And Christmas 2010 will be no exception.
All the big toy manufacturers and toy retailers meet in secret (allegedly) and decide which pieces of plastic and recycled fluff will make them a fortune and become the hot toys at Christmas.
You can already find several lists of the top toys for kids as predicted by the mega retailers and online superstores all straining to get your money into their Christmas tills.
It is all clever marketing of course, designed to create panic in anxious parents as they rush out to find the freaky, fluff ball called "something or other" that little Johnny must have to perfect his Christmas experience.
So every year we have the same mad rush by harassed, duped parents to make a purchase as soon as possible of the hot toy of the festive season.
And of course most local stores are soon sold out so then the really frenetic search begins; but soon all the major stores also declare themselves OUT OF STOCK as Christmas Day gradually approaches thus increasing the demand - and the prices - still further.
But then Christmas is all about stress, strife and making money after all.
Wouldn't you agree? And toys for kids and kid's games are the real money spinners.
But, let's face it; parents do need some help when it comes to buying gifts for kids.
So the hot toy list may not be such a bad thing after all.
In fact, it could even be a blessing in disguise.
Because to avoid the inevitable, Christmas mad-rush-and-panic, parents need time to get organised so when the hot kid's toys list is pronounced (usually in August!) then that must surely help ease the heavy burden of choice faced by the anxious parent.
By studying this list, the harassed mother or doting granny will immediately understand what must be purchased to keep their lovable youngster happy - at least for a day.
So, the best advice is to plan your kid's toys buying expedition well in advance.
That way you'll have a good chance of grabbing the hot toys for Christmas 2010 at less than double their usual price and, more importantly, it should keep your favourite child happy on Christmas Day.
Toys for kids this Christmas 2010 are definitely geared to the reasonably priced, hi-tech gadget toys.
So make sure you have plenty of spare batteries! If you think it will help and you still want to see the hot toys for Christmas 2010 (based on my research for genuine QUALITY and available discount offers) - just click on the link below.
But don't leave it too late! Good luck