Yes, yes, we know that Christmas is still months away. But word has it that Santa and his helpers are starting to get things ready up North which means before you know it, your little one will be writing their letter (or do they email the big guy these days?).
Don’t wait until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping! As the season approaches it becomes increasing difficult to find the toy you are after. This list will give you a heads-up on the most popular toys that are sure to be on every child’s list this year, and help you avoid the disappointment of finding it ‘sold out’ by leaving it too late.
What are the Hot Christmas Toys for 2013?
Many of the major toys stores are predicting ‘Pets’ to be the number one toys for this Christmas !
The ‘must-have’ toy of last year is back and these cute, loveable interactive toys are expected to claim the title again this year.
The new Furby BOOM from Hasbro have hatched! The makeover didn’t stop at the brightly coloured designs, they’ve got lots more interactive content in their companion app.(It can still be played with if kids do not have a tablet to run the app but there’s lots more content to access if they can get the app.)
Last year some of the designs were really hard to get hold of closer to Christmas, I’ve a feeling the pink polka dot one will dissappear quickly this year…..don’t hang around it you are after a certain colour/design.
The robot puppy has eyes that light up in multiple colours and he can bark. His tail wags and his ears move too. The electronic pet will respond to voice, touch and hand gestures. He or she also comes with a ball and bone to play with.
The puppy also knows what time of day it is and can fall asleep in the evening and wake up in the morning.
Teksta comes in blue or pink.
Parents will be pleased to know that unlike a real pet puppy, Teksta can be switched off!!
Robo Fish Toy
This little device swims and behaves like a real fish.
Available in various colours, you can even have your very own adorable clown fish, like Nemo. Children can collect all the designs to create their own coulourful aquarium.
Remove the fish from the tank to turn it off and save battery life.
Robo Fish is ideal for children who want a pet but aren’t yet capable of looking after it!!!
Related : Read the Mykidstime Littlest Pet Shop Playset and Fancy Fun Figurines Product Review
A ‘freakishly fabulous’ doll range are based on the characters of the about-to-be released Monster High 13 Wishes movie.
(Released on DVD 30th Sept 2013)
Each of the dolls are beautifully styled in its own gothic theme based on her role in the film and each comes with pet, diary, brush, doll stand and character specific accessories.
Girls love everything magical and that’s why Flutterbye Fairies are tipped to be one of the top toys for girls this year.
These pretty flying fairies are launched from a base and hover and float gracefully, magically guide her through the air with the movement of your hand. When not gracefully fluttering her wings, she will take rest on her display stand.
Tablet computers continue to dominate top toys lists this year. With so many tablets on the market, parents face a tricky task in deciding what to buy. Price, durability and parental control are just some of the factors that need consideration.
With this in mind, we’ve put together our Top Tablets for Kids to help you choose.
It’s no surprise that Lego would be on the list.
The Lion Chi Temple, is part of Lego’s ‘Legends of Chima” and follows the trend of the Chima sets where the vehicles and structures take on the shape of the animals that use them. This 1258 piece set should keep LEGO fans building for hours, featuring a drawbridge trap, secret defenses, vehicles, 7 minifigure and lots of functions!
There are also 2 new Minecraft sets – the Villiage & Nether. Given the success of the original Minecraft set, these sets are going to ‘sell out’ for Christmas so don”t say you werent’ warned and snatch them up early!
NERF – Boys & Girls
Nerf Guns are always a firm favourite among the boys (and big boys too!!) but this Christmas the girls can get in on the act with a “Hunger Games” style Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow. But this pink and purple bow-and-arrow set doesn’t actually shoot arrows – like all Nerf products, the Heartbreaker Bow shoots foam darts, and the five darts included with the bow have colorful patterns on them.
Girls can also customize the Heartbreaker Bow with add-ons, such as the Nerf Rebelle App Cradle, which is sold separately.
And for the lads… the Nerf N-STRIKE Elite Rapidstrike CS-18 Blaster. This new blaster fires an impressive rate of 3.2 darts per second, making it the fastest firing Elite blaster ever!! Each blast send darts flying up to a 75 feet! Compatible with the N-Strike Elite Clip System, the Rapid Strike CS-18 comes complete with the first ever see-through N-Strike Elite 18 dart clip.
If there’s a Nerf fan in your household, they will have add this to there collection!
Related : Mykidstime Product Review: Nerf N-Strike Elite Rough Cut & Elite Firestrike
Monopoly’s newest edition, Monopoly Empire is a revamped version of the traditional game that we have all come to know and love.
You can now own some of the biggest brands in the world! Every space on the board is an iconic brand, including Xbox, Coca-Cola, Mc Donald’s and Samsung. Players can collect, buy and trade top brands and companies – rather than real estate – in a quest to “own it all” and win the game.
It still incorporates elements from the original game, like Go to Jail, Chance Cards and Free Parking and is still a super game for the entire family to sit down and play.
What is your little one asking Santa for this year? Let us know by leaving a comment below
Related : Review of Littlest Pet Shop Playset & Fancy Fun Figurines. Lots more ideas in Christmas Toy Ideas by Age for Girls, and Christmas Toy Ideas by Age for Boys