Holiday gift idea countdown: Google’s top trending toys
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10. Zoomer Dino
Shopping for the kids in your life can often be challenging. Here is a countdown of the most searched toys on Google.
Zoomer Dino is an interactive pet that users can control with hand gestures or a remote control. The dino is a self-balancing toy that has to be “tamed” by the user. Zoomer Dino starts at $80.
9. Barbie Dream House
The Barbie Dream House has been around for decades, but interest in the toy surged in 2014. Barbie now has an online video series called “Life in the Dreamhouse.” This time-tested toy house will run you $150.
8. Nerf Guns
A favorite of youth war games and startup offices alike, the Nerf gun is a classic projectile toy. The series has changed over the years and now includes lines such as Zombie Strike, Vortex, and a female-focused line called Rebelle. Prices vary.
Shopkins are collectable and miniature characters that are based on items one would buy at a grocery store. The series is produced by Moose Toys and are available in specific sets or blind-boxed two-packs. Prices vary.
6. Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig is a British animated television series that follows a young pig named Peppa. Merchandise includes books, DVDs, games, figures, and plush toys, among others.
5. Ouija Board
Searches for the creepiest board game ever, Ouija, are up this year. The new film “Ouija” is what Google cites as the reason behind the increase in results. You can join the Ouija weirdness for roughly $20.
4. Lego Friends
Lego Friends is a series in the Lego line that includes mini-doll figures and is geared toward girls. The series began in 2012 and has become one of the most successful series in the company’s history. Prices vary.
3. Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol is an animated series that follows seven puppies and a young boy named Ryder. The puppies are available as individual figures or in sets.
2. My Little Pony
My Little Pony is a 1980s classic that has been given new life with a new television series. The ponies now have a whole online community and cult following. Prices vary.
1. American Girl
American Girl Dolls are a time-honored classic holiday gift. Not much has changed about the dolls, which offer a customization option to create a doll that looks like you. Prices for the dolls start around $100.