Christmas 2008 will be here before you know it and if you wait too long to buy the hot toys for Christmas 2008, you may be out of luck. For Xmas 2008, start your Christmas shopping early this year for the most popular toys for Christmas so you don’t find yourself huddled around the Christmas tree with disappointed children and teens early Christmas morning.
Amazon.com is the best place to find many of the best Christmas toys for children of all ages, since some parents are already finding it difficult to locate the hottest toys for Christmas in department stores and malls.
Hamleys has announced its top toy list for Christmas 2008. Charlotte Chisnall, Hamleys’ Press and PR Manager said: “There are lots of really exciting toys coming out this year. We think the Dance With Me Teletubbies are likely to be a sell-out toy in the lead up to Christmas.”
Chisnall continued: “We are also stocking some classic toys like the leather inlaid Rubik’s cube and the new version of Monopoly, which are forecast to be big sellers”, including the Doctor Who Dalek Voice Changer, Baby Born Magic Potty and Biscuit the Dog.
Hot Toys for Christmas 2008
Elmo Toys – Tickle Me Elmo and the very popular Tickle Me Elmo Live are easily two of the best toys of 2008. Elmo has been one of the hottest children’s toys in history, with millions of adorable Elmo toys sold, and Elmo Live does a lot more than its predecessor to provide your child with continuous hours of entertainment with its advanced technology and interactive abilities.
Little Superstar Sing-Along Stage by Fisher Price is a musical toy for children 6 months to 3 years old to play and interact with. It comes with four dancing spotlights, five sung songs, a large view mirror and two play modes for children to have a rockin good time. Kids can shake the magic microphone for sing-along fun, as this jam-packed stage encourages musical discovery and self-expression.
Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit – The Nintendo Wii is an amazing game system that both parents and kids will love, because it gets the player off the couch and into the game. Sales of the Nintendo Wii Fit is expected to top 3 million this year as long as Nintendo can keep up with the mounting demands, according to video game analysts.
Webkinz – Webkinz stuffed animals and backpacks make a great Christmas gift for kids. The Webkinz Husky, Yellow Lab, Dalmation and Collie dogs are simply adorable and kids will love them. The Webkinz backpacks, purses and accessories are so cute and fun that parents will be hard-pressed to find these for Christmas gifts if they don’t hurry and buy them now.
The Nintendo DS Lite is a high-powered, lightweight, handheld video game system and was very hard to find last year, yet remains high on the list of Christmas gifts in 2008 and all that is needed to play is a Nintendo DS and a Wi-Fi-ready game. There are no subscription fees — the service is free!
Lego toys have been popular for many years and for good reason. This year LEGO Mindstorms NXT is on the top list of Christmas toys for 2008 as a robotic intelligence toy with built-in sensors so it will react to commands given. It comes with a quick-start guide, building instructions and tips and tricks to help you build a robot ready-for-action within 30 minutes.
Playstation remains on the hot list of Christmas toys this year with Playstation 3 40GB and Playstation 3 60GB taking the video game popularity to all new heights. Parents, use your best judgement and pay close attention to the rating on each of the video games bought for Playstation (or any other game console machine) in order to decide for yourself if the game is appropriate for your child or teen to play.
The Ripstik Caster Board is best described as a cross between a skateboard and a snowboard. The Ripstik caster board is designed for children ages 8 and up and offers the perfect ride for kids looking for the next big thrill. The board is distinguished by its pivoting deck and 360-degree inclined caster trucks, which offer a snowboard-like carving ability. A simple weight transfer lets you turn or accelerate without pushing, just like when you’re carving down the slopes.
XBox 360- This popular videogame console system by Microsoft is sure to be a hit with not just your child but with the entire family. Xbox 360 and a list of games will surely be on your kid’s list of most wanted Christmas gifts this year, making the XBox 360 a “sure to please” Christmas gift everyone can enjoy.
Board games like Monopoly Here and Now and Eternity II are both on the list of best gifts for Christmas 2008, as are Barbie and FurReal Friends Squawkers McCaw Parrot.
Children’s books and children’s magazines are also some of best gifts for Christmas in 2008. Kid magazines are a special treat for children and teens, so be sure to consider buying books and magazines as a unique Christmas idea for under the Christmas tree in 2008.