12 Top Toys for Christmas 2010

It’s that time of year when toy manufacturers are busy releasing their hottest new toys into the market in hopes of them becoming the top toys for Christmas 2010. Unfortunately though, despite all their clever marketing tactics and advertising hype, very few of these new kids toys will make the best toys of 2010 list. After reviewing many of these new toys, here are just a few of the top toys for Christmas 2010 in our opinion, and in no particular order.

Sing-A-Ma-Jigs

Sing-A-Ma-Jigs - Top Toys Christmas 2010
Babies are attracted by sound, and this set of musical plush toys from Fisher Price does just that. All you do is press the tummy and the characters begin to sing. There are various types and colors of Sing-A-Ma-Jigs – a blue dog, two bears – pink and red and a yellow bunny. Each one creates its own special sound – aahhs and oohhs along with their own cheerful chatter. But what really takes the cake with these guys is their singing – they can sing solo or with each other in perfect harmony. They are one of the Top Toys for Christmas 2010 for a reason – their rendition of classic songs like Oh Suzanna, for instance, is so cute that more often than not, it’ll be Mommy playing with the Sing-A-Ma-Jigs. A great way to relieve stress, you’ll agree.

iXL Learning System

vTech MobiGo - Top Toy Christmas 2010
Parents who think that the words learning and game don’t go together are in for a shock. The iXL Learning System from Fisher Price has diverse features – stories, games, art tools, and music player – all of which provide learning opportunities for kids along with enjoyment. Intended for use by 3 to 6 year olds, this kid-friendly educational gadget will be yet another status symbol in their little world. The iXL Learning System comes with a Media Manager CD-ROM that parents can use to upload music and pictures and allows kids to pick up the fundamentals of managing their music and photos. The iXL comes in 3 colors, red, blue, and silver. The iXL Learning System is one of the top toys for Christmas 2010 for kids age 3 – 6. It’s entertaining, educational, and kids love it.

vTech MobiGo

vTech MobiGo - Top Toy Christmas 2010
Another electronic educational toy, the vTech MobiGo is also a great option for children age 3 – 7. If you’re trying to keep kids away from your iphone – give them the vTech Mobigo – it has many of the same features they’ve come to love so much with your phone. They can be just like Mommy & Daddy! More importantly, the MobiGo is an educational toy that teaches children while they play. The touch screen is really thoughtful of vTech – it caters to the natural reflex of young children to touch things, and the high end graphics are quite incredible. Most of the games have voice instructions; kids will thrive on the independence this gives. You’ll find that they learn a lot – colors, math, shapes, spelling, and very quickly, too. With just the right blend of education and entertainment, the vTech MobiGo is one of the best toys of the year for children age 3 – 7 and certainly ranks high on out Top Toys for Christmas 2010 list.

V.Reader

Vtech V Reader - Top Toy Christmas 2010
The vTech V. Reader is an e-book reader for kids. But the display is so colorful and attention grabbing that you’ll catch yourself bargaining with the kids for just one go. Finally a toy that has figured out what any kid can tell you – that moving images are more attractive than static ones. The e-books come separately, to be inserted as a cartridge to the reader. Along with a narrator, each story also has various character voices and there’s a dictionary to help your child figure out meanings of new words. You needn’t agonize over your kids tiring of the same old story – just download newer content. Yes, you’ll agree – the vTech V.Reader deserves its place on the list of Top Toys for Christmas 2010, and it is an excellent gift for Christmas for kids 3 – 7 years old.

LeapFrog Leapster Explorer

Leapfrog Leapster Explorer - Top Toy Christmas 2010
Educational toys are the definite flavor this season – and LeapFrog has hit the nail on the head with its fantastic educational toy for 4 to 9 year olds. With the Leapfrog Leapster Explorer, every day will be a learning experience as your kids read e-books, play games, watch videos and play online – all on the high definition touch screen of this gadget which is one of the best toys rolled out by LeapFrog. Giving free rein to the inherent creativity of little minds, the Leapster Explorer allows them to create pets of their own to play with. With the ability to deliver 3D graphics and Flash and a huge, 512 MB memory, this toy takes the learning experience to a whole new exciting level.

Dance Star Mickey

Dance Star Mickey - Top Toy Christmas 2010
Long, long ago, Mickey danced his way into the imaginations of entire generations. Fisher-Price has now decided to unleash him in your living room, making Mickey one of the Top Toys for Christmas 2010. One thing’s sure – Dance Star Mickey’s going to be a sure hit with kids of all age groups – and that includes the 40 year olds too. Dance Star Mickey can talk, walk and dance to multiple songs -yes, even the Moonwalk – and you’ll see the new Mickey is even more full of verve. If you’re looking around for something to rouse your kids from their gaming consoles and get physically active, Dance Star Mickey will do it for you. One of the best plush toys introduced in a long time, this toy is a great way to usher in Christmas.

