Wubbzy helps children deal with the unknown

Wow Wow Wubbzy is a gem of a show that was created by Bob Boyle using Toon Boom and Adobe Flash Software.  The show has good intentions and funny story lines.  It teaches preschoolers important social skills.  The show also teaches children about sharing, responsibility, and self-awareness.

In one episode Wubbzy and his friends are preparing for a dance party at the Wubb Club. Madame Zabinga asks if Wubbzy has a band coming to play for the dance party. Wubbzy hadn’t thought about hiring a band. With only hours to spare, Wubbzy, Widget, and Walden form a band.  Widget plays the drums, and Walden plays the Horn.  No one thinks that Wubbzy is a good singer at first but then Wubbzy takes a risk and just sings. He actually turns out to be a pretty good singer.  They name the band the Wuzzles.

Bob Boyle knew that things don’t always turn out how we plan them.  He also knew that sometimes things turn out for the better, although we can’t always see that at first.  One of the reasons that he created Wow, Wow, Wubbzy was to help children cope with circumstances that are beyond their control, helping them understand that things may turn out for the better.  In other words, as Bob humorously puts it, “I want kids to know what to do when a robotic chicken is running amok!” If you are a fan of the show, check out our great selection of Wow Wow Wubbzy toys.

Licensed Merchandise from Ty’s Toy Box

Years ago, Ty’s Toy Box was an idea that sprang out of a need to find character products for the founders daughter that did not exist in the United States.  As we roll into the holiday season, we are reminded of our humble beginnings.  If you are looking for something special for your little on this holiday and they have a favorite character – like Thomas and Friends, Yo Gabba Gabba, Olivia or Super Why – we are working hard to locate and stock products for these characters that we represent on our site.  If you are having trouble finding what you seek, we would appreciate if you would contact customer service – either using our live chat, toll free number or email – and let us know what you seek.  If we do not have it now, we will look for it and see what can be done to locate the hard to find items.

Many of our items are specialty items that we create using print on demand technologies.  These items include hats, t-shirts, sweathshirts and any of the personalized items we offer on our site.  Even if you do not personalize the item, it is still printed on demand and will take a few more days to produce before we can ship you the item.  Please be aware that, as we enter the busy season, we are doing our best to print your items on the same day we receive the order.  If there is any question about our being able to deliver on your deadline, again, contact customer service and they can assist you with your purchase.  As we have more than one warehouse location, it is also possible that your order may be received in more than one shipment from us so if you get the book or dvd you ordered but have not seen the t-shirt yet, don’t panic, it is also on its way!

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Wubbzy speaks for World Autism Day

Did you know that April 2nd is World Autism Day? It is! There are over 67 million people worldwide are affected by autism. This year Autism Speaks (the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization) has teamed up with a beloved children’s pal to spread the word.

Introducing the first official “SpokesWubb” for World Autism Day, none other than Wubbzy:

You may have already seen this PSA on television, but what you probably don’t know is that the folks behind Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! donated their time and resources absolutely free of charge because of their desire to help spread the word for a worthy cause. I think that’s pretty amazing.

Visit the World Autism Awareness Day site for more information, and be sure to check out how to Walk on the Web with Wubbzy, too, if you’re interested in fundraising.

Leave it to Wubbzy to remind us all that we need to love each other more. Thanks, Wubbzy!

Don’t forget to visit the Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Store here at Ty’s Toy Box for everything Wubbzy!

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! has arrived at Ty’s Toy Box

official site or their Nick Jr. site for more, and of course now you can find all your Wubbzy needs at the brank-spankin’-new Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Store right here at Ty’s Toy Box. (Personally, I recommend the Disco Dancin Wubbzy, not so much because he dances but because he has excellent hair. You’re welcome!)

Welcome to Ty’s, Wubbzy! I feel more wubbulous, already.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (at Nickelodeon)

As if it isn’t enough that this is the season when all of the old favorite holiday specials are on television, the regular programming schedule is getting a little jolt of the holiday spirit, as well. I am especially loving this on account of my family’s recent relocation to warmer climes.

(Those of you who’ve always lived where it’s still arcing into the 70s in December may be used to this, but we aren’t. A few holiday television shows featuring plenty of yuletide glee along with some snow are just what the doctor ordered.)

Anyway, Nickelodeon is running all sorts of great stuff this month. Tomorrow (that’s Friday, December 14th, 2007) your preschooler can get into the spirit all afternoon long:

December 14 (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

12:00 p.m. The Wonder Pets! “Save the Reindeer”
12:30 p.m. Blue’s Clues “Blue’s First Holiday”
1:00 p.m. Go, Diego, Go! “Diego Saves Christmas”
1:30 p.m. Wow Wow Wubbzy! “O Figgity-Fig Tree/Snow Day” (PREMIERE)

The winter holidays are here, and the kids are building a winter festival, Madame Zabinga is rehearsing the Nutty-Nutcracker, and Walden is waiting for the arrival of blue snow. Best of all is the lighting of the Figgity-Fig Tree, and this year Wubbzy wants to make it the best tree ever! But as usual, he overdoes it by adding too many lights and blows out the generator. Without any lights, the Wuzzleburg townspeople must come up with novel ways of decorating the tree. In “Snow Day,” Wubbzy goes sledding and Widget brings out his snow-shoveling machine. Walden begins building a snow sculpture of a Woly-Polar Bear, but soon Wubbzy sleds right into it, knocks it down and buries Widget’s machine in the snow. Now Wubbzy and Widget scramble frantically to fix the sculpture before Walden finds out.

Later on in the day, Christmas comes to the Wayside School:

Friday, December 14 – Wayside “Sideways Christmas” (PREMIERE)

“Extra-Curricular Ridicular”
All the kids are forming bizarre after-school clubs, except for Todd, who creates a plain old “Science Club.” Myron laughs at him, believing his club will be better, until he sees Todd’s club has managed to build a functioning rocket. Jealous Myron tries to form a “Science Club” and build a rocket of his own.

“Sideways Christmas”
A series of haphazard events confuse Myron into thinking he’s actually stuck in his own version of “The Christmas Carol.” The other kids are baffled as he mistakes them for Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and in the end, Myron learns his lesson.

On Sunday you’ll find a holiday-themed marathon taking place on Nick in the afternoon (featuring Spongebob, Jimmy Neutron, Danny Phantom, and others), and of course there’s plenty more holiday cartoon goodness as we move closer in towards Christmas. See the entire schedule here if you need to plan around your favorite shows.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.