Top Toys Tri-Valley Kids are Asking For

Find out what’s in before you head out to take advantage of Black Friday savings.

Making sure to put just the right presents under the tree for kids can be a trick even for Santa. If you’re hoping to find out what’s hot before you head out to shop on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, we’ve put together a few suggestions.

Retailers themselves are generally the best judges of what’s in. Here are what some of the biggest toy retailers in the Tri-Valley area and beyond are saying:

Toys ‘R’ Us

This retailer has a Top 15 list of toys for boys and girls. Some of its suggestions include:

  • Doc McStuffins Time for Your Checkup doll
  • Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Doll
  • Furby
  • LeapPad2 Explorer
  • Wii U
  • Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister

To see the full list, visit Toys ‘R’ Us online.


This store agrees with Toys ‘R’ Us on a few counts, but has its own suggestions, as well. They include:

  • Easy Bake Ultimate Oven
  • Disney Bounce Bounce Tigger
  • Beyblade Destroyer Dome Set
  • LEGO Super Heroes Batwing Battle Over Gotham City
  • NERF N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster

To see the full list of suggestions, visit Target online.


This retailer has an extensive list of hot toys for the holidays. It’s also running an online contest where customers can vote for what toy they think is the “hottest” of the season. To see all Walmart’s suggestions, visit the store online.


This online retailer has a number of suggestions on its “hot” list. It also includes some suggestions for pre-teens and teens. Just Dance 4 anyone?

To see all of Amazon’s hot toy suggestions, visit the store online.

What toys are in demand in your house this season? Share your suggestions in the comments section.

Creed Erickson November 22, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Disappointed that you didn't include Cooleykatz or Woopsiedaisy local merchants.
John MacDougall November 22, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Really? Walmart, Target, Amazon, TRU? You're showing your non-local colors Patch!
Cmilos November 23, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Yah^^^ if you want to spend lots of $$$$ of OVERPRICED toys go to Woopsie or Cooleykatz. I see toys in there 50-60% MORE than any big box retail store. Lower your crazy prices and we will shop there.
John MacDougall November 23, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Last week PBS aired Ken Burn's Dust Bowl. Short sighted opportunists destroyed their environmment for a quick buck. We're entering another dust bowl for small businesses in our communities. People flock to outlet malls and Amazon to save a little, while local store struggle. For every 2 jobs a big box store creates, 3 local jobs are lost. Is that Black Friday bargain really worth it? I invite you to shop local this year.
Roger V. Tranfaglia November 23, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Mr. Milo... a majority of the toys at Cooley Cats and Whoopsie I doubt you will find at the local "big box" stores. They are imported or made by small artisans/bussinesses here in the states..
Roger V. Tranfaglia November 23, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Check out Alex Jones website "infowars". About our present "dust bowl"you will be unpleasantly surprised.
pt November 25, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Doc McStuffins are hard to find. I used a product tracker at http://instockhere.com/productCat/mcstuffins
Michael Night November 27, 2012 at 12:52 AM
AT&T in San Ramon employs this short white woman named Teresa that is dating this guy named Migel who is from Oakland and a tow truck driver/pediphile/meth user who is wanted for unpaid drug debts. Teressa is a receptionist at AT&T. If you need tows or drugs contact her or tow company called Mickeys. They are listed in Oakland.


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