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The holiday shopping season is upon us once again and our Toy Insider panel of experts has been hard at work previewing and playing with the best and hottest toys of the season. We know how busy you are—we’re parents too! To help make your holiday shopping a bit easier, we’ve created a comprehensive guide designed to provide you with the information you need to get a jump-start on the holiday shopping season. This year’s guide is jam-packed with a new selection of the hottest toys for children of all ages. Our handy skill guide, located on the Hot 20 page, provides a list of icons for each toy, offering even more assistance with age-appropriate gift giving. While the following pages are a preview of some of our favorite toys for the holidays, you’ll find much more if you visit our website, www.thetoyinsider.com. On the website, we’ve included an expanded selection of the best toys for the kids in your life, with direct links to the manufacturers’ websites. Also at www.thetoyinsider.com you’ll be able to download and print a checklist of all the toys featured in the guide, which you and your child can use as a shopping wish list. Take the checklist with you when you visit your favorite retailer and shop with ease. As parents first and toy experts second, we know that toys and gift giving should be fun and bring joy to the special 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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ELMO TICKLE HANDS, 18 MOS+ Touch a surface with Elmo’s interactive hand and it will vibrate and kids will hear silly sound effects and fun phrases. In dance mode, the hands recognize movements and guide kids through Elmo’s new dance. FISHER-PRICE, www.fisher-price.com

MEGA BLOKS PLAY ’N GO TABLE, 1+ Kids can build right on top of this table and store pieces inside. With fold-up legs and a carry handle, it’s great for travel. Comes with 20 Maxi Mega Bloks, four scenes, stickers, a figure, and a vehicle. MEGA BRANDS, www.megabrands.com

MY PAL SCOUT & MY PAL VIOLET, 6 MOS+ These plush puppies can be personalized with the child’s name and favorite things, which are then incorporated into activities, songs, and dialogue. Parents can customize Scout’s playlist online. LEAPFROG, www.leapfrog.com

TONKA CHUCK MY TALKING TRUCK, 2+ This friendly truck is fully interactive and will roll forward when called. Chuck has over 40 onboard phrases to encourage play, such as “We've got work to do!” TONKA, www.tonka.com

selected these as some of the hottest toys for this holiday season. Every child has individual needs and passions, so please review each toy using our skill key, check out each age segment, and visit our website, www.thetoyinsider.com, for even more great gifts that will light up the holidays.

3-5 YEARS

1-2-3 STOMP!, 3+ Kids stomp their feet to send numbers flying, then run to retrieve them. It can be played solo or in teams, indoors or out. Starts with color and number recognition, advances to more complex commands. WILD PLANET, www.wildplanet.com

TIGHTROPE TERROR, 5+ GX Racers are the new standard of insane speed and amazing action. Complete with a tight rope over 10 feet long, Tightrope Terror allows kids to race their car on a thread! JAKKS PACIFIC, www.jakkspacific.com

LIV DOLLS, 5+ Each Liv doll opens an online world featuring the doll’s daily diaries, fashions in their virtual closet, webisodes, games, and more. Dolls are easy to pose, and interchangeable wigs allow for easy, fun hair play! SPIN MASTER, www.spinmaster.com

ROCKY THE ROBOT TRUCK, 3+ This fully functional dump truck will have kids laughing as he stands up, squats, shakes, tells jokes, and dances. Rocky has interactive sensors, his lights flash, and he says over 100 phrases. MATCHBOX, www.matchbox.com

TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN OPTIMUS PRIME, 5+ In robot mode, this mighty warrior features electronic speech and light-up eyes and chest. In truck mode, get in gear with engine revving and racing sounds and cool conversion sounds that let you know this hero means business! HASBRO, www.hasbro.com

ZIPPITY LEARNING SYSTEM, 3+ LeapFrog and Disney introduce a TV-based gaming system for preschoolers that combines full-body movement, music, education, and fun. Kids dance on the foldable mat and use the bopper to play games wirelessly with Disney characters. LEAPFROG, www.leapfrog.com


