Last week we gave you our Models Direct Review of ‘Fun Christmas Gifts For Guys 2012’. This week we can reveal gift reviews for children direct from the Toy Retailers Association…
Last week we gave you our Models Direct Review of ‘Fun Christmas Gifts For Guys 2012’. This week we can reveal gift reviews for children direct from the Toy Retailers Association.
Each year the TRA provide comprehensive lists of top Christmas toys for girls and boys of all ages. These lists are the industry’s official prediction of Christmas best-sellers and since they come from such a reliable source we thought we’d skip a Models Direct review of children’s toys and leave it to the experts!
In a press release, chairman of the TRA’s Dream Toys selection panel, Gary Grant says:
“There are some toys that hold an enduring place in the hearts of children for generations and this year we’ve seen the toy industry come up trumps by reinvigorating these classic favourites for 2012. We also continue to see technology being woven into toys to add extra dimensions to the play experience – whether this is the use of apps, interactivity, touch screens or integrated multi- functions such as e-readers and cameras.
“We have selected a Dream Baker’s Dozen this year purely because of the strength of all the fantastic toys we had to choose from. A particular highlight is the re-emergence of Cabbage Patch Kids as well as the resurgence of Barbie and continuing popularity of Bratzillas, Disney and of course, the hugely-popular Monster High.
“This year we’ve also seen the come-back of Furby, which reacts and adapts intelligently to the attention it’s given and has an app download for even more fun. Another new ‘interactive’ toy of note is Tatty Teddy Story Time, which interacts with the bedtime story.
“Without a doubt, a huge success story this year is the continuing popularity of Moshi Monsters – a phenomenon that has helped to define online and offline play. New to the market last year, we’re now seeing exciting new developments in tablets for kids from InnoTab 2 and LeapPad 2.”
So, are you sitting comfortably? Read on to find out more about the toys that the TRA think your children will be dreaming of this Christmas!
This year’s ‘Dream Toys’ as reviewed by the TRA:
Cabbage Patch Kids, JAKKS Pacific
InnoTab 2, VTech
Jake and the Neverland Pirates – Pirate Ship Bucky, Mattel
LeapPad 2, Leapfrog Toys
LEGO Friends: Olivia’s House, Lego
LEGO The Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria, Lego
Mike the Knight’s Deluxe Glendragon Playset, Character Options
Monster High Ghouls Rule Dolls, Mattel
My Moshi Home, Vivid Imaginations
Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire, Hasbro
Twister Dance, Hasbro
Web Shooting Spider-Man, Hasbro
If you’re still left wondering what to get your child for Christmas after all of these great ideas, why not consider putting them forward to become a child model with our agency?