Cape Town, South Africa (PressExposure) November 26, 2008 -- Yes itâs finally hereâ¦ Christmas! Itâs been a tough year for everyone, with cutbacks forcing us to rethink our spending patterns. Yet Christmas means toys and a year of saving means bigger and better toys for your kids. Outlined below are the must have toys for 2008.
Keeping this in mind, the recently launched superstore toy chain, Smyths, has begun its predictions of the hottest toys for this year with their own top list of hot toys for Christmas 2008. Smyths has taken into account all the trends, advance orders and customer requests and combined this with 21 years of experience in the toy business to produce the perfect wish list for any kidâs Christmas.
On the top of any boys toy-shopping list is a Ben 10 Action toy [http://www.smythstoys.com/Ben-10-!WSCAT164-subcat.aspx]. At the moment, the most popular of these toys is the Ben 10 Alien Laboratory Set â fans of the show canât get enough of this fabulous play set which is modeled on the characterâs bus. Open it up to reveal a lab within and create your own Aliens from the reusable clay. This action toy also includes Alien rocks and Animation discs from the Ben 10 cartoon series. For only Â£27.99, this is a true bargain and the perfect gift for any Ben 10 enthusiast.
Boys will also go crazy for the Bakugan starter pack. Priced at Â£12.99, this exciting card trading game will keep any child amused and trading crazy creatures for hours. For further hi-tech creature catching thrills, buy the Catcha Beast e-pet game! These exciting games let your reel in digital monsters and swap them with friends. For real-life action and adventure though, nothing beats the Clone Wars Ultimate Lightsabre set, which lets every person create their very own realistic sabre for battles with their friends, competitively priced at only Â£37.99.
We havenât forgotten about the girls either! The Hannah Montana [http://www.smythstoys.com/Hannah-Montana-Secret-Pillow-!E10203-prod.aspx?qwSessionID=6263f993-7289-425d-bdde-c6236feeb581] Secret Pillow lets every little girl keep their own secret diary, having a blast at the same time with the built-in speakers which can connect to any MP3 player. This is the perfect gift for only Â£19.99. For the little superstar in your life, the High School Musical Sing Together Dolls, complete with their own microphones will transform playtime into karaoke time! Looking for a little puppy toy [http://www.smythstoys.com/plush/rescue-pals-swim-to-me-puppy-f05657pd.aspx] to play with? The Rescue Pals Swim to Me Puppy will paddle with your little girl during bath time and even comes with his own goggle and towel, a steal at Â£27.99. For a proper puppy to cuddle, try Fur Real Biscuit â My Lovinâ Pup. This doggie is so realistic that he responds to your commands just like a real dog would, a real dog for only Â£129.99.
Looking for a more interactive experience? Smyths Toys has the hottest video game console in stock: the Nintendo Wii [http://www.smythstoys.com/FREE-Wii-Game-when-you-buy-Wii-Console--Wii-Accessory-Pack-!D09023-prod.aspx?qwSessionID=607eae94-706f-41ef-b686-2e2351c3583e]. This family-friendly console will get you moving with its wide selection of insanely fun titles. The Wii is a bargain at only Â£179.99. Looking for something a little more compact? The Nintendo DS Lite [http://www.smythstoys.com/Nintendo-DS-Lite-White-!D07869-prod.aspx] Lite is a favourite of both boys and girls and with its dual-screen touch action; anyone can get in on the game. This console comes in a host of cool colours for only Â£99.99.Finally, say hello to Elmo Live, the latest version of this smash-hit Sesame Street character. Elmo sings, sits and chats with your child and this truly amazing toy can be yours for only Â£54.99
So leap into Christmas 2008! This fine selection of toys is sure to keep the child in your life happy and smiling throughout the festive season. With a selection like this, itâs no small wonder that Smyths Toys is the leading provider of childrenâs entertainment throughout Ireland and the greater London area.