The boys and I recently attended the first-ever virtual Sweet Suite @ Home event. A virtual toy party hosted by The Toy Insider,  where members of the media and digital influencers were invited to check out the newest toy releases from more than 50 top toy companies. 

This event usually happens in person every year, in NYC, so this was a fun opportunity to be a part of it, from the safety of our living room. 

We had one on one demo zoom chats with some of our favourite toy companies, including LEGO, Nintendo, Pokemon, Hasbro, and Bandai, and it was so fun to learn about their latest products coming up, or just being released.

It was such a fun experience to attend this virtual event, and I loved having the opportunity to have the boys be a part of it as well. 

Here are some of the new toys we were super excited about after the event.

LEGO Super Mario™ Adventures.

We pre-ordered the new LEGO® Super Mario™ Adventures with Mario Starter Course (71360) when it was first announced, and we can’t wait to get it by the end of August. It is a super exciting collab for LEGO, and the kids can’t wait to check it out. We had a chance to see it in action during the zoom call, and all I can say is that this is going to change the way the kids play with their LEGO.

The set features a LEGO Mario™ figure that gives instant expressive responses via the LCD screens and speaker. All players can earn virtual coins moving LEGO Mario from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole via spinning and cloud platforms. They can rearrange the bricks to create new levels to master.


We had a chance to attend a zoom chat with Nintendo, and we got to see some demos of a selection of their games, including, of course, some of our favourites, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Just Dance 2020,  Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, and a few others.  We are actually going to be reviewing one of the Mario games, so stay tuned to find out which one, as we will be giving away a game to one lucky reader too!

Bandai – Tamagotchi On

If you had a Tamagotchi growing up, then this will be a real blast from the past.  We did a zoom chat with Bandai and saw a demo of their new Tamagotchi On. We were super impressed with the colour screen, the fact that you can marry them, make babies, and see each generation grow (the babies look like a mix of Mom and Dad), unlock different lands, etc. We had to order some right away. We’ve been playing with the Tamagotchi On for a while, and we love it. 

You have to check them out! These are way cooler than the old school Tamagotchi we had growing up.

There are so many more amazing toys we can’t wait to check out. We were also super lucky to receive a box filled with amazing samples from some of the companies at the event. We are so grateful and can’t wait to try them all out. 

Toy Insider's Sweet Suite At Home 2020

Toy Insider's Sweet Suite At Home 2020

Toy Insider's Sweet Suite At Home 2020

Thank you so much to the companies sending all the swag and samples our way!

Here is a list of the event sponsors.

– 3Doodler

– Age of Learning / Adventure Academy

– Aurora World, Inc.

– Bandai

Basic Fun!

Blip Toys

Blue Marble

Bonkers Toys

– Buffalo Games

Commonwealth Toy & Novelty Co

– Cra-Z-Art


– Educational Insights/Learning Resources

– Elenco Electronics, Inc.

– Epoch Everlasting Play

Far Out Toys

Fat Brain Toys

Funrise Toys

– Goliath


– IMC Toys

– Hasbro


Hog Wild Toys

JAKKS Pacfic

– Jazwares

Just Play

– Kid Trax

– Little Kids, Inc.


– Make It Real


– MGA Entertainment

– Moose Toys

– Nintendo





– Sam’s Club

Schleich USA, Inc.

Skyrocket Toys

Spin Master

Sunny Days Entertainment, LLC


– tonies

– Ultra PRO International

– Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products

VTech & LeapFrog

– WeCool Toys

Wicked Cool Toys




Thanks to Toy Insider for the invite to this fun virtual event!