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We are so excited to bring you the fifth-annual Toy Insider, your holiday gift guide to the best toys for the kids in your life. This is our first year partnering with Woman’s Day magazine, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The Toy Insider panel of experts has been working hard all year scouring the aisles for the best and hottest toys for the holiday season. We know how busy life can be—we’re parents too! To make your holiday shopping a little easier, we’ve created a comprehensive guide to provide you with the information you need to get a jump-start on your holiday toy shopping. This year’s guide is jam-packed with a brand-new selection of toys for children of all ages. Because all kids are unique, we’ve included a handy skill key, located on the Hot 20 page, to offer you even more assistance in finding just the right gifts for the kids on your shopping list. The following pages contain some of our favorite toys for the holidays, but you’ll find many more great toys if you visit our website, www.thetoyinsider.com. On the website, we’ve included an expanded selection of the best toys of the season, with direct links to the manufacturers’ websites. We’ve also added tips, trends, and blog entries from our panel of toy experts! On the back page of this guide, you’ll find a checklist of all the toys featured inside. You can use this checklist to sit down with your children and create their holiday wish list, making your shopping experience much easier! As parents first and toy experts second, we know that toys and gift giving should be fun and bring joy to the children in your life. Enjoy The Toy Insider, THE source for the hottest toys and gifts of the holiday season.

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0-2 YEARS

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EXPLORE ’N GROW MUSICAL GEAR CENTER, 9 MOS+ Spinning, colorful gears and fun music captivate curious babies. Drop the ball through the chute, then press the cheerful critter to make it twirl and pop out for baby to chase after. PLAYSKOOL, www.playskool.com

FLY WITH ELMO RIDE-ON, 1+ Elmo will delight infants with seven phrases as he “steers” the plane. Spinning soft propeller lights up and the plane’s eyes move. Lots of action and sound effects for babies to enjoy as they scoot along! TEK NEK TOYS, www.teknektoys.com

HIDE-AND-SEEK JOJO INTERACTIVE BUNNY, 18 MOS+ Jojo talks, sings and really plays hide-and-seek! Jojo lowers his ears and counts to 10 while the child hides with the magic carrot. Jojo tracks the magic carrot, celebrating when he finds it. SILVERLIT TOYS, www.ouaps.com

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE SCOUT, 0+ Children get cozy on their way to learning—and sleeping—with Twinkle Twinkle Little Scout! As they cuddle Scout, they can explore first words and counting or listen to sweet lullabies. Softly glowing moon helps guide children to sleep. LEAPFROG, www.leapfrog.com

selected these as some of the hottest toys for this holiday season. Your child may have individual needs and passions, so please review each age segment and visit our website, www.thetoyinsider.com, for even more great holiday gifts that will appeal to your child.

3-5 YEARS

FURREAL FRIENDS GOGO MY WALKIN’ PUP, 4+ GoGo wags her tail, pants and barks like a real pup. Girls control GoGo with her leash, making her walk left, right or straight ahead, or even in figure eights. GoGo responds to touch and will bark playfully when kids pet her. HASBRO, www.hasbro.com

HEXBUG NANO HABITAT SET, 3+ Comes with two Hexbugs and a customizable habitat. These bugs use robotic intelligence to skitter along surfaces and explore environments. Switching direction unpredictably, flipping over when on their back, you never know what they are going to do next! INNOVATION FIRST, www.hexbug.com

SING-A-MA-JIGS, 3+ These zany guys harmonize with one another in perfect pitch every time! Sing-A-Ma-Jigs have three modes of play: they chatter, sing their own song, or sing in harmony with the other Sing-A-Ma-Jig friends. MATTEL, www.mattel.com

THOMAS & FRIENDS: ADVENTURES ON MISTY ISLAND, 3+ Join Thomas and James on a fun-filled trek to Misty Island with this buildable play set! Based on the movie Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue, Thomas and James must travel through mysterious mountains, facing breakthrough barricades and rock slides. MEGA BLOKS, www.megabloks.com

V.READER ANIMATED E-BOOK SYSTEM, 3+ Stories come to life as children engage with vivid animation, narration, character voices, graphics, sounds and music as they watch, read, interact and learn. With the V.Reader, they can follow their favorite animated characters, play interactive reading games, and more! VTECH, www.vtechkids.com

ZOOBLES! RAZOO’S TREEHOUSE PLAYSET, 4+ Zoobles are adorable little creatures, each with the ability to magically transform from tiny balls hiding in the unknown, into cute, mischievous and quirky little creatures. This play set is packed with features and comes with an exclusive character. SPIN MASTER, www.spinmaster.com


