All The Toys in Japan’s Toys R’ Us Christmas Season Top 20 List
The kids are gonna love these!
With the Christmas season just around the corner, shopping for presents, especially for the kids, is one thing that you should start doing early.
Luckily, last November 5, Japan’s Toys R’ Us just announced their Top 20 list of toy recommendations for the incoming Christmas season. Apart from this, some toys that are widely popular in other countries, have also now become available in Toys R’ Us branches in Japan. This year’s trendiest toys include the “Surprise Toys”, “Programming Toys”, “Kamen Rider”, “Pre Cure”, “Licca Dolls”, and “Pokemon”.
Read on to find out which toys are included in this Christmas season’s Top 20 Most Recommended List.
Kamen Rider Zi-O Henshin Belt DX Jiku Driver (¥7,558)
Kamen Rider Zi-O Henshin Belt DX Jiku Driver © 2018 ISHIMORI PRODUCTION INC, tv asahi, ASATSU-DK INC, TOEI COMPANY, LTD
The Kamen Rider Zi-O Henshin Belt DX Jiku Driver is a henshin belt that allows kids to experience transforming into a Kamen Rider Zi-O. Once they set the Zi-O ride badge into the DX Jiku Driver, a display will pop up allowing them to transform into a Kamen Rider. This transformation is accompanied by sound effects, which the kids will definitely enjoy.
BeyBlade Burst B-126 Cho-Z Musou Beystadium (¥8,098)
BeyBlade Burst B-126 Cho-Z Musou Beystadium © Hiro Morita, BBBProject, TV TOKYO © TOMY
The BeyBlade Burst B-126 Cho-Z Musou Beystadium is a high difficulty BeyBlade stadium used for electronic BeyBlades. There’s also a Double Hurricane Mode stadium which is used when competing against an opponent. This toy comes with two limited edition layers.
Play with Tomica! Go! Stop! Sound Crossing Set (¥5,938)
Play with Tomica! Go! Stop! Sound Crossing Set © TOMY
This railroad crossing toy lets kids play with Plarail trains and Tomica. The lights and sounds that the toy makes, along with the large landscape and moving trains make this set even more exciting and enjoyable for children who love trains.
The Plarail trains, Tomica, and PlaKids are each sold separately
2 Speed Control! Tomica Action Highway (¥5,938)
2 Speed Control! Tomica Action Highway © TOMY
The 2 Speed Control! Tomica Action Highway is a large toy with an adjustable speed slope. When speed is set on “fast” mode, the cars automatically climb up the slopes. On the other hand, when the speed is set on “slow”, the cars only climb up the slope when a button is pressed. This setting allows the kids to park the cars in the parking lot located halfway up the slope.
The Tomica is sold separately.
Aero Nova (¥5,398)
Aero Nova © Spin Master Ltd. All rights reserved.
The Aero Nova is a toy surrounded by a floating sphere. The sensors located on each side of the toy allow the intuitive sphere control without the toy having to touch the sphere. What makes this toy extra special is how certain hand movements can make it do special tricks. The kids can also use the toy to play catch with their friends.
WHO are YOU? Light purple (¥3,130)
WHO are YOU? Light purple. Designed & © 2018 Worlds Apart Ltd. All Rights Reserved. © SEGATOYS
The WHO are YOU? toy is one good example of a surprise toy that’s one of the trends this year. It’s considered as such because the kid who receives it won’t really know what’s inside until they open it.
In this case, the child won’t know what this toy will transform into until he/she washes it for the first time. It can either turn into a rabbit, a dog, or a cat. Do note, though, that the light purple color of the toy is exclusive to Toys R’ Us.
Licca House 31 Ice Cream Shop (¥5,398)
Licca House 31 Ice Cream Shop © TOMY, B-R 31 ICE CREAM CO., LTD
Children will enjoy scooping up ice cream in this toy shop and serving them on a cone or a cup. They can choose from 20 flavors with 40 pieces.
The Licca dolls are each sold separately.
Pre Cure Mirai Pad & Memorial Cure Clock Set (¥12,958)
HUG! Pre Cure Oshigoto Iroiro! Pre Cure Mirai Pad & Memorial Cure Clock Set © ABC-A, TOEI ANIMATION Co., Ltd.
This deluxe set consists of the Oshigoto Iroiro! Pre Cure Mirai Pad and the Memorial Cure Clock. With 52 menus, including the Pre Cure transformation set and the learning set, this is a toy that can be played by kids for a long period of time.
Disney Princess: Princess Doll & Royal Wand Set (¥3,238)
Disney Princess: Princess Doll & Royal Wand Set (Rapunzel) © Disney
The Disney Princess Doll and Wand & Tiara are both sold exclusively at Toys R’ Us. Kids can choose from their favorite Disney princesses like Rapunzel, Ariel, Belle, and Cinderella.
These toys are available for purchase starting on December 7.
