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Christmas gift ideas: Toys 'R' Us terrific top 20

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: October 04, 2011

  • LeapPad Explorer tablet

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AN iPad style tablet for young children is expected to be among the top selling toys this Christmas.

The Leapfrog LeapPad Exlorer is among a "Terrific 20" toys selected by retailer Toys 'R' Us.

It has a five inch touch screen tablet with a built in still and video camera and it’s very own 'app' store with around 100 apps and games that young children can enjoy.

As an inspirational interactive and educational learning activity toy, parents are expected to snap up the tablet with its HD-like graphics that encourage a child to practice drawing and handwriting.

According to Toys 'R' Us , the interactive LeapPad Explorer will be amongst the top twenty hottest toys along with Fijit, Milky the Rabbit, Hexbugs, Fireman Sam, Lego, Moshi Monsters, and Disney Cars 2.

Mike Coogan, Marketing Director said “The LeapPad Explorer Tablet is good and looks like being a big seller this Christmas. The educational and learning features are a huge hit with parents and children and even though we are only in October, sales are already picking up as mums and dads prepare for the big day”.

Also on the ‘Toys ‘R’ Us Terrific 20’ is an interactive soft toy who likes to spice things up.

Fijit is interactive and loves to dance, play music and groove to the beat with her squishy soft fidgety body.

Fijit is joined by more interactive friends on the toy experts ‘Terrific 20’ including a rabbit called Milky which is packed full of interactive technology; a Fur Real puppy called Cookie which responds to voice by barking, wagging his tail and moving his head and musical performer Let’s Rock Elmo from Sesame Street - fully equipped with tambourine, microphone and drums.

A messy little Daschund is predicted to be the surprise must-have game for Christmas. Doggie Doo is a game where you feed and walk your little pup, when he makes a mess you clean it up.

These cute toys feature alongside toys inspired by enduring favourites including the Star Wars Ultimate FX Lightsaber and Doctor Who’s Build your own Sonic Screwdriver which points to a taste for 21st century technology with a twist of traditional and nostalgic role play toys.

There are more classics on the ‘Toys 'R' Us Terrific 20’ predictions including longstanding Barbie with her Puppy Water Park, the Sylvanian Families Farm and popular all time favourite Lego with their City Police Station.

Another toy expected to do well reflects the popularity of recent movie Disney Cars 2 as the Secret Spy Attack Finn McMissile with his infamous Michael Caine voiceover joins this years’ list.

Surprising entrant Fireman Sam returns to the limelight with an increasing popularity status as his Pontypandy Rescue Set is tipped to be one that little mini Fire Fighters will love opening on Christmas morning and pre-school favourite Baby Annabel, a true traditional toy but one that has stayed in our hearts through the years, appears in the toy experts list with the Care for Me Doll.

Older children are expected to want a Fliker 3 Scooter, a free motion rider street scooter which can safely reach speeds of up to 25 km/h along with the latest long range, high-powered, disc blaster from Nerf with their Vortex Nitron, the first fully automatic, 20 disc, clip fed blaster and Air Swimmers remote control Blimps where a Clown Fish or Shark take to the air with incredible smooth and life like motion moving up, down and 360degrees.

The ‘Toys ‘R’ Us Terrific 20’ take into account what consumers are requesting and the latest trends in new products. Products appear in Alphabetical order.


Air Swimmers Blimp

Cars 2 Secret Spy Attack Finn McMissile

Doctor Who Build Your Own Sonic Screwdriver

Doggie Doo Game

Fliker 3 Scooter

Hexbugs Nano Habitat Set

LeapPad Explorer Tablet

Lego City Police Station

Nerf Vortex Nitron

Star Wars Ultimate FX Lightsaber


Baby Annabel Care for Me Doll

Barbie Puppy Water Park

Fireman Sam Pontypandy Rescue Set

Fur Real Cookie Puppy

Girl Tech Fijit Willa

Milky The Rabbit

Monster High Lagoonas Hydration Station

Moshi Monster Moshling Treehouse

Sesame Street Lets Rock Elmo

Sylvanian Families Farm

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