Hot Christmas Toys for 2012

If you’re still pondering what you can get your kids or young relatives for Christmas, this handy checklist can make your shopping experience a whole lot easier. You need to discover what the hot Christmas toys for 2012 are so that you don’t see disappointment in their eyes when they unwrap their presents.

For one young age group on your shopping list – kids that are six and younger – you can’t go wrong buying the furry Elmo dolls that talk and are part of a popular kids’ show – Sesame Street. One of these dolls, the Tickle Me Elmo, laughed when tickled and sold out long before the Christmas holiday even began.

For the same age group, you can get the cool learning toys. Those are toys that are computerized and don’t feel like a learning experience so that kids are happy to learn and enjoy playing with it. Anything by LeapFrog is a good choice for this category.

Another hot Christmas toy for 2012 for the younger generation are the building blocks that come in bright colors, like Legos. Kids love building their own little worlds with these toys and the blocks are made to work with other blocks in the same collection.

Ride-on vehicles, made to look like miniature versions of the real deal have held their popularity for years and are still one of the hottest selling toys of 2012. Kids love zipping around the yard and going to imaginary places in their very own car, truck or motorcycle.

Any age group loves the furry collectible animals that come with their own virtual world, like the Zhu Zhu pet toy hamsters. You can buy clothing and accessories for these collectible animals. With some interactive toys, you get a code in a plastic tag on the animal. When you enter the code online, the pet in the virtual world also gets the same article of clothing.

Handheld game systems like the Nintendo DS are popular among every age level and you can find electronic games in a wide variety. Interactive electronic toys are always a hit among kids and some of the best selling interactive toys are video games, especially the video game systems that fly off the shelves early every shopping season. If you plan to get your child or relative a gaming system, you need to get it now.

For the quieter kids who aren’t into interactive electronic games, there are electronic notebooks where they can pen their favorite lyrics, poems or words. Of course, fashion dolls sell out every year and 2012 won’t be any different for this hot ticket item.

Now, you can even find fashion dolls associated with popular television shows or movies. Some of the fastest selling fashion dolls for 2012 are the new vampire dolls based on a best selling novel about vampires. These fashion dolls all have accessories to enable the receiver to be able to add items to dress the dolls.

Toys based on a movie that begin as one toy yet can morph into another are very hot right now – especially the robots that turn into vehicles known as transformers. But none of the hot toys seem to last at the stores. They’re the first items to go so don’t get left holding the empty shopping buggy.