Contact Us

The Top 15 Toys for the Upcoming Holiday Season: The New Wii, One Direction Dolls and … Furby Again?

hot toys 2012 holidays
toysrus.com, Nintendo

We know, we know—it’s only September. When it comes to toys, though, it’s never too early to start thinking about the holiday season, especially for retailers. It is big business. Huge business. The buying frenzy of the holidays can comprise 40 percent of the total annual profit for a toy store. With this in mind, Toys R Us has released their 2012 Holiday Hot Toy List to get a head start on the hottest items this year.

So what’s on it this year?

The list includes kid-friendly tablet devices, like Toys R Us’s Tabeo, collectible dolls of the incredibly popular boy band One Direction, and old-school favorites that some young parents might remember from when they were kids. The toys on the list, some of which can only be found at Toys R Us, cover the whole toy spectrum, from established hits to items from more obscure manufacturers.

According to Lisa Harnisch, the general merchandising manager for Toys R Us, the company has “an incredibly skilled team of merchants here that track new products and identify toys.” Finding that next big hit is something that everyone wants to be able to target early.

Toys R Us is also implementing a reservation system that will allow customers to set aside any of the 50 toys on the full list. The program will run through the end of October, so if you’re a parent who likes to shop ahead, be sure to stay on top of that. Once November rolls around, all bets are off.

Check out the top 15 toys in our gallery:

[Toys R Us]

More From Mix 94.1

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix941kmxj.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Mix 94.1 KMXJ quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Mix 94.1 KMXJ quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!