Well it’s that time of year again. Time for me to get rubbing at my crystal ball and start predicting what your little darlings would love to see Santa to leave for them underneath the Christmas Tree.
So this year I’m starting off with the boys list, and will be adding the other lists over the next few days.
Check out the other lists here:
Top Ten Boys Toys for Christmas 2012
Top Ten Toddler Toys for Christmas 2012
Top Ten Baby Toys for Christmas 2012
As always the lists aren’t in any sort of order of importance, it’s just the top 10 things that I think most of the Girls will be after this year.
Monster High High School
First off and already into the Monster High, I just really love Monster High as a theme and want to be eight all over again!
I’m actually so enamoured with those gals and ghouls that they have actually made my list twice this year, but more about that later.
The Monster High High School is much more than just a mouthful to say. It’s a multi storey playhouse version of Monster High, and it’s gorgeous.
Mattel have thought of absolutely everything with this set. It’s amazing that not only does it do what it needs to, it totally blows the roof off and turns it up to 11. Every room, every corner, every speck of wall space is just covered with trinkets, things to do, and those little touches that you’ll only appreciate as a true fan of Monster High. It’s honestly been so well done.
What I like about it is that the back of the set is not neglected at all, turn it around and it’s a stunning representation of the front of the school. So you get 360 degree fun, and a totally different setting for the girls to hang around in.
There are 6 distinct areas of play
- Entrance way with the famous Monster High Gargoyles
- Mad Science Classroom
- Locker hallway which houses 6 coffin-shaped lockers all with little skull padlocks that actually work
- Casketball Court
- Dj Booth upstairs
This set may be pricey, but if it’s a Monster High fan, you have you can be sure that it will not disappoint come Christmas Morning
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Tatty Teddy Secret Wardrobe
All girls love pouring their hearts out to their diary. It’s a rite of passage isn’t it.
Well with this Tatty Teddy Secret Wardrobe they can get in on the journaling action early.
Use the invisible ink pen to write down your thoughts on the 30 page journal pre-printed with themes and questions to help you get going.
Then use the torch to read back what you’ve written
Customise the doors of the wardrobe with the provided charms, or use them to decorate the included bracelet and ring.
Once your finished writing lock up your diary in the wardrobe safe, and then lock it with your secret key.
• £19.75 @ Amazon • £Check! @ Amazon
KidiMagic Alarm Clock
Make mornings less of a mad panic with this Vtech KidiMagic Alarm Clock.
Your little girl will feel so grown up with this funky Alarm clock which whilst having the ability to wake you up in the morning, does a whole lot more besides.
If your daughter loves music she will love the KidiMagic alarm clock. It has a built-in FM radio, 3 inbuilt songs to send you off to sleep, or she will probably prefer to plug-in her MP3 player and listen to her own tunes.
The glowing mood light with 7 different colours, animations and personal messages mean the look is always changing and never dull.
There are 3 built-in games to help you train your reactions and build memory skills. Plus cool quirky features like a fun daily fortune-teller.
• £29.18 @ Tesco Direct
Harumika Style Studio
I think in our heart of hearts all little girls want to be fashion designers.
I can still remember drawing pictures of our future wedding dresses with my best friend.
I put that dream to bed a long time ago, but if I ever feel a little creative (usually after an episode of Project Runway) I’ll run and get my Harumika set and knock out a few outfits.
Harumika is brilliant because there is no sewing or cutting required. Just choose your fabric and then style it around your mannequin with the special stylus.
It’s incredibly easy to get started with, you just push the fabric in and suddenly you have a dress.
The Harumika Style Studio is a great gift, as this brilliant box will keep your Harumika organised neat and tidy, and the carry handle means its ready to go wherever you are.
A brilliant no mess gift that is guaranteed to give you hours of peace to sleep off that christmas dinner.
• £19.99 @ Tesco Direct
My Moshi Home / Super Moshi HQ
As you’ll know by now, were all huge Moshi Monsters fans here at Toybuzz.
