The Playdate

First aired on February 8, 2013

This show features Valentine’s Day, LEGO and Monster High

This week’s hosts:

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Crystal Z. from Everett, WA.Gary G. from Satellite Beach, FL.jeannine s. from depew, NY.Jennie N. from Mississauga, ON.Lynn G. from Inman, SC.nikolette b. from prospect, pa.

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  1. Scratch & Sniff Valentines

    Scratch & Sniff Valentines

    from Peaceable Kingdom

    •  3+

    There are eight new Scratch & Sniff Valentines for kids to decorate, scratch, and sniff this Valentine's Day. Each pack of 30 valentines has a different theme and scent. Puppies & Kitties smells like cherry, Hamster smells like grape, Peace & Love is strawberry-scented, Monkey is banana-scented, Crazy Sports smells like cinnamon, Superhero smells like bubblegum, Chocolate Monsters has a chocolate scent, and Race Car valentines smell like burning rubber. Kids decorate each valentine with one of 50 scratch and sniff stickers included with each set. Each card has space on the back for kids to write a message before giving to a friend.

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  2. Sweet Hearts Wooden Bead Set

    Sweet Hearts Wooden Bead Set

    from Melissa & Doug

    •  4+

    Kids can design wooden jewelry with heart-shaped beads in a variety of sizes. To create the jewelry, choose which type of jewelry you want to make: necklace, bracelet, or anklet. Measure the length of cord you will need and cut the cord, leaving a few extra inches at each end. Secure a clasp at one end. String the beads, then tie on the second clasp in the same way as the first. Press the wide end of the clasps together and wear the jewelry. Each piece of cord has plastic ends to make stringing the beads easy for younger kids. The kit comes with five colorful cords and more than 120 wooden beads.

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  3. Barbie I Love Valentines!
    •  3+

    Barbie I Love Valentines! is a Valentine's Day-themed doll dressed in a red and pink halter dress that says "Love" on the front. The skirt has a sparkly heart and Barbie logo pattern with a ruffle hem. Barbie also wears heart-shaped earrings and strappy pink heels with heart cut-outs. The doll also comes with two heart-shaped hair accessories.

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  4. YooHoo & Friends YooHoo Pink with Heart
    •  3+

    Kids can snuggle up with YooHoo & Friends this Valentine's Day with YooHoo Pink with Heart. This soft eight-inch stuffed animal has a pink and grey tail and a sparkly pink heart on its chest. When you squeeze YooHoo, it lights up and makes a smooching noise.

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  5. Until We Hug Again

    Until We Hug Again

    from Hallmark

    •  3+

    Until We Hug Again stuffed animals let you record and save a personal message that will play every time a child hugs the stuffed animal. To record a message, press and hold down the "record" patch/button on the animal's left foot. After the beep, leave a message. You have up to 30 seconds of recording time. Release the button when you're done with your message. Give the stuffed animal a hug or squeeze to hear the message. The battery compartment has a special switch on it that you can slide to the Lock position, which will keep your message from being erased even when you change the batteries or they run out. Until We Hug Again is available in either a bunny or bear, and each animal wears patches of varying colors and patterns. Each Until We Hug Again stuffed animal is sold separately.

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  6. Cupig

    Cupig

    from Hallmark

    •  2+

    Cupig is a soft pig with wings like Cupid. (Hence the toy's name: Cupid + pig = Cupig.) This pig shuffles, shakes its belly, and sings a parody of the popular song "The Cupid Shuffle." Press the button on its left hand to watch Cupig dance and sing a 30-second version of "The Cupig Shuffle."

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  7. Romeo

    Romeo

    from Cuddle Barn

    •  3+

    Romeo is one romantic monkey. This stuffed animal is dressed in a tuxedo with ruby red tie. In one hand, Romeo offers up a heart-shaped box of chocolates, and behind Romeo's back is a red rose. When you press Romeo's right foot, the monkey sings and dances to "Love Machine."

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  8. LEGO Legends of Chima Cragger’s Command Ship
    •  8+

    Kids can tame the lions with Cragger's Command Ship, part of the new LEGO Legends of Chima building theme. The story behind Legends of Chima is that, at one time, human-like animals lived together in harmony. Chima was once a paradise, but heavily armed barbarian species have changed it, and now best friends have become enemies, fighting over a powerful natural resource called CHI. It is the source of life, but if put in the wrong hands, it can also lead to destruction.

    This 609-piece set lets kids build Cragger's Command Ship with opening mouth, articulated tail, flick missiles, and detachable mini boats and helicopter. Kids can also build jet bikes for the Leonidas and Lennox minifigures. Additional minifigures include Cragger, Crominus, Crooler, and Rawzom. Four CHI weapons are included.

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  9. LEGO Legends of Chima Eris’ Eagle Interceptor
    •  8+

    With the Eris' Eagle Interceptor building set, part of the new LEGO Legends of Chima building theme, kids can launch an eagle-powered attack to recover the CHI. In the land of Chima, CHI is a powerful natural resource. It is the source of life, but if put in the wrong hands, it can lead to destruction. At one time, the human-like animals of Chima lived in harmony, but now they have become enemies, fighting over the CHI.

    With this 348-piece set, kids will build a winged raven glider for Razar and Rizzo, who have stolen the eagle tribe's CHI. Kids can build Eris' Eagle Interceptor with realistic beak, poseable wings and legs, grabbing talons, and tail to launch a counterattack. Engage the attack pose and fire the flick missiles to bring down Razar and Rizzo and throw them in the onboard prison. The Eagle Interceptor also has a cockpit eject function. Three minifigures are included: Eris, Razar, and Rizzo.

