Frozen Snow Glow Elsa, Minecraft, Skylanders Trap Team, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Simon Swipe Among the Toys Expected to Top Holiday Wish Lists this Year
TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - SPOILER ALERT: Here's a sneak peek of what is expected to be on the wish lists of thousands of Canadian kids this holiday season: action heroes, paint makers, robotic pets…and more! Toys"R"Us, Canada today announced its annual Holiday Hot Toy List, featuring the 20 most popular toys for kids of all ages. Since the start of the year, the experts at Toys"R"Us have been busy 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.
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.
"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 Holiday Hot Toy List and Top Baby Gift List to make it easier than ever to select toys and gadgets that the kids on their lists will be thrilled to unwrap this season," said Liz MacDonald, vice president, marketing and store planning, Toys"R"Us, Canada. "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."
The 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
All items on the list are available at Toys"R"Us, Canada stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.ca.
Before making its list and checking it twice, Toys"R"Us also ensures that each toy passes the "kid test" by enlisting the expertise of 12-year-old Chief Play Officer 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," said Alex. "I've given each toy on this list my stamp of approval, and 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."
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.
The 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
All items on the list are available at Babies"R"Us, Canada stores nationwide and online at Babiesrus.ca.
Unique Gift-Giving Experience
With 81 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us retail locations across Canada, more than 15 Toys"R"Us Express stores and a full breadth of selection on its e-commerce sites - Toysrus.ca and Babiesrus.ca - the toy and baby products retailer offers a truly unique experience for gift-givers, including:
Toys"R"Us Toy Book: This eagerly anticipated annual resource for wishers and wish-granters launches Friday, November 7. The 56-page book includes amazing savings on this holiday's hottest toys and gadgets from November 7 to November 20, along with exclusive products, gift with purchase offers and cool toy videos for all to enjoy.
My Wish List Kit by Crayola: Starting on November 7, kids can get creative this holiday season and inspire imagination under the tree by picking up a free Crayola Wish List Kit at any Toys"R"Us store nationwide. The kit includes Crayola crayons, a letter and envelope to send to Santa, Hallmark holiday stickers, Crayola Photo Strings App download that lets kids turn their pictures into animated drawings to share, and awesome Crayola savings coupons. No purchase necessary to receive the Wish List Kit. Limit one per child, while supplies last.
Layar App: With the free and easy download of the Layar App on a smartphone or tablet, savvy shoppers can simply look for the Layar icon on various pages within the Toy Book to scan and discover product videos and interactive content to learn more about tons of exciting products and help with gifting decisions.
Free In-Store Pick Up: This brand new initiative 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 easy online order with no shipping fees, plus, if the items are in stock, customers can pick them up the same day. Click here for additional details.
AIR MILES® Rewards Program: Parents and gift-givers can continue to enjoy collecting AIR MILES® reward miles on their Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us purchases throughout the holidays by earning one AIR MILES® reward mile for every $30 spent in-store or online. Bonus reward miles are also offered throughout the Toy Book on a wide selection of LEGO products.
Toys"R"Us Price Match Policy: Toys"R"Us, Canada also offers a price guarantee so customers can rest assured knowing they are receiving the best value possible. With its Price Match Policy, Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us retail locations will match any current Canadian advertised price – in print or online.***
*The Fur Real Friends Lulu My Cuddlin' Kitty, Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home, Journey Girls London Holiday Doll (Mikaella), Little Live Pets Butterflies, Monster High Freaky Fusion Dolls, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Pony Mania Zecora Doll, Y Fliker F3 and the Zoomer Dinosaur Onyx are exclusive to Toys"R"Us, Canada stores and Toysrus.ca, and not available at any other major retailer in Canada.
**The CB by Chew Beads and Motorola 2.8" Digital Video Baby Monitor with Single Camera are exclusive to Babies"R"Us, Canada stores and Babiesrus.ca.
***Price Match items must be identical and the Canadian competitor's advertisement must be presented (printed or on mobile) and must show price currently in effect. The competitor must have the item in-stock and it does not apply to limited/minimum quantity offers, bundled offers, rebates or free/bonus offers, mail order offers, advertising errors or misprints, or liquidation/clearance centres.
About Toys"R"Us, Canada:
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. For store locations and convenient online shopping visit www.toysrus.ca and www.babiesrus.ca.
SOURCE: Toys "R" Us (Canada) Ltd.
For further information: Andrea Hanft, Paradigm Public Relations, [email protected], 416-413-5196