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What are the Hot Toys for Black Friday / Christmas 2013?


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#61 1whodatdare  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 23, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Walmart has the Check up center for 65.  BUt, it doesn't come with the TRU exclusive stuff.  You can site to store it on Walmart



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Posted Sep 27, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Rubber band bracelet kits (several brands) and "fashion" duct tape big with the 9 to 12 yr old girls. Disney Infinity popular, but buggy. Skylanders has a new game coming out (with a whole new crop of figures). Old figures should work in new game, but new ones won't in the old game.Print jeans also big with the pre-teens (think leopard, chetah & zebra). Nerf bows popular with both.


Thinking about getting those for my girls.

My girls are busy making bracelets and selling them to their class at school . :lmao:



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Posted Sep 28, 2013 - 8:59 am

I know I'm late to the show, but the second I saw that Elmo I knew it was going to be a hot toy.  Something about Elmo sells during the holidays.  I think its because for the most part kids don't hate Elmo, they just outgrow it. While I've been browsing for my nieces, I have noticed a ton of Monster High stuff for sale.  I can't tell any specific item, but in general I think they will be hot this year. 


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Posted Sep 28, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Rubber band bracelet kits (several brands) and "fashion" duct tape big with the 9 to 12 yr old girls. Disney Infinity popular, but buggy. Skylanders has a new game coming out (with a whole new crop of figures). Old figures should work in new game, but new ones won't in the old game.Print jeans also big with the pre-teens (think leopard, chetah & zebra). Nerf bows popular with both.


My girls are busy making bracelets and selling them to their class at school . :lmao:

 

That's so funny that you say that, because my daughter is also selling them at her school. She got her Rainbow Loom last Thursday or Friday and has sold them every single day of school.



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Posted Sep 28, 2013 - 4:15 pm

That's so funny that you say that, because my daughter is also selling them at her school. She got her Rainbow Loom last Thursday or Friday and has sold them every single day of school.

Don't count the boys out on the Rainbow Loom.  My boys are making bracelets in school colors and all the boys are wearing them too.  They have some cool boy colors.  They are trying to figure out how much they can make if they start selling them.



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Posted Sep 30, 2013 - 5:10 am

Anyone else's kid super into the Octonauts?  My DS4 has been getting the little sets here and there when we go to Target, but he's been talking nonstop about the big Octonauts undersea playset thing for weeks now.  They play the commercial all the time, so even when he stops talking about it he gets reminded and then it starts all over again.

 

 I've been holding out for a good deal on it and stalking it in the store, but I was up at Target yesterday and they were all sold out, which surprised me since they always have a bunch.  Made me think maybe this is a popular toy. ( I just ordered one on the Target website a few minutes ago, so now I'm covered.  It's a few bucks cheaper, but they have a sale going on today where toys are buy 1 get 1 30% off and a $10 GC with a $75 purchase, which they apply at checkout, plus my 5% and free shipping with RedCard. So I grabbed Octonauts, Doggy Doo (another must-have for DS4), and Mario and Luigi Dream Team 3DS game for DS9.) 

 

Just wanted to see if anyone else is into the Octonauts? The toys really are adorable.  He plays with them both in and out of the tub.



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Posted Sep 30, 2013 - 7:19 am

My son LOVED the Octonauts, but is past them now. His big thing was getting online and printing out all the creature cards, which he still has.



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Posted Sep 30, 2013 - 9:13 am

I have already purchased 2 Rainbow looms for my 2 daughters (they are 8 and 10). They are both competitive cheerleaders, and I snag up as much "Purple, black and white" bands that I can so they can make teammates bracelets. It hasn't really hit our area yet, but I bet by Christmas, it will.  I'm getting in now before they get hard to find.

 

My 8 year old LOVES Lalaloopsys.  My 10 year old is getting harder and harder to buy for.  I'm thinking they'll each get a TV for their rooms (to replace the big old-school tv that's in one of their rooms right now), and a Ruku or something?!?  IDK.  Honestly, each year it gets harder and harder.  My 10 year old would probably love iTunes gift cards and a laptop?!? really, I have no ideas!



