Hot Toys this Season

As seen on the FOX19 Morning News wednesday November 19th. iVillage toy expert Elizabeth Werner joined us to talk about some of the hot toys out this season.

The Power Rangers' Jungle Fury Mega Mission Helmet allows kids to put on the helmet and become their favorite hero. Kids and their parents connect the helmet to the home computer to access more than 40 different downloadable secret audio missions. The missions are easily downloaded via USB cable and are continuously updated once the last mission is completed. Not only do the two-minute adventures encourage kids get up and get active, but for parents, the downloadable missions make the helmet a great value - it's like having 40 toys in 1 that will keep kids having fun well beyond the holidays! And speaking of value, you also receive a $5 Wal-Mart gift certificate to use on a future Bandai Power Rangers toy purchase when you buy the helmet from Wal-Mart stores, while supplies last Ages 4 and up. Price: $49.99

Stimulate imaginations with ....

This year boys can celebrate 40 years of Hot Wheels with the latest track set. Hot Wheels Trick Tracks Power Loop Stunt Zone Set is the first Trick Tracks set to feature a powered booster, so kids can send cars for a wild ride. Hot Wheels Trick Tracks are ready-made track sets that boys can customize to create their own stunts for their Hot Wheels cars. And all Hot Wheels Trick Tracks sets can be connected to one another for endless amounts of stunts and fun. Ages 4 and up. Price: $30.00

The new Fisher-Price Color Me Gemz line enables girls to create their very own fashion-forward jewelry with the touch of a pen. The included markers are used to color specially designed facets that create the appearance of an actual translucent gem. Girls can design their very own necklace, bracelet, belt, purse, hat or Decorator Gemz. Plus, girls can store their Gemz masterpieces in the new Color Me Gemz Jewelry Box that can also be gem-ified inside and out. Price ranges from $7.99 to $19.99 / 5+

Go for a ride...

The Little Tikes Giddy Up n Go Pony takes kids for a ride. They just get on the pony and bounce up and down to make the legs move and walk just like a real pony. The pony snorts and makes galloping noises -- and the tail even swings. The pony makes physical activity fun, so kids can exercise and have great time. Kids can play with pony indoors and outdoors. Ages 3-8 Price: $199.99

Bring the family together with...

Board games are a great way to bring everyone together for some fun. "Guess What I Am" is a tabletop game that puts a new twist on classic guessing games. Players place their face through the space of the mystery card and then transform into one of the 30 characters - then it's time to guess. Other players roll the die to ask yes or no questions to narrow down the list of possible characters. Helps kids learn to role play and develop deductive reasoning skills. Keep track on the tally pad and cross off the characters to figure out who you are. First player to guess correctly wins. It's simple enough for kids to play alone or with their friends. Ages 3 and up. Price: $17.99