Barbie Photo Fashion Doll: Digital camera and iconic fashion doll in one. Holds uo to 100 photos. MSRP $49.99. From Mattel. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Bobble Bots: Robotic toys that move by buzzing around and have bobbling heads. MSRP $11 and up. From Innovation First. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
BuckleyBoo from BuckleyBoo: Encourages cognitive development through multi-stage learning by matching belt patterns. Ages 2-3. MSRP $19.99. From BuckleyBoo. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Crayola Digital Light Designer: Stylus allows ‘drawing’ of light on 3-dimensional surface. Ages 6+. MSRP $44.99. From Crayola. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Furby: Furbies return in six colors, interactive, speak “Furbish” but “learns” English. MSRP $60. From Hasbro. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle: Play castle with sound effects, motion sensor to “detect” trouble, posts for separately-purchased figures.Ages 3-8. MSRP $50. From Fisher-Price. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
littleBits: Little pieces of electronics snap together via small magnets to create working circuits. Ages 8+. Starter kit MSRP $89. From littleBits Electronics. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Skylander’s Giants: Combination of video game and action figures. Ages 6+. Action figures MSRP $17-up. Video starter pack List $74.99. From Activision. | SUPPLIED PHOTO.
HEXBUG Warriors: Robotic warriors use vibration to buzz around mock battles. Ages 6+. MSRP $10 and up. From Innovation First. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Nanoblocks: Build various structures with “microblocks.” Ages 8+. MSRP $19.99-up depending on set. From Ohio Art. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Playmobil E-Rangers Headquarters: Playset has detachable roof, converts to car or jet, working solar cell, changing LED display. Ages 3+. MSRP $149.95. From Playmobil. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
LeapFrog LeapPad 2: The LeapFrog LeapPad 2 is a learning tablet with its own memory capacity, a multitude of games and apps. Ages 3-9. MSRP $99.99. From LeapFrog.
NERF Elite Hail-Fire: Blaster for mock battles. Clips carry 6 darts. MSRP $44.99. From Hasbro. | SUPPLIED PHOTO.
Master Moves Mickey: Character dances to his own beats. MSRP $50. From Mattel. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
MEGA Bloks World of Warcraft: 13 play sets and 19 life-like characters. MSRP $7-$65.From MEGA Bloks. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Razor FlashRider 360: Upgraded classic three-wheel bike built on a welded steel frame, with dual inclined casters for drifting, pumped up impact-resistant front wheel and "spark" cartridge to throw showers of sparks when drifting. Ages 5-10. MSRP $109.99. From Razor.
LEGO Lord of the Rings: Plat sets replicate most characters and movie scenes. MSRP $5-$100 depending on set/kits. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Nintendo's heavily desired Wii U handheld gaming system will be under a lot of trees this Christmas. And they all need a 3-hour software update.
Suspend: Start building with metal rods of different lengths which correspond to their colored tip. For example, a black tipped rod is the shortest. Players then set up a hook, take turns balancing and hanging rods without knocking the structure over. Ages 8+. MSRP $16.99. From Melissa & Doug.
ThinkFun Stenzzles: Puzzle card game using stencil drawings. Ages 8+. MSRP $9.99. From ThinkFun. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Vtech Cogsley: Talking, moving robot that incorporates educational games. Ages 3-6. List $44.99. From Vtech. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Zing Z-X Crossbow: Toy crossbow with suction cup darts. Ages 8+. List $28.99. From Zing Toys. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
WowWee Flip Force: Liittle cars transform into second vehicle. Ages 4+. List $5.99. From WowWee. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
ThinkFun Roll & Play: Roll & Play is a game designed for toddler play with parents, to boost understanding of basic concepts (colors, numbers, actions, etc.). Roll a giant plush cube with 6 colored sides. Draw a card from one of the colored card piles. Answer or act out the answer to the question on the card. Ages 18 months+. MSRP $19.99. From ThinkFun.
TEGU Mobility: Construct wooden cars with magnetic blocks. Ages 3+. MSRP $15. From TEGU. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Vapor Delta 500: Toy blaster uses gel ammo. Ages 14+. List $24.99. From Razor. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
UglyBuddies: A new take on Uglydolls, the strange, misfit, plush critters. Basically an Uglydoll, with a smaller Uglydoll stuffed into a pouch in front. Ages 3+. List $20. From Uglydoll.
Vtech Switch & Go Dinos: Combines cars and dinosaurs into one talking robotic toy, with LCD display screen. Ages 3-7. List $16.99-$49.99. From Vtech. | SUPPLIED PHOTOS
Twister Dance: Dance version of popular Twister game. Age 8+. MSRP $34.99. From Hasbro. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Tonka Tumblin’ Chuck: Bright red dump truck talks, hums little tunes, asks questions, follows toddler around. Ages 3+. MSRP $39.99. From Hasbro. | SUPPLIED PHOTO
Savvy moms and dads start are scouring stores and searching the Internet for toys for their little — and not-so-little — ones for Christmas morning. To make that daunting task a bit easier, BestToysGuide.com has released its annual list of the top 30. The web-based … Read More