Everyone loves The Muppets, right? It’s hard to imagine a world without Jim Henson’s cuddly and hilarious felt creations. Why are The Muppets so endearing and why are they great characters and toys for your child? Let’s find out why Muppets merchandise can be so much fun for kids and adults alike!
The Sesame Street Connection – Kermit, Grover and the Cookie Monster
Of course, The Muppets greatly resemble their PBS counterparts on Sesame Street; the same man designed them! This makes it easy for kids to play with both Muppets toys and Sesame Street toys. There’s no reason a Miss Piggy toy can’t waltz onto Sesame Street and play with Elmo, Big Bird or even Mr. Snuffleupagus! Kermit was regularly featured on Sesame Street with Grover and the Cookie Monster. He even reported on the news just as he did on The Muppet Show! Muppets merchandise, especially Muppets plush toys are great for toddlers watching Sesame Street at home.
Animal! Animal! – The Muppets and Music
Of course, The Muppets are great for introducing children to music and sparking their interest in playing an instrument. Before there was DJ Lance Rock on Yo Gabba Babba there was Electric Mayhem! What kid can resist Animal rocking out on drums? Grab an Animal Muppets tote and throw some drum sticks in and your ready to start rocking! Of course, there is the classic Kermit song “Rainbow Connection” which so poignantly describes magic, friendship and child-like wonder. No child should be with “Rainbow Connection” or Kermit’s other hit song…
“It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Green” – Kermit, Diversity and Friendship
“It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Green” was written all the way back in 1970 and first performed by Kermit the Frog on Sesame Street. What is there to say about “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Green?” The song has become an absolute classic and shinning example for children to except and befriend people of all sizes, shapes, colors and dispositions. Every kid feels awkward or put down at some time and Kermit and his song are great companions and inspirations!
Not Just for Children!
Of course, The Muppets aren’t just for kids! Long before the adult humor, with a wink and a nod, of Shrek there was The Muppet Show, which contained jokes and entertainment for people of all ages! To put it another way, you won’t get a headache watching The Muppets with you child, your laugh right along with them!
Kermit The Frog – Reporter, Manager, the most Responsible of Frogs
Kermit the Frog is a great role model for children. Not only is he funny, he is also smart, creative and responsible. Don’t forget that Kermit was the theatre manager of The Muppet Show and was also a hotshot reporter! I double dare you to find another reporting puppet for your children to idolize!
Gonzo, Fozzie and Miss Piggy – Accepting Our Differences
The Muppets teach children the value of finding friendship with many different people, no matter what. Each Muppet has something that could be a flaw but is instead embraced by his Muppet friends. No one knows where Gonzo comes from; Fozzie is a comedian that isn’t funny and Miss Piggy can be downright mean. However The Muppets play nicely and work as a team. What better role model for sharing and teamwork is there?
Disney Muppets Merchandise – The Muppets Glorious Return!
Of course, since Disney has produced a new Muppets film there is no better time for a great selection of Muppets toys and Muppet merchandise! Muppet toys for sale include 10-inch cuddly Muppets plush toys including Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy! Don’t settle for a plain Teddy bear when your child could have Fozzie’s “Wacka! Wacka!” Other Muppets movie merchandise includes a variety of drawstring backpacks including Miss Piggy, Kermit, Animal or the whole gang! Disney Muppets toys are some the first new Muppets official merchandise in a very long time, so they are not to be missed!
The Rainbow Connection – The Unending Magic of The Muppets
Did you have a favorite Muppet a child? How about any The Muppet Show toys? If you are a little younger, maybe you had some Muppet Babies toys? The Muppets and Muppet toys have been around for 57 years! There is a chance that grandparents and even great-grandparents played with Muppet toys in the 1950’s! What other toy has such a long and storied history? The magic of The Muppets will simply never fade and kids are sure to love them for decades to come!
Have any great Muppets memories from your childhood? Share them in the comments section! You know you had some The Muppets toys! Did anyone have old-school The Muppet Show merchandise?
Every Monster High figure comes complete with a journal, inspiring tweens and teens to keep journals and start writing themselves. Of course, what girl doesn’t keep a journal at one point or another? Why not be inspired by freaky fun characters such as Frankie Stein or Venus McFlytrap?
