When different toy companies make toys which look exactly alike

Greetings. Last week I went to my favorite place- the toys store. While there I noticed the STRANGEST thing.

Many toy companies are “copying” (for lack of a better term) each other.. has anyone else noticed???

I’m sure the toy companies will say ” no no no we are not copying anyone”… yet there are toys which look ridiculously similar—I mean EXTREMELY similar.

So.. the first toy which caught my attention and made me go WOAHHHHHHHHHHH was :

  1. Hasbro’s Disney Descendants Head Hints–This game reminded me so much of SpinMasters HEDBANZ… ..Headhints..Hedbanz– they both start with H…when I saw the box ,I was like ‘oh, Spinmaster has a new line of Hedbanz’, but then I realized, nope, this is a whole different company…YIKES. Similarities: they are both games that require you to put the game pieces on your head. And  well, Hedbanz is the most recent game requiring you to put pieces on your head…Another similarity: the boxes have images of people with headbands on their heads….
  2. Mattel’s Gas Out: ok, wait a minute, Doesn’t Goliath make all the gross games. I’m sorry but all the gross games are for Goliath..When I want a gross game I go to Goliath Games. why is Mattel, or Mattel Games as I’ve noticed, making “gross games”… huh?? I’m sooo confused….Mattel is NOT known for games like this… what’s going on??  But here’s the thing… Goliath already has a gas/farty game and its called ” Who Tooted” ,, so um, what’s going on? Who Tooted came out either last year or the year before, and now we have this random GAS OUT game by Mattel– the whole thing just confuses me, really.

Toy Review: Mash’Ems, Fash’Ems, & Squishy Pops


August 2016: Tech 4 Kids has just released the latest series of their Squishy Pops ,their Mash’Ems, and the Fash’Ems Collection.The latest Fash’Em toy is based off of Hasbro’s Little Pet Shop. Filled with a liquid substance, the Littlest Pet Shop Fash’Ems are fun toys which can be smashed and squished in multiple ways in your child’s hand. Portable and durable, the Fash’Ems come in a pocket size container, making them easy to transport. The Mash’Ems function just like the Fash’Ems but they come in different characters, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and characters from Finding Dory. Fash’Ems and Mash’Ems can be bounced, thrown against walls, sat on, and they will not break. If you are looking for a safe toy your little ones can play with, a toy which will not break easily or require batteries, these are the toys for you. Tech 4 Kids also makes the famous Squishy Pop Toys. What are Squishy Pops ? Exactly that – toys that are squishy and literallly “pop”. Squishy Pops are way tinier than Mash’Ems and Fash’Ems, so you should take precaution not to have them around children below the age of 2. However, Squishy Pops are lots of fun. You simply take a Squishy Pop and place it on a hard container, and then pull it for the “pop”. Squishy Pops can pop any and everywhere, as long as there is a hard surface. Currently, Squishy Pops can be found in My Little Pony and Finding Dory characters. Last but not least, Tech 4 Kids has also introduced Micro Lites. Similar to the Squishy Pops and the Mash’Ems, the Micro Lites are small as well. The MicroLites are toys which shine a blue light. The Micro Lites currently come in Batman and My Little Pony characters. Micro Lites are battery operated but the batteries can not be  replaced.

Mash’Ems , Fash’Ems, and  Micro Lites  are extremely compact, you could easily fit three in one  pocket. The toys are affordable, they won’t cost you more than $5. If you are going to Africa and you need a light toy to take to your loved ones, something that won’t add significant weight to your suitcase, Tech4Kids has many solutions for you.