Toys “R” Us’ Ten Hottest Toys Of 2012

What were the toys that sold best this year and which ones are going to be the most sought after this Christmas season?

Keeping kids engaged is though enough, especially with so many options available all over the place. TV definitely has an important say in what children enjoy and what’s cool this year and it might be a mistake thinking otherwise.

What were the best sellers this year?

According to SFGate, Toys R Us handed out a list of 15 toys that performed best in the last few months and are expected to do even better in the next period towards Christmas. You’ll notice that a good chunk of the list is made up by characters of popular kids TV shows or long standing classics (such as LEGO).

It’s definitely useful going through this list. At the very least, you’ll get a better idea of where the toy market stands at the moment.

Without further ado, here’s it is, as released by Toys R Us:

 

1. Doc McStuffins “Time for Your Checkup” doll

Doc McStuffins "Time for Your Checkup" doll

It’s time for a checkup from your kid’s favorite character, Doc McStuffins!

At $64, this 10 piece set will allow your little princess to check Lambie’s heart, ears and temperature with ease.

Based on the Disney Channel series with the same name, the little doctor talks and sings while fixing toys with help from her stuffed animals, Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly.

Get the Doc McStuffins “Time for Your Checkup” doll from here.

 

2. Fisher-Price Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Musical Pirate Ship Bucky

Fisher-Price Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Musical Pirate Ship Bucky

Argh! For the pirate inside!

Take Bucky, Jack’s trusted musical ship, into a breathtaking adventure to battle captain Hook and protect the treasure! With three buttons to unlock various features, such as the ability to fire water balls or play up to 25 pirate phrases, the toy is certain to keep your child engaged for hours.

Get Jake’s Musical Pirate Ship Bucky for $41 here.

 

3. Furby

Furby

Taking interactive toys to a whole new level, this lovable furry animal is the closest thing to having a real pet, without the dreadful part of cleaning up the mess 🙂 Pet it, love it, cuddle with it, and it’ll love you back. Ignore it and you’ll never know what to expect from it.

The cutie above has its own language and you’ll need to download a free app to translate Furbish:) Sweet!

Get Furby for $79 here.

 

4. Hot Wheels Remote Control Terrain Twister Vehicle

Hot Wheels Remote Control Terrain Twister Vehicle

Want to have to some fun? Then check out this kick ass all terrain RC vehicle from Hot Wheels. Water, sand, dirt, snow? Doesn’t matter! There’s nothing stopping this force of nature!

Don’t like red? No problem! You can choose the green car. It’s just as mighty and ready for action.

Get the Hot Wheels Remote Control Terrain Twister Vehicle here.

 

5. Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Doll: Harmony B. Sharp

Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Doll: Harmony B. Sharp

For an engaging and entertaining doll, think no further that Harmony B. Sharp! Out of the box, she’s talking and singing and simply being full of energy. She’s got six interchangeable hair parts that remove and attach easily, and she comes with a pouch to keep them in.

And once she starts dancing, she’s just adorable. You can’t help but have fun with her.

Get the Harmony B. Sharp doll here.

 

6. LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer Learning Tablet

LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer Learning Tablet

Tablets are all over the place now, but until now, they weren’t really tailored for children. Well, LeapFrog took care of that with the LeapPad2 Tablet which comes with a built in camera and five educational games that can be adjusted to your kid’s reading level. You can also get more games easily from a library created for this product.

Check out the LeapPad2 tablet here.

 

7. Micro Chargers Time Track Race Track

Micro Chargers Time Track Race Track

It’s no secret boy love fast toy cars that perform outlandish stunts. Well, they can’t get any better that the Micro Chargers. This revolutionary racing set allows cars to reach breathtaking speeds.

You kid can reconfigure the track as he wishes to make it as spectacular as he wants. There are also 36 cars to choose from, so there’s never a shortage of diversity.

Find the Micro Chargers Time Track Race Track for $49 here.

 

8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon 2012 Secret Sewer Lair Playset

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon 2012 Secret Sewer Lair Playset

The Ninja Turtles are a classic and will be with us for years to come. This playset is a replica of their lair in the TV show and it’s a blast playing inside it. With this toy, your kid gets the chance to enter the fantasy world of the Turtles and be the hero for the day.

Get the Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair for $163 here.

 

9. Lego Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle

Lego Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle

Take part in the epic battle between good and evil, in the vision of LEGO. Help the legendary Green Ninja and his 4-headed Ultra Dragon destroy his adversary and protect the land of Ninjago.

Get Lego Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle for $118 here.

 

10. Gelarti Designer Studio

Gelarti Designer Studio

Decorating the room can be an exciting adventure for kids. It’s one way of making a stand, and saying that this place is theirs.

Well, in case there weren’t enough sticker models in the store, you can get your little princess her own peel off sticker device, with glitter and paint pens. Why get the same stickers that everybody gets, when you can design your own, right?

Get the Gelarti Designer Studio here for $45.

 

What’s to do next?

As you can see, there’s no shortage of great ideas for gifts. Even if you don’t choose one of the toys above, I’m positive you now have a better idea of what to get for your little one.

Go through the list again to keep it fresh in your mind. I trust you’ll choose an awesome gift in the end!

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