The Best Toys for 2013
Baby’s First Christmas
Grow with Me Activity Gym & Ball Pit™ from Infantino®
Little ones will “have a ball” with this grow-with-me activity gym, which has pop-up mesh sides so it can convert into a ball pit. Ages 0 years and up.
13 Months to 2 Years
Laugh & Learn™ Crawl Around Car from Fisher-Price®
Baby can take the driver’s seat with this fun-filled learning vehicle and get a head start on learning everything from their ABC’s to colors. Ages 6 months to 3 years.
Rollin’ Tunes Zebra from Fisher-Price®
This interactive Zebra is sure to become any baby’s best pal. The music grows louder as little ones keep rollin’ along and fun phrases keep the ride exciting. Ages 12 months to 3 years.
2 to 4 Years
Big Hugs Elmo from Hasbro®
This cuddly, 22-inch Elmo has flexible arms and a soft head, plays three fun songs and features more than 50 animated sounds and phrases. Elmo will even sing a lullaby to help soothe them to sleep. Ages 18 months to 4 years.
Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave, Agnes and Gru Collector’s Edition Figures from Thinkway Toys
Despicable Me 2’s Minion Dave (9-inch), Agnes (11-inch) and Gru (14-inch) interactive figures feature moving heads, eyes and mouths, and recite at least 30 phrases in their original voices and respond to sound for back-and-forth conversation. Ages 4 to 12 years.
Disney Planes Wing Control Dusty Crophopper Remote Control Plane from Mattel®
Kids can have high-flying fun recreating the action seen in the Disney movie Planes, with this RC vehicle that offers role-play remote control, making the plane move as they do. Ages 3 years and up.
Doc McStuffins Deluxe Get Better Check-Up Center from Just Play™
Kids will have all the tools they need with this set to enjoy imaginative play as they heal toys and give checkups just like Doc McStuffins. Ages 3 years and up.
Imaginarium™ Mountain Rock Train Table from Toys“R”Us®
This wooden train table set delivers big play value for little ones with over 100 pieces (two-tower bridge, two-level mountain pass, working swivel crane) and 23 feet of track, plus, lights and sounds bring playtime to life. Ages 3 years and up.
Imaginext® Batcave from Fisher-Price®
Kids will love helping Batman and his sidekick Robin with this secret command center equipped with superhero gadgetry, including a Batcomputer, secret walkways, a Batwing, elevator, jail and more. Ages 3 years and up.
My Little Pony Feature Princess Twilight Sparkle Pony from Hasbro®
Brush Twilight Sparkle’s mane and she will hum songs and speak whimsical phrases as she’s being pampered. Plus, her iridescent turquoise wings and unicorn horn illuminate with a touch, creating enchanting patterns of light. Ages 3 years and up.
Sofia the First Royal Talking Vanity from JAKKS Pacific®
Get ready for a royal dance with this gorgeous vanity inspired by Sofia the First. Standing over 3 feet tall, this vanity features lots of hidden surprises including a jewelry box that appears with a push of a magical button, hidden animal friends and a storage drawer to store trinkets. Ages 3 years and up.
You & Me Tub & Toot Doll from Toys“R”Us®
Little ones will love to splish splash in the bath with this Toys“R”Us-exclusive interactive doll. Ages 2 years and up.
5 to 7 Years
Battroborg™ 3-in-1 Battle Arena from TOMY®
This one-of-a-kind set offers kids action-packed play using motion-controlled battling robots. The newest innovation in robot gaming technology, this set features Nunchaku motion controllers, allowing players to control the action in the ring by maneuvering robots to match their own motions. Ages 6 years and up.
Boom Boom Balloon™ Game from Spin Master™
Pressure mounts with each roll of the dice as players take their turn to poke the balloon. With every roll, the balloon stretches, squishes and strains, wondering if the next poke will make it pop. Ages 8 years and up.
Disney Infinity from Disney Interactive
The worlds of Disney and Pixar collide for the first time ever with this all-new gaming platform. Integrating collectible figures featuring beloved characters from movies like Monsters, Inc., Pirates of the Caribbean and The Incredibles with an immersive video game experience, players can bring their favorite characters to life in the virtual world. Ages 6 years and up (figures). Ages 10 years and up (game).
Flutterbye Flying Fairy from Spin Master™
Children can experience the magic of real fairy flight with these enchanting Flutterbye Fairies. After magically rising and gracefully flying across the sky, guided simply by kids’ hands, she will rest on her display stand. Ages 5 years and up.
Youngsters will go bananas over this interactive, giggly monkey. With over 100 realistic sounds and phrases, from laugh-out-loud silly to super sweet, responds to many classic play patterns like feeding, diaper changing, cuddling, tickling, swinging, and being rocked to sleep. Ages 4 years and up.
InnoTab® 3S Exclusive Bundle from VTech®
Kids can learn, create and connect with the latest generation of the popular InnoTab learning tablet. Complete with Wi-Fi, this tablet features games that teach reading, math, social studies, science and much more. Equipped with a kid-safe browser, children can view pre-approved websites and connect to the Learning Lodge™ for hundreds of downloads for more learning fun. Ages 3 to 9 years.
LeapPad™ Ultra from LeapFrog®
This kid-tough tablet features Wi-Fi with LeapSearch, LeapFrog’s kid-safe browser created with Zui and access to a library of more than 800 fun and educator-approved apps, games, eBooks, videos, music and more. The tablet includes 11 apps and 8GB of storage. Front and back cameras allow kids to take pictures and video. Ages 4 to 9 years.
