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Best Toy Guide’s 2012 Holiday Hot Toys List
It might be September now, but in less than 100 days now will be the holidays and companies are preparing for what has been predicted to be a busy holiday season. Now Best Toys Guide released their 2012 Hot Toy List ahead of the upcoming holiday rush. The team picked out from hundreds of toys that they have seen or tested to see which ones will make the cut or become the next big thing. Some of their selection is not surprising, like the Leapfrog LeapPad 2 or Melissa & Doug Suspended, while others might surprise some. Toys like Go Dinos are not widely talked about as the other two, but it seems that they find them to be a great option for the holiday gift shopping season. You can read the full press release down below (which includes the full list).
I am glad that the Best Toys Guide complied an easy to go to list that is bigger than some of the other ones. I think it will certainly sort of offer some insight to what will be popular by just seeing what companies or stores agree on. Things like Leapfrog LeapPad 2 appear to be a sturdy choice, but not all of them are clearly going to fit every kid’s desires. However, these lists do become handy guides and I am pleased to know that parents will have a trusted source to know what toys are worth their money.
Do you use these lists as guides for wish list or shopping if you are a parent> I enjoy just seeing what it is out there and to see just how far away we have gone from 20+ years ago. It is amazing the different and I think most adults can agree that toys are no longer on the same level. My only real issue is how many are how many that require batteries. I think they need to find a balance between electronic and non-electronic toys for kids today so they can learn how to cope without them.
Best Toys Guide Releases 2012 Holiday Hot Toys List
Independent toy review company kicks off holiday shopping season with its annual list featuring 30 of the hottest toys for kids
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — September is the month when savvy moms and dads start scouring stores and searching the internet for toys to present to their little ones on Christmas morning. Lucky for them, this year’s holiday shopping just got easier. To help ensure that the toys that parents will be snatching off the shelves this season match the letters kids everywhere are scribbling to Santa, BestToysGuide.com is cutting the ribbon on its much-anticipated list of the hot toys for Christmas 2012.
The web-based company began its rigorous toy review process back in January, and has worked hard throughout the year to compile their comprehensive list featuring 30 of the most sought-after toys that boys and girls of all ages are hoping to see under the tree this year.
“Advancements being made in the toy industry this year are something to get excited about. New technology like augmented reality adds a new dimension to the play experience while fresh takes on classic toys bring favorites back to life,” said Alex Lum, President of BestToysGuide.com.
There’s one thing for sure — the Best Toys Guide team takes toys very seriously. Unlike many toy review companies on the web today, they’re 100% devoted to providing genuine, honest reviews based off of their hands on experience with each toy. To give eager moms and dads a sneak-peek at its list of the 2012 top toys, Best Toys Guide has revealed a few of the hottest toys that will make the list this year. Some of their favorites were the LeapFrog LeapPad 2, NERF Elite Hail-Fire, Melissa & Doug Suspend, and Vtech Switch & Go Dinos.
In honor of the millions of children across the globe who are hoping Santa gets it right this year, Best Toys Guide is also hosting multiple giveaways throughout the season including Giveaway Mondays, the Toy-a-Day giveaway, as well as the Ultimate 2012 Christmas Toys Giveaway which — much like the proverbial elephant in the room — is apparently too big to even discuss.
Social media has given the company a new venue for toy talk this year. Their Facebook page —Facebook.com/BestToysGuide — will be abuzz throughout the holiday season as Best Toys Guide’s dedicated team of reviewers share their insights, analysis, and toy-by-toy comparisons. Parents are encouraged to use the page to swap stories about their children’s latest requests, toy raves, and playtime mishaps. In addition, experts will be on hand to answer toy-related questions posted on the company Facebook page as the biggest toy day of the year approaches.
“We’re striving to build a community,” Alex says. “We want to hear feedback, and we want people to get involved.”
Curious moms and dads can also view video demonstrations of the hottest toys in action on Best Toy Guide’s YouTube Channel located at YouTube.com/BestToysGuide. Subscribers can view videos on the channel which features clips of interactive toy demonstrations and brief tutorials, as well as the highlights and distinctive features of each toy. Full reviews including detailed descriptions as well as the pros and cons of a product can be accessed at the company’s website.
BEST TOYS GUIDE “30 HOT TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS 2012″
Barbie Photo Fashion Doll from Mattel®
Bobble Bots from Innovation First®
BuckleyBoo from BuckleyBoo®
Crayola Digital Light Designer from Crayola®
Furby from Hasbro®
HEXBUG Warriors from Innovation First®
Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle from Mattel®
LeapFrog LeapPad 2 from LeapFrog®
LEGO Lord of the Rings from LEGO®
littleBits from littleBits Electronics®
Master Moves Mickey from Mattel®
MEGA Bloks World of Warcraft from MEGA Bloks®
Melissa & Doug Suspend from Melissa & Doug®
Nanoblocks from Ohio Art®
NERF Elite Hail-Fire from Hasbro®
Nintendo Wii U from Nintendo®
Playmobil E-Rangers Headquarters from Playmobil®
Razor FlashRider 360 from Razor®
Skylander’s Giants from Activision®
Tegu Mobility from TEGU®
ThinkFun Roll & Play from ThinkFun®
ThinkFun Stenzzles from ThinkFun®
Tonka Tumblin’ Chuck from Hasbro®
Twister Dance from Hasbro®
UglyBuddies from Uglydoll®
Vapor Delta 500 from Razor®
Vtech Cogsley from Vtech®
Vtech Switch & Go Dinos from Vtech®
WowWee Flip Force from WowWee®
Zing Z-X Crossbow from Zing Toys®
About Best Toys Guide
Best Toys Guide was founded by toy-lover and self-proclaimed kid-at-heart, Alex Lum. Since 2007, the company has been providing consumers with honest reviews based on hands-on testing. Since that time, the company has grown from a small, start-up website to one of the leading independent toy news resources on the web. The company strives to help the “above-average” parent make informed decisions about their toy purchases and keep kids happy by ensuring that the toys their parents buy are high-quality, and most importantly loads of fun.
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