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Hot Christmas Toys for 2010 - Hot Holiday Toys for 2010, Most Popular Christmas Toys for 2010 and More!

Updated on March 30, 2012

Christmas 2010 Hot Holiday Toys - Hottest Toys of 2010

Every year there are some toys that really stand out and become the "must have" items of the holiday season and this year is no exception.

The following list depicts this seasons' hottest toys.

These are the items you would like to purchase first on your list because most of them are going to be almost impossible to find as the holidays get closer (some of them are already difficult to get your hands on).

These are also items you might want to snatch up immediately when you see them, because there is a good chance you might not find them the second time around.

Squinkies - Squinkies Bubble Packs, Playsets and Accessories

While there are some toys at Christmas time that are harder to find than others, there always seems to be one that is darn near impossible to get your hands on.

This year it seems that Squinkees are going to be that "must-have - but impossible to get" item.

It is only the first day of September and these toys are already sold out in just about every Walmart, Target, and Toys R Us store, as well as each of their websites.

Squinkies are adorable little animals that each come in a little bubble. You squeeze the bubble to open and let them out. There are cats, dogs, monkeys, bunnies and other really cute creatures. They each have a little hole on the bottom so they can also be used as pencil tops, be put on bracelets or be made into rings.

There are also a bunch of playsets that can go along with them.

If you would like to learn more view the video below.

Zhu Zhu Pets - Kung Zhu and Baby Zhu Zhu Pet

Yes, those adorable little hamsters are back and this time they brought friends!

As you are probably aware, Zhu Zhu pets were one of the hottest holiday toys last year and almost impossible to find until a health warning had parents worrying about purchasing them.

Since then, Zhu Zhu pets have gotten the federal safety regulators seal of approval and are once again flying off the shelves this season with new characters and playsets.

Zhu Zhu Baby hamsters are now all the rage and the adorable accessories that go with them.

An even bigger hit this season though, seems to be the Kung Zhu figures, Ninja Warrior Hamsters and the Special Forces hamsters. It seems that Cepia has decided to make some hamsters on the tougher side to appeal to boys as well as girls and they were right on the money. There are even battle armor cars to put your hamsters in and a battle arena.


Zoobles by Spinmaster is another hot toy for 2010 that are already becoming hard to find!

There are over 150 of these adorable creatures to collect and play with.

They start out as little sphere balls, but when placed on certain magic spots they "spring to life" as adorable creatures.

There are also a great bunch of playsets that you can use with these little critters.

They are very cute, very popular, very collectible and very hard to find! 

See video below for more information.


One of Mattel's hottest and fastest selling toys this year are these funny looking Sing-A-Ma-Jigs.

You just have to laugh at these little guys! They move their mouths when they talk and sing and are strangely compelling even to me, so I can see how kids would love them.

These are flying off shelves at an amazing rate so you might want to keep an eye out for these little guys.

FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies

FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies is Hasbro's answer to Zhu Zhu pets and they are starting to become just as popular.

Like Zhu Zhu hamsters they move around on their own and can run and play in FurReal Friends Furry Frenzies playsets.

Unlike Zhu Zhu pets though, they have pets other than hamsters. There is a dog, hedgehog, bunny rabbit, mouse, raccoon and squirrel and I have to admit, they are each very cute.

I'm afraid I couldn't find the official commercial for these adorable pets,but the video below can give you a good idea of how they work.


Cuponk is a new game that looks like it is as much fun for adults as it is for kids.

The idea of the game? To get the ball in the cup. Sounds simple, but it is much more creative than that.

Your playing field consists of tables, walls, chairs...even the kitchen sink is fair game.

When you get the ball in the cup the cup lights up and makes crazy gorilla sounds. When you miss, the only thing you can count on is the heckling from your buddies.

They even have trick shots with names like Stairing Contest, Door Jam and Wall Banger.

To see how it works click on video below.

Imaginext - Bigfoot the Monster

Imaginext is usually known for having one large hit each season, and 2010 is no exception.

For the last two years it was Spike the remote controlled dinosaur, this year it is Bigfoot, the remote controlled...well.. Bigfoot.

The Imaginext Big Foot includes a remote control, a ball, speech and lots of personality.

The remote toggle allows him to walk forward and backwards and the six buttons are happy, angry, sleep, fun, ball, and exercise. You can also hear him roar and watch him pound his fists or raise his arms above his head and shake his fists.

If you press the ball button you can hear him say things like "play" and watch him throw the ball -- if you press the button on his belly, you can hear him laugh. The button in his mouth makes him chew and burp (and don't worry, he remembers to say "excuse me").All-in-all he has 80 actions and phrases.

View video below to see how he works.

Harry Potter Lego Game and Other Hot Lego Games

Lego has come out with 10 incredible board games for the 2010 holiday season that are already flying off the shelves!

In these new games, building your game board and dice are half the fun!

The Harry Potter Lego Hogwarts game though is by far the most popular and the one that will be the hardest to find as the holidays get closer, so you might want to keep your eye out for that one early.

For more information see video below.

Hasbro U Build Games

I am not sure who came up with the idea first, Hasbro or Lego, but Hasbro has also added more fun to all of their classic games by creating the new U Build line.

