Canadian kids share their picks for the best toys to give this year
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - What happens when kids get to test the latest and greatest toys before the holidays? They tell you what they really want to find under the Christmas tree. Walmart Canada is proud to share its annual Top 20 Toys list – the definitive list, as selected by the experts, Canadian kids.
Kids from eight months to 12 years old worked hard to test, play with, review and make parents' jobs that much easier. With more than 500 families participating in the fourth annual Walmart Toy Testers event held in Toronto, parents can trust that these toys are solid selections.
"Having kids choose the Top 20 Toys list makes Walmart uniquely qualified to help parents out this holiday season," said Sam Wankowski, senior vice president of hardlines, seasonal, electronics and entertainment at Walmart Canada. "We know these toys will be popular, so parents can rest assured that stores and Walmart.ca will be well-stocked."
What makes a Top 20 Toy? Kids and parents fill out surveys for more than 100 toys rating educational value, age appropriateness, ease of use, how the child reacts to the toy and even if mom and dad like it. From winners such as Fisher-Price's Little People Farm to the PlayDoh Minion Barber Shop to the Star Wars®, the LEGO Naboo Star Fighter, parents are sure to find toys that kids of all ages will love at Walmart.
"Making wishes come true is a big deal at Christmas and we want to help parents wrap up the perfect presents for under the tree," said Bren Baldock, senior director of toys and chief toy officer at Walmart Canada. "With so many toys to choose from, we know our list of top toys will make toy shopping easier and less stressful, giving parents more time to enjoy the season."
Walmart's Top 20 Toys, as chosen by kids, for Christmas 2015 are:
Age group: 8 to 23+ months
- Fisher-Price® Little People® Animal Friends Farm
- Melissa and Doug® Disney Baby Wooden Jumbo Knob Puzzle
- Mega Bloks 1-2-3 Learning Train
Age group: 2 to 3+ years
- Playland with Balls
- VTech® Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Ultimate RC Speedway
- Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Shipwreck Rails Set by Fisher-Price®
- PlayDoh Minions Barber Shop
- Paw Patrol Basic Vehicle with Pup
Age group: 4 to 5+ years
- My Life As 18" Dolls
- Star Wars® Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber
- Disney Frozen Friends Gift Set
- Mega Bloks Minion Movie Station Wagon Getaway
Age group: 6+ years
- Crayola Minions Sketcher Projector
Age group: 8+ years
- Crayola Cling Creator
- Twister Moves Hip Hop Spots Electronic Dance Game
- Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster
- LEGO® Star Wars® Naboo Star Fighter
- Air Hogs Shadow Launcher Heli and Car
Age group: 10+ years
- Star Wars® Millennium Falcon Quad
- LEGO® Aira's Pegasus Sleigh
Walmart is committed to having low prices for its Top 20 Toys all season long. Canadians can shop the thousands of toys available in-store or online at Walmart.ca/toys. To follow the action on social media, use #Top20Toys.
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 395 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada's flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 450,000 customers daily. With more than 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest employers and is ranked one of the country's top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada's extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has raised and donated more than $230 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/walmartcanada.
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