The holiday season is fast-approaching, and as a ninong
(godfather or godmother), you’re probably struggling to find the perfect gift for your inaanak
or godchild. Luckily, it’s easy to say that if there’s one thing children love to receive, it’s toys
. Nothing compares to the feeling of seeing their big smiles when they get their hands on their favorite cartoon character-inspired toy! Other than fun, games, and entertainment, toys for kids
also provide them opportunities to learn and grow. They can also help widen a child’s imagination and develop his/her creativity.
It may sound tricky, but choosing a cool toy for the kids in your life doesn’t have to be a challenge! Here’s a list of the hottest toys for kids
this Christmas which will net you the “Ninong or Ninang of the Year” award!
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2. Disney Frozen 2 Ultimate Arendelle Castle Play Set
There’s nothing like celebrating Christmas while exploring the wonderful world of Arendelle!
Image: Hasbro Website
Inspired by the upcoming Disney animated film Frozen 2, Disney Frozen 2 Ultimate Arendelle Castle PlaySet from The SM Store and Toy Kingdom is indeed the ultimate playset! The castle playset features four floors with seven rooms in total. It includes a throne room with a moving carpet, a music room, and a kitchen on the first floor, Queen Elsa and Princess Anna’s bedrooms on the second floor, and a library on the third floor. Olaf also has his own little lookout tower at the top! Accessories like mirrors, a banquet table, and a piano are included in the playset, too. Pressing the button on the moving balcony sets off a colorful light show inspired by Norway’s Northern Lights.
5. Disney Princess Ariel Singing Doll
Little girls can have oceans of fun with Princess Ariel as a mermaid or as a human!
Image: Toys R Us Website
Look at this doll, isn’t it neat? Inspired by Disney’s animated film The Little Mermaid, this Disney Princess Ariel Singing Doll from Toys R Us is the perfect gift for Disney fans. Princess Ariel can either be a mermaid with fins that she can flip without getting too far or a human that walks around on—what do you call them?—feet! Together with the little ones in your life, listen to Princess Ariel sing “Part of Your World!”
August 2020 Update: This product is currently not available.
7. Hot Wheels® T-Rex Rampage Play Set
Where to buy: Leading toy stores nationwide
Price: Price: PhP4,799.80
Try not to get swallowed by the T-Rex that makes loud dinosaur sounds!
Image: Hotwheels Mattel Website
Hot Wheels’ hottest new set is the Hot Wheels® T-Rex Rampage Play Set. Kids must take down the Tyrannosaurus Rex that’s trying to destroy Hot Wheels City by using the Hot Wheels cars! The cars are loaded on the truck-shaped launcher, which then slam launches them. Keep in mind that the T-Rex’s stomach must be hit to take it down and that the dinosaur’s mouth has to be avoided to prevent the cars from getting eaten! The play set can be connected with other Hot Wheels City tracks for more fun!
8. Hairdorables Pets
Pets can have fancy hairdos, too!
Image: Toys “R” Us Philippines Facebook Page
Big hair? Don’t care! Get the little ones in your life a funky furry friend with the Hairdorable Pets from Toys R Us. The colorful and quirky hairstyles of the pets make them fun and fashionable companions, plus they have different personalities! Another mystery toy type, the vibrant blind-packed pet package includes a brush for maintaining that sweet hairdo, an adoption card to make them an official pet, and eight surprise accessories that can be used to beautify them.
9. X-Shot Chaos Blaster
Price: Starts at PhP999.75
Choose from two versions of the X-Shot Chaos Blaster: Chaos Orbit and Chaos Meteor!
Image: Zuru Website
Give the little kids an action-packed holiday with this cool X-Shot Chaos Blaster from Toys “R” Us and Robinsons Department Stores! The blaster toy comes with 100 dart balls that are easily loaded and can be fired with maximum accuracy. The blaster comes in two designs: the Chaos Meteor, which can fire 6 balls in a round, and the Chaos Orbit, which can blast off 14 balls in a round.
10. Marvel Legends Series: Endgame Electronic Power Gauntlet
This electronic power gauntlet can make you inevitable!
Image: Toy Kingdom Lazada Shop
The final item on the list is a tad different, because it’s perfect not for the inaanaks but for the ninongs and ninangs! After all, who says adults can’t play with toys? Go and rule the universe with this all-powerful Electronic Power Gauntlet from Toy Kingdom! Inspired by the gauntlet of the villain Thanos from the blockbuster film Avengers: Endgame, this toy is something you’ll love three thousand! The electronic gauntlet requires three double A batteries which are not included in the package. Watch the infinity stones light up and feel as powerful as Thanos (or Iron Man) when you activate it. You can also hear the sound effects used in the movie by pressing the Mind Stone in the middle!
Christmas is the season of giving, so make a child (or an adult!) happy this yuletide season with the awesome toys on this list!
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This article was originally published in Yoorekka on November 15, 2019.