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This year is the best in a long time for new toys.  Many amazing toys have been announced this year, so it’s likely that you aren’t even aware of all that is now available.  Bestbuy.ca is always a great destination for toys, with a huge selection and amazingly fast shipping.  Also, we have been reviewing many of these toys on the blog, so you can learn what they can do and make a more informed decision this holiday season.  You can also post questions on Best Buy’s Forums to get quick answers about toys, gaming, computers etc.

Here are some of the top toys of 2015:

 stampede.jpg Traxxas Stampede 2WD 1/10 Scale RC Monster Truck Review

The Stampede may not be the biggest, the fastest, or the most powerful Traxxas RC truck on our list, but it rates second to none when it comes to performance! I’ve been seriously impressed with this monster machine so far. Click on through to find out why!

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 minidrone2.jpg Review and Video: Parrot’s MiniDrones are becoming an army

Drones can come in all sizes, as Parrot likes to demonstrate with its MiniDrones line of more diminutive gizmos. And now, it seems there’s a small army of them—on land, air and sea. Previous designs have been augmented in various ways to make this new batch of mini robots smarter, sleeker and more precise. I took a few for some testing and found them to be fun for as long as the battery could last.

 kids toy.jpg Hottest baby toys of the year

Baby toys are great because they help baby explore the world around him and all his senses. Most can be tremendously educational. Here are our picks for some of the hottest baby toys of the year.

 bb8.jpg Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid Review

Step right up and meet the new Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droidthis is the Droid you’re looking for! And I think that once you’ve read this review, you’ll agree that you’ve finally found him. This little guy does everything short of saving the galaxy single-handed, and once you’ve seen him in action, you’re almost guaranteed to want one. Click through and read on for full details of this amazing little robot. He’s waiting to meet you.

 meccano sm.jpg Meccano Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot Review

Say hello to the mini robotic marvel who’s loyal, friendly, and a whole lot of fun! He’s the new Meccano Meccanoid G15 Personal Robot, and he wants to be your friend. If you’re ready for a robotic companion that will tell you jokes, keep you company, and obey your every command (or at least several pre-programmed ones), then click on through and read all about the Meccanoid G15.

 rev.jpg WowWee REV Robotic Enhanced RC Vehicle Starter Pack Review

If you’d like to learn all about the WowWee REV Robotic Enhanced RC Vehicle Starter Pack, then click on through for the full report. I’m sure you’ll be as impressed with these innovative RC race cars as I am!

 kitty.jpg Zoomer Kitty Interactive Robot Cat Review

With the very lifelike Zoomer Kitty Interactive Robotic Cat there are no messes to clean up, and there’s no need to feed her. Still, she behaves much like a real live cat. She plays, she purrs, and she’s your child’s fine feline friend. Read on to learn more about what this kool kitty can do!

 yoda1.jpg Star Wars 16″ Legendary Yoda Interactive Robotic Toy Review

Do you wish to be trained in the power of  the Force? If you think you’ve got what it takes to become a true Jedi Master and train with the legendary Yoda himself, then your first step is to read this review of the Star Wars 16″ Legendary Yoda Interactive Robotic Toy. Contained herein is all the knowledge you’ll need. So, if you’re ready to unlock the Force within you, then read this blog you must!

 zoomer1.jpg Zoomer Dino Jester Interactive Dinosaur Robot Review

Today I review the Zoomer Dino Jester Interactive Dinosaur Robot & consider the ways in which he is, and is not, similar to the Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex. If you enjoy smart / robot toys and would like to know just how well Jester measures up, click on through and consider the evidence. He’s definitely not a scary dino. Jester is more of a clown. Read on to see what I mean.

 xwing.jpg Air Hogs Star Wars RC X-Wing Starfighter Review

Take a look at the new Air Hogs Star Wars remote control X-Wing Starfighter. This is yet another hot Star Wars item that just debuted on Force Friday. Join me inside for a full review with lots of original photos and a short video clip in which I briefly discuss a few of the X-Wing’s key points. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’re sure to love this toy. So why not click on through and see what I mean?!

 leappad.jpg LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Review

Today I take an in-depth look at the new LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum (along with 2 classic LeapFrog LeapPad learning games). Join me inside and we’ll learn together whether or not the good folks at LeapFrog have hit yet another home run …. I’ll just give you this one little hint: They have! It’s their biggest children’s tablet yet, and, as always, it’s packed with fun, educational, and amazing features! So, click on through and read all about it!

 darkside.jpg Sphero Darkside Ollie App-Controlled Robot Review

Meet Ollie! He’s the small, fun, app controlled robot that goes wherever you do. I’ve been testing him all week and have quite a bit to say. If you enjoy RC toys—particularly unconventional ones like Ollie—then pop on in and see what you, and I, think of him!

 princess.jpg Little Disney Princess Fun With Melissa & Doug

Every little girl loves princesses. And with a number of neat Melissa & Doug toys, kids can build their imagination by doing everything from dressing up magnetic princess figures, to stamping princess imagery onto pictures, and creating reusable sticker scenes that tell a full fairy tale story.

 sprk.jpg Sphero SPRK Edition App-Controlled Robot (Clear) Review

Meet the Sphero SPRK Edition App-Controlled Robotthe unique, interactive toy ball with the motto, “PLAY IS A POWERFUL TEACHER.” It may not look like it, but there’s actually a whole lot going on with this seemingly simple sphere, and it’s all unleashed by the special SPRK App. Join me inside as I unlock the secrets of how learning meets fun with the Sphero SPRK Edition. I think you’ll be impressed!

