Thursday, November 26, 2009
7 News Features: Hot For The Holidays - Toys Under $20
The tough times have many parents torn between getting the best toys for their kids without breaking the bank. Seven's Richard Jordan has a list, checked it twice and found a whole host of toys under $20 that are Hot For The Holidays.
WSVN -- The mad dash down the toy aisles can be downright dizzying, but as an economic cloud hangs over so many moms and dads this shopping season.
It's all about stretching that dollar.
Freddie Miller, Walmart: "Trying to spread their money as thin as they can, to make sure they are getting the best value for their money."
Fear not families there are plenty of cool toys at totally hot prices starting with the classics.
Freddie Miller: "Games such as Battleship, Jenga, Connect 4, Trouble, all these games are offered up, so the kids can play, the family can play."
Walmart is not playing games this year with your cash it's offering a selection of 100 toys for $10 a piece.
Freddie Miller: "We realize we may not be able to spend quite as much as the past."
This doll is the definition of the past, present and foreseeable future. It's Barbie cut and style, with a price cut $10.
Freddie Miller: "The one thing about dolls is they seem to be timeless."
Toys "R" Us is also courting the budget shopper. This glitzy Barbie "Fashionista" doll sells for $11.99.
Susan Miller, Toys "R" Us: "It comes in four different styles. It has different outfits that you can choose from."
The Transformers franchise may have gone Hollywood, but that doesn't mean the prices have. Look at this selection for $10.
Freddie Miller: "This is an item we've rolled back the price on. Its been around for a while, kids have been playing with them, but with the new movie, this has become a hot category again."
Some unique toys also making our list. Set your sights on hasbro's Scatterpillar Scramble at a price of $19.99.
Susan Miller: "The object of the game is to move the balls from one level to the other, and challenge your friends to get to the top."
Teaching your tot to keep a steady hand, but remember, this toy has small parts so it's for ages four and up. Next up, get creative with the young artist in your house for under $20.
Susan Miller: "Here we have the Paper-Oni."
No, not pepperoni, Paper-Oni.
Susan Miller: "It's mess free. It also allows you to craft different animals, and they can come up with their own designs."
Finally, what could be more entertaining than a mini, robotic, vibrating bug. At a price of $7.99 "Hexbugs" are sure to crawl off the shelves and bug parents.
Susan Miller: "I think the moms will think they are entertaining also."
If not, remember that thing crawling along your kitchen floor is fake. You've been warned.
Richard Jordan: "The stores we spoke with say the prices on these inexpensive toys will stay the same throughout the holiday season."
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