Don't be the mom and dad scouring stores for Tickle Me Elmo or Cabbage Patch kids (my parents!), check out Toys R Us' Hot Toys List for 2012 and reserve some of the hot toys that your kids will be begging for with 20% down, guaranteed for Christmas. A few years ago, I spent forever trying to get ZhuZhus for my kids, so I've been there myself!
On this year's 2012 Toys R Us Hot Toys List (printable from TRU), you'll find Furby (10 colors), which is making a comeback this year. Tabeo, their kid tablet is also on the list (it will be released in October at a price around $150). Tabeo will be a direct competitor to Meep, which is already released. The LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer is also on the hot toy list (approx. $100).
Also on the list are several Toys R Us exclusives that you won't find anywhere else. Some items are limited to one per guest (like the Wii U, not available until mid-November), so if you need two, you'll need to bring a friend.
- You must put 20% down on the toy you want to reserve
- Guaranteed for Christmas
- Can only reserve up until Halloween
- You can only make reservations of toys from the Hot Toys List at the store (service desk)
- Must pick up/pay in full by December 16, else they consider it "abandoned"
- The 20% deposit is non-refundable (you can cancel at any time, but the deposit will not be refunded)
- They will contact you when ready for pick-up
Which of the toys on Toys R Us' Hot Toys List 2012 are on your list? I saw a Lego set that I'm sure my 7 year old would want.