Toyworld releases list of hottest toys for Christmas 2013
October 29, 2013
Toyworld releases list of hottest toys for Christmas 2013
It’s only a few weeks until Santa arrives and to help parents with gift ideas, Toyworld has put together its Annual Top 10 Hot Toys for Christmas List for 2013.
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.
Repeka Haurua is a Toy Buyer for Toyworld and travels around the world sourcing and buying toys for New Zealand kids. She says one of the major trends for 2013 is that ‘everything old is new again with nostalgic characters and brands re-emerging.
“These ‘old new’ toys play on the minds of the parents and grandparents bringing back fond memories of their own childhood and Cabbage Patch Dolls are the hot favourite to do just that this Christmas,” says Ms Haurua.
“Technology also continues to play a big part in the evolution of value-added toys. The LeapPad was a key item last year and this has evolved into ‘The LeapPad Ultra’ which features a new wireless component.
“There are also the toys that just perform every year like Lego which provides an array of price points and themes to suit all. The hottest line out there in the girls’ area is the Dolphin Cruiser. This is an absolute must for girls 7 – 12 years,” she says.
Toyworld has also seen licensed products continuing to grow in popularity with Disney Infinity producing the surprise factor to its annual toy list.
Disney Infinity unlocks the freedom to play with your favourite Disney and Disney/Pixar characters like never before. Players are given physical toys which can come to life in a virtual world right in front of them.
“Using the ever popular PS3 or Xbox platform, this item bridges the gap between virtual and physical toys,” says Ms Haurua.
“What I like about the item is the potential to unlock more Disney characters as more waves are released going forward like the Toy Story playset due out shortly,” she says.
For more information or to purchase toys online at Toyworld’s new online store visit www.toyworld.co.nz
The Annual Toyworld Top 10 Hot Toys List for Christmas 2013 is listed below in alphabetical order:
1/ Cabbage Patch Kids Fashionalities:-Cabbage Patch Kids are back and they’re hot. Just like Cabbage Patch kids of old, every kid is one of a kind and comes with birth certificate and adoption papers. The new dolls are a collectible range of fashionistas in cool outfits from around the world. http://www.toyworld.co.nz/catalogsearch/result/?q=30250 (not online yet- should be tomorrow)
2/ Disney Infinity Starter Pack:-This video game starter pack comes with a Disney Infinity Base plus 3 Disney Infinity Play Sets: Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Incredibles. It also includes 3 Infinity characters: Mr. Incredible, Jack Sparrow, and Sulley and an Infinity power disc unique web codes to unlock content online. Any of the three characters can enter the online world. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Find out more at http://www.toyworld.co.nz/category/?character=disney_infinity&series=starter_pack
3/ Furby boom:-The all new Furby Boom has a mind of its own and combines physical and digital ways to play! Interact with your Furby Boom 1-on-1 to shape its personality or hatch and raise digital Furby Furblings. Download a free Furby app to help you translate Furbish, as well as virtually feed your Furby and other interactive features. Suitable for ages 6 and up. Find out more at http://www.toyworld.co.nz/category/?character=furby&series=furby_boom
Leapfrog LeapPad Ultra:- Built for kids, inside and out,
LeapPad Ultra is the 100% kid-perfect tablet with 7 inch
hi-res screen, Wi-Fi with kid-safe web, and access to a
library of 800+ fun and educator-approved apps, games,
eBooks, videos, music and more. LeapPad Ultra includes 11
apps and also offers extra parental settings to easily
control exactly what experiences a child can access. It also
has a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery, Wi-Fi,
peer-to-peer play, front-and-back cameras, MP3 player and
more. Suitable for ages 4-11 years. Find out more at
5/ LEGO:-Set course for an ocean adventure on the Dolphin Cruiser with Mia, Maya and Andrew. Steer the boat with Andrew and take the girls for a spin around Lighthouse Island! Shoot down the waterslide or go waterskiing with the personal water scooter when you find a great place to swim! Lay in the sun on the chaise lounges or search for dolphin friends with the sonar! Later, serve up snacks at the picnic table or blend up some yummy fruit drinks at the snack bar! When the sun goes down, open the Dolphin Cruiser to play inside. Get Mia and Maya ready for the party on the captain’s deck with a shower and some primping in the bathroom. Afterwards, hang out in the lower deck living room and tuck the LEGO® Friends into cosy beds. Includes Mia, Maya and Andrew mini-doll figures. Suitable for ages 7-12years. Find out more at http://www.toyworld.co.nz/lego-friends-dolphin-cruiser-41015/
6/ MGP Scooters:-The all-new 2013 MGP Models are lighter, stronger, and smoother with the latest colours and graphics. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Find out more at http://www.toyworld.co.nz/category/?price_from=145&price_to=180&ajax=0&brand=mgp_madd_gear&series=scooters
7/ Micro Chargers Time Track:- 600+ MPH Scale Speed! Set your chargers aside and watch the biggest Micro Chargers race challenge yet with the Time Track set! Equipped with four lane chargers, you load your micro racer into a lane, launch your car, and race your opponents to the finish line. 1 x Time Track with 4 Lane Charger; 2 x Exclusive Quick Charge Cars; 2 x Stat Cards. Suitable for ages 4 and up. Find out more at http://www.toyworld.co.nz/micro-chargers-time-track-race-track-race-blue/
8/ Nerf Centurion:-Launch a long-range assault with this incredible high-calibre Centurion blaster! This N-Strike Elite blaster features bigger darts that are engineered to fire farther than ever. Attach the bipod stand for even more accuracy and load up the MEGA Clip with your MEGA Whistler Darts. They scream as they fly! With a range of 100 feet and 6 MEGA darts, you can push the boundaries of your marksmanship. Amp up your targeting cred with the Centurion blaster! Suitable for ages 8 and up. Find out more at http://www.toyworld.co.nz/nerf-n-strike-elite-centurion/
9/ Playskool Big Hugs Elmo:-Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo loves getting hugs, but he really loves giving them! Along with getting a hug from this hugging plush toy, little ones can pretend with Elmo, and even dance, sing, nap, and cuddle with everyone's favourite Sesame Street pal! Preschoolers will be entertained, and invited to cuddle, sing, move and explore while learning the ABCs, numbers, shapes, colours and more. Suitable for ages 18-months to 4 years. Find out more at http://www.toyworld.co.nz/sesame-street-big-hugs-elmo/
10/Robo Fish:-Small, intelligent and packed with the latest technology, the super cool techno-toy Robo Fish replicates the natural movement of a fish. Simply unwrap the Robo Fish, drop it into water and watch it swim around just like the real thing. Suitable for ages 3 and up. Find out more at http://www.toyworld.co.nz/category/?character=robo_fish