Hot Toys for Christmas 2010

Hot Toys for Christmas 2010

Hot Toys for Christmas 2010

The Christmas shopping season has exploded with bargain hunters nationwide on the prowl for the holiday’s best deals.  Toy retailers especially are on the front lines as parents take to the aisles and the web, on the hunt for the holiday’s hottest toys to surprise and delight their children with on Christmas morning.

Toys”R”Us, the leading toy retailer in the U.S., swung open its doors at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night for the first time ever with over 150 specials on toys and games.   Two hours later, retail giant Walmart kicked off Black Friday with midnight savings on all Nintendo Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360 game systems, as well as board games and the ever popular Zhu Zhu pets.

Some of the hottest toys this year include:

For 15 years, Toy Story has captured the imagination of kids of all ages with heart-warming tales and rich characters like Woody and Buzz Lightyear.  On the heels of Toy Story 3’s success this year, parents have a wide selection to choose from to please their little Toy Story loving tykes.  The Toy Story 3 TriCounty Landfill Junkyard playset, a Woody & Bullseye Roundup Pack and the Buzz Lightyear Deluxe Action Wing Pack top the lists.  There’s even a Toy Story 3 Operation Buzz Lightyear game that brings new life to the classic Operation game that most of us grew up with.

For secret agents ages 8 to 15, the Spy Net Secret Mission Video Watch is just the right accessory to successfully undergo top secret missions to expose brothers and sisters who seek world domination.  This handy little spy tool can secretly record 20 minutes of video, over 4 hours of audio and 2,000 pictures for evidence.

Stinky the Garbage Truck, the latest addition to the Matchbox Big Rig Buddies line, is an interactive garbage truck designed for kids 3 and up.  Stinky comes with over 90 songs and phrases and loves to talk and sing.  He also loves to eat small items that can later be dumped out.

Lego building bricks have been around for almost 80 years, a testament to their ongoing popularity with children.  Their new Ultimate Building Set, designed for kids ages 4 and up, comes with 405 pieces that can be used to build a helicopter, car, house or even a dog. 

If you grew up making your own jewelry with toy bead and bracelet sets, the Alex Toys Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Making Kit comes with enough beads, colors and patterns to make 22 friendship bracelets.  Great for daughters, granddaughters and nieces.

LeapFrog’s Leapster Explorer Learning Game System comes pre-loaded with over 30 different games and activities designed to entertain kids while developing spelling, reading, writing and math skills. 

Every little girl dreams of being the Princess, and this year Disney delivers with the Princess and Me Dolls including Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella and Tiana.  There’s even a Rapunzle doll from Disney’s latest classic, Tangled.

Mattel’s Loopz is a high-energy interactive game with music and flashing lights that tests a child’s memory and really gets them moving.  With 7 different games, Loopz challenges a child’s memory, rhythm and flexibility.

Playskool’s Alphie is a learning toy robot on a mission from his home planet to help preschoolers learn their letters as well as develop vocabulary and math skills.  With music, playful songs and buttons that light up, Alphie promises to make learning fun.

Even the traditional teddy bear makes a comeback this year with Amazon’s Exclusive Limited Edition 2010 Mascot Bear, a brown and cream super-soft plush that comes with an winter hat.

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