Surprise your children with the most desirable toys of the 2012 holiday season, so they won’t feel left out in the cold. From tablets to dinosaurs, with LEGO sets and princesses in between, there are toys to meet the desires and interests of every kid on the planet.
LEGO 2012 Star Wars Advent Calendar
Recommended age: 6 – 14 years
Combine the joys of opening daily gifts from an Advent calendar with one of the greatest movies of all time – Star Wars. This LEGO set features a Star Wars themed calendar with 24 windows, each opening to reveal a different Star Wars mini figures. Receive 9 mini figures that include 2 mini figures – Darth Maul Santa and R2-D2 Snowman – decked out in their holiday attire. You’ll also get mini versions of General Grievous’ Starfighter and a Gungan Sub as two of the calendar gifts.
LEGO Minecraft 21102
Recommended age: 10 – 15 years
Bring the online game of Minecraft to life with this addicted hands on LEGOS version of the game. Construct a 3D environment using 480 small blocks; the entire set is no larger than a typical tissue box at approximately 5 inch square. As one of the most desirable of the hot toys for Christmas 2012, buy your LEGO Minecraft early as this worldwide phenomenon is sure to sell out.
LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer
Recommended age: 3 – 9 years
Encourage your child’s intuitive mind with this educational tablet. Featuring a video game format, this device offers more than 2500 lessons that include language, art, math, science and cultural subjects. The LeapFrong LeapPad2 fires up a child’s thinking skills through entertainment. You will also have access to more than 325 apps, a front and back camera, and a video recorder. Stimulate your child’s creativity while providing them with a safe setting for learning factual information.
LEGO Ninjago 9450 Epic Dragon Battle
Recommended age: 6 – 14 years
Gather your Ninjago warriors for an epic battle against the evil Hypnobrai clan with this massive set from the LEGO Ninjago collection. Complete with 915 pieces, this set includes the Great Devourer serpent along with the four headed, 20 inch Ultra Dragon – both of which feature movable and interactive parts. Check out the 8 mini figures that are armed with 7 regular weapons and 4 golden Spinjitzu weapons.
Fisher-Price Disney Princess Songs Palace
Recommended age: 18 months – 5 years
Light up your little princess’ eyes with this modern take on a Disney Princess palace. All pretty in pink and purple, this classic Disney toy features the lovable Little People set. Discover 7 different play areas around this palace, which features interactive floors that come to life with voices as Little People Princesses make their presence. This set comes with two of the most beloved Disney Princesses – Snow White and Cinderella.
LEGO Star Wars Tie Fighter 9492
Recommended age: 8 – 14 years
Another of the toys to hit the list of hot toys for Christmas 2012, this LEGOs set features the Tie fighter, an iconic star ship from the Star Wars series. Bring the Imperial fleet to life with 4 mini figures including an R5-J2 droid, Death Star trooper, Imperial officer, and of course, a Tie fighter pilot. Test your Tie fighter skills using the dual flick missiles, as you reposition your mini figures in the opening cockpit.
Pillow Pets Dream Lites – Rainbow Unicorn
Recommended age: 1 month and up
Snuggle up to one of the hippest toys to hit the shelves this holiday season – the Pillow Pets Dream Lites. The exclusive Rainbow Unicorn adds a magical element to this collection of bedtime pals. Transform your child’s bedroom ceiling into a night’s sky with the projection feature that is built into the back of the unicorn. Great for traveling or daytime play, the Pillow Pet can fold up or open flat for a snugly surface.
LEGO Friends Olivia’s Tree House 3065
Recommended age: 6 – 12 years
Add this tree house play set to your child’s collection of dollhouses. Featuring plenty of accessories including butterflies, ladybirds, folding ladders and wildflowers, this LEGO Friends set provides children with plenty of creative options. Mini doll figure Olivia and her pet cat named Maxie can spend their evenings star gazing with the included telescope from the top deck of this cool tree house. As Olivia’s Tree House set is fully compatible with other LEGO bricks, you can add on to the unit, as well as introduce LEGO Friends mini doll figures from other LEGO Friends sets.
Doctor Who 11th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver
Recommended age: 5 – 6 years
Doctor Who fans will fall in love with the 11th sonic screwdriver. Featuring spring loaded extender action along with glowing green LED lighting and sound effects, the Sonic Screwdriver is quite the multipurpose tool. Explore the universe with this flip top device that is a replication of the actual Sonic Device used by the Doctor from the cult classic television series. This screwdriver is best suited for children ages 5 and up.
Vtech Switch & Go Dinos
Recommended age: 3 – 8 years
Take dinosaurs to the next level with this transformational toy that is both a car carrier and a Brachiosaurus. Also included in this massive unit are a Pterodactyl and a blue race car. Listen to more than 80 different sounds, while the LCD screen lights up to play a variety of animations. Hear interesting facts about dinosaurs as well as funny phrases from the talk feature on the 2 in 1 toy, which is one of several Vtech Switch & Go Dinos.
LEGO 2012 City Advent Calendar 4428
Recommended age: 5 – 12 years
Honor your hometown heroes as you countdown to Christmas with this city themed Advent calendar. Hidden behind 24 windows you’ll find LEGO mini figures including Santa Claus, an auto mechanic, and 3 firefighters, as well as Santa’s sleigh, a four wheeler and a Christmas fir tree. The goal of the Advent calendar is to find all of the missing pieces that Santa needs so he can give all of the presents out by Christmas. Fortunately he finds his missing sleigh in the nick of time! Create your own Christmas village scene as you reveal each of the gifts, which are fully compatible with the LEGO brick system.
LEGO Creator Holiday Bakery 10216
Recommended age: 12 – 16 years
LEGO fans will fall head over heels for this holiday village scene, the Holiday Bakery. As one of the hot toys for Christmas 2012, this LEGO set includes 687 pieces, along with 7 1/2 mini figures, a horse and a snowy owl. Construct your bakery using arch elements and a new caramel hued brick selection. Stock your shelves with a green apple, croissants and tan baguettes. Complete the look with the LEGO Power Functions light up brick that lets you light up the interior of your bakery.
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 3316
Recommended age: 5 – 12 years
Extend the holiday tradition of the Advent calendar to the LEGO Friends collection with this awesome toy. Throughout your 24 day countdown you will discover little treasures including two mini doll figures, as well as a dog, snowmobile, and several gifts. Bring the thrills and excitement of Heartlake City to your home with this entertaining Advent calendar. Once the windows have all been opened, add this set of LEGO bricks to other systems, as they are fully compatible.