You know that when it is gift giving time for you children, they want toys! When the holidays roll around, there are always some items that you just know your kids want because they have already told you 300 times, but you still want to find those most wanted toys that will surprise them and be a new favorite. There are lots of places to look for this info, in fact, it can be information overload as you check out stores, reviews, blogs, and magazines to find the most wanted toys that will be a hit with your child.
Most Wanted Toys 2013
This year, I found a new resource- TimeToPlayMag.com. Their team has combined experience in the toy industry of more than 100 years! They travel the world looking at the newest toys, video games, and entertainment products. The TimeToPlayMag.com teams plays with the toys and then they give you the full scoop. They started doing toy reviews on YouTube in 2010 and now they have 168,444,975 views. Wow, right? And a few days ago, I was able to attend the TimetoPlayMag.com Holiday Showcase 2013 by special invite. It was awesome- so many toy vendors all telling you about their newest, hottest toys! They just released their Most Wanted Toy List for Holiday 2013 and they really have their finger on the pulse because of all their research and because of all the feedback they get from consumers on the toy review videos.
TimetoPlayMag.com’s Most Wanted: Holiday 2013
After reviewing literally thousands of toys, there are twenty toys that TimeToPlayMag.com has chosen as most popular, most fun — and Most Wanted Toys this season. You can see the whole hot toy list here. I have selected my favorites from their hot toy list to tell you about after having seen each of them in person. Here they are:
#1 Disney Infinity from Disney Interactive
Disney Infinity is gaming initiative that revolves around character figures from different Disney and Pixar movies. Available on: Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Playstation 3, and Mac. When any of the figures are placed on the Disney Infinity Base, they pop into the game and become the playable characters.
DISNEY INFINITY Starter Pack Xbox 360
#2 LEGO Star Wars Jabba’s Sail Barge
The LEGO Star Wars Jabba’s Sail Barge is a complex 850-piece construction set that will keep your kid busy for hours. They will be able to recreate the movie and enjoy the minifigures such as Princess Leia in her famous slave-girl outfit and Jabba.
#3 Shimmer N Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker from Cra-Z-Art
Cra-Z-Art’s new Shimmer N Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker lets kids create their own rubber band bracelets to collect and trade with their friends. These are super hot at my daughter’s school already.
#4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures from Playmates Toys
My son loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but when he sees these figures that fold-up and then pop-open open into action when dropped, ready for battle and complete with weapon accessories, he’ll flip too!
More Hot Toys for 2013
The following toys did not make the 2013 Most Wanted Toys List from TimeToPlayMag.com but they did catch my eye and will likely be hot on many holiday toys shopping lists (like mine!)
Monster 500 Toxic Terror Trap Playset
Cute monsters in cars with collectable trading cards can race. Little boys are sure to love these gnarly creatures!
Zing Air Z-Curve Bow
I tried this bad boy out myself and my daughter would love this toy bow and arrow because it feels just like shooting the real thing and it has some serious power but with soft foam tips or suction cups to keep it safe.
Zing Air Z-Curve Bow
Minecraft Toys by Jazwares
From plush to building blocks, to paper crafts, your kids are sure to love these Minecraft toys.
Minecraft Toys By Jazwares
FairyTale High Dolls
These dolls take fairy tale characters and give them a contemporary look. I think little girls will love these.
Fairy Tale High Dolls
These toy construction kits are comprised of individual textured parts which are connected by pins and clips. These are really awesome and I want them for my son!
Razor Crazy Cart
Shop For Kids App
If you need more toy shopping ideas, you are in luck! TimeToPlayMag.com just released the ‘Shop for Kids’ App, a free mobile app for iOS and Android, is designed to simplify the experience of searching for and buying children’s products. Not only does the app offer thousands of in-depth expert reviews of the latest toys, video games, baby products, sporting goods, children’s books, movies, and apps with a simple scan of the product’s UPC code – but it also features a live price comparison tool which shows the online price and availability of a product at Wal-Mart, Toys“R”Us, Target, Amazon, and Kmart. For more information or to download the app, visit TimetoPlayMag.com/APP.
I hope this list helps inspire a successful toy shopping experience. Tell me what toys are hot on your list to buy this year!
All opinions shared are my own and I did include affiliate links in this post.