When it comes to the holidays, every year there are the “it” toys, the ones everyone must have that send parents scrambling in a mad search for the coveted goods. The good news is that word as to what those “it” toys will be starts to spread early, and the earlier you snatch them up, the easier it will be to make all those Christmas dreams come true. 
Great messy (and will planned-out) fun. Comes with protective googles and gloves, plus the tools, ingredients and step-by-step instructions to make an invisible monster, slimy snakes, sludgy goo, slime balls and, of course, slimy bogies. Science at its most yuck and yeah, this won a very deserved Bronze award in the Best Science Toys category in our MadeForMums Toy Awards 2017.
It's officially Hatch Day, and that means the wait is over for the coolest new Hatchimals straight from Hatchtopia! The brand new, squishy HatchiMallows, and Baby HatchiBabies are the newest toys to join the Hatchimals family. Spoiler alert: they are really adorable, so if you were wondering what to get your kiddos for Christmas this year, consider that problem solved: Your Hatchimal-obsessed kids will go nuts for these cute critters.
Every year, the Toy Insider panel of experts chooses the hottest toys for the upcoming holiday season. And these typically are the most in-demand playthings for kids all year long. Twenty of the toys are the must-have items on kids of all ages' wish lists, whether they're based on favorite TV shows or movie characters or they're simply selling out in stores. Twelve of the tech-based toys incorporate the latest in digital play, creativity and innovation, while 10 are based on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), from the basics of coding and circuitry to complex robotics.
For the third year in a row, Hatchimals are dominating the holiday toy scene. Adrienne Appell of the Toy Association has seen the large (about the size of a big grapefruit) speckled eggs that hatch baby animals skyrocket. “The new toy from Hatchimals is something that’s seeing a lot of buzz. We’ve seen a lot of interest from both boys and girls.” When you buy one of these HatchiBabies, the surprise is whether it will be a boy or a girl. So in addition to brushing, feeding, and petting your toy, you can host your own gender-reveal party.
hatchimals toys and accessories are also perfect for collecting and trading with friends. You can choose a five or seven pack of lip balm and then host a hatchimals party with all of your friends. hatchimals pillows, hats, and gloves are super snuggly and perfect for getting cozy while still rocking hatchimals-brand gear. choose your favorite from our collectible hatchimal tins selection, and use it as a lunch box for back to school, or get one in every color and collect them all. however you decide to use your hatchimals products, you’ll love the fun colors, adorable little hatchimal creatures, and all of the activities that you can do with these amazing little toys.
How cool is this new game!  Connect 4 Shots is similar to the one that we all grew up with, but with a twist! This time you have to bounce the balls into the right slots to try and get four of the same color in a row (or diagonal) to win! This is one that you’ll not only want to play with your kids, but will probably end up taking over and playing with your own friends.  And, well, drinks may be involved.
Boxer, an interactive robot from Spin Master, uses artificial intelligence to bring his personality to life. He comes with game cards, a ball accessory, a remote control and interactivity through gesture, sound and touch controls. Use the Boxer app for additional games and video tutorials. For ages 8 and older. Price: $79.99 at shop.spinmaster.com.  
Ok so these spiders actually are pretty cute!  They’re new, from Hasbro, and there are 10 different ones to collect!  They’re interactive, voice activated, and move faster or slower based on how loud (or soft) you are!  All are different colors and have different personalities, plus they can totally interact with each other when all put in a setting together.  Think of how much fun it will be to race them!  Learn more about Yellies here.
"August marks one year since the introduction of Fingerlings, and we're really excited that we have the opportunity to continue to deliver the interactivity of this toy to children in new and different ways," said Sydney Wiseman, creator of Fingerlings and brand manager at WowWee. "The response we've received to Fingerlings has been remarkable, so we took a lot of the technology used in the original fingertip friends and built it up to include additional innovative features like KissTech and TalkBack technology, packaged in a cuddly plush that we know kids will love." 

