What’s New – toys and games for 2013

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March 22, 2013
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2013 is set to be a big year for board games. While there has been a trend in previous years to recreate our favourite board games as apps; in a reverse trend this year, it is the apps that are inspiring the board games!

PopCap’s Bejeweled®


Kids can have fun with friends by finding and matching three or more gems faster than their friends. With 91 three-dimensional gems, Hasbro’s Bejeweled® brings PopCap’s incredibly popular digital game to life! The game also comes with a download of the Bejeweled® 3 online game.

For ages 8+ and available March 2013. RRP $32.99

Baby Alive Yummy Treat Baby Doll

Baby Alive

After the cuddles, it’s into the kitchen to take care of Baby Alive Yummy Treat Baby Doll. Snack time has never been so much fun as she licks her ice cream cone! There’s also new Baby Alive Kicks & Cuddles Newborns that kick their legs in delight when you give them their toys!

There’s also Baby Alive Kicks and Cuddles Newborns, tiny dolls that come with their own soft and snuggly blanket (available now RRP $19.99) and Baby Alive Real Surprises (available September 2013 RRP $89.99).

For ages 3+ and available March 2013. From RRP $39.99

My Little Pony Walkin’ Talkin’ Pinkie Pie

My Little Pony

Everybody’s favourite fun-loving party pony is also on the move! My Little Pony Walkin’ Talkin’ Pinkie Pie pony walks forward, speaks silly phrases and sings songs along the way plus great new My Little Pony accessories including Crystal Theme Pack (RRP $29.99) and Fashion Style (RRP $20.99).

For ages 3+ and available March 2013. From RRP $34.99

Play-Doh Plus

Play-Doh Frosting Fun Bakery

For more than 55 years, Play Doh has been delighting kids of all ages and in 2013 it’s set to take creativity to another level with new PLAY-DOH PLUS. The super soft and fluffy compound delivers the secret to modelling fine detail and realistic results; broadening its appeal to older kids and even craft loving adults. PLAY-DOH PLUS will be appropriately launched hand in hand with the PLAY-DOH SWEET SHOPPE, a delightful playset that allows little sculptors to create sweet treats including creamy PLAY-DOH PLUS frosting and soft-serve ice cream.

Play-Doh Tool Crew

For ages 3+ and available now.

Prices start at RRP $9.99 for a Variety Pack or Play Doh Tool Crew set; Flip N Frost Cookies Playset RRP $14.99. Available May, Frosting Fun Bakery Playset RRP $29.99. Available September Trash Tossin’ Rowdy Playset RRP $34.99. Available October 2013 Perfect Twist Ice Cream Parlor Playset RRP $39.99.

Zynga Draw Something

Draw Something

Zynga’s creative and contagious digital Draw Something game is now available in a fun, face-to-face format to enjoy with friends and family. Working in teams, players draw on the light up screen with their finger or the stylus as their teammates shout out guesses to win gold coins. Choose a word and start drawing – the harder the clue the more gold coins your team wins for a correct guess!

For ages 8+ and available now. RRP $32.99

Furby – Party Rockers

Furby is also set to party in a new way with the introduction of PARTY ROCKERS friends, four funky FURBY pals; Fussby, Scoffby, Loveby and Twitby are ready to shake things up to get any party started!

Furby will also be dominating the virtual world at Furby.com, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, SocialCam, YouTube and Instagram and with brand new apps on the way for iOS or Android devices.

For ages 6+ and available March 2013. RRP $39.99

Care Bears

Care Bears

Care Bears are also making a cuddly return. Kids can snuggle up to Tenderheart Bear, Cheer Bear, Share Bear, Harmony Bear, Funshine Bear, Grumpy Bear and young Wonderheart Bear.

The Classic Plush Care Bears Assortment returns and while playing, kids can watch their adventures in Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-lot, airing on Cartoon Network this year.

There’s also tiny Care-A-Lot Friends (available April 2013 RRP $12.99) and Hug-Me-Back Bear (available September 2013 RRP $39.99).

For ages 3+ and available April/September 2013. From RRP $29.99

New FurReal Friends

FurReal Walkin Snuggimals
Girls will love the FurReal Friends new cuties that include an assortment of palm sized Snugglimals Walkin’ Ponies that walk when you pat them; and four adorable Feed Me Babies that respond to love and care by kicking their legs and making happy, baby animal sounds. Kids will have a hard time choosing from Burpsie Bear, Sippy Pup, Sip N’ Pur Kitten and Hiccup Bear!

For ages 4+ and available now. From RRP $25.99