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Top Christmas Toys: Popular Christmas Gifts for Children

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Each Christmas season brings a bundle of new and exciting toys just waiting to be wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree. For those who need help in the gift department, here are some of the hottest toys for the holiday season or boys, girls and toddlers.

Top 5 Christmas Toys for Girls

Barbie Twilight:

Barbie Twilight is a doll of Bella Swan of the popular Twilight series. Bella and Edward are both getting their own dolls, sold separately and as a set. This will certainly be a popular toy this season with the release of the New Moon movie coming out in theaters November. By Mattel – $24.99

Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster:

This is the perfect gift for children who have always wanted a pet hamster but the parents don’t want all the mess that comes with it. These cute, cuddly creatures have the look and feel of real animals. The hamster Zhu Zhu pet will be the most popular this year. By Cepia – $9.99 each

 

Littlest Pet Shop Adoption Center Playset

The Littlest Pet Shop pets are back in this brand new set where girls can keep their pets healthy, happy and looking their best! The set includes a health center, playpen and training course where the two Husky pups (included) can run and play. By Hasbro – $44.99

Moxie Girls Doll Sets

Moxie Girls dolls are next hottest dolls after Barbie. Each doll has a unique name, style, clothing, and accessories. Moxie Girls are full of enthusiasm and confidence. They are bright, loyal to their friends and very stylish – great role models for girls. By MGA Entertainment – $9.99 to $14.99 each

Webkinz

Webkinz are still popular this holiday season. Each cuddly plush pet is unique and allows girls to enter the Webkinz online world with its secret code. Online they can adopt and name their pets, feed them, play with them and care for them. They can also visit with other Webkinz members. By Ganz – $12.99

Top 5 Christmas Toys for Boys

Lego Track Turbo Remote-Controlled Car

Lego is always a winner among kids, and this remote-controlled Lego creation is no exception. This RC racer features an air-intake, spoiler and over-sized engine for loads of speed. The Lego racer also includes instructions for two different cars that can be built from the same pieces. By Lego – $41.99

Transformers Toys Action Figures

Transformers are the classic toys for young boys. And with the popularity of the latest movie, Transformers 2 – Revenge of the Fallen, these toys are popular once more. Whether it’s Optimus Prime, Bumblebee or Devastator, a young boy will have fun transforming these toys and getting them ready for battle. By Hasbro – $7.99-$29.99

Bakugan Brawlers

Bakugan Brawlers is a two player strategy game including cards and action figure warriors tucked inside spheres that are popped open during game play when they are rolled onto a gate card. Each player has three warriors and their goal is to be the first to capture three gate cards. From Spin Master – $7.99

Mega Bloks Magnext Battle Strikers Tournament Set

Experience the next generation of battling tops with this Battle Strikers tournament set. The 17-piece Tournament Set includes 2 Magnetic Controllers, 2 Turbo Launchers and 2 Strikers. Collect all 16 battle strikers to customize. By MEGA Brands – $24.99

D-Rex 2.0 Prehistoric Interactive Dinosaur

This interactive dinosaur is the ultimate pet! D-Rex is a combination of robotics, sensors and reptilian-like skin to give this dinosaur an amazing appearance and behaviors. D-Rex will respond to the sound of the boy’s voice and will even guard his room by roaring when intruders are present. By Mattel – $129.99

Top 5 Christmas Toys for Toddlers and Babies

Elmo Live Encore

For those who loved Elmo Live, this improved version is sure to please. Elmo is more life-like than ever before. He can move his mouth, head, arms, hands, and can even sit, stand and cross his legs! Also, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, Elmo sings three classic Sesame Street songs. By Fisher-Price – $59.99

Smart Fit

This interactive gaming system can be compared to the Nintendo Wii, but for small kids. With this system, kids will be jumping, hopping and running their ways through multi-level learning games. It’s fun, educational and gets kids moving! By Fisher-Price – $44.99

Kid-Tough Digital Camera

It seems that everyone is going digital these days, even the youngsters! That’s why they’ll love their very own digital cameras, designed especially for small children. It has easy-to-use buttons and features including a 1.5 color LCD preview screen where kids can save or delete the pictures they’ve taken. By Fisher-Price – $44.99

Laugh & Learn Learning Farm

The fun is triggered when the toddler crawls through the farm gate, triggering lights, sounds and songs. The animal friends are ready to play and toddlers will develop their fine motor skills though lots of flipping, spinning, pressing, sliding and turning of objects. They will also learn animal names and sounds. By Fisher-Price – $69.99

Elmo Tickle Hands

Elmo makes the list twice this year! Well, at least his hands do. They’re big, red and furry and let your kids tickle and dance just like Elmo! A touch of Elmo’s nose on the hand is what starts the fun. With one touch, the hands vibrate and tickle. With another touch, Elmo offers instructions on how to do his brand new dance, “The Tickle Hand Groove!” By Fisher-Price – $29.99

That wraps up the Christmas toys gift buying guide. Children will be happy to receive any of the great toys found on this list! Just remember to shop early before the hottest toys of the season sell out of the stores.

*Prices taken from Toys R Us.com

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