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Zoomer The Playful Pup – Interactive Dog- Giveaway

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Interactive, robotic toys are always a huge hit that are bound to make the hottest toy lists for the holiday season. Zoomer Playful Pup is no exception, not only is Zoomer on the Holiday Toy List at stores like Amazon, Zoomer is also on Mommy Ramblings’ Holiday Gift Guide!

Zoomer is an adorable, interactive, robotic dog who responds to your touch and voice. The next generation of Zoomer interactive pets, this puppy behaves more dog like than any other Zoomer with realistic sounds and actions. Thanks to Zoomer’s multiple touch sensors, when you rub or tickle his belly, Zoomer will beg for more! Pet Zoomer’s head and hear cute barking sounds, nuzzle Zoomer’s nose for licking noises and so much more!

Check out my unboxing and demo video here:

Zoomer has a floppy tongue and soft furry tail. Zoomer is full of energy and as you can see in my video above, I would not classify Zoomer as a quiet toy. Zoomer will delight kids with playful yips, yaps and yelps and will keep going until he needs to be charged. Zoomer has a rechargeable battery that you charge via a mini-USB to USB charger which comes with Zoomer.

A back button will let you change modes and a microphone on your doggie’s back will let you give Zoomer voice commands. You can even give Zoomer a new name that he/she will respond to. In the manual you will find special voice commands to make Zoomer do things like dance, play dead and more. When you give Zoomer a name you will be able to unlock even more tricks!

Here is another Zoomer video for you to check out.

Spin Master is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win their own Zoomer Playful Pup! Thank you to Spin Master for our review pooch and for sponsoring this doggone good giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Open to US residents.

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Play Doh Ruined Christmas? Parents Say Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset’s Penis Shaped Extruder is Obscene!!!

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My Facebook feed was filled the last day or so all about some obscene Play Doh toy that is included in the Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset. Apparently the tool that is supposed to be used for cake decorating to dispense icing resembles another type of tool.  Reports of  outraged parents who claim the playset with its phallic shaped icing dispenser looks like a penis and is inappropriate for children.  The two-part icing extruder’s picture has been blasted all over Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and more.  There are even reports that Hasbro removed parent comments on their Facebook page which outraged the already furious parents even more.

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In a statement posted on their Facebook page Tuesday, Hasbro said, “We have heard some consumer feedback about the extruder tool in the Play-Doh Cake Mountain playset and are in the process of updating all future Play-Doh products with a different tool. Should any consumer want a replacement extruder for this item, they can contact Hasbro’s Customer Service Department at 800-327-8264.”

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If you look on Amazon the Playset is still available for sale and people are scooping up the playsets for collectibles.  The reviews on Amazon are mostly tongue in cheek and make references to the extruder like the ones below:

My wife is never giving this back to the kids

By et on December 31, 2014

It loses a star because while I got this for the kids (and they loved the IDEA of it once they tore off the wrapping paper), my wife has been keeping the ‘shoppe’ for her own use. In fact she’s been in our spare bedroom playing with it all day. When I call through the door to ask when she’s going to be coming out, she keeps telling me she’s off to a good start but she hasn’t ‘finished.’ I just hope next time I get in on the action. Meanwhile, the kids are just heartbroken that their toy is now mama’s toy. Play-Doh’s marketing department really screwed the pooch on this one.

Extruder is elegantly designed and titillatingly fun!

By Mike on December 31, 2014
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Great fun for young and old! For some reason, the extruder keeps turning up missing. But luckily my wife always ends up finding it. The Play-Doh always comes out of the ribbed extruder with a nice creamy texture. Caution: Don’t push in and out on the extruder too fast or hard, or it will release its contents way too soon.
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By Sabriel
 This review is from: Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset (Toy)
Sometimes a toy is just a toy and not a Dil-Doh. If you like to make pretend cakes, then this is the toy for you. If you like to project your insecurities onto your offspring, this might also be the toy for you!
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Love to hear you sound off on this.  Did Santa stuff your stocking or pack your tree with the Play Doh Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset?  What do you think? Are parents justified to claim this toy ruined their Christmas?  Do you think the design was intentionally and designed by an employee wanting to screw with their boss (no pun intended, oh maybe I did intend on using the pun lol).  Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Lakeshore Learning Beginner’s Science Lab Review & Giveaway!!! #HolidayGiftGuide

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Are you looking for gifts for the kids on your holiday gift list that are as much fun as they are educational?  If so, you should check out Lakeshore Learning.  They have a full inventory of educational and fun toys for all ages and many are on sale.  You can view their Holiday Flyer and see for yourself the wide selection and great prices.  Click HERE for a coupon that will save you 20% on any regularly priced item.  There is also an additional coupon you can use in store and online on the back of the digital flyer!

