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By Glinda

I’ve got the scoop on some of the hottest new toys coming out in the next few months.  These toys made their debut to sellers just this week at the annual Toy Fair held in New York.

These the ones you will be tripping over and cursing at as you make your way across the floor in the middle of the night.  Chances are, if your kids are in the right age brackets, you will own at least one of these. 

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Ugly Betty Dolls, que linda!

Nobody loves them some Ugly Betty as much as me, but these incarnations from Madame Alexander just don’t seem to be capturing that certain je ne sais qoi Betty has.  Or is it just me?

 Hannah Montana Wig

This is a Hannah Montana wig, although I don’t know why you couldn’t just raid grandma’s closet for one of her old wigs.  Or you could ask to borrow one from your local cabaret performer.  It would probably be a heck of a lot cheaper. 

Hulk Hands Go Bam!

Hulk Smash Hands!  Because nothing excites boys quite as much as sanctioned ways to beat each other up.  Apparently these have some very cool sound effects to mask any sounds of pain.

Planet Earth Monopoly

Of the bazillion different editions Monopoly comes in, this looks to be one of the cooler ones. 

Taters of the Lost Ark

Taters of the Lost Ark (!) Mr. Potato Head.  That exclamation mark is totally mine, because the marketing team behind the name was clearly under the influence of something during the pitch.  I have to admit it’s kind of awesome, though.


7 Responses to “Psssst…”

  1. dgm Says:

    I’m all over the smash hands. Those dolls scare me.

  2. La Petite Acadienne Says:

    Those Hulk hands are awesome. I don’t know how new they are, though — a friend of mine bought a pair shortly after the Hulk movie came out. And yes, he bought them for himself. And yes, he’s 33.

  3. Sonia Says:

    We have the smash hands (and feet) and they’re very padded and make some kind of noise. I think they’re either buried in a toy box and/or broken by now. Hard telling…

    Tater? Awesome.

  4. Twistie Says:

    I have to join the chorus of love for the Hulk Hands. They’re so very wrong they rock.

    Mr. Potato Head is fine, but I’m holding out for a visit from the real Indy. I’m picky that way.

  5. galadrium Says:

    Love the Tater!

  6. Jennie Says:

    I’m seeing a whole series…Taterader with Spud Maximus, Harry Tater and the Secret of Mashed Tots, I am Tater, Bridge to Taterbithia, Beotater, etc… (Hey! you read it here first! I get royalties!

  7. raincoaster Says:

    They have done Darth Tater, among others. Quick, go copyright those ideas before the manufacturer strips them and has some Guangdong workshop churning them out without paying you a cent!

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