Top 5 Toys for the 2013 Christmas Season

Whether you’re a parent who is buying a toy for your own little boy or girl – or you’re buying for someone else’s child this year, you want to know what the hottest trends are in the toy department so that your gift recipient is sure to enjoy it.

Amazon Image#1 – This November, Hunger Games 2 is scheduled for release in movie theaters nationwide. That means Katniss and her accessories are going to play an important role. The Barbie Collector Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen Doll is sure to be popular with young female fans of the series.

Your child will love the Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow that lets them pretend they’re the star of the second movie in the series – Catching Fire. This toy has foam darts that blast up to 75 feet away.

Amazon Image#2 – Barbie’s new Digital Dress is what every little girl wishes her future was like. With the simple push of a button, your child can change Barbie’s outfit. It’s a neat LED dress and your daughter can choose a built in graphic design or customize it using her own creativity.

The dress’s graphic design can move to music – or even your child’s voice. She can use her finger or a stylus to set the design up and then watch as it lights up and matches Barbie’s always-perfect accessories, too.

Amazon Image#3 – When it comes to lovable toy animals, nothing will beat out the FurReal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey Pet this year. It’s an interactive monkey that’s really cute.

Not only is she responsive to your child, but she’s very giggly – and that’s contagious for your kids! When your child makes her go upside down, the monkey senses it and responds. When she is put to bed, she closes her eyes and goes to sleep. This is a toy that will be at the top of many lists for Santa Claus this year!

Amazon Image#4 – The FirstBIKE Street Bike is a different kind of first bicycle for kids – and it’s a perfect present to be left out under the tree this Christmas! This is the bike kids need to learn to ride on. The no-stress method of learning to ride a bike Teaches balancing and braking. Forget the training wheels, and even pedals, and help your child ride smoother and avoid falls.

You can adjust the height so it grows with your child. It’s a bike with no training wheels – so this is the version they use before they get on a real bike and learn how to ride it.

Amazon Image#5 – Kids love laser games – and the Laser Maze Logic Game is an awesome new board game made with lasers that challenges your child’s brain. It has levels from beginner all the way to expert stats.

This is a single player game where you pick a challenge card based on difficulty. Then you set up the board as shown on the card and try to position the token so that the laser lights it up correctly. There are tokens that include the laser, checkpoints, targets, mirrors, splitters, and more. Your child will learn Builds reasoning and planning skills as he plays this fun game.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls – Rarity Doll

The My Little Pony Equestria Girls – Rarity Doll is one of eight dolls created by Hasbro. The dolls are an extension for the My Little Pony toys that include decorative ponies. The original My Little Pony series of toys was hugely popular, but will this new line follow suit? Keep reading to find out more.

My-little-pony-equestria-girlsKey Features of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls-Rarity Doll

  • One of 8 specialty My Little Pony dolls
  • Includes brush
  • Includes heart-shaped sunglasses
  • Includes collector stickers
  • Includes trading card
  • Reversible booklet included to display all other dolls available in this line
  • 5+ years old
  • Not recommended for children age 3 and below due to small pieces considered choking hazards

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Gelarti Designer Studio

Create and store your stickers in the portable Gelarti Designer Studio which can store 4 pens, a marbling tool, 3D accessories and Gelarti stickers. Simply place a sticker sheet onto the turn table making sure the edges are underneath the tabs and gently squeeze the Gelarti paint pen to create and colour your sticker. You can also create different effects with the marbling tool!

For the budding interior designer, the Gelarti Designer Studio is the perfect gift.  This set allows your child to create removable stickers that can be displayed on the walls or windows without leaving any permanent marks.

The set comes with six sticker sheets, so your child will have many stickers to design and use.  It also includes four paint pens for coloring the stickers.  It also comes with a tool to help you put gems on the stickers as well as 12 gems to use.

There’s also a tool to create a marbling effect on the stickers.  No design is complete without a little sparkle and this set comes with glitter to complete the look.  There are also six 3D accessories you can add to the stickers. [Read more…]

Hasbro Easy Bake Oven Refill Mix

Create fun and scrumptious treats with the Easy-Bake 12 Mix Super Pack. Using your Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven (sold separately), you can bake a fun variety of delicious cookies and cakes with these refill mixes. Have fun making delicious cake with chocolate frosting for your family and impress your friends with chocolate chip and sugar cookies. Everybody’s taste buds are ready and waiting for your next tantalizing creation, so get baking! Super Pack includes directions, 12 mixes, including yellow cake, Devil’s food cake, strawberry cake, pretzel, nacho cheese sauce, chocolate chip cookie, pink sugar cookie and chocolate, vanilla, and lemon frosting mix and egg wash mix. Package Graphics on box may
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Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven

For decades now, the Easy Bake Oven has been top of many girls’ wishlists for birthdays and holidays. The latest version of the toy – the Easy Bake Ultimate Oven – has now done away with the classic light bulb heating method and is easier to use than ever. Even better, the cooking area can fit more treats in at one time! Keep reading to find out more about whether it’s worth choosing this toy for your child.

