Hannah Montana Holiday Singing Doll
Hannah Montana Holiday Singing Doll

DALLAS, Nov 19, 2008 / FW/ — It seems that Miley Cyrus’ scandalette last April paid off for everyone concerned. According to NRF’s 2008 Top Toys survey, conducted by BIGresearch, Hannah Montana, a Disney character played by Miley Cyrus, jumped four spots this year to number 2, second only to Barbie as the most popular toy for girls.

Hannah Montana replaces Bratz dolls, which dropped to the fourth spot. This year, video games and High School Musical merchandise also appeared for the first time on the top ten list for girls.

Top gifts for boys will be similar to last year, with electronics taking the top spots in the form of video games and Nintendo Wii. Boys will also ask for LEGOS, cars and Transformers. Traditional toys Star Wars and Hot Wheels reemerged on the top ten list this year after falling off of the list in previous years.

Below is the Top Ten list of toys as released by NRF.

2008 Top Toys for Girls

1. Barbie

2. Disney Hannah Montana

3. Dolls (generic)

4. Bratz

5. Nintendo Wii

6. Video Games

7. Elmo

8. Disney High School Musical

9. Disney Princess

10. American Girl

2008 Top Toys for Boys

1. Video Games

2. Nintendo Wii


4. Cars (generic)

5. Transformers

6. Elmo

7. Star Wars

8. Hot Wheels

9. Remote Controlled Vehicles

10. Xbox 360