The Playdate

First aired on March 29, 2013

This show features Monster High, Barbie, Bratz, G.I. Joe, Hot Wheels and Pokemon

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Congratulations to last week’s winner, Alexandra H. from Colorado Springs, CO.Joseph M. from Burlington, VT.

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  1. Monster High Picture Day Abbey Bominable
    •  6+

    The ghouls of Monster High are glamming it up for picture day with freaky-fabulous new looks. Each doll comes with a Fearbook (instead of "yearbook") and picture day stickers, so kids can swap, trade, and store the photographic memories. Kids can also vote on superlatives, or which ghoul they think is the most athletic, always late to class, most likely to succeed, and fastest. The last page of the Fearbook has a Monster High class picture and signatures from all the Monster High characters.

    Picture Day Abbey Bominable sports a new outfit of patterned leggings, a furry black shrug, and a pink, purple, and blue top. Part of Abbey's hair has been streaked to match the outfit. The doll also comes with a pink backpack, a notebook, a hairbrush, and a doll stand.

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  2. Monster High Picture Day Spectra Vondergeist
    •  6+

    The ghouls of Monster High are glamming it up for picture day with freaky-fabulous new looks. Each doll comes with a Fearbook (instead of "yearbook") and picture day stickers, so kids can swap, trade, and store the photographic memories. Kids can also vote on superlatives, or which ghoul they think is the nicest, scariest, most creepy cool, and shyest. The last page of the Fearbook has a Monster High class picture and signatures from all the Monster High characters.

    Picture Day Spectra Vondergeist sports a new outfit of leggings, black skirts, and pink and purple top. The doll also wears one earring that is a heart-shaped lock and another earring that is a skeleton key. The doll also comes with a purse, notebook, hairbrush, and doll stand.

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  3. Monster High Picture Day Draculaura
    •  6+

    The ghouls of Monster High are glamming it up for picture day with freaky-fabulous new looks. Each doll comes with a Fearbook (instead of "yearbook") and picture day stickers, so kids can swap, trade, and store the photographic memories. Kids can also vote on superlatives, or which ghouls they think make the cutest couple, is the best dressed, has the most ghoul spirit, and is the most dramatic. The last page of the Fearbook has a Monster High class picture and signatures from all the Monster High characters.

    Picture Day Draculaura wears a black, pink, and white dress with black lace trim. Her pink and black hair is pulled back by a pink bow headband. The doll also comes with a heart-shaped purse, a notebook, a hairbrush, and a doll stand.

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  4. Monster High Picture Day Cleo de Nile
    •  6+

    It's a special day at Monster High. It's picture day, the day when the guys and ghouls from the freaky and fabulous Monster High get all dolled up in their best frocks, shrouds, bandages, and more to be immortalized for the yearbook, or, in the case of Monster High, the Fearbook.

    Picture Day Cleo de Nile is ready for her close-up in a gold and blue tunic over Egyptian-themed cropped leggings. The doll is accessorized with a gold belt and shoes inspired by the pyramids. She also comes with a hairbrush, bag, notebook, and doll stand. Cleo's personal copy of the Fearbook comes with sticker pictures of the Monster High gang that kids can use to make their choices for most talkative, nicest smile, nicest eyes, and brainiest.

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  5. Birthday Wishes Barbie
    •  6+

    This year, Mattel is celebrating birthdays with a new Barbie collection called Birthday Wishes. Each year a new Birthday Wishes doll will be unveiled with a new look. This year's Birthday Wishes Barbie is completely on trend wearing the pale pink we've been seeing on runways and red carpets from Prada, Dior, and Givenchy for spring 2013. This is a beautiful doll, something that kids will love to collect and treasure for years, and a great way to wish the Barbie fan in your life a very special birthday.

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  6. Bratz Sea Stunnerz Jade

    Bratz Sea Stunnerz Jade

    from MGA Entertainment

    •  6+

    Bratz Sea Stunnerz is a new doll line that brings mermaid style to fashion doll play. Kids can transform Bratz Sea Stunnerz Jade from fashionable girl to fashionable mermaid. Remove the doll's shoes and clothing. (Don't worry, she's wearing underwear.) Place the tail front and back pieces onto the lower portion of the doll and snap them together. Place the front and back pieces of the doll's top onto the upper portion of the doll and snap them together. Place the shiny skirt around the fin. The doll can easily be transformed back into girl for parties and galas on dry land. A comb is also included.

