Easter Surprises That Are Not Candy

If your kids are like mine, they already have too much candy in their lives – it seems like we just got done with Valentine’s Day candy. Well here are a few suggestions that I have personally tried out that may help with any Spring holiday shopping.

Smashers

This toy by Zuru takes advantage of the “surprise toy” fascination. They seem to be nearly identical to Shopkins which are designed after food and clothing accessories. Smashers are designed after sports equipment and sports related food items like hot dogs and nachos. They come inside a plastic ball this is made of 4 plastic pieces that fit together like a puzzle and holds with no glue. When dropped or thrown to the ground, they burst open nicely, revealing the toy inside.

Tonka Tinys

Also a blind pack “surprise” toy, the Tonka Tinys are exactly what the name implies. They remind me of the Micro Machines of my youth. The Tonka Tinys look just like their larger brethren although they are light plastic and not metal. Another neat feature are the playsets that are available, such as the Garage one seen here.

C3 Arcade Classics Buildable Figures

These “Buildable Figures” by C3 Arcade Classics bring a new way to build, collect and display iconic characters from favorite retro video games! They are made of the same type of bricks as Mega Bloks and LEGO. So far, the series includes Q-Bert, Frogger and Centipede.

Peter Rabbit Mini Egg Figures

Now you can collect Peter Rabbit and his friends, and recreate favorite scenes from the new animated film, “Peter Rabbit”, with these mini Peter Rabbit Figures! The highly detailed 3 inch figures come packaged in an egg capsule! Each figure is poseable and includes removable clothing to enhance the imaginative play experience. Perfect for kids and collectors alike! The current available assortment includes: Peter Rabbit, Flopsy, Benjamin, Johnny Townmouse, and Pigling Bland.

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