Friday, November 7, 2008 Unveils Holiday Toy List - Top Toys released it's Holiday Toy List. The list features roughly 300 top toys across a variety of categories, including: video games, sporting goods, electronics and DVDs.

Here's a handful of the top toys on their list.

-- Bakugan Battle Arena (B0014SRP0A, $23.99)

-- Animal Crossing: City Folk for Nintendo Wii (B001CM0PR8, $49.99)

-- Children's Ultimate Ears Loud Enough (B001AAK50E, $34.99)

-- Disney Hannah Montana Acoustic Guitar (B000XTJJF0, $79.99)

-- Evenflo ExerSaucer 3-in-1 Pond (B000KZE3CG, $91.00)

-- Fisher-Price Elmo Live (B0015KOFZK, $64.87)

-- Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo (B000I2UJ0Q, $64.97)

-- Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder (B000V1MLCI, $116.10)

-- Kettler Go-Green Trike (B001A5LIGO, $49.99)

-- Kung Fu Panda Widescreen Edition (B001ECQ75A, $16.99)
-- LeapFrog Tag Reading System (B00134O7QU, $49.99)

-- LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation 3 (B001IVXI7C, $59.99)

-- Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube (B00004TFLB, $19.96)

-- Rand Batman Dark Knight 16-Inch Kids' Bike (B001D8RDDK, $64.94)
-- Raving Rabbids TV Party for Nintendo Wii (B001FEO74U, $49.99)

-- Spalding Rookie Gear (B001CI5EW8, $19.99)

-- Wall-E Three-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy (B001EOQWEO, $22.99)

Here is the full Amazon Press Release. We've also compiled our own list of holiday Top Toys List for the Holiday Shopping Season.

Happy Shopping.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fallout 3 Game Ships - Huge First Week - Fallout3 Game

Fallout 3 was released in North Amercia (US) and Europe at the end of October. And there is a rumored release of Fallout 3 in Japan on December 4th. Early indicators show that it will be a Huge Success.

Fallout 3 shipped roughly 4.7 million copies around the world last week, which should take it over the $300 Million Mark. The game is available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

See Full Gamespot Article

Compare Prices on Fallout 3 from a bunch of merchants.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

LG and Microsoft partner to build a mobile lifestyle - LG

LG and Microsoft announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form strategic collaboration in Mobile Convergence.. With this partnership LG and Microsoft are hoping to make mobile computing an everyday reality. LG and Microsoft want to be at the forefront of it.This mobile computing lifestyle revolve around smartphones.

Here's a list of LG Mobile Phones.

Full Press Release from

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Smartphone launches in Canada - Blackberry 8220 Now Available!

Rogers and RIM Announce Availability of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Smartphone in Canada starting today, 11/4 (in stylish black finish). A pink version will also be coming soon.
The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Smartphone carries the features and power of a BlackBerry smartphone but now comes in a design that is more "fun".

- Two high-resolution
- Light-sensing color displays (including an external LCD)
- Ability to preview incoming emails, text messages and phone calls without opening the handset
- Built-in Wi-Fi ® (802.11 b/g) with support for Rogers TalkSpot service
- 2 megapixel camera with digital zoom, built-in flash and video recording
- Advanced media player for viewing pictures, listening to music and watching videos
- Externally-accessible microSD/SDHC memory card slot
- DataViz® Documents To Go®

$49.99 with activation on any combination of 3 year voice and data plan with minimum combined monthly service fee of $35 per month from Rogers.

Compare to other Blackberry Phones.

BlackBerry Bold 9000 Launches - Blackberry Bold 9000 is sleek

The launch of the BlackBerry® BoldTM smartphone was announced today. In the press release it is described as following:
"The ultra elegant BlackBerry Bold smartphone, with its lustrous black
exterior, satin chrome finished frame and stylish leatherette backplate, is a
symbol of accomplishment and aspiration. With its stunning display,
sophisticated user interface and newly designed full-QWERTY keyboard, the
BlackBerry Bold smartphone is a ‘must have’ for business professionals and power
BlackBerry Bold 9000 smartphone features include:
- Elegant design.
- HVGA (480x320 resolution at 217 ppi) color LCD
- Newly designed keyboard
- Support for tri-band HSDPA and enterprise-grade Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g) networks
- 624 MHz mobile processor.
- Integrated GPS (supports BlackBerry® Maps)
- 128 MB Flash memory
- 1 GB on-board storage memory
- MicroSD/SDHC memory card slot with support for up to 16GB of additional storage
- Dimensions: 114 x 66 x 15 mm.
- Approximate weight (including removable battery): 136 g

This like other Blackberry phones is targeted at Business Users.

