JoeShopping.com proudly presents its Top 10 Must-Have Toys List for the 2010 Holiday Season. Consumers won’t be shocked to see many electronics still topping the Gift List charts this year. They may, however, be pleasantly surprised to see how some familiar toys now have an electronic spin.
Justin Bieber Dolls
Can you hear it? Those screams are the shrieks of joy coming from tween girls everywhere who are madly in love with singer Justin Bieber. And starting in December, they’ll be able to grab they’re very own Justin Bieber Dolls featuring 30 second clips of his songs and outfits he wore in his music videos.
Nerf N-Strike Stampede Blaster
Nerf has really made a comeback these last few years with its assortment of dart-shooting guns in various sizes and configurations. The Nerf N-Strike Stampede Blaster packs a powerful punch that will continue the comeback. This ultimate Nerf gun comes with a real sight, a built-in bipod for aiming, a shield to protect against enemy Nerf projectiles, and a clip that holds 18 Nerf darts.
Fisher Price iXL
Forget toy cell phones, Fisher-Price’s newest handheld learning device teaches reading, phonics, writing and more. With pre-loaded software, the iXL sports six activities in one: digital reader, game player, photo viewer, art studio, notepad and mp3 player. Additional software can be purchased featuring popular characters like Spongebob, Batman, the Disney Princesses, the gang from Toy Story 3 and much more.
Lego Board Games
First you build it, then you play it. From simplistic to slightly complex, kids can put the board together and then dive into playing puzzle or racing games. Minotaurus lets kids build a labyrinth that players try to escape from, while Creationary is an interactive affair where players show off their building skills while others try to guess what they’re creating. There are dozens of games to choose from, including based on Star Wars, Harry Potter and Toy Story.
Imaginext Bigfoot the Monster
It’s a remote-control Bigfoot that stands over 14 inches tall. He walks, flips and belches. “Emotion” buttons include happy, angry, sleep, fun, ball and exercise. This loveable RC even dreams while he sleeps. With over 80 actions and phrases, this BigFoot is big on activity, personality and interactive play.
They’re adorable, they make cute sounds, and when you bring more than one Sing-a-Ma-Jig together, they harmonize. Harmonized cuteness is certainly tough to beat! Available in an assortment of colors (and songs), every Sing-A-Ma-Jig has three modes of play where they chatter, sing their own song, or sing in harmony with their other Sing-A-Ma-Jig friends.
Kung Zhu Pets
Last year’s big hit from Cepia returns with a more boy-oriented product this time around. The same lovable Zhu Zhu pets are now action toy hamsters, which come in “special forces” and “ninja” styles. Kids can customize them with armor to fight in a battle arena or train with various accessory sets.
If they could, teenagers would display their entire social lives online. And with these small cameras with big memory, they can just about do that. Tiny in size as well as in price point, these unbeatable video cameras are as cheap as they are easy to use.
Rock Band 3
The newest version of the perennial music game hit not only adds keyboards to the band but a new special mode that actually teaches players how to play a real guitar (the special controller is sold separately). Available for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and Nintendo DS.
Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360
Nintendo’s Wii may have just met its match. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 attempts to take the reigns as king of motion-controlled games — only it does it without any controllers at all. Based on players’ movements, gamers can kick soccer balls, match up funky dance moves, act like a wild animal or get in shape with an assortment of fitness games. It adds a whole new dimension to video games by turning the player into the controller.