The hot toys and the great gifts that will keep the kids happy are neither hot nor big yet: but they will soon be. The holiday season is approaching quickly and the Christmas day will be here before you can blink. A little exaggeration I know, but you get the operation, and its amazing how many parents leave it to the last minute and then regret its delay!
I remember Christmas a few years back when my kids demanded Roboraptors and that fooled thing - what was it? Yes .. and Furby! The children were just the right age then so I got them well in advance. Guess what? Demand so great that I sold my Roboraptor for a $ 150 profit gave my son $ 100 and kept me the rest! Furby also sells at really hot prices on eBay, but I held it because it was a definite must - she had to brag at school that she got one.
These were really hot toys and they really made the children happy, but not the parents - at least not those who had to pay through their nose for them during the week until Christmas. If you intend to buy this years hot toys to keep the kids happy then make sure you get these amazing presents now and do not leave it until the big man almost climbs the chimney!
Remember PlayStation 2 failure? Everyone wanted one and they did not do enough! The queens were infinite and the poor children who did not get theirs were challenged at school to have stupid dads. Will it be you Christmas? Are you going to be a stupid dad, or even a stupid mom?
Check out the hot toys for this holiday period and find out what your kids want. Do not try to guess because you are likely to get wrong and they will look up at you on Christmas morning with big sad eyes and ask what they had done badly for Santa to not answer their prayers. Can you really answer that question - would you really like?
Absolutely not, so find out whats going to be big and in big demand and get it in plenty of time. Here are some tips (but do not quote me on them):
Disney Princess and Me is a set of five five inch princess dolls from Disney movies. This is a collection that any little princess would love to own. My Pillow Pets is a series of stuffed animals that converts into a pillow. These useful toys were from a choir to bugs designed by a mother who knew what her child wanted.
Monster High Dolls released by Mattel in mid 2010 is must have been for children this Christmas. These make exciting scary hot toys and all of these will make great gifts this holiday.
Fast Lane Wildfire Monster Truck is a massive remote controlled truck with large treaded tires and is over 2 feet long and 18 inches high. This is expensive - varies in price from $ 150 to $ 280 depending on how lucky you are, and you really do not want to be caught in a battleground for this hot toy arrived in December.
Imaginext Bigfoot The monster can sleep, throw a ball and be angry, happy or sad. This will be one of the hot toys of the year among the 3-8 year olds, and at 4 meters high its not small - kids love big toys! This will be really demanded after all the holidays TV commercials and although it can be under $ 100 now its certainly not the week before Christmas when they are sold out and are available only on eBay at twice or maybe even three times the price .
Both boys and girls will love LEGO MInotaurus, a board game that includes knight a maze and a minotaur they must build before they can play. This is predicted to be one of the best-selling gifts for decades so do not be taken out and be a sad dad!
Final Gift Tips
Whether in the 2010 list of hot toys for the boys or not, never buy anything online, like a mobile phone, iPhone, iPad or headphones: give them money to buy their own. There are so many options available today that you are sure to get the wrong thing. This is especially true with teens. Money or gift vouchers but nothing electronic if youre not a nerd, and definitely no computer games unless they ask for them.
These are just some tips on what can be hot toys this Christmas, and each of these is definitely good gifts, whether they sell out or not. It is almost certain that at least one of these will come because it is the Christmas tradition - hot toys sell out, children get angry or sad and mothers and dads have to pay what is required to get one of these great gifts that may have cost them a fraction of the price a few weeks earlier.