It’s time to have the paper and crayons handy, because the kids will soon be making their Christmas lists. Toys “R” Us announced its annual list of what it predicts will be the hottest toys of the holiday season.
The “Fabulous 15” showcased on the list don’t come cheap, with the suggested retail price of the toys starting at almost $40 and going all the way up to $400. Toys “R” Us and other retailers are already selling some of these at lower prices, and you may find other discounts throughout the season. After all, at the time Toys “R” Us announced its list on September 9, there were still 106 shopping days before Christmas.
Walmart, Target, Amazon and other retailers are expected to release their annual top toy lists before the holiday season, as well.
Product descriptions from ToysRUs.com and Amazon.com:
Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo (Fisher-Price, $39.99)
Who likes to move? BeatBo does! Get the dance party started by pressing BeatBo’s tummy or any of the buttons on his feet to activate fun songs, learning content and dance moves. This futuristic friend even allows mommy or baby to record a phrase, and he’ll remix it into his favorite song. 3 modes grow with baby Dance ‘n Move: Fun, energizing music encourages baby to move around Learning & Games: Introduces baby to ABCs, colors, counting & more! Includes “Freeze Dance” Customized Sing-Along: Mom or baby can record a phrase that BeatBo will remix into his favorite song. And through all the play, BeatBo’s introducing baby to letters, colors, counting, music, cause & effect and much more.
Smart Toy Bear (Fisher-Price, $99.99)
Best. Friend. Ever. This adorable interactive learning buddy is as unique as your child. It actually takes cues from your little one, learning and remembering things like your child’s name as well as favorite colors, foods and activities. The Fisher-Price Smart Toy Bear then encourages your child to play, talk, move, imagine and learn – suggesting stories, games, and adventures they can do together based on your preschooler’s age, likes & dislikes and developmental progress. Kids enjoy a truly custom-tailored experience that grows and changes as they do. And like kids, this cloud-connected toy just gets smarter every day! Why can’t all their friends be this smart, fun and adaptable? Smart Toy Bear is a good pal to parents, too. You can send commands and control the bear through the Smart Toy app on your smartphone. The Smart Toy Bear will also notify you of your child’s progress and activity. And you’ll be glad to know that NO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE DATA is transmitted by Smart Toy.
Doc McStuffins Take Care of Me Lambie (Just Play, $49.99)
Inspired by the hit series, Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior Channel, Doc McStuffins is a doctor to stuffed toys and animals. The series promotes aspirational play and delivers a daily dose of positivity to viewers with Doc’s easygoing, approachable way of helping her friends in need. This is the must have feature plush of the year. This Lambie is JUST what all fans of Doc McStuffins have been dreaming of! You can take care of Lambie, just like Doc. There are so many ways to interact with Lambie. She has 6 triggers that give a ton of responses. Press her tummy and she may laugh or sing a song. Lay Lambie down when she doesn’t feel well and she will take a nap. Use Doc’s tools to give Lambie a check up when she tells you what is wrong! Lambie’s cheeks can light up and you will have to take her temperature. Lambie can have a broken heart and you will have to listen to her heart beat with the stethoscope. If you stop playing with Lambie she will “Go Stuffed”, just like in the show. There are over 50 interactive responses including sounds, lights, and magical movement. The play with Lambie goes on and on, but you can’t jsut watch Lambie, you have to take care of her! Included: Lambie, stethoscope, thermometer, Otoscope, and sticker bandages.
Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse (Mattel, $49.99)
Ride off into adventure with this Barbie doll and horse set that really gets things moving! With simple setup and activation, Barbie doll swings up onto her horse and begins to ride in one swift motion — her horse really walks! Simply clip Barbie doll’s gloved pink hand into her horse’s mane and push the button on the top of her horse’s brow. Barbie doll lifts herself up into the pink saddle (non-removable) on her horse’s back and the horse starts walking on her own! It’s an awesome WOW moment that adventure lovers will love recreating over and over again! To play with Barbie doll out of the saddle, push the button on the horse’s pink plastic ribbon to release Barbie doll’s hand. Barbie doll is ready for anything in a patterned tunic with denim cropped jacket and pink plastic pants (non-removable). Tall brown riding boots and a stylish pink helmet make the perfect accessories for horseback-riding fun — and safety! This horse shares Barbie doll’s signature style with pretty pink reins to match her saddle. Help Barbie doll brush out her horse’s tail with the included brush that fits in her hand. Match the excitement of imagination with this set that captures the realism of horseback riding! Includes Barbie doll wearing fashion and accessories and her horse with movement feature and non-removable pink saddle and reins.
Little Live Pets Clever Keet (Moose Toys, $59.99)
Clever Keet is the smartest bird that has ever flown into the Little Live Pets pet shop! When you meet him, you give him a name and he/she remembers it! It’s like adopting a real bird! He can record and repeat your messages like the other Little Live Pet birds but this bird can do so much more! He already has learnt how to talk and can answer all your questions! Play with him and talk to him and he will mash up his sentences to make funny new comments. But Clever-Keet can do more than just talk. He comes with playground and a cart to ride! The playground comes with a swing, a mirror, a dance floor and a perch. He can swing on his swing, he can eat and drink from the food perch and you can carry him around with you for a chat! Clever Keet loves music he can sing and dance to his own songs as well as songs that you play him. He loves showing off, and dancing in front of his mirror. He can even drive his cart! Clever keet is so much fun, you wont believe he’s not a real bird!
