Hasbro Playdate & Toys 2013 Preview #HasbroPlaydate

Today we spent the morning playing with friends at the Hasbro Playdate event and it was such fun.

Hasbro Playdate and Toys 2013

Note: I was invited as media to this event and received a gift bag. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

My son joined other kids in play with the newest Hasbro toys and products coming out for 2013. The event was held in Bryant Park Hotel in the Terrace Loft, which offered a great open space.

Hasbro Playdate and Toys 2013

The kids were able to visit different stations and enjoy all the different toys within each station. Each station offered a variety of toys for different age ranges so all the kids could play and enjoy.

Hasbro Playdate and Toys 2013

My son and I made sure to visit each station and here are a few of the toys we played with and really liked

  • PLAY-DOH TRASH TOSSIN’ ROWDY THE GARBAGE TRUCK Playset ($19.99) - Kids can create their own trash cans, recyclable bottles and trash using the cab book mold, then load the trash into the bin and use the movable lift to empty it right into his truck! As he drives along he tosses the trash (bugs, rats) out of the back of the truck. Includes four large cans of PLAY-DOH compound. Ages 3+; Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
  • SHOWCAM ($59.99) - This innovative new device is a 2 in 1 digital camera and projector designed especially for youngsters. It is as easy as click, switch, and SHOW for kids to create with instant projection! Push the Silly button to choose from a variety of silly stamps, instant stories and fun animations all with silly sound effects transforming photos into fun filled “SHOW-tos.”

    The kid-friendly SHOWCAM camera features easy to use, simple controls, big buttons for little fingers and kid-sized hand grips. It holds up to 1000 images, has a large color LCD screen on the back, and a USB port making it easy to save, print and email images (USB cable not included). Requires four AA batteries, not included. PLAYSKOOL/Age: 3+; Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and at HasbroToyShop.com
  • ELMO JUNCTION ($44.99) - The two-in-one playset easily converts from a figure-8 train track to a double-decker roadway for endless fun. Move Elmo’s train over the ABC track to hear Elmo sing the ABC song and when on the 123 roadway, Elmo will sing a song about numbers. This cool Sesame Street Rails & Roads set features ten feet of track and folds up for easy clean-up and storage. Requires two AAA batteries, demo batteries included. PLAYSKOOL/Ages 2 - 4 years/Approx; Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
  • CHASIN’ CHEEKY Game ($24.99) - As Chasin’ Cheeky, a silly purple monkey, speeds around the room, Preschoolers will race around and toss their rings onto his tail. Once your Preschooler gets their rings on Chasin’ Cheeky’s tail they grab his banana to win! Then Chasin’ Cheeky does his “cheeky” victory dance. (Batteries not included). Age: 3+; Players: 2; Available: Fall 2013;

Hasbro Playdate and Toys 2013

  • ELEFUN & FRIENDS HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS Game ($19.99) - This fun animal game with HUNGRY HIPPO and his friends lets you choose two different ways to win. Gobble the most marbles to win, or be an instant winner by chomping the golden marble. Now, with easy storage for the marbles and hippos, cleanup time is a snap! Age: 4+; Players: 2-4; Available: Now at mass merchandise retailers nationwide
  • GUESS WHO Game ($9.99) - With four fun new character cards players can choose from Sea Creatures, Pets, Vehicles and Food. Ask the other player yes or no questions about their character, eliminating characters by closing the doors you know are NOT your opponent’s character. The player who guesses the other's character first- WINS! Age: 6+; Players: 2; Available: August 2013;

Hasbro Playdate and Toys 2013

  • SPIDER-MAN WEB RACING FUNHOUSE Playset ($39.99) - Spider-Man latches onto a web, leaping out of his vehicle to raise a cage around the Green Goblin. Then he can zip around the track on his motorcycle passing carnival signs and other fun tactile features. Playset includes Spider-Man figure and vehicle. PLAYSKOOL/Ages 3-7 years/Approx.; Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Hasbro Playdate and Toys 2013

  • TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS BEAM BOX GAME System ($49.99) - Plug the console directly into the television and place the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS figure inside the BEAM BOX GAME system to see the box light up and hear signature character voices as he is “reporting for duty!”

    Close the door to ‘transport’ the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS character from inside the console and onto the television screen. The chosen RESCUE BOTS character then appears on screen and plays missions in both robot and vehicle mode. Start the BEAM BOX adventures with included OPTIMUS PRIME figure. Additional figures sold separately. PLAYSKOOL/Ages 3-7 years/Approx; Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

After enjoying all the playing with toys, we stop to enjoy the other fun activities happening at the event.

Hasbro Playdate and Toys 2013

There was a face painting artist. Since my son is a fan of a fan of Spiderman, he choose to have a mini version of a spider painted on his hands.

Hasbro Playdate and Toys 2013

We also took home a balloon Cheeky monkey. My son "help" the balloon artist make his monkey by holding sections while she put the monkey together. He loved it!

As you can see, we had a great morning at the Hasbro Playdate seeing (and playing with) the new toys. To see more of the new Hasbro toys available this year, visit - www.HasbroToyShop.com


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