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Toyworld’s hottest toys for Christmas 2012

Media Release October 27, 2012

Toyworld’s hottest toys for Christmas 2012 feature online APPS

Christmas is just around the corner and to help parents with gift ideas, Toyworld has put together its Annual Top 10 Hot Toys for Christmas List.

New Zealand’s toy experts, Toyworld is the largest specialist toy retailer in the country and compiles the annual list of favourite toys for the holiday season from global trends.

This year’s Annual Toyworld Top 10 Hot Toys for Christmas List includes the latest and greatest in international toy trends and some of the all time most popular toys too.

Repeka Haurua is a Toy Buyer for Toyworld and travels around the world sourcing and buying toys for New Zealand kids. She says the ability to connect new toys to smart devices is the most notable trend in toys for 2012.

“Toymakers are moving with the times and creating toys that can interact with computers, tablets and smart phones, now more commonly found in the home,” Haurua explains. “In what is an addition to traditional play patterns, classic toys are now evolving to include APPs or online features which add to the experience of playing with the toy,” she says. Examples of this include the new Leapfrog Leap Pad2 which comes with five new APPS and the Furby, an interactive pet, which can be fed or taught English through an online APP.

Old favourites that have returned to the Toyworld Top 10 Hot Toys for Christmas 2012 list include the ever popular collectible range Sylvanian Families and Lego.

“Lego provides ample options to parents either by price point or by being child and age specific,” says Haurua. “Most notable to Lego this year has been the very popular inclusion of the ‘Friends something for the girls range’,” she says.

“The most popular toys tend to sell out before Christmas every year so we always advise parents to act quickly if their children want a toy from the Top 10 List to avoid disappointment.”

The Toyworld Top 10 Hot Toys for Christmas 2012 are listed below in alphabetical order:

1/ ALL OUTDOOR PLAYWORLD GYMS: - Playworld Gym Sets are made of durable metal frames to support all the play equipment your kids need for an afternoon of fun. Playworld equipment features compact designs and safe play for children. Ages junior.

2/BEYBLADE BEYWHEELZ: - Beywheelz have three fun and exciting ways to battle – crashes, stunts and races. A code that comes with each Beywheelz can be used to battle online at beyblade.co.nz/QR - Ages 8+

3/ FURBY HOT AND FURBY COOL: - A cute toy pet to love is a Furby. Feed it, speak to it, tickle it, play music for it and shake, tilt or turn your Furby upside down. But be warned - how you treat your Furby will shape its personality! When a child first meets its Furby, it will speak mostly Furbish. But the more you play with Furby, the more English it will speak. You can also download a free Furby app to help you translate Furbish, as well as virtually feed your Furby and other interactive features at www.furby.co.nz/QR - Ages 6+

4/ LALALOOPSY: - The Lalaloopsy dolls were once rag dolls who magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn. Each doll has its own personality that comes from the fabrics used to make them. Online features at www.planetfun.co.nz/Lalaloopsy - Ages 3+

5/ LEAPFROG LEAP PAD2 GREEN & PURPLE: - The No. 1 learning tablet just got better! LeapPad2 inspires children to create and explore with front-and-back cameras and video recorders, 4GB of memory, a faster processor and a library of 150+ game cartridges and downloadable apps (5 free apps included). Unlock your child’s imagination and potential with eBooks, videos, music, creativity studios, games and more! Online features at www.planetfun.co.nz/LeapFrog - Ages 3+

6/ LEGO: - Lego is a great ways for kids to develop new skills and improve their development. The fine dexterity it takes to make a complete Lego toy is something quite difficult. All ages

7/ MICRO CHARGERS: - The newest, most revolutionary racing set, the only vehicle brand to possess the ability to race at the ultimate speed, in the most micro scale with the most minimal effort. It goes from 0–600 MPH scale speed in less than 1 second – get ready to launch your Micro charger into the race action! Online features at www.planetfun.co.nz/Micro-Chargers_435 Ages 6+

8/ PILLOW PETS: - The original Pillow Pets are collectable and cuddly animals that pop into snuggly pillows. There are many colourful characters to choose from. Adopt your original Pillow Pet today. Online features at www.planetfun.co.nz/PillowPets Ages 3+

9/ SYLVANIAN FAMILIES: - Sylvanian Families is a unique and adorable range of distinctive animal characters with charming beautifully detailed homes, furniture and accessories. They live work and play in the idyllic and wonderful land of Sylvania. Ages 4+

10/TRASH PACK SERIES 3: - Trash Pack is the grossest group of guys that live in your garbage! Each Trashie has a different level of rarity. New Blue series 3 Trash Pack includes The Grubz, Hard Rubbish, Bin Critters, Bin Sects, Bin Monsters, Crawlers and Movie Trash plus 5 Limited Edition Trashies. Kids can collect them, swap them, play cool games and so much more! Online features at www.planetfun.co.nz/Trash-Pack_403 - Ages 5+
For more information visit www.toyworld.co.nz or www.facebook.com/ToyworldNZ
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