Alienware M17 Gaming Notebook - M17 High Performance Gaming Notebook

Alienware announced the launch of the Alienware M17 High Performance Gaming Notebook yesterday. Alienware is Dell’s premier high-performance PC gaming brand. With the Alienware M17 Gaming Notebook, they hope to continue their tradition of pushing gaming performance limits through state of the art technology.

Main Features:
- 17-inch screen
- Powered by the world’s first mobile quad-core processor, the Intel® Core™2 Extreme QX9300
- First notebook with ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology, featuring dual ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3870 cards.
- 3GB of DDR3 memory and a 1920 x 1200 Extreme High-Definition LCD

The Alienware M17 Gaming Notebook is available for purchase now in the US and Europe. The base price is $1399 at With the ability to customize this Gaming Notebook, the pricetag can quickly rise. :)

Alienware accessories are also available for purchase. Compare the Alienware M17 to other top Gaming Notebooks.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Amazon battles 'Wrap Rage' with New Frustration Free Packaging

Amazon has launched a new frustration-free packaging solution to help customers avoid "wrap rage" this holiday season.

Here's the letter shown to users on Amazon's home page that outlines Amazon's Program.

Dear Customers,

Wrap rage describes the frustration we humans feel when trying to free a product from a nearly impenetrable package.

Some products are hermetically sealed inside plastic clamshell cases, while others
(especially toys) use plastic-coated steel-wire ties. Without the right tools,
wire ties can be painful and time-consuming to untwist.

Today, we're excited to announce the beginning of a multi-year initiative designed to
alleviate wrap rage Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging.

Amazon is working with leading manufacturers to deliver products inside smaller, easy-to-open, recyclable cardboard boxes with less packaging material (and no frustrating plastic clamshells or wire ties).

One of the first products to launch with Frustration-Free Packaging is the Fisher-Price Imaginext Adventures Pirate Ship, which is now delivered in an easy-to-open, recyclable cardboard box.

The new packaging eliminates: 36 inches of plastic-coated steel-wire
ties 1,576.5 square inches of printed corrugated package inserts 36.1 square
inches of folding carton materials 175.25 square inches of PVC blisters 3.5
square inches of ABS molded styrene Two molded plastic fasteners.

We've launched Frustration-Free Packaging with 19 best-selling items from
Fisher-Price, Mattel, Microsoft, and electronics manufacturer Transcend. It will
take many years, but our vision is to offer our entire catalog of products in
Frustration-Free Packaging.

We offer our sincere thanks to these companies for working with us in this effort we truly appreciate it. In addition to making packages easier to open, a major goal of the Frustration-Free Packaging initiative is to be more environmentally friendly by using less packaging material. We've also launched a number of projects across the company to reduce waste and save energy. We've pulled together a video and a few
pictures that demonstrate how frustrating packaging can be feel free to
send us your pictures and videos by visiting

Many thanks for being a customer!

Jeff Bezos Founder and CEO

This is a great move by Amazon, which will probably be followed by many more retailers to come.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sprint Launched HTC Touch Pro Mobile Phone - HTC Pro

The HTC Touch Pro for Sprint was launched and is now available for purchase online. The HTC Touch Pro offers both business productivity and style. The Sprint HTC Touch Pro is priced at $299.99 (with a two-year subscriber agreement), after a $100 mail-in-rebate. The HTC Touch Pro will be available in Sprint Stores, on Nov. 2. This version of the HTC Touch is geared towards business users.


  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easy data entry
  • Expandable storage capabilities with a microSD card slot (1 GB card included)
  • Business card scanner application
  • Built-in 3.2 MP camera/camcorder
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 allowing users have access to security and device management capabilities
  • lightning-fast connectivity

See Press Release and Full List of Features

HTP Pro Accessories have also come online.

ASUS P552w PDA Phone - ASUS Touch-responsive Glide Interface

The ASUS P552w launched an Innovative Touch-responsive Glide Interface PDA Phone.
The ASUS P552w "Glide" interface makes navigating and performing tasks on a mobile phone more intuitive and interactive.

624MHz processor
3.5G HSDPA connectivity
Google integration

The ASUS P552w PDA is targeting young, tech-savvy professionals. This would be a nice complement to the Stylish Eee PC S101.

ASUS Eee PC S101 - The Stylish Eee PC - Brown, Champagne or Graphite!

