Check out some of the hot toys for Christmas 2015. Remember, it doesn’t have to make sense to us in order for kids to like it. Some of the most popular movies and shows are represented, as well as some state-of-the-art toys that incorporate cutting edge technology.
They didn’t have toys like these when we were kids. These are some pretty smart toys, but not as smart as your little one that’s doing all of the programming. Perfect gift that keeps them engaged and learning.
Remember the classic View-Master, the one where you had to pull the lever to advance the next image? These days there’s no lever, and it’s been given a serious graphics upgrade so now it’s more like virtual reality than a slideshow.
They get to control this dino using hand motions, making it a lot more fun than using a controller. It keeps getting smarter as playtime goes on, so it’s not a gift that will collect dust soon after Christmas.
Here’s an old school style toy that is sure to get passed on to the grandchildren because it’s built to last. Not only that, but it’s totally fun, and includes powerful magnets along with high quality wood for hours and hours of play.
Here is a card game that’s on its 5th incarnation so you know it has to be good. You never get the same game twice because there are so many different variations that occur within each round.
No screen is necessary for this computer turned teddy bear. It’s powerful enough to keep your child edutained for hours, and at the same time will grow with them so it really will become their best friend and not just a gimmick.
Here’s a toy that’s sure to be a hit anyone that saw the Minions movie last summer. It features an oversized version of Dave that can talk and drop lines from the movie.
Walking, roaring, shooting, there’s not much this dino can’t do. Let’s face it, this is the year of the dinosaur thanks to the most recent Jurassic Park flick, so let’s embrace it and get them an awesome Tyrannosaur that can do it all.
There’s three different modes for this toy, so it will see them through some of the most developmental times of their life. It’s just another example of modern technology making things better, including baby toys!
There’s plenty to discover and experience with this coaster, another winner from the trusted Fisher-Price brand. Watch as the spinners make their way all around it, and follow their path as they zip and zag along the track they send them on.
When they have this hanging nest they will always have a place to call their very own. it is very comfortable since it is suspended from the ceiling, and has the feeling of a hammock while at the same time providing some privacy so they can play a game or just take a nap.
OK, so Barbie’s having a pretty nice life. First a mansion, then Ken, and now she’s got a horse. This Saddle n’ Ride horse goes well with all of her other first class accoutrements, and is the next logical step for the doll that has everything.
With this lightsaber they can be just like Anakin Skywalker and convert from a Jedi to a Sith as the Dark Side takes over. It changes from blue to red, and also lets you choose to be blue or red depending on what mood you are in.
What happens when you combine the tense turning of a Jack-in-the-Box with the classic gag of a pie in the face? Now we know. Stick your face up close and turn the knob. If you’re unlucky enough to get hit it’s gonna be clean up time.
It’s like having a parakeet without the mess and midnight squawking. This is one smart bird, which is perhaps why it’s called a cleverkeet instead of a parakeet. It’s a virtual pet that’s virtually guaranteed to make them happy Christmas morning.
If they’ve expressed an interest in learning how to play guitar you can’t go wrong with this basic electric guitar that makes learning easy. It still sounds pretty good for being a guitar that is based on learning how to play.
Get them started off right with the Dimensions starter pack from LEGO. It gives them a good foundation from which to build, and if they’ve never tried out any of the Dimensions building sets this makes it so they can start getting them.
A mini-sized version of the popular Squigz, these suction cups can be formed into just about anything you can think of. Addictive to play, and easy to clean up, they are sure to keep them busy for hours.
Why get them just one Nerf gun when you can get them the equivalent of 30? That’s how many combinations you can make with the ECS-10 Blaster. Each configuration has its own features and benefits, and the gun can hold 10 darts at a time.
This racetrack is perfect for those little tikes that are interested in racing but too young for something more advanced. It has all of the thrill of an Anki or Matchbox set but it’s geared at a younger audience. It’s fun for adults too so you won’t be bored!
