Thursday, December 6, 2012

Nickelodeon Toys for the Holidays

My boys have loved Nickelodeon since they were little…let me take that back, since my girls were little! What I find interesting is how their gender rolls play out in the shows they watch and the toys they play with!

My boys are huge TMNT fans and don’t even get me started on Spongebob Square Pants! We’re all fans of the Sponge! I’d have to say, Nickelodeon is one of their favorite channels to watch!

Of course, what’s awesome about Nickelodeon is all of the products that go along with the shows! I was sent an awesome box full of products from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spongebob, and Avatar. These are perfect just in time for the holidays!

SpongeBob Lego Box

I find that shopping for my boys is waaaaay harder than it ever was for my girls and I’m so glad that they have toys that are geared to my boys and fit a wide range of ages. My oldest is 13 and let me tell you, finding gifts for him isn’t easy!

SpongeBob Fair

I wasn’t sure how they’d go for the Lego Spongebob sets because I thought they might think they were too old for them. lol Boy was I wrong. As soon as they saw those, my oldest snagged up the Pirate Ship as soon as he saw it which my 9 yr old wasn’t thrilled with. lol Apparently that was the “favored” one. Thank goodness I received two boxes of Lego sets!

SpongeBob Lego

SpongeBob finished

One gift my boys love getting every year is a calendar! Amuses me because they never use them, but every year they want one. Don’t get me wrong, they hang them up and flip them every month, but they don’t typically look at them other than to do that. Well, since they know it’s the end of the year, their calendars are ready to be recycled, they saw the TMNT calendar and BOTH wanted it. I may have to flip a coin!

Nickelodeon calendar

Back of Calendar

We also received a couple of Avatar books. The boys are really into Avatar so we’ll probably give these as a gift to one of their cousins. What I like about the Nickelodeon line is how versatile they are: Legos, calendars, books, figurines, etc. There’s literally something for everyone!

Avatar

As for the figurines, we got Donatello from the Classic Collection so everything about the packaging is from the older show, which my boys love watching that also! The other action figure is the Battle Shell Leonardo from the new series. I haven’t pulled these out of their packaging yet because these will be wrapped and put under the tree for the boys. Donatello has 34 points of Articulation and Leonardo has a Shell that will store his weapons!

Figures

I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but you still have a LOT of shopping left to get done! And if you have a boy on your list and you’re as perplexed as I am/was in what to get them this holiday season, I hope these suggestions above come in handy! I know my box of goodies came at just the right time!

*I received these products for review. The opinions expressed are my own.

2 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

As I'm looking at the SpongeBob legos, I'm hearing the character voices in my head. Too fun!

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

My boys love ALL of those things!! WOW!!

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