This post was sponsored by Duracell as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? We are just a few weeks away from black Friday and then the holiday madness will take over malls and department stores everywhere, so I've been trying to get a head start this year and knock off some of our list. Remember when you were a child, how exciting it was to make your wishlist for Santa!

Hot Christmas Toys 2016 FurReal Friends from Hasbro Torch and Bootsie Don't Forget the Batteries Duracell and Toys"R"Us Christmas Shopping

 

I love that I get to relive a little bit of that Christmas magic with my child, especially now that he is at the age he we can make a wishlist together. And what a wishlist he has! We recently took him to Toys”R”Us so he could decide on what he wants to ask Santa Claus for and we narrowed it down to about half the store, lol. Seriously though, have you seen some of the cool toys that are out? I was amazed at the technology that goes into toys for all ages, from toddlers to teens.

Hot Christmas Toys 2016 FurReal Friends from Hasbro Torch and Bootsie Don't Forget the Batteries Duracell and Toys"R"Us Christmas Shopping

Two of the most popular toys that will be popping up on lots of little wishlists are Torch and Bootsie. Hasbro's FurReal collection added these two to the toy market recently and they've captured the hearts of kids this Christmas. It's easy to see why, these electronic pals can do tons of cool tricks. We got to bring them both home and test them out.

Hot Christmas Toys 2016 FurReal Friends from Hasbro Torch and Bootsie Don't Forget the Batteries Duracell and Toys"R"Us Christmas Shopping

Torch, My Blazin' Dragon is a FurReal Friend that responds to touch with 50+ sound and motion combinations. Pet his nose and watch him move his head around and make noises. You can feed him a color-changing s'mores treat or fill his tank with water and watch as he breathes flame-colored mist. Torch is powered by 4 “C” batteries, so we made sure to pick up plenty of Duracell batteries from Toys”R”Us. There is nothing worse than waking up Christmas morning to the excitement of a new toy only to be disappointed after finding out you don't have batteries.

Hot Christmas Toys 2016 FurReal Friends from Hasbro Torch and Bootsie Don't Forget the Batteries Duracell and Toys"R"Us Christmas Shopping

Check out the Toys“R”Us circular found in most Sunday newspapers for great offers the week of 11/6 – 11/12, which includes: buy 1 pack of Duracell batteries, get the 2nd 40% off.

Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon is also on sale $59.99 that same week (regular MSRP is $79.99).

Hot Christmas Toys 2016 FurReal Friends from Hasbro Torch and Bootsie Don't Forget the Batteries Duracell and Toys"R"Us Christmas Shopping

Our other FurReal Friend, Bootsie is a lovable toy pet that loves to play just as much as Torch. Pat her head, rub her nose and give her a snuggle and she'll respond with lots of realistic kitty expressions. She'll even let you know when she's not so happy by giving a little hiss and making a scowling face. Feed her a fishy treat and she's happy to cuddle once again. Just don't forget she needs “AA” batteries to keep her purring and playing.

Hot Christmas Toys 2016 FurReal Friends from Hasbro Torch and Bootsie Don't Forget the Batteries Duracell and Toys"R"Us Christmas Shopping

Hot Christmas Toys 2016 FurReal Friends from Hasbro Torch and Bootsie Don't Forget the Batteries Duracell and Toys"R"Us Christmas Shopping

So when you're making your holiday shopping list remember that batteries are often required, but not included with toys. Stock up on Duracell batteries so you’ll be ready for Christmas morning.

Hot Christmas Toys 2016 FurReal Friends from Hasbro Torch and Bootsie Don't Forget the Batteries Duracell and Toys"R"Us Christmas Shopping

 

GIVEAWAY!!!!

Want to win a $100 Toys“R”Us gift card and Duracell batteries? Go to our Facebook page and leave a comment on which FurReal Friend your child would love to find under the tree on Christmas morning. See contest rules below:

  • Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as a part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central and must reside in the United States
  • Comment entry must be made by 9pm EST Monday, November 14, 2016
  • Winner will be selected and notified November 16th