The holiday season is rapidly approaching so once again we will take a look at some potential "hot" toys for 2008.
This year Fisher-Price introduced Elmo Live! The latest of the dancing, singing, laughing Elmos.
"The Elmo toys in the past made kids laugh and dance, but Elmo Live! is an entirely different type of product.The movements, storytelling and jokes give kids the feeling that Elmo is alive in their own homes," says Jim Silver, editor-in-chief, TimetoPlayMag.com.
Elmo may have some competition this year. Disney's Tinker Bell will be a sure hit with the young ladies this year. Everything from dolls to activity sets have a Tinker Bell or Pixie theme.
Another popular trend is Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus), The Jonas Brothers and High School Musical. If there is an image of these popular young musicians on something, tweens want it!
We can't forget the boys who can't get enough of Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Ben 10, Power Rangers, and the latest from Madballs.
Creative youth will enjoy the new line from Crayola including Illumination Station and Color Wonders. Small hands will be coloring up a storm with Tadoodles.
In the Tech world the latest games for Wii, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are hitting shelves now. Guitar Hero, Rockband and Popstar are just a few of the games available. Apple has added some color to their popular iPod line and Vtech has come out with all kinds of interactive "toys" including the new Creation Station.
Movies having an influence on this years hot toys include: Madagascar 2, Kung Fu Panda, Tinker Bell, Spiderman, Batman, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Wall-E and Indiana Jones to name a few.
As the holiday season gets closer, be sure to check out the Toy News section at Kids' Turn where we feature the latest press releases from all your favorite toy companies. We'll be sharing the latest news in toys and how to get them.
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More Hot Toy Resources include:
- The Canadian Toy Association Hot Toys 2008 offers some good ideas.
- Read reviews about your favorite toys at: The Toy Review
- Find out the Top 100 "best" toys at Dr. Toy's selections for 2008.
- Information on the hottest toys in the United Kingdom check out the British Association of Toy Retailers web site.
- Looking for detailed information about toys? The Toy Source offers reports, stock quotes on toys, news plus a search engine to help you find the toy you are looking for.
- Check out the Top Selling Toys at Amazon.com for great ideas.
- Keep up-to-date with Toy Recalls.