Shopkins Fashion Boutique Playset (Moose Toys, $34.99)
Going Up! Spiral in style as you ride the Fashion Boutique elevator. See who’s in season as you open up the change room. Then ride the slide down to pick out a sweet treat to share! The Shopkins Fashion Boutique is the place to Spree!
Journey Girls 2015 Italy Holiday Doll (Toys “R” Us, $49.99)
During a dream-come-true trip to Italy, Giovanna meets the Journey Girls – and they become instant BFFs! The girls celebrate a night of dancing and fine Italian dining at a magical holiday gala. Here, Giovanna shows off her style in a stunning crimson gown with shimmering jewels and accessories!
PAW Patrol PAW Patroller (Spin Master, $59.99)
All paws on deck! The PAW Patroller is the ultimate rescue vehicle and is perfect for making sure that the PAW Patrol team can get to new exotic adventure locations. Kids can drive their PAW Patrol vehicles in and head out together for a brand new adventure. The PAW Patroller comes with Ryder and his ATV vehicle and can hold 3 PAW Patrol vehicles inside and can display 6 vehicles when open. Your patrolling will be just like the show when you hear the PAW Patroller’s authentic Paw Patrol sound effects. Inside you’ll discover a real working elevator to take the pup vehicles up to Ryder’s Command Center! Together, your child’s imagination will be lit up with pup-inspired rescue missions full of friendship, teamwork and bravery.
Imaginext Ultra T-Rex (Fisher-Price, $99.99)
Your little dino lover’s imagination gets a gigantic boost from the bony Imaginext Ultra T-Rex, with 3 Power Pads to bring him roaring to life. Turn the Power Pad behind his tail and he starts walking. A turn of the Power Pad above his left hip allows him to stand to his full height of 2 1/2 feet tall – and activates the LED lights in his spikes and his eyes. And when you turn the third Power Pad, his mouth opens and closes with awesome chomping sound effects – and even fires projectiles! If that isn’t enough to scare away enemies, he has two boulder launchers in his chest that can be fired at the push of a button – and a projectile claw! With realistic sound effects while he’s walking, standing and firing projectiles, this scary dino makes no bones about it. He’s ready to conquer prehistoric lands – and the imaginations of young adventurers everywhere!
Star Wars BladeBuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber (Hasbro, $49.99)
The definitive lightsaber of the Bladebuilders system provides kids with the unique components needed to create 100+ combinations from their imagination. The Jedi Master Lightsaber comes with a main Lightsaber featuring lights and sounds, two independently-lit lightdaggers, expansion hilt, two elbow connectors, dual connector, and cross connector. Combine with other Lightsabers in the BladeBuilders system (each sold separately) and imagine the thrill of battle with a custom Lightsaber!
Star Wars R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid (Thinkway Toys, $199.99)
This is one sidekick who definitely comes in handy! Your R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid figure is packed with all kinds of features to help you fight the dark side—or just have fun throughout your day. This exciting little friend rolls, spins “dances” and plays music, “remembers” and reacts to famous Star Wars characters, guards your room, plays multiple games and can even find and follow you! And with awesome features like an illuminating light beam, infrared location sensors, an adaptable droid mood status indicator, a rotating dome, motorized indoor-terrain treads, a beverage holder and manipulator arm and special “secret” features, this figure is sure to keep the fun going for “light years”!
LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack (Warner Brothers, $99.99)
Let your creativity be your guide as you build the LEGO Gateway to adventure, journeying through unexpected worlds and teaming-up with unlikely allies on the quest to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. Play with characters you never thought you could see in a LEGO game together, using vehicles and weapons you never thought possible. LEGO Bad Cop™ driving the DeLorean Time Machine…why not?! The Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu fighting alongside Wonder Woman™…yes, please! Get ready to break the rules, because the only rule with LEGO Dimensions is that there are no rules.
Guitar Hero Live (Activision, $99.99)
It’s About to Get Real™ Guitar Hero® Live is here. GH Live mode puts you onstage, looking out: you get a heart-stopping first-person perspective as a real crowd reacts to the notes you play. Or switch over to GHTV – a playable music video network, where you can play along in real time, discover new music, and challenge friends around the world.
NERF N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster (Hasbro, $49.99)
Get a whole arsenal in one blaster with the motorized Modulus ECS-10 blaster! This incredibly flexible blaster has a targeting scope, drop grip and dual-rail barrel, and its many removable parts let you customize your blaster in more than 30 combinations. Load up the blaster’s 10-dart banana clip with the included darts and hit the battlefield in whatever configuration will make you the victor!
Meccano MeccaNoid Personal Robot (Spin Master, $199.99 – $399.99)
For over 100 years Meccano has allowed you to explore real engineering, using real tools. Now, experience Meccano’s new innovation in robotics with its latest offering, the Meccanoid G15 KS Personal Robot. When you build a Meccanoid G15 KS Personal Robot, you’re building a friend. It’s easy -using the real tools included. When you’re all done building Meccanoid’s frame and have plugged in the batteries, it will use its Meccabrain to guide you through connecting its motors. You can even rebuild Meccanoid as a dinosaur, or anything else you can dream up. With your imagination and 1,223 parts to play with, the possibilities are endless!
There are 36 new toys on the complete Toys R Us Holiday Hot Toy List, ranging from playthings for 6-month-olds to more complicated toys for ages 12 and up.