Tamagotchi Meets (Fairy Tale Meets ver. / Magical Meets ver.) (¥6,478)
Tamagotchi Meets (Fairy Tale Meets ver./ Magical Meets ver.) (The picture shows the Magical Meets ver. Purple) © BANDAI WiZ
This portable growing simulation game lets kids experience taking care of their very own Tamagotchi. Apart from this, the toy also has a user communication enhancement function installed. The Fairy Tale Meets version and the Magical Meets version both come in three colors and different characters.
The toy is available for purchase starting on November 23.
Sumikko Gurashi Sumikko Atsume (¥6,262)
Sumikko Gurashi Sumikko Atsume © TOMY © 2018 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved
This toy has more than 120 Sumikko characters appearing on its touchscreen. The idea of the game is to catch as many Sumikkos as possible using the traps and items provided. Children can also experience taking care of the characters by feeding them. On top of this, they can also enjoy playing six additional mini-games included in the toy.
Just Like Home 5WAY The System of Light and Sound (¥5,938)
Just Like Home 5WAY The System of Light and Sound Kitchen!
The Just Like Home 5WAY The System of Light and Sound Kitchen is a Toys R’ Us original and exclusive item which consists of a 5-way assembly kitchen set. When kids rotate the knob of the stove, they will see exciting lights and sound effects. This set also includes many kitchen accessories.
Doraemon Step-Up Computer (¥15,118)
Doraemon Step-Up Computer © Fujiko-Pro, Shogakukan Inc., tv asahi, SHIN-EI ANIMATION Co., Ltd., ASATSU-DK INC.
This educational computer toy lets kids learn lessons in science, math, technology, STEM Education, and programming with Doraemon characters. It includes about 40 menus and over 1,000 questions.
This toy is made for pre-school to primary school children.
Disney & Disney/ Pixar Characters Dream Switch (¥15,982)
Disney & Disney / Pixar Characters Dream Switch © Disney © Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. © Disney/Pixar
The Disney & Disney/ Pixar Characters Dream Switch is an electronic picture book that projects Disney stories in the ceiling. The kids can choose their favorite story from a list of 30 Disney stories and 50 contents. The story-telling usually takes about 10 minutes to finish, and when it ends, the toy automatically shuts itself down.
Disney Character Goods Full on the Ceiling! Good Night Home Theater (¥8,098)
Disney Character Goods Full on the Ceiling! Good Night Home Theater © Disney © Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard.
This toy features a bright LED display which lets kids can enjoy seeing their favorite Disney characters come alive on their ceilings. The toy set includes two projection disks (Winnie the Pooh - The Adventure of the Honey, Fantasy Dream), and 31 songs.
Anpanman Kira Pika Stage Music Show (¥10,798)
Anpanman Kira Pika Stage Music Show © Takashi Yanase/ froebel-Kan Co., Ltd., TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD., Nippon Television Music Corporation
This music toy has 29 keys and 17 demo songs. Kids will love seeing the characters on top of the piano, Anpanman and Baikinman, dance with the music. The toy will help kids learn how to play the piano by simply following the glowing keys.
Imaginarium All-in-One Train Table Set (¥14,038)
Imaginarium All-in-One Train Table Set
The Imaginarium All-in-One Train Table Set is a Toys R’ Us limited-edition toy that comes with a wooden train table and 100 small pieces consisting of rail tracks, trains, people, animals, and hospitals. Kids can use their imagination and creativity when making their own layouts.
D-bike dax (Yellow/ White/ Red) (¥12,958)
D-bike dax (Yellow/ White/ Red) (The picture shows the yellow version.)
The D-bike dax is a dachshund-looking tricycle with a seat that can be adjusted accordingly. Its design allows children from 1.5 years old to 4 years old have an easier time riding it. What’s more, the tricycle does not need a large space for storage since it can be folded.
LEGO® Harry Potter 75955 Hogwarts Express (¥12,958)
LEGO® Harry Potter 75955 Hogwarts Express. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2018 The LEGO Group. HARRY POTTER characters, names, and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (S18)
This limited-edition LEGO Toys R’ Us item includes the Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station, the Hogwarts Express, and figurines of the Harry Potter characters. This toy set comes with 801 pieces.
POKEMON Let’s GO! Pikachu Let’s GO! Eevee Monster Ball Plus (¥10,777)
POKEMON Let’s GO! Pikachu Let’s GO! Eevee Monster Ball Plus (The picture shows Let’s GO! Pikachu.) © 2018 Pokemon. © 1995-2018 Nintendo/ Creatures Inc. / GAME FREAK Inc.
The set includes a Monster Ball Plus and a Nintendo Switch software (either POKEMON Let’s GO! Pikachu or POKEMON Let’s GO! Eevee). It is an up-and-coming gaming software where the “Monster Ball Plus” and the “POKEMON GO” are linked together.
This toy is available for purchase starting on November 16.
Provided by Tokyo Walker™, Japan Walker™, and Walkerplus™ (14 November 2018)