PITTSFIELD, Massachusetts, October 25, 2005 -- KB Toys, Inc. today announced
its annual Hot Toy List for Holiday 2005, featuring a wide selection of the
season's "must have" toys that will entertain, educate and challenge kids of
With the Holidays fast approaching, KB Toys is the winning solution
for shoppers looking to score hot gifts and great savings. With over 640
convenient locations nationwide, KB Toys is the logical choice for gift givers
who want easy hassle-free shopping. KB Toys continues to deliver exceptional
customer service by offering a friendly knowledgeable staff on hand to assist
customers, quickly locate gifts and check out.
All of these hot items and more are available this season at KB Toys stores nationwide. And, if you're
running out of gift ideas or just not sure what to give, give the gift of fun
with a KB Toys Gift Card. You choose the value ... they choose the gift!
Aquadoodle -- Spinmaster
It's the no mess magic tabletop draw 'n doodle mat that only requires
water! No ink, no markers and no mess! The Aquadoodle's 1, 2, 3 draw with me
step-by-step feature makes it easy for children to draw over and over again.
Ages 4 & up.
Barbie(R) and the Magic of Pegasus -- Mattel
She's a beautiful, adventurous princess starring as Princess Annika(TM) in
the upcoming movie Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus. Create your own Cloud
Kingdom(TM) and play along. Choose from various playsets and dolls. Ages 3 &
Batman -- Mattel
The movie Batman Begins has sparked a huge craze among kids for Batman
action figures, vehicles and animated figures. Kids will love to recreate
their favorite Batman scenes with a full line of detailed Batman Begins action
figures and accessories from Mattel. Ages 4 & up.
Bratz(TM) Rock Anglz(TM) -- MGA Entertainment
Now that the Bratz have conquered the pop world, they're ready to rock out
in style with a hot rock look of the 70s. With guitars in hand and tons of
accessories, the Bratz invite you to join in the excitement and rock out to
their exclusive 2-song music CD included with each Bratz doll! Ages 6 & up.
CHATNOW -- Hasbro
Now you can chat with your friends or send them text messages up to two
miles away with no fees, no bills and no minutes to keep track of! With the
CHATNOW communicator you can talk one-on-one with your best friend or chat
with everyone in your chat zone at the same time. Access screen savers, saved
buddy photos and ten different ring tones with the flip out keypad. Also,
take pics of your pals with the built-in digital camera! Choose from a
variety of colors including pink, green and blue or try out one of the fun
carrying cases. Ages 8 & up.
Disney's Cinderella -- Various
For years, Disney's Cinderella has appeared in the dreams of children of
all ages. Today, we bring dreams to life in role-play. Choose from a variety
of figures and playsets including the Magic Talking Tabletop Vanity, Twinkle
Lights Carriage, Cinderella Beauty Bag and Bag Sets all with enchanting
Cinderella's styling. Ages 3 & up.
Fantastic 4(R) -- Toybiz
Working as a team, the Fantastic 4(R) use science, intellect and their new
powers to stop the diabolical Dr. Doom in his tracks. Millions of Marvel fans
waited for the Fantastic 4(R) movie and now there's a huge demand for toys it
inspired. Toybiz has pulled out all the stops with the Fantastic 4(R) action
figure, playset and vehicle replicas. Ages 4 & up.
Furby -- Hasbro
One of the best-selling toys of all time, is back! Driven by EMOTO-
TRONICS, the all-new, evolved Furby features a wide range of emotions and
motions, advanced recognition, and enhanced communication between kids and
other Furby toys and an impressive "bilingual" vocabulary of "Furbish" and
English. In fact, the new Furby has six times the memory of the original toy.
Ages 6 & up.
iZ -- Zizzle
The ultimate fusion of music and toy with a personality of its own! Twist
and turn iZ's ears to create new rhythm and trick combinations or press his
belly to change-up the beat. iZ's eyes bounce to the rhythm and his horns
glow in rainbow colors to the beat. You can even watch iZ move to your
favorite tunes by plugging your iPod or any music source into iZ. Ages 8 & up.
Plug It In & Play Games -- Jakks
Here's a little bit of old school! Plug It In and Play Games bring the
magic of arcade games to your TV without the hassle of a bulky game console.
Plug the joystick directly into your TV and discover games like SpongeBob
Dilly Dabbler, Star Wars, EA 2-Player, World Poker Tour and more. Ages 5 &
Star Wars Darth Vader Voice Charger Mask -- Hasbro
The ultimate headgear for any fan of the Star Wars movies! From the
moment you put on this menacing gear, you become the ultimate villain of Star
Wars. Strike fear throughout the galaxy by changing your voice to sound like
Darth Vader's. Easy to adjust straps allow you to fit the helmet comfortably
on your head. This realistic headgear and chestplate will make you the master
of the dark side of the force! Ages 5 & up.
Star Wars Lightsaber Battle Plug 'N Play TV Game -- Hasbro
Put the power of the force in your own hands! This interactive plug n'
play TV game lets you enter the world of the Jedi in your own living room.
With a swing of the powerful lightsaber, innovative wireless technology lets
your lightsaber interact with the TV screen and fend off the attackers and
defeat opponents. Ages 8 & up.
Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Lightsaber -- Hasbro
Role-play your way into galactic adventure with this lightsaber replica
that extends with a flick of the wrist. Fight with Separatists or defend the
galaxy alongside the Jedi ... whichever it is, this is the most powerful
weapon to have in your hands. Choose from various colors including blue,
green and red. Ages 4 & up.
Tamagotchi Connection -- Bandai
The virtual best friends for girls and boys are back, with a brand new,
interactive twist! Tamagotchi Connection features infrared communication
abilities and can make friends with other Tamagotchi! They're perfect pets,
without the mess! Choose from many cool colors and designs. Ages 6 & up.
Tumble Time(TM) Tigger -- Fisher-Price
Press Tigger's nose and off he goes! Watch as the sound-activated Tigger
dances, cartwheels and stands on his hands just by clapping or signing for him
(your child will never know what the energetic Tigger will do next). Ages 1 &
V.Smile -- VTech
The V.Smile TV Learning System is a dynamic learning platform that uses
educational video gaming to make learning fun! With a comprehensive library
of "smartridges" adapted to three age groups, children can learn many
important skills including language development & phonics, basic math,
visualization & memory, problem solving, science, independent play and much
more. Ages 3 & up.
World Wrestling Entertainment(TM) Figures -- Jakks
With a powerhouse of licensed action figures and playsets, the WWE storms
onto the toy scene this holiday. The detail is stunning, the play is thrilling
-- it's like having the excitement of the WWE right in your living room! Be
sure to check out the new Ruthless Aggression assortment. Ages 8 & up.