The World’s Greatest Toy Store Names a Clever Little Parakeet, the Biggest Tiny Toy Boutique, a Rockin’ Return and an Intergalactic Favorite–Among Others–to Its Annual Gift List
Jingle bells are ringing in the distance, which can only mean one thing – the holiday shopping season is fast approaching. With parents and gift-givers eager to buy the best toys this season has to offer, Toys”R”Us® today revealed its highly anticipated 2015 Holiday Hot Toy List, comprised of 36 new playthings categorized by age from Baby’s First Christmas to Big Kids. Following months of carefully identifying, researching and experimenting with hundreds of toys, Toys”R”Us experts have selected items sure to be at the top of kids’ wish lists. Featuring a wide assortment of toys, games, dolls and collectibles, shoppers can see the full list at Toysrus.com/HotToys and follow the conversation on social media using #TRUHotToyList.
Toys”R”Us experts have traveled thousands of miles around the world on a mission to narrow down the ultimate list of toys kids hope to unwrap this holiday season. In addition to alleviating the guesswork of the types of gifts kids will be requesting in their letters to Santa, Toys”R”Us is making it even simpler to spot the hottest playthings. Customers can find the Hot Toy List featured prominently in stores, including the “Fabulous 15,” which will be showcased in the “Here’s What’s Hot” shop in October. Whether planning to shop in store or buy online, customers can get started at Toysrus.com/HotToys, or by browsing a vast array of playthings grouped by age, toy category, current promotions and more using the company’s online Gift Finder.
“Determining our annual Hot Toy List is a year-long selection process we take very seriously. It is our mission to identify the very best playthings, giving parents and gift-givers the inside scoop straight from the toy experts on coveted items sure to leave kids smiling on Christmas morning,” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “We are proud that customers rely on the Toys”R”Us Holiday Hot Toy List as a trusted and valuable resource to help navigate the holiday shopping season even before kids start writing their wish lists.”
THE TOYS“R”US “FABULOUS 15”: The Cream of the Crop
Among the 36 items named to the Toys“R”Us Holiday Hot Toy List are the “Fabulous 15,” expected to be the most sought-after and anticipated items of the holiday season:
Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo from Fisher-Price®
Doc McStuffins Take Care of Me Lambie from Just Play™
Imaginext® Ultra T-Rex from Fisher-Price®
PAW Patrol PAW Patroller™ from Spin Master™
Barbie® Saddle ‘N Ride Horse from Mattel®
Little Live Pets Clever Keet from Moose Toys™
Journey Girls® 2015 Italy Holiday Doll from Toys“R”Us®
LEGO® Dimensions Starter Pack from Warner Brothers®
Shopkins™ Fashion Boutique Playset from Moose Toys™
Smart Toy Bear from Fisher-Price®
Star Wars™ BladeBuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber from Hasbro®
NERF® N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster from Hasbro®
Star Wars™ R2-D2™ Interactive Robotic Droid from Thinkway Toys
Guitar Hero® Live from Activision®
Meccanoid G15 from Spin Master™
THE 2015 #TRUHotToyList: From Baby’s First Christmas to Big Kids, the 2015 Toys”R”Us Holiday Hot Toy List represents the top new toys of the year in each age group:
BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS
Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space from Fisher-Price®
This interactive, touch-sensitive light-up and musical play space is perfect for babies’ natural stages of progression: sitting, crawling and cruising. It comes equipped with innovative Smart Touch Technology that responds to baby’s touch. With three different modes, including piano, dance and learning, little ones will be encouraged to keep the fun lasting all day long. 4 “C” batteries required (not included). Ages 6 to 36 months.
Lil’ Ocean Explorers 3-in-1 Adventure Course from Little Tikes®
This adventure course stimulates and entertains tiny tots throughout three key developmental milestones. When sitting, babies can work on building tactile skills with features like the submarine peek-a-boo door, the marine wall and ball drop periscope. When crawling, little ones can explore the course, discovering new ways to play. Finally, when standing, they will hear sounds and phrases from their new octopus friend and will be encouraged to play ball. 2 “AA” batteries required (not included). Ages 6 months to 3 years.