Monster High author Lisi Harrison herself kept large journals as a teen to talk out her problems. This lead directly to her novel writing career and she suggests that young aspiring writers keep journal and take notes concerning their lives. Only after a girl has found her own unique voice can she become a great writer. Monster High’s motto is “Be Yourself. Be Unique. Be a Monster!” What better inspiration to be creative and start expressing one’s self!
In addition, Monster High characters all have a basis in legend, fable and story. They are great in getting girls excited about reading, along with the craze of Young Adult novels such as Twilight and The Hunger Games. Girls are reading now more than ever but there’s always room for more! Of course, Lisi Harrison’s Monster High series is great but can also be supplement with any fantastic tales. Classic monster characters such as Frankenstein, Dracula, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Phantom of The Opera and The Werewolf all have many books written about them. Chances are that tweens playing with Monster High dolls are much more likely to devour these classic works of fiction when they are actually in High School.
Not only are Monster High dolls glamorous, they also have interesting back-stories, hobbies and even favorite foods! Will Barbie ever have her 1,600th birthday? Draculaura’s sweet 1,600th is coming up fast! How about a pet bat named Count Fabulous? Draculaura has one. Is there a steampunk Barbie, made completely from rusty metal? Of course there isn’t, but Monster High has Robecca Steam, a mad scientist’s creation with a pet mechanical penguin! In the wood shop at Monster High Venus McFlytrap dreads building with her fellow plants. How can Barbie keep up with such imagination?
At Monster High Frankie Stein sparks when she’s nervous and Clawdeen Wolf eats raw steak! How is that for creepy detail? At Monster High Venus McFlytrap works to save the environment while the vampiric Draculaura is passionate about eating vegan. What other dolls have such fun and interesting stories? In the cafeteria at Monster High Cupid makes all the monsters fall in love. But Monster High isn’t only about the normal doll routine; it’s also about adventure and spooky imagination. With Monster High girls can have glamorous dolls that can still go on adventures to rival any action figure.
Convinced that Monster High toys are great for young girls? Don’t forget that our Monster High store has so much more than just dolls. In addition to inspiring reading and writing Monster High merchandise can be just downright spooky fun! Monster High games are great with friends. Have a budding fashionista in your home? How about one of Monster High’s fashion sketch portfolios or even the Monster High Monster Maker Machine? Complete the look with fashionable earbuds, lunch boxes or even an umbrella to keep the sun’s harmful rays from one’s spooky skin!
Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson and, of course, Mater are some of the most popular characters with young children. Who doesn’t love playing with cars as a kid? Pixar founder and director of Cars and Cars 2 has had a lifelong love of cars and created the series to spread that love with his family and with children everywhere. But movies aren’t just for watching anymore. Lightning McQueen has zoomed right out of the silver screen and into the imagination of boys and girls everywhere. Disney Pixar Cars toys are great not only for imagination but also for stimulating learning and creativity.
Disney Pixar Cars Games, Puzzles And Creative Activities
Disney Pixar cars toys are a great tool for learning and creativity. What better way to instill an excitement for learning than hang out with Lightning McQueen, Mater and Disney Pixar Cars 2 toys? The Disney Pixar Cars Learning Workbook helps kids rev their engines for learning about math and reading. Other great tools are the Disney Pixar Cars Flash Card Set, which helps children learn their addition and subtraction.
For learning shapes, colors and problem solving there are a number of Cars puzzles for all ages! Younger children can play with one of the many wood puzzles available, which are easier for beginners and very durable. Older children with the giant Cars Poster Size puzzle or one of the stunning lenticular puzzles available.
For coloring time there are a number of Cars coloring and activity books including the Crayola Color Explosion Cars Fun Pack, which lets kids create amazing, rainbow colored versions of their favorite characters. Another awesome Crayola product is Cars 3D Glitter Wonder set, which gives your child all the tools they need to make colorful, glittery renditions of Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson and Mater.
