They’re making a list, checking it twice, trying to make sure they have all the hottest toys in sight……… Well actually, I never get my kids to make a wish list for Christmas. I am always pretty aware of the toys and products that they would love. Sometimes I get informed through the circles around products in a magazine, the website they are showing me, the holding up of the product in a store, or the shouts for me to come see a commercial. Either way, I feel pretty in tune with knowing exactly what my kids have on their wish lists.
Sometimes though, the items on our Little One’s wish list can be those hot, highly sought after items. You know, the ones you see parents at war over because there is only one left on the shelf! Kind of reminds me of the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, “[easyazon_link asin=”B000TJBN6W” locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”ezmm-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”yes”]Jingle All the Way[/easyazon_link].” Often the hottest toys are the one’s that seem to have sales, but by the time you get to the store, the sale price sticker is there, but the shelf is all bare.
I beat the holiday hot toy blues by shopping all year round. When I have my sights on a hot toy, I start to look for the sales. Sometimes I have Christmas gifts months and months before Christmas. They sit nestled, all snug in our back room.
How about the [easyazon_link asin=”B00CKH9QWO” locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”ezmm-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”yes”]Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset[/easyazon_link] as one of the hottest toys.
This is the ultimate car maker! Boys can make their own Hot Wheels® vehicles – turning a stick of wax into a fully functioning Hot Wheels® car in a matter of minutes! The machine features lights and sounds to walk kids through the process (and amp up the cool factor!). Simply heat up the unit by turning it on. Choose a mold and a wax colour for the vehicle. The set comes with two molds and 10 Protoshotz™ wax sticks in a range of colours (from basic red, blue, yellow and orange, to a fun green, cerulean blue or deep purple, to a cool black or silver). Insert the mold into the machine, then the wax colour of your choice. Wait for the cooling phase to complete – it doesn’t take long. In a matter of minutes, you have a custom Hot Wheels® vehicle body. Attach your new masterpiece to one of the included chassis (the starter set comes with three). Then really get detailed! Decorate the car with decals from the included sticker pack. Go for speedy flames or sleek graphics – or both – you’re the designer so you decide. Once the last detail is done, you have a brand-new custom car! And it’s off to the races in about eight minutes! The Car Maker plugs into the wall and comes with two molds, 10 Protoshotz™ wax sticks, three chassis and sticker sheets. Additional car-making materials can be purchased with refill packs designed for the Hot Wheels® Car Maker that are sold separately.
For younger Little One’s there are hot holiday toys such as the [easyazon_link asin=”B00CQHZ0GO” locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”ezmm-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”yes”]Fisher-Price LP Disney Klipklop Stable[/easyazon_link].
Your little one will bring the much-loved Disney® Princesses, Rapunzel and Aurora, and their trusty horses to life with this beautiful play set. There’s so much to make happen: fun sounds, music, phrases and exciting “klip-klop” action! Place the horses on the colourful ramp, give them a little nudge and they “klip-klop” down the ramp all on their own! There are two royal areas – the 3-tiered tower and a horse stable – and each is loaded with special rooms (like Belle’s library) and surprises to thrill little imaginations. Spin the thumbwheel on the dance floor to start music and make the horses “dance”! Includes Rapunzel character riding Maximus and Aurora riding Samson and a food piece.
And then there is one of the hottest toys out there that was also on my Little One’s wish list…… the [easyazon_link asin=”B00C6PSYK0″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”ezmm-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”yes”]Barbie Dream House[/easyazon_link].
Barbie® has saved up for a new Dreamhouse™ and is moving in! Her new home is still Fab and still has three great stories for play! Hit the kitchen on the first floor to create an amazing meal with the luxe stainless steel appliances, and light-up oven. Girls can flip the table in the dining room to go from breakfast to dinner with no fuss. On the second floor, Barbie® and her guests can use the spacious bathroom that features a light-up mirror, “flushing” toilet and someone singing in the shower. Head to the bedroom for a place to rest Barbie® doll’s head. The divine canopy bed pulls out to reveal a trundle bed, perfect for sleepovers. Take the elevator to the third floor for FAB fun! The living room has a television that “flips” channels and a great balcony to provide the perfect spot to soak up the Malibu sun. Or visit Barbie® doll’s ultimate closet to get ready for a night out. Barbie® doll can pick out the perfect outfit and send it down to the bathroom in her second fashion elevator. It’s every girl’s dream – house!
The [easyazon_link asin=”B00C6PSYK0″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”ezmm-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”yes”]Barbie Dream House[/easyazon_link] is amazing. We (and yes I mean all of us) have been playing with our new Barbie Dreamhouse for days now and I cannot believe the detail and awesomeness that has gone into it. With noises from a doorbell, blender, toilet that flushes, a song that plays when Barbie gets out of the shower, and even more, these are just a few of the amazing things on the Barbie Dreamhouse. How about small pieces that clip into place. Yes, you read that correctly. Finally no more small pieces flying all over once set up. I cannot tell you how wonderful that feature is.
I was in awe at the size of the box that the Barbie Dreamhouse came in. When I finally got the Barbie Dreamhouse together, I could not believe the size of it. The Barbie Dreamhouse is 3 stories, 3 1/2 feet, 2 working elevators, 6 rooms and 50 pieces of pure amazing, Barbie, imaginative play. This is a Little One’s hottest toy dream come true.
I cannot put into words how wonderful the Barbie Dreamhouse is, so here it is depicted in a video.
Of course all the rage that has made the Barbie Dreamhouse one of the hottest toys of 2013 is the [easyazon_link asin=”B0099LEE7Q” locale=”US” new_window=”default” tag=”ezmm-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” nofollow=”default” popups=”yes”]Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse[/easyazon_link] television show.
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