Norwalk, CONN. (PRWEB) November 13, 2007 — When the leaves begin to turn color, it’s probably a good idea to at least start thinking about holiday shopping, reports Passport to Fun(SM), a premier recreation and entertainment savings program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. After all, the holiday season seems to kick off earlier and earlier every year, and no one wants to be left behind as the hottest toys and gadgets are swept off the shelves by ambitious (or, in the eyes of some people, obnoxious) pre-holiday-rush shoppers.

PassportToFun recognizes that holiday traditions are deeply rooted in almost every family across the United States, and one of those traditions involves holiday shopping. For some folks, getting an early jump on buying gifts is almost hard-coded in their DNA. For others, the holidays just wouldn’t feel right unless they waited until the last possible second to begin their shopping ritual, online or otherwise.

Unfortunately for many of those last-minute consumers, they usually need to complete the shopping equivalent of a Hail Mary pass to score the most popular gifts of the season. To offer them a few hints on what to look for if they happen to wander across a shopping opportunity before their appointed rounds, Passport to Fun takes a quick look at a few of the toys receiving the most attention early in the 2007 holiday season:

* Nintendo Wii. Nintendo’s response to the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360 came out last year, but it’s still a hit among consumers. Affordably priced in the market, the motion-sensitive gameplay device of the Nintendo Wii allows users to get off the couch and get into the action with a wide variety of games that the whole family, kids and parents alike, will enjoy.
* T.M.X. Elmo, T.M.X. Ernie and T.M.X. Cookie Monster. The “Tickle Me” line of toys has come out in its tenth version (hence the “X”) and shows no signs of losing its appeal among America’s kids. These new versions focus even more on the tickles, naturally, featuring almost uncontrollable laughter the more the fuzzy little creatures are tickled, making them an ideal gift for young ones who love to laugh along with things that laugh.
* The Pleo Dinosaur — A Ugobe Life Form. Millions of years after their demise, dinosaurs still roam — and rule — the American toy industry landscape. The Pleo Dinosaur represents the latest evolution in toy dinosaurs, offering nearly 40 sensors and more than 100 specially designed gears that allow the Pleo to interact with its environment, seeing, hearing, sensing, feeling and even communicating with things — including other Pleos — in the area. Due to its advanced technology, the Pleo is targeted for children age 8 and older.
* The Fisher-Price Digital
Camera. For parents who are tired of entrusting their high-priced digital cameras to their children, Fisher-Price has a solution: The Kid-Tough™ Digital Camera, an affordable, working camera that can handle the clumsiness and carelessness that young children sometimes exhibit in their weaker moments (and plenty of others). Designed for kids as young as 3, the camera helps youngsters start honing their photography skills without causing parents conniptions when the camera inevitably bounces off the floor.

With the holiday season kicking into high gear, consumers can find plenty of ways to stretch their gift-buying budget with the savings available on home entertainment and amusements, gift cards, movie tickets and more from PassportToFun.