Last week, Kmart released their annual Fab 15 list of the Top Toys of 2012 according to them. Here at Top Toys Blog, we like to look at many different top toy lists. (In fact, we’re working on a special feature coming up that involves Best Toy Lists for 2012. Stay tuned for more on that!)
“Each year we select toys for our Fab 15 list that are sure to top the wish lists of children everywhere and deliver smiles on Christmas morning,” Hugo Malan said. He is SVP and president of Fitness, Sporting Goods and Toys at Sears Holdings.
“Parents are thrilled that this year’s list is making shopping easy by helping them identify toys that are the next big thing.”
Here is a look at Kmart’s Fab 15 pick of the best toys of 2012:
- Air Hogs Hover Assault by Spin Master
- Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity by CDI Toys
- FURBY by Hasbro
- FurReal Friends Bouncy, My Happy-To-See-Me Pup by Hasbro (Kmart exclusive)
- Holiday Brunette Barbie 2012 Doll by Mattel (Kmart exclusive)
- Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle by Fisher-Price
- Johnny the Skull Electronic Game by Fotorama
- LeapFrog LeapPad2
- LEGO Monster Fighters Vampyre Hearse
- Master Moves Mickey by Fisher-Price
- Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze Gift Set (Kmart exclusive)
- Monsuno Strike Sector Combat Set by Jakks Pacific
- Power Wheels Hot Wheels Dune Racer (Kmart exclusive)
- TWISTER Dance Game by Hasbro
- WWE Brawlin’ Buddies™ by Mattel
As in years past, there are quite a few toys on this list that are exclusive to Kmart. Still, many others on the list match-up with what Walmart, Toys-R-Us, and others are releasing for their top toy lists. (Toy Informer recently leaked information about their upcoming Top Toys List. We’ll be talking about that soon too.)
According to a recent Kmart survey, 70 percent of parents have purchased a modern version of a toy from their childhood for their children. This year’s list includes toys that are modern twists on classics like Holiday Barbie, Twister Dance Game and LEGO Monster Fighters.
Kmart Staff Picks for Hot Toys 2012
In addition to their “official list” of the top toys of 2012, Kmart also released staff picks of favorite toys, which is interesting to look at as well. Here are Kmart staff picks for hot toys this year.
- BeyBlade Destroyer Dome by Hasbro
- Cinderella’s Transforming Pumpkin Carriage by Mattel
- Cruise & Groove Ball-a-Palooza by Fisher-Price
- Doc McStuffins “Time for Check Up” set by Just Play
- Jake’s Musical Pirate Ship by Fisher-Price
- Kidz Bop Mic Stand by Imperial Toy
- La Dee Da Signature Doll by Spin Master
- LaLa Loopsy Silly Hair Star Doll by MGA Entertainment
- LEGO Friends Adventure Camper
- Little People Disney Princess Palace by Fisher-Price
- My First Kenmore Lights & Sound Wooden Grill
- My First Craftsman Garden Set
- Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire by Hasbro
- Novi Stars Dolls by MGA Entertainment
- Play-Doh Candy Cyclone by Hasbro
- Thomas & Friends Steam ‘n Speed by Fisher-Price
- Walking Dead Zombie Hunter Video Game by Jakks Pacific
Not as many Kmart exclusives on this other list, but it does have some great toys in our opinion.
Top Toy Lists 2012
Again, stay tuned for more updates on the various Top Toy Lists floating around out there. From Dr. Toy to Toy Insider to all the other great toy blogs out there as well as all the lists from retailers, we plan to be busy in the weeks ahead, helping you decide which of the hot toys are really going to be worth your hard earned money.
We are also going to have a special feature coming up shortly involving guest writers from other children, parenting and toy blogs. (If you would like to get in on this, email me!) As always, if you have any questions or comments, leave a comment below and let us know!