Recently Toys“R”Us, Canada announced its annual Holiday Hot Toy List, featuring the 20 most popular toys for children of all ages.
Since the beginning of 2014, the experts at Toys“R”Us have been tracking trends and new product releases worldwide to determine the hottest and most compelling toys to include on this year’s Holiday Hot Toy List.
“This year, Toys“R”Us is celebrating its 30th birthday in Canada, while Babies“R”Us is commemorating its 15-year milestone. To mark the special occasion, we are providing gift-givers our largest ever Holiday Hot Toy List and Top Baby Gift List,” said Liz MacDonald, vice president, marketing and store planning, Toys“R”Us, Canada.
She added, “We want to make it easier than ever to select toys and gadgets that the kids on their lists will be thrilled to unwrap this season.”
The lists compiled by Toys“R”Us staff is a sneak peek of what is expected to be in letters to Santa written by Canadian kids this holiday season, including action heroes, paint makers, and robotic pets.
“With so many exciting toys and hot trends in the market, these lists are sure to appeal to kids of various age groups and interests with different play patterns,” said MacDonald.
2014 Holiday Hot Toy List in alphabetical order:
- Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile from Just Play
- Doh Vinci Style & Store Vanity Design Kit from Hasbro
- Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa from JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
- Fur Real Friends Lulu My Cuddlin’ Kitty from Hasbro
- Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home from VTech
- Journey Girls London Holiday Doll (Mikaella) from Toys“R”Us
- Little Live Pets Butterflies from Red Planet
- Minecraft – Overworld Steve Core Player Survival Pack from Everest
- MiP from Wow Wee
- Monster High Freaky Fusion Dolls from Mattel
- My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Pony Mania Zecora Doll from Hasbro
- NERF N-Strike Elite Demolisher 2-in-1 Blaster from Hasbro
- Paint Maker from Crayola
- Simon Swipe from Hasbro
- Skylanders Trap Team from Activision Publishing, Inc.
- STAR WARS AT-AT from LEGO
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Half-Shell Heroes from Spin Master
- TRANSFORMERS Age of Extinction Stomp & Chomp Grimlock Figure from Hasbro
- Y Fliker F3 from Y Volution
- Zoomer Dino Onyx from Spin Master
Toys“R”Us also ensures that each toy passes the “kid test” by enlisting the expertise of 12-year-old Chief Play Officer (CPO) of Toys“R”Us, Canada, Alex Thorne.
“My job as the CPO is to help parents find the best toys for their kids. I play with and review the toys, and think about what is cool about each one on the list,” explained Thorne.
Thorne has given each toy on the Hot Toy List his stamp of approval.
“There are some that will also be on my personal holiday list this year, including Skylanders Trap Team and the LEGO Star Wars AT-AT. I know kids across Canada will be as excited about the toys on this list as I am,” said Thorne.
For baby’s first holiday, new and expecting parents are looking for items that will help them enjoy the journey and make life a bit easier. To remove the guesswork for these time-strapped shoppers, Babies“R”Us, Canada has also released its Top Baby Gift List, featuring 20 must-have items for little ones.
2014 Holiday Top Baby Gift List, in alphabetical order:
- 5-pack Short-Sleeve Bodysuits and 3-piece Turn Me Around Sets from Carter’s
- Baby Bullet from Baby Bullet LLC
- Bright Starts Having a Ball Hide & Spin Monkey from Kids II
- Bumbo from Oyaco
- Chew Beads from CB
- Diaper Genie from Playtex
- Formula Pro from Baby Brezza
- Holiday Dresses from Carter’s
- Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair from Fisher-Price
- Little People City Skyway from Fisher-Price
- mamaRoo Plush Infant Seat from 4 Moms
- Motorola 2.8” Digital Video Baby Monitor with Single Camera from Motorola
- My Little Snugabunny Bouncer from Fisher-Price
- Nighty Night Owl Plush Sound Machine from Cloud B
- Nojo Shaped Animal Blankets from Cambridge
- Pop ’n Play Ultimate Playard from Summer Infant
- Snoogle Total Body Pillow from Leachco
- Sophie the Giraffe from Vulli
- Swaddle Plus 4-pack Muslin Blankets from Aden + Anais
- Triple Fun Exersaucer – Life in the Amazon from Evenflo
Toys“R”Us, Canada has also developed 10 videos, that can be found at www.toysrus.ca/hottoys, which showcase various toys from the list and provide parents and gift-givers with the inside scoop on why these items are so cool, so that they can become toy experts before kids even open their gifts.
Toys“R”Us Canada Ltd and Babies“R”Us Canada Ltd are part of Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer. Toys“R”Us, Canada operates 81 full-sized stores across the country, as well as more than 15 Express locations. Free in-store pick up is a new initiative that allows customers to choose from thousands of eligible products online, select a local store, complete their order and then visit that store to pick up their purchase. It’s an online order with no shipping fees, plus, if the items are in stock, customers can pick them up the same day.
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