Nov 292008
 
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Hot Christmas Toys for your Kids

Parent of Two

Parent of Two

Each year as a parent we strive to give our children the Christmas gifts they want.  We look for their Christmas Santa Wish List or just attempt hear their wishes for Christmas toys.

Each year however their seems to be the “Hot Toy” that almost every child wants and desires. The “But Mom, But Dad, all the kids in school will have one”.  The proverbial keeping up with the Jones, and the media advertisement campaigns that propel a simple gift to the Must have toy of the Season.

Years ago it was Tickle Me Elmo and Cabbage Patch kids. In recent years the phenomenon of Must Have Hot Christmas Toys have all been electronic gadgets from iPods, to iPhone, to Nintendo, Wii, and Playstation.

Early in this Christmas 2008 season no single Must Have Christmas Toy has made it’s mark. Their are some unique gifts that have come on the market place, but the Must Have Toy has not reared it’s persona as of late.

However here is a List of what some of the HOT Christmas Toys may be ( after the jump):


Animal Scramble

(Wild Planet; ages 3 and up; $20-$30). Features an electronic hand-held tagger shaped like a giraffe and four fist-sized animal friends. The giraffe calls out which animal kids should run to and tracks the time taken to complete each course.

Bakugan

Bakugan Hot Christmas Toy

Bakugan Hot Christmas Toy

(Spinmaster Ltd.; 5 and up; $5 and up). Combines the strategy and skill of marbles, trading cards and action figures in one hands-on game.

Bratz Girls Really Rock
(MGA; 6 and up; $20). Jade, Sasha, Yasmin and Cloe each come with outfits, guitar and keyboard or drum set.

Crayola Glow Station
(Crayola; 6 and up; $30). By moving the light wand across a glowing canvas, kids can create glow-in-the-dark art with strokes of light.

Disney Fairies Clickables
(Techno Source; 7 and up; charms, $5; friendship bracelets, $10; starter set, $30). Clickable charms let girls collect, share and play in Disney’s virtual Pixie Hollow.

Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker
(Jakks Pacific; 8 and up; $30). Kids can make homemade, gluten-free microwaveable cupcakes in 30 seconds, then frost and decorate.

Kota the Triceratops

Kota the Triceratops Hot 2008 Christmas Toy

Kota the Triceratops Hot 2008 Christmas Toy

(Playskool; 3 and up; $300). Featuring sophisticated electronics, this “life-size” baby dinosaur comes to life when kids climb on his back.

Mobile Command Center
(Lego; 8 and up; $90). Kids can prevent Dr. Inferno’s escape by building an intelligence center, weapons bay, tool shop, jet boat and more.

Sit to Stand Alphabet Train
(Vtech; 12 months and up; $50). Grow-with-me design lets kids use it alone for floor play, push it along as a walker, or attach the two cars together as a ride-on toy.

“This Is Serious!” Ming-Ming
(WonderPets; 18 months and up; $35). Plush doll brings to life the signature phrases, songs and dance moves from Nickelodeon’s “Wonder Pets” heroic duck, Ming-Ming.

U-Dance
(Hasbro; 8 and up; $75). Plug the console into your TV, attach the wireless Motion Tags to your feet, and dance away, using your body as the game controller.

Ultimate Wall-E

Ultimate Wall-E Robot Hot Christmas Toy

Ultimate Wall-E Robot Hot Christmas Toy

(Thinkway Toys; 6 and up; $250). The movie character comes to life with 10 motors, voice and motion sensors and an easy-to-program remote control.

What are some of the Hot Christmas Toys you have seen for that your child wants from their 2008 Christmas wish list?

  One Response to “Hot Christmas Toys for your Kids”

  1. I really like the Mobile Command Center! I must add this toy to RC toys I already bought online from http://www.cobratoys.co.uk/ for my kids this Christmas. Great list of hot gifts that are surely on wishlist of kids this season!

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