PJ Masks Headquarters Playset, Num Noms Lipgloss Truck™, STAR WARS™ InteracTech Stormtrooper Figure, Power Wheels® Wild Thing™ and SelfieMic™ – Among Others – Expected to Make Cameos on Kids’ Wish Lists Nationwide
Last week, Toys”R”Us® debuted its 2016 Holiday Hot Toy List, the company’s annual go-to holiday shopping resource for parents and gift-givers – straight from the toy experts. Comprised of 40 items categorized by age from Baby’s First Christmas to Big Kids, the Toys”R”Us team spent the last year narrowing down thousands of new toy introductions and selecting the items sure to be at the top of all wish lists this holiday season.
“It’s serious business creating a list of must-haves that helps parents and gift-givers stay ahead of their kids’ requests,” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “Our mission is to ensure parents feel confident in their toy buying decisions – whether they choose to check off their kids’ wish lists now or right before Christmas.”
Shoppers can see the full list at Toysrus.com/HotToys and follow the conversation on social media using #TRUHotToyList.
THE TOYS”R”US “FABULOUS 15”
Among the 40 items named to the Toys”R”Us Holiday Hot Toy List are the “Fabulous 15,” those expected to be the most sought-after and anticipated items of the year:
- DREAMWORKS ANIMATION TROLLS HUG TIME POPPY Doll from HASBRO® – DREAMWORKS ANIMATION TROLLS HUG TIME Poppy is a loveable, colorful troll who enjoys “hug time,” no matter where her adventures take her. Poppy stands 14 inches tall and offers the ultimate Trolls play experience, including music, phrases, lights and sounds. For added interactivity, Poppy comes with a matching wearable Hug Time bracelet for kids, and when activated, both bracelets and POPPY’S hair light up. Little Trolls fans can also style her hair with the included comb and place her tiara on top of her new ‘do. 2 “AA” batteries required (included). Ages 4 years and up. Available beginning in October.
- Hatchimals™ from Spin Master™ – Hatchimals™ are interactive magical creatures inside eggs. Who’s inside? It’s a surprise. Kids can care for them and these small creatures will hatch themselves. Little ones can teach them to walk, talk, play games and more as they raise them through multiple stages. 2 “AA” batteries required (included). Ages 5 years and up. Available beginning in October.
- Light ‘n Go 3-in-1 Activity Walker from Little Tikes® – This 3-in-1 Activity Walker uses light to motivate baby’s need for independence via walker, standing activity table and sit and play activity center – all in one. Including projected lights to encourage little ones to take their first steps and featuring more than 70 activities, songs and sounds, this activity walker provides hours of fun for years to come. 3 “AA” batteries required (included). Ages 9 to 36 months.
- Little Live Pets™ Snuggles My Dream Puppy from Moose Toys™ – This snuggly puppy moves, feels and responds just like a real pup. Little animal lovers can feed this no-mess friend with his bottle and he’ll fall asleep in their arms. With a pat of the head or a rub of the tummy, Snuggles will close his big brown expressive eyes and make too-cute puppy sounds. Snuggles comes complete with an adoption certificate to officially make him part of the family. 4 “AAA” batteries required (included). Ages 2 to 4 years.
- NERF N-STRIKE ELITE TERRASCOUT RC DRONE Blaster from HASBRO® – With the N-STRIKE ELITE TERRASCOUT RC drone blaster, kids can use the live video feed featured on the controller’s LCD screen to scout the battlefield, locate targets and plan their strategy. They can even maneuver the angle of the drone’s blaster remotely, and fire a single-dart by pressing and releasing the trigger, or holding down for extreme battle. This RC drone can also record audio and video to an SD card (not included), allowing players to share epic battles and campaigns with family and friends. The controller slides onto the back of the drone’s blaster and snaps into place for storage. 4 “AA” batteries (not included) and one rechargeable NiMh battery (included) required. Ages 8 years and up. Available beginning in October.
- Num Noms Lipgloss Truck™ from MGA Entertainment® – This sweet truck includes everything needed to make personalized flavored lip gloss in cherry or vanilla with glitter sprinkles. Kids can pick the flavor, add glitter sprinkles, mix it up and dispense it from the ice cream machine to share with friends. No batteries required. Ages 4 years and up.
- PAW Patrol™ Zoomer Marshall™ from Spin Master™ – This interactive pup really comes to life – walking, talking, spinning and more, all on his own. With the wave of a hand, Marshall will follow behind, just like a real pup. Little ones can press down on his head for him to say more than 150 real PAW Patrol phrases and sounds. He’ll even perform the Pup Pup Boogie and the PAW Patrol theme song. Zoomer Marshall features more than 80 interactive missions and tricks, plus two spring-loaded water cannon launchers to help save the day. 4 “AA” batteries required (not included). Ages 3 years and up.