Combine a truck with a dinosaur and you’ll appeal to lovers of trucks and dinosaurs. That’s the theory here and it works. It’s a dinosaur that can do the job of a truck, and is motorized so it does most of the hard work all by itself.
This is more than just a cute little kitty. It’s a plush toy with something more for your child to discover. With pressable paws this cat starts speaking in different languages, helping your child learn and keeping them engaged at the same time.
If unicorns were real they’d probably be a lot like this offering by FurReal Friends. Imagine if a stuffed animal started responding to your touch. You’ve got to check out the video to see just how lifelike the movements are.
Jump on board the Minion craze and tap into your child’s artistic side all with one gift. This art case is inspired by the Minions so expect a little zaniness mixed in with the high quality that Crayola is known for.
With the latest installment of Star Wars set to come out and December you can be sure that a new wave of interest in Star Wars it’s just around the corner. One perennial favorite is R2-D2, and this interactive droid will be a lot of fun for any fan.
There are all sorts of things they’ll be able to make with his chocolate pen. It is every chocoholic’s dream to have a pen that leaves a trail of chocolate behind. Let their imagination go wild with chocolate as the medium.
This game is like Pictionary and Play Doh had a baby. Instead of drawing a picture you make shapes from dough while your teammates try to guess what it is you’re sculpting. Fun for everyone!
For the little guys out there BeatBo is one of the best choices you can make this holiday season. It is sure to keep them entertained for a long time because of the many different things that it can do.
This is just part of the robot plan to take over the world, first they infiltrate our children and learn to mimic all of their actions. Next thing you know it’s all Terminator and I, Robot scenes. But seriously this bot is a lot of fun to program and play with.
This is one of the coolest racing games you can buy them because it is developed by really smart engineers and features AI racers that learn your moves and make adjustments on the fly.
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One of the most gruesome and brutal villains this summer was Indominus Rex from Jurassic world. if your child is age appropriate this is going to be one of the best gift you can give them because they’ll be able to reenact some of the most intense scenes.
You knew it wouldn’t be long before Furbees cashed in on the new Star Wars movie, and of course they’ve gone with everyone’s favorite furry character Chewbacca. Listen as the classic Furbee lets off the classic Chewie sound.
One can’t miss gift this holiday season is an amiibo from Nintendo. These figurines interact with their gameplay and make it more fun because they can track their history and retain their profile from one match to the next.
One of the most popular movies this summer was Inside Out and it’s no surprise that some of the characters from the film have developed the fan following. You can choose which figure your child will appreciate the most, whether it is Disgust, Joy, Sadness, Fear, or Anger.
Compose music all by yourself with this card game and see if you can tap into your inner Mozart. It’s a game that’s easy enough to learn, and a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. Perfect for those musically gifted kids.
Now you can start them off even earlier along the path of the Jedi when you get them this Star Wars Galactic Heroes set from Playskool. They’re known for making high quality toys that kids just love, so when you add in Star Wars you know it’s a winner.
Ant-Man was one of the funniest movies of the summer and it’s no surprise that toys that are related to the movie will be popular. In this building kit they’ll be able to make a Lego representation of some of the characters and scenes from the movie.
In case you didn’t go see the new live action Cinderella movie you might not know that they made a short sequel to frozen called Frozen Fever. This doll features the new-look Elsa from the short and will definitely be a hit.
Now the kids can have their own version of the popular Kindle Fire HD. Comes with a 6 inch screen that’s great for movies, books, and their favorite educational TV show. It has a protective outer case so it is designed to withstand daily use.
This gift takes the fun of Girl Scout cookies and makes them even better because you get to make them on your own rather than just buying them. All of the most popular flavors are available, and the hardest part is being patient while they bake.
Here’s the baby Groot as see in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. You grow this one, and it glows, taking things to the next level. Sure to be cherished by any fan of the movie and follower of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
One move that has some potential of being the next Frozen in terms of popularity is The Good Dinosaur. Butch is one of the tougher dinosaurs in the movie, and with this galloping toy they can reenact their favorite scenes.
