The holiday season is upon us. It’s time to make your top ten toy shopping lists of the bestselling, super hot holiday toys for 2006! This year, 2006, has seen some very exciting toys like the TMX Elmo, the WII from Nintendo, the Bratz Forever Diamondz from MGA, Speed Stacks Stackpack from Play Along and many more. This year, the toys in the top ten are likely to be hard to find! So, run out and grab your top ten toys of 2006 in time for the holidays!
1) TMX ELMO – Tickle Me Elmo
The amazing red furry Elmo created especially to celebrate Tickle Me Elmo’s 10th anniversary is THE hottest toy of the year. As per expectations, TMX Elmo is flying off the shelves faster than he even got there in the first place! So, what’s so special about this giggly little red hairy guy? Well, tickle him to find out! His antics are so funny, and the best part is that they are totally contagious!
2) Fisher Price Kid Tough Kid’s Digital Camera
This rugged digital camera has been designed especially for kids, and Fisher Price has done an excellent job with it. Easy to use, with big buttons and simplified functions, the Kid Tough Digital Camera actually captures images which have decent resolution. Images can be viewed on the LCD screen or uploaded to mom or dad’s computer. An expensive buy, but one well worth it for the tech-savvy kids of today.
3) Barbie MyScene Bling Bling Styling Head
Ooh, if looks could kill! The MyScene Bling Styling Head is all glitter and glam. The Barbie styling heads have been popular for the last couple of years, and this one is no exception. The showy accessories, makeup and jewelery that come along with the sultry styling head makes the My Scene Bling Styling Head a must for the young fashion divas in the making.
4) Power Rangers Megazords from Bandai America
The Power Rangers series of action figures have been a runaway success, with their popularity just growing as this year progresses. The Power Rangers action figures are rugged, tough and great fun to play with, according to their little fans. One of the more popular Power Rangers action figures is the Power Rangers Manticore Megazord figure.
5) Lego Mindstorms NXT from Lego Systems
This innovative building set from LEGO is certainly the toy of the future. It’s way cool, and offers endless possibilities to create and program functionable robots which can do exactly what you command them to. Drag and drop programming software makes it easier for you to control the sensors. There’s so much to rave about this wonderful and fascinating robot building set, and nothing I write here will do it justice.
6) Speed Stacks Stackpack from Play Along
Speed Stacks from Play Along Toys, a division of Jakks Pacific has been a runaway success purely based on the strength of the product alone. Speed Stacks consists of a very simple, yet effective game which involves stacking up the plastic cups as fast as you can. A digital mat measures the timing to a split second. This game has been vastly popular and is great for developing skills like dexerity, hand-eye co-ordination and above all, it’s a riot to play!
7) Digi Makeover from Radica Games
Young fashionistas are in for a real treat with Digi Makeover, a high tech game which combines fashion with technology. A digital camera can click your picture and upload it onto the unit, which connects to your TV. It’s great fun to be able to switch around your hairstyles, change your makeup and get a totally new look in the bargain.
8) Bratz Forever Diamondz from MGA Entertainment
This glittery line from Mga Entertainment leaves a lasting impression, and I sure know why! Any girl who loves diamonds (and who doesn’t) will totally fall head over heels with this ultra stylish line of Bratz dolls and accessories. The kings of doll-dom, MGA Entertainment really know what will work, and this time they’ve excelled themselves.
9) Wii from Nintendo
Wii (pronounced as “we”) represents the seventh generation of gaming consoles from Nintendo. Released in mid November, Wii offers 30 new games. The uniqueness of the Wii is in its controller whose position can be detected in 3D space. The Wii is flying off the shelves, so grab yours when you get a chance.
10) Butterscotch My Furreal Friends Pony from Hasbro
This very life-like pony from Hasbro is an extravagant treat indeed! Special sensors make it possible for Butterscotch to react just like a real live pony. Moving eyes, head and ears and a soft flowing mane and tail make Butterscotch a treat to touch and play with. Younger kids will enjoy sitting on Butterscotch and being gently bounced up and down. You can even “feed” the pony, or groom her and watch her reactions!