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Mayka Toy Block Tape is Turning Worlds Upside Down

Have you seen the meme that shows a parent running barefoot across a treadmill filled with LEGOs? Many parents would agree that stepping on a LEGO block is the worst thing in the world and while I agree it hurts like heck, they’re still fun to play with. LEGOs are a great way to help your child become more creative and build their own worlds. Now, the creativity gets even more fun because Mayka Toy Block Tape is turning worlds upside down, literally.

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~I received samples to help facilitate this post. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Mayka Toy Block Tape from Zuru is an adhesive block tape that sticks to any surface, instantly taking your child’s imagination to the next level. Skip the basic block base plates and stick Mayka Tape up walls, around corners, underneath shelves, anywhere you can imagine. Then add all the block creations you want to make new worlds come to life.

 

Mayka Tape is compatible with major toy brick brands, including LEGO, Mega Blocks, Kreo and more. Each roll comes with 6.5 feet of reusable adhesive tape. Just cut the tape to the desired length and shape, and stick away. You also have a choice between 2 stud and 4 stud tape. And to keep things colorful, Mayka Tape is currently available in 9 different colors.

  • Black
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Sand
  • Light Blue
  • Light Green
  • Red
  • Grey

When I first saw Mayka Tape, I knew it was something my kids would have fun with. They love to play in our open living room/kitchen area and the first thing that came to mind was sticking Mayka Tape to the refrigerator. And that’s exactly what we did.

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Mayka Toy Block Tape is Turning Worlds Upside Down | #Zuru #MaykaTape #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide #LEGO

They used their LEGOs to build rockets, dinosaurs, flowers and more, to place around their new vertical world. The Mayka Tape was easy to cut, shape and stick, and we have plenty more to try in other places.

I do want to note that if you stick Mayka Tape to a painted wall, it may pull the paint off when removing it. So be careful with that. We’re sticking to smooth surfaces like the refrigerator and undersides of shelves, and I’m even thinking it would be cool to do something fun around the outside of the TV in the kids room. It will be kind of like a frame for the TV.

Making Time's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide is in the works and this is your opportunity to gain holiday exposure. Spots will fill up fast so contact me today! #HolidayGiftGuide #HGG #giftideasMayka Tape is a great gift idea this holiday season for kids and kids at heart. I know some of you still like to play with blocks. Even I like to get in the floor and build stuff with my kids from time to time.

At around $10 per roll, it’s affordable too. On Amazon, Mayka Tape can be purchased in packs of 2 ($19.99-$29.99), or you can go for the bulk 5 pack and get 5 different colors at once ($49.99).

Where will you stick Mayka Toy Block Tape?

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#TTPM Spring Showcase 2017

#TTPM Spring Showcase 2017

It has been a crazy couple of weeks of traveling and now sick kids, but in between it all I was able to fit in a visit to the TTPM Spring Showcase 2017 in NYC.

It just so happened to fall on “Take Your Child to Work Day,” which was perfect. What kid doesn’t want to play with toys all day? My two had a great time and even tried to walk away with a few of the toys that were on display.

This was my first ever event as a blogger and I learned so much! Not only about all of the new and upcoming toy releases, but about media events like this in general. But you don’t want to hear about that, right? You want to see and hear about the good stuff – the toys!

So many toys!

 

There were so many brands exhibiting at the TTPM Spring Showcase that we didn’t even have a chance to visit all of the tables before we had to hit the road. But of those we did visit, the toys were pretty epic and I can’t wait for some of them to come out!

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I think my daughter’s favorite was the Gazillion Giant Bubble Mill from Funrise (last clip in the video). Both of my kids love bubbles, but since the Bubble Mill is a nonstop bubble maker, it’s easier for my daughter to handle and much less messy than traditional bubbles, which she usually dumps out before she can blow any bubbles.

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She also loves the Minions so we spent some time playing with all of the Minion toys. One that I wasn’t able to get a good clip of was a Minion that is controlled by your iPad. How fun is that?!

My daughter will be so excited when Despicable Me 3 comes out and it might just be her first movie theater visit. Despicable Me 2 was my son’s first, now that I think about it. We just can’t get enough of those Minions!

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It’s hard to tell which was my son’s favorite because he enjoyed playing with so many of the toys, but if I had to narrow it down I’d probably say the Fast & Furious cars (clip included in the video) from Universal Brand Development.

He stood there and played with a car in each hand, for at least 5 minutes. He didn’t want to leave and when I did finally get him to move on to something else, he tried to take the cars with him!

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Aside from that, he really enjoyed all of the Cars 3 toys. He’s been a big Cars fan since he was two or three. One year we threw him a Cars party (I think his 3rd birthday). So I know he’s super stoked for the new Cars 3 release.

He played with Mattel’s Disney-Pixar Cars 3 Crazy 8 Crashers Smash & Crash Derby Playset (that’s a mouthful) for a bit, trying to knock Miss Fritter’s bus out of the way for the derby win.

And this only scratches the surface! There were so many more brands and so many more toys at the showcase.

Vtech & LeapFrog

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Super Impulse Ltd.

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Beach House Group (Antsy Pants)

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Spin Master

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KidzGames (Kap It)

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DC Super Hero Girls

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 The Toy Box

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Whiffer Sniffers

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Jay at Play

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LEGO

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PlayMonster

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Tucker Toys

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Alex Brands

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Zing Global Ltd.

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Pacific Cycle

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Is that enough toys for you? This isn’t even all of them! Those I included in the video aren’t pictured here, so be sure to check it out. And like I said earlier, we didn’t have time to stop at all of the tables, so just imagine everything that could be missing.

What toy or new movie are you most excited about?

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