Hot Holiday Toys from Toys 'R Us

2009's Hot Holiday Toys

What will Santa have in his bag this holiday season? Toys ‘R Us, the largest U.S. toy retailer, has issued its forecast for the hottest toys.With consumers still watching their spending carefully, one theme that stands out  is a focus on value. Toys on the list range from $10 (squeaking Zhu Zhu interactive hamsters )  to about $350 (Disney 's Netpals netbook computer). Click ahead to see which toys made the cut. 

What will Santa have in his bag this holiday season? Toys ‘R Us, the largest US toy retailer, has issued its forecast for the hottest toys.

With consumers still watching their spending carefully, one theme that stands out  is a focus on value. Toys on the list range from $10 (squeaking Zhu Zhu interactive hamsters) to about $350 (Disney 's Netpals netbook computer).

Click ahead to see which toys made the cut. 

By Christina Cheddar BerkPosted 24 Sept 2009

Bakugan Battle Brawlers’ Maxus Helios

Company: Spin MasterRetail Price: $40.00This line of the popular brand can be separated into seven different Bakugan marbles, or joined together to create one united force. (Ages 5 years and up)
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Company: Spin Master
Retail Price: $40.00

This line of the popular brand can be separated into seven different Bakugan marbles, or joined together to create one united force. (Ages 5 years and up)

ChixOs Pink Design-A-Luxury Loft

Company: Spin MasterRetail Price: $27Toys that allow for open-ended play are thought to give children more options. With the ChixOs loft, kids can design their own perfect space. (Ages 4 years and up)
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Company: Spin Master
Retail Price: $27

Toys that allow for open-ended play tend to be the most sought after during the holiday season. With the ChixOs loft, kids can design their own perfect space. (Ages 4 years and up)

Color Me a Song

Company: Crayola BeginningsRetail Price: $25The perfect toy often depends on the child’s age. This one helps toddlers learn to draw. Music plays to the speed of the child’s scribbles.  Built-in storage makes the toy portable. (Ages 24 months and up)
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Company: Crayola Beginnings
Retail Price: $25

The perfect toy often depends on the child’s age. This one helps toddlers learn to draw. Music plays to the speed of the child’s scribbles.  Built-in storage makes the toy portable. (Ages 24 months and up)

Disney Netpal

Company: AsusRetail Price: $350Tweens may like the Disney Netpal from Asus for its fashionable colors, but parents will likely focus on the netbook's safety features.  There are more than two dozen parental controls to affect how children can browse the Web. (Ages 6 years and up)
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Company: Asus
Retail Price: $350

Tweens may like the Disney Netpal from Asus for its fashionable colors, but parents will likely focus on the netbook's safety features.  There are more than two dozen parental controls to limit how children can browse the Web. (Ages 6 years and up)

Toy Story Interactive Buddies Talking Action Figures

Company: ThinkwayRetail Price: $100For preschool fans of Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story, there are these interactive versions of the popular Buzz Lightyear and Woody characters. The action figures  can speak more than 100 phrases. (Ages 4 years and up)
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Company: Thinkway
Retail Price: $100

For preschool fans of Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story, there are these interactive versions of the popular Buzz Lightyear and Woody characters. The action figures can speak more than 100 phrases. (Ages 4 years and up)

Just One Kiss Princess Tiana Doll

Company: Mattel (MAT)Retail Price: $26The buzz is already building for Disney’s newest animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog, which will be released ahead of the holiday season. No doubt there will be girls asking for a Princess Tiana doll from Mattel, available  as of  October. (Ages 4 years and up.)
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Company: Mattel (MAT)
Retail Price: $26

The buzz is already building for Disney’s newest animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog, which will be released ahead of the holiday season. No doubt there will be girls asking for a Princess Tiana doll from Mattel, available as of October. (Ages 4 years and up.)

Fast Lane JLX Over Drive Radio Control All-Terrain Vehicle

Company: Toys ‘R UsRetail Price: $120Toys ‘R Us is expecting remote-controlled vehicles to be very popular because that tends to happen when video game console sales are expected to be weak , which is the case this year.  Pictured here is an all-terrain vehicle sold under the retailer’s store brand. It can travel on land, water, or snow. With  the aid of a ramp, it can travel though the air up to six feet. (Ages 8 years and up)
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Company: Toys ‘R Us
Retail Price: $120

Toys ‘R Us is expecting remote-controlled vehicles to be very popular - that tends to happen when video game console sales are expected to be weak, which is the case this year. Pictured here is an all-terrain vehicle sold under the retailer’s store brand. It can travel on land, water, or snow. With the aid of a ramp, it can travel though the air up to six feet. (Ages 8 years and up)

Laugh & Learn Learning Farm

Company: Fisher-Price (MAT)Retail Price: $80The Laugh & Learn Learning Farm has several modes to keep babies entertained. (Ages 6 to 36 months)
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Company: Fisher-Price (MAT)
Retail Price: $80

The Laugh & Learn Learning Farm has several modes to keep babies entertained. (Ages 6 to 36 months)

Little Mommy Baby Ah-Choo

Company: Fisher-Price (MAT)Retail Price: $35Baby Ah-Choo needs some love and care to make her feel better. To inspire creative play, the doll sneezes and sniffles and asks for a tissue. (Ages 2 years and up.)
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Company: Fisher-Price (MAT)
Retail Price: $35

Baby Ah-Choo needs some love and care to make her feel better. To inspire creative play, the doll sneezes and sniffles and asks for a tissue. (Ages 2 years and up.)