Like the Lego games mentioned above, these new games are extremely popular this holiday season because they add entire new dimensions to the old classics by having players needing to build their game boards before they play.

Click on the video below to see how each of these "new" classics can by played.

Mattel Loopz Game

Loopz is a new skill and action music memory game that really gets kids moving!

Like the old game Simon, the "loops" flash with ever-quickening patterns of light and music which players must mimic. If you miss three times you are out.

What is great about Loopz however is that there are 7 different games you can play and you can play solo or with up to 4 players.

One of the even better features about Loopz however is the awesome music option.

See the video below for an incredibly creative way to have fun with this game.

VTech MobiGo Touch Learning System

As with each holiday season, there are a bunch of products available for kids that are both entertaining and educational.

Vtech MobiGo Touch Learning System is one of the hotter items this year along with their software cartridges that feature titles such as Toy Story 3, Cars, Disney Princesses, Shrek 4 and many others.

Features include a highly interactive touch screen as well as a slide out Qwerty keyboard to introduce your child to keyboard skills at an early age.

View video below to see how this great system works.

Fisher Price iXL Learning System

The Fisher Price iXL Learning System is the other hot educational product on the market this season.

This one system does a ton of things that will keep kids entertained for hours.

Not only is it a game player but also has a storybook mode, an art studio, a notebook, a photo album to keep real photos and a music player.

Basically it is an all-in-one system made for kids.

Click on video below to find out more.

FurReal Go Go 3.0 My Walkin' Pup

FurReal has also been known to come out with some great interactive toys each holiday season.

This years'  hard-to-find items are the FurReal Go Go 3.0 Walking Pup and/or Walking Kitty.

They are interactive pets that actually come when you call them, walk on their own and respond to voice and touch.

Great gift idea for kids who want a real pet and parents who don't :)

VTech V.Reader Animated E-Book System

The Vtech V Reader Animated E-book System is another great educational item that is selling extremely well this year.

With touch screens and interactive play modes, this system will entertain your child for hours on end while encouraging them to learn at the same time.

The video below will do better justice for this reading system then my write-up can.

Barbie Video Girl Doll

Mattel has taken Barbie to a whole new level with this hot holiday release!

Barbie actually comes with a built in video camera that records from the front from her necklace and can be watched on a full color lcd screen built on her back. Then the recordings can be downloaded online and turned into a video!

This is every Barbie fans "must-have" item of the year and they are already selling like crazy!

See video below for more information.

Spy Net: Secret Mission Video Watch

Spy Net has come out with a great bunch of Spy Gear items that are selling fast this year.

One of their more popular items is the Spy Net Secret Mission Video Watch. You can secretly record up to 20 minutes of video and over 4 hours of audio with these little babies. It can even hold up to 2000 pictures.

Other popular items include: Spy Net Flex Neck Snake Cam, Secret Message Invisible Ink, Night Vision Goggles, Secret Voice Changers and more!

To find out where to purchase these fun items simply visit Spy Net Gear.

Orbeez Magic Maker and Other Orbeez Products

Orbeez in another super hot toy for Christmas 2010 because it seems to kids to work like magic!

You emerge tiny little colored balls into water and they will expand to make colorful squishy balls.

Combined with the Orbeez magic maker and figure molds, this is a fun item to keep kids and their friends entertained for hours.

View commercial below to see how it works!

Imaginext - Batman and Toy Story

Imaginext is usually good for at least one or two "hot holiday" hits each year and this year is no exception.

They have two product lines that are already selling extremely well and that is the Imaginext Super Hero Batman series and the new Imaginext Toy Story series.

The Imaginext Batcave sold really well last year and luckily is still available for purchase this holiday season.They have also added a Joker Funhouse and tons of fun new Batman and Villain vehicles to the series for hours of pretend play fun.

Another huge hit is the new Imaginext Toy Story series. It features favorite characters from the Toy Story 3 movie, a great Junkyard playset and a couple of other great items like Woody and The Garbage truck, Evil Dr. Porkchop's Spaceship and more.

Silly Bandz

Silly Bandz is another craze that is still going strong!

This is mostly due to companies like Disney and Warner Bros. jumping on board and creating bandz in the shapes of favorite Disney characters.

When silly bandz first came out, they were only basic shapes that kids were sharing and trading. And while quite a few of those are still hot today, the newest craze seems to be collecting famous characters such as Toy Story, Mickey Mouse, Marvel Super Heroes, Scooby Doo, iron Man, Harry Potter and other well known cartoon characters.

See below for the hottest selling Silly Bandz this holiday season.

These make the perfect stocking stuffers!


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      Camilla 7 years ago

      Forget about the Lego games. The lego Harry Potter sets are already gone from many shelves, and it isn't even Black Friday yet!

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      Happy Human 7 years ago

      @ Jane3439 - Thanks for your c0mment. I know, they are the cutest things ever

      @daisy - I agree...Isn't that the coolest game?

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      daisy 7 years ago

      My grandson loves Harry Potter and even more legos. You've put the two together and I just found him a Christmas present.

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      jane3439 7 years ago

      great hub. The little ones in the family love the zhu zhu hamsters.