New Toys for 2012

When it comes to toys that are expected to be released to an excited public in 2012 there are a few new novelties worth mentioning. Your kid probably already knows about them even though they just got on the market.

Hasbro is putting out a lot of new toys this year, especially ones that are tied to big movie releases of old science fiction and cartoon classics that are coming out on Blu Ray or in the movie theaters. There is now a new series of Avengers toys along with a redone miniature plastic model of the vintage Iron Man. This Iron Man is bright red with silver detail. The toy company has also come out with models of Hawkeye and the Black Widow both sporting a lot o pouches and big weapons. They have also made a model of Captain America which is 1950s looking with red gloves, a sky blue suit and a shiny little shield that looks like a bulls eye with a star in the middle of it.
The toy company Hasbrow has also released a red and blue version of Spiderman and Leia and Lando from Star Wars in desert gear. The company is also releasing a life size Darth Maul style double-sided lightsaber to tie into the 3-D release of the classic Star Wars film.

This year Disney has unveiled a empire that includes Disney product collections including magical toys, bath toys, cuddly toys and baby gear decorated with everyone's favorite Disney characters.

The company White Rabbit England is launching a new collection for 2012 including lots of soft, fluffy rabbit toys, an embroider blanket with soft fluffy rabbis on it and Staffordshire pottery with the white rabbit on it. Other new products made by White Rabbit England for 2012 include a dog lamp, a cat lamp and a keepsake box with the famous image of the White Rabbit on it.

Apple's iPad has also launched a new iPad game that allows humans to play games in real time with live farm pigs. From their iPad humans press a button on a screen. This is connected to a Wiii type screen in a Danish pig farm in which bored pigs press their snouts against a touch sensitive display to try and produce virtual sparks of light. This is a game that works because pigs display the same kind of curiosity as humans when they are bored and will learn how to press their snouts against an interactive screen.

Fashionable Old Fashioned Names for Boys!

Do you want a classic name for your little boy bundle of joy that is old yet still fashionable. The following list consists of some vintage suggestions that are still in style today.

Aiden – This very popular name is Irish and means 'fiery.' Although it is ancient, the name Aiden also has a very upright contemporary flair.

Avery – This name, which means 'counselor of the elves', is English in origin. It has been on the top ten lists of popular English names for the last two years.

Charlie – Charlie is one of those old English and German names that tend to never go out of style. This perennial favorite name means 'strong.” The real name of Tiger Woods is Charlie.

Everett – This traditional English name means 'Wild Boar.' It is a rarer name that has a great deal of dignity.

Henry – This is a name reminiscent of many English Kings even though its origin is German. The name means Ruler of the Household.

Jasper – This name means 'Precious Stone' and is a stylish form of Jacob or Josh. It is good for a kid that you are hoping might become artistic.

Leo – This striking yet short name exudes strength. The long form is Leonardo. The name is Latin for 'The Lion.' It's a good name for a son that you hope will be very ambitious.

Liam – This name, thanks to actor Liam Niilson, has been popular for some time. It is Irish and short for William.

Max – This is a dapper Latin name that is short for Maximillian or Maxwell. It was very popular in the 1920s.

Oliver – Oliver means Olive Tree in Latin. It also has its connotations to Oliver Twist. It is a gentle sophisticated name with a very old vibe.

Owen – This name is Irish for 'young warrior' and it used to describe nerds like the character that Danny Devi to play in 'Throw Momma From the Train. Nowadays it is seen as a more sophisticated and manly name.

Rory – This is also a very popular name this year. This Irish moniker means 'brilliance.'

Silas – This sleek and sophisticated name is an alternative to names Like Samuel and Sidney. It used to mean an old fuddy-duddy but it has fresher connotations in this century.
Wmffre – This unique name that is German in origin and pronounces oom-fre was among the top 100 names for boys in 2011. It means peaceful and is the German version of the name Humphrey.