Top Toys this Christmas at Toy Kingdom

‘Tis that time of year when kids are making their Christmas wish list, and there’s no other way to play Santa in a big way with Top Toys from Toy Kingdom, the amazing toy superstore.

There are the gift sets from well- loved brands – Barbie, My Little Pony, Powerpuff Girls, and Shopkins – that will bring a big smile to little girls.




DC Superhero Girls Power Action Wonder Woman Doll comes with her Super Hero accessories such as the iconic Lasso of Truth and the Golden Shield.


Huggable Powerpuff girls “6 Deluxe doll


My Little Pony Basic Pony. This well-loved pony figure has fancy marks and a whimsical mane. Includes brush and barrettes.


Shopkins Tall Mall. The coolest shopkins treat that conveniently folds down for easy storage. Features an adorable home and garden store, food court and Petkins Parlor. Includes four exclusive shopkins.

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Barbie Starlight Lead Doll features Barbie in a space outfit alongside pet Pupcorn.



Motorized Nerf N-Strike Mega Mastodon Blaster includes 24-dart revolving drum. Fires darts up to 100 feet (30 meters) and comes with 24 MEGA Whistler Darts.


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Hotwheels Bulldoze track set. With stunt action and player-powered launchers. Includes a Hotwheel car.


Orbeez Crush and Draw. Squishy balls to Grow, Crush and Create. Simply Crush your Orbeez color of choice and then use the automatic crush pen and follow the included stencils to create beautiful pieces of Orbeez art! Add water and watch them grow to more than 100 times their volume.


Toys inspired by blockbuster movies – Star Wars Rogue One, Transformers, Power Rangers, and Cars will top any young boy’s list; as will remote control cars and helicopters.


McQueen Sports Car. The coolest ride that comes with three sound modes that let you choose English or Spanish phrases from the Cars 2 movie. Comes with single push-button operation for easy stop and wide door openings.


Paw Patrol Air Patroller. The 2-in-1 Air Patroller that transforms from helicopter to plane mode with real lights and sounds. Comes with a Robopup figure.




Power Rangers Ptera Charge Megazord. Morph into Megazord Mode and Pterodactyl Mode with 3 ways to play. Can be combined with Zord Builder items.




Star Wars Lead Villain Electrical Mask Includes a voice changer feature to transform into the Lead Villain from the new Star Wars movie.


Star Wars Bladebuilders Lightsaber. Highly customizable set with accessories made just like in the movies with classic lights and sounds.


Color Alive Easy Animation Studio. Kids can color their own scenery and stories and bring them to life with the free Easy Animator app. The app works with iOS and Android devices; make it move using a poseable mannequin, capturing the movements with the app and turning them into fluid animations.


There’s also something for kids who are into techie stuff like virtual reality glasses which transport kids of all ages to another world.


PS4 VR with Camera. This virtual reality head-mounted display is fully functional with the PlayStation 4 home video game console.


Xbox One. Newly updated Xbox One with all in entertainment system made not just to play games but also connect other apps such as Skype.


Have fun playing Santa as you complete the list of Top Toys available at all Toy Kingdom Express outlets in SM Stores and Toy Kingdom Stores in most SM Supermalls.

Also visit; ToyKingdomPH at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.












SM – LTO Tie up for Easy Driver’s License Renewal

My Husband’s birthday is fast approaching and soon enough, he’ll ask me for tips on where he can renew his Driver’s license.  My answer now would be – in SM!

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) and SM recently signed a memorandum of agreement to bring Drivers’ license renewal closer, easier and more convenient to the public at SM City North EDSA.


LTO Chief Asec. Edgar Galvante (3RD from left), SM Supermalls President Annie Garcia(4th from left), and SM Mart, Inc. Executive Vice President Ricky Lim (2nd from left) during the recent signing of the Memorandum of Agreement which allows LTO to occupy a space for their Driver’s License Renewal Center (DLRC) at selected SM Malls. Also present are SM Mart, Inc. Vice President for Business Center Operations Dennis Yaw, LTO Executive Director Atty. Romeo Vera Cruz, and LTO-NCR Regional Director Atty. Clarence Guinto. With this partnership, the public can expect more DLRCs in various SM malls nationwide. This is one way to serve the public better and to bring the government services closer, easier and conveniently to the public.

