STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Parents already glaze-eyed from trying to figure out what to get their kids for Christmas can tune into KCAL 9 News to hear what secrets a Toys “R” Us Manager has to share with Dave Gonzales and Sandra Mitchell.
Bill Boyd has the word on what’s hot this season and what will get cheers from the store’s Great Big Toy Book.
Some of his picks are:
Baby’s First Christmas:
Go Baby Go™ Stride-to-Ride™ Dino from Fisher-Price®
There to assist little ones as they begin to take their first steps, this friendly-faced prehistoric pal will have tiny tots stomping along in no time! Featuring a large wheel base and sturdy handle bar, this dino makes the perfect walker for little ones preparing to take their first steps. While in motion, three lights on the dino’s head will dance along as music plays, including three songs, two tunes and five fun sound effects. When a child is ready to ride their dinosaur, rather than walk behind it, moms can easily slide the two rear legs together to create a comfy seat. 3 “AA” batteries required (included). Ages 9 months to 3 years.
13 months – 2 years:
Disney Dance Star Mickey from Fisher-Price®
Kids can get into the groove with their fun-loving pal, Mickey Mouse as he takes over the dance floor. Just by pressing Mickey’s foot, the marvelous mouse comes to life as he dances along to one of six different songs in a variety of musical stylings, such as Disco, Techno and Latin – he even does the “Moonwalk.” Children can dance along or play interactive games with Mickey, including “Mickey Says” and “Freeze Dance.” 6 “AA” batteries required (included). Ages 2 years and up.
2 – 4 years:
Sing-a-ma-jigs!™ from Mattel®
These irresistible, quirky plush characters will sing their way into the hearts of kids of all ages. With more than six characters to choose from, anyone interested in an offbeat melody can squeeze the bellies on each of these plush creatures to hear its favorite song, including “Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone,” “When the Saints Go Marching In” and more. And, when Sing-a-ma-jigs! sing together, it’s always in perfect harmony. 2 “AAA” batteries required (included). Ages 3 years and up.
5 – 7 years:
Disney® Princess & Me™ dolls from JAKKS Pacific®
Disney Princess fans can now share royal adventures with these five beautifully crafted 18-inch dolls, available exclusively at Toys“R”Us.**** Young ladies can select the princess with whom they most identify – choosing from Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella or Tiana – before creating a world of tea parties and more princess role play. Expanding on the magic and enchantment of Disney Princesses, these dolls feature sweet faces, silky hair, tiaras and detailed, signature gowns. Girls can even purchase wearable replicas of each ball gown in their size to match their favorite Princess. Each doll also includes an invitation to become a member of the Princess & Me Royal family. Ballet and sleep wear for the dolls, as well as matching child-size ball gowns, are sold separately. No batteries required. Ages 3 to 8 years.
8 – 11 years:
Minotaurus from LEGO® Systems, Inc.
Players are challenged to navigate the labyrinth in an effort to be the first to reach a hidden temple in this board game constructed entirely out of LEGO bricks. But, they must beware as a mighty Minotaur is waiting to block their path! To make navigating the tricky maze even more challenging, players can drop walls to prevent others from following them. Featuring 211 LEGO bricks and 12 microfigures, two to four players can lose themselves in this amazing adventure. No batteries required. Ages 7 years and up.
SCRABBLE FLASH from Hasbro® Games
One minute and quick-thinking are all that’s needed to play this addictive, fast-paced version of SCRABBLE. Slide, swap and shuffle five electronic freestanding tiles to create three, four or five-letter words – all without a game board! As the tiles form new words, they light up and beep using SmartLink technology while tracking time left in the game and players’ scores. Two additional games can be played, including “Five Letter Flash,” which challenges players to unscramble a five letter word, and “Pass Flash,” where players take turns forming five letter words. 5 “CR2032 Lithium” batteries required (included). Ages 8 years and up.