Best Toys From The 2014 Toy Fair

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If you’re looking for the Best Toys From The 2014 Toy Fair, we have you covered. While the big event happened earlier this year, it’s always a good time to take a look at the newest toys coming out.

As you know, when you can locate and purchase a hot toy early in the year, you can actually enjoy the holidays a bit more rather than fretting about whether or not you’re going to be able to get everything on your shopping list.

The thing to remember is that just because these – and plenty of other toys – showed up at the Toy Fair it doesn’t mean they’re going to be huge hits for the holiday season later this year. That being said, it can be nice to know what’s coming up on the horizon.

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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.

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Best Toddler Halloween Costumes in 2013

One of the joys of having a toddler is being able to chose their Halloween costume – at least for some parents. To help you out this year, we’re going to take a look at the best toddler Halloween costumes for 2013. The sooner you buy your costumes and candy, the sooner you’ll be able to actually enjoy the holidays this year! Make time to shop early and save yourself the hassle of shopping at the last minute for costumes for Halloween.

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Best Tablets for Kids in 2013 – Toddlers

What is the best tablet for kids in 2013?

What is the best tablet for kids in 2013?

We’re going to take a look at the best tablets for kids in 2013 so that you know how you can get the most for your money. There’s nothing worse than spending your hard earned money on something only to have it break a few weeks or even months later! We feel your pain, which is why we’ve put together this page listing some of the very top tablets for kids so you can narrow down your list.

From durability to apps available to child safety features, we’re going to go over everything you need to know to make the best decision possible this Christmas. We’re going to break down the list into different age groups. First, we’ll take a look at a couple great tablets for toddlers in this article. Stay tuned for other editions with suggestions for the 4 to 7 age group and the 8 to 14 year old range. Read more ›

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Best Minecraft Toys of 2013

The LEGO Minecraft set was super popular in 2012, so you'll want to make sure you get it early if you want one in 2013.

The LEGO Minecraft set was super popular in 2012, so you’ll want to make sure you get it early if you want one in 2013.

Want to know more about the best Minecraft toys of 2013? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Top Toys Blog, we’re passionate about toys – especially geeky toys. If you haven’t heard of it, Minecraft was one of the fastest growing games online in 2012 – quite an honor with so many games available! If you have a Minecraft lover in your household, you’re going to want to take a closer look at some of the best toys in 2013 that are related to the game.

LEGO Minecraft 21102

With a four star rating at Amazon with over 300 reviews, you know a lot of people are loving this Minecraft themed building set from LEGO. Recommended for boys and girls age 10 to 15 years old, we’re sure there are quite a few “older kids” who are going to want to get their hands on this set as well. At around 400 pieces for around $40, you’re paying just under a dollar per brick, which many consider to be a more than fair price.

Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore Cube Night Light Display

Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore Cube Night Light Display

Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore Cube Night Light Display

For younger kids – or those who want something cool – the Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore Cube Night Light Display is a very neat Minecraft related item. While not technically a toy, we wanted to list it because it’s one of the more popular Minecraft items in 2013.

This night light is sold-out in a lot of retail locations currently, but you can still get it online if you know where to shop. We recommend checking Amazon, Walmart and other stores online before you drive all around town to try to find one!

Made with internal LED lights, this officially licensed Minecraft Collectible Cube measures 3″ x 3″ x 3″ and takes 2 AA batteries (which are NOT included). Simply tap once and it comes on at the lowest setting. Tap again for medium light and tap a third time for brighter light. A fourth tap turns it off. The cube turns off automatically after 5 minutes of no interaction which we think is a nice feature although it would be cooler to be able to set the amount of time before it goes off – especially if someone is using it as a night light.

Minecraft Foam Sword & Pickaxe Combo Set Of 2

Minecraft costumes

Minecraft costumes

True diehard Minecraft fans are going to have to get a set of these foam weapons from the game. While a bit expensive, you do get two of them and they are made out of durable, EVA foam. This is an officially licensed Minecraft product if that sort of thing is important to you. (It is to us!)

With Halloween 2013 quickly approaching, this is a great way to put the finishing touch on a great Minecraft costume this year. The good news is that it’s so cool a lot of children will be playing with it long past Halloween – especially if they’re big fans of Minecraft and pretend play.

Speaking of Halloween, you may also want to take a look at the Official Minecraft 12″ Steve & Creeper Exclusive Head Costume Masks. These are about $20 each and make a great looking Minecraft costume easy to pull off. We think this is going to be another of the top Minecraft toys for 2013.

Other Top Minecraft Toys for 2013?

Did we miss anything? Leave a comment below if there are other Minecraft toys that you think we should have included. We know there are a ton of other toys related to Minecraft on the market, but we wanted to take a look at some of the very best available. We always love to hear from our readers, so make sure to leave your thoughts below if you have a moment or two. Thanks!


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