The Top ‘Must-Have’ Toys For Christmas 2012
As the festive season approaches once again, it’s about time we unleash the official list of the top must-have children’s toys for Christmas 2012, which this year features a grand total of thirteen technologically inspired, up-to-the-minute bundles of fun. Chosen by the Toy Retailers Association (who know their stuff), the list is a heady combination of old play-time favourites revamped for the techno-generation along with altogether new and super high-tech children’s gadgets.
One such techy gadget is the InnoTab 2, a touch-screen tablet for kids with superb learning and educational benefits. Download apps which help children to improve their maths, logic, spelling and creativity with fun games, activities and e-books. The Moshi Monsters continue their global take-over and find their way off-screen and in to our living rooms with My Moshi Home, an offline toy-set which comes with a secret code for a limited edition, rare-breed Moshling online.
Old time-defying favourites include the enduring Cabbage Patch Kids, LEGO’s epic Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria set and Twister Dance, where disco divas world-wide can plug in their MP3 player, follow the spots and dance to their favourite beats.
The list also features our unshakable furry friend, the Furby. Just in case you thought you’d seen the back of him, he returns in hyper-Furby form, packed-out with transistors and a ton of additional furry features, including LED eyes, an iPhone app increasing interactivity, and even the capacity to react to, and ‘learn’, human words.
Check out our full list of the best toys out there this Christmas below:
Brace yourselves, Furby is back and ready to amaze and entertain with a mind of its own! The more you play with Furby, the more its personality will be shaped by these experiences! If you play nice with Furby, it may develop a sweet personality. If you pull, shake or turn Furby upside down - it could become a more mischievous companion!You'll know exactly how your adorable Furby feels through a series of animations displayed in its expressive LED eyes - it will certainly wear its heart on its sleeve! If you tickle Furby, hearts may appear in its eyes. But feed it a hot pepper - and you may see fire in Furby's eyes!
The Cabbage Patch Kids are back the 1980's phenomenon returns to delight and charm another generation. Still featuring the same adorable facial expression and sewn body as the original dolls the Cabbage Patch Kids also come with a cute outfit and shoes. Born from the magical cabbage patch there are 12 different Cabbage Patch Kids personalities and just like any other new arrival in the family you don't know exactly what they will look like until they appear!You get a birth certificate and adoption papers as well as a download code for a Cabbage Patch Kids cartoon. A great way to encourage your child's nurturing side, a Cabbage Patch Kids doll deserves plenty of love and attention.
Your little one can get interactive with the VTech Innotab 2 and enjoy the educational games, fun activities and eBooks that this multimedia learning touchscreen tablet offers.The VTech tablet features a 5'' LCD touch screen and g-sensor for fun game play. This version also includes a rotating self-portrait camera for photos and video, as well as a microphone for enhanced game play.The Innotab helps to develop all-important core skills in reading, spelling, maths, logic and creativity with fun activities and access to an e-reader, video player and photo viewer. What's more, parents can download additional games and learning apps from the VTech Learning Lodge Navigator site through their PC.Age range 4yrs+.
Keep the kids entertained for hours with this multi-functional learning tablet that promotes creativity and features the next generation of gaming and digital reading. With a touch of the on-screen button, they can flip between a front and rear facing 2 mega pixel camera and video recorder. There’s also a built-in motion sensor, music player and microphone, so children can even take their own picture, record their voice and then create and feature in their own cartoon. The Leap Frog LeapPad 2 now features a faster processor and 4 GB of memory that can hold up to 70 apps or 10,000 photos.
Here's Bucky sailing straight in from the Jake and the Neverland Pirates show. Musical Pirate ship Bucky comes fully equipped with all the necessities a young pirate needs to fend off the evil deeds of Captain Hook and Smee. Bucky has great unique features; the first of the push buttons on the deck of the ship activates the cannon. Fill the spring loaded cannon with the water ball projectiles and press the button to shoot them. If you press the second button you see the infamous Tic Toc Croc burst out the side of the hidden trap door as he chomps away. When you push the third button you will activate Jake phrases, and the pirate adventure theme song.
With the LEGO® Friends Olivia's House playset, you can help Olivia as she looks after her mum, dad and pets while getting ready to entertain her friends.Olivia's big, bright house is built in sections for easy assembly. There are lots of rooms for her guests to hang out while they have fun. She can get ready for the sleepover party by mowing the garden lawn with the lawnmower, then write in her diary as she swings in the yard. Before her guests arrive, she can feed her pet cat and bird. Then host a sleepover party. The house can be rearranged and rebuilt according to how you want it.The LEGO® Friends Olivia's House playset includes Olivia, mum and dad mini-doll figures, bricks and animal figures.Age range 6 years+.
'Be a knight, do it right' says Mike the Knight. With this Deluxe Glendragon Castle play set you'll be transported to a world filled with marvellous missions, castles, dragons, Vikings and trolls.Mike is an energetic, cheeky young knight-in-training. With his father, the King away exploring faraway lands, Queen Martha has put Mike in charge of helping her to protect the Kingdom of Glendragon. This Deluxe Glendragon Castle play set is highly detailed, with lots of moving play features, hidden treasures and accessories. Make up tales of medieval adventures, slide Mike the Knight from his bed on the top floor down his secret slide and get trusty steed Galahad ready in this stables.
Welcome to Monster High where the kids of famous monsters rule the infamous school.This fold-up Monster High High School set opens to reveal 6 play areas the School Entrance, the Locker Hallway, Mad Science Class Room, Casketball Court, the Creepateria and the Upstairs Hallway. .Theres no better way to enjoy your Monster High dolls than with this fabulously detailed fold-up high school set.