Still need more fun Cars activities? Try a family game night with one of the many Disney Pixar Car games! Out of all the Disney games Cars are some of the most fun and exciting. There are Cars versions of almost every classic board game including Monopoly, Dominoes, Logico, Bingo and Crazy Eights. Put on Cars or Cars 2, have some snacks and just have fun! Disney Pixar Cars movie toys are great for the entire family!
Ka-Chow! – Vroom Around With A Lightning McQueen Disney Pixar Cars Toy
Now that I’ve covered Cars creative and learning tools and games, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention every kid’s favorite Cars toy which is, of course, Cars! There are almost too many Cars Hot Wheels and RC cars to mention. They are some of the most popular Hot Wheels and RC cars ever made!
For children too young to play with Disney Pixar Cars diecast toys, there are the Cars plushes featuring Lightning McQueen, Doc Hudson, Mater, Finn McMissile, Luigi and Guido. Once they are older it’s time to vroom around the living room with the ever-popular Cars Hot Wheels. Every Cars character is available as a Hot Wheel or toy car. Disney Pixar Cars 2 toy cars include characters such as Chick Hicks, Pitty, Bruiser Bukowski, Oliver Lightload and Sal Machiani. Disney Pixar Cars diecast toys are tough and will handle rough play, surviving to be loved as hand-me-downs for younger siblings. Why settle for plain toy cars when you can have Disney Pixar car toys?
Great RC cars including the Fisher Price GeoTrax set including characters like Lightning McQueen and Grem. The great thing about GeoTrax are the action sets, which allow kids to reimagine their favorite scenes from Cars 2 including the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben. These tracks along with the Vtech Lightning McQueen Atlas are a great way to learn the landmarks and geography of the world!
Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 are some of the most popular and beloved children’s films around and characters from Toy Story are some of the most in toy stores. Indeed Buzz, Woody, Rex and Jessie have found their way onto everything from thermoses, figures, plush dolls, puzzles, hot wheels, lunch boxes, video games and blankets. You name it and chances are there is a Toy Story version of it!
Kids that just can’t get enough of the Toy Story gang will never be disappointed, because new toys will always be available. What child doesn’t want to pretend that their toys are real? With Toy Story 3 toys they are real!
Toy Story Buddies For All Ages
The sheer numbers of Toy Story merchandise available means that there are toys appropriate for all ages.
Younger children and infants will love snuggling up with one of the many plush Toy Story 3 figures including talking versions of Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Bullseye, and Rex. A Toy Story 3 Woody doll is comforting during bedtime and fun to play with during the day!
Slightly older children will enjoy the detailed, plastic Toy Story 3 figurines including the hilarious Cereal Dunk Woody and Bug Face Buzz. Another great deal is Toy Story action figures set featuring Jessie, Mr. Pricklepants, Dr. Porkchop, Buttercup and Woody. The Toy Story figure set is a great way to get a complete set in one easy purchase. Toy Story space figures are great for encouraging an interest in science and learning.
Toy Story mini figures are great for collecting; they can all play together on the same shelf! Mini Toy Story figures may be small but they pack in a huge amount of fun! Small Toy Story figures are popular for older children; younger children may prefer cuddly Toy Story plush. Mattel Toy Story figures are detailed, colorful and most of a blast to play with! A Toy Story Woody figure will give a rootin’ tootin’ good time! With a Buzz Toy Story 3 action figure set your spaceship’s controls for “infinity and beyond!”
Of course, Barbie made her debut in the Toy Story series in Toy Story 3 and the Toy Story 3 Barbie is a great collector’s item or great for children of all ages! Truly no collection of Toy Story 3 action figures would be complete without Barbie and Ken! Girls may also love a Jessie doll Toy Story 3 saw her dancing with Buzz on his romantic Spanish setting.
To Infinity And Beyond! – Vroom Around With Toy Story Cars!
Toy Story toys for sale aren’t just limited to figures and plushes, there is also an extensive selection of Hot Wheels and RC cars for those kids who just can’t get enough of vrooming around the living room. Special Toy Story die-cast Hot Wheels were created, featuring classic designs inspired by your favorite Toy Story characters.