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6-8 YEARS

LOOPZ, 7+ Loopz is a skill and action music memory game that really gets kids moving. The “loops” flash with everquickening patterns of light and music that players must mimic. Includes seven different games that can be played solo or with friends. MATTEL, www.mattel.com

PERPLEXUS, 6+ Maneuver a marble around challenging barriers inside a transparent sphere. Perplexus houses various exhilarating tracks with 100 barriers and provides a 3-D experience. Work with gravity and carefully shift, flip, and twist the sphere to guide the marble. PLASMART, www.perplexus.net

SCENE IT? DISNEY MAGICAL MOMENTS, 6+ Experience Disney in a new way with beloved characters such as Buzz Lightyear, Princess Tiana and WALL-E. Discover puzzles, movie clips, trivia and mini-games that will test your memory, observation and knowledge of favorite Disney and Pixar movies. SCREENLIFE, www.screenlifegames.com

SPY NET SECRET MISSION VIDEO WATCH, 8+ Visit SpyNetHQ.com to download secret missions, then use the hidden video camera and audio system to record and save up to 20 minutes of crisp, clear video. Play back on a built-in, full-color, 1.4-inch video screen. JAKKS PACIFIC, www.jakks.com

TOY STORY 3 BLAST-OFF BUZZ LIGHTYEAR, 6+ Buzz Lightyear is equipped with a rocket pack that “ignites” with bursts of light and sound effects. Pop out his wings and retract his helmet. Press his Mission Mode button to hear phrases and sound effects. THINKWAY TOYS, www.thinkwaytoys.com

9+ YEARS

TOY SKILL KEY Infant & Toddler Development: Develop five senses, basic concepts, hand/eye coordination and early language skills.

Social and Emotional Intelligence: Encourage art, music, language and social skills. Explore creative imaginative play and role-playing. AIR HOGS R/C HAWK EYE VIDEO CAMERA HELICOPTER, 12+ This indoor video camera helicopter can take up to five minutes of video or hundreds of photos. Connect to your computer via USB to download the files to view and share on your favorite websites. SPIN MASTER, www.spinmaster.com

GLEE CD BOARD GAME, 13+ Free your Glee! Sing, act and dance to answer the questions in this CD board game! Based on the hit TV show, the game comes with a CD, playing cards and game board. How well do you know Glee? CARDINAL INDUSTRIES, www.cardinalgames.com

School Readiness: Support math, logic and spatial skills. Enhance language, reading and writing skills. Discover science, nature and exploration.

Physical and Active: Develop balance and coordination using large and small motor skills and dexterity. Improve physical awareness.

Smart Tech: Enhance knowledge of computers, music, digital imaging, communication, internet, geography and world events. Social Interaction: Parent/Child or Kid/Kid: Encourage and support close relationships through shared learning experiences. PAPER JAMZ, 9+ Become an instant rock star! Play along to popular songs or create your own music with the paper-thin Paper Jamz Guitar, Drum, and Amp. No strings attached, just touch the surface of the instrument to start playing! WOWWEE, www.wowwee.com

SHARPER IMAGE U-VIDEO CAMERA, 9+ This easy-to-use video camera stores up to one hour of video with 640x480 resolution. Built-in USB port plugs directly into the computer to download media. Features a two-inch LCD screen and 1GB flash memory. MERCHSOURCE

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DISNEY PRINCESS & ME DOLLS, 6+ Princess & Me Dolls bring the classic Disney Princess characters into a contemporary world that girls can relate to and share royal adventures with. These beautifully sculpted 18-inch large dolls are all about fashion with a variety of outfits and accessories. JAKKS PACIFIC, www.jakks.com


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0-2 YEARS

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INFANTS & TODDLERS Every day is a new adventure for babies and toddlers, who amaze their parents with their continuous growth and development. For this age range, choose items that stimulate their minds, bodies and all five senses. Toys for this age group encourage experimentation with colors, shapes, sounds and textures. By offering opportunities for hand-eye coordination, motor skills, language recognition and nurturing, parents are providing little ones with the early development skills they need as they grow up.

