The Care Bears are making a comeback…to your t.v.

It’s those lovable, cuddly bears, making a comeback as your favorite animated T.V. show! Many popular cartoons from the 1980s have already made a huge comeback-Thundercats, the Smurfs, and Transformers, to name a few. Similarly, remakes of popular comic strips have been marvelously popular today, including the remaking of Captain America, Thor, and the Avengers into movies.

These cuddly characters first started out as an American Greeting card in 1981.  The Care Bears, like many other characters, are celebrating their 30th year anniversary! American Greetings plans to re-launch the newly animated TV Series much like they re-launched the Strawberry Shortcake series. They first launch the cartoon series. Then, if the audience likes the cartoons, they produce a line of plush toys the following year. To me, this seems like a brilliant idea. Why waste money on producing toys when no one likes the show to begin with?  This concept really seems to be working well for American Greetings, as the Strawberry Shortcake series are really solid and in no danger of disappearing anytime soon.

American Greetings is looking to target girls from ages 2-7 with the new Care Bears launch. They are also hoping to help parents reconnect with a brand that they may have themselves grown up with (I know I’m one of them) :)

Regardless, the Care Bears still exude great message of caring and sharing with one another. This could be one of the secrets behind their success, and why they are still hugely popular even after 30 years. Check out out Care Bears kids party supplies today.

Dolls help to stimulate social and emotional development

Caillou is one of those characters from which your children will never stop learning.  There is a new and important lesson in every episode.  The episodes are geared specifically towards preschoolers in their developmental stages as they grow up.

This brings me to spotlight a few of our Caillou products that actually help to stimulate social and emotional development in young children.  We have our Laugh and Learn books that teach children many important things about growing up. A few of the book topics include potty training, a day at the farm, and going to the doctor’s office. These books help to explain many important events in a child’s life, and can help ease the transition into growing up.

We also have a plush 13” Caillou doll that you can dress. This is a must-have for any avid Caillou fan! It comes with removable clothing and two tools.  Your child will be able to recreate any scene from a Caillou episode, and feel like Caillou is right there on the journey with them.  They will also remember the important lesson that is associated with it.

My favorite is the adorable 14” Caillou farmer doll. This doll comes with a blue rake and shovel accessories.  The head, feet, and hands are made out of vinyl, which is super easy to clean. This doll is made with extreme attention to detail. There is even a Caillou Ecology Club logo on the overalls for all of you biologists-in-training!

All of these products will help stimulate your child’s learning process. Why not purchase one today? If you have a question about any of the products, feel free to leave a comment below or contact us directly.

Lovely Lovies

So Halloween is over and by now you’ve packed up all of your costumes for next year, or to pass along or give to Goodwill.  Thanksgiving is coming up, and then Christmas-the holiday season is upon us! In the meantime, it might be a good idea to start thinking about what gifts you will purchase for the holidays. Perhaps a nephew or niece of yours is going to be born soon, and you would like to get the perfect gift for him or her.  We all know that every baby needs the basics like a bottle, a crib, diapers, and baby food.  There is one gift that is very special and goes above and beyond the basics-a baby blanket or lovie.

Baby blankets have been around for hundreds of years. They offer security to babies when they go to sleep at night, when Mom or Dad cannot watch over them at night.  Lovies have also become very special in recent years.  Lovies are soft, huggable plush toys that can accentuate or replace a baby blanket.  Lovies are also a favorite among children. Children can take their lovies to different places and always carry something familiar with them.  Whether you are going to the mall or simply to a friend’s house, the child will have a sense of security about them.

Ty’s Toy Box can help to fill that need. Ty’s Toy Box offers a variety of lovies, with the chance to have each lovie customized with the baby or child’s name.  We offer free personalized embroidery for up to 9 characters.  Can you think of a more special way to honor your little one?

Perhaps your baby or child already has a blanket. If so, it’s not a bad idea to have more than one blanket or lovie, especially if the child’s first lovie becomes lost or needs to be washed.  If they love Yo Gabba Gabba or Olivia the Pig, this is even better! Ty’s Toy Box  offers a variety of lovies, with each character from Yo Gabba Gabba, as well as Olivia the Pig. The possibilities are endless, see for yourself.  We also offers cuddle pillows, plush toys, and Grab ‘N’ Sing toys that actually sing. Consider us a one stop shop for all your child’s bedtime needs. Purchase a lovie.  You will see the difference when your child rests more…peacefully.