We picked the Beginner’s Science Lab from the Holiday Flyer for our budding scientists.

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The boys were thrilled to see the huge box filled with all kinds of science equipment and materials.

 

Building a volcano was the first project.  It was very simple, there is a non-toxic paper mache mixture that you just add water to and mix with your hands.  Then on some wax paper you mold into a volcano shape and form the opening.  It must dry for a couple of days before you can have an eruption.  Ours is drying but we will take a video and update this post in a couple of days.

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Another great experiment, is the liquid layers, using pancake syrup, cooking oil and colored water, the boys observed how the colored water formed a ball that actually passed through the oil layer into the water layer.  They thought that was really neat.  We have some more experiments lined up for today and they are really looking forward to it.

 

 

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We love this Beginner’s Science Lab so much we are adding it to our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.  Would you like a chance to win one?  Great!  Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good Luck!!!  Open to US Residents.  Many thanks to Lakeshore Learning for the review kit and for this awesome giveaway!!!

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MAGFORMERS Magnetic Construction Set Review & Giveaway!!!

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My kids are fascinated by magnets and love creating things.  MAGFORMERS gives them both in colorful construction sets that foster brain development through fun and educational exploration. With high quality, durable construction and intelligent magnetic design, the possibilities are endless!  When we received this set, I’m not sure who was more excited to open it.  My boys and both my husband and I were having a blast creating different structures and showing them off to each other.  This is a toy my kids have come back to over and over and would also be wonderful in a classroom setting as well.  Everything is quality and it’s a toy that can be handed down and still be going strong when the next generation arrives!

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MAGFORMERS is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog winner will win a MAGFORMERS Building Set!  Thank you MAGFORMERS for the review set and for sponsoring this awesome giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.
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TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS – PREDACONS RISING On Blu-Ray/DVD & Predaking Toy Giveaway!!!

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This Fall, the eagerly anticipated conclusion of Hasbro Studios’ Emmy® Award-winning series will finally unleash in a special TRANSFORMERS PRIME original feature presentation for home entertainment. On October 8, 2013, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, invite kids, families and loyal fans to further venture into the awe-inspiring world of TRANSFORMERS PRIME when TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS – PREDACONS RISING debuts as a special original feature on Blu-ray™+ DVD combo pack and on DVD.

Brimming with spectacular CG animation, a captivating storyline and unforgettable characters from the TRANSFORMERS PRIME lore, this 90-min epilogue to the final season delivers entertaining cinematic adventure the whole family will enjoy.  Wrapping up the series that chronicled the epic battle between the DECEPTICONS and the AUTOBOTS, the Blu-ray+DVD combo pack and DVD edition contain insightful bonus content, taking viewers behind-the-scenes. Available in stores everywhere, TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS – PREDACONS RISING is an essential home entertainment collection for TRANSFORMERS fans of all ages. The deluxe Blu-ray+DVD combo pack is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $24.97; and $16.97 for the DVD.

 

TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS – PREDACONS RISING Synopsis:

A resurrected UNICRON has taken over the now-lifeless body of MEGATRON to seek vengeance on the AUTOBOTS and ultimately, the destruction of Cybertron.  This formidable enemy forces an unlikely alliance between the AUTOBOTS, DECEPTICONS, PREDAKING and two new PREDACONS, who come together in an epic battle to help protect their newly restored planet.

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  • ONE Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters PREDAKING toy
  • ONE Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters – Predacons Rising DVD

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WOW-WalkOnWater Pad–A Great Summer Toy For Kids, Adults and Even Fido!!!

We still have a couple of weeks before school starts, I had hoped to bring you this earlier but the weather this summer has left much to be desired. Rain was an understatement and this soggy summer did not make for the ideal conditions for fun on the lake.  There were a few days and a brief heat wave week that we are grateful for but certainly wished the sun had shined a little more and that the clouds and raindrops would have taken a backseat.

We did get to try out a great new water toy.  The Wow-WalkOnWater Pad lets kids and adults even Fido have some floating, fun.

