6 Things on the 2015 Toys R Us Hot Gift List You Might Have Wanted as a Child

Toys R Us Hot Toys for 2015Every year, Toys R Us releases a list of sought-after toys and anticipated best sellers for the Christmas season. From the look of their recommendations, a number of items seem to highlight a trend for this year that incorporates electronics, technology, science and robotics. When you’re looking for a few gift ideas for kids this Christmas, consider browsing the items on the Toys R Us ‘Hot’ list – a few favorites that caught my eye are highlighted below:

1. Project MC 2 Doll

I was never really into Barbie, or dolls for that matter, but if the Project MC 2 Doll was around when I was in elementary school – she would have definitely been on my list. Why? Instead of dressing my doll in the latest fashions, I would have been conducting experiments and advancing my interest in science. This line of dolls features a fashionably dressed young lady who also serves as an educational guide.

Project Mc2 Dolls

Based on the Netflix Original Series of the same name, there are currently four different dolls/experiments to choose from:

  • McKeyla’s LED Lava Light
  • Adrienne’s Volcano Cake
  • Bryden’s Glow Stick Necklace
  • Camryn’s Blueprint Skateboard

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

2. Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse

If I had to choose a Barbie to play with, she would have been an active version of herself…one who played sports and other leisure pursuits, such as horseback riding like the Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse that made the Toys R’ Us ‘hot toy’ list for 2015.

Barbie Saddle n Ride

Ideal for horse lovers, the legs on the horse actually move with the push of a button – where Barbie (or Teresa) can ride atop a walking horse.

Three AAA batteries are required for this toy.

Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex

3. Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex

For children showing an interest in paleontology or who love Jurassic Park movies, Fisher Price’s Imaginext Ultra T-Rex is sure to impress with a toy that blends dinosaur fun with a little bit of Indiana Jones adventure. For starters, the dino stands 2 ½ feet tall, and comes with three Power Pads that enable movement and light-up features allowing him to 1) walk, 2) open and close his mouth with chomping sound effects and 3) activate LED lights in his spikes and eyes. The prehistoric creature also fires projectiles, and comes with characters and accessories to extend play. Recommended for ages 3-8 years.

4. FurReal Friends StarLily, My Magical Unicorn

Yes, I went through a unicorn phase, and if FurReal Friends StarLily, My Magical Unicorn existed, I would have wanted her. This toy is probably the closest thing an imaginative child will get having a mythical pet…and it responds to voice and touch. There are more than 100 sound and motion combinations to enjoy. The unicorn moves her head and hoof; makes unique sounds, and her horn lights up to a color that matches her mood. Her wings also flutter. Other movements include moving her front leg, sitting, standing, lying down, and moving when she hears music.

FurReal Friends StarLily, My Magical UnicornPowered by 4 ‘C’ batteries, there is also a Magical Unicorn app which is compatible with select iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices, and select Android devices. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

5. Meccano MeccaNoid G15 Personal Robot

Mostly for the mature kid to tween-teen crowd, the Meccano MeccaNoid G15 Personal Robot promises unlimited interactive fun for the tech- or science buff. With 600 parts, kids can create multiple designs which in the end are controlled by six different motors responsible for moving the head, arms and feet. With the Learned Intelligent Movement programming mode, users can record and play robotic arm movements, or have the robot track and mirror your own movements.

Meccano MeccaNoid G15 Personal Robot

The MeccaNoid can tell jokes, recite facts, say names, begin a conversation, and respond to an unlimited amount of recorded voice commands – all stored within 64MB of flash memory. The robot works with iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and requires four C batteries. Recommended for ages 8-14 years.

There is also the more expensive Meccano MeccaNoid G15 KS, which comes with 1,188 parts; over 1,000 pre-programmed phrases; and 10 motors for realistic body movement. From the looks of it, this might be a Christmas gift for an adult who really enjoys robots and technology.

6. XPV/Marvel Remote Control Hulk Smash Vehicle

Ideal for young comic book and superhero lovers, the Hulk is a favorite of many…and with this remote control toy, the strong flailing arms of the green giant looks like it will offer some pretty intense playtime.

Marvel Remote Control Hulk Smash VehicleYour child or young relative can make the Hulk smash, flip, spin and perform quick wheelies –all while listening to 10 different sounds and phrases. The arms are adjustable to eight different positions which can also knock over obstacles or send Hulk straight for them. If the vehicle tips over, the Hulk’s arms are strong enough to reposition back into driving mode once again.  Recommended for ages 4 to 9 years.

To get the prices and direct links to any of the toys mentioned above, don’t forget to check out our extended PickUrGift gift list, which highlights additional hot toys for 2015.

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What toy mentioned here would you have wanted as a kid?