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  7. Bratz Sea Stunnerz Sasha

    Bratz Sea Stunnerz Sasha

    from MGA Entertainment

    •  6+

    Bratz Sea Stunnerz is a new doll line that brings mermaid style to fashion doll play. Kids can transform Bratz Sea Stunnerz Sasha from fashionable girl to fashionable mermaid. Remove the doll's shoes and clothing. (Don't worry, she's wearing underwear.) Place the tail front and back pieces onto the lower portion of the doll and snap them together. Place the front and back pieces of the doll's top onto the upper portion of the doll and snap them together. Place the shiny skirt around the fin. The doll can easily be transformed back into girl for parties and galas on dry land. The doll includes a comb for hair play.

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  8. Bratzillaz Magic Night Out Cloetta Spelletta
    •  6+

    Bratz fans 6+ can have a "magic night out" pretending to be a glamorous witch with this doll.

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  9. Bratzillaz Magic Night Out Yasmina Clairvoya
    •  6+

    Bratz fans 6+ can have a "magic night out" pretending to be a glamorous witch with the new Bratzillaz Magic Night Out Yasmina Clairvoya doll.

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  10. Bratzillaz Magic Night Out Jade J’Adore
    •  6+

    Bratzillaz was a new Bratz doll line that debuted last year, and it featured the Bratz girls as witches, using their powers for good and wearing their fashions for glam. Now the Bratzillaz are having their first dance and they are dressed to impress with the Bratzillaz Magic Night Out dolls.

    Bratzillaz Magic Night Out Jade J'Adore comes with a hairbrush, doll stand, and a light-up broomstick that turns into a light-up wand for kids. Just replace the broom attachment with the crystal ball attachment. This poseable doll has beautiful glass eyes with little hearts inside them. The doll will also move its arms as if it is dancing when you twist its torso. As with all Bratzillaz, Magic Night Out Jade J'Adore comes with her "witchmark" (kind of like a tattoo) of a heart and arrow on her arm, symbolizing her ability to heal broken hearts.

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  11. Bratzillaz Midnight Beach Cloetta Spelletta
    •  6+

    Bratzillaz was a new Bratz doll line that debuted last year, and it featured the Bratz girls as witches, using their powers for good and wearing their fashions for glam. Now the Bratzillaz are having a beach party under the stars with the Bratzillaz Midnight Beach dolls.

    Bratzillaz Midnight Beach Cloetta Spelletta wears a black and gold bathing suit and comes with a double-sided cape, hat, two different earrings, black and gold sunglasses, sandals, and a hairbrush. The doll also glows in the dark. As with all Bratzillaz, Midnight Beach Cloetta Spelletta comes with her "witchmark" (kind of like a tattoo) of a moon and stars on her stomach, which symbolizes her ability to transform into anything.

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  12. Lalaloopsy April Sunsplash

    Lalaloopsy April Sunsplash

    from MGA Entertainment

    •  4+

    Lalaloopsy dolls have a contemporary look that is inspired by classic rag dolls. As their story goes, they magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn. Each doll has its own personality based on the fabrics used to make them.

    One of the newest Lalaloopsy dolls to be "sewn" is April Sunsplash. April was made from a rainbow umbrella and her personality is bright and happy. April's dress, striped leg warmers, and boots can be removed and are interchangeable with clothing from the other Lalaloopsy dolls, which are sold separately. April Sunsplash also comes with a collectible poster and pet Toucan.

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  13. Lala-Oopsies Littles Fairy Lilac

    Lala-Oopsies Littles Fairy Lilac

    from MGA Entertainment

    •  4+

    There's a new line of Lalaloopsy dolls consisting of fairies, princesses, and ponies from the whimsical land of Lala-Oopsies. Lala-Oopsies is a silly place where strawberry rivers flow and islands, rafts, and mushroom trees grow. Lala-Oopsies Littles Fairy Lilac is one of four fairy characters in the line. This two-toned pink and blue fairy likes to fly upside down. Fairy Lilac comes inside a special pod that kids can unzip to remove the fairy. Once out of the pod, slide Fairy Lilac's wings apart. The eight-inch doll's head, arms, and legs move. When playtime is over, close Fairy Lilac's wings and place the doll back in the pod. The pod has a special handle that can be connected to a backpack, belt, or book bag so that kids can carry Fairy Lilac with them wherever they go. The handle of the packaging can be cut out and turned into a bookmark.