ASUS recently launched the Eee PC S101. This notebook (netbook) is not only functionly, but also is stylish. The ASUS Eee PC S101 comes in three colors—Brown, Champagne or Graphite. It is also accentuated with premium crystal-adorned hinges and more to complete it's fashionable look.
Supports Wi-Fi 802.11n
Bluetooth V2.0
Encrypted 30 GB Internet storage facility (Eee Storage)
Integrated 4-in-1 flash card reader
Vibrant 10.2” wide active matrix LED-backlit display
Long Five-hour Battery Life with Super Hybrid Engine
Choice of OS (Microsoft® Windows® or GNU Linux)
Weight 1 kg
Colors - Brown, Champagne or Graphite
So, as you can see from the features, the ASUS Eee PC S101 not only looks good, it top notch at it's core. Here's a list of all of the ASUS Eee PC's with price comparisons.

Bakugan Toys - Bakugan are Hottest Holiday Gift Christmas 2008

Bakugan kids toys are going to be the hit of the 2008 Holiday Season from everything I have read. This like Pokemon is based on Japanese anime series. Bakugan is a strategic card game played with magnetic, spring-loaded marbles that flip up to form Bakugan action figures created.
Here's the top picks from the Bakugan collection of toys:

1. Bakugan Battle Arena
- The Battle Arena 3x3 Platform.

2. Bakugan Baku Tin (see all colors)
- Tin that holds 18 Bakugan plus cards, and includes other Bakugan items (gate cards, ability cards, etc.)

3. Bakugan Battle Pack
- includes Bakugan Brawlers, along with gate and ability cards

4. Bakugan Deluxe Monsters (see full list of Bakugan Deluxe Monsters)
- There are 4 different monsters you can collect

5. Bakugan Bakubelt Action Kit
- includes a belt along with cards and other items.

6. Bakugan Deka (see full list of Bakugan Dekas)
- supersized Bakugans that transforms into a creature

7. Bakugan Starter Pack

8. Bakugan Battlepack

9. Bakugan Launcher
- Straps to your wrist, Can hold multiple Bakugan Spheres, Fires Bakugan in different ways, including putting some curve, angle or added distance on your rolls.

1o. Bakugan Booser Back (see all Bakugan Boster options)

That's the top 10 list. In general the more expense the Bakugan items are the more popular they will be (seems to always work that way). Unless the economy changes that up this holiday season. In any case, if your kids like Pokemon, they will surely like Bakugan, as much or more. There is also a Bakugan Backpack that some stores are offering for free with purchase.

Happy Holidays!

Asus B80A Notebook is the Asus flagship Business Notebook

The ASUS B80A, is considered the flagship system for the ASUS line of business notebooks. The ASUS B80A is powered by Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology, boasts ample high-speed storage and memory, has a built-in fingerprint reader and offers TPM-level security . The B80A supports for SATA hard disk drives (7200 rpm) which will allow user to experience desktop-like speed.

Hottest toys for 2 Christmas Holiday - Top Toys 2008

Here are our picks for the Hottest Toys for Christmas!

High School Musical 3 Dance Mat
Fans of"High School Musical" will have fun with this"Got the Moves" Dance Mat a standalone electronic pad with lights and sound, Mat plays 4 shortened versions of songs from"High School Musical" each is a 2minute rendition of the original.

Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker

The Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker lets you make cupcakes in just 30 seconds using your microwave. Then decorate them with the new froster to create your own cupcake designs.

Rescue Pets Swim to Me Puppy

Rescue Pets Swim to Me Puppy is Swims in water and walks on land. Rescue Pets Puppy begins to swim when placed in water; afterwards, dry pup off with its very own towel. Great for a bath toy or in a pool.

Bakugan Battle Arena
These small spheres (marbles) magnetically morph into powerful Bakugan warriors when they roll onto the real metal Gate Cards.

Elmo Live

This new version of Sesame Street character Elmo can sing and dance and talks. Elmo really appears to be speaking as his mouth opens and closes just like a muppet. His mannerisms are right on target and his head bobbles back and forth as he speaks.

Biscuit -Hasbro Fur Real Friends Biscuit My Lovin Pup - Life Sized
Through voice recognition technology, this life-size golden retriever obeys six different commands: including, “Sit”, “Speak”, and “Lie down.” Hasbro Fur Real Friends Biscuit My Lovin Pup.

Ben 10 Watch
The Ben 10 Ultimate Omnitrix Watch is the Ben 10 watch with all the newest bells and whistles

My Life - Handheld Game from Playmates

Created your own avatar - choose your size, style, and fashion look Choose and care for your own pet, play fun games and go shopping and more.

In addition to these some other popular toy categories are Star Wars Toys, Rescue Pets, Pokemon, Nintendo Wii, Wii Games, High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Webkins.

Happy Holidays!