Editor’s Picks: Toys, Toys, Toys


toys_a_supergirlbDespite all of the toy catalogs and sale circulars bombarding shoppers during the holidays, sometimes it’s still impossible to find that perfect toy for the pint-sized people in your life. Here are a few of our favorites this season. 

DC Super Hero Girls

Inspired by the powerful students of DC Super Hero High, the DC Super Hero Girls action figures are ready for powerful fun. In 6-inch scale, the Supergirl action figure is highly articulated for powerful posing and creative storytelling. Collect all of the DC Super Hero High action figures for a full attendance. Ages 6 & up; $9.99.

toys_c_mixieq-jpegMy Mini MixieQ’s Neon Arcade Deluxe Playset

Unfold the sides of the mini cube and discover a world of lights, dance music and rockin’ fun. Each adorable character features interchangeable Pop and Swap hair and outfits. Connect the Neon Arcade to other Playsets and Mini Rooms for more My Mini MixieQ’s excitement. 3 AG13 (LR44) Button Cell batteries included. Ages 4 & up; $19.99.

toys_g_barbie-jpegBarbie Fashionistas Dolls

Each Barbie Fashionistas doll has her own look and style—from casually cool to boho bold, all of the fashions are inspired by the latest trends. With added diversity and more variety in styles, fashions, shoes and accessories, kids everywhere will have infinitely more ways to spark their imaginations and play out their stories. Includes Barbie Fashionistas doll wearing fashions and accessories. Pictured: doll #32 “Dolled Up Denim-Curvy.” Ages 3 & up; $9.99.

toys_b_monsterhigh-jpegMonster High Minis 3-pack

The Monster High mini collectible figures are monster cute—so cute, you’ll want to collect them all. And with three mini figures in each pack—one of which is exclusive and found nowhere else—your collection instantly grows. Each small figure is recognizable through signature styles, iconic elements and monsterrific details. Unique outfits are clawesome and dramatic hairstyles flawesome. Focus on building a character collection, a mix of themes or collect them all. Ages 6 & up; $8.99.

toys_d_leapfrogturtle-jpegLeap Frog Melody the Musical Turtle

Melody the Musical Turtle offers 10 fast-moving, musical activities that tune memory and preschool skills. Little ones think and move quickly to find numbers and colors on Melody’s shell or repeat patterns from memory. In Music mode, buttons light up to show little ones how to play familiar tunes. Ages 2-5 years; $19.99.

toys_f_cluemaster-jpegThinkFun Clue Master

Clue Master is a fun logic game that develops the skill of deductive reasoning, a key ability in math, science, computer programming and many other fields. In this game, you may deduce information based on what must be true even though you can’t see it directly. Single player. Ages 8 and up; $12.99.

toys_h_coffeesetMelissa & Doug Brew & Serve Coffee Set

Pretend-play tea parties can now include coffee with this realistic wooden Brew & Serve Coffee Set for two. The 11-piece set comes with two wooden mugs, creamer, sugar, a spoon, and even a re-usable order card for budding baristas. Quality construction means endless hours of imaginative play. Ages 3-6 years old; $19.99.

toys_e_snowboogie-jpegWham-O Snowboogie

The Starburst Snowboogie snow disc measures approximately 26” diameter. Rocker (dish) design for faster slides and spinning action. Constructed of water resistant top skin and super-slick bottom. Heavy duty hand grip handles are convenient for attaching tow rope for easy carrying back up hills. Perfect for a single rider. $23.99.

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Christy Hinko is the editor of Anton Media Group’s award-winning Auto Guide special section.

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