3-IN-1 LEARNING ZEBRA SCOOTER, 18 MOS+ Kids can discover their wild side as they explore new territory with the walkie-talkie, compass and flashlight. The zebra’s mane features five light-up buttons that teach colors, animals and destinations. Converts easily from push walker to ride-on scooter. VTECH, www.vtechkids.com

BABY GENIUS TEMPO’S ROCKIN’ GUITAR, 2+ Get ready to rock out with Tempo! Little musicians will jam like real guitarists as they play and sing along to 10 rockin’ songs and melodies such as “No More Monkeys” and “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” BATTAT CO., www.babygenius.com

COOK AND PLAY POTSY, 1+ Spice up learning with colors, counting and more! Kids will hear food facts and sounds as they cook up a meal of their own imagination. Simply stir to add music and rhymes to the mix! LEAPFROG, www.leapfrog.com

DAY & NIGHT SOOTHER, 0+ Calming lights, movement and music relax and soothe baby. Dual mode scenes help set the proper mood for day or night to provide 20 minutes of continuous classical and nature music. TINY LOVE, www.tinylove.com


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EARLY YEARS ROCKET BABY PLAY SET, 1+ This soft plush play set is packed with multisensory activities. The Astro Dog barks, Moon crinkles, Shooting Star rattles, UFO jingles and Alien is made from stretchy material. All pieces fit inside the soft plush rocket ship. INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS, www.intplay.com LAMAZE PLAYHOUSE GYM, 0+ Grows with your child with four modes: lay and play, tummy time play, sit and play, and a soft playhouse for role-playing. Includes a lights and sounds mobile, soft beanbag characters, soft-shape characters, and a set of links. LEARNING CURVE, www.learningcurve.com

FOLLOW ME THOMAS, 2+ As kids point the light from the lantern, Follow Me Thomas magically follows the light in every direction. Press one of three buttons to activate preprogrammed zigzags and figure eights. Thomas is full of speech, prompts and sound effects. FISHER-PRICE, www.fisher-price.com

LEARN AND GROOVE: COLOR PLAY DRUM, 6 MOS+ Tap into learning fun with the Color Play Drum! Children can hear three different musical styles: classical, marching and salsa. As they play on the drum, children learn in both English and Spanish about colors, opposites and counting. LEAPFROG, www.leapfrog.com

LEGO DUPLO PLAY WITH NUMBERS, 2+ This versatile box of LEGO DUPLO bricks opens young minds to building fun and to counting at the same time! Use the numbered bricks to create endless games to promote counting, sorting, stacking and more. LEGO, www.lego.com

LIFESTYLE CLASSIC CUISINE KITCHEN, 2+ This two-in-one kitchen offers 360-degree play with a full-service kitchen and dining area. “Stainless steel” appliances and sizzling and boiling sounds from the stovetop’s burner enhance the realism. Comes with a 35-piece accessory set and two “wicker” baskets. STEP2, www.step2.com


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MAGIC WINDOW TALKING FARM, 1+ A unique color LCD display brings farm animals to life with smooth animation. Featuring three levels of play, eight nursery rhymes and five songs, the Magic Window Talking Farm also teaches children numbers and letters in English and Spanish. CHICCO USA, www.chiccousa.com PULL ALONG MUSICAL PIRATE SHIP, 1+ Plays a magical buccaneer tune when pulled! Secret trapdoor keeps treasure safe from thieves; as they step on the floorboard it quickly releases and sends them tumbling to a holding cell! Includes two pirate figures, cannon, shark, monkey and treasure chest. MEGA BRANDS, www.megabrands.com ROCKIN’ RIDER BROWN PONY, 18 MOS+ This lovable rocking pony’s mouth moves as he talks and sings to your child. Galloping sounds and mouth motion are activated by lightly touching the button in the pony’s ear. Features non-slip foot step, easy-grip handles and volume controls. TEK NEK TOYS, www.teknektoys.com

TALK OF THE FARM, 18 MOS+ Magical interactive talking play mat! Drive the truck over the musical notes and listen to the fun at Buttercup Farm. Helps kids learn simple phrases, how to count and how to follow directions. ALEX, www.alextoys.com

THOMAS & FRIENDS EARLY ENGINEERS: ROCK AND ROLL QUARRY SET, 18 MOS+ Chunky vehicles, sturdy track tiles, and simple destinations are just right for little hands. Race with Thomas up and down the quarry tracks or push the lever to roll the boulder down the chute. Filled with features and fun! LEARNING CURVE, www.learningcurve.com WHERE’S SPOT? HAND PUPPET AND SOFT BOOK, 0+ This 10-inch, super-soft hand puppet and seven-inch interactive book will delight young and old. The book features multiple textures: squeak, crinkle, rings, and a teether spine. KIDS PREFERRED, www.kidspreferred.com


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3-5 YEARS

BAKUGAN DRAGONOID COLOSSUS, 5+ Build the biggest Bakugan monster ever—the ultimate Bakugan fighting machine! The Draganoid Colossus comes with one regular Bakugan, four Bakugan Battle Gear, one Transforming Core Hub, one Metal Gate Card, four Ability Cards and six Online Gaming Codes. SPIN MASTER, www.bakugan.com

PRESCHOOL Preschoolers are ready to take on a new type of play. Encourage imaginative and creative activities with

