Hottest Hunger Games Gifts

katnissThe Hunger Games started out as a series of books and now it is a worldwide success as a film franchise. Here are some great gift ideas for anyone who is a fan of The Hunger Games, whether on the page or the silver screen.

Buy The Hunger Games Book Trilogy

The Hunger Games series was written by Suzanne Collins and the first book was first published in 2008, followed by the 2nd and 3rd books. Since then, these books have been published many times with different book covers. The complete trilogy is available as a boxed set, and it makes a wonderful gift for anyone who has seen the films but has not yet read the books, or read the books but would love to have a collectible edition to read again.

The Hunger Games DVDs
The Hunger Games books are all being translated to film. At the moment you can get The Hunger Games and Catching Fire as DVDs, while the last book is being made into two films. Make a lovely gift of these first two DVDs so that your fan is completely up to speed on events once the next film is released.

Katniss is played by Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence.

mockingjay-pinBuy a Mockingjay Pin
One of the biggest symbols of the film is the Mockingjay pin that Katniss wears. In the book and the film she is given the pin by different people but in the end she wears it to represent all that is meaningful to her and her family.

This replica pin looks just like the real thing. It is a beautiful accessory that can be purchased as a collector’s item, worn as a lovely piece of jewelry or attached to a bag to show your support for Katniss.

Buy The Hunger Games Dolls
Barbie has created a collection of dolls based on the main characters of The Hunger Games books and films. These are fantastic dolls and a lot of attention has been paid to the detail of each character. These dolls would be perfect as play things for children – recommended age is 6 years and over. Alternatively you could buy these dolls as collector’s items.

The Katniss doll wears a hooded jacket, military style pants and she carries a bow and arrows. To finish the look, she has the Mockingjay pin in place on her lapel.

The other dolls that are currently available include Peeta, Finnick, Effie, Rue and Cato.

There are many other great gift ideas. Find the perfect gift for your favorite Hunger Games fan here!

Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll

Amazon ImageThe song says “Let it go,” but there’s no way kids are going to let go of their love of the characters from the Disney film “Frozen.” Young boys and girls alike enjoy role-playing as Anna, Elsa, Sven, Olaf and Kristoff, and now the Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll. It is poised to become one of the most asked for toys of the 2014 Christmas year.

About the Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Toddler Doll

* Elsa sings and talks
* 3 AAA batteries included
* Features signature song Let It Go
* Magical snowflake necklace lets Elsa talk with her Frozen friends
* Relive the movie moments with more than a dozen Frozen phrases and sounds
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Ticket To Ride

October 2, 1900 – it’s 28 years to the day that noted London eccentric, Phileas Fogg accepted and then won a bet that he could travel “Around the World in 80 Days.” Now, at the dawn of the century, some old friends have gathered to celebrate Fogg’s impetuous and lucrative gamble – and to propose a new wager of their own. The stakes: $1 million in a winner-takes-all competition. The objective: to see the most cities in North America – in just 7 days. Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway.

  • For 2 to 5 players ages 8 and older.
  • Playing time: 30-60 minutes.
  • Comes with: 1 Board map of North American train routes, 240 Colored Train Cars, 110 Train Car cards, 30 Destination Tickets, 5 Wooden Scoring Markers, 1 Days of Wonder Online access number, and a Rules booklet.

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Laugh & Learn Crawl Around Car

Kids between the ages of 6 months to 3 years will love this crawl around car from Fisher-Price. It comes with a number of features, including a steering wheel, horn, an engine key and many songs and sound effects. Three modes of play (learning, music and imagination) teach children the alphabet, numbers, colors, opposites, shapes, greetings and much more, while helping them to develop their motor skills.
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Razor Crazy Cart

Get your kids to put down the remote control and head outdoors for some active fun. If you want a toy that will really wow your child this year, this is the choice! The Razor Crazy Cart is like a go-kart for kids aged 9+, but it offers a lot more variety. You can use it like a regular go-cart, or put it in “crazy cart” mode and drive it forward, reverse, sideways, diagonally and everything in between. It’s like having your own amusement park ride!

Also known as the Razor Crazy Drift Cart, the little go-kart can go pretty fast (up to 12 miles per hour), so parents should be sure that safety gear like a helmet, shoulder pads and knee pads are worn. There is a protective seat belt, but there are no sides or roof, so this is probably not the right car for younger or smaller children. The unique drift bar allows you to control back-end sway and drift. [Read more…]

Top 5 Toys for the 2013 Christmas Season

Whether you’re a parent who is buying a toy for your own little boy or girl – or you’re buying for someone else’s child this year, you want to know what the hottest trends are in the toy department so that your gift recipient is sure to enjoy it.

Amazon Image#1 – This November, Hunger Games 2 is scheduled for release in movie theaters nationwide. That means Katniss and her accessories are going to play an important role. The Barbie Collector Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Doll is sure to be popular with young female fans of the series.

Your child will love the Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow that lets them pretend they’re the star of the second movie in the series – Catching Fire. This toy has foam darts that blast up to 75 feet away.

Amazon Image#2 – Barbie’s new Digital Dress is what every little girl wishes her future was like. With the simple push of a button, your child can change Barbie’s outfit. It’s a neat LED dress and your daughter can choose a built in graphic design or customize it using her own creativity.

