We combed through lists of the hottest Christmas toys issued by retailers such as Wal-Mart, Kmart and Toys 'R' Us so that you don't have to. Consider it an early Christmas gift from us.
Zoomer Interactive Dino
An electronic pet with a difference, this 26cm-tall toy dinosaur spins, burps, farts and yes, roars. Like a pet, it can also be trained to chase, chomp, bellow and even dance on its two wheels. The interactive robot responds to both touch as well as a remote control. Named Innovative Toy of the Year at the 2014 Toy of the Year Award in New York City, it is suitable for children above age five.
Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll
Until the spell is broken, children will not let go of Princess Elsa from the hit Disney movie Frozen. She reigns this season in a dress that lights up like a Christmas tree when her magical snowflake necklace is touched. The piece of jewellery also triggers the doll to spout 15 lines from the movie. Lift her arm and she warbles the song Let It Go while her dress glitters and shines. Her charm offensive is completed by her adorable sidekick, Olaf the snowman.
Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Clinic
For children with too many battered stuffed animals, this is the gift that promises to heal. A pull-along ambulance with a siren that lights up and wails to help clear traffic, it is fitted with essentials such as an extendable ladder, a gurney, a light and sound electrocardiography machine, an otoscope for ear checks, a thermometer and bandage stickers. Docs-in-training, aged three and up, can also radio the hospital to provide updates.
Hot Wheels Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car
It is neither a bird nor an aeroplane. We are in the 21st century and this is a car, albeit a toy, that flies. A speedster on ground, the remote-control vehicle flies to heights of more than 60m.
This gaming system targeted at three to eight-year-olds aims to make learning fun and play educational. The system comprises a console, a motion-sensing camera and a hand-held control that allows children to access and play with a range of more than 100 educator-approved games and videos, teaching skills such as reading and writing, and mathematics and science.