Kids always love to have toys with them. They use the toys for playing, speaking, dancing and all other fantasy purposes which they will only be able to understand. In today’s world, there are plenty of toy manufacturers producing a huge list of toys for kids. So, it’s quite difficult for parents to find a good toy for their kid. To help them, I have compiled this list of six most popular kids toys available right now.
Most Popular Kids Toys
1. Fijit Friends:
Fijit Friends, your new dance partner which is a soft plastic alien. Mattel’s Fijit utilizes a technology called as beat detection to dance with every doll performing a unique set of movements based on the tempo of the song that is played. Each doll comes with 4 songs of their own. Mattel’s Fijit is all set to hit stores this winter. Fijit Friends are basically a plastic desk toy with Flubber’s texture.
Though the profile chips embedded in each doll vary among the 4 colors (pink, purple, blue, and green), each will talk with its owner and is pre-programmed to understand and respond to over 30 verbal commands. The dolls will respond to comments based on certain pre-programmed key words and will answer with 1 of the 150 pre-installed jokes or phrases. It’s Furby meets Siri in a fun and fab way.
2. Hot Wheels Wall Tracks:
While they are absolutely great toys, race tracks are difficult to assemble and take up too much space to set up. Mattel has taken the modern racing track to the next level with its Hot Wheels wall tracks. Command strips attach the track system securely to a wall. Thus cars can go over winding slopes, loops and bumps before riding down to the floor. The starter kit comes with an easy colour coding system for quick assembling and the best part is not having to dismantle the set and put it back together every time someone uses it.
If your kid is a budding racer, Hot Wheels video racer will be a perfect Hot Wheels wall tracks accompaniment. A small camera installed inside a standard size Hot Wheels car can capture up to 12 minutes of high-definition footage and be transferred to a PC to be edited with Mattel’s own user-friendly video editing software. They have even got scene transition clips, ready to go music, and special effects to give the video shorts a little extra oomph.
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3. Let’s Rock Elmo:
It’s the first time ever that Hasbro has created a line of Sesame Street toys. The all new Let’s Rock Elmo is a pretty impressive effort. The robot themed Let’s Rock Elmo plays instruments and sings with his pre-school companions. The toy recognizes his next task on the basis of what he is holding making it much user friendly without any complex settings.
Give him the microphone and he is ready to sing. Give him a guitar and he is ready to strum. For a start, he is pre-programmed to sing and play for only 6 songs, but children can play along on the instruments he is not using. The toy comes with a tambourine, drums and a microphone. A guitar is sold separately and requires six 6 AA batteries which are included along with the pack.
4. LeapPad Explorer:
Assist your kid to learn and create with the LeapPad Explorer from LeapFrog. The learning themed tablet gives your kids access to over 100 educational games, books, applications and videos. Topics like reading, science and mathematics science are covered in an interactive and engaging manner. The LeapPad’s inbuilt camera can capture videos allowing kids to create works of art and animation to share with friends and family.
This learning tablet has a durable design, makes creating and sharing personalized videos a breeze. Although sleek and thin, the LeapPad can handle a kid’s rough housing and soiled fingers. Designed to be shaken, turned and flipped by small hands, the LeapPad is equipped with a tilt sensor for game control that puts kids right in the middle of action. A 5 inch touch color screen makes it easy for children of all ages to interact and learn.
The inbuilt camera encourages creativity. Be amazed by the touching and wacky photos, videos, and art work that your kid will create using the Leap Pad. Voice guided instructions make it easy for kids to edit and share their handiwork with family and friends. With 2GB of internal storage, the Leap Pad has plenty of space to store your kid’s creations.
The book application has innovative activities to expand vocabulary and nurture comprehension skills. Support features allow your child to touch an image to see the word highlighted in text, touch a word to see its image, find definitions in the visual dictionary or touch words to hear them sounded out. All of this with characters that kids will absolutely adore brought to life through animation will keep children occupied and engaged for hours as they learn.
5. Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Dolls:
MGA Entertainment company’s button eyed Lalaloopsy dolls are proving the enduring appeal of a simple rag doll. Envision this toy as Raggedy Ann’s second coming or the new Tickle Me Elmo. The toy was sold out at most stores before even the start of Thanksgiving season. The craze for these dolls is a result of the doll’s unique back stories. Basic material acts as a personality source for each doll.
An old farmer’s jacket gives 1 doll a love for animals. Scraps from a discarded sailor uniform give another a neat attitude. The idea message of re-usable material appeals to parents, although the toys are not made of re-cycled material. A sewn on date usually coincides with a dedicated day like World Ocean Day to motivate social awareness in kids. This leaves the dolls plenty to be loved and very little not to be loved.
6. Real Lightning McQueen:
Real lightning McQueen from the Disney animated hit movie, Cars can teach your children how to drive. Bump detection sensors on the remote-controlled car’s front and back pave way for a highly interactive experience. When there are one too many fender benders, Lightning McQueen will stay idle for a few seconds for a pit stop. Moms and dads think of it as corrective play and the god send of your floor level cabinets and other furniture.
Created using top-notch remote control technology, the toy really does make for an impressive racing car. Impulse projection technology moves McQueen’s mouth and eyes as it is driven. The toy’s most impressive feature is the audio. The car is voiced by actor Owen Wilson, who voice out McQueen in Disney movie “Cars”. A kid friendly remote takes the drudgery out of driving. The car operates in two modes, race and rookie.
Cruise along in rookie mode and lightening McQueen will instruct you on how to drive, which would be a useful feature for young kids. Switch to the race mode and like most other remote-controlled cars you will send lightning McQueen speeding around at the touch of your fingertips.
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