News and Reviews are some suggestions by Toy Stores  and  manufacturers as to what they think is a best seller.  In the end, a toy or gift should be durable and long lasting.  Outdoor toys are always a favourite and get the kids active.  It is worth noting that Kidsgiftguide does not benefit financially from products and brands mentioned.  Products and brand names are noted purely as a point of reference and in the interest of research for our readers.

Mid-Year Sales

Mid-Year Sales are in full swing.  Some of the big discount stores are offering big discounts on the latest toys.

Big W’s Top 5 Girls Toys

White Petal Kitchen $128

Digibirds $12

Chillifactor Slushy Maker $10

Cabbage Patch Dolls $28

Lego Friends Dolphin Cruiser $75

Big W’S Top 5 Boys’ Toys

Tekno Pup (Robotic Puppy) $88

Lego Simpsons House $259

Air Hogs Atmosphere $38

Lego City Arctic Set $128

Lego City Police Set $95

Target’s Top 5 Girls’ Toys

Ever After High Rebels and Royals Dolls  RRP $39

La La Loopsy 3-in-1 Fairytale Pack RRP  $99

Barbie Doll & Boat  RRP $54

Monster High Hybrid Dolls  RRP $44

My Little Pony Super Fashion Pony  RRP $30

Target’s Top 5 Boys’ Toys

Silverlit Nano Falcon Helicopter RRP $49

Hot Wheels Car Wash Playset RRP $49

Lego Star Wars Ewok Village  RRP $389

Turtles Remote Control Shellraiser Vehicle RRP $79

Transformers 4 Silver Knight Optimus Prime RRP $40

Tech Toys

Sing-A-Ma-JigSing-a-ma-Jigs:  These singing sensations can chatter, sing songs and harmonize.

Manufactureres Blurb:  “For kids, and kids at heart, The Sing-a-ma-jigsTM are free-spirited, offbeat characters that set off unexpected laughter and excitement with every interaction. Every Sing-a-ma-jig has three modes of play where they chatter, sing their own song, or sing in harmony with their other Sing-a-ma-jigTM friends. The more you collect, the larger the chorus and the better they sound! Recommended age 3-6 years.” Approximate Price:  $30



Product Description:  Fijit friends are cute, squishy robots that wobble (dance), tell jokes and react to verbal commands.  Two will even sing a duet with each other. Age Recommended:  6 years + Approximate price:  $80+



Micro ChargersMICRO CHARGERS Electronic Quick Charge Cars

Manufacturers Blurb:  “The newest, most revolutionary racing set, the only vehicle brand to possess the ability to race at the ultimate speed, in the most micro scale with the most minimal effort. Powered by MicroCharge technology they only need 5 seconds of charge and will take on a race course up to 9km (scale distance) reaching scale speeds of 600 MPH!!  For the ultimate racing action get your mates, the race is on. Comes with 4 lane launcher perfect for quick charge and then launch your cars. Reconfigure your track into multiple formations. Comes with straight, curved and bridge track pieces as well as timer mechanism. Can you beat the time trap to win!?  Age 6+”.


BeybladesBeyblades:  This is a strategic game of spinning tops. Many children enjoy collecting, trading and challenging friends in this fun game where the last top spinning wins! New for 2013, there are special Beyblade launchers and the Beyblade Metal Fusion tops.