Friday, October 1, 2010

Top Toys in 2010 for Tweens

Clue Secrets and SpiesIt can be stressful trying to find toys that will make a tween happy without upsetting them in some way. At this awkward stage of life, they are very hard to please. Still, when it comes to toys, it's sort of difficult to mess it up too much because most tweens love toys. If you keep in mind what it's like to be a 10 to 12 year old kid in today's world and use our list, you should be able to come up with some great gift ideas for the tweens in your life.

Top Toys in 2010 for Tweens

Here are some gift ideas for buying toys for 10 to 12 year olds.
  • Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Dragonoid - Not all tweens are going to be into Bakugan, but those who are will want this if they don't already have it. A big hit in 2009, it's still very popular with tweens in 2010.
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Bumblebee Voice Mixer Helmet - This high-tech voice changing helmet is sure to give hours of fun to your tween. Make sure to get enough batteries!
  • Clue Secrets & Spies - The Classic board game has been updated to be made "cool" for tweens in the 21st century. This is great for family game night!
  • EyeClops Night Vision Infared Stealth Binoculars - If the tween in your life is into gadgets - and what 10 to 12 year old kids aren't into gadgets - they are going to absolutely love these night vision goggles. They're priced under $100, so are sure to be popular for Christmas 2010.
  • Harumika - Runway Showstopper - For girls (or boys - we watch Ugly Betty) that want to design clothes and get into fashion, this is the perfect toy for 2010.
  • MythBusters Forces of Light - For the enterprising and curious tween in your life, this activity kit is sure to keep them entertained for hours and hours - teaching them something along the way.
When shopping for toys for tweens, it is important to remember what it was like to be 10 to 12 years old. If you keep that in mind, you are sure to find them something cool other than another boring video game. With a little imagination of your own, you may be the person with the best gift. Buying toys for tweens in 2010 doesn't have to be difficult if you pay attention to the details and take your time to choose a gift. Good luck out there this holiday shopping season!
K. Paul Mallasch is the publisher of Top Toys Blog and Double HaHa.

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