Hot Toys For Christmas 2010

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

It's getting crowded in the race to succeed Zhu Zhu Pets as the next hot holiday toy. Collectibility and cuteness are off the charts this year.
Toys R Us, which came out with its "hot toy" list on Tuesday, is betting on a few contenders for the cute crown. Those include Blip Toys' Squinkies, tiny figures that fit inside a toy dispensing machines and Mattel Inc.'s Sing-a-ma-jigs, colorful plush dolls that harmonize.
Cepia LLC introduced new lines of Zhu Zhu pets this year and Hasbro Inc. is pushing Furry Frenzies, which similarly skitter around. Another cute collectible: Zoobles. The line includes brightly patterned creatures that fold into balls and pop open on magnetized stands.
Toy makers can make up to half of their annual revenue during the crucial holiday quarter.

Following are the Toys"R"Us "Fabulous 15," representing the best new toys of the holiday season (listed in alphabetical order):

Calico Critters Luxury Townhouse from International Playthings

Cuponk™ from Hasbro® Games

Disney® Princess & Me™ dolls from JAKKS Pacific®

Disney-Pixar® "Toy Story 3" Imaginext™ Tri-County Landfill from Fisher-Price®

Fast Lane® Wild Fire RC from Toys"R"Us®

Imaginext™ Bigfoot the Monster from Fisher-Price®

Leapster Explorer™ from LeapFrog®

Loopz® from Mattel®

Minotaurus from LEGO® Systems, Inc.

Monster High™ Cleo DeNile™ and Deuce Gorgon™ doll set from Mattel®

NERF N-Strike™ Stampede ECS™ from Hasbro®

Pillow Pets™ from Ontel Products Corp.

Sing-a-ma-jigs!™ from Mattel®

Squinkies™ Cupcake Surprise! Bake Shop from blip® toys

Tomica Hypercity Mega Station Set from TOMY®

According to Google, internet searches for Hasbro's "Nerf Stampede" are up more than 1,700 percent over the last 30 days and searches for Mattel's Sing-a-ma-jigs have doubled since July.
Other popular searches: rare or vintage Silly Bandz, Iwako erasers, balance bikes, OtterBox brand of cases for the iPhone 4, flip video cameras and 3D TV's.


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  • by John Halpin Location: London on Dec 9, 2010 at 07:28 PM
    My son wants another mini helicopter to play with this Christmas season. He just loves to play with remote controlled toys, whether they be cars or helicopters. I bought him a helicopter toy last year from http://www.cobratoys.co.uk/.
  • by chase Location: k on Oct 12, 2010 at 08:58 PM
    One of the problems with this list is that over half the toys are “Exclusive to Toys R Us”. So they’re not necessarily the HOT toys; they are toys that Toys R Us wants to sell you and that only they can sell to you. Their list seemed to be less biased towards their exclusive toys in prior years, but this year they are pushing their exclusive deals HARD. I understand it’s business but it seems a little deseptive to leave off some toys that are clearly hot and include some of their exlcusive toys that are clearly not hot. Anyway, as long as people know what they are reading who’s behind it. I found the hot toys 2010 list at http://hottoysforchristmasblog.com and that list seems better to me – more comprehensive and less biased to Toys R Us exclusives. My daughter (8) loves Squinkies and Zoobles and my son (10) loves Paper Jamz and Orbeez.
  • by chase Location: atlanta on Oct 12, 2010 at 08:30 PM
    http://hottoysforchristmasblog.com/ that website seems to list a lot of good one
  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Sep 24, 2010 at 05:29 AM
    Let the incessant whining in parents' ears begin!!! I am so glad mine is old enough to be out of the "have to have toy" thing. I know there's still some demand in the older kids, but it's not like the whole toy craze mess that happens every year, at least not in my household-thankfully.
  • by John on Sep 22, 2010 at 08:47 AM
    One of the problems with this list is that over half the toys are "Exclusive to Toys R Us". So they're not necessarily the HOT toys; they are toys that Toys R Us wants to sell you and that only they can sell to you. Their list seemed to be less biased towards their exclusive toys in prior years, but this year they are pushing their exclusive deals HARD. I understand it's business but it seems a little deseptive to leave off some toys that are clearly hot and include some of their exlcusive toys that are clearly not hot. Anyway, as long as people know what they are reading who's behind it. I found the hot toys 2010 list at http://hottoys2010.com and that list seems better to me - more comprehensive and less biased to Toys R Us exclusives. My daughter (8) loves Squinkies and Zoobles and my son (10) loves Paper Jamz and Orbeez.
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