Hot Toys for the Holidays

2008 Hot Toy List

ToysRUs has just released its annual Hot Toys List. This is, as ToysRus says “THE ultimate list of items certain to bring big smiles to kids’ faces” for the holiday season – and these are the toys that ToysRUs predicts will be on lots of wish lists. Of course, if you shop early, you have a better chance of finding these items in stock. Here they are, in no particular order:

1. 50′s Diner from Step2

2. Bakubelt Action Kit from Spin Master

3. Circus Ring from Playmobil

4. Classic Lights and Sounds Trike from Radio Flyer

5. ImaginextSpike the Ultra Dinosaur from Fisher-Price

6. Little Mommy Sweet As Me Baby Knows Dolls from Mattel

7. Sesame Street® Elmo Live! from Fisher-Price®

8. Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Twilight from LEGO Systems, Inc.

9. Wii Fit from Nintendo

10. Pink Tag Reading System from LeapFrog

11. Laugh & Learn Shop & Learn Walker from Fisher-Price


13. EyeClops® Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles from JAKKS Pacific®

14. Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker from JAKKS Pacific

15. Pink 8GB iPod® nano from Apple®

We have compiled ToysRUs promotions and coupon codes when available, here.

Make Your Own Free Handwriting Fonts

As I was trying to get focused this morning, I found a link to this little gem on Matt Cutts’ blog. It’s called the Free Font Generator

This site allows you to easily make your own fonts for free. All you have to do is print a template, then scan the template back into your computer. Once you upload it to the yourfonts website, save it and install the file, you can use your font on your computer! You can make fonts of your own handwriting, which is really cool in itself, or get creative and make some jazzier fonts. This could be a really fun project to do with the kids, too!

All New iPod Models Now Available, Lower Prices

The Apple Store has just announced a revamped iPod line. All of the new iPods are now available, with some great new prices:

ipod nano free shipping
The iPod nano is smaller than ever with a sleek new design that comes in nine different colors.
New pricing is as follows: Only $149 for 8GB, and $199 for 16GB (US).
Purchase directly from Apple and get free shipping and free engraving.

ipod touch free shipping
iPod Touch: The new iPod touch is now even thinner than the original and it also comes with Nike + built in.
It is also priced considerably lower priced then its predecessor, at just $229 for 8GB, $299 for 16GB, and $399 for 32GB (US).
All three models are available today. Again, Free shipping. Free engraving at the Apple Store.

ipod shuffle free shipping
iPod shuffle now available in four new refreshed colors.
$49 for 1GB, $69 for 2GB (US).
Free shipping and Free engraving available at the apple store

ipod classic free shipping
iPod Classic is now available in only one size, 120GB, at $249.
Free shipping and free engraving at the Apple Store.

Also, for just a few more days, you can still get a free iPod touch with the purchase of a Mac.
(Click link for details). The offer ends September 15, 2008, so hurry!

Lose Weight for Good

Weight Watchers has just announced the Lose for Good Campaign:

For every pound of weight lost with Weight Watchers between September 7th and October 18, Weight Watchers will donate the equivalent of one pound of food (up to $1 million) to someone who needs it.

That means, if you lose just one pound, you could be helping to provide 3 meals to a hungry individual. The pounds lost by online subscribers will be determined by total weight loss recorded in your online weight tracker, from 9-7-08 through 10-18-2008. Your online account will include an “Impact Calculator” to help you see your progress.

Donations will be made 70% to Share our Strength up to $700,000 and 30% to Action Against Hunger up to $300,000. See the Weight Watchers website for all the details.

There’s never been a better time to get started with Weight Watchers, especially because you can Join now and save more than 25% on Weight Watchers Online.

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