Give your kids their own tablet, one that you can be sure they’ll use responsibly and actually learn something from. LeapFrog wins awards every year for their educational toys, and this tablet is a fitting example of what they can do.
Fans of Paw Patrol will love the Paw Patroller. It can hold up to three different vehicles, so it makes the most sense for someone that already has quite a collection going. Be sure to pick up their favorite vehicle if they don’t have one yet.
Nintendo keeps dazzling with this game, which has you designing your own Super Mario worlds and then playing your creation. It’s pretty much limitless and it’s up to you and your imagination to create levels you could only dream of before.
You just can’t beat a classic! No need to go super complicated with Legos when a classic brick box will let you build all sorts of new things. Perfect as a starter set of Legos to instill the fun at a young age.
Here’s a great compromise for an actual spider. With this fake spider habitat it will be like you have an actual tarantula without all of the icky and creepy feelings that typically puts the kibosh on a gift of that nature.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were given an overhaul in their last movie, but they still know how to party. Get them this TMNT party van and they’ll have a place for their favorite heroes in half shells.
Load up the sandbox with treasures to find and see their face light up when this metal detecting truck finds them. It’s the same sort of fun you remember having as a kid, but with a new twist that makes it even more fun.
All of the kitty with none of the allergies and litter! You’ll have fun with this interactive cat that can pounce and play with you whenever you’re in the mood. When not in use it’s just as indifferent to your presence as an actual cat.
This little truck packs some big time towing power. In fact it can tow up to 200 pounds! That’s pretty impressive, and gives your child the feeling of being able to tow more than they probably can by themselves.
Learning guitar has never been so much fun! With this portable SmartGuitar they’ll be able to practice anywhere, and it hooks up to their smartphone so they can record their sessions and listen for where they need help.
Barbie never looked so good! With this collector’s doll just in time for the holiday season you’ll be giving the best Barbie yet. Just be sure you outfit her with a few necessities like a mansion and her very own horse.
Just like the GoPro for teens your little one will love getting great shots of all the pint-sized action with this Kidizoom cam. It goes where they go and is rugged enough to take a few hits and still keep filming.
This is the bed they’ll love to go to sleep in, and brings those miniature cars to life making them larger than life. From a toddler all the way until they want a big boy bed this will be the bed that they’ll remember their whole life.
Monster High dolls are all the rage, so if you pick up this Boo York Luna doll you’ll help add to the collection. She’s dressed to the nines and even comes with a fair share of accessories to make it even more fun to play with.
Wouldn’t it be fun to be Miles from Miles from Tomorrowland? His family gets to live in a spaceship, and with his toy you’re getting three spaceships in one for triple the fun! It’s all very true to the show, perfect for any fan.
If they’re still to small to go joyriding off track you’ll love that they’ve made a Power Wheels that comes with its own track for plenty of safe fun. This quad is fun to ride, and the track keeps them from roaming off.
When they are in control of this voice command heli vehicle they will be able to get it to fly, turn, and more all with their voice. It adds a new dimension of fun to an already fun toy, and is in line with all of the advancements in voice technology.
From the hit show Doc McStuffins comes this Lambie plush that encourages your child to take care of them. it is a fun way to bring the show to life and create an interactive experience pulled directly from the series itself.
The next installment of Guitar Hero is here and it is called Guitar Hero Live. With plenty of new updates and features any Guitar Hero fan is going to want to pick this up, and those without any experience in the game will still enjoy receiving it.
When you’ve got big old Hulk arms smashing things as you go along, you’ve got quite the vehicle on your hands. With this toy they will have tons of fun smashing everything in sight, with giant sized Hulk arms doing massive damage.
If you’ve ever stepped on a Lego you’ll appreciate Pinblocks. Their unique rounded pin shape means it doesn’t hurt to step on them, but at the same time you can make some impressive creations with them and you never have to worry about trying to find a specific piece.
