You gotta catch 'em all! The highly anticipated live action film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 10th, and fans are already eager to get their hands on movie merchandise. But what keeps kids and parents so passionate about the famous Japanese characters? "The ever-expanding Pokémon franchise has been a beacon for kids and kids at heart since the original video games launched more than 20 years ago," says J.C. Smith, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing of The Pokémon Company International. "Since its introduction, the beloved animation series, the ever-popular Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon GO and a wide variety of video games and apps have offered fans a variety of ways to engage with our iconic collection of Pokémon like Pikachu. With its family-friendly messages of sportsmanship, friendship and community, Pokémon is a brand that parents know and trust."
It is this reason that longtime gaming fans and new Pokémon lovers are buzzing about the soon-to-be-released feature film. "Pokémon is on the same level as Super Mario Bros. and Pac-Man," adds James Zahn, Toy Expert and Senior Editor of The Pop Insider. "It's never gone away, and it's constantly being reinvented to stay fresh and relevant. When Detective Pikachu was announced, there was a collective eyebrow raised at the prospect of Ryan Reynolds playing a version of the iconic yellow creature. When that first trailer hit, audiences could see exactly why he's perfect for the part. It's so absurd that it's genius. This will be a great chance for parents and kids to connect at the movies." And for those die-hard fans, we've rounded up the latest Pokémon launches and hot-sellers that will soon be flying off store shelves. We guarantee that super-sleuth Pikachu fans won't have to search hard to find these fun pieces!
Whether you want a top-of-the-line console like the Xbox One X, a handheld video game like the Nintendo Switch or a fun, simple throwback game system like Super Nintendo, these are the best video game consoles for kids.
Game of Thrones frenzy is at an all time high as fans get ready to bid farewell to the Seven Kingdoms with the final season. As we gear up for the last episode ever (OMG!) we've rounded up some great baby gifts to keep the battle raging on! While we know this is not a show for kids, we do know you get just a few years to dress your kids in whatever you want to before they start to have their own opinion. These gifts include funny onesies, character blankets and more! We've rounded up the fiercest gifts for your little Arya or Jon Snow.
Hitting the beach or pool with the kids calls for a reliable, absorbent beach towel. Forget soaking wet swimsuits, sand-covered beach blankets and too-small towels—these are the best of the best when it comes to keeping your kiddos dry and comfortable for long days in the water. Check out our favorite beach towel finds from Pottery Barn Kids, Target, Walmart and more.
So, your baby wants a fur baby, but they're just not ready for the real deal? Don't fret — get them a FurReal Pet! These imaginative, interactive plush animals continue their reign as one of the top-selling Christmas toys for kids in 2018. These fuzzy favorites were tops last year, and with their superior range of options, sound-and-movement combinations and adorable features, we predict they'll charm you — and Santa too! The FurReal pack includes cuties like StarLily the Unicorn, Ricky the Trick-Lovin' Pet, Ivory the Playful Tiger and many more. Amazon and Walmart both have FurReal Pets in stock at the moment, but some of the best-sellers are getting shopped-and-adopted fast. We say maybe don't wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, especially since you can get such sweet deals on these FurReal Pets now.
From pilot to presidential candidate, paleontologist to pizza chef, there's simply nothing that Barbie can't do! She has the dreamiest house, the coolest convertible, and of course a wardrobe to die for. It's no wonder the iconic doll remains so popular with kids today. With over 200 careers under her fashionable belt, Barbie continues to inspire young fans. Marking Barbie's 60th birthday, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite Barbie dolls and playsets from Amazon, Walmart and Target to pique your child's interest and imagination, providing hours of play while inspiring your tiny dreamer to reach for the stars.
Walmart recently released its top contenders for best Christmas toys of 2018, just in time for Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales. Brands like Power Rangers, Jurassic World, Transformers and Play-Doh are perennial favorites on our must-have kids toy list. But this year, we're equally excited about the comeback of Polly Pocket, as well as some newer trendy toys from Little Live Pets, Pomsie and Grumblies. Hold onto your pocketbooks and ready your wallets, because Walmart is stocked up with the most in-demand toy brands and products this year. Peruse our top kids toy choices below.
If you're reading this, you're probably a parent desperately in need of a little rest. Raising kids is a tiring job—that's for sure. It does get a little easier as the kids get older, but you will never sleep as well as you did before having kids. Luckily, there are products that will help relax and revive you, so you can continue to be the best parent you can be. From essential oils to sound spas, these 10 products will ensure that mom and dad can finally get some sleep.
Turn playtime into a fun teaching moment with classic, colorful Montessori toys for your tot designed to stimulate, promote creativity and develop fine motor skills. Parents will love the PVC-free materials, and kids will enjoy a hands-on learning experience playing and mastering new skills by building, sorting, counting and learning to tie, button and snap. Check out our roundup of the best Montessori toys (all under $35!) that are guaranteed to have imaginations running wild without all the bells and whistles of electronics.
Once all the holiday parties have died down and parents are back to work, the winter doldrums start to set in. Just because it's cold outside, that doesn't mean outdoor activities are out of the question. On the contrary, playing in the snow is one of the best ways to burn off (or chill out) all that pent-up energy. Plus, besides skating and sledding, there are all sorts of creative toys, games and even productive — snow chores, anyone? — things to do in the great, winter outdoors for kids and they're all available on Amazon now.
The Daring Game For Girls, a Nintendo console exclusive, is a mini-game(s) / party game with general narrative elements.
