Hi everyone! Once a week I like to check in with you and give you a rundown of what the bestsellers are – and discuss them as parents and whether or not we own any of them, and what our experiences are. I do leave off any adult toys – like raunchy card games – these are for kids only 🙂
You can view all the current bestsellers here.
So let’s get started:
#1 – Lego Minecraft
We did buy this one awhile back – for my middle son’s birthday (he was turning 13 and he’s really into Minecraft – the whole family except me is). He loved it, but it is small. I paid out the nose for it, too – because you couldn’t find it anywhere! But now it’s available and cheap. If your kids play Minecraft – great game for the family to participate in – they’ll love this.
We’ve owned this one too – the cats loved to attack it. All of the colors are popular, but blue is beating the rest right now. It flies pretty good. Toddlers wouldn’t be able to handle it, but kids around age 6ish or up will love it.
This is the second Lego toy on the list this week. Ninjago is one of their newer lines and although my kids aren’t into them, they ARE into Legos – they just like to create from scratch. There’s a whole cool storyline with the Ninjago bunch. It’s a ninjao theme (d’uh) and there are mystical animals and poisons and staffs and all sorts of things. Pretty cute if you collect them!
#4 – Spot It
Spot It is a fast paced matching game. You can play with multiple players and it’s a race against time to see who can find the items matching on their cards with the others. You have to be fast with your visual skills. It’s a great game for littler kids or older ones and the container and cards are unique – and make for good traveling 😉
Now this isn’t really a kids’ toy but I’m going to go ahead and list it here because sometimes, even if you wouldn’t let your kids see a movie, you’ll let them play with the action figures from it. This is from some Quentin Tarrantino movie called Django – I don’t know anything about it other than it’s controversial and I’m tired of Hollyweird. I challenge them to make some wholesome good family movies for a change – or not rip off another movie for a change. </soapbox>
#6 – Hedbanz Game
We own it, we love it – it’s great fun. You put the blue band around your head (it’s comfortable) and stick a card facing outwards so everyone else knows what your card it. Then you ask questions to try to guess what it is. “Am I made of wood? Do I make noises?” Whatever questions you can think of. Great family fun for all ages!
I am shocked at the price of this ten-piece set of finger puppets. Under $4. They sell tiny stuff like this in stores for $4 a piece. This is a good buy. My kids all loved finger puppets – and so did I! They’re great for imaginative play, and you can easily stick them in your purse and pull them out if you have a cranky or restless kid while out and about. Plus, look how cute – tons of different animals!
#8 – Qwirkle
I’m not sure if this game will ever leave the top 10 list. You play by matching up the shapes or colors. It’s easy and fun for the whole family. It’s kind of like building a crossword puzzle.
I love the Monster High dolls – so does my daughter. The Scaris (aka: Paris) travel dolls are all unique and Skelita is pretty cool because she has a different body than the rest. I’m showing you a customer image below from the Amazon site – see how you can see her body’s skeleton?
You wouldn’t know about that by looking at the main picture because she’s wearing a cute little dress, but her skeleton is really cool!
#10 – Perplexus Maze Game
Remember those tiny party favors you used to get where there was a maze and little silver ball and you had to navigate it? Well that’s what this is – only on a much bigger and cooler scale.
My favorite for the week? The finger puppets! I love them. What’s your favorite?