Best Toys 2012: As Cyber Monday Approaches, Parents Preparing

Top Toys of 2012 for Boys and Girls Coming to Kmart, Sears, Walmart, Target, Meijers and Online at Amazon and Other Retailers

Staff Report

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Choosing the best toys of 2012 is sometimes not an easy task, but there are many sources of information that say they have the ultimate list. We have taken the time to look at all these lists and contrast and compare so that we could come up with the ultimate list of the Top Toys for 2012 for both boys and girls of all ages.

Whether you are a grandparent, a parent, or even a crazy uncle, our list of the hottest new toys for 2012 - and some classic toys from years gone by - will help you learn more about what is hot this year. However, the best presents come when you know the person you are shopping for and you are able to get them something you know they will like.

Top Toys from Kmart and Sears

Here is a look at the Fab Fifteen Toys from Kmart this year.

  1. Air Hogs Hover Assault by Spin Master
  2. Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity by CDI Toys
  3. FURBY by Hasbro
  4. FurReal Friends Bouncy, My Happy-To-See-Me Pup by Hasbro (Kmart exclusive)
  5. Holiday Brunette Barbie 2012 Doll by Mattel (Kmart exclusive)
  6. Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle by Fisher-Price
  7. Johnny the Skull Electronic Game by Fotorama
  8. LeapFrog LeapPad2
  9. LEGO Monster Fighters Vampyre Hearse
  10. Master Moves Mickey by Fisher-Price
  11. Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze Gift Set (Kmart exclusive)
  12. Monsuno Strike Sector Combat Set by Jakks Pacific
  13. Power Wheels Hot Wheels Dune Racer (Kmart exclusive)
  14. TWISTER Dance Game by Hasbro
  15. WWE Brawlin’ Buddies™ by Mattel

"At Kmart, we understand the excitement holidays bring, and the budget concerns that come with them," said Jai Holtz, vice president, financial services, Sears Holdings. "By providing free layaway we want to help make holiday shopping less stressful."

Hot Toys at Walmart

Walmart is all about savings year round, but when it comes to Christmas toys and gifts, they are one of the places a lot of parents count on to get the most for their money. Here are their top 20 toys for 2012.

  1. Furby
  2. LeapFrog LeapPad 2
  3. VTech InnoTab Learning App Tablet
  4. Little Tykes iTykes Map
  5. Playskool Rockyivity Walk N’ Roll Rider
  6. Monopoly Millionaires
  7. Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster
  8. Beyblade Destroyer Dome Play Set
  9. Hot Wheels Terrain Twister R/C Vehicle
  10. Air Hogs Hover Assault Radio-Controlled Helicopter
  11. Fisher-Price Imaginext Eagel Talon Castle Play Set
  12. Power Wheels Dune Racer 12-Volt Battery Powered Ride-on
  13. Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Melody B Sharp Interactive Doll
  14. Monster High High School Playset
  15. Little People Disney Princess Songs Palace Play Set
  16. Baby Alive Baby Wanna Walk Doll
  17. Barbie Sisters Cruise Ship
  18. Holiday Barbie 2012 Doll
  19. Novi Stars Doll
  20. Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter

“Last year, someone took the time to go on Facebook and nominate our organization for Walmart’s ‘12 Days of Giving’ program and today, a disabled veteran has a better quality of life as a result,” said John Gallina, co-founder of Purple Heart Homes.

“Every individual who submits a compelling nomination has the opportunity to make a profound impact.”

Best Toys from Amazon

One of the best things about Amazon is that they pretty much have everything under the sun for sale. And you don't have to drive to a store and deal with all the other shoppers to get good deals. They do have great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals most of the time, but being online only, their prices on toys are usually a lot tower.

  1. Nickelodeon Plush Bubble Guppies
  2. Playskool Sesame Street LOL Elmo
  3. Furby
  4. Angry Birds Star Wars Fighter Pods Jenga Death Star
  5. LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 3316 and Star Wars Advent Calendar
  6. Gund 2012 Amazon Collectible Bear
  7. Vtech InnoTab 2S Learning App Tablet
  8. LEGO Ninjago Slithraa 9573
  9. Monster High Dolls

As you can see from the lists above, there are a lot of different ideas on what the hottest toys will be in 2012, but we will not know until after the holiday shopping season is over. We have a feeling that the Furby may not do as well as many expect it to this year although a lot of retailers may try to push it. They should've put an on-off button on it! In all seriousness, when it comes to the top toys of 2012, one of the places you can stay up to date on all the latest toy news, reviews and information is by visiting Top Toys Blog.

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