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6-8 YEARS

BAKUGAN 7 IN 1 MAXUS DRAGONOID, 5+ Introducing the most incredible Bakugan yet! The Maxus Dragonoid combines six Bakugan Trap and one Dragonoid Bakugan to create the ultimate monster. Package includes one Gate Card and one Ability Card. SPIN MASTER, www.spinmaster.com

BATTLE STRIKERS TURBO TOPS TOURNAMENT SET, 6+ The next generation of battling tops. Rev them up with a Turbo Launcher, then control their movement as you battle with a magnetic finger controller featuring MagNext technology. Set includes two Strikers, two Launchers, two Controllers, and the arena. MEGA BRANDS, www.megabrands.com

GIRL GOURMET SWEETS CANDY JEWEL FACTORY, 8+ Little fashionistas can design, bake, wear, and eat candy necklaces, bracelets, and rings! Just fill the molds with the candy chips and pellets and add sprinkles to decorate. Bake for seven minutes and mold into sweet creations! JAKKS PACIFIC, www.jakkspacific.com

MOXIE GIRLZ, 6+ Moxie Girlz encourage girls to embrace their individuality. “Be True! Be You!” themes include art and fashion, hair styling, and music, allowing girls to express themselves in a variety of ways. MGA ENTERTAINMENT, www.mgae.com

PRINTIES DESIGN STUDIO KITS, 6+ Turn your own designs into stuffed animals! Design online at myprinties.com, print your creation onto fabric sheets, and fill with stuffing. No sewing, cutting, or ironing required. With millions of combinations, what will you create? TECHNO SOURCE, www.technosourcehk.com

9+ YEARS

Toy Skill key Developmental/Fine Motor Skills: Improve hand-eye coordination skills by encouraging fine motor skills with detailed activity play.

Kid to Kid Social Interaction: Encourage team play with challenging and competitive activities or shared role-play interactions. POWER MINERS TITANIUM COMMAND RIG, 8+ Transform the rig from a vertical drilling platform that pulverizes rock with its titanium planetary drill to powerful escape vehicle! Examine the caged blue rock monster in the lab, but watch out for his partner! LEGO, www.lego.com

STAR WARS THE FORCE TRAINER, 8+ The deeper your concentration and mental focus, the greater your ability to move the Training Sphere up or down the Training Tower. Progress from Padawan to Jedi Master as you use “The Force” through all 15 levels. UNCLE MILTON, www.unclemilton.com

Parent and Child Social Interaction: Foster close relationships through shared learning experiences.

Physical Activity/Large Motor Skills: Build balance, coordination, and agility through exercise and active play situations.

Social and Emotional Intelligence: Develop art, music, language, and social skills. Explore creative, imaginative play and role-playing.

School Readiness Skills: Develop

STYLE SIX SILK SCREENER, 8+ Girls can tap into their creative side with the Silk Screener by layering on trendy printed graphics to T-shirts and other fashion pieces! Simply clamp the fabric into the frame, choose a stencil, and roll on the paint. JAKKS PACIFIC, www.jakkspacific.com

TWILIGHT SCENE IT? THE DVD GAME: DELUXE EDITION, 13+ Test your Twilight movie knowledge with this Scene It? game! Features heart-stopping movie clips, questions, and puzzles from the hugely popular Twilight franchise, and includes content from this fall’s film, New Moon. SCREENLIFE, www.screenlifegames.com

math, logic, and spatial skills. Enhance language, reading, and writing skills. Discover science, nature, and exploration.

Technology/Electronics: Enhance development of digital media tools, music, communications, online play experiences, and shared computer skills.

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AIR HOGS ZERO GRAVITY LASER, 8+ The latest evolution in indoor all-surface R/C racing. This fully functional R/C car drives on the floor, up the walls, and even upside-down! Its laser-guided control allows it to go wherever you point it. SPIN MASTER, www.spinmaster.com


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0-2 YEARS

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,

BOIKIDO SHAPES TRAIN, 18 MOS+ This colorful, wooden shapes train comes with many activities for baby, including a cubes puzzle, stacking game, and pull string. Learn shapes, colors, and characters, all while developing motor skills. BOIKIDO WOODEN TOYS, www.boikido.com

BRIGHT STARTS BOUNCE-A-BOUT, 5 MOS+ Bounce, spin, and rock in this entertainer. Bounce pad provides a soft surface for baby’s feet. Eight toys are within reach, including a ladybug mirror that plays silly sounds when baby presses its nose. KIDS II, www.kidsii.com

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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

CLIPO HIPPO, 18 MOS+ Roll out the hippo to build with interlocking, peg-covered CLIPO parts. Open the hippo’s mouth to feed it blocks. Attach blocks to its back or wheels. After playtime, pieces store inside the hippo. PLAYSKOOL, www.playskool.com

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.

