Last week, my big guy and I woke up bright and early to head to the city for TTPM’s Holiday Showcase. Always one of my favorite events of the season, TTPM named the 20 toys that they consider to be the hottest toys of the holiday season.
From products featuring notable entertainment characters and the latest advancements in tech to standout classic toys and innovative preschool playthings, the TTPM Most Wanted List reflects the current trends dominating the toy aisles.
TTPM named so many of our favorites as hot toys, and even included a few that are new to us! As much as we love learning about TTPM’s hot list, we love getting our hands on all of these cool new toys at the event.
We’ll be sure to share our thoughts on the hot list, but without further ado, here is TTPM’s Most Wanted List:
- Fingerlings by WowWee
- Hatchimals Surprise by Spin Master
- Barbie Dreamhorse by Mattel
- Doc McStuffins Baby All-in-One Nursery by Just Play
- Teddy Ruxpin by Wicked Cool Toys
- Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage by Mattel
- Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme from Fisher-Price
- Lego Boost Nerf Nitro Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower
- DropMix by Hasbro
- KidBuzz by VTech
- LOL Surprise by MGA Entertainment
- LuvaBella and LuvaBeau by Spin Master
- Nintendo Switch by Nintendo Pikmi Pops
- Oonies by Moose Toys
- Little Bits’ Star Wars Droid Inventor
- Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8 Interactive Droid from Spin Master
- Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber from Hasbro
Due to the early buzz, so many of these were no surprise! We’ll share our video and thoughts on these toys soon!
Today, I’m heading to a media event where I’ll get to meet, and perhaps, interview the producer for the new Disney straight to DVD movie, Pirate Fairy. I’ll have more about this cool flick, but in the meantime, I have fairies on my mind.
So, in honor of the stars of Pirate Fairy, I thought I’d highlight one of Spinmaster’s hottest toys: Flutterbye Fairies. One of Christmas’ must-have toys, Flutterbye Fairies is set to add a few more fabulous flying friends. Set to launch this Spring, TinkerBell is just one of the newest fairies to join this cool new line of toys.
Like her fellow Flutterbye Fairy friends, TinkerBell will be able to dance, fly and flutter with the same kid-navigated technology. The ability to control her flight path by simply hovering your hand underneath the doll is simply amazing! Tink launches from her display stand and stops with the push of a button. In true Tink fashion, the TinkerBell Flutterbye features that signature green dress with a dash of pixie dust.
For TinkerBell Fans, this new addition to the Flutterbye Fairies line is a magical move. TinkerBell Flutterbye Fairy from Spinmaster launches this Spring and will retail for $39.99
Want to hear more about Pirate Fairy, which is set to release on April 1? Check out the extended sneak peek to see what the Fairies are up to in Pirate Fairy.
Happy April Fool’s Day, everyone. I’m not one for pulling pranks, but I do enjoy laughing at clever gags—from a distance.
For April Fool’s Day, I thought I’d spotlight a few new toys that are sure to elicit a few gags and giggles for those who appreciate the gross factor. And yes, these are real toys!
Uncle Milton has a great lineup of new Dinosaur Train toys, but one that definitely caught my eye is Dino Poop. This pliable dough that looks like, well, poop, lets kids discover what a dino had for lunch.
Get ready girls, Toy company, Spin Master, has introduced Liv, a new line of dolls. The stylish teenage gal pals, Daniela, Sophie, Katie and Alexis, are unique and relatable, and are geared to girls in the 6-10 age range. In addition to their cool outfits, each Liv doll has a special access code to an online world, which will give girls a different dimension to interact with their dolls to collect fashions in their virtual closet, view webisodes, games and more.
What’s notable about the Liv dolls is that their style and appearance is much different and more age appropriate for the range that they’re targeting. As an aunt who has had to shop for dolls for tween nieces and cringing at the options, I appreciate the market research that Spin Master has done. I think the online world is also an innovative idea, giving girls even more opportunities to engage in imaginative, interactive play. What I love most: the dolls’ believable attributes and diverse appearance gives girls a better understanding of what it’s like to be a teen. [Boy craziness and angst aren’t included :)]
Livworld doesn’t officially launch until August 15, but the dolls, which retail for $20, are in stores now.