Walmart surveyed 1,000 children, ages 3-13, and their parents to decide what the hottest 20 toys of the holidays will be. "As the largest seller of toys in the U.S., we know what parents are looking for," said Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of toys, Walmart U.S., in a written statement. The toys in this list are expected to be the most sought-after gifts for kids. |
Furby Hasbro's interactive creature has evolved a bit. It/he/she still speaks Furbish initially and interacting with humans will teach Furby to speak English. Feed it, love it, play music for it. Human interaction determines the creature's personality. Now, you can get a free app to help translate Furbish and virtually feed it. Works with iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone with iOS 4.2 or later.
Leapfrog LeapPad 2 This learning table has front and back cameras, video recorders, 4GB of memory and an improved processor. There are more than 300 game cartridges and downloadable apps. VTeach InnoTab Learning App Tablet Multimedia table has 5-inch color touch screen and tilt sensor, on-board applications including an MP3 player, video player, art studio and more to promote reading, logic and creativity. Additional content is downloadable.
Little Tikes iTikes Map Battery-operated unit includes maps with different subjects, from dinosaurs and music to solar system and world cats and dogs. There are quizzes and games for different skill levels. Use with an iPhone or iPod Touch to interact with items/locations.
Playskool Rocktivity Walk 'N Roll Rider This Hasbro toy goes from a walker to a ride-on. When a child pushes or scoots on the rider, it plays familiar tunes like "I Like to Move It" and "Ticket to Ride." The rider is designed to boost gross motor skills, cognitive learning and sensory development.
Monopoly Millionaires This Parker Bros. upgrade of the old favorite has a high-end board and rich-guy lifestyle cards. The winner is, of course, the first to earn a million Monopoly dollars. Moving on up....
Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster Rotating ammo rack makes this the most loaded Nerf blaster ever, with four clips and 24 darts, and the ability to hold up to 144 darts. You can reach targets 75 feet away. Game on.
Beyblade Destroyer Dome Play Set Battle it out in the Destroyer Dome arena, where the fun includes "gravity-defying combat." Set includes arena, two five-piece customizeable tops, Dome Spin Tracks, ripcord launchers, assembly tools, collector cards and instructions. MSRP: around $40.
Hot Wheels Terrain Twister R/C Vehicle This thing travels, with pontoons of corkscrew-shaped treads rather than wheels, so it's good to go regardless of indoor or outdoor conditions. Includes radio-control vehicle, remote, batteries, 7.2 volt NiMH rechargeable TMHFlexpak battery system and charger.
Air Hogs Hover Assault Radio-Controlled Helicopter This is a hybrid ground and air remote-control vehicle with an intelligent propeller control system, missile launching and more. Nail that target.
Fisher-Price Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle Play Set This Medieval castle recognizes and responds to its accessories: Talons lock the gate, shutters barricade the windows and the eagle’s head will shoot foes.
Power Wheels Dune Racer 12-volt battery-powered ride-on With big tires and a sturdy steel frame, this buggy reaches 2.5 to 5 miles per hour and will reverse at 2.5 mph. Comes with 12-volt battery and charger and fits two kids. MSRP:
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Melody B. Sharp Interactive Doll With the first talking, singing, dancing, hair-spinning Lalaloopsy doll, you can sing along, do her hair and enjoy the show. MSRP:
Monster High High School Playset Two-story school features recognizable rooms from the webisodes, including the mad science classroom, creepateria, casketball court and lockers. Folds for easy storage. MSRP:
Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace Play Set This interactive play set features Disney princesses with six play areas. Place any Little People Disney princess figure on a special location on the Magical Palace dance floor and the play set recognizes that specific princess and addresses her and sings one of her songs. Comes with two princesses.
Baby Alive Baby Wanna Walk Doll This baby doll wants someone to help her learn to walk and she'll respond by talking and cuddling. She has 40 phrases and is available as a blonde, brunette or African-American.
Barbie Sisters Cruise Ship This play set includes a cruise ship, swing, pool, water slides, buffet accessories, fold-down beds, pillows and blankets. Dolls are sold separately.
Holiday Barbie 2012 Doll The annual holiday edition is a well-coiffed blonde with a elegant red gown.
Novi Star Dolls Four dolls, from the maker of Bratz, have different talents and names: Alie Lectric lights up and changes colors, Ari Roma smells nice, Mae Tallick talks and Una Verse's body contains water and glitter.
Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter Quiet, light electric scooters can reach 15 mph and go 10 miles on a charge. They have steel frames, retractable center kickstands and a weight capacity up to 220 lbs.
It goes without saying; that the more popular the toy(s), the harder it will be to find them by the time Christmas rolls around, so shop early for the best selection of Christmas gifts. Why not take a look at some of the most in-demand toys for 2012 and shop early this year. If you're not sure what to buy, then you should visit Top Christmas Toy Picks to find all of hot new toy releases for this holiday season and then some!
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