It’s nearly here, folks. The weather’s getting chillier, shops are
holding sales to shift old stock and the first few flashes of red and
green have been spied on the streets. Yep, Christmas season is
approaching quickly, and pretty soon crowds of parents will be pushing
their way through shopping malls on the hunt for this year’s most
So, what will be the top toys for Christmas playtime this year? Here
are five that are expected to fly off the shelves:
1. Teksta Puppy
This robot puppy responds to your voice, sitting and even doing
back-flips on command. For parents with kids that desperately want a
puppy, but aren’t quite ready to take on the responsibility, Teksta is
a perfect alternative.
2. LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra
Tablets aren’t just for adults these days. The LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra
is a tablet designed for kids, featuring tons of games, a video
recorder and top-secret security settings. It’s a tech-savvy kid’s
dream to find one of these under the Christmas tree.
3. Furby Boom
Furbies are back? You got it – the fad toy, which first emerged in
1998, has seen resurgence in popularity in recent years. Furby was a
‘must-have’ toy for Christmas 2012, but rumour has it that an updated
version for 2013 will be highly interactive, potentially controllable
using a smartphone or tablet.
4. Ever After High Dolls
Similar to the incredibly popular ‘Monster High’ dolls, Ever After
High Dolls are one of this year’s most sought after toys. The dolls
include, Apple White, daughter of Snow White, Raven Queen, daughter of
the Evil Queen, Blondie Lockes, daughter of Goldilocks, and several
other spawn of famous fairytale characters.
5. Robo Fish
Kind of like the modern-day lava lamp, this faux fish tank is one of
the coolest accessories a kid can have in his or her room. The fish
contain highly intelligent sensor technology that allows them to mimic
the movements of real-life fish. Bright, colorful and super-cool, Robo
Fish is already selling like hotcakes and should be a major hit this
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