And it’s quite the list at that. “More than ever, this time of year Canadians look to Toys “R” Us Canada as the experts to carefully evaluate and curate the hottest trends and toys so kids coast to coast unwrap ‘WOW’ for the holidays,” said Melanie Teed-Murch, President, Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us Canada.
“We believe that ‘giving and unwrapping play’ should be moments we are proud to give – so we are here to ease gift-givers’ minds and help them find that magical item that will unlock creativity and imagination.”
“I can’t wait to share the trends and toys with parents and gift-givers this season,” said Burbidge, Toys “R” Us Canada’s Chief Play Officer. “Kids of all ages will be excited to get their hands on squishy and slimy toys, robotic pets, new games and gadgets that get kids like me moving, learning, and creating while having fun.” Burbidge is the one who tested and approved the toys on the list.
Toys “R” Us Canada’s 2018 Hot Holiday Trends
- Preschool Play Pals: From Paw Patrol to PJ Masks and Peppa Pig, these toys for tots bring kids’ favourite characters to life.
- Paw Patrol Ultimate Police Rescue Cruiser
- Peppa Pig Transforming Campervan
- Gross Stuff: Whether smashing it, popping it or flushing it, take the plunge with toys that will make kids go ewww.
- Flushin’ Frenzy
- S.T.E.A.M Toys that Teach: Learning has never been so much fun with interactive and S.T.E.A.M.-based toys that help kids build, discover and explore.
- GraviTrax Starter Set
- Little Tikes Stem Jr.™ Wonder Lab™
- Family Gaming Moments: Gift-givers can take the win this holiday season with the hottest video games and board games of the year.
- Don’t Step in It
- Connect 4 Shots
- Monopoly Cheater’s Edition
- Speech Breaker
- No Mess Pets: From talking parrots and critters that hatch, get pets without the mess with toy pets that play back.
- Little Live Pets Scruff a Luvs
- furReal Rock-a-too, The Show Bird
- Flutter Hummingbird
- Movie Moments: Bring big screen excitement home with blockbuster characters from the hottest movies.
- LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express
- Transformers Power Core Bumblebee
- Nurturing: From feeding to potty training, these are real-life toys that kids can care for and love.
- Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby
- Baby Annabelle
- Slime: Get hands on with slimy and squishable toys that are oozing with fun.
- Nickelodeon SLIME – Frozen Treats Slime
- Poopsie Slime Surprise
- Collectibles & Nostalgia: Unwrap tiny surprises to lost treasure, creating endless fun to collect and trade.
- L.O.L Surprise! Under Wraps
- Treasure X – 3 Pack
- Pikimi Pops Jumbo Pack
- Polly Pocket Hidden Places Dance Par-taay! Case & Beach Vibes Backpack
- Grow With Me: Get great gifts for baby and must-have items for new and expecting parents from Babies “R” Us Canada.
- Graco® UNO2DUO “Single to Double” Travel System – Ace
- Fisher Price® 3-in-1 Sit to Stand Activity Centre