10 Timeless Toy Ideas
The holidays are arriving, and consumers are scrambling to find the most popular toys. Following is a list of the top ten hottest toys of this season.
1. Tag Reading System
Hailing from the popular system LeapFrog, Tag Reading System uses a tiny camera on the tip of a wand kids can use to scan across words and pictures of their books as they read. Headphones can also be used on this system, and the Tag Reading System can plug into the computer to download new books and more. This is a great new toy for both budding readers and new readers alike.
2. Mr. Potato Head
From Hasbro comes Mr. Potato Head: Taters of the Lost Ark. Kids will love the modern day Potato sporting a leather jacket, a fedora, and holding a whip. When the fedora is put on the potato’s head, it sings “Raiders March.” This Potato Head is modeled after the new movie “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of The Crystal Skull,” and will be sure to be one of the most popular toys for the holidays.
3. Biscuit, My Lovin’ Pup
Hasbro released a new robotic dog, in the form of a golden retriever that will definitely be a hit among kids of all ages. It responds to six different commands, such as “Sit up and beg,” “Lie down,” and “Speak.” Feed him his bone, and he will first sniff at it and then “chomp” on it. Kids will love the real-life look and feel of this cute little puppy. A great gift for kids who want a puppy, but parents who don’t want the real thing!
4. Kid-Tough Digital camera
Finally, a digital camera that can withstand a kid’s rough touch. From Fisher-Price, this camera can endure both drops, as long as they are accidental, and 30 minutes under the water. It has a 64 MB memory, meaning it can hold over 500 pictures at a time. The screen is 1.5 inches, and can allow for 4x6 inch prints. A great new toy for the budding photographer in the family!
From the makers of the very popular kid’s game system V-Smile, comes V-Motion from VTech. This new system is a Wii-like console that comes with a joystick and plugs directly into the television set, and keeps kids busy for hours with many new games. Most games are learning games teaching spelling, math, science, and more while the kids play away. The V-Motion also plugs into the Internet and lets kids play a bonus online game. This will definitely be one of the most popular toys for the holidays.
6. Elmo Live
In keeping in character with its Elmo line, Fisher-Price is launching its latest version of the ever-popular Elmo doll. Elmo Live will come to life when a child either tickles his foot, squeezes his foot, or does either to Elmo’s nose, back, or belly. Elmo Live can also talk and sing, play games, move his head, wave his arms, and cross its little legs. Elmo Live is a great toy that will be one of the most popular baby toys as well as toddler toys.
7. Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House
From Play Along comes the Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House, a dollhouse replica from the hit Disney show Hannah Montana. This is sure to be a popular toy for the holidays, as Miley Cyrus’ show is number 1 among children all over the country! The dollhouse boasts authentic replicas throughout, from clothes to décor to furniture, and is a guaranteed hit for the holidays.
8. Animal Scramble
This learning toy calls out zoo animals that kids have to identify in a game that goes for fastest speed to win. This cute elephant can be played with multiple or solo players, and is both entertaining and educational for kids. When the game gets harder, the kids must identify the zoo animal’s name by the first letter or the identifying characteristic. This is a great toy for all kids, especially in the classroom!
9. A.T. Rex Power Wheels
Coming from Fisher-Price, the A.T. Rex will transform from a Power Wheels that kids can ride onto, into a - you guessed it - T. Rex. Kids will enjoy the glowing eyes of the power wheels, as well as the roar it can make. With speeds up to 5 miles per hour, your children are sure to love this popular toy for the holidays.
10. Cruncher Block And Racer X
Every kid loves Speed Racer, and now a new Lego kit will follow that trend. The cruncher Block and Racer X set includes figures Cruncher Block, Speed Racer, and Racer X. Kids cannot only build scenes, but also role-play them, as well. Legos are always a popular toy, and this Speed Racer set will be no different this year in its popularity for the holidays.