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Toy's that will be hard to find in 60 days
by stevenew,posted Oct 24 2011 2:48PM
I know you’re not ready for Christmas music year but now is a good time for smart shoppers to start looking for what the experts believe will be the HOT toys this year and hard to find by Thanksgiving.
Taking a cue from last year's toy hits, many of this year's holiday favorites are toy sets or figures that kids can collect. But unlike last year, when Squinkies figures or Cepia's toy hamster Zhu Zhu pets mostly were collect by girls, this year's collectible toys are targeting boys. Among this year's collectibles are Hasbro's Beyblade Metal Fusion, a battling spinning top game for $5.99 to $39.99; Spin Master's Redakai, a trading card game, for $5.99 to $19.99; Cepia's DaGeDar collectible rolling balls for $4.99 to $19.99; and Lego's Ninjago construction sets for $3.49 to $119.99
Here's a complete look at the toys that made Time to Play Magazine's 2011 ``Most Wanted'' toy list, out Tuesday.
Cepia's DaGeDar, $4.99 to $19.99: Collectible decorated balls that come with track sets.
Hasbro's Beyblade Metal Fusion, $5.99 to $39.99: A battling spinning top game.
Hasbro's Nerf Vortex Line, $12.99 to $49.99: Foam dart guns.
iStar Entertainment's FyrFlyz, $10: A yo-yo like toy that glows in the dark.
Jakks Pacific's Spy Net Stealth Video Glasses, $39.99: Sunglasses that record video.
LeapFrog's LeapPad Explorer, $99.99: A tablet for tots, with games, e-books and a camera.
Lego's Alien Conquest and Ninjago Lines, $3.49 to $119.99: Popular construction sets with alien and ninja themes.
Mattel's Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game, $16: A block game based on the popular smartphone app.
Mattel's Fisher-Price Big Action Construction Site, $59.99: A construction site play set.
Mattel's Hot Wheels Wall Tracks, $29.99: A car track set that can attach to walls.
Mattel's Monster High Dead Tired Line, $14.49: Dolls that are the offspring of different monsters.
Mega Brands 3D Breakthrough Puzzle, $19.99: 3D Jigsaw puzzles.
MGA's Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Doll, $34.99: A rag-like doll with bendable hair.
Spin Master's Logo Board Game, $24.99: A board game that tests player's knowledge of popular brands.
Spin Master's Redakai, $5.99 to $19.99: A collectible trading-card game.
Thinkway Toys' Lazer Stunt Chaser, $39.99: A remote-control car that follows a laser.
Vtech's Innotab, $79.99: Another tablet device for kids that lets them, play games, color and read books.
WowWee's Lite Sprites, $19.99: Dolls that light up different colors with the touch of a wand.
On the Web: www.timetoplaymag.com.