The holiday shopping season is underway, and some clear winners are starting to emerge from the toy aisles. I am delighted to see some familiar faces take the spot light – Minnie Mouse and Elmo are topping the list for the preschool toys! Not too surprising, educational toys are also a hit this year. The Leap Pad from Leap Frog is already in short supply, and the Vtech Innotab is also getting scooped up and placed in shopping carts and layaway plans.
Some surprises have been been the fluffy and cuddly Happy Nappers, and the Angry Birds game and plush. For the girls, the edgy Monster High Dolls are selling at a scary rate. LaLaLoopsy dolls are also tuning out to be favorites in the regular and the mini sizes. One of my favorite girl toys? It has to be the sassy, singing Fijit. The best selling boys toys are some tried and true brands – Nerf, Lego, and Thomas Tank to name a few. The RC cars are also doing great this season. Not in the mood to shop yet? Okay, suit yourself. But don’t say I didn’t warn you in the December crunch time!