The Spin Master booth at Toy Fair was just awesome! Spin Master has some great things out right now! Their press release was also very useful in compiling this information. So far SpinMaster gets the best rating for working with the press!
One of the most exciting things coming out of Spin Master was this Meccano robot. Meccano is a line similar to the Erector line (think Erector sets from the past). This was the demonstration of the MECCANO TECH – MECCANOID G15 KS robot.
From the press release:
“Meccanoid G15 KS is your personal robot friend that you build using the latest Meccano parts. Standing 4ft tall, and comprised of 550 parts, 8 servos, and 2 motors, Meccanoid is an advanced yet easy to use, open source Robotic Building platform, making it accessible to builders covering a broad range of ages and skill sets.
Programming options include: “LIM” – Learned Intelligent Movement; “Ragdoll” Avatar control via a free app; and finally and perhaps the most fun of all, Motion Capture, where Meccanoid will mirror your movements in real time..
In addition, Meccanoid uses its onboard “Mecca Brain” and voice recognition to say thousands of phrases, tell jokes, play games, initiate conversations and even remember your name and birthday!”
He will retail for $399.99 and will be available in the fall.
There will also be a smaller version: MECCANO TECH – MECCANOID G15 – All the Meccabrain power of the Meccanoid G15 KS in a more compact package, the Meccanoid G15 is your personal robot buddy, featuring 275 parts, 4 servos and 2 motors. Programming is made easy with modesinculding, LIM, “Ragdoll” Avatar, and Motion Capture. Will retail for $179.99
The MOST interesting thing about the Spin Master booth for me was the dolls. Spin Master will be producing a line of Little Charmers dolls! I’m not versed in this cartoon, but apparently the animated series has gotten some serious notoriety. According to the press release it:
“Debuted on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on January 12th, 2015 as the #1 animated series on Nickelodeon for Kids 2-5 and Girls 2-5 for its premiere week and #3 across ALL Kid networks for Kids 2-5!.
Debuted on Treehouse in Canada on January 31st, 2015 as the #1 show on Treehouse for Kids 2-5 and #3 among ALL Kids Specialty Networks for Kids 2-5!”
Pretty cool. If you aren’t familiar with Little Charmers, let me introduce you.
“Little Charmers is all about the magic of friendship! Brimming with mischief, mayhem and magic, Little Charmers brings the meaning of true friendship to life for preschool girls 3-5, through the magical misadventures of three best friends. Three adorable Charmers-in-Training (C.i.T.’s) who are excited to get a broom-handle on their new magical powers!”
Magical Cauldron Playset w/ 3” Doll – $16.99
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-Hazel’s Dress – $19.99
-Hazel’s Fabric Broom – $24.99
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I’m super excited for this adorable line! They look adorable!
According to the press release:
” With lifelike movements and realistic kitten sounds, Zoomer™ Kitty is the closest you can get to having a kitten without actually owning one! She loves to cuddle, make her purr and you can really feel it! With True Vision Technology™ her unique eyes follow you and even change color depending on her mood! Watch as she sings, dances and even say ‘I love you’! Zoomer™ Kitty comes with her own toy, so she’s ready to play right out of the box. Zoomer™ Kitty is your PURRfect friend!
Age: 5+ Suggested Retail Price: $99.99″
I thought she was adorable! I would have loved to have had this as a child, because I couldn’t have a real kitty.
Another adorable line that I know very little about is Paw Patrol. This looks like an adorable little series about a world full of working dogs. One of the new things for this line is the inclusion of two fan favorite characters.
These are Chubby Puppies.
These tumbling, fumbling adorable puppies are tipping the scale of cuteness! Each Chubby Puppy can waddle, hop, and carry their favorite toy or treat in their mouth. Adopt them all !
Chubby Puppies can waddle or hop , depending on how you position their feet. As they walk, their oversized ears and tongue wiggle, just like a real puppy. Each Chubby Puppy comes with his or her favorite toy or treat that fits inside of their mouths. There are 12 different breeds of chubby puppies waiting to be adopted by you!
Age: 4+ Suggested Retail Price: $8.99
Ultimate Dog Park
Bring your Chubby Puppies to the Ultimate Dog Park for the best puppy playdate ever! The playset comes with a puppy-powered elevator that takes them up to the tumbling slide, a series of bone shaped doors to walk through, and a rotating food carousel. After all of that activity, let your pup relax on the tire swing!
Suggested Retail Price: $ 34.99
Sick Bricks is a new line that allows app play along with physical brick play (think Skylanders meets Lego)
According to the press release:
“Sick City is under attack and only you have the power to save it! The evil Overloard Omega and his goons are on a rampage destroying the City, bringing it to rubble. You must join forces with Jack Justice and the Sick Bricks to stop Overlord Omega! Collect and build different Sick Bricks characters in the real world, then Optical Beam them into the free Sick Bricks game on your smartphone or tablet (sold separately) to rebuild Sick City to its former glory! Watch your characters come to life after you Optical Beam them into the game, as you uncover their unique special powers, and abilities to save Sick City. In the game you will go on missions, battle the goons, explore secret hideouts and earn bricks to rebuild the city. Your journey will take you through an outrageous place full of mutants, monsters, aliens, and all types of wacky characters. Mix and match these real world Sick Bricks figures to create new more powerful combo characters to save Sick City
Single Pack SRP: $2.49 Double Pack SRP: $3.99 Team 5-Pack SRP: $8.99″
Spin Master also makes Kinetic Sand, Air Hogs, DigiBirds, Flutterby, How to Train Your Dragon, Minecraft, and Spy Gear. I didn’t take photos of these items, but I have information in the press kit if anyone is interested in any of these lines.
I am super excited to see those Little Charmer dolls! I think they are going to be adorable! I hope we can get samples when the line launches.