CRAYOLA BEGINNINGS BABY TADOODLES DROP & SEE, 9 MOS+ Crayola Beginnings Drop & See gives baby a fun-filled playtime experience that helps develop fine motor skills and encourages color play. Easy push-and-pull levers and buttons shuttle TaDoodles through this rainbow-colored activity set. CRAYOLA, www.crayola.com


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ERIC CARLE ATTACHABLE ACTIVITY CATERPILLAR, 0+ Antennae crinkle and the dimensional ball contains beads that make a stimulating sound when spun. Press the yellow body segment to hear “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” Also includes ribbon tags, teether rings, and more. KIDS PREFERRED, www.kidspreferred.com

FRESH MARKET KITCHEN, 2+ Three-in-one kitchen features a market, kitchen, and dining area. Includes baker’s display case, shelving, produce bins, working register, refrigerator, oven, microwave, sink area, 40 additional accessory pieces, and 20piece play food assortment. STEP2, www.step2.com

LEGOVILLE DUPLO FEEDING ZOO, 2+ Feeding time at the zoo! Children help the zookeeper with his job. Driving around in the off-roader, the zookeeper makes sure the elephant, giraffe, crocodile, lions, and lion cub get just what they need. LEGO, www.lego.com

PET CARE CENTER, 2+ Take care of Melody. Feed her, listen to her heart, trim her nails, and give her cuddles. Open the pet carrier door and hear Melody’s theme song. Puppy and accessories store easily inside. BABY GENIUS, www.babygenius.com

SEEDLINGS IVY DOLL, 0+ Seedlings are eco-friendly cotton dolls, made without harsh chemicals, featuring natural fibers for all of their surfaces and clothing. Ivy has a knot on each end for easy gripping, holding, and teething for babies. THE GOLDBERGER COMPANY, www.goldbergertoy.com

SONGS ’N SMILES SILLY TOWN, 6 MOS+ Baby will love the fun surprises, motorized action, and peek-aboo faces in this exciting town, which features more than 16 songs and sounds. Includes seven surprise action blocks, one vehicle block, and so much more. FISHER-PRICE, www.fisher-price.com


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3-5 YEARS

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

ANIMAL PLANET DVDISCOVERIES BABY ANIMALS EDITION, 3+ This educational, interactive DVD activity set delivers on-screen puzzles and trivia, wooden puzzle blocks, and video clips featuring baby animals from around the world. Brought to you by the experts on animals—Animal Planet. SCREENLIFE, www.screenlifegames.com

BELLA SARA BELLA’S BALL, 5+ Unlock Bella Sara Adventures and be a part of the ball with each secret code you enter at BellaSara.com. Join the celebration, discover the legends, and learn more about the enchanting ballrooms of Rolandsgaard Castle. HIDDEN CITY GAMES, www.hiddencitygames.com

role-playing and pretend play. Provide opportunities for active play, exercising

adventure. Social and emotional skills are emerging, so music, arts and crafts, teamwork, and language skills

BUGSBY READING SYSTEM, 3+ Using pen-touch technology, preschool children will learn reading and language arts curriculum as they navigate through a magical world. Simply touch the pen to the pages of the book, and listen as the story comes to life. V-TECH, www.vtechkids.com

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.

