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Toys, toys and more toys! Newpapers, television ads, and stores are filled with educational, electronic, and even eccentric toys, hoping to make it home to a special boy or girl. I peruse the ads and glean wisdom from my children, hoping to pick out a few that they’ll play with beyond Christmas morning. Who better to ask than The Toy Guy? Christopher Byrne, who has become renowned for his education and experience as an expert in kid trends and all aspects (from product development to marketing) of the toy industry, spoke to a few local moms about what he thinks will be some of the hottest toys this season.
Design and create accessories like bracelets, necklaces and earrings by using the Jewelry Spinner which turns Model Magic into swirled beads.
Why I like it? It allows for children to exercise their creativity, it’s relatively easy to use, and allows for a no-mess, hassle-less clean-up. Bonus: The jewelry looks fabulous!
These modern-ish rag dolls each posses “silly” hair that curls, twists, and straightens. She also comes with a pet, who’s tail, of course, matches her hair.
Why I like it? Another toy that allows for creativity and pretend play.
The downside? Her head is very heavy, making her unsuitable for younger tots.
This collectible card game features 3D animation in every card.
Why I like it? This is a modern take on the traditional gard game and I like how it encourages friendly competition and use of strategy. Bonus: No batteries required.
These hypercharged ball bearings feature bright colors and graphics that are cool-ish/scary-ish. Collect them and race them on the track sets which are also available.
Why I like them? The whole concept of racing balls is just cool…and my four and a half year old will love DaGeDar for that reason.
The downside? The “balls” are small…as in my daughter would likely want to put them in her mouth. So be mindful if you have children under three in the household.
This kid-approved tablet combines interactive animated e-books, tilt-sensor learning games, creative activities, and a host of apps into a tech toy that’s sure to be a hot seller this season.
Why I like it? Endless hours of learning fun. What parent wouldn’t like that? : )
Sing like a start with this new microphone that comes loaded with 2 songs and features a variety of voice effects.
Why I like it? It allows children the opportunity to explore their musical side.
This working digital camera makes it easy for even the smallest of tots to take pictures of themselves, their friends, or their environment. Bonus: It shoots video!
Why I like it? My son can drop it a hundred times and it won’t break. Ever. Maybe he’ll take after mommy and grandpa and develop a passion for photography.
Hundreds of toys are vying for your child’s attention this season. For toy recommendations and reviews, be sure to visit Time to Play.
Win It! I have a $25 Kmart gift card to giveaway to one of you! Simply leave me a comment with your favorite toy recommendation from The Toy Guy. Comments will close on December 24th at 11:59 PM PST.
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