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For Once, Don’t Skip the Commercials: Here are 5 Great ‘As Seen on TV’ Products for Kids

Most children’s’ eyes glaze over during endless commercials for cars, wireless providers, and antidepressants.  After what seems like an eternity, there is that one catchy 30 second ad that has your children on the edge of their seats: the hottest new toy.  But then, just when your child is sold, comes the most dreaded phrase of all: “You must be 18 years or older to order.”

Although these products branded themselves mainly through television, they are usually available online, in toy stores, in most superstores, and, of course, mail order by call.  Here are some of the best “As Seen on TV” Toys for kids of all ages:

  • Snuggie Tails – Everyone remembers when America’s favorite blanket with sleeves hit the market.  The Snuggie is back and better than ever – this time, in tail form!  Has your child ever dreamt of becoming a mermaid, swimming with sharks, or waddling around as a penguin?  Make that dream become a reality with one of Snuggie’s nine brightly colored, cuddly Snuggie Tail blankets!  Your child stays warm and cozy while their arms remain free to play games, eat, use electronics, etc.

  • Magic Tracks – Magic Tracks are the next generation’s Matchbox cars.  The serpentine design of these pieces allow the track to bend, curve, and flex in any direction, allowing for endless customized courses created by your little racer!  Track pieces snap together easily and glow in the dark.  They also come with LED light-up race cars.  The track easily rolls up, and it also comes with a convenient travel pouch so the tracks can go anywhere your child goes!

  • Wubble Bubble Ball – It looks like a bubble, but it plays like a ball!  Have you ever witnessed that millisecond when your child reaches to play with the balloon they just blew, only to have it pop in their face?  Well put the bubbles aside, and try a Wubble!  This toy is made out of thermo-stretch material that keeps the Wubble usable for days on tend.  It is recommended to deflate your Wubble (with the provided tools) when you are done playing with it to make it last longer and keep it out of harm’s way.

  • Pillow Pets Dream Lites – Another well-known As Seen On TV brand, your child might even already have a Pillow Pet.  But do they have one that instantly turns turns their bedroom ceiling into a starry night sky?  These plush pets project comforting light that helps alleviate fear of the dark or simply creates a magical atmosphere for any time of the day!  The Pillow Pet Dream Lites comes in fifteen different lovable varieties from the members of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Hello Kitty to a rainbow unicorn!

  • Magic Pens – Magic Pens have been around for awhile now, but they have certainly stood the test of time as they are still one of the best-selling As Seen on TV products.  They work like regular markers, expect they change colors like magic!  They are washable, work on any paper, and allow for your child’s imagination to soar.  Perfect for the artist in your family!

Have you ever ordered a product off of TV?  What is your favorite “As Seen on TV” item?  Let us know in the comment section below!

Jane Jozefowicz
Jane Jozefowicz
Jane Jozefowicz is a rising sophomore at the University of Chicago, where she studies Linguistics and Computer Science. Jane plays trombone and lacrosse and is the biggest animal lover you'll meet!