Toy TRENDS are a term that I never thought I'd be into until NOW. I mean, how can you not be when you see most of the awesome before it hits the AWESOME stages? 

SO, this year - I've found that two huge categories are hitting the shelves and finding their place under the tree.  

Retro and Robots it is. 

Retro:  Many fun 'old school' toys are coming back!  Fisher Price is obviously a leader in the little kid toys with the old record player, chatter phone & the other fun classics. But Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake & even Puppy Surprise returns!

Plus, robotics are off the hook.  Many kids are into this huge STEM craze & Hexbug Vex has some awesome robotic bug devices out!  MiP is a cool robot too.  His 'gesture-sense' technology amazes me!