Monday, September 28, 2009

This Week's New Video Games

Family Party: 30 Great Games Outdoor Fun (Wii. rated Everyone 10+)
Family Party: 30 Great Games Outdoor Fun delivers dozens of unique outdoor activities for hours of all ages fun. An unbeatable combination of variety and value, it lets anyone become a martial arts, track & field, or recess superstar!

Deca Sports 2 (Wii. rated Everyone)
Deca Sports, the hit sports compilation game is back with exciting multi-sport competition across 10 new sporting events in Deca Sports 2. With its easy-to pick up and play controls, Deca Sports 2 will make everyone in your family experts in a wide range of new sports.

Family Feud: 2010 Edition (DS, PC, Wii. rated Everyone)
The Family Feud games features all of the favorite elements of the show as played on television, with two families playing against each other in a contest to name the most popular answers to survey questions posed to 100 people.

Safari Adventures Africa (DS, Wii. rated Everyone)
Safari Adventures is a collection of 3D adventure games dedicated to children from 6 to 9 years old. The game includes five 3D games mixing discovery & exploration on each continent, where the child discovers the various planet ecosystems and resolves the problems linked to the environmental degradation.

Wii Fit Plus (Wii. rated Everyone)
Now Wii Fit Plus offers a range of new features and enhancements to help players reinvigorate their workouts, along with exercises and balance games designed to keep them fun. Players will find a new dimension to the Wii Fit experience as they easily set their own customized workout routines, or choose 20-, 30- or 40-minute workouts based on how much time they have available.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Deal Digger: Babies "R" Us Sale

Babies "R" Us is holding a Fall fashion event now through October 4, 2009. During the sale, you can take 30% off your entire clothing and shoe order on sizes newborn up to 48 months old. This sale is in stores only.

Monday, September 21, 2009

This Week's New Video Games

Halo 3:ODST (Xbox360. rated Mature)

This isn't a typical Toy Guy game pick but we know it's going to be a huge hit and parents might want to know what it is. Halo 3: ODST is a new, stand-alone expansion to the Halo series that lets players experience the events leading up to the story told in Halo 3 through the eyes of an entirely new character the ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper). The game is rated Mature because of the violence, language, blood and general gore. This is definitely not a game for kids, however, older male teens and adults will love it.

Katamari Forever (PS3. rated Everyone)
This is the first Katamari game for the PS3 and retains the light-hearted, slightly bizarr play-pattern of the other Katamari games. Players will take on a character and roll through levels picking up everything they roll into creating a constantly growing ball of stuff. That stuff can include anything from thumb tacks to ocean liners.

Scooby-Doo! First Frights (DS, PS2, Wii. rated Everyone 10+)
Play through one of Mystery Inc's first mysteries in this new Scooby-Doo! game. Players can play as all five of the main characters--Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Fred and Daphne--in this comic, mystery adventure game. The game is rated Everyone 10+ but kids as young as five will enjoy playing this game with a little help from a grownup.

Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey (DS, PC, Wii. rated Everyone)
Where’s Waldo?: The Fantastic Journey video game brings Martin Handford’s classic book to life in a spectacular new way, allowing kids to discover this popular fanchise as an original interactive adventure for the whole family. Search for the one and only Waldo and his cast of friends.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Deal Digger: Toys "R" Us Trade-In Event

From Friday, August 28 through Sunday, September 20, Babies"R"Us and Toys"R"Us stores nationwide are holding the "Great Trade-In" event, providing customers the opportunity to trade-in any used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, playards or high chairs in exchange for a 20% savings on the purchase of any new baby item, in any of these product categories, from select manufacturers.

Monday, September 14, 2009

This Week's New Video Games

Typically, over the Summer months, we see a slowdown in the number of games released each week. However, as Fall arrives so do the number of games hitting the store shelves. There are close to 40 new games arriving in stores this week and following are our picks of the best family-friendly and youth oriented games for you to keep a eye out for.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (DS, PC, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii. rated Everyone)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs the video game is based on the Sony Pictures Animation movie, and on the best-selling children’s book about food falling from the sky. Gameplay is a fun-filled adventure where kids can engage in a hilarious food fights and have fun with food in a way that they can’t in real life.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS. rated Everyone)
Enter the belly of the beast with the Mario Brothers! In his evil plot to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, Fawful tricks Bowser into eating a magic mushroom. The mushroom causes Bowser to begin inhaling everything around him, including Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach! Do the Mario Bros. have the guts to rescue Peach and escape?

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (DS, PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii. rated Teen)
The highly anticipated sequel to 2006’s Marvel:Ultimate Alliance—heralded as the best Marvel Super Hero game of all time, and selling more than 4 million units worldwide—is finally here with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2. Inspired by the acclaimed Marvel Civil War storyline, this action-RPG delivers once again on a colossal cast of characters, thrilling gameplay and impassioned alliances.

Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2 (DS. rated Teen)
With 34 playable characters, this year's Naruto roster has seen a completely new upgrade, including all-new attacks and character specific cinematic jutsu moves. The game also introduces Quest Mode, allowing players to take on the role of their favorite ninja and travel through tough mazes to battle and defeat opponents to improve character performance and level up.

NHL 10 (PS3, Xbox 360. rated Everyone 10+)
The 18th version of EA Sports' popular NHL video game, NHL 10 is loaded with features sure to please both established fans of the series and its community, as well as those coming to it for the first time.

NHL 2K10 (PS2, PS3, Xbox 350, Wii. rated Everyone 10+)

NHL 2K10 redefines the sports gaming experience with a new emphasis on social gaming. Whether you're a die-hard NHL fan or a casual player, NHL 2K10's combination of pick-up-and-play controls ensuring accessibility, the game's true-to-life professional hockey authenticity and its variety of on and off-line multiplayer modes promise hours of entertainment for every gamer, regardless of experience level.

Scribblenauts (DS. rated Everyone 10+)
In Scribblenauts, players use the Nintendo DS touch-screen to help their character Maxwell acquire the Starite in each level by solving a series of puzzles armed with their stylus, notepad and imagination. Players jot down the word for any object that comes to mind in order to reach the goal. Every object behaves as it would in the real world, and the game contains tens of thousands of words that can be used to solve puzzles.

Toy Story Mania (Wii. rated Everyone)
Inspired by the Disney/Pixar feature film Toy Story and the 4D Toy Story Mania! attraction that launched at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort last year. Join all the classic Toy Story characters in Toy Story Mania! as Woody, Buzz and the gang stage their own zany, fun-filled carnival. Toy Story Mania! allows players to participate in familiar and all-new carnival-inspired shooting galleries and win top prizes in mini-games. The game features multiplayer competitive and cooperative modes supporting up to two players, providing hours of fun.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Chris Byrne Nominated for a Relly Award!

Our own, Chris Byrne, aka, The Toy Guy has been nominated for a Relly Award! the Relly Awards are presented annually by the Live! With Regis and Kelly Show honoring the wildest, funniest and best segments of the year.

This year, Chris has been nominated as "Favorite Expert" for his summer toy segment with Kelly Rippa and guest host, Jimmy Kimmel.

Chris needs your vote to win so please vote today (voting is only open today) by visiting Once there, after the intro, select the "Vote Now" button, which will display all the nominees. Chris is the first option (on the left) in the top row.

Thanks for your support! Team