DISCOVERY KIDS DIGITAL PHOTO/VIDEO CAMERA, 3+ Rugged digital camera allows kids to shoot pictures and video that they can review on the LCD screen or upload to their computer for sharing. Features 16MB of internal memory and a built-in carry strap. MERCHSOURCE

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DISNEY PRINCESS MUSICAL VANITY, 3+ Let there be magical music for every Royal Highness! The Vanity converts into a keyboard and plays four musical instruments, plays Disney princess songs, and comes with beauty accessories that transform into musical instruments. CDI, a division of JAKKS PACIFIC, www.jakkspacific.com EGYPTIAN PYRAMID, 5+ With this Egyptian Pyramid, the amulet unlocks several traps and opens the secret entrance. Set comes with many accessories, removable sides, secret chamber, collapsible stairs, trap door, secret chute, and other surprises. PLAYMOBIL, www.playmobil.com

G.I. JOE MOVIE ACCELERATOR SUIT DUKE, 5+ This figure comes with the armored accelerator suit that Duke wears in the movie. Duke simulates his accelerator running motion, with motorized head, torso, and arms, plus lights and speech with more than 50 phrases. HASBRO, www.hasbro.com

JUMPSTART PET RESCUE, 3+ Join the JumpStart friends in a rich world of learning, music, and creativity. JumpStart Pet Rescue, for Nintendo Wii, leads kids on a learning adventure that helps improve their pre-reading skills, memory, creativity, motor skills, listening, and more! KNOWLEDGE ADVENTURE, www.knowledgeadventure.com

MINI WEDGITS BUILDING BLOCKS, 5+ These character-based mini blocks transform into WEDGiTS creatures to help teach children lessons about teamwork, cleaning up the environment, caring for animals, and treating each other with respect. Choose from Dog, Frog, Owl, and more. IMAGABILITY, www.wedgits.com

OUR GENERATION DOLLS & ACCESSORIES, 3+ Each 18-inch Our Generation doll has a beautifully sculpted face, as well as clothes and accessories that carry out a theme. The included hardcover book takes the child on a realistic adventure. BATTAT, www.battatco.com


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PLAYDATE CENTRAL PUPPET SHOW, 3+ Perfect for playing with friends! Design puppets using six bodies and 30 reusable pieces to create Boy, Girl, Prince, Princess, Lion, Dragon, Puppy, and Elephant. Open the curtains and put on a show with the adjustableheight puppet theater. INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS, www.intplay.com RICHARD SCARRY’S BUSYTOWN EYE FOUND IT! GAME, 3+ Join Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm, solving mysteries and finding hidden objects. Kids work as a team as they drive through streets, a farm, an airport, and a harbor. This colorful game board is more than six feet long! I CAN DO THAT GAMES, www.icandothatgames.com

RING AROUND THE NOSY, 4+ Hilarious, fast-action fun turns kids into elephants! Using only their trunk, players must scoop up the colored rings as fast as they can. The first player to get all three rings on their trunk wins. PRESSMAN TOY, www.pressmantoy.com STAR TREK U.S.S. ENTERPRISE TRANSPORTER ROOM, 4+ Beam me up, Scotty! This room appears to transport figures to and from remote areas, so kids can beam figures in and out and watch them disappear and reappear. Features authentic lights, sounds, and effects. PLAYMATES TOYS, www.playmatestoys.com ULTIMATE BUZZ LIGHTYEAR, 5+ Buzz walks, talks, responds to voice commands, and moves his head, eyes, and lips! Move Buzz and he records and plays back movements of his head, arms, and legs. Features motion detection, obstacle avoidance, and interactive games. THINKWAY TOYS, www.thinkwaytoys.com

YO GABBA GABBA! DJ LANCE BOOMBOX, 3+ Kids can dance, create beats, and sing along with their favorite characters. The boombox transforms into a dance party with music from the show. The boombox also doubles as storage and comes with dancing character figurines. MEGA BRANDS, www.megabrands.com


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6-8 YEARS

GRADE SCHOOL Grade-schoolers are expanding their worlds into a broader community of schoolmates and teammates. They are

2009 HOLIDAY BARBIE DOLL, 6+ A vision of holiday perfection. 2009 Holiday Barbie glitters as a reflection of an exhilarating year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Barbie doll. Collect her for yourself or the little girl in your life. MATTEL, www.mattel.com

BOP-IT!, 8+ Bop-It returns with new challenges and a fun party mode! Players shout, twist, pull, or bop. With three levels, the game challenges players to use different body parts to bop to a high score. HASBRO GAMES, www.hasbrogames.com

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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,

COLLECT & BUILD MOTO-BOTS SERIES, 7+ Collect and build all four Moto-Bots: Razor, Chomp, Turbo, and Spider. Each comes with more than 350 parts, and the motor provides mechanical movement features. Or, combine sets to build working Battle Bots. K’NEX, www.knex.com

strategic and mind-stimulating activities, and caring and giving back to their community. Kid-safe websites present an approach to playing that also teaches basic computer skills and computer etiquette.

