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Top Gifts for Boys in 2012

Updated on January 4, 2012

Best and most Recent Toys in 2011

It may seem inbelievable but once we reach the end of September there are only about 12 weeks left until Christmas! If you like me like to spread out the cost of those special gifts or simply like to take some time to choose the best and most appropriate gifts for the little ones in your life then look no further. I have taken some time to research some of the best and most recent toys on the market for boys and girls in 2011.

Rock on Elmo

Released September 2011, Sesame Streets - Rock on Elmo This newest interactive Elmo comes dressed for the concert. Elmo is ready to rock the house with his tambourine, microphone, and drums. Elmo sings six rockin songs. Additional instruments, such as a keyboard, microphone, and guitar can be purchased separately for kids to perform along in Elmo's Rock Band. Let's Rock! Age 4+


Leapfrog leappad Explorer

  • Released August 2011, LeapFrog has introduced the LeapPad Explorer, a learning tablet similar to the iPad. It has a full color display, plays video and music, and features a whole line of educational software. Unlike a real tablet, this tablet is built for kids. And it's less than $100. Plus, it comes with built-in software that will encourage your child to explore in no time. Many experts are calling this the 'must-have gadget' for elementary school kids ages 4 - 9. The software can teach spelling, math , and more. And it looks cool, too. The tablet is also backward-compatible with the Leapster Explorer games, videos, and apps. Let your kids leap forward this Christmas with this new innovative tablet from LeapFrog


V-tech Innotab interactive learning tablet

Released in September 2011, the VTech InnoTab is designed like an iPad for kids ages 4 - 9. This cutting-edge multifunctional device features an intuitive touchscreen interface. Installed apps include an e-book reader, games, MP3 player, video player, photo viewer, and more.


Sbyke P-20 Patented Rear-Steering Scooter

Due to be released in October, the Sbyke P-20 is actually a hybrid bike and scooter in one and it may remind us oldies of the new generation of BMX bikes! The unique aspect is that the rear of the Sbyke is used for steering rather than the front, leading to an innovative riding experience. You child can can make a 360-degree turn in small spaces. The adjustable spring rate is ideal for carving or cruising. The aluminum frame is both strong and durable. Hand brakes and a kickstand are included and assembly is simple. Age 8+


Mindflex Duel Game from Mattel

Released in August 2011, Mindflex Duel is a two-player brain challenge game. Players battle head-to-head using mind-eye concentration. Two headsets are included that measure brainwaves to levitate a foam ball. Whoever has the most mind power wins the game! The game features more than five play modes and endless hours of fun. This game is suitable for age 7 and up.

LEGO Harry Potter - The Knight Bus 4866

This set includes Stan Shunpike, Ernie Prang and the shrunken head. Rebuilds into a London bus or regular bus. Hold on tight when you ride the Knight Bus! Includes 3 minifigures: Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike and Ernie Prang Shrunken head and Hedwig also included! Knight Bus rebuilds into a London bus or regular bus Measures 5" (12cm) long and 6" (15cm) tall. This set contains 257 pieces and 3 minifigures. It is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years of age.

Angry Birds: Knock on Wood

  • Angry Birds is the top App worldwide and has been downloaded over 100 million times. Angry Birds plush bring the characters you love onscreen into your arms. The game has amazingly soft and with the authentic sounds. Officially licensed product. Squeeze the top to hear authentic sounds from the game. Suitable for all ages.


Movie Toys for Christmas 2011

Cars Lightening Mc Queen Alive

Released May 2011,this animated toy car comes alive and recreates all of Lightning McQueen's gestures from moving its eyes to shrugging its shoulders. The car can even drive forward and backward. Lightning McQueen will provide hours of imagination and fun. This toy is suitable for children aged 4+


Collection Of Cars 2 Die-Cast Vehicles

Released in May 2011, there are over 70 new collectible die-cast cars from Mattel featuring all of your child's favourite Cars characters. Single sets are numbered 1 - 25. There are nine twin packs, each with an exclusive character. Deluxe Sets are numbered 1 - 9. These also make great stocking fillers or gifts for friends. These are suitable for Age 3+

Smurf Movie Set from Schleich

Released in May 2011, this Smurfs set features six of the main characters from the movie, including Smurfette, Dreamy, Clumsy, Papa Smurf, Grouchy, Brainy Smurf and Gutsy. The characters stand 2-inches tall. Each figure is carefully hand-painted. They come from one of the best toy companies, Schleich. Young children who enjoyed the Smurf movie will enjoy letting their imaginations float away with these adorable little characters. This set is suitable for children aged 3+


Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Cyberverse Figures

Released in May 2011, you can collect all of these Transformers toys that are geared toward younger Transformer fans. These toys are smaller and easier to use than those in the MechTech line and contain much simpler transformations.The Cyberverse line is great for collectors of all ages. If your children love to act out their favorite scenes from the movies these are the perfect toys for them. Age 5+


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      mathair 6 years ago from Ireland

      Thank you for your kind comment janecidro. I am watching out for the SBYKE Scooter in the shops here. I'd love to get my hands on one for my 5 year old!

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      janecidro 6 years ago from Liberty, MO

      Hi Mathair,

      Wow! An actual current 2011 Christmas gift wish list!

      Most 2011 Christmas toy Hub Posts are badly out dated.

      Even though we are in the toy business ourselves, this is the first place we have seen the new rear steering SBYKE scooter that will be released Oct, 15 2011. This we are sure is going to be a huge hit!

      Thanks for the great Hub Post and keep up the great work!


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      mathair 6 years ago from Ireland

      Thank you for your kind comments Movie Master. I find that if I am aware of what to look out for early in the year, then I can look out for the bargains! Also a lot of the new release toys that all of the children want tend to get snapped off the shelves very quickly.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mathair, I have never thought about Christmas shopping in September before, but you have some fantastic ideas here, my grandchildren will love the smurf set, (they've seen the film) and they'll love the leapfrog leappad!

      Many thanks for sharing.