Mr. BTEG and I headed out yesterday to do some after-Christmas shopping. The first place we went was a local store named Recess. It is primarily for adults who play table-top games, but the store also carries some high-end toy lines. I wasn't planning on taking any pictures until I saw this set by Breyer which Emily would love:
It's a horse set, with a surprise element! Foals can be a different color than their parents! I presume the sire and dam are the two horses that we can see. It's a cute idea, and of course you want to buy more than one to see what colors of foals you can find.
The horse trailer really appealed to me. Not because I was ever into cars or trucks as a child, or even because of the horse aspect, but just because it looks so realistic. It's like a full-size trailer shrunk down to a toy. There was also a large pickup truck to go with the horse trailer, because of course you need something to pull the trailer to the next adventure. I could see kids keeping busy for hours transporting and loading and unloading horses.
I thought the My Little Pony comic book series would be interesting to some of you. Apparently the stories are suitable for younger kids as well as the older fans.
Lastly, I saw this vanity for Raven Queen at Target. It's nice in that it's very detailed and has a lot of accessories, but it doesn't look that much different than something Gothic-y for Monster High. I'm hoping that's just because of Raven's personality, and that other pieces have a different feel. I didn't get to see Apple's couch there. Has anyone heard what other furniture pieces are coming out?