Ladies and gentlemen, start your shopping now! Get ready for the trending toys this Christmas. Walmart already had their top 25 holiday favorites listed. The beauty of this is, they didn’t rely on the recommendations of parents, but children aged toddler to preteen and toy suppliers also. Another plus, they are supposedly to boost holiday sales.
If the child is interested in a specific toy, it is bound to be on the shelf. The trick, though, was getting there early. Black Friday started earlier every year. So far, a racing playset, a Disney princess carriage, a Sky Viper Steaming drone and a Razor Power Core E100 Electric Scooter are very popular among this chosen set
Of course, Star Wars remained among the top sellers also. This is due to last year’s hit movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which bought back a shift in focus to galactic defense. Timely, since North Korea and Iran have nuclear weapons. I lost count after the first three movies in the trilogy came out years ago. I had to wait two years before Star Wars: Return of the Jedi came to cable. It was still good though. Star Wars: Rogue One, due in theaters Dec. 16, is destined to bolster holiday sales also.
Toy suppliers are important too. They are given the difficult task of developing toys that interests children. Thankfully,last year’s, hit Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, made things a lot easier. Remember how it got panned by critics? Well, Walmart counts on the bat cave from this franchise becoming a premier item sold from Mattel. It had strong sales from November to spring 2016.
Shoppers wanting to get a jump on toy shopping might like the Walmart layaway policy, which gives early-bird shoppers more time. There are no fees ad customers are allowed as little as 10%. Before being phased out in 2006 on all products except jewelry, it got re-instated five years later. When my niece’s mother bought her oldest daughter the contraband Easy-Bake Oven, only the oven got placed on layaway, not the cake mixes.
Let’s not forget the ever popular video games and their consoles. Other than Amazon.com, the best place to buy locally is Walmart.. Of Course, the Sony PlayStation Virtual Reality Bundle is a standout, along with standards like cookware and make-up kits. I got my T-Fal ten piece set in 2001 and it is still holding up well.