BELLA SARA MOM AND BABY HORSES, 4+ Welcome to the magical world of North of North! Each of the horses here carries a special message of inspiration. These adorable horses and foals magically kiss when the parent bends down to reach its baby! JAKKS PACIFIC, www.jakks.com

role-playing and pretend play. Provide opportunities for active play, exercising adventure. Social and emotional skills are emerging, so music, arts and

BEN 10 ALIEN CREATION CHAMBER LABORATORY, 4+ Fans of Ben 10 can create their own unique combination of alien. Load the lab with multiple arms, legs, heads and torsos, and, with the push of a few buttons, you’ve formed an all-new alien! BANDAI AMERICA, www.bandai.com

crafts, teamwork and language skills are important to build self-esteem. Toys that teach vocabulary and social skills and that result in a sense of accomplishment are of the utmost importance.

FIN FIN FRIENDS TROPICAL PARADISE, 4+ The Fin Fin Friends live in a magical water world. These interactive, swimming friends can have fun by themselves, but are happier and more active when you play with them. Fin Fin Friends will express emotions and react when played with! WOWWEE, www.wowwee.com

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FRIENDS BOUTIQUE, 3+ The Friends Boutique collection of dolls was designed with kids in mind. These dolls feature removable clothing, open and close eyes, poseable arms and legs, soft bodies and fabulous hair for styling. Great accessories available! MADAME ALEXANDER, www.madamealexander.com

IT’S MY NATURE LIV DOLLS, 5+ Join the Liv dolls as they explore nature! Each Liv doll opens an online world featuring daily diaries, fashion, webisodes, games and more. Dolls are easy to pose, and interchangeable wigs allow for easy, fun hairplay. SPIN MASTER, www.livworld.com

IRON MAN 2 R/C WALKING IRON MAN, 4+ Operated with a handheld remote control, this figure easily navigates forward across the floor or tabletop and is loaded with electronic lights, movie sounds, and projectiles that shoot from the figure’s arms and shoulder rockets! HASBRO, www.hasbro.com

iXL LEARNING SYSTEM, 3+ iXL is a child’s portable device for learning and entertainment with six modes. Interact with story books, play games, play your favorite music, create art, trace letters and numbers and store and manage photos. Additional software available. FISHER-PRICE, www.fisher-price.com

KUNG ZHU BATTLE HAMSTERS, 3+ Hi-ya! Martial arts and hamsters collide to bring you Kung Zhu Battle Hamsters. These fierce battle hamsters transform into Ninja Warriors and Special Forces to duke it out in the battle arena for some Kung-Zhu fighting. CEPIA, www.zhuzhupets.com

LEAPSTER EXPLORER, 4+ The next generation of Leapster learning! This handheld features high-resolution graphics on a bigger touch screen. A powerful processor allows for actionpacked gameplay and Leaplet learning app game, e-Book and video downloads. Games go beyond school skills to creativity and life skills. LEAPFROG, www.leapfrog.com


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LEGO CITY ZIPBIN TOY BOX & PLAYMAT, 3+ When unzipped, this toy box becomes a city-themed play mat, perfect for testing out new LEGO creations! When play is done, capture all of the bricks inside. Sturdy, strong, stackable and portable. LEGO bricks not included. NEAT-OH!, www.neat-oh.com

MY FIRST DISNEY PRINCESS DOLLS, 3+ Your favorite Disney Princesses as they were when they were toddlers! Choose from Aurora, Ariel, Tiana, Belle or Cinderella. Each 14-inch Princess doll is dressed in her signature costume and features beautiful rooted hair, a poseable body and a tiara. JAKKS PACIFIC, www.jakks.com MY TAKE ALONG PUPPET THEATER, 4+ Create your own show and have the Playmobil characters act it out! Set comes with six figures, changeable scenes, and many accessories that can all be stored in the puppet theater. The theater also plays four different sound effects. PLAYMOBIL, www.playmobil.com

PLAY-DOH MEGA FUN FACTORY, 3+ Load the PlayDoh compound and turn on the conveyor belt to stamp out pretend toys or food from one of the two gear molds. Comes with two gears with 15+ molds, a play mat and four cans of Play-Doh. HASBRO, www.hasbro.com

POP ON PALS AMUSEMENT PARK PLAYSET, 3+ This ultimate amusement park play set comes to life with lights, sounds, music and more! Pop your pal in five different activation points for lots of action/reaction play. Comes with one pal, three pop-on rings, and the park play set. SPIN MASTER, www.spinmaster.com REAL CONSTRUCTION DELUXE TOOL SET, 5+ These tools really work with a special wood material, teaching kids lifelong skills and empowering them to embrace their creativity, craftsmanship, and pride of accomplishment. Features eight different projects to choose from and includes multiple tools and kid-wood. JAKKS PACIFIC, www.jakks.com


