Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 3 Years and Up
  • Includes: Instructions, Game Pieces
  • Material: Plastic, Cardstock
  • Playing Time: 20-40 minutes
  • Number of Players: 2-4 Players
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Battery: no battery used

My Thoughts:

This is a fun take on the classic Twister game, which will have your kids up off the couch and moving around as they twist their bodies into funny movements and poses to touch the spun character spots. Both of my girls love this game and have been playing it together and when friends come to visit.  I never knew my girls were so flexible, until I laid this game out and started watching them twist and turn like a pretzel to touch their favorite Disney Junior characters.  I can see this game being played for years to come, without getting boring, especially during birthday parties.

"Welcome to the extraordinary world of Tickety Toc, where having a good time is easypeasy, lemon squeezy. Complete imaginative activities and playful challenges to collect rewards-but remember, as every hour passes, the giant gear and clock-hand turn! Who will squeeze in the most fun before Chime Time? Every game is silly, surprising fun!"

Promotes: Active, up-on-your-feet fun; Self Confidence and self discovery; Physical Dexterity
CONTENTS LIST: 40 Picture Tiles, 4 Character Movers, 1 Spinner, 1 Games Board, Instructions.

My Thoughts:

If you follow my blog then you have seen me share DVD and toy review of Tickety Toc with you.  Even though we have a few floor puzzles, this is the first board game we had, and one that got the girls really excited and eager to play.  As soon as we started to set up the game board, the girls got excited about the gears that they could turn.  And, once we started playing, they didn't want to stop. The game itself is easy to explain to little ones and fun to play.  The added feature of the giant gear and clock-hand turn make for a unique gaming experience that you don't see with other board games.  

This is one game the girls continue to ask to play.  And, I will not object as I know that it fun to play and gets the girls up off their feet and moving around as they complete the fun challenges. If you have a Tickety Toc fan in your house, then you will want to pick this game up and share with them.

Fans of the Disney Princesses and their pets will love this fun board game...

Disney Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon Game

"Get regally pampered in the dreamy, 3D Royal Pet Salon. Move your adorable pet from room to room through doorways sized just for castle cuties. Look for posh pet products, from fancy soaps and shampoos to tiaras, collars, and sweet treats-all hidden throughout the salon! If you find something pictured on a face-up card, it's yours to keep! When the time is up, all of the Palace Pets leave the salon with the grooming goodies. The player with the most wins!"

PROMOTES: Imaginative play; Turn-taking and playing together; Counting
1 Game Board, 4 Interlocking Wall Panels, 2 Plastic Wall Braces, 4 Pet Movers, 1 Spinner, 1 Clock Frame, 4 Clock Tiles, 49 Goodies Cards, Instructions

My Thoughts:
This game ended up being Savannah's favorite, as she just adores the Disney princesses and their pets.  She also enjoyed the 3D game board and having to look for the different items that the spinner landed on.  I love these types of games from Wonder Forge, in that even the youngest of kids can play and start developing a love of board games and enjoying family time spent while enjoying a family game night.  Whenever my girls have friends over, this is one game that they always pull out to play. And, I love hearing them explain how to play to friends who are not familiar with it.  But, in a matter of minutes they all understand game play and the fun begins.

And, last but not least, here is a game the whole family will enjoy playing together...

The ultimate picture-trivia family game with trivia spanning decades of Disney magic

"Discover exciting trivia that celebrates the world of Disney, from animated classics and blockbuster movies to television hits and dazzling theme park destinations! Test how much you know about touchstone characters like Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Jack Sparrow, Buzz Lightyear, and Elsa from Frozen! It’s a game of teamwork—with a competitive twist! Along the way, are guess-my-answer questions that reveal how much you know about the other players!
  • Promotes family together-time
  • Encourages strategic thinking
  • Encourages cooperation and teamwork
  • Features content from the world of Disney!
  • Free Pictopia App with BONUS content and Lightning-Round finish!

Once you download the Pictopia App (available on Android and iOS) you will gain access to even more fun stuff,  including a nail-biting Final Challenge round to take board game play to the next level!"
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Players take turns being the host and asking the question. Other players will wager based on how well they know the images on the card shown to them. Sometimes you’ll have to answer questions all on your own, and other times you’ll work as a team to answer correctly! Answer questions correctly to advance your mover and get to the castle space first to win!

My Thoughts:

Even though my girls are too young to play this game with my husband and I, they did end up having a blast this past Thanksgiving trying to help us solve the questions, when we played with family and friends.  With over 15 people (of all ages) gathered around the table, we were having a blast answering Disney questions, sharing memories of trips to Disney and talking about our favorite movies, songs and themes of Disney classics.  This is definitely one game to pick up to share with Disney fans of all ages, and will be enjoyed for years to come, especially when you get a large group together.  Everyone is looking forward to Christmas and New Year's at my house, and have already requested that we play this game. I can't wait! :-)

When it comes to choosing the right board games for your kids and family to enjoy, just know that you can count on Wonder Forge to provide hours of fun and countless memories each and every time you pull out one of their games to play and enjoy together.  "Wonder Forge has won over 180 prestigious awards by creating good-for-you games that encourage positive attitudes, teamwork, healthy competition, and get-up-and-go, active play!"  So, they know what they are doing and are only turning out top quality games that are sure to be hits with your kids (both young and old)."