 Lightsabers.jpg Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers Review: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, & Kylo Ren

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, then you can’t help but love the awesome new Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers. Today I review 4 of them: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, & Kylo Ren. Past and future collide in this amazing new set. So grab the keys to the Falcon and step on through the portal, where advanture awaits! This is role playing fun on a whole other level!

 meccano.jpg Meccano Meccanoid G15 KS Personal Robot Review

Introducing the Meccano Meccanoid G15 KS Personal Robot—the only toy I’ve seen to date that has more moving parts than me! Ok, maybe not, but this is one complicated (in a good way … mostly) robot! Half puzzle, half human (no, not really), this guy is sure to provide hours of fun, or at least take a good many of them up. So step on through the portal and take a look at this truly amazing machine. One way or another, he’s sure to impress …

 jurassic.jpg Jurassic World Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex Review

Today I examine the Jurassic World Zoomer Dino Indominus Rex, and although it’s very similar to its counterpart, the Zoomer Dino Jester Interactive Dinosaur Robot, the 2 dinos actually feature very different designs, personalities, and even some technical differences with their respective remote controls. So, click on through and read my review if you’d like to learn all about this very scary Jurassic World Indominus Rex. I dare you!

 millenium1.jpg Air Hogs Star Wars RC Ultimate Millennium Falcon Review

Today I examine the Air Hogs Star Wars RC Ultimate Millennium Falcon, which is a very cool Star Wars themed quadcopter. Experience what it’s like to be Han Solo himself (or Chewbacca, if you prefer) as you pilot your very own Millennium Falcon starship all over your back yard! Keep on reading for full details of this fun little flier.

 dji.jpg Review and Video: DJI Phantom 3 is an elite drone

One of the things about flying a drone is that each flight seems to elicit something new. As drones become more sophisticated, they offer more each time in the air, adding to the payoff of learning and improving as a pilot. The DJI Phantom 3 is built to last, outfitted with some of the latest features any consumer drone can offer. I took it for a test drive for over a week, and shot a short video to go with it.

 colour.jpg Review: Tap into your inner child with Crayola Colour Alive

My boys and I have always loved colouring and crafting, so when I was asked to review Crayola’s newest creation, Colour Alive, I was excited. I was also seriously impressed when we really got into it. This colouring book with app takes your basic colouring book to a whole new level. Read on to see what I’m talking about.

 fox.jpg Traxxas Slash Fox 4WD 1/10 Scale RC Short Course Truck Review

We’ve witnessed the stability of the Traxxas Stampede. We’ve experienced the power of the Traxxas Summit. Now we prepare to feel the speed of the Traxxas Slash Fox! This 4WD 1/10 Scale RC Short Course Truck can go so fast you’ll need to wear a seat-belt just to operate it! And speed is just one of the Fox’s many impressive features. So, step on through the portal and see for yourself the incredible monster truck / race car combination that is the Traxxas Slash Fox. There’s no other Traxxas RC vehicle quite like it!

 

 

20 COMMENTS

  1. The best toy at Best Buy is the DJI Phantom 3 elite drone !

    And the best toy I received as a boy was an Electric Train set with real smoke !

  2. I would have to say this would be the coolest thing right now for my grandson but for me as a kid it was anything Holly Hobbie

  3. The little Disney princess fun would be an awesome gift for my 3-5 year old nieces. When I was younger I couldn’t get enough of my LiteBright …loved it !

  4. My daughter and i looked at all the toys and decided after watching the video that we liked the Parrot’s mini drones the best.

     

  5. I love Sphero! Even though I’m an adult I would love a Sphero product and think that the Sphero Spark is the best toy on your list, love the inside mechanics.

  6. My favorite childhood toy was the Tyco Psycho remote control vehicle from 1998. Ten year old me begged for an RC car for Christmas and this was the one I got. Unfortunately it wasn’t as durable as one would hope Smiley Wink, but I still loved it.

  7. I would love the Phantom 3 Drone.. As a kid I was simple. The only toy I wanted was a board game called Trouble..didn’t care for anything else..that Christmas it was under the tree and ironically all of my family played the game… And enjoyed it more than me.. ..lol

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