- PJ Masks Headquarters Playset from Just Play™ – Based on the hit preschool superhero animated TV show, the PJ Masks Headquarters Playset stands more than two feet tall and has three character-themed levels filled with engaging kid-powered features. The adventure begins with the light and sound PJ Picture Player where kids can choose their mission and recreate the action with the high flying zip line, working elevator, hanging cat rings, trap door and pop-out hatch. The excitement continues as kids launch the included CatBoy figure and Cat-Car down the winding ramp “into the night to save the day” and sing along to the theme song. 3 “AAA” batteries required (not included). Ages 3 years and up. Available beginning in October.
- POKÉMON Z-RING from TOMY® – Experience the world of POKÉMON in a new way with the unique POKÉMON Z-RING worn by the lead character in the latest video game titles in the POKÉMON series for Nintendo 3DS Family Systems, POKÉMON Sun and POKÉMON Moon. The POKÉMON ZRING can be synchronized with both games to enhance the play experience through sounds, lights and vibrations as the Z-RING reacts to the game’s devastating new attack called the Z-MOVE. The POKÉMON Z-RING can also be used without the video game in role-play mode bringing battle play to life by having a different 4D experience with each Z-CRYSTAL. The POKÉMON Z-RING SET includes the Z-RING, 3 Z-CRYSTALS and a two-inch Pikachu figure. 2 “AAA” batteries included. Ages 5 years and up. Available beginning in November.
- Power Wheels® Wild Thing™ from Power Wheels® – This ultimate performance vehicle brings a whole new level of control, excitement and thrills with the ability to shift into a 360 degree spinning action while driving in both forward and reverse. Equipped with large durable tires for multi-terrain driving and three different speed settings up to 5 mph, kids will love cruising and spinning in this impressive ride-on. Maximum weight limit is 100 lbs. 12-volt battery required (included). Ages 5 to 7 years.
- SelfieMic™ from Moose Toys™ – Combining kids’ love of “selfies” with the popular pastime of singing karaoke, SelfieMic™ allows budding pop stars to create their own music videos right from their personal smartphone. SelfieMic features a selfie stick with a working karaoke microphone and ear piece. The device syncs with music app StarMaker, which allows kids to record their own voice or lip sync to more than three million songs. With voice and video effects to make kids sound and look like stars, kids can also create music videos to share with friends – no camera crew required. No batteries required. Ages 8 years and up.
- Shopkins™ Tall Mall from Moose Toys™ – Kids can get ready to experience three levels of fun, as this set features different play areas for Shopkins to explore. Level one is the place for home and garden, level two is where the Shopkins hang out to eat and level three is where kids will find all the zappy electronics. The Tall Mall folds down for easy on-the-go transport and features extra storage for kids to keep their collections. This item also includes two Toys“R”Us exclusive Shopkins figures. No batteries required. Ages 5 years and up.
- Sky Viper® v2400FPV Streaming Drone with FPV Headset from Skyrocket Toys™ – Skylanders® Imaginators empowers kids to unleash their imaginations by giving them the freedom to create their own Skylanders and bring them to life for the first time. Portal Masters will enjoy the immense possibilities available in the game – including appearance, powers, abilities, names, catchphrases, musical themes and much more – to create the wildest Skylanders imaginable. This all-new videogame adventure also features a compelling storyline, puzzles and battles. The game introduces a new lineup of heroes called Senseis, including new guest stars Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex, plus former Skylanders villains. No batteries required. Ages 6 years and up. Available for PlayStation® 3, PlayStation® 4, Wii U™, XBOX 360® and XBOX One® consoles beginning in October.
- STAR WARS™ InteracTech Stormtrooper Figure from HASBRO® – STAR WARS™ fans can experience The Galaxy’s most iconic soldier with this 12-inch Interactech Imperial Stormtrooper figure. With more than 65 light and sound effects and precise motion sensors, this trooper can march into battle and lead the charge with its own unique spin. Fans can get up close and personal with hand-to-hand combat sounds. And if the Rebels get the better of him, the Interactech Imperial Stormtrooper yells out in defeat when falling. Each Interactech Imperial Stormtrooper Figure comes complete with a blaster and jetpack that once strapped on, unlocks a library of sounds. 2 “AA” batteries required (included). Ages 4 years and up.
- Think & Learn Code-a-pillar™ from Fisher-Price® – This coding caterpillar encourages experimentation while developing coding, sequencing and critical thinking skills for kids of all ages. Preschoolers can arrange the easy-to-connect Code-a-pillar segments in endless combinations to send Code-a-pillar on the move, while older ones can configure the segments so Code-a-pillar can reach specific targets they set up throughout the room. 4 “AA” batteries required (not included). Ages 3 to 8 years.
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