Toys "R" Us 2012 Must-Have Toys for the Holiday Season




By: Nicole Pelletiere

Stumped on preparing your holiday shopping list?  To help parents find the perfect gifts for their kids, Toys “R” Us has provided New Parent with a list of this year’s “must-have” toys for the holiday season.  From active to imaginative play, these items range appropriately for children ages 2 through 4.

Good luck and happy shopping!

     Bounce Bounce Tigger  from Just Play

“The wonderful thing about Tiggers” is that they bounce! And, kids will love hopping along with this animatronic version of the classic Winnie the Pooh character as he uses his tail – just like a spring – while singing “Bounce Bounce.” Playtime with Tigger continues as he giggles when his foot is touched, sways in sync to music and “wiggity-wiggity-wiggles” to his own silly tune. 4 “AA” batteries required (included). Ages 3 years and up. 

        Doc McStuffins “Time For Your Check Up” doll  from Just Play

Future physicians can bring home this dolled-up version of their favorite play doctor. Based on the Disney Jr. show Doc McStuffins, kids will love singing along to the “check up” song as they nurture their own toys. Doc can speak more than ten phrases straight from her hit show and can also bring her included stuffed friend Lambie to life with the touch of her stethoscope. 7 “AG13” button cell batteries required (included). Ages 3 years and up.

     MAGFORCE Command Center  from Toys“R”Us®

Kids can get the job done on their very own multi-level construction site using the power of magnetic forces. With two magnetic figurines, children can activate the worksite equipment – making the included crane and dump truck come to life. Traveling via elevator and completing tasks, such as opening the garage, moving beams, rocks and logs, is all accomplished without pushing a button. No batteries required. Ages 3 and up.

        Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Stars Harmony B. Sharp  from MGA Entertainment®

This show-stopping Lalaloopsy is the first in the line to talk, sing and have “dancing” hair. Harmony B. Sharp is always prepared to perform for fans and loves to be the center of attention. To get her to sing a new tune, kids can simply change her hairstyle with one of five included snap-on accessories and hats. And, kids will love the included tiny kitty that chimes in as Harmony B. Sharp sings songs, tells jokes and plays games. 4 “AA” batteries required (included). Ages 4 years and up.

        Minnie’s Flipping Fun Kitchen  from Just Play

Minnie Mouse fans will adore this fun-filled, talking kitchen, sure to stimulate imaginative play as they prepare pretend meals on the stovetop while hearing realistic cooking sounds and Minnie phrases. Kids can flip the sink to reveal a hidden cutting board, spin the recipe card holder to reveal Minnie’s favorite recipes, or lift the dish rack to reveal a hidden Milkshake Maker. A spinning Lazy Susan, play stove and refrigerator with rack, along with 13 accessories, including a flipping frying pan, play pancake and much more, completes this adorable Minnie Mouse kitchen. 2 “AA” batteries required (not included). Ages 3 years and up.

    Jake and the Never Land Pirates Jake’s Musical Pirate Ship Bucky  from Fisher-Price®  

Sailing out of the hit Disney Jr. animated television series, this vessel based on Bucky the boat is ready to take junior swashbucklers on a Neverland adventure. Rocking and rolling when pushed along any surface, Bucky can bring Jake, along with his parrot Skully, to their next battle with Captain Hook. Kids can really live a pirate’s life through multiple pirate-themed phrases and songs, while firing fire “water” out of the ship’s cannon or staging a surprise attack from Tick Tock Crock. 3 “AA” batteries required (not included). Ages 3 years and up.

         Peppa Pig Peek ‘n Surprise Playhouse  from Fisher-Price®

Kids can now have a playdate with Peppa! This Toys“R”Us exclusive playset, based on Peppa’s house from the hit Nick Jr. show, is filled with 15 play pieces and lots of fun features. Peppa’s house opens to reveal four rooms of play and fun transforming furniture, including a sink that switches from messy to clean and a kitchen table that can get ready for dinnertime. Peppa and George figures are included too. Designed for easy portability, the playhouse folds closed and includes a carry handle, so kids can take Peppa with them wherever they go. No batteries required. Ages 3 years and up.

        Pillow Pets® Dream Lites  from Ontel Products Corporation®

With the push of a button on these cozy characters, little ones can create starry skies in their own rooms. These plush pets come in various styles, including a dog, unicorn, penguin, butterfly and giraffe that illuminate ceilings with stars and glow as a comforting night-light to help create a peaceful bedtime environment. And, a 20-minute sleep-timer mode is included so children can fall asleep under the stars. 3 “AAA” batteries required (not included). Ages 3 years and up.

        The Original Big Wheel Racer  from Kids Only, a division of JAKKS Pacific®

Spinning out of 1969, classic three-wheel racer has a giant 16-inch front wheel, making it perfect for cruising any neighborhood. Recreated in its original red, blue and yellow look, kids can use the three-position “Grow with Me Seat” to comfortably continue riding as they get older. No batteries required. Ages 3 to 8 years.

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