Top Selling Toys of 2009 – Growing Tree Toys Looks Back

It’s 2010 and TGIF! Nothing kicks off a new year quite like spending a fun weekend with family, friends, and all of your great holiday toys – some of which I hope we provided!

We loved playing Santa’s elves in our warehouse workshop this past holiday season, and as our toys flew from our shelves (and some so quickly that they never made it to a shelf), we were excited to see which products you chose as your favorites!

And, to show you that we’ve been paying attention to what you want in your toys, we’ve comprised a list of old favorites and new surprises that you made popular this past holiday season.

Without further ado, here are your Top Ten Selling Toys of 2009:

1. Playmobil Christmas in the Forest Advent Calendar: A playful Playmobil spin on a holiday favorite, this Advent Calendar helps kids count down the days until Santa comes to town! This calendar includes a Santa figurine, a different animal for each day, and a traditional advent calendar.

2. Playmobil Pyramid: Hidden treasures, mummies, mysteries … this exciting Pyramid play set has everything inquisitive and imaginative minds could want! Little archeologists loved this new addition to the Playmobil family.

3. Metal Grocery Cart Toy: The perfect kid-size toy shopping cart takes “just like mom and dad” pretend play to a whole level of realism as kids load and unload groceries at whatever “market” they decide to visit.

4. Playmobil Sphinx with Mummy: Explore the secrets of the ancient world and discover the secrets held deep within this majestic sphinx – the tomb of an ancient pharaoh and his precious treasures!

5. Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Toy: A craft kit that celebrates friendship, kids will love to make colorful bracelets to wear and share with friends.

6. Elf on the Shelf: This holiday kit provides kids with one of Santa’s adorable elves to watch over them during the day; and at night, he travels to the North Pole to report to Santa about whether they are naughty or nice. Plus, when he returns in the morning, he hides in a different spot so kids can find him!

7. My First Lab Duo-Scope: The multi-purpose microscope that combines a basic biological scope and a traditional dissecting scope to view the small, indescribable features of the world as well as larger specimens.

8. Calico Critters Play Table: A great gift for the Calico Critters enthusiast, this sturdy play table features a flat top with a printed floor plan for endless imaginative possibilities, and a raised edge to keep all your Critters in one place.

9. Legends of Magic Kit: Houdini will be history once kids master the over 250 tricks and illusions in this jam packed magic kit! Can you escape from chains and produce silk scarves from nothing? Don’t worry, you’ll learn.

10. Red Sing a Long Microphone Toy: Become the next American Idol with this kid-size introduction to the world of singing and bellow out the best music has to offer. Choose a song because your fans are waiting!

Which of our 2009 Top 10 Toys do you think will make the list this year? Now, with only 330 more days to prepare for the start of the holiday season, we have a lot of work to do to make this year even better than the last! Check back often for the latest educational toys, the best art kits, and the everyday great deals of 2010. Happy New Year!

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