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Christmas Hot Toys 2012

Toys R Us Names 2012's Hottest Holiday Toy Trends

The 15 HOTTEST toys of the season!

Doc McStuffins Time for Your Checkup doll

Fisher-Price¨ Jake and the Never Land Pirates Jake's Musical Pirate Ship Bucky

Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Doll - Harmony B. Sharp


Gelarti Designer Studio

LeapPad2 Explorer

Micro Chargers Time Track

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset

Yvolution YFliker F1 Flow Series Scooter

Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister

LEGO¨ Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle

1D Collector dolls

Skylanders Giants Starter Pack


Wii U

You've seen the FABULOUS 15, now check out the rest!

Playskool Rocktivity Sit, Crawl 'n Stand Band

Fisher-Price Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza

Bounce Bounce Tigger

Magforce Command Center

Minnie Mouse Bow-tique Kitchen

Peppa Pig Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse

Pillow Pets Dream Lites

The Original Big Wheel Racer

LEGO Friends Summer Riding Camp

Lite Brix Lumi-Port

Monster High Meowlody and Purrsephoneª 2-Pack

Nickelodeon¨ Winx Club Believix Collection

Scan2Go Starter Track Set

Switch & Go Dinos Brok the Brachiosaurus

Air Hogs R/C Battle Tracker

Beyblade Metal Fury Destroyer Dome Set

Illumivor R/C Shark

NERF Lazer Tag Blaster

NERF N-Strike Retaliator

LEGO Technic Jet Plane

Exclusive Skylanders Giants Legendary Character 3 pack

VTech Alphabet Activity Cube

Apptivity Angry Birds

Fisher-Price Disney Baby Minnie's Twinkling Tea Party Play Gym

Disney Princess & Me Diamond Edition Cinderella Doll

Flyline Air Racer & Air Combat

Gears of War Centaur Construction Set


iTikes Map Explorer

Lalaloopsy Sisters

Minnie Mouse Bow-tique:Minnie's Fashion On-the-Go

Scatter Brainz Deluxe Pack

Novi Stars Scented Dolls

Playmobil¨ Western Fort

Words with Friends

Christmasworld Trends 2012/13

Christmas 2013: COLOR

Colors and Decorations

COLOR - This is the decisive signal for the coming season. Intense, strong tones are the emotional medium of an optimistic and future-oriented view of the world. They self-confidently permeate all styles and provided vital highlights.

Colors and decorations enliven everyday life. Individual interpretations of festive decorations enhance the personal enviroment long after the actual event - with the refined and restrained manner of SOFT CLOUD, the natural freshness of FANCY FOLK, the high-class glamour of LATE NIGHT GLAM and the intensely colorful purism of COOL VIBRANCY.

Trend Worlds

Precious Jungle

Over-the-top, extravagant and ostentatious
The title of this trend speaks for itself and underlines its opulent character: Precious Jungle combines the elegant and expensive with the cool and regal colours of the jungle. Precious stones and shimmering birds of paradise stand out like blossoms against a background palette of greens and blues. Elegant gold adds additional warmth. Materials are dominated by strong ornamentation and expensive designs. Choice fabrics such as velvet, silk and brocade are opulently embroidered or decoratively adorned. The theme offers a lot of room for inspiration. The range of relevant products is appropriately varied: glass ornaments, feather or plant motifs, heavy Christmas baubles decorated with gold, ornately decorated leaves in flower arrangements.

Fantasy Forest

Fanciful, humorous and modern
This playfully romantic style breaks the classic mould. It puts traditional fairy-tale motifs and Christmas reds and greens in a young and modern context. The enchanted forest of Fairyland is presented in a full, violent red and set against the animals and forest figures dipped in green paint. Natural materials such as pine cones or acorns are painted silver and lend an abstract, ethereal effect. Lighter shades give products an elegant, discreet look: finely patterned glass and porcelain lend a gentle, feminine touch. Woollen fabrics and felts appear playful with coloured lace, ribbons and trimmings.
This humorous and fashion-conscious treatment of tradition and familiar festive items offers a new perspective on traditional romantic motifs and constitutes what is special about this imaginative trend.

Glowing Desert

Full of contrast, expressive and elegant
Glowing Desert reflects the power and beauty of contrast. The wide open spaces of the desert with its desiccated land, cracked by the heat of the sun, is contrasted with a breathtaking colour palette. The combination of natural, warm shades, such as ochre and sand, with purple and an intense coral provides strong accents. A complement of sparkling and shiny metallic colours, set against the coarse desert backdrop, is reminiscent of a fata-morgana effect. This aspect is particularly in evidence in the range of floral products: dried wood, thistles, bleached stone ware and ceramics combine with ribbons of natural silk or linen to give a restrained rural effect. Elegant glassware with schlieren effects, iridescent Christmas baubles and shiny candles all go to create vibrant and exciting contrasts.

Gracious Coast

Light, feminine and delicate
This is a sappy, purist style developed with a gentle femininity. Modern pastel shades are contrasted with black, anthracite and ecru. The reduced, sculptural shapes create a 50s feel, structures are fluid and clean, and surfaces are finely worked. Traditional features are put in a modern context and force a conscious clash. Thus, for example, historical scenes on copper engravings from the 17th and 18th centuries find themselves next to modern, photographically accurate patterns. There is a great deal of variety in the range of products: fine fabrics and textiles with delicate structures and needlework create a feminine touch. There are gentle modulations of transparent and delicately coloured glass. High-quality ornaments with enamel and mother-of-pearl effects bring grace and lightness. The simultaneous combination of playful decoration and reductionist simplicity is what lends Gracious Coast its special character.


