Parents tend to stick to the birthday/Christmas gift schedule, but sometimes it's fun to just surprise your kid with a new toy. Turn your little one's ordinary day into an awesome day with this weeks' best toy deals. Get a Disney digital camera for just $7, save $25 on a Griffin RC monster truck, or get a Lego City set at $13 off.
Disney 2.1MP Digital Camera
Price: $6.98 with free shipping
Lowest By: $7
Is It Worth It?: While you'd like to encourage your burgeoning shutterbug's interests in photography, you probably don't want to lend them your DSLR or iPhone. That's where this Disney 2.1-megapixel digital camera, available in Spider-Man, Avengers, or Minnie Mouse, comes in. At the super-low price of $7 via in-store pickup, this cute lil' camera is a $7 price low and a clear Editors' Choice pick. It's got everything a future photog needs, from the 1.5" LCD screen and 640x480 native resolution to the Snap-n-Share editing software.
Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Song Palace
Store: Toys "R" Us
Price: $34.98 with free shipping
Lowest By: $4
Is It Worth It?: Some little girls love playing with cars and army men, but for the princess-in-training, this castle is the way to go. Make her day with the Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Song Palace, an interactive play set that's perfect for ages 18 months to five years. At $35, this play set has been marked down by $15. Your little one will be so excited to play with two of her favorite Disney princesses, Cinderella and Snow White; the palace recognizes each princess figure by playing a song from her movie.
If you're looking for more just-because toys at impulse-buy prices, check out the Toys "R" Us clearance section. With prices on toys, bikes, games, and electronics marked down by up to 70% off, it's the best clearance sale we've seen from this merchant since December. You can opt for in-store pickup on most items; otherwise shipping starts at around $6. (You can also get free shipping on $49 or more.)
Griffin Remote Control Moto TC Monster Truck for iPhone / iPad / iPod
Store: Griffin Technology via eBay
Price:$19.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $25
Is It Worth It?: Older kids looking to wreak some havoc can get behind the wheel of the Griffin RC Moto TC Monster Truck with your iDevice. Just download the free Moto TC Monster app to take direct control this RC monster truck with the on-screen steering wheel, throttle, and tilt controls, or guide it through a series of preset routes with the touch of a finger. This Editors' Choice RC truck is a $25 savings.
Is It Worth It?: Every kid spends at least a piece of their childhood wanting to be a firefighter when they grow up, but it's not like you can let them practice putting out actual fires. Luckily, the flames in the Lego City Fire Helicopter set are plastic! This 232-piece set includes everything your would-be rescuer needs to build their own adventure: pilot and firefighter mini figurines, a cable that goes up and down, a water canon, spinning helicopter rotors, and more. Available for just $17, you'll save $13 on this set.
Lego Chima Worriz' Combat Lair
Store: Target via eBay
Price: $25.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $24
Is It Worth It?: Raising a little warrior can be a challenge, as they tend to cause a lot of destruction in their mock battles. Help them channel that energy into something constructive (but still cool) with the LEGO Chima Worriz' Combat Lair. This Editors' Choice set has dropped $10 since our last mention, and it's now a $24 price low. This 664-piece set includes six mini figures and a wicked combat machine with five detachable smaller vehicles.
Marcy Bonebright is a features writer for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared.