Favorite toys and games of 2012: Magna Color, Angry Birds, Hexbug Warriors, Oversight

Friday Finds (review + giveaway): my favorite non-digital toys and games

Favorite toys and games 2012 ~ Behavioral ChildOn February 10th, toy manufacturers, distributors, importers, salespeople, buyers, press, and bloggers will be flocking to New York to attend Toy Fair 2013, the “largest toy and youth product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere”. New lines will be unveiled, attendees will be wowed, bloggers will go home with suitcases full of goodies!

But before the new descends upon us (which it tends to do at an alarming pace), I’d like to take a moment to feature some of my favorite new toys… from 2012. Though they were quite of few great app-oriented games, in my Friday Finds this week, I’d like to show you some of the non-digital variety that I loved: Magna Color, Angry Birds, Hexbug Warriors, and Oversight.

 

3D Magic Magna Color : art with magnetic dots

Toys and games 2012: 3D Magic Magna Color by Tech4Kids ~ Behavioral ChildThe 3D Magic Magna Color helps develop hand-eye coordination, creativity, and aesthetic skills through an easy-to-use and easy-to-put away art station. It gets bonus points for the 3D glasses and the ability to show your child’s artwork in an amazing lifelike dimension.

The 3D Magic Magna Color game is available for $25.70 at Amazon and other toy retailers.

You can find more information about the 3D Magic Magna Color game at Tech4Kids’ lovely website. They have other cool games too (see the next one on my list). Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook so you can be apprised of their latest news, freebies, and cool promos.

 

Angry Birds : they’re alive!

Toys and games 2012: Angry Birds Splat Strike by Tech4Kids ~ Behavioral ChildIf you or your child have been afflicted with ‘Birds-fever, you don’t want to miss this game. It takes the concept of Angry Birds (flinging and toppling) and brings it to you, live, in the form of sticky Birds flung unto a pinnable board. With a slingshot just made for it! Develops hand-eye coordination and infectious laugh.

The Angry Birds Splat Strike game is available for $22.99 at Amazon and other toy retailers.

You can find more information about the Angry Birds Splat Strike game, and other versions, at Tech4Kids’ lovely website. They have other cool games too (see the previous one on my list) and don’t forget to follow them on social media.

 

Oversight: a fast-past board game

Toys and games 2012: Oversight by Griddly Games ~ Behavioral ChildHelps kids with abstract thinking, teaches them to strategize and predict their opponents moves. Think tic-tac-toe with four pieces that gets increasingly more difficult as kids learn to plan their moves. This has become a staple in our family game nights!

Oversight is available for $19.15 at Amazon and other toy retailers.

You can find more information about Oversight at Griddly Games’ lovely website. They make very cool board games for different ages and aptitudes. Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook so you can be apprised of their latest news, freebies, and cool promos.

 

Hexbug Warriors : futuristic robots in micro size

Toys and games 2012: Hexbug Warriors by Hexbug ~ Behavioral Child

These tiny, collectible, micro robots use the physics of vibration to propel forward and battle with competitors. They buzz when they do, too. Besides the interest in science that they elicit, they get a big thumbs-up from me for getting a certain girly-girl excited about battling robots and … bugs!

This particular version of Hexbug Warriors is available for $34.50 at Amazon and other toy retailers.

You can find more information about the various robots and bugs at Hexbug’s lovely website. Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook so you can be apprised of their latest news, freebies, and cool promos.

 

favorite toys and games of 2012, the giveaway

Toys and games 2012: giveaway ~ Behavioral ChildThanks to the generosity of the good folks at Tech4Kids, Griddly Games, and Hexbug, I’m giving away the four games featured here (total value $100+) to one lucky, random drawing winner.

how to enter this giveaway:

As usual, there are TWO things you need to do, to participate in this giveaway:
1. Leave a comment with your answer: What’s your child’s latest favorite toy, and why
2. Enter your info in the form below. (Must do both, otherwise it doesn’t count, okay?)

Open to US + Canada residents only. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Ends 2/21/13.

Optional: If you share this giveaway or follow me or the sponsors on social media, be sure to tell me in the comments, so you can earn an additional entry for each share and follow. Thanks!

Random drawing winner will be announced on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.  Winner must respond to notification within 48 hours or new winner will be selected. Subscribe for free updates from Behavioral Child so you don’t miss any awesome Friday Finds!

The winner of Friday Finds: Put Me In The Story giveaway is…

Devon Franco

Congrats!!

BabyFirstTV DVDs = 90 minutes of education and entertainment ~ Behavioral ChildDon’t forget to check out Friday Finds: BabyFirst DVDs  ending on 2/14/13.

A special Valentine’s Day gift for a special baby!

 

This giveaway is now closed, thanks for participating!

 

{Disclaimer|Disclosure: I received these games as swag at a blogger conference or for review purposes. I was not compensated in any other way. See my full disclaimer/disclosure policy here.}

 

89 comments
Megan
Megan

Thank you all for participating. I'm working on putting together another selection of toys, some of which are new ones straight out of the Toy Fair 2013. Stay tuned!

Kristie Belding
Kristie Belding

My DD's least favorite toy is a large baby doll my sister-in-law gave her. She has no idea how to play with it as it is too big for her to carry around comfortably. Thankfully my other sister-in-law gave us a rocking toy crib to put her in. I don't think the doll has been out of it in months!

Debbie Welchert
Debbie Welchert

Legos are my grandsons favorites. He loves to build things.

JENNIFER HART
JENNIFER HART

MY NEPHEWS LATEST FAVORITE TOY IS HIS SLED FOR OBVIOUS REASONS-THANKS!

Brooke Bumgardner
Brooke Bumgardner

My older daughters latest favorite toy is the iPod Touch. She loves all the apps she can play.

Melanie Morin
Melanie Morin

I don't have a child but my niece's favorite toy is her Crayola magic markers (the ones with a light that color only inside the lines, forgot the name sorry!)

Charlotte
Charlotte

My son loves anything Batman by imaginext.

Toby
Toby

A stuffed rabbit! Has had it forever!

Suzanne B
Suzanne B

Tech4Kids facebook fan! ::::Doing the wave::::

Suzanne B
Suzanne B

Shared on twitter. I tweet therefore I am a twit?

Suzanne B
Suzanne B

Shared on Facebook because my sister would kill me if I didn't.....

Suzanne B
Suzanne B

Hexbug Facebook Fan. Bugs rule!

Suzanne B
Suzanne B

Heyo I'm a Facebook fan! Lucky you. LOL

Suzanne B
Suzanne B

Lego's, Starwars Lego's to be specific. He like the robot solder guys.

latanya
latanya

My son loves his Spongebob plush toy because he is a big fan of Spongbob cartoon.

Kristine Lucas
Kristine Lucas

I have 2 kids. My daughter Auden loves her My Little Pony collection, and Merit's favorite toy is her doll house. Great Blog as usual Megan, enjoy Paris.

Emily
Emily

My son's favorite toy is an airplane he got for his birthday.

Paula Lee
Paula Lee

He really loves his leappad right now :)

P. Bacon
P. Bacon

My son's favorite toy at the moment is an old fashioned wooden train set.

Kara miller
Kara miller

Our new favorite toy is a firehouse, which is basically a doll house for boys.

wendy
wendy

my 9 year old son is still lego obsessed. Baby is now very into her toy barn & animals.

K.Pugh
K.Pugh

The latest favorite is trains because they got large train set for Christmas. Thanks for the chance.

Livivua Chandler
Livivua Chandler

i follow griddly game on facebook and on twitter @vivaciousgold

Livivua Chandler
Livivua Chandler

i follow tech4kids on facebook and on twitter @vivaciousgold

Livivua Chandler
Livivua Chandler

my child's favorite toy now is his stuffed red m&m that we got from universal studios last year. It was his first time in an amusement park

sandra
sandra

all legos all the time

Amanda Alvarado
Amanda Alvarado

Right now dd's favorite toy is anything having to do with Monster High! Monsters that are into fashion!? What girly girly wouldn't love them?! LOL

Julia
Julia

My son is into all things Angry Birds right now

Anne Perry
Anne Perry

My son's latest favorite toy is his firehose backpack and fireman helmet. He enjoys pretending to fight fires.

Kristie Belding
Kristie Belding

Oops. That is what I get for reading this on a tiny screen. My daughters LATEST (no least) favorite toy(s) is horses. Between friends and family she has a pretty unique collection going. A few traditional My Little Ponies, a Barnum and Baily show horse, a LARGE stuffed race horse, two small farm horses, and a fully decked out jousting steed (from the Premium Fantasy toy line at Target). Thankfully her cousins like them too and she gets to visit their collection at grandmas.

Megan
Megan

Love legos, I believe they have some interesting new twists to the game coming this year. Thanks for participating, Sandra, and good luck!

Megan
Megan

LOL Sounds like she's got both sides of the coin covered :) Thanks for sharing, Amanda, and good luck!

Megan
Megan

It's an epidemic LOL How old is her, Julia? Thanks for participating and good luck!

Megan
Megan

Aww that's so cute! He may like having some bugs to keep him company on his fire drills :) Thanks for participating, Anne, and good luck!

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