Hottest Christmas Toys - Get Them Before Santa Beats You To It
by Ledley Withenshaw
Almost everyone anxiously awaits Christmas. This is the time of year we have the opportunity to spend treasured moments with families and friends, have turkey, pumpkin pie, and enjoy holiday cheer. The kids anxiously wait for the day they can open their gifts, hoping to get some of the hottest Christmas toys on the market. So if you're hoping not to disappoint them, you may want a few ideas to help you with your shopping list.
If you want to surprise your kids, plan ahead and research the hottest Christmas toys this year on your list. Plan early to buy. You'll sometimes see the price rise the longer you wait. There's also the risk that they may be all gone when you wait too long. Of course, you don't need to buy everything on your child's. The best way to go about it is to match the toy to your child's interest and decide whether this will end up in the corner collecting dust or be a favorite toy.
For the third consecutive year one of the hottest Christmas toys and most favored and most wanted gifts is the Wii game console. This gaming system that easily hooks to your TV has action games that are almost real life. It offers a lot of interactive play that makes it so fun with the baseball, tennis, bowling and other games that you can play with all the family members. Even exercise is made enjoyable with the hot Wii Fit.
If you already own the Nintendo Wii, then the PS3 is something you may want to look at. This console it hooks up to your TV, giving you the capability to play hundreds of games rated for everyone of all ages to adult. It also packs technology to play videos, load pictures, and enjoyment for other uses. The PS3 comes with a Blu-ray player, so this fits the bill when it comes to the hottest Christmas toys that provide great value.
The alternatives to the Wii are PS3 and Xbox 360 and they have recently entered the motion sensitive video games market with their Move and Kinect products. These are said to be even better than the Wii, especially the Kinect as you do not need hand controllers and the sensor scan the whole of your body. this means more realistic game play and every part of your body can get involved in the game.
For the 'tween boys on your list you can be sure they will be wanting some of the latest and most sought after action figures with all of the most advanced accessories. Some figures that top the hottest Christmas toys list are Transformers that come in different characters, with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee leading the pack. Bakugan 7 in 1 Maxus Dragonoid, an amazing strategy action game that features the anime characters in Bakugan is fascinating. The Star Wars Clone Wars is back with a turbo tank that features an awesome collection of weaponry. Other items like infrared equipment, night vision gear and trackers for pretend spy action are also popular.
There is plenty of pretend play for the girls. Barbie is still a favorite with all of the clothes and accessories. 2009 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Barbie, so look for commemorative accessories as well to appear on the hottest Christmas toys list for even adults. For kids who like to pretend cook, there are baking ovens, pizza and cup cake makers, and more for fun. One of the most popular and imaginative cookie sets is the Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set which will provide your kids with hours of fun.
If your child likes music, the acoustic guitars, music mixers, and karaoke machines are fabulous and some of the most desired gifts on the list. For sitting back relaxing and enjoying games, some that top the list are Monopoly, Twister, Uno, Sorry, and Candyland. Any of these in demand gifts from the hottest Christmas toys list will be a pleasant surprise from the high-tech gadgets that have high price tags to match.