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SMARTY ANTS PHONICS READING PUP, 4+ Smarty Ants is an online and offline personalized reading tutor. SmartyAnts.com adapts to kids’ reading skills, accelerating or slowing the pace as needed. The Reading Pup connects to the computer and is a support tool for a personalized learning experience! SMARTY ANTS, www.smartyants.com SQUINKIES CUPCAKE SURPRIZE! BAKE SHOP, 4+ Magically transforms from a cupcake into a themed bake shop filled with surprises. Insert a coin, twist the dial and watch for a Squinkies bubble surprise to roll out. Comes with nine collectible friends plus additional themed accessories. BLIP TOYS, www.bliptoys.com

TAG WORLD MAP, 4+ Learn fun facts and play games with the two-sided Tag World map. Teaches map skills, world geography and languages. Meet kid characters from around the world and learn to say “hello” in their languages. For use with the Tag Reading System. LEAPFROG, www.leapfrog.com

TEACUP PIG FASHION RUNWAY, 3+ Teacup Piggies are six-inch miniature versions of real teacup pigs! Dress up your Teacup Piggy and put on a fashion show with this lights and sounds play set. TOY TECK, www.teacup-pets.com

TONKA CHUCK & FRIENDS CHUCK’S STUNT PARK, 3+ Chuck zips, zooms and flips through this hands-on stunt set featuring lights, sounds, moveable track pieces and a hand-crank elevator. Kids can build and rearrange the set however they like to create a variety of cool tricks and tracks. HASBRO, www.hasbro.com VELCRO KIDS ROYAL PRINCESS CASTLE DELUXE PLAYSET, 3+ This beautifully designed portable play set made of durable, rigid foam and fabric features innovative hook edges that touch-fasten walls to floors easily. Each piece is designed to easily attach and detach from the playspace and characters. VELCRO CANADA, www.velcrokids.com


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6-8 YEARS

AIR HOGS VECTRON WAVE, 8+ Control the Air Hogs Vectron Wave with the palm of your hand! Obstacle sensors allow it to detect when it’s close to the floor or your hand to keep it hovering. Play indoors or out. SPIN MASTER, www.spinmaster.com

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GRADE SCHOOL Grade-schoolers are expanding their worlds into a broader community of schoolmates and teammates. They are enjoying new experiences as they explore their choices and expand their abilities. Encourage them to seek out and pursue their passions. Toys and games can help develop an appreciation for science, the arts, strategic and mind-stimulating activities and spending time with family and friends. Kid-safe websites present an approach to playing that also teaches basic computer skills and computer etiquette.

BEYBLADE: METAL FUSION SUPER VORTEX BATTLE SET, 8+ Complete with two exclusive Beyblade: Metal Fusion tops, two ripcord launchers, an exclusive Super Vortex Beystadium arena and more, this set is ready to let it rip! Enter the included top codes at BeybladeBattles.com to compete against other Beybladers. HASBRO, www.hasbro.com

BIG BAG OF SCIENCE, 8+ More than 60 activities in one Giant Bag! Use the re-usable bag for storage and set up your own science lab. Become a master mixologist. Learn about chemistry, physics, biology, magnets and more! Make up a batch of Gravity Goo, launch a 30-foot soda geyser, make some Insta-Snow and much, much more. BE AMAZING TOYS, www.beamazing.com

BLOCKERS, 8+ Easy to learn and fun for the whole family! You have one tile for each type of space on the board. Play strategically to form the fewest clusters of your color on the board and to block and capture your rivals. BRIARPATCH, www.briarpatch.com


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BOP-IT! BOUNCE, 8+ This impact-sensitive trampoline game unit calls the shots and knows your bounces. Players must bounce the foam ball as fast and high as the game instructs, keeping up with the commands to unlock levels and earn the highest score. HASBRO, www.hasbro.com BUBBLE TALK, 8+ Bubble Talk challenges players to match funny captions with even funnier pictures. Quickly pick the funniest caption for a picture, and the one that makes the judge laugh hardest wins that round. Easy to play and fun for the whole family! TECHNO SOURCE, www.technosourceusa.com

CONSENSUS JUNIOR EDITION, 8+ Consensus Junior Edition is a game about opinions. It allows its participants to express themselves as individuals and/or as part of a group, all while learning about one another’s passions and personal preferences. Fun for the whole family! MINDLOGIC, www.consensusgame.com

CRAYOLA GLOW EXPLOSION POP & GLOW, 6+ Create glow-in-the-dark artwork! Pop out a design (16 included), color it with Glow Explosion markers, and color over it with the activator marker. Assemble the shape and watch it glow in the dark for up to four hours! CRAYOLA, www.crayola.com