About Yona Williams

In addition to being a freelance writer, foodie, art lover and book hoarder, Yona also enjoys researching and sharing the many different ways one can surprise or amaze loved ones with unique and unexpected gift ideas.

38 comments on “6 Things on the 2015 Toys R Us Hot Gift List You Might Have Wanted as a Child

  1. I loved my old barbies/dolls and the play horses.

  2. Wow, how cool is that Imaginext Ultra T-Rex?! I would love to see an updated version of the Easy Bake Oven or a Sno-Cone machine. Those are toys I remember playing with as a child.

  3. I actually haven’t heard of many of these toys. My son is three and already a big superhero fan so that Hulk Smash toy will surely be his new favorite. I will look for it!

  4. BB would love to give my granddaughter La Princesa that unicorn, it’s CUTISIMO!! Now, bb was more into baby dolls not Barbie, so she probably would have liked the robot, though the Smashing Hulk would be nice to have had when the younger siblings would start to bother…

  5. I would have been so into the Barbie with the pony! i was a barbie doll fanatic! My son on the other hand, would love to HULK SMASH! LOL

  6. I love that after all these years Barbie is still on the list. I had no idea that they had come out with a doll set for the new Netflix show! I can’t believe it is time to think about the Christmas already.

  7. As a kid, I would’ve loved the barbie with the horse. Great list of toys.

  8. These are great toys. My dd4 is definitely going to want Tue barbie and horse. My boys are all about video games like the new mindcraft, skylanders and Disney infinity.

  9. I see a few items on this list that’s on our holiday shopping list. Project MC 2 Doll is a must because we’re a STEM household.

  10. These are interesting toys for boys and girls. My girls would love the Project MC 2 Doll and the Barbie Saddle ‘N Ride Horse. I am starting to shop already, so I will be checking this out.

  11. That personal robot is so cool! I would have loved a toy like that. I can say I didn’t have anything close. My kids would be so sad if they had to play with the toys I had as a kid. LOL

  12. Somehow I have a feeling my granddaughters are going to want some kind of robot gift this year. Both love building electronic things and these seem to be right up their alley. Thanks for the review, I will be checking some of these toys out.

  13. I was a my little pony kid. I was obsessed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. The toy selection is awesome. My daughter is fascinated with anything about unicorns. :) I’ll check the unicorn Furreal friends.

    Mhar Sefcik

  15. Wow, toys really are different these days! They are more exciting to play with! So many new features that kids will definitely love!

  16. That T-Rex and Robot is amazing! My boys would go for that in a heartbeat!

  17. I love the G15 now that looks cool. Christmas will be here soon. I am already excited!

  18. My daughter is all into unicorns and ponies! She would absolutely love that unicorn! Going to have to look into that one!

  19. Toys get cooler and cooler! I would have loved that barbie!

  20. Kids toys are so much cool now… but I feel like it made me get really creative with what I had!

  21. My daughter is so into Barbie now she would love a doll. I shop at Toys r us all the time, love their range.

  22. These are great! That robot is awesome! I really wish I had that when I was growing up.

  23. My kids are not so much into toys anymore. Gadget is their new interest.

  24. Numbers 3,5 and 6 are awesome for my son. I would love to buy at least one of those soon!

  25. The robot for a son and a barbie on a pony for a daughter. Nice gift ideas! I would visit Toys r Us to check them out mysefl.

  26. That is an amazing T Rex. My kids would love all of these toys. I can see why they are so popular.

  27. The MC2 dolls are amazing! I want them for my daughter!

  28. These are wonderful ideas. I’m already shopping for gifts and I will definitely be checking this out.

  29. I’m pretty sure I would have wanted all of these items! How cool are they? I would have loved an MC2 doll or a Barbie on a horse!

  30. I loved My Little Pony! That T-Rex is amazing…I want to buy that for my son right now!

  31. This is a great list of toys! I can seem my kids asking for all of these for Christmas! My DD3 would go crazy over the Barbie and horse!! How cool is that?

  32. My Nephews are in LOVE with hulk they would just about faint over The Hulk smash car. Their entire room is hulk. I am definitely looking out for that when christmas rolls around.

  33. Oh I totally would have wanted the Barbie & horse. I wanted the van so bad when I was a kid!

  34. I had to quick scan this for fear that my kiddo would see it as he walked by. He would LOVE all the boy toys for sure!

  35. Toys R Us.. my kids visit the store once a week! They have a huge list of toys for Christmas

  36. The only thing I ever wanted when I was a kid was a Barbie Dreamhouse. I never got it, though. I am still a little bitter.

  37. That magical unicorn is so cute! I would have flipped out if I’d found that under the tree.

  38. A barbie WITH a pony?! Uh… YEAH I would have wanted that. LOL

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