The 5 hottest gifts for kids this year

Posted on November 21st, 2017

Not sure what to get your little one for Christmas? Here’s a round-up of this season’s five hottest gifts.

Hasbro SA, one of South Africa‘s largest toy, game and entertainment experience companies, has released their anticipated list of “the hottest toys” for kids for this year.

”Immersive play experiences are part of a journey that incorporates both the real and virtual worlds. We’ve seen an uptake in products that have extended into the app world as well as those associated with popular big-screen movie releases like Transformers, Star Wars and the recently released My Little Pony: The Movie,” says marketing manager for Hasbro South Africa, Siphiwe Thabethe.

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If your little one hasnt written Santa a wish-list yet, consider surprising him with one of these great gifts this festive season:

My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle Spike The Dragon Friendship Duet

Available from takealot.com for R469

Press the Cutie Mark button on Princess Twilight Sparkle to let her sing alone, or keep Spike the Dragon next to her while she sings so they can sing a duet.

My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle Spike The Dragon Friendship Duet

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven

Available from takealot.com for R429

Junior chefs love the Play-Doh Kitchen Creations range, including the interactive Play-Doh Magical Oven. Combining hands-on play with digital play.

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Magical Oven

Titan Hero Series Spider-Man Figurine

Available from takealot.com for R239

Imagine big web-slinging adventures with this Titan Hero Series Spider-Man figure. Collect other Titan Hero Series figures for more battling action.

Titan Hero Series Spider-Man Figurine

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FurReal Friends

Available from takealot.com for R315

FurReal Friends may be your best answer to your child asking Father christmas for a puppy or kitten. There’s a wide choice of friends to choose from and they each respond to sounds and touch with over 100+ playful sound and motion combinations. Each soft cuddly pet has a unique personality and animal-like traits, providing kids with a great bonding experience.

FurReal Friends

Trolls POD’ular Troll Tree

Available from Toysrus.co.za for R799.90

The DreamWorks Trolls are the ultimate collector’s item, with 12 trolls int he series. Your child can swap them, style them and add onto their look with some great accessories. Look out for the Trolls Hair Raising assortment of figurines or hang out with the characters in the Trolls Town PODular Tree play set.

Trolls POD'ular Troll Tree

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