Playground Talk at the TTPM 2016 Spring Showcase

Playground Talk was excited to attend the TTPM (Toys, Tots, Pets and More) 2016 Spring Showcase. Brands such as Nickelodeon, Mattel, Leap Frog, VTech, Lego, Alex Brands, Uncle Milton, Disney, Hasbro and many more were on hand to present their new toys for the season. Here is a list of some of our favorites.

Hyper-Toss is a new electronic quick catch ball game from the makers of Bop It. The player’s motor coordination skills are put to the test as they have to catch the ball in whichever color is called out. In stores June 2016.

TTPM Hyper


Just Play has launched a new line of Sofia the First and The Lion Guard toys for spring. One of the highlights is the Lion Guard Defend the Pride Lands Play Set.


Don’t be the first to burst! Paddle Bubble has a magic formula that allows you to play a game of paddle ball with the bubbles you blow.

TTPM Paddle

Maybe you’ve heard of a little toy called Shopkins? Season 5 is out in stores May 2016.

TTPM Shopkins

Toys R Us has a few products coming out this spring that are exclusively sold in their store, and my favorite is the Ultimate Secret Formula Lab from Edu Science. It features 20 experiments that help teach about atmospheric pressure, acids and bases, chemical reactions and more. Intended for ages 8 +. Available in July 2016.

TTPM Science

Wet Head is a water roulette game where you spin, pull a pin from the helmet, and wait to see if you get wet.

TTPM Wet Head

Worry Eaters is a sweet, simple concept: write down your worries and fears, feed them to your worry eater doll, and get through the problem together.

TTPM Worry


Adina Teitel Kahn shares true stories about parenthood on her blog mom-fiction. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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