So top of the christmas lists this year has to be both the Super Moshi Hq and My Moshi Home.
The My Moshi Home comes with over 20 different accessories to help you decorate your Moshi home to your particular tastes.
Changeable doors, floors, window frames, furniture, decorations and stickers mean that you can interior design to your heart’s content, and then when your finished change everything up and start all over again. Well you don’t think that Diavlo wants the same look as Poppet do you?
Some of the included accessories you can play around with are the Telegroan, pop up bin, friends tree and wheel of fortune.
My Moshi Home also comes with an exclusive poppet figure.
• £47.00 @ Fashion World • £40.00 @ Tesco Direct • £39.99 @ Toys R Us
The Super Moshi HQ is the Super Moshi’s secret hideout deep inside a volcano.
This is where the Super Moshi’s assemble to be sent by Elder Furi on special missions to defeat Dr Strangeglove.
The HQ is powered by mysterious glowing green Rox, and the set has a Rox reveal tower which shows where the Rox is hidden when you twist it.
There is also a rotating change chamber where your Moshi can do a quick change into their Super Moshi outfit.
On the top-level of the HQ is the spinning tv screen, which shows a mission lists on one side, and a map on the other.
Comes with an Exclusive Elder Furi figure, which I think is the main reason Jacob wants one. Elder Furi has always been his favourite.
• £24.99 @ Toys R Us • £12.50 @ Tesco Direct • £11.75 @ Gameseek
Furby is back, and this time if your armed with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, He’s better than ever.
I say that because so many of the Furby’s coolest new tricks are reliant on an ios device, if you don’t have one there’s really no point.
Available in a range of 6 different colours, Purple, Teal, Yellow, Orange, Black and White.
One of the first things you’ll notice about the new Furby is that his eyes are now animated LED’s. Which means lots of cool things happening when you interact with him, rather than the weird blank staring looks he used to give you.
Using the new app you can interact with Furby more than ever before. You can feed him almost anything imaginable, the App has things like sardines, mushrooms, pop tarts, underpants, smelly cheese, cookies, smelly socks – Basically weird, wacky, yummy, it’s all there.
If that’s not enough there’s also a sandwich maker where you add 6 ingredients to make one mega sized Furby special.
To feed Furby you simply swipe the food off your iPhone and Furby will wirelessly catch it and eat it up. Vocally letting you know whether he’s happy with your selection or not.
Using the app you can also translate your Furby’s chosen language Furbish into English. Theres also a dictionary so you can learn how to speak Furbish too, and then have a conversation with your Furby in Furbish.
For me my favourite part about Furby is its voice. It sounds very much like Lady Rainicorn from Adventure Time, and that pleases me a lot.
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Lego Friends Olivia’s House
I know it’s not without its controversy. However for me Lego Friends is a great range, and the perfect way to get young girls into the delights of Lego building.
I’ve had so many mums tell me over the last few years that they were longing for Lego to bring out a lovely girly range of sets, and now it’s hear it’s exactly what we’ve all been waiting for.
Lego Friends Olivia’s House is the premier set of the collection. It’s the biggest, comes with the most Mini-figs or Mini-dolls, plus it looks especially gorgeous.
The set is a hefty 695 pieces, and comes with 3 mini-dolls. Peter the Dad, Anna the Mum, Olivia and Kitty the Cat.
A vast array of furniture is also included, such as the shower, toilet, sink, bed, vanity, couch, sofa chair, coffee table, flat screen TV, refrigerator with opening door, cabinets, oven, sink, kitchen table and kitchen chairs
There are five distinct rooms in the house to play in. Theres a Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Living Room and Rooftop Patio.
If your daughter or granddaughter has asked for one Lego Friends set this Christmas, then Olivia’s House is the one to get.
Monster High Create-A-Monster Design Lab
It’s time for the second Monster High toy on the list, The Create a Monster Design Lab
I would probably put this one down as the hottest toy on my list. I absolutely love this product, and predict it will be so sought after this year.
