I am a huge Target fan. If you will check my Foursquare profile (mochadad), you will see that I’m the Mayor of my local Target with over 100 check-ins. It is my go-to store for everything from clothing to groceries to toys.

Speaking of toys, I make regular visits to Target’s toy department. My son and I collect superhero and wrestling action figures and LEGO Mini-Figures. At least once a week, we visit the store to see if any new figures have been released.

Now that the Christmas shopping season is upon us, it is my top destination to buy presents for my kids, nieces and nephews. If you’re looking for the hottest toys this season, look no further. Target has unveiled multiple initiatives that deliver added convenience and savings on this year’s top toys – including QR codes, an interactive toy catalog with an enhanced digital wish list and more prominent shelf placement for the season’s most popular toys.

You’ve probably already received Target’s annual toy catalog. It features more than 200 toys, specially priced, to give you the best value on the toys that kids want most. In addition to sale prices on individual items, the catalog includes coupons that can be used on your total purchase.

Target is also making it easy to create and share wish lists with a new online tool on Target.com where guests can browse the toy catalog and organize their must-have toys into a Target Digital Wish List that is instantly shareable with anyone via email. Kids will love sharing their picks with friends and family, while gift givers will appreciate the savings.

You can also visit a new dedicated toys Web page, Target.com/TopToys, to easily find and shop 10,000 items. This dedicated page will give guests multiple options to browse, including age, gender, brand or character to easily find something for every child on their list.

Target’s Top 20 Toys

  1. Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster
  2. Disney Bounce Bounce Tigger
  3. Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Doll – Harmony B Sharp
  4. Mega Bloks Halo Warthog Resistance
  5. Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Power Tower Track Set
  6. Playskool Rocktivity Walk-N-Roll Rider
  7. LEGO Friends Emma’s Horse Trailer
  8. Furby
  9. Monster High Scarily Ever After Collection
  10. Hexbugs Collection
  11. Beyblade Metal Fury Performance Top System Destroyer Dome Set
  12. Bop It Smash
  13. LEGO Super Heroes Batwing Battle Over Gotham City
  14. Easy Bake Ultimate Oven
  15. Leapfrog LeapPad2 Explorer – Kidz Bop Music Pack
  16. The Amazing Spider-Man Mega Blaster Web Shooter With Glove Set
  17. Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle
  18. Air Hogs Hover Assault
  19. Baby Alive Wanna Walk Collection
  20. Barbie Photo Fashion Doll Collection
But Target isn’t just a place to buy toys. It is the perfect place for fashionistas, crafters, chefs, and DYIers.  You can shop with confidence this holiday season, thanks to the wide assortment of decorating, entertaining and gift giving merchandise.
To make your holiday season a little more merry, I’m giving away one of the toys from Target’s Top Toy list. The prize will be a Leapfrog LeapPad2 Explorer – Kidz Bop Music Pack. The LeapPad2 Explorer inspires kids to imagine and explore with front-and-back cameras, 4 GB of memory and a library of 325+ cartridges and apps for limitless learning and fun! This special KIDZ BOP Music Pack features: a LeapPad2 Explorer tablet, Target Exclusive KIDZ BOP Rockin’ Playlist, KIDZ BOP Ultimate Hits Playlist, KIDZ BOP Music Video Collection, a pair of kid-friendly headphones, a protective Green Gel Skin and 5 included apps: Pet Pad writing app, LeapFrog Learning Songs, Art Studio, Cartoon Director and one app of your choice.
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering the following question:

What was your favorite toy as a child?

Additional Entries (These entries will be counted only after the required entry has been submitted)

Mocha Dad’s “Holiday Toy Giveaway: Leapfrog LeapPad2 Explorer – Kidz Bop Music Pack” starts on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 and ends Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 11:59 a.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans 18 years old and older in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Mocha Dad Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this blog within the past 30 days. One (1) winners will be chosen via Random.org and announced soon after the ending date. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received compensation and/or one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. All opinions are my own. Target is providing the Leapfrog LeapPad2 Explorer – Kidz Bop Music Pack for the winner of this sweepstakes. This program is not administered or sponsored by Target or its affiliates, but solely by Mocha Dad. Total prize value is $130.