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  14. G.I. JOE: Retaliation COBRA Fang Boat with Torpedo Launcher
    •  4+

    The new movie G.I. JOE: Retaliation has inspired imaginative play, and kids can get into the action now with action figures and vehicles based on the movie. Based on the boat from the movie, the COBRA Fang Boat with Torpedo Launcher represents the most technologically advanced vehicles in the G.I. JOE vs. COBRA arsenal. The vehicle's opening canopy and spinning propeller make it feel like a real combat boat, while the rotating gun turret pivots so that the included Swamp Viper action figure can attack from a secret COBRA hideout. With just the push of a button, kids can fire the plastic torpedo projectile from the vehicle's launcher.

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  15. G.I. JOE: Retaliation Ninja Commando 4x4
    •  4+

    The new movie G.I. JOE: Retaliation has inspired imaginative play, and kids can get into the action now with action figures and vehicles based on the movie. The Ninja Commando 4x4 has four-wheel suspension, making it able to handle all kinds of rugged terrain. The turning front wheels make the vehicle easy to maneuver. Press the button to launch the grappling hook on top of the vehicle's roll cage. The Ninja Commando 4x4 comes with a four-inch Snake Eyes action figure.

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  16. G.I. JOE: Retaliation Ninja Dojo Set
    •  4+

    The G.I. JOE: Retaliation Ninja Dojo Set comes with three 3.75-inch action figures based on characters from the movie and include Beachhead, a G.I. JOE ranger; Kamakura, a COBRA operative; and Night Ops Roadblock. Each figure comes with a variety of accessories, i.e. weapons. Kids can set the figures up in all kinds of poses, but once armed, it may be a little difficult to get the figures to stand up on their own, particularly with the very large missile launcher.

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  17. Hot Wheels Team Hot Wheels Stunt Devils Action Arena
    •  22.99
    •  4+

    The Hot Wheels Team Hot Wheels Stunt Devils Action Arena lets kids create crashing and bashing action for Hot Wheels vehicles. The story is that this is the secretive Hot Wheels Test Facility where Team Hot Wheels drivers practice, the set challenges kids to complete outrageous stunts and races. The fun of this set starts with the included Stunt Devils car, a specially designed car that will come apart on impact. It easily goes back together with just a click. Kids can configure the Stunt Devils Action Arena in different ways. Simply by moving the launchers to different positions, kids can create different stunts. Fly through the flaming hoop or challenge the loop-de-loop. Every time the car crashes, it gets "destroyed". One Stunt Devils vehicle is included, and additional Stunt Devils vehicles are sold separately.

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  18. Hot Wheels Monster Jam Custom Crushers Monster Mutt
    •  9.99
    •  3+

    Monster Jam fans can now customize their favorite Monster Jam vehicles with Hot Wheels Monster Jam Custom Crushers. The Monster Mutt truck is designed to look just like the 2010 Freestyle Champion of Monster Jam. This truck comes with more than 15 pieces, including spoilers, flames, and character accessories, that kids can pop off and snap on wherever they want. Kids can mix and match pieces from other Monster Jam Custom Crushers trucks (sold separately) with Monster Mutt.

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  19. Pokemon Catch N Return Pokeball-Pikachu and Quick Ball
    •  4+

    Kids can practice catching Pokémon with the new Pokémon Catch 'N Return Pokéball—Pikachu and Quick Ball. Put the two-inch Pikachu figure on the stand, pull back on the Pokéball, open it up, and let it go to see if you can capture Pikachu inside the Pokéball. Whether or not you capture your Pokémon, the Pokéball will still come right back to you after it goes forward. Track the height, weight, and type of your Pokémon character with two included Pokédex ID Tags.

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