Monday, November 23, 2009
7 News Features: Hot For The Holidays - Toys
OK parents, your kids already know exactly what's on their wish list this year. Now it's time for you to be schooled in what's Hot For The Holidays in toys this season. Seven's Diana Diaz has got you covered.
WSVN -- Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a Hamster.
Spinning your wheels on the hot ticket toy for 2009. Toys "R" Us says it's this furry, battery operated "ZHU ZHU" pet.
Susan Miller, Toys "R" Us: "These are our number one requested items right now."
And with a $10 price tag, they're cheaper and cleaner than caring for the real thing.
Susan Miller: "Once your kid has that must get toy on the list, every parent goes out and tries to find this toy."
Mom and dad might find this toy music to the ears. Geared toward your karaoke inclined toddler, the "Little Sperstar Jammin' Band Musical Microphone" is sure to be a big hit.
Susan Miller: "They can sit and play with this toy or stand and jam with the band."
Freddie Miller, Walmart: "Kids have gotten to the point now where they want a little more excitement out of their toys."
And as you parents know what's more exciting than taking care of your children when they're sick?
Kids can expect a real life lesson with these little dolls "Baby Ah-Choo" and "Baby Alive."
Freddie Miller: "You can feed it, give it a bottle and of course all the results happen with baby alive."
Since you don't want to baby the older kids on your list, think Hollywood. Mega hit movies transforming into must haves for the holidays.
Freddie Miller: "This is a Transformer, and this is one of the hot things going on right now."
Susan Miller: "Buzz Light Year and Woody are back!"))
And more interactive than ever, teens are tough to please but you can't go wrong with video games. A new and improved "Play Station 3" ready to roll at Brandsmart.
Vince Cipollone, BrandsMart USA: "It's slimmer, uses less electricity and it's more than $100 cheaper."
And the popular nintendo "Wii" wooing the young and young at heart, with the latest adventures.
Susan Miller: "This "Wii Sports Resort" game includes fencing, water-skiing, basketball and archery."
We wind down the must haves with a quick trip down a familiar street. Believe it or not, Sesame Street turns 40 this year. The anniversary marked with a wide variety of Elmo ideas, including one that's a blast from Christmas past.
Susan Miller: "This is the original Tickle Me Elmo, from Fisher-Price. This one will be on the shelves for a very long time."
Diana Diaz: "To check on the availability of hot toys, call your local store before heading out they get new shipments throughout the season."
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