The Playdate

First aired on May 31, 2013

This show features Sporting Goods, Outdoor Play, Star Trek, Despicable Me and Easy Bake Oven

This week’s hosts:

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Denise K. from Windsor, ON.Kitty W. from San Antonio, Tx.

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  1. Gametime Scoreboard

    Gametime Scoreboard

    from CSE Games

    •  229.99
    •  8+

    Keep score like the pros with this electronic remote-control boombox scoreboard with sound effects and MP3 compatibility.

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  2. Reebok Vector Grip Basketball
    •  24.99
    •  6+

    Kids can practice their basketball skills with this 27.5-inch Reebok-branded basketball.

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  3. Pro Soft Yak Glove

    Pro Soft Yak Glove

    from Wilson

    •  13+

    Baseball players will love the lightweight and soft feel of this easy-to-break-in glove made of yak leather.

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  4. Lightning Bolt Pro Soft Micro Ball Pitching Machine
    •  5+

    Kids 5+ can refine their hitting skills with this automatic pitching machine that uses soft micro balls instead of traditional baseballs.

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  5. Bucket Blast

    Bucket Blast

    from Lolo

    •  6+

    Bucket Blast is a collection of 15 indoor and outdoor games. It comes with six buckets, 24 bean bags, six belts, six blindfolds, four boundary cones, and a mesh bag for storage. The instruction booklet describes the different games and rules: Beanbag Basketball, Beanbag Balance, Beanbag Partners, Beanbag Limbo Line, Sandwich Line, Water Run, Water Log, True Partnership, Straight Across, Totally Wet, Beanbag Match, Fours the Charm, Shot in the Dark, Beanbag Hunt, and Guess the Beanbag. The games are for as few as four players and as many as 50 players.

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  6. Kinderfeets

    Kinderfeets

    from Kinderfeets

    •  2+

    The Kinderfeets balance bike helps kids 2+ learn to ride a two-wheeled bicycle.

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  7. KRE-O Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise-432 Piece Set
    •  9+

    Star Trek fans 9+ will enjoy building the classic U.S.S. Enterprise and playing out all sorts of imaginative Star Trek adventures with this 432-piece building set.

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  8. Despicable Me 2 Fart Blaster with Banana Scent
    •  4+

    Despicable Me 2 fans 4+ can pretend to be just like the minions from the movie with their very own Fart Blaster that makes lots of farting noises and has a banana scent.

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  9. New Sprouts Picnic Set

    New Sprouts Picnic Set

    from Learning Resources

    •  2+

    Preschoolers 2+ can pretend to go on a picnic with this 15-piece picnic play food set.

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  10. Easy Bake Ultimate Oven
    •  8+

    What It Is

    Since 1963, Hasbro's Easy Bake Oven has provided kids with an easy way to bake treats and desserts. The Easy Bake Oven has gotten a makeover this year with the Easy Bake Ultimate Oven. It features a brand new, modern-looking, pink-and-purple oven, complete with a larger baking chamber and a heating element similar to a conventional oven or toaster, eliminating the lightbulb that was part of the original Easy Bake Ovens. The Easy Bake Ultimate Oven also includes a larger baking pan so that kids can bake more treats than in previous versions. The menu is expanded with the new oven as well and includes cookies, red velvet cupcakes, checker cakes, pizza, pretzels, cinnamon twists, and brownie sticks.

    Plug in the Ultimate Oven and turn it on. It will need to preheat for 20 minutes. Make the mix, place the treats on the baking pan, place the baking pan in the baking slot, and bake. When the treats are finished baking, use the pan tool to push the pan into the cooling chamber where you'll let your treats cool off for a few minutes. Then slide the baking pan out of the oven using the pan tool.

    The Easy Bake Ultimate Oven comes with all the tools kids need, including a baking pan, a cupcake pan, a pan tool, a storage drawer, cupcake wrappers, and mixes to make 12 mini cookies and 12 mini red velvet cupcakes complete with frosting and sprinkles.

    Why It’s Fun

    Almost two generations of girls have grown up making Easy Bake treats, and now this classic toy has been revamped for today's kids. The illustrated instructions are easy for kids to follow, which gives them the satisfaction of being able to bake something on their own. Given the popularity of cooking shows on TV, and particularly baking shows, the Easy Bake Ultimate Oven allows kids to pretend to be just like the professional chefs they admire.

    Who It’s For

    The Easy Bake Ultimate Oven is for ages 8 and up, but we think younger kids can do it particularly when grown-ups participate. In fact, for any young baker, adult participation is still strongly recommended, especially for first-time bakers.

    What to Be Aware of

    Make sure you turn off and unplug the oven when you're done.

    The resulting creations, though delicious, are small, so portions are snack size.

    Parents of children with food allergies should read all contents carefully before playing.

    Additional tools you will need for the Easy Bake Ultimate Oven are water, cooking spray, measuring spoons, mixing bowls, spoons or spatulas, a kitchen timer, paper towels, and wax paper or a plastic mat.

    There are several refill packs available. Refill & Tool Kits include Dessert Dippers and Rockin' Pizza Fills. Each is sold separately and retails for about $12.99. Refill Packs include mixes for Chocolate Chip & Pink Sugar Cookies, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Cheese Pizza, and Dessert Dippers. Each is sold separately and retails for about $6.99.

    Food mixes may cause staining. Cover your workspace with wax paper or a plastic mat, and avoid spilling food on clothing. If dry mix is spilled, use a broom or vacuum to clean it up. If wet mix is spilled, wash immediately with soap and water.

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