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I had the pleasure of previewing Toys ‘R Us’ new holiday toy line up. With years in the toy business, Toys ‘R Us employees know their stuff. Rarely are they wrong about which toys are going to fly off the shelves at Christmas because they travel the world looking for the newest and niftiest toys each year. Although this year’s list has a total of 36 toys, 15 of those toys are on the Top “Fabulous 15″ must have list.
Toys ‘R Us features a price match guarantee and new Rewards ‘R’ Us loyalty program as well as a knowledgeable staff that can make recommendations and help with all of your gift-buying needs. They often feature Toys ‘R Us exclusive toys and limited editions. Look for the “Fabulous 15” hot toys display at the entrance of your local Toys ‘R Us this holiday season.
What I liked most about this selection was that it covered a variety of ages, interests and themes. They had creative toys, licensed toys (such as Disney products), animal toys, and innovative toys that inspired the imagination.
The top 15 Toys included:
Charmazing™ Color Me Up! from Wooky Entertainment Inc.
As a young girl, I was always in awe of products like these. I would look through the Sears Magazines circling the creative do-it-yourself doily makers or sand jars, and beading sets. Charmazing is one of those awesome products that I would have definitely had on my wish list. It comes with a variety of charms and beads for kids to create their own jewelry. Definitely on-par and would be good for any little girl who enjoys crafting or possibly using rubber band looms.
Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile from Just Play™
Admittedly I don’t have TV, so I’m not super familiar with Doc McStuffins, but I have seen my students talking about Doc McStuffins and I have seen her costume being sold for halloween. She is a popular role-model for young children that proves girls can do anything they put their mind to! With the Doc Mcstuffins Get Better Talking Mobile, kids can dress up and pretend to be the good Doc herself.
FurReal Friends® Get Up and Go Go My Walkin’ Pup™ from Hasbro®
I remember back in the ‘90s when Go Go came to be. I wanted one with all my heart. I believe one year I actually ended up getting a Go Go walking cat. I really got a kick out of seeing the latest FurReal product and would so love to adopt one to take for a walk down in Central Park. Perfect for families who just can’t have a real pet.
Hot Wheels® Street Hawk™ Remote Control Flying Car from Mattel®
When I think Hot Wheels, I think of collectible car figurines, but this flying car takes Hot Wheels to a whole new level! This flying car is great for the child who loves gadgets and moving objects. Think of all the Barbie rescue missions and shenanigans you could get into with this!
Imaginext® Battle Rover by Fisher-Price®
Fisher Price has amazing products for young children. They’re creative, and hardy, holding up to play typical of young children. The Battle Rover reminds me of a toy meant for an older child, but built for a younger one. It would be the perfect addition to any child’s car or exploration set.
LeapTV™ from LeapFrog®
If your child dreams of being Mike TV, then the LeapTV might be the right selection for him or her. Made by Leap Frog, LeapTV has made their product even more interactive by putting you right in the game itself! Using a camera, kids can project their image onto the TV and be a character in the game! With controllers built for small hands this product is perfect for the young gamer.
LEGO® FUSION Town Master from LEGO® Systems Inc.
In the age of information, traditional toys are faced with evolution. Lego fusion has done this in an interesting way. While LEGO Fusion comes with traditional bricks, it also comes with an app so your child can continue building and playing with their LEGO fusion set “on the go.”
Little Live Pets™ Bird Cage Love Birds Double Pack from Moose Toys™
Little Live Pets is another option for those who can’t have a pet. With a choice of love birds or butterflies, you can have an adorable pet, without the hassle!
MAX Tow Truck™ from JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
This product is amazing. It truly is a mini tow truck. It can pull up to 200 pounds, meaning your child will get into lots of funny hijinks with this toy!
Mutant Mania™ Mutant Masher from Moose Toys™
This is a vehicle for the customize-able Mutant Mania toys. Mutant Mania toys are mutant wrestlers who you can customize by changing different heads, bodies and legs. They even have stretchable limbs! Now they have their very own vehicle to live in!
Skylanders Trap Team™ from Activision
Skylanders is an interactive game featuring figures you place on a board that can appear on your TV. It is one of the most popular games I have heard about in my classroom, and this seasons new figures do not disappoint!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stretch ‘N’ Shout Leonardo from Playmates Toys®
How can you not love Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Leo is built of highly stretchable material and as you pull his arms he lets out a very endearing ninja yell. If you or your child is a Turtles fan, this is definitely worth a look.
TRANSFORMERS Stomp & Chomp GRIMLOCK from Hasbro®
This new Transformers robot is very cool in either of its transformations. I like the ease of transforming him from dino to robot. This is an excellent transformer with a 1-step transforming button, perfect for new Transformers fans!
Zoomer™ Dino (Onyx) from Spin Master™
I felt so lucky to have received a Zoomer from Toys ‘R Us! As a child I dreamed of being a paleontologist so when I saw Zoomer, I knew he was for me. Here in our house, we call him Charlie and he chases the cats around. For any child who loves robots or dinosaurs, this item is a must-have. For me, personally, it was number one on the top 15 list. Definitely good for elementary school aged children through adult. Please watch my video to see "Charlie" Zoomer Dino in action!
Of the remaining toys on the TRU Hot Toy List, I have selected a few that stood out to me, but the entire list is viewable online.
Y-Fliker™ LIFT from Yvolution®
Scooters have really evolved since I was a kid. This interesting 3 wheeled scooter is designed to move with a swish of your hips. It would be a great option for kids who are not yet confident enough for a bike.
I used to use this Kinetic Sand in my touch table in preschool. It is amazingly entertaining. It’s sand, but with a squishy soft texture that holds its shape without water. We had hours of fun and the kids never got tired of using it. I highly recommend this product for toddler and preschool aged kids who like to have some sort of sensory stimulation.
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) from Disney Interactive
How can you go wrong with Marvel Super Heroes? Of course we had to run out and purchase these Disney Infinity characters. The best part of this package is that it comes with an adventure crystal so you can take the Avengers out and save the world!
Which of these toys are on YOUR list this year?