Part learning toy, part fun, the squishy human body is on display with this new toy. It comes with the ability to see how a piece of pizza travels throughout the body and gives kids an understanding of how their system works.
Bring out the engineer in your little one with this Little Engineer Workbench. It includes 7 different tools so they’ll have plenty to work with and lots to do with all of the various pieces. There’s also music and sounds and lights to keep them interested.
It may not seem like much to us, but for a kid these bath toys can really be the difference between a boring bath and a fun bath. Make sure they have everything they need for a fun bath time and see how quick they want to get in.
Give them all of the fun of an actual dune buggy in a much safer package. This Power Wheels offering lives up to the reputation they’ve built over many years and takes it in a new direction with a dune racer.
This bike helps to establish proper balance and has the retro look of a Vespa. It has saddle bags for them to put their toys in, and it’s fun to cruise around on and get from point A to point B.
The quality in these wooden toys is something you have to see to believe. It harkens back to older times when toys were actually built to last. Aside from that it’s just a lot of fun to play with and is sure to keep them entertained.
Watch them go chomp chomp chomping around the house when they have this raptor head on their hands. There’s no end to the fun they can have as they play out scenes from their favorite Jurassic Park movies.
Chewie has tons of fun as he swoops around in circles trying to knock out stormtroopers as he goes. It’s Chewbacca as you’ve never seen him before, zipping around and around as your child controls where he goes.
This isn’t Minecraft, but it’s still a lot of fun. The Terraria Biome playset will be well-received by most gamers, and its multiple levels will keep them glued to it for hours and hours, just like the video game itself.
These dinos are made out of foam and plastic, so your child gets to make them before they play with them. It makes it more fun than just opening it up and starting to play, and gets them invested in it.
The game of getting things to balance precariously! It’s the junior version of the popular game, and sure to put a smile on their face as they successfully hang another piece onto the structure.
Learning phonics has never been more fun, or more engaging than with this Word Hammer by LeapFrog. They won’t even know they’re learning as they play with it, it will just seem like a fun game to them. Isn’t that how it should be?
If they love making bracelets take things to the next level with this i-Loom. It helps them make friendship bracelets of all kinds, and fast forwards them to expert status by making it paint-by-numbers easy.
Nano bugs fly through the air with this launch pad, and this is a game that they can play with their friends. It’s a fun way to put those bugs to use and also has targets for them to aim at so they can also play by themselves.
There’s 777 pieces to this pirate ship, and you won’t believe how impressively small it is once you get it all assembled. This kit is not for impatient, of for those with very large hands, as each little piece needs to stick together to make it work.
Watch them become a master circuit builder right before your eyes when you get them this kit. It includes the required circuitry and magnetic blocks so it all locks together and lights up for instant gratification.
8 DIY Toys for Christmas
You can make your own baby Groot toy if the one above is sold out. It’s easy to do and he dances around just like the one in the movie. Just follow the directions step by step and soon you’ll have one of your very own.
This snap block set is a lot of fun for a wide range of kids. They can make more and more intricate creations the older they get, and if you ever need to expand it’s easy since you make it at home from your own materials.
These hula hoop hideouts are the perfect escape for your little one, and they’ll love playing in them, or just taking a nap. Once they see that they have their very own personal space, the challenge will be getting them out of it!
When they have these monster magnets on hand there’s always some fun to be had. They can create families of monsters and have conversations between different ones. It really gets them to use their imagination, and they’re not too scary.
Take your typical Yahtzee game and make it a little more close to home and personable. A great way to cement family bonds and still have fun playing a classic dice game.
Rather than have to use pen and paper you can play tic-tac-toe again and again and when the game is over it’s just a matter of clearing off the pieces and starting over again.
Here’s a way for little ones to develop their fine motor skills as they deftly try to secure a fish with this felt fishing set. It comes with everything they’ll need to go fishing, and you can make the fish different sizes if you want.
Frozen fans will love to get their hands on this arctic small world playset. It makes it so they can create a cold world in a matter of seconds and immerse themselves in the sort of fun seen in the movie.