Traverse the haunting world of Yomawari: Night Alone as a young girl searches for her sister, or Share in the terror facing school...girls yui and hard in Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. Uncover the mysteries plaguing a rural Japanese town, hide from the... read more
Science Papa, a Nintendo console exclusive, is a mini-game(s) / party game.
Start your engines and gear up for the ultimate racing experience in Cars 3: Driven to Win inspired by Disney Pixar?s film, Cars 3.... Play with over 20 customizable characters including Lightning McQueen, Jackson Storm, Cruz Ramirez and the next... read more
Rock out as a band anytime, anywhere! Music fans can now take their whole band and play their favorite music on the road anytime, ...anywhere with Band Hero for the Nintendo DS Lite. Band Hero takes the fun of social gaming beyond the living room and... read more
A whole new way to play your favorite game of quick sketches and crazy guesses!Guess words from sketches made by other members of ...your team or your DS. The words can be objects, people, places, animals, actions or the challenging "difficult". Sketch... read more
Release Your Inner Rock Star... or allow your friends the privilege of picking up an axe or pounding the skins with you to over 40... mind bending rock and roll tracks! Unleash your creative juices in the Jam Mode where you can create your own music in a... read more
In Ubisofts Imagine Resort Owner, build and run your own dream resort on an exotic island and help it become the most incredible d...estination! Customize your resort with beach areas, fun activities and a variety of accessories to build it up to a... read more
Jam Sessions 2 is a guitar-game that makes learning to play the electric guitar fun and rewarding. Each song in the gameplay mode ...serves a different role in advancing players' guitar skills and song writing abilities. By progressing through the... read more
Cosmos Chaos! is an educational role-playing adventure game on the Nintendo DS that's designed to help struggling 4th grade reader...s. This game target the "4th grade slump," a well documented drop-off in standardized test scores that occurs as students... read more
In X-Men Destiny for the Nintendo DS, players control the fate of Samuel Kamerhe, an all-new mutant character that has only just b...egun to realize the power that he possesses. The branching story-line, penned by acclaimed Marvel writer Mike Carey,... read more
Take a magical adventure with Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound, the new Nintendo DS game that lets fans play as their favorite... wizards-in-training, Alex, Justin and Max Russo. Players will embark on a journey through a series of hilarious mishaps... read more
Spore Hero Arena catapults players into a galaxy filled with fun and intense arena-based combat. Featuring an all-new story set in... the same universe as Spore Hero, Spore Hero Arena takes players on a quest to save planets in their galaxy from an evil... read more
Following on the heels of their super hero debut, the Big Hero 6 team has targeted a dangerous gangster named Yama and his legion ...of out of control fighting robots! Take control of the stars of the film in this action packed combat platformer! Send... read more
Meet robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, vigilant Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and... fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes. Following on the heels of their super hero debut, the Big Hero 6 team is targeted a dangerous gangster named Y read more
Battle alone or with friends, chatting with your team in real-time using the 3DS microphone, trade items with them, forge new alli...ances and engage in tactical team play to overcome enemies Choose from four diverse and powerful classes then customize your appearance from the outset, and as your character evolves, your fighting style, armor set Be a mercenary fighter doing battle against deadly fiends and powerful beasts battling forth on your own in single player or join forces with other heroes online Explore and fight through dynamic environments; battle against a wide variety of deadly creatures who'll stretch your combat and tactical skills Play in new ways and access more rewards and achievements by completing challenges sent to your 3DS everyday, or download frequent new game content. read more
My Boyfriend, a Nintendo console exclusive, is a micro simulations game.
Learn how to speak French on your Nintendo DS with My French Coach.
With over 40 different types of animals, My Pet Shop offers a wide range of pets for kids to play with. From popular dog and cat b...reeds like pugs, golden retrievers and Russian blues, to animals from the wild such as pandas and penguins, players are... read more
My Chinese Coach, a Nintendo console exclusive, is a mental training game.
Excavate abandoned Persian tunnels / Fight off enemies / Explore the Paris of yesteryear to find lost treasure / ESRB Rating E10+ ...Everyone 10 and Older read more
Playing My French Coach for 15 to 20 minutes a day is all you need to become fluent in French. This title teaches the basics of wo...rd, use, grammar and construction of phrases through minigames and evaluates your progress. There are 1000 interactive lessons designed with French teachers, 10,000 words and 400 phrases, including pronunciation tests using the built-in DS microphone. An added feature of the game is the ability to look up words or phrases in English or French by list, keyword, categories or by your favorites. Features: 8 touchpad mini-games to sharpen your mastery of the language at your own pace Track your progress with charts showing your performance learning the language Simple touch screen interface SKU: ADIB000SQ5LOG read more
My Pet Chimp, a Nintendo console exclusive, is a micro simulations game.
My Secret Diary, a Nintendo console exclusive, is a diary application with mini-game(s) / party game elements.
My Word Coach, developed in collaboration with linguists, helps players improve their verbal communication and vocabulary in a fun... way. Practice with six different exercises to choose between. Players can input missing letters from words, spell out the answers to various definitions, choose which word matches a particular definition, form specific words with Scrabble-like tiles, and more. Three levels of difficulty are available, and the game includes a built-in dictionary of over 17,000 words. Two of the games can be played multiplayer over wireless and five multiplayer games can be accessed when linking the Wii and DS. The data of up to three different players can be saved. SKU: ADIB000ME25P2 read more