Around here, we celebrate spring with an annual de-cluttering, purging and garage sale, resulting in a feeling of lightness and less stress. Just knowing that outgrown clothes and unneeded toys are off to a better home improves the well-being of my psyche like nothing else!
As for my kids, while they are often slightly hesitant to say goodbye (to toys and games that they most likely haven't touched in months and months), they realize that it's for the best when it means that much-loved companies like Hasbro have debuted creative, unique new toys like the Nerf Rebelle Star Shot Targeting Set and the My Little Pony Equestria Girls Singing Twilight Sparkle Doll.
Perfect for testing and improving your dart-shooting skills, the Nerf Rebelle Star Shot Targeting Set can be used alone or with friends to aim for the highest score possible.
Suction cup darts and a colorful target? I had no doubt that Big Sister E would be excited to see this set and want to start shooting with it right away!
I was pleased to see that it didn't take much more than removing the crossbow blaster, target and darts from the packaging before this toy was ready for use.
In fact, after sliding the arms of the bow into place and snapping the feet of the target right onto the bottom...
|I love that the feet of the target double as holders for the darts!|
...all that was left was to load the purple and blue suction darts and take aim. This crossbow even includes a targeting light so that you can pinpoint exactly where you are pointing and trying to shoot!
I appreciate the way that these darts are soft enough that if they accidentally hit someone or something, that they won't cause harm or injuries. However, at the same time, the crossbow does include enough force that the suction cups are able to stick easily to the target... as well as other flat surfaces!
While the two different colored darts do allow for head-to-head play with an opponent, the Star Shot has proven to be just as much fun for independent play as well.
Big Sister E has had a great time lining up her precision shot, pulling the trigger and gleefully seeing her skills and aim get better and better!
Designed for ages 8 and up, the Nerf Rebelle Star Shot Targeting Set retails for $19.99 and can be purchased in stores as well as online from Amazon and more.
At the same time that my action-and-adventure girl has been having a blast with her new crossbow, Little Sister B has been just as thrilled with the arrival of her My Little Pony Equestria Girls Singing Twilight Sparkle Doll.
Colorful, punk and ready to rock, this Twilight Sparkle doll is more than prepared to sing her heart out and wow the crowd as soon as she is out of her box.
I'm not sure that our eyes could have opened wider as we took in Twilight Sparkle's rainbow-highlighted hair, stylish outfit, hip boots, microphone and stand, and backstage pass.
This isn't a character that is going to a concert to stand at the back of the crowd, this is one that (as soon as we had her wings attached to her back) is going to shine in the center of the stage!
As well as the rock star look and stance — her elbows and knees bend so she can quite literally strike a pose — all it takes is a high five and Twilight Sparkle talks and sings to complete the show.
With phrases including I'm Twilight Sparkle. Yeah!, Sweet!, That rocks! and plenty of singing about magic and friendship, this is one doll that has brought a smile and has easily pumped up the beat around here!
Recommended for ages 5 and up, the My Little Pony Equestria Girls Singing Twilight Sparkle Doll retails for $24.99 (in stores as well as on Amazon) and is only one of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls dolls. Collect them all to put the complete band together!
This spring and beyond, it's no secret that Hasbro is the name to turn to for the latest and greatest in the world of toys and games. Whether you're looking for a new title to add to Family Game Night or you just want to find a birthday gift that will bring squeals of delight, head over to Hasbro.com to see their new items (as well as their classics) to find just the right option.
Be sure to also connect with Hasbro on Facebook and Twitter so that you don't miss the latest and greatest from their huge collection of brands.
Other than the two toys that I was provided by Hasbro in order to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion about these products.