The Playdate

First aired on October 19, 2012

This show features Preschool Toys and Fashion Dolls

This week’s hosts:

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Alisson H. from Virginia Beach, VA.HEATHER S. from Halethorpe, MD.

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  1. Baby Genius Sing-Along School Bus
    •  1+

    The Baby Genius Sing-Along School Bus, from Jakks Pacific's Tollytots division, plays music and bus sound effects. The bus has real-rolling wheels so kids can push the bus along and take the three included Baby Genius figures (Bubbles, Rex, and DJ the driver) to school. When it's time to make a stop and pick up the figures, flip out the stop sign on the bus and fold down the ramp so the figures can get inside. Press the driver for character phrases, songs, sounds, and lights. The top of the bus is open, allowing kids easy access to play inside the bus. The Sing-Along School Bus also comes with a free Baby Genius CD.

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  2. Talking Kitchen

    Talking Kitchen

    from Chicco

    •  1+

    The Talking Kitchen is a bilingual kitchen toy that introduces children to numbers, opposites, letters, and more. The fully stocked kitchen playset features a sink, oven, blender, whiteboard, toaster, clock, and recycling bin as well as six accessories: eggs, milk carton, cereal box, spatula, and frying pan. There are three different ways for kids to play. In Learn mode, children hear songs, sound effects, and phrases about the alphabet, numbers, opposites, kitchen phrases, shapes, and how to tell time. The songs and phrases are in Spanish and English. In Music mode, children hear a variety of songs and tunes. In Kitchen Sounds mode, kids hear realistic kitchen sound effects, such as a running tap, a boiling pan, a frying pan, an oven timer, a blender, a clock, and more. There are more than 50 sound effects, songs, and phrases.

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  3. B Kids Amazing Mushroom

    B Kids Amazing Mushroom

    from Blue Box Toys

    •  9 mos+

    The Amazing Mushroom is an activity center with lights, sounds, and lots of moving parts. Drop the colorful balls down the slide, twist the mushroom top, press the caterpillar buttons, flip the butterfly wings, turn the gears, and slide the snail for lights and sound effects. The mushroom top detaches for floor play.

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  4. Pop & Play Pop & Swap Gym

    Pop & Play Pop & Swap Gym

    from Infantino

    •  Birth+

    The Pop & Play Pop & Swap Gym is an activity gym with customizable features that provide lots of ways for baby to play. The gym offers newborn overhead discovery where the baby lies down and plays, a 45-degree angle for reaching and grabbing, tummy time, sit and play, and a crib activity center where the top console can be removed and attached to a crib. The Pop & Swap Gym offers 10 minutes of lights and music, and two-sided interchangeable graphic cards that feature high-contrast black-and-white images and animal faces. The three activity pods on the main play station of the gym can be interchanged with other Pop & Play pods (sold separately), and these may also be used as stand-along toys either at home or on the go. A Velcro strap is used to attach the pods to a car seat, stroller, or gym. Double-locked activity pods were designed so that only parents can remove them.

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  5. Disney Fairies Secret of the Wings Tink & Periwinkle Friendship Forever
    •  4+

    On October 23, 2012, a new Disney Fairies adventure will be released on DVD. In Secret of the Wings, Tinker Bell ventures into the mysterious Winter Woods and meets the fairy Periwinkle. Together, the fairies discover why their wings sparkle when they are in the Winter Woods. Kids can get a headstart on the adventure with the Secret of the Wings Tink & Periwinkle Friendship Forever two-doll set. Both the Tinker Bell doll and Periwinkle doll in this set have shimmery, iridescent wings. One side of the wings is gold and the other is silver. A storybook based on the new DVD is also included.

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  6. Mystixx Vampires

    Mystixx Vampires

    from Playhut

    •  6+

    Mystixx Vampires is a new doll line featuring characters Talin, Azra, Siva, and Kalani. They may look like girls during the day, but at night they are vampires. These dolls come with two different outfits, and they also have two different faces and hairstyles so that kids can change the dolls from girls to vampires. To make the transformation, just turn the doll's head around and change the hairstyle by removing and replacing. (Like other dolls with changeable hairstyles, the wig is secured to the doll with a post that's inserted into the dolls head.) Kids can mix and match the hair and clothes among the different dolls. Each doll is sold separately.

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  7. Barbie Sisters’ Cruise Ship
    •  3+

    Barbie and her sisters, Skipper, Stacie, and Chelsea, love hanging out together, and they're going on a cruise together with the Barbie Sisters' Cruise Ship playset. This playset expands to more than 3.5 feet. The cruise ship includes pop-up compartments and play spaces with hidden decks, panels, umbrellas, lounge chairs, a swing, and more. The ship features a large pool that can be filled with water and a dolphin fountain that really works when filled with water. Send the dolls down the dual slides and into the pool. When playtime is over, everything fits inside the ship, which folds up for easy clean-up and storage. Barbie dolls are sold separately.

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  8. One Direction Dolls

    One Direction Dolls

    from Hasbro

    •  5+

    One Direction fans, called Directioners, can bring the fun and fandom of One Direction (more commonly referred to as 1D) off the stage and into their homes with One Direction Dolls. These 12-inch dolls are sculpted in the likenesses of each One Direction member. Fans can collect Harry, Liam, Louis, Zayn, and Niall, each sporting stylish clothes inspired by real outfits worn by the guys. Each doll also comes with a microphone that they can hold in their hand. Each doll is sold separately.

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