Toy shopping can get a little overwhelming when you’re buying for a specific gender
and age group. Trends change on a dime, and as a parent or friend, you have to know what kids are clamoring for so that your
gift will be appreciated.
Some toys are staples – popular with kids on a yearly basis, with no expiration date on the horizon. Other
toys are old news in an instant – but that doesn’t mean kids won’t enjoy them once they’re fizzled
out in the consumer news.
Top Action Figures
Whenever a movie debuts, action figures generally come out for the characters –
and those emerge as top sellers for that year. In the 2013 buying season, you can rely on the fact that Despicable Me action
figures will be a good investment.
Whether it’s the Despicable Me 2 Minion Tim The Singing Action
Figure or the Despicable Me 2 PVC 2 Inch Mini Figure 10-Piece Set, kids who love the movie will love these toys. The Carl
Vinyl Figure is a good idea, too.
Sometimes the top action figures are characters that have been staples
in the kids’ world for years. One good example of this is the line of Transformer toys. This year, you can grab the
Chase the Police-Bot Figure, Blades The Coptorbot or the Heatwave the Fire-Bot Figure and hit one out of the ballpark this
Cartoons are a good source of action figure ideas – especially those that have
had full-length movies made out of them. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are old school, but the action figures are still
Pick up the Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, or Leonardo action figures that will please
most younger boys (and some girls, too)! Don’t forget to grab Splinter while you’re at it – because this
dad keeps his sons under control. You could pair this with a DVD set of the movies if your child doesn’t own it yet.
Video game characters are always wise if your child is into action figures and gaming. Super Mario Brothers
are one of the most popular lines and there’s a set of 18 two-inch figures you can buy that include Mario and all his
Going back to the movie characters, Toy Story still hasn’t gone out of style
– and kids keep the Buzz Lightyear action figure in the top 100 list at all times. Other movie heroes from Star Wars
and all the action hero movies like Superman never fail to give a child a delight when opening their present.
For the girls, there’s a My Little Pony Exclusive 12 Pack Pony Collection set that includes 6 special edition
ponies. Kids also get the collector cards with this pack, and consumers rave about the value of this as a gift.