Toy Experts Offer a Sneak Peek of the Hottest Toys of 2012 and
Helpful Tips to Make Holiday Shopping More Convenient than Ever
With the official start of the holiday shopping season only weeks away, Toys“R”Us is ready to unveil its 2012 Holiday Hot Toy List, THE definitive selection of toys sure to top kids’ wish lists this year.
Carefully selected after a comprehensive review process, items on the list are organized by age, from “Baby’s First Christmas” to “Big Kids,” and serve as a starting point to help parents, friends and family find the perfect present for any child.
Finding the time to shop for friends and family throughout the holiday season can be difficult, but this year, Toys“R”Us is making it even easier for gift givers to find and purchase the “must-haves” of the season. With programs like Hot Toy Reservation and Free Layaway, the company is helping to ease the stress of securing the playthings little ones hope to find under the tree on Christmas morning.
Here are examples of the hot toys for this Christmas categorized by age group:
• Baby’s First Christmas: PLAYSKOOL Rocktivity Sit, Crawl ‘n Stand Band™ from Hasbro®
• 13 months to 2 years: Cruise Groove Ballapalooza from Fisher-Price®
• 2 to 4 years: Doc McStuffins “Time For Your Check Up” doll from Just Play™
• 5 to 7 years: Micro Chargers™ Time Track from Moose Toys™
• 8 to 11 years: Air Hogs® R/C Deluxe Battle Tracker from Spin Master™
• Big Kids: Technic Jet Plane from LEGO® Systems, Inc.
Adrienne O’Hara and Kerry Smith, Toy Experts
Adrienne grew up playing with toys, including Barbie dolls, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cabbage Patch Kids, Pound Puppies and Power Wheels – all of which are ingrained in today’s pop culture. Now, with a career at Toys“R”Us, she is lucky enough to relive her childhood daily, keeping her a “Toys“R”Us Kid” at heart. As a toy industry expert, Adrienne has participated in hundreds of radio and television interviews, providing parents with her unique insight about the hottest toys and helpful shopping tips.
Kerry spent her childhood surrounded by classic favorites, including board games, Disney Princesses, Power Rangers and more. But, as the only sister in a family of six, it was all about construction, and her go-to plaything was her box of LEGO bricks. Working at Toys“R”Us is the perfect job, and has allowed Kerry to share the inside scoop on the season’s hottest toys and deals with audiences nationwide, while building her insights about the toy industry – just as she did her LEGO.