Yesterday, I woke up bright (ok, it wasn’t so bright) and early to meet my good friend Steph of Mamma Bear’s World to head up to New York City. There are very few things in this world that would get my up at 5:15 am willingly.

And the HoliDAY of Play is one of them!

First off, let’s talk about this amazing view! The HoliDAY of Play was hosted on the 44th floor of the Hearst Building where you get some of the most gorgeous views of Central Park and city.

My view. #hottoys14

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Now that we have that out of the way, it’s time to talk toys! I honestly don’t know where to start. There were so many great toys I saw yesterday ut here are my top 5 Hot Toys.

Top 5 Hot Toys from HoliDAY of Play

Top 5 Toys from HoliDAY of Play

1. Pound Puppies: I still have my Pound Puppies from back in the day. What I really love about these is that they stuck with a classic. No major overhaul to our beloved pups. They still come in the cardboard dog house along with an adoption certificate.

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2. Disney Infinity 2.0: We have been fans of Disney Infinity since I saw them in 2013 at the Disney Infinity event in Chicago. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Disney Infinity 2.0 Portal and start collecting all of the Marvel Superheroes!

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3. MaKey MaKey: This is one of the coolest things I saw yesterday. MaKey MaKey  is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween. My mind was blown!

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4. NEW Frozen Buid-A-Bears: Frozen is HOT this holiday season (see what I did there?). Build-A-Bear has just announced their NEW line of Frozen Bears! I am in love with Olfa, but who isn’t?

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5. The Colossal Michelangelo: I spotted him on my way in and of course had to get a selfie with him. Little did I know, I would be bringing him back home with me and we’ve been having a lot of fun since then! Make sure you check out my Instagram to see his latest antics. If you have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan in the house, they are gonna go NUTS of this! Mine are. Did I mention he’s 48″ tall?!

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The Big Toy Book hosted their annual HoliDAY of Play  in partnership with The Toy Insider and Woman’s Day magazine. More than fifteen of the biggest names in the toy industry were there to show off the hottest holiday toys, including Build-A-Bear, Jakks Pacific, Crayola, Cloud b, VTech, Bravo Sports, LeapFrog, AQI,  Jazwares, Hasbro, and many more! A HUGE thank you to all of the wonderful sponsors for a great afternoon!


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