13 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS
Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo from Fisher-Price® (TOYS“R”US “FABULOUS 15”)
BeatBo is the perfect interactive pal to get baby moving, dancing and singing with its amazing multicolor LED tummy and touch-points that elicit various ways to play. With three modes, this engaging character will keep little ones growing and developing, as they wiggle and sing, as well as learn about colors and their ABCs. 4 “AA” batteries required (included). Ages 9 months and up.
Go! Go! Smart Wheels(®) Ultimate RC Speedway(TM) from VTech®
Ready, Set…Go! Go! Watch the littlest speed racer zip through a colorful course, packed with four action zones and nine SmartPoint(®) locations. Kids can take the wheel during playtime by building the ultimate speedway using the 13.5 feet of interchangeable tracks, a stunt ramp, elevator, movable gears, starting flags and track switches that are all triggered by the RC race car. Then, they can use the steering wheel-shaped remote control and watch as the RC car zooms around, entertaining them with a light-up driver button that activates playful music and fun sounds. 4 “AAA” batteries required (not included). Ages 1 year and up.
2 TO 4 YEARS
Calico Critters Seaside Cruiser Houseboat from International Playthings, LLC
Calico Critters fans can set sail for an exciting seaside adventure with this Seaside Cruiser Houseboat. Featuring more than 50 pieces, including a boat, critters, waterslides, private island, food, drinks and more, the boat expands to 20 inches for even more space to play and bring the ocean adventures to life. No batteries required. Ages 3 years and up.
DINOTRUX Mega Chompin’Ty Rux from Mattel®
Have a ferociously fun time with the half-dinosaur, half-construction vehicle character from Dinotrux, DreamWorks‘ brand-new animated children’s series on Netflix. This Toys”R”Us exclusive features lights, sounds and movements unique to his roar-tastic personality. 3 “AA” batteries required (included). Ages 3 to 5 years.
Doc McStuffins Take Care of Me Lambie from Just Play
Ah choooo! Looks like Doc McStuffin‘s best pal Lambie is sick and needs help to feel “so much better.” This snuggly sweet, interactive plush talks and sings, sharing with little aspiring doctors how she’s feeling with more than 50 phrases activated through her wrist, belly and heart. Like any little one under the weather, Lambie’s face, eyes and mouth feature realistic movements that are telltale signs she’s not feeling well. Kids can help “take the ouches away” by making sure to give Lambie a thorough check-up using the included stethoscope, thermometer, otoscope and sticker bandages. 4 “C” batteries required (included). Ages 3 years and up.
FurReal Friends StarLily, My Magical Unicorn from Hasbro®
Ordinary friendship turns extraordinary with StarLily, My Magical Unicorn pet, the first interactive toy unicorn in the FurReal Friends line. Featuring 100-plus sound and motion combinations, the more little ones play with StarLily, the more she responds, even moving her head and opening and closing her eyes. The sensors around her face and on her horn allow this unique unicorn to respond to children’s loving touches, and her long silky hair can be styled, braided and combed in many ways for fun-filled grooming play. When kids feed StarLily her special sugarberry treat, this adorable pet opens and closes her mouth and makes happy eating sounds. To communicate how she’s feeling, StarLily will flutter her wings and her light-up horn will change colors. Additionally, little animal lovers can pose her to stand or lie down. Children can become even closer friends with StarLily, win collectibles and make her forest world even more magical with the free StarLily, My Magical Unicorn app (download required). 4 “C” batteries required (not included). Ages 4 years and up.
Tumble Train from Little Tikes®
Get ready to roll in a crazy train adventure. Kids can press the button on the smoke stack to start the Tumble Train and watch as the track will tumble around, inspiring kids to chase after it. The train will randomly reverse at times, causing the track to roll in unpredictable directions that will capture every kid’s attention and imagination. 4 “AA” batteries required (not included). Ages 3 years and up.