Most girls love dolls, fashion and makeup, and the Monster High Create-A-Monster Design Lab manages to capitalise on all of those things.
By putting the blank limbs, head and torso of your create-a-monster doll into the design lab, you can use some of the over 100 included tattoos to create your very own unique Monster High doll.
The design lab is basically a very intricate and well designed sponge, which you use to apply the tattoos to your blank doll. Add water, then pump it into the sponge, then place down upon the piece your designing. The top of the applicator will then flash as you press the tattoo on, when the flashing stops your done. So simple, but oh so much fun.
The tattoos can easily be removed with a bit of soap and water, ready for you to start designing all over again.
The Create-a-monster lab comes with one full doll ready to be customised with the over 100 tattoos, complete with wig, clothes and shoes.
Monster High Create-a-monster add on packs are also available, so you can add more and more totally unique dolls to your collection.
• £47.49 @ Gameseek • £47.49 @ Gameseek
Twister Dance is the brand new version of the classic game, and the coolest way so far to play.
Theres no mat this time around, instead you get the four coloured dots to put where you want them (actually you get 8 in a box, so you can play with a friend)
No spinner either with Twister Dance, that would be much too retro. No now the spinner has turned into a high-tech speaker/MP3 player with LCD lights.
The front of the speaker will light up with one of the four colours, showing you where to move your feet next.
It comes with 4 inbuilt song, an exclusive Twister Remix of Britney Spears ‘Till the world ends’, Whip My Hair by Willow Smith, We R Who We R by Kesha, Cupid Shuffle by Cupid, and ‘caught up in a Twister’
You can also plug-in your MP3 player and play along to any song of your choice, which is pretty cool.
You can also use the machine as just an MP3 player speaker, which is a nice feature.
I think Twister Dance is a great update to a classic toy.
• £39.99 @ Amazon • £29.99 @ Amazon • £26.99 @ Amazon • £21.99 @ Amazon • £17.57 @ Amazon • £14.99 @ Amazon • £26.85 @ Gameseek • £26.85 @ Gameseek • £19.27 @ Gameseek • £19.27 @ Gameseek • £24.32 @ Tesco Direct • £14.99 @ Tesco Direct • £17.32 @ Toys R Us
Barbie Princess and The Popstar Toys
I was a bit torn with this selection. I knew I wanted to add something Barbie, but was undecided over the Princess and The Popstar dolls or Barbie’s Ultimate Closet. In the end I think the Princess and The Popstar dolls are going to get more use out of them than the closet, so on the list they go.
Tori is the Barbie character from the film, the princess Meribella. Keira is the Pop Star who visit’s and swaps places with Meribella.
I will admit to loving all the Barbie movies, they are actually really good if you sit down and actually watch them. Last Years Princess Charm School was one of my favourites, along with A Perfect Christmas, even the boys enjoy watching them with me.
Anyway The Princess and The Popstar is another great Barbie movie, more of the same that we’ve all come to know and love. Sing some songs, love interest, life lesson learnt – it ticks all the boxes.
Both the Tori and Keira sing two songs from the movie. They both sing Here I am, then Tori will also sing Princesses wanna have fun and Keira sings Perfect Day. The really cool thing is that if you have both Tori and Keira and you press the buttons together, it sounds like they are both singing the duet of Here I am.
As well as the two girls you can also get a Prince Liam doll. He seems to be in quite short supply already, so if your after the full set I would pick him up sooner rather than later.
Tori : • £79.99 @ Amazon • £54.32 @ Amazon • £51.62 @ Amazon • £28.72 @ Amazon • £27.62 @ Amazon • £Check! @ Amazon • £Check! @ Amazon • £Check! @ Amazon • £48.49 @ Tesco Direct
Keira: • £143.99 @ Amazon • £99.99 @ Amazon • £66.79 @ Amazon • £59.99 @ Amazon • £32.70 @ Amazon • £Check! @ Amazon • £Check! @ Amazon