It's more about giving than receiving for a lot of people during the Christmas holidays. Seeing the joy on a kids face when they receive a gift and the excitement that they have when they get to open that gift is all the payment a lot of people need.
Scandinavian Toys"R"Us licensee Top-Toy has taken a new approach to making sure kids get what they really want for Christmas: a fully gender-blind catalog that erases the line between boys' and girls' toys.
With Christmas coming soon, parents will be headed to the stores to buy that hot new toy that secures them as the coolest parent in their child's eyes. But, the hot toy of the season changes every year. What was popular when I was a child is completely different to the high tech gifts of today.
Besides Barbie dolls, Popples were my personal favorite toy of the '80s! My first Popple experience came December 25, 1987, when I was only 6 years old. I received my first Popple for Christmas in Oakland, California!
Recently, Mattel released Tokidoki Barbie, a hipster version of their iconic doll which comes complete with pink hair, an ironic half-shirt and visible tattoos on her chest, neck and shoulder. Finally, a Barbie who thinks you’re lame for playing with dolls.