G.I. JOE CALL TO ACTION MISSION HEADSET, 5+ This cool, interactive headset takes real pictures and video, and comes with a built-in walkie-talkie to talk to friends. It also includes a CD-ROM and a USB cable to share images on the computer. KIDDESIGNS, www.kiddesigns.com


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HALO WARS AERIAL AMBUSH, 8+ Bringing the video game to life through Mega Blocks, this 370-piece Halo Wars set includes a buildable UNSC Hawk, Covenant Banshee, UNSC Spartan, UNSC Flame Marine, Covenant Elite, Covenant Turret, and Covenant Grunt. MEGABRANDS, www.megabrands.com HARUMIKA RUNWAY SHOWSTOPPER SET, 6+ Makes fashion design fun with the included pink dress form, stylus tool, fabrics, accessories, and two Harumika charms. With the included camera, girls upload pictures of their designs to an online fashion show or album. BANDAI, www.bandai.com

M&M’S TAKE ALONG TWISTER, 6+ Full-size Twister mat in a convenient, compact carry case with spinner on top, featuring the famous Red, Yellow, Blue, and Green M&M’s characters. Great for parties, sleepovers, and play dates! M&M’S, www.mmsworld.com

MINDFLEX, 8+ Move objects with your mind! A headset with sensors measures brainwaves as you relax or concentrate, moving a foam ball through an obstacle course on streams of air. Compete against friends for the ultimate mental marathon. MATTEL, www.mattel.com

OFFICIAL SCALE DELUXE UFC OCTAGON PLAYSET & FIGURES, 8+ A must-have for UFC fans! This huge 30-inch, authentic ring features more than 60 unique pieces, padded posts, a foam-polymer mat, and removable cage walls for battle access. JAKKS PACIFIC, www.jakkspacific.com

SMILEY CENTRAL STUDIO PLUSH AND FIGURES, 6+ Smiley characters come in plush, bobblers, figurines, and charms. Each toy includes a secret code to unlock smiley features and art assets at www.smileycentralstudio.com. Kids can create unique emoticons, and use them online! TECHNO SOURCE, www.technosourcehk.com


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SUPER MARIO CHESS COLLECTOR’S EDITION, 7+ Mario and Bowser are battling it out once again, in the classic strategy game of chess! Mario’s Heroes compete against Bowser’s Troop to capture the opponent’s king. Includes chessboard with custom Super Mario Bros. art. USAOPOLY, www.usaopoly.com THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS: CLASSIC CHEMISTRY, 8+ This kit presents chemistry every kid should know through fun, engaging, and impressive experiments and activities. Learn about atoms, elements, the periodic table, compounds, chemical reactions, and more. Includes more than 30 experiments and projects. THAMES & KOSMOS, www.thamesandkosmos.com

U TURN DIGITAL CAMERA, 6+ Finally you can take your own picture while holding your camera. The lens swivels around so you can see your face. Press a button to stretch and squash pictures into hilarious morphs. Holds 80 photos. DIGITAL BLUE, www.digiblue.com

WHIPLASH, 5+ This self-propelling scooter’s caster board design allows riders to move side to side, providing enough momentum that your feet don’t ever need to touch the ground! STREET SURFING, www.streetsurfing.com

ZHU ZHU PETS GIANT HAMSTER CITY PLAYSET, 6+ This hamster habitat comes with two toy hamsters, Mr. Squiggles and Patches. Patches is sold exclusively as part of the set. Set also includes fun house, car and garage, exercise wheel, adventure ball, and sleep dome. CEPIA, www.cepiallc.com

ZOOBMOVER, 6+ Kids snap, click, and pop ZOOB pieces onto the ZOOBMover to create anything from creatures to robots to sculptures. When done, creations move with the remote control. INFINITOY, www.infinitoy.com


