Here is the list of Top Toys for Christmas 2013
Our number one recommendation is Attacknids Fighting Spider. What more could any boy want than a fighting spider battle robot? The new Attacknids are just that, remote controlled spider robots that blast disks or balls about 35 feet. With fully synchronized walking actions, these things really do scutter around like their arachnid namesakes.
Controlled by a handheld remote, they can scurry over rough terrain, shoot and attack. Perfect action toy for energetic little boys this Christmas.
2. Flutterbye Flying Fairies
Remote controlled cars, helicopters, and planes have long been the province of boys and men. They were designed to look manly and perform to the extreme, and finding girls interested in the area was something of a rarity. In line with the recent move to create feminine versions of popular toys to more closely align with traditional girls’ tastes, Spin Master has created the Flutterbye Flying Fairies, a remote controlled helicopter that is actually a fairy.
Buy Flutterbye Flying Fairies for your little girl this Christmas.
3. LeapPad Ultra Learning Tablet
The LeapPad Ultra is perfect for kids. It looks just like your tablet, but is made especially for kids. It comes packed with fun features, designed by experts just for kids. You can write. Draw. Snap photos. Make videos. And enjoy new peer-to-peer play that’s safe out of the box. With 11 different apps included and so many ways to create and explore, LeapPad Ultra will truly inspire a love of learning in your kids.
See it in action right now at Amazon.
Zoomer is the new robotic dog from Spin Master that looks like a Dalmatian puppy. This is the most advanced robo-dog on the market today, they say. Zoomer is highly interactive, and with his fully articulated limbs, he has a large range of motion, and ‘ball paws’ to help him play on any surface.
Zoomer can also act and move just like a real playful puppy, wagging its tail, rolling around and crouching. He also has voice activated commands and can learn when he is played with. Zoomer will respond to “roll over,” “play dead” and “go pee.” And he is fast!
Read what people are saying about Zoomer here, or check out Zoomer at Amazon.com here.
5. Furby Boom!
This toy became very popular last year (2012), and is predicted to be very popular again this year. You can hatch and raise virtual Furblings with your Furby Boom, and play games together using the free Furby Boom app. Collect and hatch virtual Furblings to fill your city in the Furby Boom app, and try to get the golden Furblings egg.
Use the Furby Boom app to give your Furby Boom creature virtual food, checkups, showers and more. Furby Boom will remember the name you give it and the names of other Furby Boom friends it meets. This Furby has more than twice as many possible responses as the previous one, and how you treat Furby Boom will shape its personality.
6. Big Hugs Elmo
The show Sesame Street and its furry characters have always been a favorite of children and adults alike. With many characters having been made into toys, the ever popular Elmo is given new upgrades each year to cope with this demand. Each new edition has seen Elmo become more and more interactive.
Taking this to a new level is Big Hugs Elmo, which has already become immensely popular. Big Hugs Elmo is 22” tall and made of delightfully cuddly soft plush fabric and he responds to hugs and cuddles. He is interactive enough to feel almost like the “real thing.” He sings several songs, including a lullaby when he’s being rocked to sleep, and can actively encourage the child’s imagination with different suggestions of pretend play.
7. Teksta Robotic Puppy
Our next toy suggestion for Christmas 2013 is the adorable new Teksta Robotic Puppy. Teksta is a life-like robotic puppy that responds to your voice, physical gestures, lights and sounds. Engineered with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, Teksta can emulate many emotions… barking, crying, whimpering, and expressive eye patterns to share his feelings.
As your devoted companion, Teksta will fall asleep when the sun goes down and will wake up happy to greet you in the morning. Snuggle with him, or let him guard your door. With cutting edge hand gesture technology, you can not only command Teksta to stop and sit, but also teach him to perform his most spectacular trick of all, a back flip!
With over 100 physical and interactive play features, Teksta will excite and inspire children of all ages. Check him out at Amazon now…
8. Necomimi Brain Wave Cat Ears
The high-tech Necomimi looks like a simple set of cat ears users wear on their heads. Behind this simple appearance, however, lies a very sophisticated system of sensors and motors. The sensors are placed in strategic locations on user’s foreheads and earlobes to accurately read and interpret their brain waves.
The motors engage to move the ears in response to the waves it senses. If the wearer is alert, the ears stand straight up. If excited, they wiggle around. And if relaxed, the ears lay down on top of the wearer’s head. The motions are intended to be reminiscent of an actual cat’s, and they succeed admirably in that ambition. Be one of the first to have a set of Necomimi Brain Wave Cat Ears!
9. The Lion CHI Temple Lego
Looking for cool Lego sets this year? The Lego Lion CHI Temple features a large CHI orb, waterfall, golden CHI, lion gate, drawbridge trap, hidden lion bikes, eagle fighter, cannon, tower, prison, and secret entrances! Aim the tower cannon and fire the shooter. Fold up the walls to store it.
Here’s how Lego describes this…
Restore peace to Chima in a battle at The Lion CHI Temple! An epic battle for the CHI has begun at the majestic Lion CHI Temple. Cragger, Crawley and Razar are battling for their tribes and trying to reach the sacred CHI orb rising high above the temple. Help the Lion and Eagle tribes to fight everyone off and restore balance to Chima once again! Slam the lion gate shut and send Cragger plummeting into the pit. Then release the hidden lion claw bikes to intercept Crawley’s reptile raider.
Deploy the agile eagle drone fighter to repel Razar’s airborne assault or aim and fire the rotating tower cannon. Includes 7 minifigures with weapons: Lagravis, Laval, Longtooth, Ewald, Cragger, Crawley and Razar.
Buy the popular Lion CHI Temple LEGO set here.
10. Cuddles My Giggly Monkey
This brand new, adorable monkey toy becomes an enjoyable friend for boys and girls. With over 100 different responses, Cuddles My Giggly Monkey can play, giggle, respond to rocking by closing his eyes, and lots more. He makes excited, happy chortling sounds when you swing him upside down by his legs.
Click here to read Amazon customer reviews or to buy this toy at Amazon.com.
I think many kids are going to be excited about getting a ‘monkey’ companion for Christmas this year. See if yours is one of them.
I hope this Top Toys for Christmas 2013 List is helpful to you in deciding what will be great gifts for your children this year.
For more toy ideas in specific categories, check out:
- Toys for Boys
- Toys for Girls
- Educational Toys
- Toys for the Whole Family
- Action Toys
- Robotic Toys
- Top 50 Toys for Christmas 2013