September is the month when many moms and dads start searching for toys for their children on Christmas morning. Almost each day this week, a new list of hot toys has been released. From Toys R Us to the Best Toys Guide.
Just yesterday, The Toy Insider announced its list of the HOT 20 toys for the holidays. This year’s list features My Magical Wand Cinderella, Monster High’s High School and the Batman Bat-Pod, among many others.
I like to turn to guides like these to A. See what they think is “hot” and decide if it really is. And B. To see if I want to get my hands on one of the toys for my darling two-year-old.
“The Toy Insider’s team of toy experts spent months playing with and evaluating all of the newest toys and gifts to hit the market this year, doing the research so consumers don’t have to,” said Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom and contributing toy editor at Woman’s Day. “As parents ourselves, we know how helpful a list like this can be to get a head start and reduce the stress of holiday shopping.”
I’m mainly concerned with the 0-2 list since I’m currently expecting and have a toddler at home, but here’s the complete list. Maybe you’ll wish you were a kid again!
This year’s HOT 20 are:
Bright Starts Having a Ball 5-in-1 Sports Zone – Kids II
Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza – Fisher-Price
Lil’ Princess 3 Story Enchanted Castle – Mega Brands
Rocktivity Sit to Stand Music Skool – Playskool
Batman the Dark Knight Rises U-Command Bat-Pod – Thinkway Toys
Chuggington Die-Cast Railway Wilson’s Wild Ride – TOMY
Doc McStuffins Time for Your CheckUp Doll – Just Play
LeapPad 2 – LeapFrog
My Magical Wand Cinderella – Tollytots
Power Rangers Deluxe Megazord – Samurai Gigazord – Bandai
HEXBUG Warriors Battle Stadium – Innovation First International
Kurio7 – Techno Source, a division of LF Products
La Dee Da Dolls – Spin Master
Lego Friends Heartlake Stables – Lego Systems
Monster High High School – Mattel
Skylanders Giants – Activision
Air Hogs Battle Tracker – Spin Master
Wii U GamePad – Nintendo
Words with Friends Luxe – Hasbro
Y Fliker – Yvolution