We are getting to that point in the year where the media and other organizations select toys for that they think will be popular for the holidays, due to their trendiness or based on other criteria. Here is a look at one such list. This information is taken from the Toy Association Toys of the Year for 2014.
Glitzi Globes – Glitzi Showcase
The Glitzi Globes™ Glitzi Showcase comes with materials for creating one mega globe, plus everything girls need to create up to four mini globes, including three large character pieces, seven small character pieces, four small domes, two sticks, twelve floating charms, five small glitter tablets, two big glitter tablets and instructions.
Recommended age: 5+ years
Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset
Hot Wheels® Car Maker lets kids mold and design their very own 1:64-scale Hot Wheels vehicles. Armed with colorful wax sticks, car body molds, wheels and sticker graphics, kids can create their custom cars that work with Hot Wheels track sets.
Recommended age: 8+ years
LEGO Minecraft Playsets
LEGO® Minecraft sets inspire kids to build and play out their favorite scenes from the
popular virtual game. This collection of buildable toys combines the endless possibilities
of Minecraft with the hands-on creativity of LEGO bricks.
Recommended ages: 10+ years
PLAY-DOH Perfect Twist Ice Cream Playset
Swirl up some fun and create PLAY-DOH PLUS soft serve ice cream treats with the
PERFECT TWIST ICE CREAM playset! With a twist of two vibrant PLAY-DOH PLUS colors, the magical SWIRLER enhances sweet shoppe play and creates the most realistic looking soft serve ice cream cones yet!
Recommended ages: 3+ years
The Rainbow Loom® is the original make-them-yourself rubber band jewelry kit. With over 600 pieces of rubber band included in the kit, one can make more than 20 customized, colorful rubber band bracelets. The kit includes a Rainbow Loom®, hook, bag of c-clips, mini Rainbow Loom® (hand tool), instruction manual, and 600 non-latex rubber bands in assorted colors.