Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy Easter from Hasbro


Easter is a time to reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  And while I was growing up it also meant my yearly treat of a Laura Secord Easter egg.   Every year, I knew I would get this yummy egg to enjoy.

My husband took on the tradition but after almost 15 years of marriage, I am a bit tired of the highly sugared treat and told him that this year I think I was ready to skip the yearly purchased (even if I know where to get them for a very low price right after Easter…).  

For the kids we have a yearly tradition of searching plastic egg filled with chocolate eggs.   As the kids grow the eggs are placed more strategically so that they are harder to find.   But what else could you give to your kids this Easter if you want to cut down on the sweets? 

hasbro_2009Well, since a few years Hasbro has developed a variety of fun products that you could get.  I remember when I saw the first Play-Doh eggs in stores and thought that was a nice change.   Nowadays, Hasbro has more ideas on what you can get for your kids – a variety of mystery bags, Play-Doh products, and more.

I was offered to either pick an Easter basket prepared by Hasbro or make my own Easter basket with the products offered.   Not wanting to leave a child behind with boys or girls only baskets, I chose to make my own basket with their suggested products.  Here’s what I have selected.

Play-Doh Plus 8 Pack48DF74EB50569047F53F3ED799F2F1D1

This new pack of Play-Doh contains bright color compound which will encourage your little ones to be creative in adding details to their creations.   This special pack contains 8 containers of PLAY-DOH Plus compound! Little hands can make more detailed yellow swirls, pink stars or other imaginative additions with this softer, smoother PLAY-DOH Plus compound!  

I really like the brightness of the colors and the format of the containers.   The pack doesn’t come with extra tools but if your kids have Play-Doh already at home I’m sure they will find tools to play with these fun colors.

Parents whose children with allergies should take note that this product will contain some wheat.

4AD2057A5056900B1061A41A97CBB5E6Angry Birds Star Wars Mystery Bags

Who haven’t played with Angry Birds?   I know my kids particularly love these fun little fellows and their contractions to attack the pigs.   When the Angry Bird Star Wars came out my boys were totally excited about it.   But when they realized that Hasbro has games based on the popular games, they were ecstatic.     Hasbro has even made it possible to bring the Angry Birds Star Wars app to life with a line of toys that capture the launching and destructions a real event in our home.    Seeing the imagination of the creators of Angry Birds invading the realm of a popular movie is fabulous.   But this Easter, instead of giving chocolate or sweets to your kids, be creative in giving them a mystery bag of Angry Birds Star Wars.  You won’t know what you will find until you open the bag.  Personally I am hoping that Princess Leia bird will be hiding in the package.  It would be nice to have her.   Each bag contains two figures and you can even find exclusive ones – Han Solo bird  in carbonite or Wege Antilles bird.  

G.I. Joe Series 1 Micro Force Mystery BagB56AAE0D50569047F553632C8E45741A

Did you know that the new G.I. Joe movie titled G.I. Joe: Retaliation is coming out this week?  This new movie will bring interest to the new line of toys from Hasbro.  But the fun wouldn’t be the same without mystery bags….  What will your child find when he opens one of these?     The iconic characters comes in a micro format to make the playtime funnier.   You can build a whole army with these since there are about 40 figures to collect/    Each mystery bag contains 2 figures and 2 discs to allow you to start your own battle.   These fun bags will allow you to have G.I. Joe adventures with your brothers or friends.

4A5A2A6050569047F5CB75C56089838FNerf N-Strike Jolt Blaster

It’s small and you can sneak it in your pants or shirt but it has macro power.   Load this ultra-small stealth blaster with 2 of the elite darts that are included and sneak close to your enemy for an unexpected attack.   Pull the cocking handle down to make your shot.    This could be a fun toy when planning a surprise attack on a fort in the backyard or at camping.  However, be careful not to aim the eyes or the face of your opponent.  

Nerf N-Strike Reflex IX-1 Blaster4A5A5D7750569047F50EA9A70C9EBC04

This fun compact blaster will team up nicely with the jolt blaster above.   Again, the size of the blaster is perfect to conceal it and surprise your target.    This specific one will perform nicely when you go for an attack.   It comes with 3 Elite darts and again you have to be careful not to aim the eyes or the face.   

I am very surprise at the size of these two blasters and I know my kids will have plenty of fun time together making up targets and spy stories at camp or the backyard.

5397B43A5056900B10A7FF4E3F201A6BFurreal Friends Hop ‘N Cuddle Bunny

This is my favorite item this Easter.   I love how cute and cuddly this little rabbit looks.    And for someone who seems to be allergic to anything that has hair, it’s the perfect animal for my girl.    This rabbit will up towards you and make noises like a real rabbit.  Granted it won’t eat the salad or carrot you might present it but it’s the perfect rabbit to have in a home.    Colors varies.   Our is exactly the same at the one on my picture.   I lthink it is the cutest thing I have ever seen.  It made me remember about a dog I used to have that would yap, sit down, jump in the air and walk a bit when I was younger.    I’m pretty sure that this rabbit will entertain the little girl in your life.

So if you are looking for something different this year for Easter in order to give a special treat for a child in your life, check out what Hasbro has to offer at the closest toy store you have.

These fun toys are available at your favourite toy store even at



Disclaimer: Thanks to Hasbro Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.


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