This partnership will also give mallgoers the opportunity to have their licensed processed while shopping, having fun, and doing their other errands in SM Malls.

The partnership allows LTO to set up and operate Driver’s License Renewal Centers (DLRC) at selected malls such as:
  • SM City North EDSA
  • SM City Pampanga
  • SM City Manila
  • SM City Cebu
  • SM Southmall
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM City San Jose Del Monte
  • SM City Davao
  • SM Seaside City Cebu and
  • SM City Cabanatuan
DLRCs are open from Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 9pm (excluding legal holidays, special non-working days and work suspensions declared by the government). 


LTO Chief Asec. Edgar Galvante graced the MOA signing together with LTO Executive Director Atty. Romeo Vera Cruz, LTO-NCR Regional Director Atty. Clarence Guinto, SM Supermalls President Annie Garcia, SM Mart, Inc. Executive Vice President Ricky Lim and Vice President for Business Center Operations Dennis Yaw.



The Driver’s License Renewal Center (DLRC) at SM City North EDSA is conveniently located at the Government Service Express at The Annex, LTO’s Drivers License Renewal together with other government service counters such as Philippine Postal Corporation, PhilHealth, SSS, GSIS, and Pag-IBIG.

The Government Service Center at SM City North EDSA is a one-stop venue for various government service counters such as Philippine Postal Corporation, PhilHealth, SSS, GSIS, and Pag-IBIG.

Likewise, SM Business Centers and SM Bills Payment Counters now accept payments for license renewal, and will serve as an alternate receiving and payment counters to augment the LTO central office; accepting cash payments from LTO clients with Order of Payment forms from 10:00am to 7:00pm every day.

Meanwhile, SM Business Centers offer PSA (formerly NSO) applications for birth, marriage, and death certificates; PRC renewals of professional licenses; DTI consumer welfare services and renewal of business name; and Ombudsman Clearance applications.

Moreover, SM Bills Payment counters located in The SM Store, SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket and Savemore, accept payments for contributions and/or loans for the Social Security System, Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth and National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation and Armed Forces & Police Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (AFPMBAI); and payment of fines for tickets issued by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

I super agree that the LTO Driver’s License Renewal Center (DLRC) is one of the many services SM extends beyond shopping to its customers.


Newest Shopping Destination in the East: SM City East Ortigas

There is a new shopping destination in the East – SM City East Ortigas!

The 60th Supermall  in the country formally opened its doors to excited folks last December 2. They opened with a Bang, of course! – with the band, production numbers, parade, colorful displays, various mascots and lovely characters (Snowman, Fairies, 7 Dwarfs, Princes and Princesses, King and Queen, and many others)  to welcome everyone!


People literally barged in when SM City Ortigas formally opened.


The works!

I know it will be a big hit as it occupies   a prime spot right at the boundary of Pasig City and Cainta, where it enjoys proximity and accessibility to Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Marikina and nearby Rizal towns.

For those who haven’t been there, think of the mall as the East Ortigas version of “Megamall.”

Something New

SM East Ortigas is set as the eastern community’s lifestyle hub. It features a paved jogging path and loops that goes around the mall filled with trees serving as natural shade in the day.  It will also have state-of-the-art cinemas, comprised of four digital cinemas and four Director’s Club theaters.

The mall is also ready to welcome to its fold a diverse tenant mix anchored by the SM Store, SM Supermarket, Appliance Center, Ace Hardware and Watsons.  People can expect to keep the merchandising mix fresh and exciting as it welcomes new concepts and first-to-market shops and dining options to complement trusted brands.  It appeals to the lifestyle driven young professionals and the family-oriented people of nearby areas.







What I like about it

I like that the place is wide with 82,000 square meters!  There are lots of tenants – the trusted ones and the new ones which makes me want to come back.  It is well lighted.  The ambiance is fresh, modern and young.  There’s also a big place for events – in fact, that mall can hold multiple events!




And as Christmas is around the corner, I love their awesome and happy display. Over-all, it is one big happy place!