Man where did the year go? It buzzed past me without any inclination. I am still in shock that the holiday season is upon us once again and now it’s time to get busy buying those presents for those we hold near and dear. Are you ready for the holidays? Have you started your Christmas shopping? I haven’t and that’s really bad. Normally I would have bought at least a few things by now.
My teens have gotten harder to buy for. Every time I ask them what they want, they tell me they don’t know. Hmm…. well if you don’t know then I guess you don’t really need anything, right? haha
Now, don’t go getting your panties in a bunch because I DO plan to buy them gifts. I have not nor will I ever forget about my kids at Christmas. I love shopping and I love giving gifts. I just don’t always know what to buy so if they provide me with a list, it makes MY job a whole lot easier. So far, Gina has a long list of clothes. Ugh, I hate buying her clothes because she’s SO picky! Um, anything else Gina? Anything at all? hehee
Well, to save you all some time, I’ve done a bit of homework and found what retailers feel will be the hottest toys this holiday season. I’m sure those of you with young children have already heard of at least a few of these:
Lalaloopsy – Jewels Sparkles ~ fun little ‘big head’ rag dolls that magically come to life from the fabric used to make them. They live in a colorful silly world!
Fisher-Price The Sing-A-Ma-Jigs ~ the new free-spirited, offbeat characters that set off unexpected laughter and excitement with every interaction! The Sing-A-Ma-Jigs enjoy nothing more than singing together, and just to prove it, they harmonize with each other in perfect pitch every time. The more you collect, the larger the chorus!
Fisher-Price Imaginext BIGFOOT the Monster ~ Imagine a little monster with a BIG personality. That’s BIGFOOT. He’s happy. He’s angry. He’s sleepy. He’s fun. He talks and walks and throws a ball, chews and burps and exercises. And kids can bring him to life with an easy-to-use wireless remote control. The symbols on the buttons show you what BIGFOOT will do when you push them, no reading required.
My Pillow Pets ~ “It’s a pillow, it’s a pet… it’s a Pillow Pet!” I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials, as well as my posts about these extremely furry pillows that have animal heads.
Scrabble Flash Cubes ~ created by Hasbro, this is a fun electronic version of the classic Scrabble board game. Use the interactive SmartLink tiles to build your words, and they’ll flash and beep with each word you make.
Wow Wee Paper Jamz Guitar Style 2 ~ Anyone can be a rock star with Paper Jamz! Paper Jamz is the only affordable and innovative play instrument that provides an instant rock star experience and open-ended play! The creative blend of technology and play is made possible with Active Graphics TechnologyTM which allows for circuit-embedded paper, enabling you to play like a pro by simply touching the paper surface! Featuring three modes for jamming.
Loopz Game ~ Get your kids thinking and moving with Loopz Game- Chrome Edition. This skill and action memory game tests kids with music and light for a challenging yet fun experience.
Fisher-Price Go Baby Go! Stride-to-Ride Dino ~ There’s nothing like having a friend you can rely on, especially when you’re first learning to walk. The adorable Fisher-Price Go Baby Go! Stride-to-Ride Dino is ready to steady baby’s first steps, encouraging progress with rewarding lights, sounds and upbeat music.
Toy Story 3 U-Command Buzz Lightyear ~ It’s “Buzz Lightyear to the rescue” with this fully programmable Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 U-Command Buzz Lightyear action figure from Thinkway.
Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS ~ The first fully automatic NERF Clip System blaster to date, the N-STRIKE STAMPEDE ECS blaster features a new pop-out bipod, which doubles as a handle, and a removable shield allowing players to transition to Attack Mode.
Fisher-Price iXL 6-in-1 Learning System (Pink) ~ the ultimate and coolest handheld learning system designed for kids. The iXL Learning System is as a child’s Digital Book Reader, Game Player, Digital Art Book, MP3 Music Player, Notepad and Photo Viewer. The base device comes with pre-loaded software for the various applications listed (for instant out of the box play).
LEGO Minotaurus Game (3841) ~ The mighty Minotaur, a mythical creature, protects a secret temple hidden deep inside a labyrinth. Be the first to lead your heroes to the temple, avoiding the Minotaur and cleverly placing walls to block your opponents. Clear and simple rules make this game great fun for the whole family.
Orbeez – Magic Maker ~ Orbeez are wet and wacky, soft and squishy, fun and funky, bouncy and beautiful. They start off hard and tiny. Add water and watch them grow to more than 100 times their volume. You can grow up to 300 Orbeez at once in this amazing gizmo. While they grow have fun shooting your Orbeez through the hoops. Once grown, cascade them down the spiral ramp into the collection tray.
Tomica Mega Station Hypercity Set ~ features tons of fun city activities. The fully automated train mimics the action of a bustling station. As the train pulls into the terminal, cars stop at the railroad crossing and wait for it to pass. Once the train passes, traffic automatically resumes.
