Popular Holiday Toys
Dozen" Toys for 2008 Holiday Shopping
Wishes Magazine announced their 2008 Hot Dozen list during the magazine's holiday
preview event in October at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
recognizes projected "in demand" toys for the upcoming holiday season,
the toys expected to be at the top of children's wish lists.
drum roll please:
Kota the Triceratops,
by Hasbro, $300, ages 3+; What kid doesn't love a dinosaur? Basically a toy for
kids to simply sit on, Kota also reacts to kids motion that lends an exciting
interactive feel for young kids and toddlers.
Bratz Girlz Really
Rock, MGA Entertainment, $19.99, ages 6+; rock stars come with personalized
guitars, their own set of musical instruments, and two outfits. If you have a
tween Bratz Girlz fan in your household, this is the holiday must-have.
Lego Mobile Command Center, Lego, suggested retail $89.99, ages 6+; gone
are the days when all you had to go was fit the pieces together. Lego pulls out
all the stops with their newest mega adventure featuring a big rig that holds
an extreme spy adventure.
Bakugan Battle Arena, Spin Master, suggested retail $29.99, ages 6-11;
an exciting strategy board game where magnetic marbles magically pop open into
power Bakugan warrior action figures. Answer the call to brawl and decide the
fate of the galaxy!
Wild Planet, suggested retail $19.99-$29.99, ages 3-5; a new twist on "tag"
as kids up and race around to tag the correct match with an hand-held tagger shaped
like a giraffe (with four fist-sized friends - a monkey, parrot, tiger and elephant).
Disney Fairies Clickables - Fairy Charms Starter Set, Techno Source, suggested
retail $29.99, ages 7+; fashion jewelry, charms, and bracelets from the House
of Mouse that extends the fun online at www.PixieHollow.com.
U-Dance, Hasbro, suggested retail $74.99, ages 8+; Using wireless motion
tags on their legs, dancers follow on-screen commands which track their every
step. Comes pre-loaded with 12 hits so kids can learn to get up and boogy down!
Girl Gourmet Cupcake
Maker, Jakks Pacific, suggested retail $29.99, ages 8+; Kids make their
own cupcakes with this no-muss, no-fuss "no baking required" set. The
Cupcake Maker comes complete with four special cupcake mixes and frosting.
Pets, This is Serious Ming-Ming, Fisher Price, suggested
retail $37.99, ages 18 months+; The plush doll features signature
phrases, songs, and dance moves with 3 modes of play: Dance Along,
Rescue Adventure and Animal Charades.
Glow Station, Crayola, suggested retail $29.99, ages 6+;
a new, bright idea from the crayon maker featuring a wand that
allows kids to draw with light! Comes with special canvas, wand,
stencils and tracer shapes, or let kids go wild drawing their
own light creations.
Sit to Stand Alphabet Train, VTech, suggested retail $49.99, ages 1+; For
floor play, this learning toy doubles as a pull-along walker or as a train
teaching babies numbers, letters, colors, songs, stories and more with two learning
Thinkway, suggested retail $384.99, ages 8+; an advanced robot that brings this
endearing movie character to life. Allows kids to interact as Wall-E performs
with Hollywood movie-like movement, original character voice & special effects.
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the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood educator
who believes in learning through play and the value of good toys.