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  10. LEGO Legends of Chima Razar’s CHI Raider
    •  8+

    Kids can grab the Eagle tribe CHI with the Razar's CHI Raider building set, part of the new Legends of Chima building theme. The story behind Legends of Chima is that, at one time, human-like animals lived together in harmony. Chima was once a paradise, but heavily armed barbarian species have changed it, and now best friends have become enemies, fighting over a powerful natural resource called CHI. It is the source of life, but if put in the wrong hands, it can also lead to destruction.

    Using the pieces in the 412-piece Razar's CHI Raider set, kids build Razar's CHI Raider complete with four flick missiles, a rear storage bay, and poseable beak, wings, tail, legs, and talons. Kids also build an Eagle CHI Temple and cannon. Three minifigures are included: Razar, Rizzo, and Ewar.

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  11. LEGO Legends of Chima Boulder Bowling
    •  6+

    With the Boulder Bowling set, part of the new Legends of Chima building theme, kids can help King Crominus escape the cave. The story behind Legends of Chima is that, at one time, human-like animals lived together in harmony. Chima was once a paradise, but heavily armed barbarian species have changed it, and now best friends have become enemies, fighting over a powerful natural resource called CHI. It is the source of life, but if put in the wrong hands, it can also lead to destruction.

    This 93-piece set lets kids blast through the boulders and free King Crominus in a Speedorz race for six CHI. Attach King Crominus onto the croc Speedor, pull the rip cord, aim for the ramp, and blast through the boulders. You can place the CHI orb inside one of the boulders and try to break the boulder open to release the CHI orb. Attach the power-up to make the Speedor wider for more boulder-bashing power.

    The player who knocks down the most boulders gets to flip a game card and choose a battle power: instinct, speed, courage, or strength. The second player chooses a different game card and the same battle power as the first player. Compare the two battle powers on the cards. The player with the highest power wins two CHI. So if the first player chooses instinct, which has a power of 40 on one card, and the second player's card gives instinct a power of 50, the second player would score the two CHI. Also, when you flip a card, you may pay one CHI to add a CHI bonus to the battle powers designated on the card. The player to collect six CHI first is the winner.

    The set includes a King Crominus minifigure with two weapons, a Speedor, a rip cord, a power-up, six CHI, a CHI orb, and five game cards. This set can be combined with the Legends of Chima Ring of Fire and CHI Waterfall sets, which are sold separately.

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  12. Little People Wheelies DC Super Friends Race n Chase Batcave
    •  18 mos+

    The Little People Wheelies DC Super Friends Race 'n Chase Batcave offers two sides of chasing and racing play. This Batman-themed playset includes a Batman Wheelies car and a Joker Wheelies car. Batman can take the kid-powered elevator to the top of the swirling ramp. As Batman zips down the ramp, the car triggers the boulder-release function, allowing one of the two purple boulders to chase down the ramp after Batman. Place The Joker on the orange ramp, and when Batman reaches the bottom of the ramp, it triggers The Joker to zoom down and join the race. The playset has an area where both vehicles can be "parked" as well as a carry handle for easy transportation.

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  13. Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze Abbey Bominable
    •  6+

    The Skultimate Roller Maze is the coolest new sport at Monster High, and all of the Monster High characters are playing. Based on the video game Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze, the Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze dolls let kids play out the fast-paced action off-screen. Abbey Bominable joins the team in a green, pink, blue, and black one-sleeve dress. The doll wears a blue igloo-print helmet with matching pink kneepads. And Abbey's pink snowboot roller skates really roll.

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  14. Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze Clawdeen Wolf
    •  6+

    The Skultimate Roller Maze is the coolest new sport at Monster High, and all of the Monster High characters are playing. Based on the video game Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze, the Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze dolls let kids play out the fast-paced action off-screen. Clawdeen Wolf is ready to roll in a purple, green, and black cheetah-print dress with one mesh sleeve. The doll wears a green cheetah-print helmet with matching kneepads. And Clawdeen's purple skates really roll.

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  15. Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze Operetta
    •  6+

    The classic sport of roller derby is back in a big way, this time for fun and fitness. And if something's hot in our world, it's going to be very hot in the world of Monster High. The Skultimate Roller Maze is the coolest new sport at Monster High, and all of the Monster High characters are competing. Based on the video game Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze, the Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze dolls let kids play out the fast-paced action off-screen. Operetta is ready to roll in her one-piece dress that features a vinyl record print and a helmet with treble clefs and hearts as well as her trademark heart-shaped mask. Her brightly colored hair is styled to fly in the breeze, and she finishes off the look with Monster High logo kneepads. And her white skates really roll.

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  16. Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze Lagoona Blue
    •  6+

    The classic sport of roller derby is back in a big way, this time for fun and fitness. And if something's hot in our world, it's going to be very hot in the world of Monster High. The Skultimate Roller Maze is the coolest new sport at Monster High, and all of the Monster High characters are competing. Based on the video game Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze, the Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze dolls let kids play out the fast-paced action off-screen. Lagoona Blue is getting into the swim of this exciting challenge in her sleek skating outfit with a fish motif: her finned helmet and skates and her coordinating kneepads. And Lagoona's fish scale-patterned skates really roll.

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  17. Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze Frankie Stein
    •  6+

    The classic sport of roller derby is back in a big way, this time for fun and fitness. And if something's hot in our world, it's going to be very hot in the world of Monster High. The Skultimate Roller Maze is the coolest new sport at Monster High, and all of the Monster High characters are competing. Based on the video game Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze, the Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze dolls let kids play out the fast-paced action off-screen. Frankie Stein is ready to party in her uniform with a whimsical print covered in nuts, as in nuts and bolts. That's what's holding her together. Her blue helmet has a lighting bolt to reflect her motto "Faster than a speeding electron", and the outfit is finished off with coordinating Monster High logo kneepads and skates that really roll.

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