Need something with a little more kick? Not to worry, grab one of the many Toy Story RC cars! For fans of Woody there’s the Wild Ride RC and Woody. For Buzz Lightyear fans there’s the ever-popular Toy Story Buzz Spaceship that will have your child exclaiming “To infinity and beyond!”
Learning With Your Toy Story Friends – Toy Story Games, Puzzles and Activities
Not only are Toy Story games fun but also they are great for learning as well! For learning colors, shapes and problem solving skills there are a great number of Toy Story puzzles including the enormously fun 3-foot Toy Story floor puzzle. Other puzzles include amazing 48-piece portraits of the whole Toy Story gang. There is even the amazing Toy Story, Cars and Mickey Four-Pack, which includes four high-quality wooden puzzles in one money-saving value pack.
Many classic board games have a Toy Story 3 version including Operation, Bingo and Buckaroo! But there is so many more game available including handheld LCD games and even TV Motion plug and play games. Use them as a reward for learning and creating with the Toy Story coloring books!
Finally, why not encourage and create a nurturing learning environment with a Toy Story backpack, Toy Story Pencils or even a Toy Story study set?
Disney Princess Merchandise – Skyrocketing To The Top Of The Magic Kingdom
The Disney Princesses don’t just appear in classic films such Sleeping Beauty, Snow White or Cinderella; they also appear in their very own line of merchandise including dolls, albums, books, live shows, and even video games. In 1999, Disney employee Andy Mooney was tasked with driving up merchandise sales. After he noticed young girls wearing homemade costumes of Ariel, Snow White, Belle and Jasmine at a Disney on Ice event the Disney Princess line was born. In the years between 2001 and 2006 Disney’s merchandise sales rose from $300 million to $3 billion. Clearly, the children had spoken, “We need more Disney Princesses!”
Disney Princesses Dolls – An Absolute Must
Of course, the most popular Disney Princess merchandise items are dolls. What little girl doesn’t want to play with a Disney Princess doll of their favorite princess? Mattel Disney Princess dolls are fun, colorful and detailed. Fun dolls and figures include the Rapunzel Grow and Style, with hair that really grows; and the Disney Princess Favorite Moments series, featuring fan favorite Disney Princesses along their very own horses. But its not all about the Princesses, there are also matching figures of their friends and cohorts. How can you have Snow White without a set of the Seven Dwarves? Who’s Belle without Lumiére and Mrs. Potts? Cinderella without her mice? Sleeping Beauty without Rabbit and Chipmunk? In addition, there is a great line of Disney Princess sets featuring Disney Princesses, complete with extra outfits and accessories, and all packed up in their very own carrying case! In addition, there will always be new Disney Princess dolls available for your children to enjoy. New dolls are coming out all the time!
The Princess Club – Playing With Friends
Disney Princesses are also a great way for children to play and socialize with one another. Disney Princess games such as Cinderella’s Enchanted Slipper and activities such as Disney Princess Create By Number are great to teach girls about sharing, playing fair and getting creative. Disney Princess art sets are great for creating magic, whether together with friends or alone.
Beauty and Brains – Learning With The Disney Princess Line
Of course, Disney Princesses aren’t just pretty, they are smart and creative as well. Because the Disney Princess line of merchandise is so popular, there are a great number of learning games, puzzles and tools available. The number of Disney Princess puzzles available is astounding, including all of the Disney Princesses as a group or just your child’s favorite. For math there is the Disney Princess Flash Card set, including sets for counting, addition and multiplication. Another great value is the Disney Princess Learning Book Pack, including four books teaching spelling, reading, addition, subtraction and the alphabet.
Disney Princess Accessories – Completing The Magic
Have a real Disney Princess fanatic on your hands? There are plenty of accessories available for the Disney Princess fan of any age. Send your princesses off to school with Disney Princess backpacks, Disney Princess lunch bags and even Disney Princess thermoses. There’s no better way to encourage learning and healthy eating than with Disney Princess school bags and matching Disney Princess lunch bags. There’s just no end to the magic!
Do you remember how much magic Disney brought to your childhood? Now you have the opportunity to share it with your children! Disney Princess merchandise is a great way to share the magic and promote creativity and imagination!