V.Reader Animated E-Book System ~ children will discover the joy of reading while seeing well-loved characters like Shrek and Disney Fairies in stories with vivid animations. As the stories come alive with animations and sounds on the color touch screen, children take a journey into a world of imagination while developing the necessary building blocks to grow from a pre-reader to a confident and fluent reader.
PlayStation Move Starter Bundle ~ the world’s most accurate motion gaming experience. So whether you’re spiking a volleyball, shooting an arrow, or defending yourself in a gladiator duel, your every move is translated into the game with absolute precision. The PlayStation®Move Bundle contains all you need to move into the game. It’s the most immersive gaming experience ever, and it’s only possible on the PlayStation®3.
Spy Net: Secret Mission Video Watch ~ Do you have what it takes to be a super-spy? This timepiece should help! Spy Net products take high-end electronics and interactive experiences and put them in the hands of burgeoning young secret agents! With this Spy Net Secret Mission Video Watch, you can record your friends discreetly and play it back later. Watch holds 20 minutes of video, 4 hours of audio, 2000 pictures, or a combination of the three.
Baby Alive Bouncin’ Babbles ~ created by Hasbro, this doll is so happy to spend time with you that you can see it in everything she does. Hold your little one’s hands and she’ll bounce up and down, just like a real baby. But this bouncing bundle of joy wants to tell you how excited she is, too. As she bounces, she’ll make happy baby sounds. Let your baby doll bounce to her heart’s delight and then cuddle her close with lots of love.
Fast Lane Wild Fire Monster Truck ~ Set the road ablaze with the raging power of the Fast Lane Wild Fire RC Monster Truck. This green machine is a beast under the hood and packs the power to conquer tough terrain. Fire up the monster truck to hear rumbling engine sounds and grab the remote control to send the truck into massive turns and 360-degree spins. Real 4-wheel drive action propels the huge truck over its obstacles, while the roll bar and tail pipe light up with intimidating flame effects.
Cuponk! – Gorillanator with Ramp ~ What exactly is Cuponk? The object: sink your ball into the cup and light it up. Get it in and you’ll hear the sweet sounds of victory. Miss the shot and your friends get the chance to one-up you. When playing Cuponk the tables, walls and chairs in your home all become part of the playing field. Test out sick trick shots like Door Jam, Stairing Contest and Wall Banger. What, you don’t like the names? Okay tough guy, make up your own!
Monster High Cleo De Nile and Deuce Gorgon Giftset ~ includes both Cleo de Nile and Deuce Gorgon, the most popular and fashionable couple at Monster High. They also come with their creepy-cute pets: Cleo’s snake, Hissette, and Deuce’s 2-tailed rat, Perseus. Two doll stands and articulated joints allow you to pose these hip monsters in several different ways.
Calico Critters Townhome ~ The lights turn on and off in this spacious four-room townhome for Calico Critters, and the room divider can be moved to create a fifth room. The home opens and closes for lots of decorating and pretend play fun. The moveable staircase and extra floor area can be used to create larger rooms. House measures 12 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches.
Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Sights & Sounds Table ~ features dancing lights, playful music and ocean sounds, plus lots of busy activities for baby to explore all around the sturdy table. Roll the ball to start music and dancing lights and see the fishy flip. Turn the book pages or slide the shell for sea sounds. Spin the starfish, bat the spinning beads, slide the crab and have oceans of fun.
Smart Trike 3 in 1 Deluxe Tricycle – 10M, 15M, 24M ~ This unique 3 in 1 multi feature tricycle from 10 months, provides a safe way of traveling from the early baby age; it grows with the child to the age of 3 years plus. Parents steer the product with the unique, telescopic, adjustable handle.
Star Wars® Imperial AT-AT All Terrain Armored Transport Vehicle ~ This collection brings to life the incredible story of good versus evil that captured our imagination and took us to a galaxy far, far away. Iconic Star Wars heroes and villains are captured with incredible detail and premium features to commemorate each epic tale in the Star Wars saga. May the Force be with you!
CSI Field Kit : Junior Investigator Kit
~ Evaluate and process crime scenes with the CSI Jr. Investigator Kit. Learn how to fingerprint suspects, collect evidence and compare your findings.
Squinkies ~ new squishy mini-figures available in hundreds of styles, ranging from cats and monkeys to princesses and puppies! Squinkies come packaged in tiny plastic bubbles mimicking the vending machine surprises that kids love!
Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures! ~ Float in outerspace. Experience the thrill of roaring rapids. Tackle mountaintop obstacle courses and dive into the deep to explore a leaky underwater observatory – all from your living room. With Kinect Adventures, you are the controller as you jump, dodge and kick your way through exciting adventures set in a variety of exotic locations. Rated “E” for Everyone.
Razor Ground Force Drifter Kart
~ Super fast, furious and fun, the Razor Ground Force Drifter has Super Slider POM rear wheels to let you power slide through corners, throw fish tails or fast 180’s. Capable of speeds up to 12 mph, the Ground Force Drifter will make you the neighborhood drift king.
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