CREATIONARY, 7+ Roll the LEGO Dice to select one of four exciting building categories: vehicles, buildings, nature or things. With three levels of difficulty you can show off your building skills, while the others guess what you are creating! LEGO, www.lego.com DIARY OF A WIMPY KID CHEESE TOUCH GAME, 7+ Based on the best-selling book series. Kids face creative, social and intellectual challenges as they move around the board. But beware—wrong answers could get you stuck with the moldy cheese that was found on the basketball court! PRESSMAN TOY, www.pressmantoy.com


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DOMINION: PROSPERITY, 8+ Prosperity is an expansion pack for Dominion, a strategy game in which players race to build their empire before another monarch beats them to it. This expansion pack focuses on wealth and treasure! RIO GRANDE GAMES, www.riograndegames.com

EASY BAKE DELUXE DELIGHTS CAKE & COOKIE KIT, 8+ Create your own little pastry shop right in your kitchen with your own home microwave, a dash of creativity and this cake and cookie kit! With 12 different tools and mixes, the yummy possibilities are almost endless! HASBRO, www.hasbro.com FLUFFY FRIENDS FUZZOODLES, 5+ Make colorful, fuzzy creations with Fuzzoodles! Build and rebuild—there are oodles of combinations. Kids can even turn ordinary objects into Fuzzoodles creations. Just take a Fuzzoodle, twist it, bend it, and build it! GIDDY UP, www.giddyup.com

HEAVENLY HAIR KIT, 8+ No more bad hair days! Make your own shampoo and conditioner, which will keep your locks shiny, silky, bouncy and healthy. Learn why your hair looks the way it does, get tips from the pros, and more! SCIENTIFIC EXPLORER, www.scientificexplorer.com

HOT WHEELS R/C STEALTH RIDES, 8+ These mini R/Cs fold flat and fit in a slim carrying case, but don’t be fooled. The carrying case doubles as the controller! Slide the vehicle from the controller and with one press, transform it to a fully functional R/C vehicle! MATTEL, www.mattel.com

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DRAGONS UNIVERSE ULTIMATE ACTION DRAGON DESTROYER, 6+ The Dragon Destroyer is an all-in-one battleship and trooper transportation vessel that sends Predavor forces retreating back to unknown space. Features fully buildable spaceship with missile launchers that really fire, lights, and sound effects. Comes with two Predavor soldiers! MEGA BRANDS, www.megabrands.com


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MONOPOLY REVOLUTION, 8+ Play MONOPOLY on a revolutionary round board with funky new movers! Hear sounds and music from the past five decades. This game uses cards, not cash, so you can watch your balance rise and plummet! HASBRO, www.hasbro.com

MONSTER HIGH DOLLS, 6+ Monster High Dolls are a must-have for any Monster High fan! Dracu-Laura, ClawDeen Wolf, Frankie-stein and Lagoona Blue are the coolest ghouls in school with their trendy fashions, accessories and cute scary pets! MATTEL, www.mattel.com

MOXIE TEENZ, 6+ Moxie Teenz own and affirm their identity. They are secure with themselves, displaying the self-assurance and the drive to achieve their goals. These stunning 14-inch fashion dolls feature 15 points of articulation, interchangeable wigs, and realistic eyes. MGA ENTERTAINMENT, www.mgae.com

PORTAL OF ATLANTIS, 8+ Explorers have finally discovered the portal to the lost city of Atlantis. Maneuver through the hidden traps and moving shark guardian statues, reveal the hidden stairway, get past the squid and shark warriors and the Emperor and unlock the portal! LEGO, www.lego.com

SCRABBLE FLASH, 8+ Scrabble has gone high tech! Use the interactive SmartLink tiles to build your words and they’ll flash and beep with each word you make. Race against the clock, yourself, and your friends to spell the most words! HASBRO, www.hasbro.com SCRATCH MAGIC TRAVELIN’ SCRATCHIN’ FASHION, 6+ Be a fabulous fashion designer! Create the hottest looks, visit the coolest places, learn terrific travel facts and send fun postcards. Scratch sparkling and colorful decorations on tops, bottoms and accessories. Add shimmering jewelry stickers to complete the look. SCRATCH ART, www.scratchart.com


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SONIC SLAM GAME, 8+ Tennis anytime, anywhere! Sonic Slam racquets have the motion technology to make your virtual “shots” go slow or fast, short or long. These racquets even keep score for all your volleys and drop shots, too. Serve it up! MATTEL, www.mattel.com

