Top Toys of the Year for Christmas
(NEW YORK) — It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Not just because of the Christmas cookies, the gleeful carols, or even the Yule tide cheer. Christmas time can mean one thing and one thing only: toys!
This year, Good Morning America is proud to share FamilyFun Magazine‘s Top Toys of the Year. From cars to dolls, strollers to puppy dogs (robotic of course), no toy has been left unturned in the quest of finding the best gifts for your loved ones. After sifting through over 300 products, reviewed tirelessly by enthusiastic shoppers coast to coast, here are the top 10:
- Zoomer ($99.99): All the playtime fun of a puppy, with no cleanup required. For kids ages 5 and up. Get more details at Zoomerpup.com. Available for adoption online and at Walmart, Target, ToysRUS, Kmart, Amazon, and Kohls.
- John Deere Monster Treads Radio Control Tractor ($99.99): A tougher than tough truck you can take from the playground to the playroom. For ages 6 and up. Available online at johndeeregifts.com and at toy retailers nationwide.
- Hot Wheels Carcade ($79.99): It’s all engines go with this Hot Wheels speedway, where one or two players can race (and crash) their favorite mini race cars. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Get more details at hotwheels.com. Available online and at toy retailers everywhere.
- FurReal Friends Cuddles ($79.99): A plush playmate who got two thumbs up from our testers, FurReal Friends respond to you with all the giggles and gabs of a live friend. For ages 4 to 10. Get more details at Hasbro.com. Available now at HasbroToyShop.com, Walmart, Target, ToysRUs, and Kmart.
- Battroborg ($79.99): Master the sweet science of boxing with your Wii remote. Battroborg’s robot boxing action is the perfect high energy game for non-stop Christmas fun. Suitable for ages 6 and up. More information available at walmart.com. Battroborg is available online and at Walmart, Target, Kmart, ToysRUs, Amazon, and Meijer.
- Air-Stream Machines ($69.95): Who knew science could be so fun. Build air-powered gadgets like hovercrafts and basketball launchers with this power-packed kit. Best suited for ages 8 and up. Available at Thames and Kosmos (tkkits.com), and toy retailers nationwide.
- R.V. Seeing You Camper ($59.99): From the “Our Generation” line of toys and dolls, this 20 inch tall camper is truly a life size experience. Featuring a foldaway bed and kitchenette (among others), the camper easily accommodates most children, but is best suited for ages 3 to 10. More information available at Target.com. The camper can be found at Target stores nationwide, and some select retailers online.
- B-Daman Crossfire Break Bomber Battlefield ($29.99): A two player battle royale, Bomber takes all fun of the anime series and brings it into an action packed game of marbles. Best for players aged 6 and up. Available at HasbroToyShop.com, Amazon, ToysRUS, and Kmart.
- Pom-Pom Puppies ($19.99): An adorable Chihuahua made out of pom-poms, what more can be said? Our testers loved these adorable pups and all the fashion accessories your kids could add themselves. Best for ages 8 and up. Pom-Pom Puppies are available online at Klutz.com, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and select online retailers where toys are sold.
- 2 in 1 Shop & Cook ($49.99): Fill up your pantry with the yummiest play food, then get to play cooking in this all in one kitchen set. Guaranteed to keep your little ones entertained for hours, the shopper also provides sing-along music and an interactive learning feature. For ages 3 to 5. Available online at vtechkids.com, as well as online and in stores at select retailers where toys are sold.
There you have it, the best of the best. As I look at the toys that are available today, it absolutely amazes me as I compare today’s toys to what was available when I was a lad……about the only thing still around today that we had back then are Barbie dolls, Play Doh, Tonka trucks and little red wagons…..
Courtesy ABC News Radio
This article was written by CARL LAMAR