The dress’s graphic design can move to music – or even your child’s voice. She can use her finger or a stylus to set the design up and then watch as it lights up and matches Barbie’s always-perfect accessories, too.

Amazon Image#3 – When it comes to lovable toy animals, nothing will beat out the FurReal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey Pet this year. It’s an interactive monkey that’s really cute.

Not only is she responsive to your child, but she’s very giggly – and that’s contagious for your kids! When your child makes her go upside down, the monkey senses it and responds. When she is put to bed, she closes her eyes and goes to sleep. This is a toy that will be at the top of many lists for Santa Claus this year!

Amazon Image#4 – The FirstBIKE Street Bike is a different kind of first bicycle for kids – and it’s a perfect present to be left out under the tree this Christmas! This is the bike kids need to learn to ride on. The no-stress method of learning to ride a bike Teaches balancing and braking. Forget the training wheels, and even pedals, and help your child ride smoother and avoid falls.

You can adjust the height so it grows with your child. It’s a bike with no training wheels – so this is the version they use before they get on a real bike and learn how to ride it.

Amazon Image#5 – Kids love laser games – and the Laser Maze Logic Game is an awesome new board game made with lasers that challenges your child’s brain. It has levels from beginner all the way to expert stats.

This is a single player game where you pick a challenge card based on difficulty. Then you set up the board as shown on the card and try to position the token so that the laser lights it up correctly. There are tokens that include the laser, checkpoints, targets, mirrors, splitters, and more. Your child will learn Builds reasoning and planning skills as he plays this fun game.

Lego Wolverine Chopper Showdown

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The LEGO Wolverine Chopper Showdown is one of Lego’s many popular sets that children, and even adults, enjoy building. This set is based on characters from the X-Men and Wolverine movies and cartoons that deliver hours of fun for your child. Let’s take a slightly closer look to see what this toy has to offer your child.

Key Features of the Lego Wolverine Chopper Showdown

  • 3 minifigures – Wolverine, Magneto, and Deadpool
  • Deadpool helicopter
  • Wolverine chopper
  • 4 adjustable missiles, rotating rotor, twin rear rotors, removable cockpit canopy, and holds 2 swords on Deadpool’s helicopter
  • Suitable for children of 5-12 years of age

Is the Lego Wolverine Chopper Showdown Worth Buying?
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My Little Pony Equestria Girls – Rarity Doll

The My Little Pony Equestria Girls – Rarity Doll is one of eight dolls created by Hasbro. The dolls are an extension for the My Little Pony toys that include decorative ponies. The original My Little Pony series of toys was hugely popular, but will this new line follow suit? Keep reading to find out more.

My-little-pony-equestria-girlsKey Features of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls-Rarity Doll

  • One of 8 specialty My Little Pony dolls
  • Includes brush
  • Includes heart-shaped sunglasses
  • Includes collector stickers
  • Includes trading card
  • Reversible booklet included to display all other dolls available in this line
  • 5+ years old
  • Not recommended for children age 3 and below due to small pieces considered choking hazards

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Top Action Figures for 2013

Whenever a movie debuts, action figures generally come out for the characters – and those emerge as top sellers for that year. In the 2013 buying season, you can rely on the fact that Despicable Me action figures will be a good investment.

Amazon ImageWhether it’s the Despicable Me 2 Minion Tim The Singing Action Figure or the Despicable Me 2 PVC 2 Inch Mini Figure 10-Piece Set, kids who love the movie will love these toys. The Carl Vinyl Figure is a good idea, too.

Sometimes the top action figures are characters that have been staples in the kids’ world for years. One good example of this is the line of Transformer toys. This year, you can grab the Chase the Police-Bot Figure, Blades The Coptorbot or the Heatwave the Fire-Bot Figure and hit one out of the ballpark this year.

Cartoons are a good source of action figure ideas – especially those that have had full-length movies made out of them. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are old school, but the action figures are still hot.

Pick up the Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, or Leonardo action figures that will please most younger boys (and some girls, too)! Don’t forget to grab Splinter while you’re at it – because this dad keeps his sons under control. You could pair this with a DVD set of the movies if your child doesn’t own it yet.

Video game characters are always wise if your child is into action figures and gaming. Super Mario Brothers are one of the most popular lines and there’s a set of 18 two-inch figures you can buy that include Mario and all his companions.

Amazon ImageGoing back to the movie characters, Toy Story still hasn’t gone out of style – and kids keep the Buzz Lightyear Action Figure in the top 100 list at all times. Other movie heroes from Star Wars and all the action hero movies like Superman never fail to give a child a delight when opening their present.

Amazon ImageFor the girls, there’s a My Little Pony Exclusive 12Pack Pony Collection set that includes 6 special edition ponies. Kids also get the collector cards with this pack, and consumers rave about the value of this as a gift.

Online Gaming Consoles

Amazon ImageWhen it comes to major gamers, they will typically fall into one of two classifications: those who play alone, and those who love online gaming. The very best online games are the ones that connect you with other gamers, to bring a completely new experience to your game. Currently, all of the top game systems offer online versions. So which is best: the Xbox 360, the PS3, or the Wii?
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