The Playdate

First aired on December 20, 2013

This show features People's Play Awards Winners

This week’s hosts:

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Debbie B. from Cherry Valley, ON.Gretchen C. from Austin, TX.

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  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures
    •  12.99
    •  4+

    Kids 4 can throw Michelangelo into battle with this fold-up, pop-open action figure with weapon accessories.

  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ninja Control Shellraiser
    •  4+

    Kids 4+ can drive the Turtles into battle with this R/C version of the Shellraiser that fires sewer covers.

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  3. Flying Heroes

    Flying Heroes

    from The Bridge Direct

    •  16.99
    •  4+

    Kids 4 can make their favorite super heroes - Spider-Man, Batman, and Superman - fly with this easy-to-use flying toy.

  4. Easy Bake Ultimate Oven - Black & Silver
    •  8+

    This lets kids 8+ easily bake sweet treats in an oven with contemporary styling to celebrate Easy Bake's 50th anniversary.

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  5. Crayola Marker Maker

    Crayola Marker Maker

    from Crayola

    •  8+

    With the new Crayola Marker Maker, kids can make their own custom markers. To get started, flip down the mixing tray, which also detaches if you want to spread out your work area. Then place your measuring tubes on the trap. Twist them to make sure they are latched into place. Use the included color mixing guide to decide which color you want to make. There are 18 different colors featured in the color mixing guide to choose from. Following the guide, add however much of the blue, yellow, or red ink is needed to make that color. Then, using the crayola tweezers, dip a marker core into the measuring tube's mixture. Let it sit there until all the ink is absorbed, which takes a minute or two. Next, drop your core into a marker barrel and use the tweezers to press it in. Insert the plug and marker tip into the barrel and place the marker tip down into the center of the Marker Maker caddy. Push down the handle and the plug will snap all the way into place. Pop on the cap and stand the marker upright for one to two minutes and your marker will be ready for use. Use the included labels to make up unique color names to apply to your markers.

    The Marker Maker kit includes Marker Maker caddy, three one-ounce ink bottles, two marker boxes, two measuring tubes, a mixing chart, tweezers, and 16 marker part sets including barrels, sticker labels, cores, tips, caps, and plugs.

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  6. My Little Snugabunny Cradle n Swing
    •  Birth+

    The My Little Snugabunny Cradle 'n Swing is a soft place for baby to sit and swing. The swing features a soft bunny seat cushion with safety harness as well as a removable soft bunny rattle. Babies can look up and see themselves in the mirror on the motorized mobile and watch the birds fly around as the mobile spins. The swing's motion can go side to side or front to back. Just press the seat tube button and rotate the seat. Parents can also adjust the seat to two different positions, recline or upright, with just the push of a button. There are six swing speeds as well as four music/sounds options: music, music and nature sounds, nature sounds, and water. Press the mobile button to start the mobile. The mobile, music, and sounds turn off automatically after 20 minutes. When not in use, the Cradle 'n Swing's legs fold up to make the unit slightly smaller for storage.

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  7. Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car

    Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car

    from Fisher-Price

    •  6 mos+

    Babies 6 months+ can explore and play outside and inside this interactive toy car.

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  8. LEGO Castle Kings Castle
    •  7+

    The LEGO Castle: King's Castle is a 996-piece building set that builds the King's Castle.

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  9. Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends
    •  3+

    Sofia the First fans 3+ can have Sofia talk to her animal friends just like on the TV show when they press the Amulet of Avalor on this doll.

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  10. Monster High 13 Wishes
    •  19.99
    •  6+

    In the new DVD movie Monster High 13 Wishes, Clawdeen Wolf's sister Howleen Wolf discovers the genie Gigi Grant and her lamp. But in the world of Monster High, she is granted 13 wishes, not just three, and Howleen soon learns that each wish comes with a dark side. It's up to the rest of the Monster High ghouls to save Howleen and the soul of Monster High.

  11. LeapPad Ultra

    LeapPad Ultra

    from LeapFrog

    •  4+

    The new LeapPad Ultra gives kids 4–9 a child-safe web browser, the ability to play games and apps with friends, and the same great educational content parents expect from LeapFrog.

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  12. Monopoly Empire

    Monopoly Empire

    from Hasbro

    •  8+

    In Monopoly Empire, players build their "empires" by buying and selling world-famous brands to create the tallest billboard tower and race their opponents to the top.

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  13. Duck Dynasty Redneck Wisdom Family Party Game
    •  10+

    Fans of the TV show Duck Dynasty can see just how well they know the show with this trivia board game, for ages 10 and up.

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  14. My Little Pony Crystal Princess Palace
    •  3+

    Kids 3+ can help Twilight Sparkle get ready for all her royal celebrations in this playset with multiple accessories.

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  15. Little People Disney Princess Klip Klop Princess Stable
    •  18 mos+

    Preschoolers can bring the horses of the Disney Princesses to life with the Little People Disney Princess Klip Klop Princess Stable.

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  16. Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center
    •  3+

    Kids 3+ can pretend to be just like Doc McStuffins with this interactive playset that features lights and sounds.

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  17. Air Hogs Elite Helix X4

    Air Hogs Elite Helix X4

    from Spin Master

    •  12+

    R/C enthusiasts 12+ can have a satisfying and easy-flying experience right out of the box with this high-performing R/C quad at a reasonable price.

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  18. Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Series Centurion
    •  8+

    Kids 8+ can shoot larger foam Nerf darts more than 100 feet with this big, bad pump-action Nerf blaster.

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  19. Big Hugs Elmo

    Big Hugs Elmo

    from Hasbro

    •  18 mos+

    Sesame Street fans can give Elmo lots of hugs and get hugs back with Big Hugs Elmo. This interactive stuffed Elmo hugs, sings, and says lots of different phrases that engage kids in interactive and imaginative play.

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  20. Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector
    •  3+

    The Playskool Showcam is a two-in-one digital camera and projector, modeled to look like an adult's DSLR. It's for ages 3+.

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  21. Hot Wheels Car Maker

    Hot Wheels Car Maker

    from Mattel

    •  8+

    Kids 5+ can make their own Hot Wheels cars with this toy.

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  22. PlayStation 4 (PS4)
    •  6+

    The PlayStation 4 (PS4) from Sony is the follow up to the PS3 console.

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