Remember growing up when your mother would send you outside to play until dinner during summer vacation? Unfortunately, studies show that today’s kids are not getting enough outdoor playtime with the invent of video games. Thankfully with toys from JAKKS Pacific, children are encouraged to embrace the outdoors and enjoy classic toys and activities with a modern twist to appeal to today’s kids. For example, the new JAKKS Pacific ride-ons and colorful wagons are perfect for the park or beach, while toddler swings, outdoor patio sets and inflatable environments are fun for the backyard.
JAKKS also offers fun collectible toys this summer featuring zany zombie characters that boys will love to collect and play with. S.L.U.G Zombies are the ugliest yet most adorable figures, no doubt a hit with kids. Scatter Brainz, a fun twist on the game of darts, challenges players to hit the target with darts that look like deranged character and have soft, gummy exposed brains that stick to anything.
This summer, by equipping your little ones with JAKKS toys, you can confidently tell you kids, ‘Go outside and play already’, and they won’t come back five minutes later complaining their bored. Here’s a look at JAKKS’ creative toy offerings that encourage learning and activity for summertime 2012:
Original Big Wheel™
Celebrating more than 40 years of being the “King of the Sidewalk,” The Original Big Wheel™ is back! One of the best-selling ride-on’s of all time, each boys and girls Big Wheel™ will capture the iconic look and feel of The Original Big Wheel™. And…all Big Wheel ride-ons are Made in America!
Little ones can learn to ride with the My First Big Wheel, which features a 9” front wheel, contoured seat with low rider wheels and easy-to-grip handlebars. (SRP $29.99) Ages 1-4.
Kids will have fun riding through their yards and neighborhoods with the Big Wheel Sidewalk Screamer, which features an 11” front wheel (SRP $39.99) Ages 2-5.
The Original Big Wheel™ Racer has a large 16” front wheel, a three-position “Grow with Me Seat” and sturdy plastic construction.
Today’s kids can continue the tradition of Big Wheeling that previous generations grew up riding on, too. (SRP $59.99) Ages 3-8.
Have a blast with the Big Wheel™ Spin Out Racer. This Ride-On features a large 16” front wheel, hand brake for spin out action and a three position adjustable seat. (SRP $69.99) Ages 3-8. Original Big Wheel expected to be at Toys R Us and JC Penney end of June and all other major retailers in August.
Fisher Price- Little People Lil’ Fixer Ride-On
Your little handyman is ready to fix anything with this adorable ride-on! The Fisher Price- Little People Lil’ Fixer Ride-On includes a removable hand held tool box, pretend hammer, wrench, screwdrivers and saw. Push the buttons on the dashboard to hear a fun tune and sound effects! Ages 1-3 years. SRP $34.99. Currently available at Babies R Us.
Thomas the Tank Toddler Swing
Swing along with Thomas the Tank on the Thomas the Tank Toddler Swing from Kids Only. Features cool details and art inspired by Thomas the Tank! These sturdy plastic Toddler Swings feature high back supports for comfort and safety, adjustable safety seatbelts and colorful sculpted details. No assembly required. These unique Toddler Swings include the hanging hardware and heavy duty ropes for safe swinging! Ages 9-36 months, SRP $29.99. Currently available at Toys R Us. Thomas the Tank Patio Set Now kids can feel like grown-ups with their very own kid-sized Thomas the Tank Patio Set! Featuring washable plastic tabletop with cool in-laid graphics that won’t scratch, fade or peel! The patio set comes with a table, umbrella and two folding patio chairs. Perfect for outdoor patios, pool decks, and backyards! Sturdy tubular steel construction and easy adult assembly. Ages 3-7, SRP $34.99. Currently available at Toys R Us and Walmart.com.
JAKKS Pacific is delivering collectability and fun like never before with its new lineup of 2” figures called S.L.U.G. ZOMBIES Scary Little Ugly Guys™. Each Zombie features wacky names and stories, such as Neil Armgone, Grave Lincoln and Braineatin‘ Brandon. Kids will love to collect and play with these unique figures! Choose from single blind packs ($1.99), 3-packs ($3.99) and coffin-shaped 12-packs ($9.99). With over 100 figures to collect this year alone, S.L.U.G. Zombies is a craze that won‘t die! Ages 5+. S.L.U.G. Zombie Blind Packs are currently available at Toys R Us and Walgreensand expected to be in all major retailers by August.
Sesame Street ABC Playland Inflatable Ball Pit
Learn your ABC’s and 123’s with the Sesame Street ABC Playland Inflatable Ball Pit. With interactive side panels, peek-through windows and 20 soft flex balls, your child will have a blast learning the ABC’s and 123’s! Ages 2+ SRP $34.99 Currently available at Toys R Us and expected in Walmart starting May 1st.
Scatter Brainz is a crazy twist on the classic game of darts featuring collectible deranged character darts with soft, gummy exposed brains that stick to virtually any surface. Throw Scatter Brainz darts or blast them from the Scatter Brainz Brain Bazooka launcher for unlimited fun and game play. Every Scatter Brainz character dart has a unique personality such as Silent B. Dudley, the Ninja or Medusa Oblongata the Monster! And each dart is collectible – with a common, rare, or ultra rare rating! These collectible darts feature levels of collectability from common, rare, ultra-rare and even exclusive.
The Scatter Brainz Dart 3-pack comes with one visible and two blind characters (with a chance to find a rare or ultra rare dart!) as well as a 1 of 8 collectible game board targets. (SRP $4.99) The Scatter Brainz Dart 8-pack features two visible darts, one of which will be an exclusive. Rare or ultra rare darts could be hidden among the other six. The 8-pack also comes with 1 of 8 collectible game board targets to test out your aim! (SRP $9.99)
If you don’t feel like tossing your Scatter Brainz darts at the target, blast them with the Scatter Brainz Brain Bazooka. Choose from two different themes with two exclusive darts in each package. The launcher has a rotating chamber that can hold five Scatter Brainz darts and accurately blast them up to 15 feet! (SRP $14.99) What do you do when you have so many Scatter Brainz that you can‘t contain them all? Pick up the Scatter Brainz Mental Case! These carry cases open up to reveal a spinning backboard to use with the game board targets (4 included) so you can practice your aim on the go. Holds up to 50 darts and includes four exclusive characters and game board targets that you won‘t find anywhere else! (SRP $19.99), Ages 5+. Available at Toys R Us retailers in July and expected to be in all major retailers by August.
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Written by Lanee Neil