Features Of The Easy Bake Ultimate Oven

* Does not require light bulbs like previous ovens,
* Includes all the pans, mixes and accessories needed to follow the recipes,
* Comes with recipe booklet,
* Accessories: cupcake pan, pan pusher, baking pan, cupcake wraps,
* Mixes: Chocolate chip cookie, pink frosting mix, red velvet cake mix, rainbow sugar crystals mix.

Is The Easy Bake Ultimate Oven Worth Buying?

The best thing about any Easy Bake oven is the fact that it’s easy! Kids can’t generally bake traditional cakes in a standard oven, so it’s a simpler and safer for them to use a toy such as the Easy Bake Ultimate Oven. Unlike previous Easy Bake Oven toys, you no longer need to use a bulb as the heating element, so it’s even simpler to use than it has been in the past. There’s absolutely no assembly required: it comes ready to use.

The cooking process is easy enough to follow, and kids even younger than the recommended age range of 8+ will still be able to enjoy making food. Make sure you supervise kids, however, as they’ll need to work with the electric appliance and make sure that they turn the oven on far enough in advance to heat up properly. You’ll also have to wait 10-20 minutes for the mixture to cook.

As for the cooking process, it’s well worth noting that everything included with the Easy Bake Ultimate Oven is SMALL! That not only includes the finished baked products, but it includes the mixing utensils and every other accessory. When your child has finished cooking, they won’t get full on these treats!

Once you’ve finished with the included mixes, you’ll need to buy more. If you stick with the Easy Bake brand then this can be a little expensive considering how small the cakes are. However, kids usually love them for the pure fact that they’ve created them themselves!

The Easy Bake Ultimate Oven isn’t too different from most other ovens in the Easy Bake range, but if your child has never owned one before then this is bound to put a smile on his or her face. Sure, the treats are small and aren’t the highest quality you can get, but you can’t beat the fun for kids of cooking them for themselves!

NEW Hasbro Easy Bake Easy Bake Ultimate Oven. The classic oven has been updated to be light bulb-free and comes with yummy mixes and pans for cooking up all kinds of sweet
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Baby Annabell Doll

Baby Annabell is the must-have doll of the holiday season. Baby Annabellis a doll that has a variety of fun features that have quickly turned her into a ‘must have’ gift for tons of young girls everywhere. She is the perfect companion and she is highly interactive.

What makes Baby Annabell so much fun for young girls to play with is she has so many realistic sounds that go along with her movements. She can yawn, drink, burp, and giggle, right along with the laughter of your child.

An African-American Baby Annabell is available. This is a popular gift that any young girl will love, and the interactive fun she can have will keep her busy for hours. The realistic sounds this cute doll makes turns make believe into a time that seems much like having a real baby. The doll’s babbling and sucking noises as she eats truly make her sound like the real thing.

Your child can even give the doll real water to drink, and she will cry real tears whenever she is ready to eat or sad. These are features that make this bright eyed gift a hit that numerous girls would like to find under their tree this holiday season.
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Step2 LifeStyle PartyTime Kitchen

Upscale compact design with bi-level, three-side play combines the preparation, presentation, and dining experience all in one with popular gender neutral colors.

If your child has been showing interest in culinary arts and cooking, this comprehensive miniature kitchen will help them become safely acquainted with working in the kitchen through hours of role-playing enjoyment. Whether your goal is to give your children lessons in kitchen organization and etiquette, or you’d simply like to provide a safe venue in which they can exercise their imagination, the Step2 LifeStyle PartyTime Kitchen would be an ideal gift.

Despite being compact, the Step2 LifeStyle PartyTime Kitchen has two sub levels, and children can comfortably play on three sides (one on each counter and one in the center), making it a perfect toy for siblings and friends. Although none of the components of the kitchen can actually cook anything, when the frying pan or boiling pot is placed on the stove’s front burner it activates lifelike boiling and frying sounds. The stovetop burners even light up when in use, adding even more authenticity and depth to your child’s imaginary play time. Although this item does require assembly, almost anyone can put it together with minimal effort using the included instructions. [Read more…]