TONKA RICOCHET R/C, 8+ This double-sided stunt vehicle can tackle virtually any terrain! This R/C can flip and keep on going, allowing kids to execute exciting stunts. Push a button to engage Monsterlift Suspension Technology and lift the vehicle into monster truck mode. HASBRO, www.hasbro.com

TWISTER HOOPLA, 6+ It’s a Twister game with a twist! Instead of the game mat, you get 16 colorful rings—and five different ways to play. From team play, to ring toss, to racing, twisting and tangling with friends, Twister gets the party started! HASBRO, www.hasbro.com

WWE FLEXFORCE ACTION FIGURES, 6+ WWE FlexForce Action Figures deliver in-ring excitement from today’s biggest WWE Superstars! Just pull the FlexForce figure’s arms or legs back and release to execute jaw-dropping maneuvers from the likes of John Cena, CM Punk, Rey Mysterio and more! MATTEL, www.mattel.com

ZIBITS POWER LAB, 6+ Zibits are two-inch tall R/C robots. Explore the cool capabilities of Zibits with the Zibits Power Lab. This play set has abundant areas for Zibits to travel, and comes with one Zibit. Collect them all! SENARIO, www.senario.com

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SPOTCHA!, 8+ Toss the 18 oddball objects and watch how they land. Flip a card and the race is on. Is the lawn mower right-side up? Look, the wizard hat is on its side! Everybody plays on every turn for fast-paced fun! THE WONDER FORGE, www.thewonderforge.com


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IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER, 9+ The infamous Imperial Star Destroyer, now in midi-scale! Appearing for the very first time in the opening scene of the first Star Wars movie, this is the Empire’s most powerful warship and one of the most recognizable in the series. LEGO, www.lego.com

TWEENS Whether online or in person, socializing is a key activity for kids in

JEWEL ECOAQUARIUM, 9+ Observe and care for real, live frogs in this EcoAquarium! This six-inch by four-inch tank comes with two frogs, a Lucky Bamboo plant, decorative rocks, living gravel, a care guide and more. WILD CREATIONS, www.wildcreations.com

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comfortable with technology and the digital world, they also enjoy playing games, being creative, and being active. Provide opportunities for them

MAKE ’N BREAK CHALLENGE, 9+ You've got 10 wooden blocks, a timer ticking per the number you rolled and a card showing you what to build. Can you get it right in the nick of time? Version for expert builders included. RAVENSBURGER, www.ravensburger.com

to try new things both on their own and with their peers. Parents and caregivers are still key role models for this age group, so remain present and involved in their passions.

RAZOR SOLE SKATE, 9+ The Razor Sole Skate is virtually the size of your shoe and is an awesome ride! Just throw it down and you are ready to roll. The Razor Sole Skate is perfect for anyone with an onthe-go lifestyle. RAZOR USA, www.razor.com


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ROCK CRAWLER, 9+ A sleek off-road body sits on top of a massive chassis with deep-tread, off-road tires. Articulated front and rear axles keep the tires in contact with all sorts of rough terrain, even while climbing steep ascents. MAISTO, www.maisto.com

RUBIK’S SLIDE, 9+ A brand-new challenge for all ages! Rearrange the pattern of lights by shifting and twisting until they match the solution for that puzzle. There are two ways to play and multiple challenging levels that train your brain. TECHNO SOURCE, www.technosourceusa.com

SCENE IT? THE TWILIGHT SAGA, 13+ Team Edward? Team Jacob? Why Choose! Scene It? The Twilight Saga features tons of clips, trivia questions and on-screen puzzlers from all three films. With new mini games and exciting bonus activities, you'll immerse yourself in The Twilight Saga. SCREENLIFE, www.screenlifegames.com SPY VIDEO TRAKR, 9+ This remote-controlled vehicle digitally transmits color video, audio and data and allows users to create, download and share custom apps. Once kids create new programs, they can post them on a designated website for other kids to share for free! WILD PLANET, www.wildplanet.com

STAR WARS IMPERIAL ATAT, 9+ Over two-feet tall and two-feet long, this huge AT-AT is modeled after the Imperial Walkers from The Empire Strikes Back. The multi-level vehicle can carry tons of figures (comes with one). It offers articulated legs, firing cannons and other surprising features. HASBRO, www.hasbro.com

TRUTH BE TOLD, 14+ Truth Be Told is the revealing new laugh-out-loud, pretend-toknow-your-friends party game! Try to guess which statements are true about a certain player, and which are bluffs made up by the other players. BUFFALO GAMES, www.buffalogames.com


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Shopping Guide for the Holidays 3-IN-1 LEARNING ZEBRA SCOOTER