In addition to hours of enjoyment, you can count of Wonder Forge to offer their games at affordable prices, making them perfect to give as gifts, or add to your family's favorite game night games. To learn more about Wonder Forge and their games for both kids, adults and families to enjoy, visit: 

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Holiday Gift Ideas -- Crashlings from Wicked Cool Toys Are Out of This World Fun (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Wicked Cool Toys

Are you little ones into outer space, or just love playing with cool new toys?  If so, then you will want to check out the new Crashlings line from Wicked Cool Toys. While this new collectible toy line is geared towards boys, girls will also have fun playing with the different rubber-flex meteors and Crashlings (over 150 available to collect).  I know this as my girls quickly took to the Crashlings samples we were recently sent, and can't stop asking to go to the store to pick up more Crashlings to collect -- that is, when they are not playing with these 1-inch collectible figures and the cool playsets and space ship that go along with them.

I don't know about you, but I find that toys that have a collectible aspect to it, seem to be a hit with my girls, and one that they continue to play with over time, as they loved picking up and adding more figures and pieces to their growing collections.  So, when they started placing the Crashlings, I knew that this was another winner from Wicked Cool Toys, and one that my girls would love.

So, what are Crashlings?:

"Crashlings are one-inch  collectible figures that are packed and travel inside a rubber-flex meteor. Each meteor has the power to blast over 5 feet into the air! Series 1 includes over 150 Crashlings to collect with special rares, ultra rares and retired editions. 

Crashlings come in five different breeds (Aliens, Insects, Underwater, Dinosaurs, and Monsters), and kids will be skyrocketed into another dimension as they collect them all! 

The Crashlings comprehensive product line features a variety of figure packs (single packs, four packs, and ten packs), play sets, and a space ship. "

When it comes to toys, my oldest, Savannah, loves when a toy is hidden in either a shell or enclosed case.  She loves trying to guess what is inside before she opens the container up to peek inside.  As soon as she saw the Crashlings Pack, she was curious to see what the 1-inch figures looked like and which of the over 150 collectibles she had.  One by one, she started to open the plastic meteors to expose the Crashlings.  

With each Crashlings figure she took out of its shell, she couldn't help but smile, as she lined them up.  She thought that these figures were cool, and none like she had ever seen before.  

By the time she was done opening up the plastic meteors and lining up her Crashlings, she was happy to see that she had all different ones.  She marked off the ones she received in the starter pack and circled ones she hoped to get in the future. :-)

While opening the plastic meteors to see which Crashlings were inside, the best part of our Crashlings review experience was playing with the Meteor Missile Ship.  

This is another toy I have had to buy another one of as the girls' don't want to share.  Bella was quick to claim the first one for herself, as she is into galactic Outer Space toys.  

She ran around the house pretending to pilot the Meteor Missile Ship, dropping Crashlings as she went along. For over 2 hours the girls played together with both the Meteor Missile Ship and assorted Crashlings we got in the variety packs.  

And, by the end of the night, they were already talking about playing the next day with their Crashlings, and how they couldn't wait to get more. :-)  Who knew that a toy line that features crazy looking Mutant Meteors from Outer Space would be so much fun to play with?  With over 150 Crashlings to collect, I know the girls will be making sure to get their chores done so that they can get their allowances, to spend on buying and collecting more of these figures.  

And, they have already asked Santa last weekend for the Crashlings Catapult City Playset, which would just make playing with their Crashlings much more fun! :-)

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The new Crashlings toy line, which launched this fall, is now available at Toys "R" Us and

The following Crashlings toys are perfect stocking stuffer or last minute gift ideas, perfect for children ages 5+:

Crashlings Single and 10-Packs:

Crashlings 10-Pack Set - Insect -  Wicked Cool Toys - Toys"R"Us
The Crashlings 10-Pack includes 50 total Crashlings to collect within the 10-Pack Series 1, and features 25 exclusive Crashlings to the 10-Packs. 

Includes 1 Jumbo Popper in every 10-pack and packaging entices the excitement for kids with 5 open and 5 blind! Ages 5+, SRP: $9.99 

Here are what the single and 4-pack of Crashlings look like -- these would make for great starter gifts that you can drop into your child's stocking this holiday season...

Here are the 4-Pack Crashlings...

And, here are the single Crashlings...

Meteor Missile Ship:

Kids will have hours of flying fun as they play with their collection of Crashlings in the Meteor Missile Ship. 

Crashlings Spaceship Playset -  Wicked Cool Toys - Toys"R"Us

The Meteor Missile Ship is a high flying meteor launcher which features a drop ship cockpit, a meteor missile launch pad and includes 2 exclusive Crashlings! Ages 5+, SRP $12.99 

The Catapult City:

The Catapult City Playset, nominated as one of TTPM's People's Play Awards in the Collectibles category, is the world in which kids can have an insanely fun time with their collectible Crashlings! 

The Catapult City features a Meteor Attack Release, High Speed Ramp Action, a Catapult Meteor Launcher, Stack & Crash Buildings, Fierce Arena Action and a Blasting Zipline! With 3 exclusive Crashlings included in the Catapult City Playset, kids are on their way to collecting them all!  Ages 5+, SRP: $19.99 

Learn more about Crashlings by visiting Wicked Cool Toys and the official Crashlings site today.

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About Wicked Cool Toys:

WickedCool, LLC is a Pennsylvania-based toymaker with offices in Pennsylvania, California and Hong Kong. Founded in the Summer of 2012, Wicked Cool has a diverse portfolio of playthings for all ages. The Wicked Cool Toys management team is lead by co-Presidents in the US Michael Rinzler and Jeremy Padawer, and Hong Kong Thomas Poon. The Company develops and brings to market proprietary lines and licensed product, including, Wild Kratts, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, Garfield, The Wiggles, Crashlings, My Girl’s Dollhouse, Vrüm, WWE®, Disney Princess®, Minnie Mouse®, Marvel®, Batman®, Superman®, Iron Man®, Sponge Bob®, Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer®, and MonsterJam®. 

Visit and follow the Company on both Facebook and Twitter. @wickedcooltoys 

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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