The "Top 10 Toys for Christmas" lists are a much anticipated annual event. For toy makers it means more sales for their new offerings, for toy sellers it helps them decide what toys to spend their inventory money on, and for consumers - the people that buy these top toys, it gives them an idea which ones the kids on their Christmas list may want the most for Christmas.
But there never seems to be just one list. Toys r'Us puts one out, and so does Walmart and Macy's. So comparing these lists, here are the top 10 toys common to all lists.
*The toys listed are picked by category, ie. Boys, Girls, young kids, older kids, etc., one from each. And they are listed in alphabetical order, not by list position.
What started as a game app for smart cell phones quickly morphed into a hot trend that quickly jumped onto the PC screen in Google's Chrome browser, and even spawned popular boxed, board, and card games. If you have a y oung adult with a Smart phone on your Christmas list, this is one gift to consider.
Barbie Video Girl Doll
Barbie gone digital with the introduction of the Barbie Video Girl doll. She has a video camera lens in her necklace, and a viewing screen in her back. Little girls and Barbie fans will love taking short videos, (up to 25 minutes), from the doll's perspective, and then viewing them right on her back, or transferring them to a PC.
Disney's Cars 2 Movie Toys
Ol' Mater and Lightning McQueen lead the charge of hot new toys from this Disney offering. Lights & Sounds vehicles are the top choice for younger kids, while their die-cast collectibles and track sets are hot picks for older kids and collectors.
Fisher-Price iXL 6-in-1 Learning System
The iXL uses touch technology to give 6 ways to play: Digital Reader, Game Player, Note Pad, Art Studio, MP3 Player and Photo Viewer, all packed into a durable kid-safe package.Another great learning toy from Fisher-Price.
Fushigi Magic Gravity Ball
The Fushigi Gravity Ball seems to defy gravity by appearing to float in mid-air. No tricks or strings -- just combine hand manipulation with its spherical reflective design and amaze your friends. You can feel like you are defying the laws of gravity with your very own hands.
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Board Game
LEGO has combined their traditional building block sets with a movie themed game, (Harry Potter of course), to come out with a top-pick Christmas gift that kids build first, and then play. This top toy appeals to both LEGO and Harry Potter fans.
Nerf Guns - The New Vortex Series
Nerf has changed the game by changing their ammo. The new Vortex Nerf guns shoot round foam and rubber disks instead of the traditional foam darts. Added to that major change, Nerf also incorporated a new design that gives these Vortex Blasters longer range than any previous Nerf guns.
ReCon 6.0 Programmable Rover Robot
The ReCon 6.0 Programmable Rover is a robot, a toy, and most importantly, a learning tool! Kids can program the Rover to navigate specified courses to; surprise a family member with a personalized message, carry a soda, or deliver a treat to a pet. A sure hit for the techno and robotics kids on your list.
Singamajigs Singing Dolls
These zany dolls, the Sing-a-ma-jigs, stormed to the top of kid's must-have toys in 2010, and with all the new additions introduced for 2011, including new 2-doll duets, they look like they will top the "Top Toys For Girls" lists for Christmas 2011 also.
Tonka Ricochet 4 X 4 RC Vehicle
Radio-controlled toys are always a hit, and this new Ricochet 4 X 4 is the latest and greatest in the RC market. They zoom, they tumble, and they roll right back upright to follow your commands. Backed by Tonka's reputation for quality construction, this is an RC toy that will last longer than Christmas day.
These are just some of the "Top Toys for Christmas 2011" choices, there are a lot more top-picks available for different age groups and interests. To see more, and make your gift selection easier, and save money too - check out these top-rated must-have new toys - complete with pictures, details, customer reviews, and direct links to some of the lowest prices available online at: Top Toys for Christmas 2011
GA Anderson is an online author and freelance article contributor. Writing for the new Top toys website Newhottoyschristmas.com, he showcases the top upcoming new toys for Christmas.
To see more of the predicted top new toys for this shopping season - from the major toy retailer's "Top Toys for Christmas" lists, complete with customer reviews and direct discount shopping links, visit Newhottoyschristmas.com where he contributes the latest news on the hottest toys.
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