Trends at the Fair

Christmas trends 2013 / 2014

Alongside the candle - creator of romantic mood par excellence - the hand-blown glass bauble remains the leading decorative element at Christmas time, with surface designs becoming ever more elaborate and imaginative. Encrusted with the most varied glittering embellishments, imprinted or misted snow-white, they are the jewels on every Christmas tree. But they can also happily be hung on neutral tree sprigs so that they stay with us well beyond the festivities right up until the end of the year.

The most popular decorative animals to be added to the traditional stylistic features are owls and stags. The variety of materials ranges all the way from bronze and velvet, fur and feather, to fabric and felt. Particularly popular are, moreover, angels, conical shapes, hearts and nativity figures.

Nature remains the number one source of inspiration for all decoration. Artificial flowers and Christmas trees are becoming more and more realistic both in the way they look and the way they feel. The proportion of laborious handwork in them is enormous. The dominant colours are white and silver – a far cry from the traditional Christmas red. Berries enjoy a pastel colour spectrum ranging from a light rosé colour to dark purple, with earthy and green tones, and create a background mood that exudes good cheer.

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Christmas Design Trends 2012


Red and white checked patterns, tweed and Edelweiss motifs with traditional Alpine figures bring a piece of the Alps into your home. City folk also enjoy the mountain figures and rustic craftsmanship that conveys the feeling of a lovely, picture-perfect Heidi world with deer antlers and cow bells, hearts and fly agarics (mushrooms).

Culture Meets Christmas

The “good-time” formula for Christmas is in the mix! Traditional crochet motifs and photo prints, modern floral ornaments and glitter glamour are a tasteful melange of originality and humour. If you are in a scene or a jet-setting metropolitan, this culture mix will make a modern Christmas tale come true.

Mer De Glace

The aura of a brisk, cool snowy landscape surrounds this product line which combines icy blue tones with subtle colours found in nature. The highly accurate ice crystal structures, the streamline of the Christmas trees and the floral patterns bring back memories of the beauty of a crystalline winter, combining natural elements with a cosy and homely Christmas style.

Future The Past

This Christmas, golden trim refines the noble and exclusive touch of elegance of a style from the past with new shiny metal hues and pearls. Golden frames, trimmed with ornaments bring the beautiful decor of a splendid past tastefully into the present. And even modern traditionalist will feel that they have found their new luxury oasis in the warm, richly decorated candles and shiny whatnots tantalising the senses.

Pretty Patch

Vibrantly colourful and playful-looking figurines are set in a backdrop of familiar red and Scandinavian light blue. The frolic of untamed playfulness and a re-discovery of dollhouse romanticism and fairground magic characterise these darling accessories that make any child’s heart smile. A journey through the playroom adds colour and fun to life.

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Made In The USA

U.S. consumers are focusing more on American-made products.


Non-traditional colors. Colors seen on the fashion runways.

Glass ornaments - Retro, vintage, classic, modern. Metallic silver glass ornaments with vivid colors and glitter.

LED lighted ornaments.

Themed ornaments - All types of themes. Cupcake ornaments are trending. Birds remain trendy.

Design your own ornament kits - Dog paw-print ornament kits were hot in 2011 and remain trendy for 2012. Look for more types of ornament kits.


High quality materials. Intricate detail.

Miniature Ornaments

The mini ornament was trending up in '10, was widely popular for holiday 2011, and is still hot for 2012.


Candles fitted with LEDs. - Makers of traditional wax candles are also responding to the great competitive pressure caused by high paraffin costs with innovative concepts. Thus, LED lamps are integrated into hollow cylinders made of genuine wax, to create an authentic candle-flame look while electro-magnetic candles accurately reproduce a natural flame using flickering reflective wicks in real-wax candles.

Candle Lanterns - Lanterns are trending up for 2012.


Personalization and customization continue to be hot in 2012. (see also Personalized / Christmas )





Lighted Florals



Bronze, gold, silver, blue, purple, red, white, green.

Extending The Season

As in recent years, for the 2012 holidays consumers will be interested in products that span the seasons. Snowflakes and winter wonderland, snowmen and gingerbread, stars and pinecones - Consumers are looking to extend their seasonal decor past the holidays by purchasing non-holiday specific decorations that can be displayed after the holidays are over.

Winter Wonderland

Winter wonderland sparkle extends beyond the holidays with silver and white decor.


Bring on the sparkle and shine. If it's standing still, put some glitter on it.


Clothing and accessories are being added to the offerings of holiday decor designers.

Coastal Christmas

The nautical style has sailed into all categories of gift and home decor regardless of whether you reside near the sea or the city, and is still on trend for holiday 2012. (see also Nautical / Christmas )

Candy Christmas

Whimsical candy canes, cookies, gingerbread and treats.


Our feathered friends remain trendy.

Christmas Trees

LED lighting is leading the evolution in holiday trees -Variations in colors and styles, longer lasting and energy efficient.

Traditional green is the most popular color, but a rainbow of colors are available.

Taller trees (9' and above) to be more available.

Gift Wrap

Vivid colors. Brights and jewel tones.

Colors seen on the fashion runways.

Holiday 2012 Pet Trends

Interactive toys.

Quality vs quantity.

Made in the USA - Recent recalls of foods, treats and products from China will be on the minds of consumers.

Eco-friendly and green.

Bundling products for gifting. 

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