Dec 4, 2012

Top 10 Holiday Toys of 2012

By Belinda Romano

If anyone loves the holidays more than Santa and his elves, it's the kids. With twinkling lights bedazzling the streets and a much needed break from school in sight, the kiddos always look forward to this time of year. But, without a doubt, the best part of the holidays for the kids are the gifts. If they've been good all year and have more than earned their way onto Santa's "nice" list, it's only right to reward them for their good behavior. Want to really bring a smile to their faces on Christmas morning? Check out our top 10 holiday toys for 2012 and see which ones are perfect for your kiddos!


Furby is back and more popular than before! This interactive toy has been upgraded and improved with new features and, depending on how you treat it, it will develop a unique personality of its own. Purple Furby, $54, available at Target.

Wii U

The latest Wii console brings the user an enhanced experience with the ability to integrate with a TV unit, as well as allowing asymmetric game play.   Nintendo Wii U, $300, available at Toys "R" Us.


Make learning fun and interactive with this handheld, touch-screen tablet that allows you to track your child's progress via LeapFrog Learning Path, and gives your child access to more than 325 game cartridges and apps for hours of engagement. LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer, $125, available at Amazon.

Hot Wheels RC Terrain Twister

Now your kids can embark on thrilling adventures with this remote control vehicle that is equipped to traverse a variety of terrains from dirt to grass, as well as water and snow! Hot Wheels RC Terrain Twister Vehicle, $75, available at Amazon.

Lalaloopsy Harmony B. Sharp

Singing, dancing and looking cute is what this interactive doll is all about, and if your little girl is the same way, she's going to love Harmony B. Sharp! Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Harmony B. Sharp Interactive Doll, $45, available at Walmart.

NERF N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster

Get in on the action with this high-capactity blaster that includes 4 Quick Reload clips, 24 darts, a rotating ammo rack, and the ability to hold up to 144 darts! NERF N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster, $30, available at Target.

Razor Pocket Mod Scooter

For the stylish young girl who loves the thrill of adventure, this European-inspired scooter comes in a variety of fun colors, includes a hidden seat compartment, and tires designed for a smooth ride. Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter, $189, available at Walmart.

Master Moves Mickey

Your kids will love showing off their dance moves with this dancing Mickey, who will impress them with 15 different dance moves, 4 original songs and 4 interactive dances. Fisher-Price Master Moves Mickey, $50, available at Target.

Barbie 2012 Holiday Doll

A holiday must-have for the Barbie-loving girl or collector, this special edition doll comes decked out in a gorgeous red ball gown and silver jewelry for a truly festive look. Barbie Collector 2012 Holiday Doll, $32, available at Amazon.

Crayola Digital Light Designer

Take creative fun to a whole new level with this digital canvas, which allows kids to bring their drawings to life on a light-up, three-dimensional surface. Crayola Digital Light Designer, $45, available at Target.

'Tis The Season of Giving

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  • Top 10 Holiday Toys of 2012
  • Furby
  • Wii U
  • LeapPad2
  • Hot Wheels RC Terrain Twister
  • Lalaloopsy Harmony B. Sharp
  • NERF N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster
  • Razor Pocket Mod Scooter
  • Master Moves Mickey
  • Barbie 2012 Holiday Doll
  • Crayola Digital Light Designer
  • 'Tis The Season of Giving
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