Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide Event - Nickelodeon

*Disclaimer - I received the item mentioned below, free of charge, for review purposes. In no way did this alter my review. All of my opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent honest and true.*



Unless you have lived in a bubble your entire life, you are more than likely familiar with Nickelodeon. This American cable show airs well loved cartoons such as Sponge Bob and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, just to name a couple. Just in time for the holidays, Nickelodeon as launched their annual holiday gift guide, packed full of new and exciting toys for all of you Nickelodeon fans! Their items range from apparel to toys, and everything in between. 

* Smell My Gak (Flowers)
* Dora The Explorer Rollerskating Dora & Boots

I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to have a chance to feature Nickelodeon in my holiday gift guide. I have been a huge fan of Nickelodeon my entire life, and now I have passed my love for Nickelodeon to my four children. Their morning isn't complete without some Nickelodeon cartoons, which seems to be an every day routine in our house. One of their favorite cartoons is Dora The Explorer, which brings me to my first review. The Skate & Spin Dora & Boots, which you may have seen at your local toy store. 

At our household we love Dora The Explorer because not only is it entertaining, but it also helps teach our children Spanish. It encourages children to interact with the show as they help solve puzzles relating to riddles. It's a great cartoon that can be watched by both my daughter and my two youngest sons, which is also a plus. Because my children are so fond of Dora The Explorer, they were super excited to review the Skate & Spin Dora & Boots.  It's definitely a great gift for any little Dora The Explorer lover on your holiday shopping list!

The Skate & Spin Dora & Boots is just as busy and energetic as your little one. My daughter is at the age where she is enthralled with anything that moves, talks, or plays music. Guess what, the Dora toy does all of that! Plus, she looks cute while doing so! Both Dora and Boots are dressed in a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads which help teach children the importance of wearing protective gear while rollerskating. 

This toy offers two different settings:
1. Free Play Mode - She talks and plays music. In this mode children can control the movements.
2. Active Setting - She skates in three different ways.

Boots is a fun edition to the set and really makes it that much more fun. You can choose to attach him to Dora or the two figures can just hold hands. My children enjoy watching Dora and Boots skate all around on our tile floor. It's so cute to watch my daughter sway back and fourth to the music. All in all it's a fun toy that would make an excellent Christmas or Birthday gift. I do have to mention it's a bit on the loud side, but other than that, it's awesome!

If you were a child of the 90's (like myself), then you more than likely remember playing with Gak. Just to refresh your memory, it was the thick compound that came in a clear star shaped container. When you squeezed it in the container it made a funny farting like sound. I was excited to see that Gak has recently made a comeback and was also excited to share all of the Gak fun with my children, which brings me to my second review.

Smell My Gak was originally released in 1996. I remember how much fun my friends and I had playing with all of our scented Gak. Scents like Peperoni Pizza, Ocean Breeze, and Buttered Popcorn were all the rage. Smell My Gak is now a reality in the toy land once again, but only with different scents including everything from sweet scents,  to not so sweet scents. The new scents include:  Cupcake, Garbage, Bacon, Stinky Sneaker, Popsicle, and Flowers. 

I received the Smell My Gak Flowers scented Gak to review. The first thing I noticed was that they no longer come in star shaped containers, but instead in shapes that match their scent. I have to admit their container are very cute. I decided the sweet scent would be better suited for my daughter, while a not so sweet scent would be more appropriate for my sons, so I picked up the Garbage Smell My Gak at Toys R Us. The flower had a light floral scent to it, while the garbage smelled just like the plain Gak scent. I remember the scents being more stronger when I was younger, but I guess it's a good thing being that the Garbage scent wasn't strong. 

Smell My Gak would make an excellent stocking stuffer for any child ages 6 years and up this holiday season.

BUY IT: You can purchase Dora The Explorer Rollerskating Dora & Boots at Walmart, Toys R Us, Target,, and anywhere else toys are sold. You can purchase Smell My Gak at Toys R Us, and other select retailers and online sites. 

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(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

The Skate & Spin Dora & Boots is one thing I need to think about for my Granddaughter for Christmas.

VickeC said...

my granddaughters are huge Dora fans,an even the boys enjoy watching the program,,they have learned a lot of Spanish from watching

Julie Wood said...

I really like the Dora the Explorer toy with all that it has to offer. My niece would love getting this fun toy for Christmas. I will have to look into getting this toy for her. I really like it!