Canada: Kid approved toys that make the holiday cut


What do Elmo, Star Wars®, and LEGO® have in common? They are all featured in the lineup of Walmart’s Top 20 Kid Approved Toys as chosen by Canadian kids and just in time for holiday shopping. At its annual Toy Testers Event, Walmart, Canada’s largest toy retailer and ultimate one-stop shop, asked real kids what they wanted to find under the tree.
More than 600 families participated in this year Toy Testers event, testing 135 unreleased toys to make up the top 20. Kids and their parents completed surveys rating educational value, age appropriateness, ease of use, how the child reacts to the toy and, most importantly, if it is genuinely fun to play with.

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«Toy shopping can be particularly stressful for parents who might be looking for a specific kind of toy, activity, or character,» said Greg Lobb, senior vice president of hardlines, seasonal, electronics and entertainment at Walmart Canada. «Walmart has everything Canadian families might have on their shopping lists, from gifts to festive bedding for guests to turkeys, and we’re proud to help them get some time back during this busy season.»


Toy shoppers can take advantage of Walmart’s huge toy selection in-store, online on and now through the new Walmart app available for Android and iOS. Use the app for Rollback Alerts any time a favourite item is on Rollback and barcode scanning for access to ratings and reviews of products as well as price confirmation.

«The toys tested were aimed at kids of all ages, from infants up, but no matter the age, the top picks were predominantly toys that that inspire imagination, excitement and creative play,» said Maria Garofalo, senior director of toys and chief toy officer at Walmart Canada. «Our Toy Testers event ensures Walmart has the toys that kids want at prices parents can feel good about.»

Walmart’s Top 20 Kid Approved Toys for 2016 are:
Age group: 0 – 23 months

Fisher-Price® Bright Beats™ Learnin’ Lights Dance Mat
Playskool Love2Learn Elmo

Age group: 3 – 5 years

Shopkins’ Happy Places Home Playset
Play-Doh Town Ice Cream Truck
Kinetic Sandbox Set
Paw Patrol Basic Vehicle with Figure
Deluxe Cash Register

Age group: 6 – 8 years

My Life As 18″ Dolls (Walmart exclusive)
LEGO® Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster
Crayola Creations Jewel Maker Design Studio

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Age group: 7 plus years

LEGO® Spiderman: Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap
LEGO® Marvel Super Heroes – Super Hero Airport Battle
Mega Bloks® Kubros buildable pop culture figures

Age group: 9 plus years

LEGO® Star Wars®: Resistance X-Wing Fighter™
Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire Dart Blaster
Tyco™ Terra Climber™ Radio Control Vehicle
Air Hogs Switchblade Ground and Air Race RC Helicopter
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles XPV Remote Control Skateboarding Mikey (Walmart exclusive)
Hasbro Pie Face Showdown Game

Source: Newswire


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