Hottest Toys for the Holidays
Doc McStuffins Time For Your Check Up Doll
Bing Shopping: Doc McStuffins Dolls
This seven-piece play set features the Disney Channel’s fave toy doc, a super-cute patient and lots of interactive play by way of a mini-stethoscope, thermometer and comb for grooming Lambie. Dr. Dottie also talks and sings her famous checkup song.
Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Musical Pirate Ship
Bing Shopping: Musical Pirate Ship
Small-fry seafarers get a ship equipped with all they need to fend off briny enemies, with push buttons that launch defenses (our fave is Tic Toc Croc, the onboard reptile). Kids defend their treasure to the tune of a rousing sea shanty and 25 different phrases.
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Doll - Harmony B. Sharp
Bing Shopping:Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Dolls
A perfect contestant for a pretend “American Idol,” this sweet star charms with six interactive, snap-on hairpieces that each play different songs. The hardest working doll in showbiz also dances and spins her hair when she’s placed on her stage.
Bing Shopping: Furby
A veteran of hot toy lists of yore, the Furby is officially back and updated with an optional app for iPods, iPads and iPhones. All the classic Furby behavior remains: Kids teach the creature to speak English, mold its mind and behavior, and pair it with other Furbys for fun.
Gelarti Designer Studio
Bing Shopping: Gelarti Designer Studio
Gelarti helps kids get colorfully creative by designing their own custom-made stickers. A rotating “studio” and paint pens make it simple, and the non-marring stickers can be stuck, peeled off and re-stuck onto walls, windows, notebooks and other flat surfaces.
LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer Learning Tablet
Bing Shopping: LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer
One of the hottest toys in last year’s roundup gets an upgrade this season with twice the memory, a faster processor, front and back cameras and an extra hour of battery life (now nine). With five apps included and a library of 320 more games available, this is a kid’s dream machine.
Micro Chargers Time Track Race Track
Bing Shopping: Micro Chargers Race Tracks
Smaller tots (ages 6 and up) will love racing their mini-speedsters around this curvy, swervy track. Two quick-charge micro-cars are included, and others can be added, along with more configurable tracks in the series, to create bigger and better courses.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair
Bing Shopping: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
These raucous reptiles never seem to retreat into their shells. They’re still as hot as ever, and this holiday season sees a mega play set unleashed. This secret hideout is huge, standing 42-inches tall and packed with 20 different play features on three levels.
Y-Volution YFliker F1 Scooter
Bing Shopping: Side-to-Side Scooters
This new scooter from Y-Volution features a unique side-to-side ride that’s not only different, but also easy to balance for the product’s targeted age range of 5 to 9. Industrially designed casters and a lightweight steel frame means this baby will last, while a quick-response brake keeps safety close at hand.
Hot Wheels Remote Control Terrain Twister Vehicle
Bing Shopping: Hot Wheels Twister Vehicle
Remote-controlled cars are a perennially popular gift, and Hot Wheels has a cool one on tap for the holiday season. This toughie sports pontoons instead of wheels to conquer extra-rough terrain, plus a battery with charger and a simply designed remote control for ease of use.