Imaginext Bigfoot Monster

Imaginext Bigfoot Monster - Top Toy Christmas 2010
Kids keep asking for a “big” Christmas gift; surprise them this year with one that’s actually huge. Imaginext Bigfoot Monster is a cute little giant – if you’ll pardon the oxymoron. He comes with a remote – your kid will love making him get angry, sleepy or just plain happy. Here’s one toy who can say what he’s going to do next; he says “play” before throwing the ball. No points for guessing what your kids will love about him – there’s even a button in his mouth which can be pressed to make him burp. Bigfoot is, however a gentleman – he apologizes for it soon after. All of which makes it one of the best toys for a wonderful pastime for 3 to 5 year olds and puts it on our top toys for Christmas 2010 list.

Stinky the Garbage Truck

Stinky the Garbage Truck - Top Toy Christmas 2010
Here’s a toy to imperceptibly teach your kids the right attitude towards work, no matter what the job may be. Stinky the Garbage Truck is a lively robot truck who talks and makes kids laugh with his jokes, even as he’s picking up trash. The sibling to one of last years top Christmas toys, Rocky the Robot Truck, Stinky the Garbage truck is certain to be one of the top toys for Christmas 2010. Stinky comes fitted with motion, belly, container and direction sensors. He’ll tell you when he wants to consume garbage or when he wants to dump. All this light hearted banter and friendliness will endear Stinky the Garbage Truck to your kids. What’s more – they’ll pick up good communication skills, too. Now, if only disposing real garbage was as enjoyable.

FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies

Furreal Friends Furry Frenzies - Top Toy Christmas 2010
Looking for cute cuddly toys? Try the FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies – a set of animals like raccoons, squirrels, dogs and even hedgehogs very similar to last year’s top Christmas toy, Zhu zhu pets. The little furry creatures are full of energy, darting around making all kinds of delightful noises. When they bump into an obstruction, they just change direction and scamper away to explore yet another new space in your house. Energetic and noisy, the Furry Frenzies are one of the cutest toys released by Hasbro in a long time. Your kids will spend hours on end racing with these Furry Frenzies – an excellent outlet for all that immense energy that kids always seem to have a surplus of.

Loopz Game

Mattel Loopz Game - Top Toy Christmas 2010
No one can resist a memory challenge. Loopz is a game designed to appeal to this very instinct. There are four different loops to put your hands through. When the loops flash with music and light, all you’ve got to do is repeat that pattern by waving your hands through the loops. One of the most innovative games in a long time, it gives players an opportunity to hone their hand-eye coordination and reflexes. The game is fitted with motion sensors to check how you repeated the movements, and counters to rate your performance. You have seven game modes to choose from; some of them even allow you to make your own music. This is one of the Top Toys for Christmas 2010 that’ll have the whole family grooving to its beat.

Spy Net Video Watch

Spy Net Video Watch - Top Toy Christmas 2010
If your little one wants to be the next James Bond, go ahead and indulge him by buying the Spy Net Video Watch – one of the Top Toys for Christmas 2010. Don’t be misled by the word ‘watch’ – this is one high tech gizmo that allows for real world spying. It consists of a camera that can record video content for 20 minutes, audio content for above 4 hours and even store around 2000 photos. The recorded content can then be uploaded to the proprietary website for more advanced analysis like lie-detection. With an ability to download missions and work on them, this watch will equip kids with planning skills much earlier than business school.

Lego Board Games

Lego Board Games - Top Toy Christmas 2010
The new, innovative Lego board games are definitely one of the top toys for Christmas 2010. Board games are popular Christmas presents because they encourage family interactivity. The name Lego has come to be synonymous with construction kits that aim at having kids create a world of their own. With its entry into the board games segment, you can be assured of high quality intellectual challenges for growing children and all out family fun. Like all Lego products, the Lego board games too involve some degree of creative construction. This is a perfect way to help kids of all age groups discover the camaraderie of patiently sitting for hours together, playing a game with the entire family.

One Response to “12 Top Toys for Christmas 2010”

  1. Mickey Dispair
    November 11, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

    Great list! We’ve been looking for dance star mickey all week and everyone is sold out. We’ve looked at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and online… Does anyone know where we can get Dancing Mickey?

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