It really doesn’t matter how old your kids are (or your spouses for that matter), humans like toys! Big toys, little toys, expensive toys, and low cost toys, we *cough* kids want them all! However, there are some that are being sought after by today’s youth and today’s parents more than any of the others! Today, Kmart® announced its annual Fab 15 toy list – the ultimate list of toys that kids want.
This year’s list features the hottest toys of the season from top brands including Hasbro, Mattel and Fisher-Price, as well as popular characters that kids know and love like Barbie, Mickey and more.
“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,” said Hugo Malan, SVP and president, 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.”
From classics like Twister and Power Wheels, to new hits like LeapFrog and Air Hogs, this year’s Kmart Fab 15 list includes:
- · 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®
To make it easier to get your little darlings those toys on today’s tight budgets, Kmart also offering free layaway! Take advantage of this and start paying for your Christmas shopping well in advance!
Free Layaway at Kmart: In-Stores and Online
Starting holiday shopping now will allow parents to pick up the most popular toys early so they aren’t sold out later in the season. “We understand that many families may be concerned about fitting the upcoming holidays into tight budgets,” said Malan. “We traditionally release our list of Fab 15 holiday must-have toys in September so that our customers can choose to get their shopping done early, and if need be, take advantage of our year-round layaway program.”
Acknowledging that family budgets are stretched during the holidays, Kmart is offering free layaway service both online and in-stores from now until Nov. 17th.
New Twists on Classic Toys
The Fab 15 list also offers something special for parents to look forward to – a trip down memory lane. 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.
I like the list of Fab 15, but from those, I have my Must-Have Five! Let’s take a peek at what Kelli will be adding to her Kmart shopping cart this year!
Master Moves Mickey by Fisher-Price® $69.99 (earn 700 Shop Your Way Rewards points on this item!)
I have dancers… wouldn’t this be the perfect toy for Thomas?
Get down in the house with your favorite Mouse! Mickey dances to a funky beat as he combines over fifteen different dance moves into his own original dance combinations. Perfect your moves with Mickey as he shows off his insane handstand and then pops right into a 360! Press his nose to hear original tracks and funky beats as Mickey does “The Windmill”, “The Mouska Mix”, “The Spin Cycle”, “The Handstand” and the rest of his cool Mouska-moves! Includes 6 “AA” (LR6) batteries. AGE: 2+
Also available on Amazon for $69.97 Qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping
Monsuno Strike Sector Combat Set by Jakks Pacific® $24.99 (earn 250 Shop Your Way Rewards! points on this item!
My boys (especially my older two) are all about battles these days! With the number of hours we sit at Acro, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Football this easy to transport battlefield is the perfect place for their Monsuno Core Fighters!
No table? No hard floor? No problem! The Monsuno Strike Sector Combat Set allows for fast-paced Monsuno battle action anytime, anywhere. Quickly & easily snaps apart and folds up for easy transport. Comes with bonus battle core!
Also available on Amazon for $23.42 Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping with orders over $25.00
LeapFrog LeapPad2® $79.99 (earn 800 Shop Your Way Rewards! points on this item!
Thomas wants an iPad or computer so badly. Unfortunately, I can’t afford something so frivolous for such a young person! He doesn’t NEED it, he wants it. However, the LeapPad2 is the perfect compromise! Also, not only is it affordable, but it is childproof! *SCORE!
Personal learning tool – 2 GB flash – green
A library of 100+ games, digital books, videos and flash cards (works with all Leapster Explorer games and apps). Also includes a built-in camera and video recorder, 5" touch screen for use with finger or included stylus. The memory enables it to host a robust suite of apps including: innovative book apps that provide a fully interactive, cinematic reading experience with word-by-word support and state-of-the-art gameplay; a story studio to combine art, audio and writing; art, animation and photo studios to inspire imaginations. Limitless learning and endless play for children ages 4 to 9 years.
Also available on Amazon for $99.99 Qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping
LEGO® Monster Fighters Vampyre Hearse $34.99 (earn 350 Shop Your Way Rewards! points on this item)
Tripp might be almost a teenager, but he still loves to put Legos together! Will he ever outgrow it? Probably not and I am perfectly ok with that. Legos are good for you, no doubt!
Can Dr. Rodney Rathbone catch them on his motorcycle and steal the moonstone Or will Vampyre launch a surprise coffin attack and send the doctor spinning out of control You decide! Includes 3 minifigures Dr. Rodney Rathbone, Vampyre and the zombie driver. Vehicles include the Vampyres Hearse and Dr. Rodney Rathbones motorcycle The Vampyres Hearse features coffin with catapult function Accessories include moonstone and 4 weapons Stop the Vampyres Hearse! Dodge the Vampyres catapult attack! Retrieve the moonstone! Measures over 4 (10cm) high, 3 (7cm) wide and 7 (19cm) long Dr. Rodney Rathbones motorbike measures over 2 (6cm) long
Also available on Amazon for $34.77 Qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping
TWISTER Dance Game by Hasbro® $32.99 (earn 330 Shop Your Way Rewards! points on this item)
Oh yeah! Zachary will have an absolute BLAST with this game and Daddy will be happy that it doesn’t tie up the television. Win/Win for the whole family. LOL!
TWISTER Dance Game is a dancing version of the classic game! • Learn dances to great songs by following the lights and stepping on the TWISTER spots!
• 8 movable spots!
• Connects to any MP3 player (sold separately).
• Dance to your own music! 5 songs included! Songs by Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Willow and Cupid.
• Includes 8 moveable spots, dance console, music player connector cord and instructions.
• Ages 8 and up.
• 1-2 players.
• Requires 4 "AA" batteries (demo batteries included).
Also available on Amazon for $34.99 Qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping
I just have to add this beautiful Barbie in to my list even though I don’t have girls. If I had a little girl, she would MOST DEFINITELY be getting the Holiday Brunette Barbie™ 2012 Doll by Mattel® (Kmart exclusive) because #1 it is Barbie! Seriously.. do we need more reasons? LOL! I think every little girl should have the yearly Holiday Barbie to play with – yes, play with! Not to look at and not be allowed to open, but to have and hold. To brush her hair and dress her up.
The Fab 15 list and all images were provided by Kmart. Nothing exchanged hands, this post is simply provided as a service for y’all!
Have your kids asked for anything in particular this year?
Did anything from Kmart’s Fab 15 list make your child’s wish list?