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Posted Sep 30, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Jo Ann fabrics has the bands in packages of one color as well as variety packs



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Posted Sep 30, 2013 - 2:59 pm

My son LOVED the Octonauts, but is past them now. His big thing was getting online and printing out all the creature cards, which he still has.

Oh, I didn't even know about that!  We'll have to do that. Thanks! 



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Posted Sep 30, 2013 - 9:34 pm

Oh, I didn't even know about that!  We'll have to do that. Thanks! 

Be prepared with LOTS of paper. Each creature prints on its own sheet.....



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Posted Oct 1, 2013 - 6:46 am

My daughter is all gung-ho about something called Scribblenauts. I have Rainbow loom bracelets down for a stocking stuffer. She came home with 3 of them from her friends already.



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Posted Oct 1, 2013 - 7:48 am

I looked up the scribblenauts game, seems pretty cool, will definitely show kids when they get home from school.  I think my son will like the unmasked version with the DC comics that just came out.



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Posted Oct 2, 2013 - 11:24 am

BamBam came home talking about Gooie Looie (a game where you pick boogers), but he's a 6 yr boy whose idea of funny is fart jokes....


My daughter is all gung-ho about something called Scribblenauts. I have Rainbow loom bracelets down for a stocking stuffer. She came home with 3 of them from her friends already.

One thing to know about the bracelet looms is that with most of the sets you actually need two looms to make the necklaces. You can pretty much only do bracelets and rings with one.



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Posted Oct 2, 2013 - 12:36 pm

You don't really need the loom to make stuff.  My kids got some rubber band packs at Five Below (3 packs for $5) and loop them over pencils to make the fishtail bracelets.  Before they learned how to make the fishtail ones they just strung them together one at a time.  They haven't asked for a loom, yet.

 

 

Does anyone know if you can use a 40% off coupon on the Rainbow Looms at JoAnn's?  Michael's had a "no coupons on this item" sign, even though they were full price.



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Posted Oct 2, 2013 - 1:43 pm

You don't really need the loom to make stuff.  My kids got some rubber band packs at Five Below (3 packs for $5) and loop them over pencils to make the fishtail bracelets.  Before they learned how to make the fishtail ones they just strung them together one at a time.  They haven't asked for a loom, yet.

 

 

Does anyone know if you can use a 40% off coupon on the Rainbow Looms at JoAnn's?  Michael's had a "no coupons on this item" sign, even though they were full price.

I think that's going to be YMMV. I had one cashier (at a store I rarely shop) tell me the coupons were for notions only but have never had issues at another store buying whatever we wanted including melting chocolate, however the explanation posted earlier would kind of void that ?



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Posted Oct 3, 2013 - 10:05 am

I think I will be getting Big Hugs Elmo for my soon to be two year old son.  I think I will get it soon because I feel it will be hard to get the closer it gets to Christmas.



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Posted Oct 5, 2013 - 8:27 pm

The Hugs Elmo maybe the perfect gift for my soon to be 2 yr old little girl.

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Posted Oct 10, 2013 - 1:00 pm

You don't really need the loom to make stuff.  My kids got some rubber band packs at Five Below (3 packs for $5) and loop them over pencils to make the fishtail bracelets.  Before they learned how to make the fishtail ones they just strung them together one at a time.  They haven't asked for a loom, yet.

 

 

Does anyone know if you can use a 40% off coupon on the Rainbow Looms at JoAnn's?  Michael's had a "no coupons on this item" sign, even though they were full price.

Joann's never excludes items as long as they are regular price. I shop there frequently and even take 2 or 3 flyers along withe the one I get in teh mail and buy tons of stuff. I have 50 and 60% off coupons, plus a vip card which gives 10% more off unless they have a 25% off total purchase coupon. You can use that one on top of the individual ones. 


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Posted Oct 14, 2013 - 1:16 pm

 


One thing to know about the bracelet looms is that with most of the sets you actually need two looms to make the necklaces. You can pretty much only do bracelets and rings with one.

