Top Toys 2013: Fat Brain Toys Releases List

squigzFat Brain Toys has been carefully monitoring toy trends for over a decade now. They do this by looking at customer ratings, reviews and buying habits to identify the top toys for the holidays. The result of all of this data is the Predicted Top Christmas Toys of 2013. The list is updated weekly to make sure it reflects all the latest trends.

“Each year a handful of toys rise out of virtual obscurity to become THE hot toy of the holiday season,” explained Mark Carson, President and Co-Founder, Fat Brain Toys.

“By pulling together a number of different data points, we’ve identified what we believe will be some of the must-have toys and games for Christmas 2013.”

The early trends identify innovative new products like GoldieBlox, Squigz, and Kinetic Sand. Also included on the list are toy classics like The Original Spirograph, Tinkertoys, and retro steel Tonka trucks. Other innovative new toys appearing on the list include Quut sand toys, Tenzi, YBike GLX and Yottsugo.

Some of the Fat Brain Top Toys for 2013

Below is a list of some of the toys currently trending to be really hot for Christmas 2013. Be sure to check back at Top Toys Blog throughout the holiday season for all the latest toy news and more top toy lists.


High-quality silicone-rubber suction cup connectors make this creative construction set a lot of fun to play with – putting the pieces together AND taking them apart!

The Original Spirograph Design Set

Who doesn’t remember this great toy from the past! The deluxe modern set comes with 45 pieces – 19 wheels, 2 rings, spiro-putty, 3 pens, 14 page guide book, design paper and carry along storage case, all for a great price.

GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine


This is a book series and set of construction toys all in one. It’s an educational toy that can help children build spatial skills and teach them basic engineering principles which can lead to confidence in problem solving abilities.

Ultra Stomp Rocket Combo Pack


This popular toy includes 10 safe, high-flying rockets and 2 Squeeze Rockets some indoor or outdoor fun. The rockets are reusable if you can find them after they come back down. Kids have a lot of fun with this toy.

Kinetic Sand – 2.2 lb


Also known as Moon Sand by some people, this is a fun construction toy that helps children learn a little science at the same time. Don’t worry, they’ll be have so much fun they probably won’t even realize they’re learning something new.

Made By Dad


This is a totally awesome books that boys of all ages will enjoy. With 67 projects included in the book, you definitely get your money’s worth with this one. From the description of the book – “Made by Dad combines the rough-edged, handmade ethos of a Boy Scout manual or The Dangerous Book for Boys with a sly sense of humor that kids love.”



If you’ve not heard about it before, this is a fast and fun game meant for children age 7 years old and up. This is a dice game, but it’s a lot of fun. And once you have the dice, there are books that will show you other variations of the main Tenzi game.

Brio Magnetic Building Blocks


For younger children, Brio Magnetic Building Blocks are a lot of fun as well as educational and safe. You may remember normal building blocks made out of wood, but these are even better. They’re magnetized so that they stay together easier when young kids are playing with them. Very cool idea.

14-in-1 Solar Robot


This is a great collection of science fun that will keep 8 to 15 year olds busy for quite a long time, especially if they’re into science in a big way. You never know when a toy like this one will help shape your child’s future when it comes to what they do for a living.

Simon Full Size


If you remember Simon the electronic memory game, you’re not alone. What you might not know is how difficult it can be to find the full size version of the game these days. If you do find one, snatch it up because they might not be plentiful when shopping season starts in earnest.

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