The Leapster Gs brings the same educational content from LeapFrog into a handheld gaming system. However, this new generation has fast action game play, given it’s new and improved built-in motion sensor, camera, video recorder and microphone. This allows kids to put themselves, right into the games they play. Additional content can be purchased in the form of gaming cartridges or online through the LeapFrog App Center.
Based on the popular preschool television show on Disney Junior, Doc McStuffins dolls and playsets are already flying off the retail shelves. This doll says interactive phrases when the “magic stethoscope” is placed on her friend Lambie. The doll also sings a portion of the popular song from the show, "It's Time For Your Check-up."
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The InnoTab 2 by VTech is a touch screen tablet for kids ages 3-9, that encourages kids to learn educational concepts through various game apps and cartridges. Upgrades compared to the original Innotab now include a rotatable camera so kids can capture digital images or video of themselves or others, and wifi capabilities with the InnoTab 2s (compare prices) version.
Remote controlled cars and helicopters are always very popular at the holiday season for older kids. The Battle Tracker by Air Hogs, includes two controllable devices. Players fly the helicopter around the room, while the BattleTracker tries to shoot at the helicopter with foam darts. Recommended for kids ages 8 and up.
Several years ago, Furby was the bigggest holiday sensation. This year, Furby has been re-released with additional features kids ages 6 and up will love. The more children talk and interact with Furby, the more it will develop it’s own unique personality. Initially the toy speaks Furbish, but the more the child interacts with it, the more English their Furby will speak.
Barbie is not only a classic fashion doll, but this Barbie has a digital camera installed inside that allows kids to personalize Barbie’s clothing while also capturing their favorite memories through digital images. Additional Barbie toys and accessories are also available this year that include a closet, motorized car and pool set.
For kids who love Skylanders toys and video games, this year, Mega Bloks has released an entire line of Skylander’s construction playsets, like the Arkeyan Copter Attack. This set includes 136 construction pieces and is recommended for boys ages 5 and up.
Girls love baby dolls. However, dolls that are part of the american girl collection are more than just dolls. Aside from their beautiful clothing and detailed accessories, these dolls arrive with a book that tells their unique historical story. Caroline is the newest member of the historical collection. Girls ages 5 and up will love collecting accessories for this gorgeous doll.