Each Christmas season, major toy sellers release their holiday predictions for the hottest selling toys. Toys R Us is included in this list with their “Fabulous 15” top Christmas toys list. They claim that their list is the result of “countless hours dedicated to identifying the best products throughout the year.” When looking for gift ideas for those special kids on the gift list, this is a great place to start. Here are their predictions for top 15 best selling Christmas toys for the Christmas season (in alphabetical order):
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Based on a Japanese television series, Bakugan Brawlers is predicted to be very popular among boys this season. It’s a two player strategy games including cards and action figure warriors tucked inside spheres that are popped open during game play. Figurines and cards are each sold separately.
From Spin Master – $7.99
ChixOs Pink Design-A-Luxury Loft
With the “Design a Luxury Loft” set girls can create and design their own dream apartment by adding and removing 3D furniture, getting it ready for amazing parties. The set includes three ChixOs dolls that they can dress and style in over 243 ways by mixing and matching parts. No batteries required.
From Spin Master -$26.99
Color Me a Song
Crayola is continually coming out with new and exciting products to encourage imagination and creativity. With this set, toddlers are able to produce music through their coloring – the faster they color, the faster the music gets. The set includes four instrument buttons. Batteries included.
From Crayola Beginnings – $24.99
Netbooks are now being targeted at children. These Netpals have 8.9 inch LCD screens with Windows XP Home. They feature a unique Disney interface with parental controls and kid-friendly software. They’re available in blue or pink.
From ASUS – $349.99
Disney-Pixar Toy Story Interactive Buddies Talking Action Figures
Thanks to the re-release of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in theaters in digital 3D, Buzz Lightyear and Woody are popular once again. With three different interactive modes, kids can watch Buzz and Woody banter back and forth with over 100 phrases. Batteries required.
From Thinkway – $99.99
Disney Princess: Just One Kiss Princess Tiana Doll
From the Disney movie, The Princess and the Frog, comes the princess Tiana doll. Princess Tiana comes dressed in a shimmering gown and tiara, and is alongside her frog companion, Prince Naveen. Girls can bring the frog prince in the dolls hand up for a kiss from Tiana for a magical surprise.
From Mattel – $24.99
Fast Lane All Terrain Vehicle
Remote-control toys are always popular among young boys, and this one has a lot to offer. It is the ultimate off-road toy as it has the ability to drive on almost any terrain. It can even manage flips and jumps safely. Batteries included.
From Toys R Us – $119.99
Laugh & Learn Learning Farm
At the laugh and learn farm, the animal friends are ready to have fun and help teach toddlers the alphabet, numbers, shapes, sounds and more. As soon as the baby crawls through the farm gate it triggers all the lights and music for lots of fun.
From Fisher-Price – $69.99
Little Mommy Baby Ah-Choo
This doll feels under the weather and needs a nice young girl to nurse her back to health. She sneezes and sniffles until her mommy uses the included health tools to make her feel all better. She makes over 30 sounds and phrases. Batteries included.
From Fisher-Price – $34.99
Mindflex is an interactive game allowing kids to move objects with the power of their minds. Using the brainwave sensing headset, children must guide the foam ball, using their mind, through a customizable obstacle course. Batteries not included.
From Mattel – $79.99
NERF N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS-35
This Nerf striker has the capacity to hold and fire 35 darts. It features an open window design to let the operator know when the ammo is getting low. Not recommended for little kids.
From Hasbro – $34.99
Star Wars Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser
This Star Wars Lego anniversary edition will be appreciated by any Lego fan. The set contains 789 pieces to build the original Mon Calamari Star Cruiser’s command deck, briefing room and repair hangar. This set was created to celebrate 10 years of Lego Star Wars.
From LEGO – $98.99
Transformers Constructicon Devastator
For all those Transformers fans, Constructicon Devastator is the biggest robot yet! It towers over all its predecessors. Constructicon Devastator is created by combining all six of the vehicles. It even includes lights and sounds of destruction.
From Hasbro – $99.99
Wii Sports Resort
Sports Resort is a fun new collection of classic sports and games, including ping-pong, archery, sword play, discus throwing and wake boarding. It also includes some old favorites such as bowling. It uses the new Wii Motion Plus sensor (which attaches to the Wii remote) to make the activities even more responsive.
From Nintendo – $49.99
Go Go (Zhu Zhu) Pets Hamster
Zhu Zhu pets are going to be all the rage this year among girls. These cute, cuddly little creatures have the look and feel of real hamsters, without all the mess! They even have artificial intelligence allowing them to talk and move. They are expected to sell out quickly so be sure to pick one up soon.
From Cepia -$9.99
Any one of these toys is bound to please those little ones on the gift list. This gift list also offers a variety of toy ideas in varying price ranges. All of these toys are available at Toys R Us, but aren’t guaranteed to be in stock, so be sure to shop early! Nobody wants disappointed faces in Christmas morning.