Toy Week - Trendy Toys
Published Monday, December 3, 2012 9:05AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 4, 2012 7:53AM EST
From writing tablets to magic sets, here are the top trendy toys for kids this Christmas.
CITY LIGHTS DOLLHOUSE
Welcome to the swanky, modern KidKraft City Lights Dollhouse! This cool wooden dollhouse is complete with 10 pieces of wooden furniture so that your bedroom, living room, kitchen and even the bathroom has everything your dolls need to enjoy city living!
$179.95 / Ages 3+
PROJECT RUNWAY TAPEFITTI FASHION DESIGN CHALLENGE
Design and create stunning Tapeffiti runway fashion designs! Tapeffiti is fabulous tape that is printed with bold patterns like geometric prints, animal prints, polka dots or stripes. This complete kit comes with everything you need to release your inner fashion designer! A stylish selection of patterns are included, simply choose your favourites, cut out the shapes then customize the dress or separates with the trendy Tapeffiti of your choice.
$34.95 / Ages 8+
If you have the code, you control the road! Place a barcode on the tracks and watch as your cars roam the road then interact with the code you've laid down. Add stop signs, honking, lights and more!
$7.95-$39.95 / Ages 5+
BOOGIE BOARD LCD WRITING TABLET
Play, learn, draw, write and create with your paperless Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet! You can use the included stainless steel stylus, any other suitable instrument or even your finger on this super-light and thin, blue 8.5" Boogie Board. The LCD surface reacts to pressure when you are writing and erases with a touch of a button - just like magic!
$39.95 / Ages 5+
SWITCH AND GO DINOS
VTech Switch & Go Dinos crew is a 2-in-1 toy that easily transforms from a vehicle into a dinosaur and back again in just a few simple steps. For added excitement, these fierce dinos have a dynamic LCD screen that comes to life with the push of a button and features animations.
$39.95 / Ages 3+
WISHCRAFT MAGIC KITS
A whole new take on magic for kids! Learn to read palms, tarot cards or maybe even predict the future! A fun activity for best friends at a Birthday party, sleepover - any magical time!
$9.95-$24.95 / Ages 7+
SKOOT CASE LUGGAGE (MASTERMIND EXCLUSIVE)
For the little world traveler, this case holds the most important travel necessities (like books, games and stuffed animals), but also folds up to look like a Vespa Scooter! A completely chic, European design with handle bars and steering, your little one can scoot around the airport in style!
$59.95 / Ages 3+ (Red, Blue, Pink, Lilac)
Charm-It Bracelet & Charms
Girls ages 5, 14 and everything in between can design their very own charm bracelets and necklaces with CHARM IT! - the original, interchangeable charm jewelry line. Choose an accessory, pick out charms, have fun designing your one-of-a-kind CHARM IT! jewellery!
$5.95-21.95 / Ages 5+
ZIPIT MONSTER PENCIL CASE
These very cool Twister pouches have eyes, teeth and most importantly - personalities
They are made of one long zipper and can be used as a pencil-cases, make-up pouches or just to carry small items in your hand bag.
$11.95 / Ages 4+
LEAP FROG LEAPPAD II
The top kids tablet just got better! This amazing piece of technology for little ones has the same great features as the first generation LeapPad but includes upgrades like the high resolution cameras on both the front AND back, faster processing, more memory and improved battery life!
$119.95 / Ages 4+
ASSORTED GROOVY GIRLS
When it comes to fun, Groovy Girls set a cool new standard in the world of play. Groovy Girls are all about the power of individualism, diversity, and friendship. Groovy Girls are wildly popular soft dolls with their own unique sense of funky style.
$14.95-17.95 / Age 3+
ELF ON A SHELF
This cleverly rhymed children's book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home! The elf watches the children's behavior and reports it back to Santa each night. By morning the elf returns to its assigned home and hides in a different location, allowing the children to play a delightful hide-and-seek game. Based on author Carol Aebersold's own family tradition from the 1970s, this book comes with its very own elf doll enabling others to begin this fun-filled Christmas tradition themselves!
$39.95 / Ages 3+
INTERIOR DESIGN LIGHT BOX LAP DESK
Design your ultimate dream room with this Fashion Angels Interior Design Light-Box Lap Desk! You easily become the interior designer by using the light-box to trace the provided furniture films onto the sketch sheets. Select the shades, colours and details to make your room extra special! The light-box is also a lap desk so it's perfect for designing fun, just about anywhere!
$44.95 / Ages 8+
VARIOUS MAGIC KITS
Fantasma Magic tricks are designed for everyone from apprentice magicians all the way up to professional wizards! Fantasma Magic is the world's leading manufacturer of magic and we carry a wide selection of kits to use at your next magic show.
$12.95-$29.95 / Ages 5+
NOT-FOR-PARENTS EXTREME PLANET
A whirlwind tour of the globe, seeking out the highest, deepest, widest, narrowest, coolest, hottest, scariest things on the planet; What's the longest place name? The oldest fossil? Most treacherous road in the world and why? Most dangerous food to eat? Scariest place to stand because you're most likely to be struck by lightning? It's all here!
$22.95 / Ages 8+