Christmas 2008 toys for Boys and Girls
A look at what is on the toys and games market for boys and girls at Christmas 2008, to help you choose that perfect gift for the festive season.
With Christmas 2008 getting ever closer, the race is on to find the toys that kids are going to be craving. The trick is to find them at the best prices and also with enough time to spare to get them under your tree before the big day itself. Of course, half the problem is solved simply by shopping online and beating the crowds and the crush of the High Street. Everyone knows how stressful this time of year can be, so advice is always a good thing To help you along with your Christmas shopping, here is a handy guide to the most sought-after items for children this Christmas.
As ever, TV and film items are popular, but there are also some great new additions to the market for Boys Toys at Christmas 2008. Here are some of the items that kids are wanting this year:
Transforming WALL.E: the definitive WALL-E toy based on the adorable robot from the hit film.
Bakugan Starter Pack and battle Arena: The starter set and huge battle arena from the hot new trading game.
Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro: A micro radio controlled car that is capable of incredible stunts.
Transformers Animated Roll Out Command Optimus Prime: Here is Optimus Prime from the new Transformers cartoon, standing 12 inches tall and featuring 'Auto Spin' conversion.
Cars Walkin' Talkin McQueen: McQueen comes to life with lights and sound, and he walks and talks just like in the animated film.
Star Wars Clone Trooper Voice Changer: This full-head replica helmet features technology that will transform kids' voices into the processed rasp of a Clone Trooper.
Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix: A great toy replica of Ben's wrist-mounted device from the TV show, used for calling aliens to do battle.
Power Rangers Overdrive Tracker: great toy replica of the Morpher from the TV show, with lights and sound.
Gormiti Island of Gorm Playset: A superb playset designed to display Gormiti figures on in an action setting.
Indiana Jones Sounds FX Hat & Whip: The title4 says it all. Now kids can dress up as the movie adventurer.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars AT-TE: The formidable vehicle from the Star wars: Clone Wars movie and TV series comes with articulated legs, lights and sounds.
WWE RAW Arena Playset: The wrestling phenomenon comes to your living room! A superb playset for fans of the theatrical wrestling movement.
GIRLS TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS 2008 The girls are also very interested in media tie-in merchandise, but some old favourites are still going strong too, along with some great new items on the market.
High School Musical Sing Together Dolls: From the Disney hit come Gabriella, Troy and Sharpay dolls with microphones. The dolls sing their signature song from the hit film and sing along with children.
Barbie Princess Liana Singing Doll: The Princess Liana comes in a day dress, which transforms into a ball gown. Her necklace lights up as she sings songs from the accompanying DVD.
FurReal Biscuit, My Lovin' Pup: One of the biggest hits this Christmas for kids is the FurReal Biscuit toy dog, a life-size golden retriever puppy with some fantastic interactive features, movement and sounds.
Littlest Pet Shop Tail Waggin' Fitness Club: This great play-set gives your toy pets a fun fitness workout, with a spinning hamster wheel, hurdles and more. The play-set also includes two pet toys.
Littlest Pet Shop VIPs: These cute plushes include a code that allows you to play your favourite characters online in the Littlest Petshop Virtual environment.
Sylvanian Families Old Hollow Oak Treehouse: The classic toy line returns with this beautiful new play-set, featuring multiple indoor rooms and outdoor living spaces.
I Love Ponies Honey, My Baby Pony: Honey, My Baby Pony is a lap size interactive pet foal including real pony sounds and movement.
BABY born with Magic Potty: Baby Born with Magic Potty is one of the most wanted dolls on the market this year and features eight different movements, lights and sound.
CHOU CHOU My First Tooth: Another hit doll this year is the CHOU CHOU - This 48cm doll comes with a teething/nurturing play modes and realistic baby sounds.
Rescue Pets Swim to Me Puppy: The Rescue Pets Swim to Me Puppy is a cute stray puppy that will swim when placed in water.
Bratz Girlz Really Rock Dolls: The famous toy line is back with the Bratz Girlz Really Rock Dolls, which come with 2 outfits and 2 musical instruments each.
Camp Rock Gift Pack: the new TV musical sensation comes to the toy world with this great double pack of characters.
There's countless other items on the market for Christmas 2008, but these are amongst the most desired by kids at the moment, and hopefully this will give you some pointers on finding the perfect gifts for Santa to put under your tree this year. You can reduce your stress levels (and the cost of the festive season) by shopping online, and also reduced the headaches by checking out some of these great examples of the current toy market. Merry Christmas one and all.
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Andrew writes for the Starstore Blogs as well as being a renowned music journalist, pop culture expert and SF author. For the latest updates visit The famous Starstore Blog, and for more essential Christmas tips as well as information on getting all of these items, you can visit The Best Toys and Gifts For Christmas.