I LOVE the holidays and I just LOVE watching my kids happy on Christmas morning to open up their gifts, but I have to be totally honest with you. I am completely cringing at some of the prices of the “hot toys” for the year! And what in the world will toys be costing when my kids are teenagers and actually know what these toys are?! I mean, what’s the deal with Furby coming back and costing over $50! Ah! And an RC car (although cool) that’s over $100? Will anyone be adding these HOT TOYS for 2012 onto their kids Christmas lists? Do your kids play with these items enough to justify the price? Mine typically don’t! With the exception of our LeapPad – that one has been a fantastic investment! None of us even hardly ever use our Wii console! I was just curious what you guys thought of these prices?! Most of us are on the tight budget and frugal side of life but I’d love to hear your thoughts! Below I’ve listed all of the toys on the HOT gift list for the year with their approximate prices – but many of them have either sold out or the prices are doubled and tripled already!! OUCH! My kids don’t know the difference when they don’t have hundreds of dollars of toys year-round. One might argue that since I do blog reviews they have plenty which is certainly true, although we donate most of them. But at Christmas I think last year I spent about $20 per child. Granted they are younger……….but even when they are teens I still can’t imagine that I will spend hundreds of dollars on them…
Wii U Console – currently available for pre-order through Best Buy. The 8GB runs around $299 and the 32 GB runs about $349! Walmart also has a Wii U Bundle for $399 to pre-order. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-Wii-U-Solution-Bundle-w-Customer-Choice-of-Wii-U-Game-and-Controller/21803986
Tabeo Tablet for Kids – pre-order at Toys R Us for $149.99
LeapPad 2 – $99.99
Furby is BACK! I’ve seen prices run from about $54 to almost $100!
LEGO Ninjango 9450 Epic Dragon Battle – $119.99
Skylander Giants Set – pre-order for $74.99
One Direction Collector’s Dolls - $19.99+
Y-Volution YFliker F1 Scooter – $99.99
Gelarti Designer Studio $24.99
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Straw Doll – $69.99
Doc McStuffins doll $39.99
Are any of these toys on your kids’ lists? What do you think about the prices of toys?