Now that we’re all on the same page in regards to Poopsy Unicorn Slime, it only makes sense that one of the up-and-comers this season is the ‘designer’ Pooey Puitton purse that comes with 2 unicorn slime powder packets (yes, it makes rainbow poop), 6 unicorn magic packets, 4 sparkle packets, 4 mystery packets, and so much more!  Plus, they’ll totally want that exclusive poop character keychain because who can leave home without it!?  Learn more here.

My 7 and 4 year old daughters think this deserves 20 stars, not just 5!! They were so excited to get the surprise Hatchimal and were even more exited when they guessed from the box that there were twins inside... one for each of them! The hatching process was quick and the girls were so happy as they watched the Hatchimals poke out of their shells. Clean up was easy too - it didn't break into many small pieces. Now my 7 year old uses the "cheat sheet" with her sister to figure out what their Hatchimala want based on their eye color. It's really fun that they each have their own and that they can play with them together. It's a great bonding toy and they think it's so fun! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Now that we’re all on the same page in regards to Poopsy Unicorn Slime, it only makes sense that one of the up-and-comers this season is the ‘designer’ Pooey Puitton purse that comes with 2 unicorn slime powder packets (yes, it makes rainbow poop), 6 unicorn magic packets, 4 sparkle packets, 4 mystery packets, and so much more!  Plus, they’ll totally want that exclusive poop character keychain because who can leave home without it!?  Learn more here.
Some people admit that babies have no sin, but they baptize them anyway as a "dedication" to encourage parents to train the child properly. But where does the Bible say this is the purpose of baptism? The purpose of baptism is to receive remission of sins. And furthermore, we have learned that no one can decide that another person will be dedicated to God. Each person must decide that for himself.

We are obsessed with this new interactive Fozzie Bear from Muppet Babies!  When you press his paw he’ll tell jokes, sing a song, giggle, wiggle, and more!  When he laughs his tie even lights up!  We love the message of Fozzie’s ‘never give up’ attitude and know your kiddos will love him too.  He’s now listed as one of the must-haves of the holiday season.  Learn more about Fozzie here!


Designed in Ireland, the new ArckitPLAY range offers four new products; Cityscape, and TinyTown 01, 02, and 03. Each is beautiful, intricate and helps develop spatial awareness as young minds decide where to place skyscrapers, highways, bridges, stadiums and parks. Originally Kickstarted in 2017, expect more versions later this year too. Stunning product.
A final objection to infant baptism is that it is almost always done by sprinkling or pouring, not by immersion. But the Bible says that baptism is a burial (Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12). A person must go down into the water and come up out of it (Acts 8:38,39; Mark 1:9,10). Bible baptism requires much water (John 3:23). Infant baptism does not fit God's pattern on any of these points. The evidence clearly shows that Bible baptism is an immersion, not a sprinkling or pouring.

A final objection to infant baptism is that it is almost always done by sprinkling or pouring, not by immersion. But the Bible says that baptism is a burial (Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12). A person must go down into the water and come up out of it (Acts 8:38,39; Mark 1:9,10). Bible baptism requires much water (John 3:23). Infant baptism does not fit God's pattern on any of these points. The evidence clearly shows that Bible baptism is an immersion, not a sprinkling or pouring.
It’s more like a cross between a Furby and a Tamagotchi. Remember Tamagotchi, the tiny digital pet you hatched out of a virtual egg and took care of? David McDonald, one of the designers who helped create Hatchimal, does. “I had always wanted to do something that hatches,” McDonald told The Verge in a previous interview. “I always thought that Tamagotchi had dropped the ball — they had a neat idea, but never took it any further, into the real world.”
Cozmo by Anki Robotics is one sophisticated little bot. While he may come with a bit of a steep price tag there’s a whole lot of advanced robotics in a little package. Cozmo (age 8 and up) is easy to use and can be set up in four simple steps. He comes with three blocks that Cozmo and kids can play games with. Download the app and kids (and adults) can interact with countless games, Cozmo controls, camera and more. He has so much personality that one forgets that they are playing with a robot as he starts to feel more like a super fun pet. He expresses happiness, excitement, frustration, anger and sadness through two very emotive blue eyes and various noises. Cozmo has facial recognition that allows him to recognize and say the name of all his friends. This is only a small portion of all the cool things Cozmo is capable of doing. He is a lot of brain in a little—and adorable—package. 

