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New Dora Links Doll and the Explorer Girls Collection

Dora Links doll

The Dora Links Doll is the new grown up Dora that is an online interactive doll.  When you buy Dora Links and hook her up to your computer it opens an online world where the kids get to play games, create rooms, dress up Dora, Explore and solve mysteries and so much more. In addition to that the doll itself also changes  as your child plays – her eye color can change – her hair can grow and jewelry changes colors and more.


The other part I really like is that the girls can play with Dora offline as well. This is a really cool thing – when your child is playing with the doll off line it will alert them when a new mystery has been added to the website with a Magical Alert System. You can also buy Fashion Packs, Accessory Packs and Rooms which of course  comes with a code that unlocks the items online as well.  Kind of reminds me of Webkinz in the way it works. You can also buy Dora’s Explorer Girls Collection – Her Friends – Alana, Kate, Emma and Nayia.

I really think Mattel created a great product that will appeal to a lot of age groups and is also educational too.  I know my daughter learned some Spanish from watching the show and they can also do the same playing the game.  If your daughter is a Dora Fan then I think this is a great choice for a gift. I like it so I give it 2 thumbs up!!!

To see all The Dora Links Doll and Explorer Girls Collection – Click Here.

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Been Busy on Hubpages

So I have also been busy building up my Hubpages as well and I have added four more Hubpages in the past couple weeks.  So now I am at a total of 21 and hope to double by the end of the year. My goal is to be at 40. I like to write about a variety of things there – not just one niche at this time. I am just having fun writing about the things that interest me and making some money along the way never hurts. So here is what I have been up to:

elmo hands

Elmo Says Wash your Hands – I decided to write about the new Ad campaign going on with Elmo from Sesame Street. For one I am a Elmo fan – that is right I admit it. I am a grown up who likes Elmo – Is that wrong? Nah. The second reason is because I really like what he is doing and his new job of helping spread the importance of proper hand washing and how to correctly sneeze and cough without spreading germs to others. I think the more attention to this the better for us all – even if it has to come from Elmo. With the Swine Flu and Flu season looming over us all I think any extra attention to proper hygiene the better. See all the Ads and read more at my Hub.


Hannah Montana Room Decor – My daughter is a big Miley Cyrus Fan and a fan of her show Hannah Montana so I decided to write about all of the great Room Decor available. I am not surprised that Disney has covered every area in that market and you can see it all on my Hub. The thing I like about all the bedding is that it is sophisticated and the colors are really nice. I have also added some great videos showing girls reactions to their newly decorated Hannah Montana Bedrooms – it is priceless.

toy hamster

Toy Hamsters –  Zhu Zhu Pets are one of the most sought after toys this 209 Holiday Season and I wanted to share that there are other fun Toy Hamsters on the market in addition to them.  So you will see all the fun Toy Hamsters I have found and I believe I have found a very nice selection in addition to the Zhu “>Zhu Zhu Pets. So take a look and if you have a hard time getting the Zhu Zhu Pets know you have other options to make your child smile this Christmas.


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Being a fan of the original story written by Judi Barret – I decided to write about the upcoming movie.  I think this new 3D Animation will be a big hit with kids and adults of all ages. The book was great and I think the movie will also live up to that. I have also added some of the Toys and Games that come along with the movie like all of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Video Games.  So stop by and see what it will be like if Meatballs fell from the sky. I think it would be quite tasty.

JUST ADDEDCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Birthday Party – I came up with some great ideas based on the movie on my Party Blog. It is all about Meatballs and Food and great game ideas. Have you ever seen a Meatball Pinata? Come and see.

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Harumika Fashion Design Sets

harumika design studio

I just wrote a Squidoo Page all about the New Harumika Fashion Design Toys that are out. What a great line of toys for the girls who love everything about clothing and fashion. I really like this a lot because kids can be so creative with this and can also show off their designs to others in a virtual online world as well.  It looks like so much fun and so easy to do.


Basically you get a Dress Form with various Material choices, Accessories, Stickers, Belts and more that you add onto the form with your stylus to create your very own look. In the Harumika Starter Set you also get a USB Camera so you can take a picture of your look and upload it to the online world at the Harumika website. On the website you can create your own fashion label, have a store, create your own avatar, have a runway show, let others rate your designs and chat with friends. There are also plenty of additional sets you can purchase to give you 100’s of new looks to create.

It is truly an inspiring Fashion Designers dream toy I think.  I have also added this onto my Hot Toys for 2009 site, because I believe this will be another big item on all the girl’ s Christmas Lists this year.  I think this is another one I will have to put under the tree for my daughter, but I think it may be something I will steal from her so I can play and make my own designs. So stop by my page and read all about it and even see a video of how it works: Harumika Fashion Design Toys.

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Wii Games for Girls – Ultimate Buying Guide

wii games for girls

I have just finished updating my Squidoo Page : The Ultimate Buying Guide – Wii Games for the Girls. I did a complete over haul with all the latest, upcoming and already available games that are geared towards girls of all ages.  It is hard when shopping to see them all in one place and now you can do that on my page. I am amazed at how many games there are out there now for the girls and at how many new games are coming out this fall 2009.  It has certainly helped me out knowing what games are on my buying list for my own daughter. The one I know for sure being she loves to draw is the new Drawn to Life Wii Game that allows you to draw your own characters and weapons within the game – she will love that.

So if you have a Girl and a Wii – then I highly recommend you stop by and see all the great Girl Games in one place.

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