Good to know. Thanks.



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Posted Oct 15, 2013 - 9:58 am

i went to the local michaels it will not accept there weekly coupons 50%off on those rainbow loom bracelets you guys are saying those are gonna be hot. just giving you a heads up. 


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Posted Oct 15, 2013 - 12:06 pm

It says it "ON" the weekly 40% & 50% coupons that the coupons are not valid on the rainbow loom bracelets, along with numerous other items.  I just got two for my granddaughter just to have it....one less stressor



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Posted Oct 15, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Good to know. Thanks.

My daughter made the necklaces using just one loom. She just connected the bracelets



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Posted Oct 17, 2013 - 11:55 am

My daughter made the necklaces using just one loom. She just connected the bracelets

mine just aren't that co-ordinated...they kept coming apart... :trampolin


Apparently the Nerf Rebelle series (nerf for girls) is hot...a lot of places sold out or picked over already...especially the bows...I'm guessing because of Hunger Games?  Don't know, but when ahead and got while I could since its one TOY that the Princesses asked for (instead of adult quality electronics that they think they NEED)



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Posted Oct 21, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Took DD and my nephew to TRU today. She got to make a bracelet out of these little rubber bands. It is called Shimmer and Sparkle crazy Loom ( I think). She really liked it and when we went to the park 2 girls asked if she had made it with the Loom. I have a feeling its going to be popular but not for long.  We also really liked the new NERF guns for girls. 

 

My 12/13 year old daughter is also into these colorful bands and has asked for some for her birthday (11/14) or Christmas and I think they are an in fad for young girls right now.  The original brand for these is Rainbow Loom by Chroon's Design LLC but there are copycats.  Available at Michaels and I put one of these on the e-bay contest thread.

 

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Posted Oct 22, 2013 - 6:21 am

I just bought the copy cat brand from the front page deals from dailysteals.com  I hope they are decent quality. I have a feeling my daughter will make a few of these and lose interest.



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Posted Oct 22, 2013 - 7:00 am

ok quick question has anyone bought the Brave bow and arrow set ? my dd4 wants it this year and it looks like its pretty flimsy and can bend easily ... didnt know if there was another bow and arrow set that might be better looked at the nerf rebelle stuff but looks too big for her just yet . the only places that have the Brave set are target and tru as well.


Let the Shopping Begin!!!:holiday01

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Posted Oct 24, 2013 - 7:11 am

ok quick question has anyone bought the Brave bow and arrow set ? my dd4 wants it this year and it looks like its pretty flimsy and can bend easily ... didnt know if there was another bow and arrow set that might be better looked at the nerf rebelle stuff but looks too big for her just yet . the only places that have the Brave set are target and tru as well.

 

The arrows break pretty easily on the Brave set.

 

I have no experience with this set, but it has good reviews http://www.amazon.co... and arrow girl



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Posted Oct 24, 2013 - 11:14 am

The arrows break pretty easily on the Brave set.

 

I have no experience with this set, but it has good reviews http://www.amazon.co... and arrow girl

thanks for this! after seeing someone else say that they read reviews on the brave bow as well. this one sounds so much better.  


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Posted Oct 25, 2013 - 9:47 am

ok quick question has anyone bought the Brave bow and arrow set ? my dd4 wants it this year and it looks like its pretty flimsy and can bend easily ... didnt know if there was another bow and arrow set that might be better looked at the nerf rebelle stuff but looks too big for her just yet . the only places that have the Brave set are target and tru as well.

My daughter got the Brave bow with the suction cups last Christmas. She was 5. We have a glass back door and she had a ball shooting the arrows at it, but they didn't last long at all. I think it came with 4 arrows. One was broken within the week, the next one a few weeks later, and by the summer, there was only one left. She still likes playing it, but with only one arrow she gets bored retrieving it each time. She keeps asking for a better one. My 10 year old daughter got a real junior bow last Christmas, but I'm not ready for my now 6 year old to be using that one. I'm hoping to find a different suction cup one so she can keep using the back door as the target :)






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