LEGO Minecraft and the Top Toys of 2012 for Christmas

Best Toys of 2012 for Kids of All Ages

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MUNCIE, IN - Time is running out for Santa's all over to get gifts, but to help the last minute shoppers out there, we have compiled a list of the top toys of 2012 from various sources. From Parenting Magazine to the sales lists at Amazon, we have compiled a comprehensive look at some of the very best toys for kids of all ages. You may be able to pick up some of these toys in local stores, but if you shop online and pay a little for shipping, you should be able to get the gift in time for Christmas this year.

LEGO Minecraft 2012

One thing we have noticed (that is sad) is that the LEGO Minecraft has risen in price from around $40 retail when it was first released by LEGO earlier this year to over $150 on the Amazon marketplace and other places online. LEGO only allowed one set per household, but somehow supply was snapped up and because of the high demand, the set with around 400 pieces is going for around $150 to $200 - if you can find it online.

Parenting Magazine Best New Toys of 2012

Parents looking for the best toys for Christmas 2012 should find something on the Parenting magazine list. They went to the Toy Fair International earlier this year and came back with a list of some of the Best New Toys of 2012.  

  • VTech Switch & Go Dinos
  • Jumbo ZIP-IT from Bananagrams
  • Barbie Photo Fashion Doll
  • BBQ Blitz!
  • Sbyke S-16
  • CitiBlocs Neon 100-Piece Set
  • Crayola Digital Light Designer
  • Doodle Roll
  • LEGO DUPLO Creative Sorter
  • Discovery Bay Games Duo Pop
  • K’NEX Atomic Coaster
  • BuckleyBoo
  • Makedo Find & Make Plane
  • Oregon Scientific MEEP!
  • Little Kids No-Spill Bubble Machine
  • Nukotoys Monsterology NUKO
  • Orbeez Magic Light-Up Globe
  • PlaSmart PlasmaBike
  • Playmobil E-Rangers Headquarters
  • Ravensburger Augmented Reality
  • Rockboard Descender
  • WePlay Rocking Bowl
  • YBIKE Explorer
  • Imperial Toy Splat X Smack Shot

 

Kmart Fab Fifteen Top Toy List

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
  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."

Top 2012 Toys at Walmart

Walmart helps with saving money all year long, 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

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

See more information on all these toys and more at Top Toys Blog.

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