These super cute Little Live Wrapples do just that….wrapple around your kids wrist.  Their tail is like those snap bracelets we all used to have in the 80’s and the 90’s, so they stay on their wrist securely.  Plus, these cuties have over 50 different sounds and reactions and their eyes even light up to match their mood!  There are 4 different Wrapples to choose from.  See all the options here!
My 7 and 4 year old daughters think this deserves 20 stars, not just 5!! They were so excited to get the surprise Hatchimal and were even more exited when they guessed from the box that there were twins inside... one for each of them! The hatching process was quick and the girls were so happy as they watched the Hatchimals poke out of their shells. Clean up was easy too - it didn't break into many small pieces. Now my 7 year old uses the "cheat sheet" with her sister to figure out what their Hatchimala want based on their eye color. It's really fun that they each have their own and that they can play with them together. It's a great bonding toy and they think it's so fun! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Some people admit that babies have no sin, but they baptize them anyway as a "dedication" to encourage parents to train the child properly. But where does the Bible say this is the purpose of baptism? The purpose of baptism is to receive remission of sins. And furthermore, we have learned that no one can decide that another person will be dedicated to God. Each person must decide that for himself.
Hatchimals are magical creatures that live inside of eggs. Who's inside? It's a surprise! Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Love and care for yours inside the egg and its eyes will light up as it makes cute sounds, telling you how it's feeling! Once you've played with it enough, you'll see rainbow eyes—that means its time to hatch! Hatchimals can't hatch on their own. Your touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg! It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Now you get to raise your furry Hatchimal through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. Your Hatchimal sings "Hatchy Birthday" each time it enters a new stage! Teach yours to walk, dance, play games and more! It will even repeat what you say in its own voice! Hatchimals — who will you hatch?.

These could be improved if they could somehow hatch more than once, or if they could have more of the functionality of the Furbies that would mimic your speech. Maybe give them bluetooth speaker functionality or make them into night lights. As they are, they just sit there after they hatch, so they're a terrible value. I have to give these things a skip it.
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I'll make this a simple and quick review. My kids love it. Here are the pros and cons of this new hatchimal twins. Pros: - 2 hatchimals for the price of almost one with paying about $10 more - each hatchimal has its own personality and what it's capable of doing - hatchimals can communicate with each other, much more interactive than the original Cons: - wings keep falling off, even though it's a quick clip back in, it falls off constantly if picked up the wrong way - hatchimals do not move/mobile like the original, one twin rocks back and forth the other just sits there and is hollow underneath - hatchimals seem a bit tinier and little fragile then the original I honestly don't see the hype in this toy, but my kids love it. I would recommend to buy this if they did fix the flaws of the wings easily falling off, otherwise forget about it if you have two tiny tots.
It began in 2013, where Spin Master's head of robotic creations James Bartin explained that his team hated the popularity of unboxing videos on YouTube, and envisioned a concept for a toy that could "unbox" itself.[1] This idea evolved into a concept for a robotic creature that would hatch itself from an egg, necessitating the design of a mechanism for the hatching, and a material for the egg itself. Hatchimals was officially launched on October 7, 2016, backed by advertising on television and digital platforms, such as social networking services.[1][2]
"August marks one year since the introduction of Fingerlings, and we're really excited that we have the opportunity to continue to deliver the interactivity of this toy to children in new and different ways," said Sydney Wiseman, creator of Fingerlings and brand manager at WowWee. "The response we've received to Fingerlings has been remarkable, so we took a lot of the technology used in the original fingertip friends and built it up to include additional innovative features like KissTech and TalkBack technology, packaged in a cuddly plush that we know kids will love."
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