Magic Jinn™ from Hasbro®
Children of all ages will love outsmarting this magical mind reader. All it takes is a touch of Jinn’s nose to begin, and through a series of questions, the intuitive creature will try to guess which animal kids have on their mind as they answer with “Yes,” “No,” “I don’t know” or “Maybe.” Ages 6 years and up.
Skylanders SWAP Force™ from Activision Publishing, Inc
Skylanders introduces a compelling play pattern – dynamic swapability – that lets gamers transform 16 SWAP Force inter-action figures into more than 250 unique characters by swapping the top and bottom halves of the toys. Fans also can play with their entire collection of more than 100 characters from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure® and Skylanders GiantsTM. Ages 10 years and up.
tabeo™ e2 from Toys“R”Us®
The next generation of tabeo™, this all-new Android™ Jelly Bean 4.2 Wi-Fi tablet was created especially for kids. This tablet comes complete with high-impact screen protection, dual-facing cameras and included fan-favorite kids’ apps like Need for Speed™ Most Wanted, Bejeweled® 2, The Game of Life™, Temple Run 2, Fruit Ninja, Crayola DigiTools™ Effects,Cartoon Network™, WWE and Playrific. Ages 6 to 11 years.
The Ugglys™ from Moose Toys
Introducing the ugliest dogs around. These farting, burping, barking and growling interactive electronic pets are ready to start trouble with kids of all ages. In addition, each mischievous mutt with an attitude can be “tuned” to further amuse kids big and small. Ages 5 years and up.
The Zelfs™ from Moose Toys
Each Zelf has its own unique persona and Zelf power represented by a Zelmark. The dolls also have matching charms and hair accessories that kids can use to style and tame their Zelfs’ colorful and spike-tacular hair. Ages 5 years and up.
8 to 11 Years
Crayola® Melt N’ Mold Factory from Crayola®
Look forward to creating unique, multicolored crayons and rings with this one-of-a-kind craft kit. Add a custom combination of colorful crayon bits to the melting tray, then turn it on and watch crayons melt together. Ages 8 years and up.
Ever After High™ Royal & Rebel Dolls from Mattel®
Ever After High introduces the children of famous fairytale characters. These 4 spellbinding teenage dolls (Apple White, Raven Queen, Briar Beauty and Madeline Hatter )will choose to either follow their parents’ footsteps or discover their own happily ever after. Ages 6 years and up.
Kurio® 10s from Techno Source™
Following up the best-selling, award-winning Kurio 7, this all-new, Android™ 4.2 (Jellybean) Wi-Fi enabled device truly takes family tablets to the next level with a new design, faster Quad Core processor and a larger, high definition 10.1” IPS touch screen. Great for games, movies and family fun. Kurio 10s come preloaded with more than 60 educational games and apps out of the box. Ages 3 years and up.
LEGO Legends of Chima™ The Lion CHI Temple from LEGO®
LEGO lovers can engage in an epic battle for the CHI at the majestic temple with this 1,258 piece set. Ages 8 years and up.
MEGA® Bloks Call of Duty® Heavy Armor Outpost from MEGA® Brands
Kids will love recreating scenes from the wildly popular video game series with this 685-piece set including a battle tank with a large, rotating turret and tracks that really spin, a buildable outpost and camouflage mesh canopy, plus Captain John Price and his team of 2 special ops troopers with authentic interchangeable accessories and weapons that allow for mission-specific customization. Ages 14 years and up.
Monster 500™ Toxic Terror Trap Playset from Toys“R”Us®
Kids and kids at heart will enjoy the twisting, toxic, monster action this ghoulish, exclusive playset has to offer. With one included character, Evil Clownevil™, daredevils can smash through the doors of the freaky factory and topple the toxic, terrorizing monster, while avoiding being gobbled by the mutant gator all at the same time. Ages 4 years and up.
Playstation®4 (PS4™) from Sony®
This next generation computer entertainment system combines rich content, fan-favorite apps and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics, speed, intelligent personalization, social capabilities and innovative second-screen features. Ages 6 years and up.
Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom™ Bracelet Maker from Cra-Z-Art®
The hottest craze to hit kids’ wrists this year, Cra-Z-Loom is the ultimate rubber band accessory maker with over 600 included mixed-color rubber bands. Children of all ages will enjoy designing colorful rubber band bracelets, rings, belts, pendants and more. Ages 6 years and up.
Xbox™ One from Microsoft®
Introducing the all-in-one entertainment system. Where the best games and your favorite movies, music, sports and live TV come together in one place. Watch TV or chat with friends on Skype while you play. Ages 6 years and up.
Y Fliker™ Carver Scooter from Yvolution™
Kids are in for a smooth ride with this all-new, three-wheeled, all body-powered scooter featuring FLEX technology. Using the same motions as downhill skiing, riders only need to move their hips and legs from side to side to get going and keep moving. Ages 5 years and up (C1 Model). Ages 7 years and up (C3 Model).
Zoomer from Spin Master™
This robotic dog will quickly steal kids’ hearts. Just like a real dog, children will be responsible for teaching him everything a puppy needs to know. With life-like expressions and voice activated commands, this dog can learn dozens of tricks including laying, rolling, sitting and more. Ages 5 years and up.
Crazy Cart™ from Razor™
With the unique ability to drive forward, reverse, sideways, diagonally and spin in place, riders can cruise around like a go cart or lift the Drift Bar to kick it into Crazy Cart mode. Ages 9 years and up (up to 140 pounds).