The Playdate

First aired on January 25, 2013

This show features The Regular Show, Puzzles, Games and Hot Wheels

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Congratulations to last week’s winner, eevon k. from houston, TX.rhonda g. from lebanon, TN.

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  1. Regular Show Stuffed Characters
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    Regular Show is an animated series on Cartoon Network that follows the lives of a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby. Mordecai and Rigby are groundskeepers at a park, but they are both lazy and rarely get their jobs done. Kids can help Mordecai and Rigby get the job done with Mordecai and Rigby stuffed characters. Jazwares says the stuffed toys are seven inches long, but when we measured them, we found that Mordecai is about 12 inches long and Rigby is about 10 inches. Both are dressed in workout attire, which we assume has something to do with the show. Other stuffed characters include Skips, Benson, and Pops.

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  2. Regular Show Mordecai Wrestling Buddy
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    Regular Show is an animated series on Cartoon Network that follows the lives of a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby. Mordecai and Rigby are groundskeepers at a park, but they are both lazy and rarely get their jobs done. They also like to wrestle. The Mordecai Wrestling Buddy is a 20-inch stuffed character dressed in a wrestling outfit. Squeeze its left hand to hear trash talkin' phrases or throw, drop, or hit Mordecai to hear the phrases. It also includes a cardboard cut-out of Rigby for wrestling practice.

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  3. Hanna-Barbera Captain Caveman Deluxe Plush
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    Fans of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons can bring some of those characters to life with new toys from Jazwares. The Hanna-Barbera Captain Caveman Deluxe Plush is inspired by the classic cartoon Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels. This is a 12-inch stuffed character that says five different phrases when you pull its pull string.

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  4. Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Big Box

    Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Big Box

    from MindWare

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    The Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 Big Box is kind of like a cube maze because each of the pieces is essentially a maze. The set comes with 72 different small cubes: 18 bottom exit cubes, 36 single exit cubes, and 18 double exit cubes. The idea is to build up your creation, and then drop in the marbles, trying to figure out which way they'll go. You can build your own creation or follow the plans on the website qbamaze.com. The individual cubes go together two ways. You can either slide them together to create a stair-step pattern or stack them atop one another to build up levels. The trick is to combine the levels and the stair steps to create patterns that the marbles can follow. We built a moose that was pictured on the website, and the idea is to see how the marbles drop in from the top and go all the way out to the bottom. The instruction booklet shows you how to build a basic, stable seven-cube base that can be the base for any building creation. But the different configuration of cubes sometimes gives the marbles options, so it's a combination of physics and gravity to see where they'll come out.

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  5. Jenga Boom

    Jenga Boom

    from Hasbro

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    Jenga Boom is a new take on the classic game of Jenga. It's still all about stacking, teetering, and knocking the tower over, but there's an action twist that adds excitement and unpredictability to the gameplay. The base of the game looks like a bomb. Raise the base's platform, stack the Jenga blocks on top, and pull the fuse cord all the way out. The first player presses the fuse button to start the timer and takes a block from somewhere in the middle of the Jenga tower and places it on top of the tower without knocking over the tower. When that player's turn is over, he or she presses the fuse button again to turn off the timer. Then it's the next player's turn to start the timer, move a block, and stop the timer. Play continues until eventually the "bomb" goes off and the tower of Jenga blocks tumbles over. The winner is the player who successfully placed a block on top of the tower before the tower "explodes."

    Jenga Boom comes with 36 hardwood Jenga blocks, a toy denotator, a stacking sleeve, and instructions. The game is for one or more players.

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  6. Power Pro Electric Football

    Power Pro Electric Football

    from Tudor Games

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    With Power Pro Electric Football, you get to be the coach and call the plays on this 20-inch by 11-inch playing field. The game is designed to play like real football. It includes two teams: red and white. Both you and your opponent have a team of 11 football players. The skill and strategy you use in setting up your team and your plays will determine who wins. The instruction booklet includes some plays to help you get started. Set up the players on the field and turn on the board. The board will shake, which causes the playing figures to move around. You control the amount of vibration with the speed control knob located behind the goalpost. Different amounts of vibration will cause your players to move in different ways along the field. You can also "throw" passes by placing the football in the quarterback figure's hand and pulling back to launch. If you want to kick a field goal, place the football in front of the player's foot and pull back on the lever to "kick" the ball.

    Power Pro Electric Football comes with 24 Small Size Rookie Regular Double Clip Bases, 22 Small Size Football Action Figures, two Triple Threat Quarterbacks, a black uniform number sheet, a white uniform number sheet, goalposts, six Official Tudor Felt Footballs, a 10-yard marker, a ball marker slider, a down marker, a score pad, an automatic timer minute wheel and felt washer, an automatic timer second wheel, and an official rule book and assembly instructions.

    This is a new version of a game that has been around since 1947 and has inspired Electric Football leagues and competitions around the country.

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  7. Hot Wheels Racing Battle Case
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    With the Hot Wheels Racing Battle Case, kids have a place to store and race their Hot Wheels cars. Kids can launch four cars at once in three easy steps. Lift up on the storage container and load your cars. The Racing Battle Case holds up to 20 cars. Then unfold the track and support foot. Lift up on the storage container again so that only the first level of four cars appears. Then send them down the ramps. Lift up on the storage container so that the next level of cars appears and keep sending them racing. Hot Wheels cars are sold separately.

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  8. Cars Micro Drifters Design & Drift Speedway
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    Cars Micro Drifters utilize a unique ball-bearing design, allowing these collectible characters to race, drift, swarm, and self-correct themselves to always face in a forward direction when played with on a track set. The Design & Drift Speedway gives kids the chance to customize their own Micro Drifters track action. The set comes with more than seven feet of track that can be customized into a variety of configurations for endless racing sequences. The track set is able to launch up to nine Cars Micro Drifters at a time, letting kids see just how fast these mini vehicles can get. But only one Micro Drifter can make it to the victory circle and activate the pop-up checkered flag. The set includes one Lightning McQueen Micro Drifter. Additional Micro Drifters are sold separately.

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  9. Hot Wheels Team Hot Wheels Vertical Velocity
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    The Hot Wheels Team Hot Wheels Vertical Velocity track set pits two Team Hot Wheels 1:64 vehicles against each other in a vertical mid-air race. The winning car will avoid a free-fall crash. To start, place a 1:64 Hot Wheels vehicle in each of the set's launchers. Pull back the loading mechanism and press the button to start the race. The fastest car will be caught in the set's checkered flag cage located on top of the two-foot tall tower. The other car will crash to the ground.

    To keep the race fair, this track set comes with a fair-start mechanism. Lift it up and wait for it to fall before launching your car. If you launch too early, your car will fly off the track.

    The set comes with one 1:64 Team Hot Wheels vehicle. Additional vehicles are sold separately.

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