US: Toys R Us reveals top toys for Christmas

Retailer has announced the 36 new items it thinks will be big hits over the festive season.
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The holiday hot toy list includes a wide range of toys and prices from squishy pencil-toppers called Squinkies, Disney Princess & Me dolls from Jakks and a new Lego board game.

The list also features educational toys like Leapster Explorer, the new gaming device from LeapFrog. Joining this is a number of licensed products, including two Toy Story 3 products, a Thomas and Friends toy and a Star Wars offering.

"We don't want to miss anything," Lisa Harnisch, vice president and divisional merchandise manager at Toys R Us, said in an interview, emphasising the need for a broad assortment of toys in an uncertain environment.

The retailer's Fabulous 15 top picks includes Monster High dolls, from Mattel's latest offering, and Hasbro's Cuponk.

The top picks list is as follows:

Go Baby Go Stride-to-Ride Dino (Fisher-Price) - Mattel

Ocean Wonders Deep Blue Sea Table (Fisher-Price) - Mattel

1 - 2 - 3 Large Zoo - Playmobil

Disney Dance Star Mickey (Fisher-Price) - Mattel

Lil' Zoomers Spinnin' Sounds Speedway (Fisher-Price) - Mattel

Ladybug Smart Trike - Mookie

Baby Alive Bouncin' Babbles - Hasbro

Calico Critters Luxury Townhouse - International Playthings

Toy Story 3 Imaginext Tri-County Landfill (Fisher-Price) - Mattel

Geotrax Transportation System Christmas in Toy Town RC Set (Fisher-Price) - Mattel

Imaginext Bigfoot the Monster (Fisher-Price) - Mattel

Lalaloopsy - MGA Entertainment

Pillow Pets - Ontel Products Corp.

Small Schoolhouse - Playmobil

Sing-a-ma-jigs - Mattel (pictured)

Squinkies Cupcake Surprise Bake Shop - Blip toys

Thomas & Friends Thomas' Mountain Adventure - Mega Bloks

Tomica Hypercity Mega Station Set - Tomy

Toy Story 3 U-Command Buzz Lightyear - Thinkway

Disney Princess & Me dolls - Jakks Pacific

Fan's Choice City Public Transport - Lego

Fast Lane Wild Fire RC - Toys"R"Us

Leapster Explorer - LeapFrog

Loopz - Mattel

Monster High Cleo DeNile and Deuce Gorgon doll set - Mattel

Magic Orbeez Maker - Maya Group

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back AT-AT in vintage packaging - Hasbro

Air Hogs Pocket Copter - Spin Master

CSI Junior Investigator Kit - Toys"R"Us

Cuponk - Hasbro

Ground Force Drifter - Razor

Minotaurus - Lego

Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS - Hasbro

Kinect for Xbox 360 - Microsoft

PlayStation Move Bundle with Sports Champions - Sony

Scrabble Flash - Hasbro Games


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