LEGO CITY ZIPBIN TOY BOX & PLAYMAT

HOT WHEELS R/C STEALTH RIDES

BABY GENIUS TEMPO’S ROCKIN’ GUITAR

MY FIRST DISNEY PRINCESS DOLLS

LOOPZ

COOK AND PLAY POTSY

MY TAKE ALONG PUPPET THEATER

MONOPOLY REVOLUTION

DAY & NIGHT SOOTHER

PLAY-DOH MEGA FUN FACTORY

MONSTER HIGH DOLLS

EARLY YEARS ROCKET BABY PLAY SET

POP ON PALS AMUSEMENT PARK PLAYSET

MOXIE TEENZ

EXPLORE ’N GROW MUSICAL GEAR CENTER

REAL CONSTRUCTION DELUXE TOOL SET

PERPLEXUS

FLY WITH ELMO RIDE-ON

SING-A-MA-JIGS

PORTAL OF ATLANTIS

FOLLOW ME THOMAS

SMARTY ANTS PHONICS READING PUP

SCENE IT? DISNEY MAGICAL MOMENTS

HIDE-AND-SEEK JOJO INTERACTIVE BUNNY

SQUINKIES CUPCAKE SURPRIZE! BAKE SHOP

SCRABBLE FLASH

LAMAZE PLAYHOUSE GYM

TAG WORLD MAP

SCRATCH MAGIC TRAVELIN’ SCRATCHIN’ FASHION

LEARN AND GROOVE: COLOR PLAY DRUM

TEACUP PIG FASHION RUNWAY

SONIC SLAM GAME

LEGO DUPLO PLAY WITH NUMBERS

THOMAS & FRIENDS: ADVENTURES ON MISTY ISLAND

SPOTCHA!

LIFESTYLE CLASSIC CUISINE KITCHEN

TONKA CHUCK & FRIENDS CHUCK’S STUNT PARK

SPY NET SECRET MISSION VIDEO WATCH

MAGIC WINDOW TALKING FARM

V.READER ANIMATED E-BOOK SYSTEM

TONKA RICOCHET R/C

PULL ALONG MUSICAL PIRATE SHIP

VELCRO KIDS ROYAL PRINCESS CASTLE DELUXE PLAYSET

TOY STORY 3 BLAST-OFF BUZZ LIGHTYEAR

ROCKIN’ RIDER BROWN PONY

ZOOBLES! RAZOO’S TREEHOUSE PLAYSET

TWISTER HOOPLA

TALK OF THE FARM

AIR HOGS VECTRON WAVE

WWE FLEXFORCE ACTION FIGURES

THOMAS & FRIENDS EARLY ENGINEERS: ROCK AND ROLL QUARRY SET

BEYBLADE: METAL FUSION SUPER VORTEX BATTLE SET

ZIBITS POWER LAB

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE SCOUT

BIG BAG OF SCIENCE

AIR HOGS R/C HAWK EYE VIDEO CAMERA HELICOPTER

WHERE’S SPOT? HAND PUPPET AND SOFT BOOK

BLOCKERS

GLEE CD BOARD GAME

BAKUGAN DRAGONOID COLOSSUS

BOP-IT! BOUNCE

IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER

BELLA SARA MOM AND BABY HORSES

BUBBLE TALK

JEWEL ECOAQUARIUM

BEN 10 ALIEN CREATION CHAMBER LABORATORY

CONSENSUS JUNIOR EDITION

MAKE ’N BREAK CHALLENGE

FIN FIN FRIENDS TROPICAL PARADISE

CRAYOLA GLOW EXPLOSION POP & GLOW

PAPER JAMZ

FRIENDS BOUTIQUE

CREATIONARY

RAZOR SOLE SKATE

FURREAL FRIENDS GOGO, MY WALKIN’ PUP

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID CHEESE TOUCH GAME

ROCK CRAWLER

HEXBUG NANO HABITAT SET

DISNEY PRINCESS & ME DOLLS

RUBIK’S SLIDE

IRON MAN 2 R/C WALKING IRON MAN

DOMINION: PROSPERITY

SCENE IT? THE TWILIGHT SAGA

IT’S MY NATURE LIV DOLLS

DRAGONS UNIVERSE ULTIMATE ACTION DRAGON DESTROYER

SHARPER IMAGE U-VIDEO CAMERA

iXL LEARNING SYSTEM

EASY BAKE DELUXE DELIGHTS CAKE & COOKIE KIT

SPY VIDEO TRAKR

KUNG ZHU BATTLE HAMSTERS

FLUFFY FRIENDS FUZZOODLES

STAR WARS IMPERIAL AT-AT

LEAPSTER EXPLORER

HEAVENLY HAIR KIT

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The Toy Insider, one of the toy industry’s most influential organizations and a trusted go-to resource for parents and gift-givers, today un...

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