Mindflex

Company: Mattel (MAT)Retail Price: $80This toy will make you think. The helmet measures brain activity, and allows players to challenge one another to use their mind to move a ball through an obstacle course. (Ages 8 years and up)

Company: Mattel (MAT)
Retail Price: $80

This toy will make you think. The helmet measures brain activity, and allows players to challenge one another to use their minds to move a ball through an obstacle course. (Ages 8 years and up)

Nerf N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS-35

Company: Hasbro (HAS)Retail Price: $35The Nerf blaster can hold as many as 35 darts at once. It can fire one dart at a time or unload of them in “slam” fire mode. (Ages 6 years and up)
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Company: Hasbro (HAS)
Retail Price: $35

The Nerf blaster can hold as many as 35 darts at once. It can fire one dart at a time or unload all of them in “slam” fire mode. (Ages 6 years and up)

Star Wars’ Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser

Company: Lego SystemsRetail Price: $110This 789-piece Lego construction set is available exclusively at Toys ‘R Us, and  allow s  Star Wars’ fans to build the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser. (Ages 9 to 14 years)
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Company: Lego Systems
Retail Price: $110

This 789-piece Lego construction set is available exclusively at Toys ‘R Us, and  allows Star Wars fans to build the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser. (Ages 9 to 14 years)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Constructicon Devastator

Company: Hasbro (HAS)Retail Price: $100Transformers are back on the list for yet another year. This year, Hasbro has this action figure that can be built by combing six different construction vehicles known as Constructicons.  (Ages 5 years and up)
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Company: Hasbro (HAS)
Retail Price: $100

Transformers are back on the list for yet another year. This year, Hasbro has this action figure that can be built by combing six different construction vehicles known as Constructicons.  (Ages 5 years and up)

Wii Sports Resort

Company: Nintendo (NTDOY)Retail Price: $50This sequel to Wii Sports includes more than a dozen games. (Rated E for Everyone)
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Company: Nintendo (NTDOY)
Retail Price: $50

This sequel to Wii Sports includes more than a dozen games. (Rated E for Everyone)

Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster

Company:  CepiaRetail Price: $10Pick a hamster to suit your personality. These interactive critters can make sounds and even play in hamster tubes and wheels. At $10 each, they will likely make good stocking stuffers. (Ages 4 years and up)
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Company:  Cepia
Retail Price: $10

Pick a hamster to suit your personality. These interactive critters can make sounds and even play in hamster tubes and wheels. At $10 each, they will likely make good stocking stuffers. (Ages 4 years and up)

Barbie B-Nails Ditigal Nail Printer

Company: Mattel (MAT)Retail Price: $180Mattel’s Barbie is always popular with girls. This year, Toys ‘R Us highlights the Barbie b-nails digital nail printer, which allows young fashionistas to glam it up with a spa-like manicure. (Ages 8 years and up)
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Company: Mattel (MAT)
Retail Price: $180

Mattel’s Barbie is always popular with girls. This year, Toys ‘R Us highlights the Barbie b-nails digital nail printer, which allows young fashionistas to glam it up with a spa-like manicure. (Ages 8 years and up)

Liv

Company: Spin MasterRetail Price: From $20Spin Master has a new collection of fashion dolls that will allow girls to take the fun online. Each Liv doll comes with a code that can be used at the . (Ages 5 years and up)
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Company: Spin Master
Retail Price: From $20

Spin Master has a new collection of fashion dolls that will allow girls to take the fun online. Each Liv doll comes with a code that can be used at the Liv World website. (Ages 5 years and up)

DSi from Nintendo

Company: Nintendo (NTDOY)Retail Price: $170Nintendo’s DSi handheld consoles will again be on many holiday wish lists. The updated systems allow kids to take pictures and search the Internet. (Ages 6 years and up)
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Company: Nintendo (NTDOY)
Retail Price: $170

Nintendo’s DSi handheld consoles will again be on many holiday wish lists. The updated system allows kids to take pictures and search the Internet. (Ages 6 years and up)

Reader Pocket Edition

Company: Sony (SNE)Retail Price: $200Last year, Oprah made Amazon’s Kindle a hot holiday item. This year, Toys ‘R Us selects Sony’s Reader for its list. These portable, electronic books can fit easily into a pocket and store about 350 eBooks. (Ages 12 years and up)
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Company: Sony (SNE)
Retail Price: $200

Last year, Oprah made Amazon’s Kindle a hot holiday item. This year, Toys ‘R Us selects Sony’s Reader for its list. These portable electronic books can fit easily into a pocket and store about 350 eBooks. (Ages 12 years and up)

Paperoni Deluxe Studio

Company: Spin MasterRetail Price: $17Last year, crafts and games were popular gifts. If that trend  repeats , the Spin Master’s Paperoni may be a popular item. The Deluxe Studio, which costs about $17, has everything kids need to get going on their own 3D artwork. (Ages 4 years and up)
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Company: Spin Master
Retail Price: $17

Last year, crafts and games were popular gifts. If that trend  repeats, the Spin Master’s Paperoni may be a popular item. The Deluxe Studio, which costs about $17, has everything kids need to get going on their own 3D artwork. (Ages 4 years and up)