Year after year, toy companies put together their list of the hottest toys of the season. This year, Unity One decided to put those toys to the test. We purchased the toys and placed them in our lobbies for true, honest critiques by kids.
Here are the top ten hottest toys of the holiday season, as picked by Unity One members.
10. Hot Wheels Street Hawk Remote-Control Flying Car – The Hot Wheels remote-control car offers a cool combination of on-ground R/C performance, including proportional ground steering and the aerial performance of a plane. It’s durable and lightweight, allowing it to perform impressive aerial maneuvers and fly up to 150’ in the air. One member said, “Love it. Needs lots of space to fly.”
9. Zoomer Interactive Dino – Control him if you can! With real dinosaur movements, sounds and incredible dino-sense abilities, Dino can detect when you’re nearby and interacting with him. But watch out! Just like a real Dino he can get angry, spin around, chomp and roar! One member said “It’s the most enjoyable toy ever! I had so much fun with it,” while another said “The dinosaur was so much fun. When it eats it’s cute.”
8. Transformers Age of Extinction Mega 1-Step Bumblebee Figure – Bumblebee is back and he’s badder than ever! You can flip this powerful robot hero to change him fast from robot mode to sports car mode and back!
7. Hot Wheels Track Builder Total Turbo Takeover Track Set – This toy racecar system comes with everything kids need to design and customize their own race track. It also has an all-new, two-way motorized booster to get the cars moving at breakneck speeds. In the words of one of our members, “It’s awesome!”
6. Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Cart – This cart gives kids everything they need to provide on-the-go care. Kids can let friends know they’re in a hurry with the motion-activated siren that lights up and plays the Doc Mobile song. One member said, “I really like how it has stickers to go with the cart.”
5. Disney Princess Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin, Cinderella’s Puppy – When Cinderella found Pumpkin on the palace balcony, she was very surprised to discover that she was actually an anniversary present from the Prince. This glamourous puppy loves to attend royal balls and she twirls and dances with the elegance of a princess. Simply stated, our members “loved this.”
4. Snap Circuits Jr. – Give your child an exciting, hands-on introduction to electronics with this kit. This innovative kit contains over 30 color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to create working electronic circuits and devices. This toy was repeatedly highly ranked for being “fun, yet challenging.”
3. Ultra Stomp Rocket – An excellent way to have fun with the whole family! Teach your children lessons about aerodynamics, propulsion and science while they stop on the launch pad shooting the rocket over 200 feet into the air. This toy is touted for its easy assembly and battery-free fun. One member said, “This thing is awesome!”
2. Catch Phrase Decades Game – The perfect gift for your older children! Shout it, sing it, dance or just make faces to get your team to guess the word or phrase on the screen. Loaded with over 5,000 words and phrases from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s, this game is sure to get the party started. Students at our Birdville Center for Technology and Advanced Learning branch said, “This game is so much fun!”
1. My First Disney Princess Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll – With a touch of her magical snowflake necklace, hear Elsa talk to her Frozen friends and watch the magic as her dress glows in a flurry of lights. This toy, as quoted by one member, is “amazing.”
Other toys that were tested, but did not make the top ten list include: Melissa & Doug Suspend Game, K’Nex 70 Model Building Set, Glee Cranium, Simon Swipe Game, Mega Bloks Barbie Fab Mansion, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stretch N’ Shout Raphael Figure, Air Hogs RC Zero Gravity Laser Racer, LEGO Super Heroes Captain America vs. Hydra Play Set, Deluxe Light Up Flutterbye Fairy, Nerf N-Strike Elite Demolisher and the Cra-Z-Loom Ultimate Rubber Band Loom.