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The WOW-WalkOnWater is the perfect choice to bring for fun to any  lake party or ocean activity. For water skiers the WOW is a Terrific Launch Platform. This is not just a kid’s toy –WalkOnWater Pad is also designed for adult parties, too.

The WOW Pad weighs less than 30 LBS and is brightly colored for great visibility. The Rolled Pad measures only two feet in diameter and can easily be transported. The regular Pad supports a distributed weight of 800 – 1,000 LBS. while the Jumbo Pad supports 1,400 – 1,600 LBS.

Made from cross linked foam – preferred for marine applications (such as off shore buoys) vs. non cross linked foam used in pool noodles.

Each WOW Pad comes with Velcro® straps to hold the rolled WOW Pad in place for easy storage, as well as mooring device which allows easy attachment to your boat, dock or pier. You can sit, walk, run or relax on this amazing pad. It is virtually maintenance free without the puncture worries that come with inflatable products. With proper care, it will give years of floating fun.

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You can order a WOW Pad direct from their website by clicking HERE!!!

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Green Farm Toys, John Deere Roar and Rumble Tractor Review & Giveaway!!!

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My little guys like tractors and they love John Deere Tractors.  In our home you will find trucks, cars and tractors of every size and shape, you will also see many of the familiar green and yellow tractors that are none other than John Deere.  Still like the old saying, my boys feel, there is always room for one more.  Now add some rumble and roar to a toy tractor and you have a happy boy.  The John Deere Roar and Rumble Tractor  packs a little extra punch and has a simulated exhaust that creates “smoke” from tap water.  This smoking exhaust feature is beyond big in our house.  The tractor comes with a little plastic beaker that fits little hands perfectly and has a little spout that makes pouring easy and accurate.  This tractor has it all: lights, rumbling action, sound and simulated smoke rising from the exhaust!  If you are looking for a tractor that is sure to put a smile on any little boy’s face…you will certainly find it at Green Farm Toys with the John Deere Roar and Rumble Tractor!

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Grimm’s Spiel und Holz Design Rainbow Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

I recently received a Grimm’s Spiel und Holz Design Rainbow to review.  This colorful alder wood rainbow tunnel represents the element of air.  Made in Germany and dyed with non-toxic colors, this rainbow can be stacked, used as a bridge, tunnel, fence or cave for toy cars, figures, animals and more.  This toy is the winner of the prestigious Spiel Gut Award.  My boys just love this rainbow.  At first they were interested in stacking it according to size.  They soon found they could make tunnels and bridges for their toy vehicles.  My 2 year old who is very into his colors right now, loved naming each color in the rainbow.  My 4 year old took this toy to bed with him and I think that speaks volumes of how fond he was of it.   As a mom I love that it is colored with non-toxic, water-based dyes.  I also love that it is a toy that can teach so many concepts and that children of different ages can all take away different lessons from this rainbow.  I really like when I find stimulating, safe and educational toys for my kids and this rainbow definitely is one that I recommend.

If you think this rainbow looks like a great toy, you will be glad to know that Grimm’s Spiel und Holz is sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their own rainbow.  Thank you Grimm’s Spiel und Holz for the review rainbow and for sponsoring this great give-away on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US Residents only.

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Diggin Active, NEW Rock ‘n’ Rolla Moo Cow 2 in 1 Rocker/Ride On Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

Diggin Active contacted me recently and asked if I would like to review a new product for them.  When I saw the Rock ‘n’ Rolla Moo Cow, I said yes in a hurry.  This is such a cute toy.  The cow itself is inflatable like a rubber ball and they provide the needle you need to pump it up, with a ball or tire pump.  They also give you the wrench you need to attach the  wheels and that is stored in the base of the cow.  They have really thought of everything to help make things easy for assembly.  Luke wanted to put the wheels on right away, so we did and this is such a fun scooter type ride on.  The cow has soft handles for little ones to hold on as the scoot around.  The multi-directional wheels spin 360 degrees for loads of fast scooting fun!!!  The base of the scooter is contoured to be furniture friendly in your home.  Can be used outdoors and in.  Maximum rider weight is 55 lbs.

So what do you think?  Do you know a little one who would love this?  If so you will be glad to know Diggin Active is sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their very own Cow Rock ‘n’ Rolla.  Thanks Diggin Active for the review Rock ‘n’ Rolla and for sponsoring this awesome give-away on Mommy Ramblings!!!

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