One of the biggest stories here on THE ROCK FATHER in the past few months was the news that toys based on NickJr’s BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES were headed for Toys “R” Us. Reaction to that first-look at the new, high-octane vehicles from Mattel’s Fisher-Price (especially on Facebook & Instagram) just solidified how much kids are loving the excitement of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) infused series. Now it’s official – the BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES Toys have arrived in-store and online exclusively through Toys “R” Us – a launch perfectly-timed to the debut of DRAGON ISLAND DUEL, airing Monday, May 25th at 11am ET/PT on Nickelodeon. While we have not yet had a chance to check out any of the toys personally (our eyes are on the Die-Cast collection), I’ve heard from a few readers that have, and the folks at Nick did provide us with an early look at DRAGON ISLAND DUEL, which is officially Rock Father-approved!
DRAGON ISLAND DUEL:
In “Dragon Island Duel,” Blaze and Crusher go up against each other in a one-on-one high stakes race to the top of Mount Dragon. Although it’s one of the toughest races their team has ever faced, best friends Blaze and AJ know they have what it takes to beat Crusher–the unstoppable power of friendship! Despite Crusher’s attempt to cheat and trap Blaze in a cave far off the course before the race begins, AJ manages to free his best friend while overcoming larger-than-life obstacles along the way. Crusher tries to cheat one last time along the route, but Blaze and AJ prove no one can beat best friends by winning the race in a thrilling finale. Throughout the half-hour special, preschoolers will be introduced to the STEM concept of investigation.
BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES Toys:
Straight from Axle City to Toys“R”Us® comes an all-new assortment of toys from Fisher-Price based on the hit Nickelodeon preschool show, Blaze and the Monster Machines™. Featuring the heroic monster truck, Blaze, his 8-year-old driver, AJ and many of the show’s dynamic and clever characters, the preschool line of road-ready vehicles, die-cast and plush are available only at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and Toysrus.com, now through the end of July.
Additionally, to celebrate the release of DRAGON ISLAND DUEL, NickJr. has launched an all-new free-to-play companion game on their website, DRAGON ISLAND RACE, and an update to their Blaze iOS App.
Stay tuned, and race-on!