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9+ YEARS

AIR HOGS SWITCHBLADE, 10+ This R/C flyer takes off like a UFO and transforms mid-air into a high-powered aircraft, so kids have two flyers in one. Hover like a UFO, fly like a plane! Comes with a controller and charger. SPIN MASTER, www.spinmaster.com

TWEENS Whether online or in person, socializing is a key activity for kids in this age group. While tweens are

CLUE: SECRETS & SPIES EDITION, 9+ As secret agents, players attempt to intercept Agent Black by texting C.L.U.E. headquarters to gain inside tips. Headquarters will respond with game-changing intelligence sent directly to players’ personal mobile phones. HASBRO GAMES, www.hasbrogames.com

comfortable with technology and the

games, being creative, and being active. Provide opportunities for them to try new things both on their own

DISCOVERY WONDERWALL ENTERTAINMENT PROJECTOR, 9+ Make every night movie night with this projector. Watch TV, DVDs, home videos, and even play your favorite video games up to 90 inches (diagonally) on any wall in your home, or on the ceiling! MERCHSOURCE

and with their peers. Parents and caregivers are still key role models for this age group, so remain present and involved in their passions.

DUCK HUNTER, 10+ Charge, toss, and take aim! Indoor/outdoor duck hunter offers up to 30 seconds of flight. Use the infrared shooter— each hit will stutter the duck. After three direct hits the duck will fall from the sky. INTERACTIVE TOY CONCEPTS, www.interactivetoy.com

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MY SECRET CIRCLE B.F.F. PACK, 8+ My Secret Circle is a secure social networking world designed for girls ages 8 to 12. With this new plug ’n play product, girlfriends can hang out online, chat, share pictures, and play games—all with mom’s approval. SENARIO, www.mysecretcircle.com

MYTHBUSTERS FORCES OF FLIGHT, 9+ Uncover the wonders of flight. Which ideas soar and which ones crash? Do rockets really launch best when they run out of gas? Would astronauts explode without spacesuits? What do bubbles know about flying? ELMER’S, www.elmers.com

NANOVOR ONLINE BATTLE GAME STARTER KIT, 7+ Nanovor begins with the Online Battle Game free download, where kids collect and battle their Nanovor. Virtual currency lets kids buy online booster packs of more monsters and trade their Nanovor with friends. SMITH & TINKER, www.nanovor.com

QUELF, 12+ Pick one of eight quirky characters and move your way around the game board answering “Scatterbrainz” categories and “Quizzle” trivia or acting out “Stuntz” and “Showbiz” cards, all while following the “Roolz.” IMAGINATION, www.imaginationgames.com

RUBIK’S TOUCHCUBE, 12+ Each square contains touch-sensor technology. Slide the lights with a swipe of your finger to mimic the moves of the original Cube. Includes a built-in solver, so anyone can learn to solve the Cube! TECHNO SOURCE, www.technosourcehk.com

SHRED SLED, 8+ The first four-wheel, dual-deck inline caster board! Riding the Shred Sled feels like a combination of snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing. Shred Sled encourages kids to get off the couch and get active outdoors. SHRED SLED, www.theshredsled.com

THE GAME OF LIFE: ROCK STAR EDITION, 9+ Live a rock star life, build your career, reach superstardom, become a Rock Star legend, and retire at the Rocker’s Hall of Fame. For those who want to rock, we salute you! USAOPOLY, www.usaopoly.com

TRACKSTERS, 8+ Each Tracksters car comes with a code to unlock a virtual vehicle in the Tracksters online game, where players can customize cars, race 10 different tracks, and win TrackBucks to buy upgrades for their virtual car. 10VOX, www.10vox.com


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EGYPTIAN PYRAMID

HARUMIKA RUNWAY SHOWSTOPPER SET

STAR WARS THE FORCE TRAINER

G.I. JOE MOVIE ACCELERATOR SUIT DUKE

M&M’S TAKE ALONG TWISTER

STYLE SIX SILK SCREENER

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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...

Toy Insider 2009 Holiday Gift Guide  

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...