Gayle Anderson was live in Valencia to test this season's HOT HOLIDAY TOYS and to remind everyone this weekend and next weekend are the dates of the KTLA TOY DRIVE.
As part of its "Season of Sharing", KTLA is once again supporting Six Flags Magic Mountain's annual "Toys for the Holidays" campaign on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th between 9:30a.m. and 2p.m. and Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th between 9:30am and 2p.m.at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. Everyone who donates a new toy, valued at $20, will be given a free ticket to the park for that day. This event benefits The Boys & Girls Club of Southern California. Come and meet KTLA's news talent as well as children from the club, who will be onsite to help collect the toys.
3D BREAKTHROUGH PUZZLE (MEGA Brands, Ages 6+, 8+, 12+ (depending on complexity level), $14.99-$24.99)
3D Breakthrough Puzzles unites the traditional flat-art jigsaw puzzle with real 3D technology that really pops out! Puzzlers, adults and children will first be able to put together the 2-dimensional jigsaw puzzle background, and then use specially-designed clips to construct the unique cardboard pieces into 3D components. The 3D Breakthrough Puzzle line includes three levels of complexity and offers a creative and fun activity for everyone to enjoy.
BIZU (SpinMaster, Ages 6+, $19.99)
Bizu is a Twist on Beads and the exclusive bead activity that allows girls to create magically transforming accessories. Make bracelets, charms, and necklaces anyway you want. Give the jewelry a twist and create cute, posable, and lovable characters! With 60 characters stylized in glam, wild, rock, and funky designs - there's a trend for everyone with thousands of possible combinations. With Bizu, fashion is your friend!
BRATZ MASQUERADE (MGA Entertainment, Ages 6+, $21.99)
Bratz doll in costume-style fashions that includes a girl-sized stencil mask. The mask comes with cool stencil-on face makeup, allowing girls to apply face artwork on their faces. Includes three colors of facial makeup; the mask also activates the virtual entry onto the 3-D Bratz world online.
CRAYOLA JEWELRY BOUTIQUE (Crayola, Ages 6+, $19.99)
To make your own jewelry, choose the Model Magic colors you would like in your jewelry, place it under the Jewelry Boutique spinner, and then spin away to combine the Model Magic and create unique beads with colorful swirls. To add a dazzling, sparkling finish to designs, add bead glaze, gems and interchangeable pendant and bracelet charms.
DaGeDar (Cepia, Ages 4+, $4.99-$19.99)
A new racing collectible, DaGeDar are battle balls with steel core centers. Ballers must master the speed and velocity of the battle balls to successfully propel the ball through the loops of three different tracks. They're also challenged to master tricks and stunts with their battle balls. In addition, each ball has a graphic that reflects its spirit and a collector's code on the back. Ballers go to www.dagedar.com to enter the code and learn their character's history and quest. There are 200 different characters.
FYRFLYZ (i-Star Entertainment, Ages 8+, $9.99)
A revolutionary new spinning toy that puts the power to create an amazing light show in kids' very own hands, FyrFlyz is a precision balanced instrument designed to spin on its axis. Kids create a continuous movement (figure eights, rings, etc) by swinging the connected two strings and applying tension or allowing slack. But the real fun begins when the lights go out and the Fyrflyz multi-color LED lights turn the movement into an amazing light show that kids can play themselves or show their friends. There are over 15 tricks. The more they spin, the more unique their tricks.
HEXBUG LARVA (Innovation First, Ages 8+, $14,99)
This captivating new addition to the HEXBUG family slithers forward on smooth surfaces using a slow, rhythmic flexing motion. Just like real larvae, each of these creepy crawlers reacts to its environment, instinctively changing direction upon sensing an object in its path and wriggling off to explore a clear, undisturbed path ahead a behavior that is eerily mesmerizing to watch and interact with.
ICKEE STIKEEZ (Zing Toys, Ages 4+, $1.29)
The first collection of ICKEE Stikeez has 24 whimsical, wacky and hilariously disgusting characters. Each of the characters sit on a suction cup that enables the ICKEEZ to stick to any flat surface, such as lockers, lunchboxes, windows and cell phones. When pulled-off, the ICKEEZ make a cool, loud "pop"! Characters come in PODZ that are reminiscent of vending machine capsules, which also have built-in play. Kids can connect them to create various different structures and environments for their ICKEE Stikeez characters. A great stocking stuffer!
Hot Holiday Toys and KTLA Toy Drive
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