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LEGO is adding the Lone Ranger to it’s Disney centric line of brick sets. There will be one huge set, three medium sized sets and two small sets, based on the Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Arnie Hammer and directed by Gore Verbinski, will feature a wide variety of cool, western themes. Check them out …
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With studies showing that one of the main things kids want for Christmas is a tablet, LeapFrog has jumped into the deep end with their LeapPad2 series of learning tablets. And Disney has quickly jumped on that bandwagon by licensing a series of LeapPads themed after the Disney Princesses.
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First, there was Dance Star Mickey in 2010, then there was Rock Star Mickey in 2011, and now, Disney has announced Master Moves Mickey, a great interactive doll which can perform up to 15 ultra-cool break dancing moves that Disney hopes will get kids up and movin, fly style.
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Next to standing next to Carrie Fisher in her Slave Leia costume and activating a real light saber, who wouldn’t want to be frozen in Carbonite? For Star Wars Weekends, Disney World plans to do just that … and you get to keep it as a souvenir!
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The whole premiere of the second Toy Story was Buzz and the gang trying to prevent Woody from agreeing to spend the rest of his days in a museum with the Round Up Gang because toys belong playing with kids. So it was with great irony that CT learned that the Buzz LightYear that was launched into space on board the Space Shuttle and floated around the International Space Station would end up spending the rest of his days … in a museum.
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Geoffrey and the gang at TRU are bringing it right down to the wire with some last minute toy deals, including Star Wars Toys … so if you’re heading to a galaxy far far away and need to pick up some quick toys for under the tree, here’s what you can get that little Padawan on your list …
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Just a reminder that the US Marine Corps Reserve is in full swing with their annual Toys for Tots drive. Created in 1947 by Marine Corps Major Bill Hendricks and a cadre of reservists in Los Angeles, Toys for Toys collected and distributed 5,000 toys for needy kids. Since then, the United States Marines across the nation and around the world have been collecting unwrapped toys worth at least $10 to distribute to needy kids at Christmas time. In the beginning, he Marines collected both new and used toys, but beginning with the Christmas in 1980, they have only collected new, unwrapped toys for distribution. And with time, the Marines courted famous names to further their cause, even Walt Disney has the honor of being the designer of the Toys for Tots train logo. But also big names like John Wayne, Doris Day, Tim Allen, and even former First Lady Nancy Reagan have devoted considerable time and clout to helping the Marines accomplish their mission of giving every needy child a toy for Christmas.
And it’s grown far beyond and extra curricular activity for off duty Marines. In 1995, the Secretary of Defense approved making the annual Toys for Tots drive an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. Over the last 62 years, the US Marine Corps Reserve have distributed over 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children and the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation has added to the toy collections by purchasing nearly a half billion dollars in toys to insure that no child gets left behind at Christmas.
And this year, as with any year, the campaign needs your help. You know the mission – pick up an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl and look for one of those dashing jarheads sitting next to a collection box near the entrance to the store. Or, you can Swing by http://www.toysfortots.org/ to make a cash donation to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. While at the site, you can find more information on a toy collecting center in your area.
Semper Fi and Merry Christmas!
Calling it a second helping of “Black Friday,” Toys R Us has announced their annual Super Saturday Deals sale with special deals that rival the sales they had on the day after Thanksgiving! Beginning Saturday, December 3 at 6am, Toys“R”Us will offer over 85 mystery doorbusters along with storewide savings on playthings for children of every age.
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et another Disney toy product is being recalled for safety issues. This time, it’s 12,000 Disney Fairies plastic racing tricycles, which have a handlebar which can handlebar pose a laceration hazard if a child falls from trike and lands on top of it.
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Disney has joined forces with national retailer Target to create National Princess Week. The celebration, which takes place from April 22 through April 28, 2012. The special promotion is designed to “celebrate the sparkle and imagination of every princess—real, aspiring, or imagined.” Course, we all know what means … its’ designed to sell Disney’s Princess line of toys and costumes. But that’s OK. Every girl has a little princess in them, so why not?
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