Hasbro: A Time-Trusted Name in ToysHasbro has been around, like the Transformers, since I was a kid. Technically, they've been around since 1923, though founded under another name -- talk about street cred! Hasbro is a name that will become like a family member to you if you're a "boy mom." (But they make some pretty adorable girl toys too -- and a plethora that would make kids of all kinds happy.) They do
I have a new vocabulary and Hasbro is on top of it. I know things like where one might find Griffon Rock. I know Bumblebee is not just tuna and it's not just a pollinator. I can tell you what characters are which colors and what they can transform into. Really. If I played Transformers Trivial Pursuit, I might give you a run for your Monopoly money. (Incidentally, also a favorite Hasbro game!)
What to Buy the Boys (or Girls!)Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Griffin Rock Firehouse Headquarters and Transformers Rescue Bots Optimus Prime Racing Trailer are two TOP picks for kids gifts this year and I cannot wait to see the look of sheer delight on my kiddos faces as they open up their Transformer packages!
This will likely be one of the gifts that both boys remember under the tree for years to come. It's something they asked for (and will receive) which is part one for the nostalgia-making formula. The second part is going to be the family aspect of these toys -- both of us (the parents) grew up with the Transformers franchise. We'll be right there playing with both kids and Optimus Prime, Heat Wave, Bumblebee and Chase...among others that must have been introduced, since I have no memory of their extra-cool transforming powers! Yes, I do believe we've nailed it this year! Bring on Christmas! We're ready!
You can find these two toys from the Hasbro Transformers Rescue Bots line of merchandise at almost all departments stores, toys stores, and of course, online!
Have you started holiday shopping? Do you have a favorite toy from childhood that you remember vividly?
Disclosure: I was provided complimentary sample products to describe and try for my review process.