Hot Holiday Toys: Barbie Baked Goods, Transforming Car and Melting Crayons


We’re just over three weeks from Christmas Day!

For this week’s Hot Holiday Toys, we profile

Barbie Ultimate Kitchen by Mattel

Young chefs can cook up playtime fun with Barbie doll and the Ultimate Kitchen playset! Lights, sounds, colored dough, food molds and more than 20 pieces total provide all of the ingredients for delicious storytelling. The bright kitchen has a cool design with multiple play spaces and realistic working features. There’s an oven with a timer that dings — use it to bake the pie that rises in the dough mold. On the stovetop, a red light mimics heat and boiling sounds are a life-like touch. The center counter holds a fry press — fill with dough, then close and press the top to make fries and hear them sizzle — and a sandwich maker that can be filled with dough and pressed to create sandwich layers. Assemble to make a sandwich that looks good enough to eat. A third section of the counter features a mini-fridge with working door below and a veggie mold on top; fill with dough, close the lid, press, open and remove healthy-looking mushrooms, tomato slices, a broccoli stalk and carrot. Five dough colors — orange, yellow, white, green and beige — let gourmets’ imaginations create fabulous dishes. Additional accessories, like two place settings, a spatula, serving spoon, pair of tongs, knife, frying pan, pot and bowl — some with handles a doll can hold — encourage role-play and kitchen exploration. Barbie doll is wearing her cute polka-dot apron, a blue dress and white shoes. Young chefs will have so much fun preparing all kinds of meals, from dinners for two to party menus for friends and family. Collect other Barbie dolls and playsets in the cooking and baking line to perfect a recipe for fun! Includes Barbie doll wearing fashions and accessories; the kitchen playset with lights, sounds, veggie mold, sandwich maker and fry press; plus a pie mold, two place settings, cookware, utensils and five dough colors. Doll cannot stand alone. Colors and decorations may vary.  For ages 4 and up.

Croc and Roll from Spinmaster
Hop, skip and jump just don’t let this Crazy Croc get you! Croc n Roll is the fast-paced game that gets kids up and active! Its easy to get things rolling: place the colored lily pads inside the silly swamp ring, then turn the Croc loose hes ready to chomp! Once the Crock starts rock n rolling, players jump from lily pad to lily pad but look before you leap! Jump onto the wrong color, step outside the swamp ring, or bump into the Crazy Croc and you lose a lily pad. The last player standing on their lily pad wins! The last player standing is the winner! A great party game for kids, Croc n Roll encourages players to start moving and develop their spatial awareness as they interact with other players. Hilarious and frantic, Croc n Roll is the hilarious family game for kids! Bring home Croc n Roll but don’t let the Crazy Croc get you!

Crayola Melter
Run for the shelves and grab your old box of crayons, because there’s a new way to color your world with Crayola crayons! Our Crayon Melter brings renewed life to Crayola crayon sets everywhere with melted crayon artwork that’s easier than ever before to create. Now you can make Crayon drip art without a hair dryer. This fun crafting tool is a great way to add detail to your drawings, texture to your sculptures, or doodles to your pencil jar. It has a low-heat tip and dries cool, so it’s safe for kids 8 & up to enjoy. Simply use the included wrapper-ripper to remove labels from crayons and insert a crayon into the heated melter unit to get started. If you plan to change colors and wish to avoid color mixing, wait for the Crayon Melter to cool down and clean it between colors. For an even flow, make sure to give crayons the proper time to melt, and use small pieces of broken crayon to switch over colors faster. In addition to the 8 crayons included with this starter set, Pick Your Pack Complementary Colors are sold separately, and you can always use your crayon boxes from home. A great gift idea for holidays and birthdays, this colorful tool is fun for a variety of arts and crafts, school projects, and everyday creative activities. For Kids 8 & up.

Auto Moto Transforming Robot Car 
Odyssey presents the Auto Moto, a 2-in-1 transforming toy that changes shape before your eyes. Let’s face it – a toy robot is pretty cool to play with. But one that can transform into a sporty race car at the simple push of a button is even cooler. One minute it’s a futuristic robot that walks, spins and stomps all over the room. Then the very next minute, it turns into a sleek radio-controlled car that zooms across the floor! For ages 8 & up.

Squishable Avocado
Avocados are extra! They are extra-satisfying when spread on a piece of toast! They make an extra-yummy dip for your chips! They’re also extra-easy to tell when they’re ripe! This particular Avocado has extra-extra! Extra cuddles compared to your average avocado… and extra-avocadoness compared to your average giant plush.

Incredibles 2 Jack Jack Attacks Doll
 Press his tummy once to hear him laugh and giggle  Press on his belly repeatedly and Jack-Jack cycles through all of his “powers”  Press and hold his belly to make Jack-Jack “explode” into ultimate power mode – all colors, lights and sounds are activated Rooted hair, soft body, molded head and hands  Recommended for Ages: 3+  Press his tummy once to hear him laugh and giggle 
 Press on his belly repeatedly and Jack-Jack cycles through all of his “powers”
 Press and hold his belly to make Jack-Jack “explode” into ultimate power mode – all colors, lights and sounds are activated
Rooted hair, soft body, molded head and hands
 Recommended for Ages: 3+

Galaxy Rock Art
Create your own galaxy designs with Galaxy Rock Art! Transform ordinary stones into vibrant works of art with this all-inclusive kit. Learn how to create a galactic atmosphere using your paintbrush, sponge brush and bright colors. Finish off each rock with glow-in-the-dark glitter glue and glow-in-the-dark paint to make the stars really shine! With 2 pounds of stones in various sizes, you can create tons of rockin crafts! Rock Art offers kids a great source of creative fun. Recommended for mini artists ages 6 and up. 

LOL Lip Gloss
Create your own lip gloss. There are five lip gloss containers, with four flavors and a lip gloss base.  You mix the flavor and the base. There is also an accessory sticker sheet to decorate your lip gloss container.

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