TTPM's Most Wanted List

Holiday 2012

Here it is - the most-anticipated hot toy list of the year! TTPM's Holiday 2012 Most Wanted List represents the toys our editorial team thinks will be the most popular most fun - and Most Wanted this season. Over the past year, we've looked at and reviewed literally thousands of toys, and the ones you see here are the best of the best - the ones everyone will be talking about in the following weeks.

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  1. Air Hogs R/C Heli Replay

    Air Hogs R/C Heli Replay

    from Spin Master

    •  12+

    There have been a lot of amazing indoor R/C helicopters in the past two years, and you've heard us say it before, but they just keep getting better. Spin Master's Air Hogs R/C Heli Replay is the best…

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  2. Appfinity AppDrive

    Appfinity AppDrive

    from Spin Master

    •  7+

    Appfinity AppDrive is a model of a steering wheel that holds an iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android device and functions as a driving game controller. Once you purchase the AppDrive product, download the…

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  3. Avengers: Battle for Earth
    •  13+

    Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth from Ubisoft is a Super Hero Brawler where players battle each other or the computer as any one of 20 different Marvel characters, including The Avengers. Players…

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  4. Barbie Photo Fashion Doll
    •  6+

    The Barbie Photo Fashion Doll is a standard 11.75-inch Barbie doll which is also a great digital camera. Charge up the internal battery with the included USB cable. Switch on the doll and make sure…

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  5. Doc McStuffins Time For Your Checkup Doll
    •  3+

    The Doc McStuffins Time for Your Checkup Doll is based on the new Disney Junior animated series Doc McStuffins. The show is about a girl who heals toys out of her backyard clinic. The Time for Your…

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  6. Furby

    Furby

    from Hasbro

    •  6+

    Furby is the "animatronic friend" that created a sensation in 1998—and the original sold more than 40 million units when it first came on the scene. Hasbro has brought it back, and while we…

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  7. Kinect Sesame Street TV

    Kinect Sesame Street TV

    from Microsoft

    •  Birth+

    Kinect Sesame Street TV has the potential to change the way kids watch Sesame Street because it isn’t a game based on the TV show, it is a collection of Sesame Street episodes that kids can…

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  8. Lalaloopsy Soft Dolls

    Lalaloopsy Soft Dolls

    from MGA Entertainment

    •  4+

    The story behind the Lalaloopsy characters is that these ragdolls came to life when their last stitch was sewn. Now the "sew cute" Lalaloopsy dolls are appearing as soft ragdolls. Lalaloopsy Soft…

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  9. LeapPad2 Explorer

    LeapPad2 Explorer

    from LeapFrog

    •  3+

    The LeapPad Explorer was a huge hit when it came out last year. But this year, LeapFrog has revamped the LeapPad Explorer to give it more memory, better battery life, and more features. The…

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  10. LeapsterGS Explorer

    LeapsterGS Explorer

    from LeapFrog

    •  4+

    The LeapsterGS Explorer is a major update to the very popular Leapster Explorer handheld learning game system. (As you might guess, the GS stands for "gaming system.") The LeapsterGS has a bold and…

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  11. LEGO Friends

    LEGO Friends

    from LEGO

    •  49.99
    •  6+

    This is a product line featuring the following toys which you can search through here: LEGO Friends.

  12. LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
    •  5+

    Surprise LEGO fans this holiday season with the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar, part of the LEGO Friends line. Each day for the 24 days leading up to Christmas, kids can get one surprise component to…

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  13. LEGO Friends Adventure Camper
    •  6+

    Join LEGO Friends Olivia and Nicole as they jet out to explore the wilderness in the Adventure Camper. The 309-piece set comes complete with two bikes, a surfboard, picnic table, chicken, juice,…

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  14. LEGO Friends Butterfly Beauty Shop
    •  6+

    The Butterfly Beauty Shop is part of LEGO's new LEGO Friends line of construction sets geared toward girls. LEGO did extensive research over several years to develop this line. Construction play…

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  15. LEGO Friends City Park Cafe
    •  6+

    The City Park Café is part of LEGO's new LEGO Friends line of construction sets geared toward girls. LEGO did extensive research over several years to develop this line. Construction play…

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  16. LEGO Friends Heartlake Stables
    •  6+

    Last year LEGO introduced LEGO Friends, a line of construction sets geared primarily toward traditional girls' play patterns. The line expands this year with brand new construction sets, including…

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  17. LEGO Lord of the Rings

    LEGO Lord of the Rings

    from Warner Bros.

    •  Birth+

    Review coming soon!

  18. Little Tikes iTikes Canvas

    Little Tikes iTikes Canvas

    from MGA Entertainment

    •  3+

    The Little Tikes iTikes Canvas is the first time that Little Tikes, who you probably know from big outdoor equipment and the Cozy Coupe, has entered the app toy category. This may look like a typical…

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  19. Monster High Ghouls Rule
    •  6+

    The characters from Monster High are starring in their first DVD movie, Monster High Ghouls Rule. The premise of the movie is that for Halloween, the characters have gone into their parents' closets…

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  20. Monster High Ghouls Rule Clawdeen Wolf
    •  6+

    The characters from Monster High are starring in their first DVD movie, Monster High Ghouls Rule. Instead of staying home on Halloween, the Monster High gang is taking back the holiday and dressing…

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  21. Monster High Ghouls Rule Cleo de Nile
    •  6+

    The characters from Monster High are starring in their first DVD movie, Monster High Ghouls Rule. Instead of staying home on Halloween, the Monster High gang is taking back the holiday and dressing…

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  22. Monster High Ghouls Rule Draculaura
    •  6+

    The characters from Monster High are starring in their first DVD movie, Monster High Ghouls Rule. Instead of staying home on Halloween, the Monster High gang is taking back the holiday and dressing…

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    • Assembly & Instructions

  23. Monster High Ghouls Rule Frankie Stein
    •  6+

    The characters from Monster High are starring in their first DVD movie, Monster High Ghouls Rule. The story goes that the ghouls are getting ready for Halloween and reaching back into fashion and…

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  24. Monster High High School
    •  6+

    Just like regular kids, it's time for the Monster High students to go back to school. The academy where ghouls rule comes to life in an incredibly ingenious new building, the Monster High High…

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  25. My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Pony Princess Wedding Castle
    •  3+

    With the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Pony Princess Wedding Castle, kids can help celebrate the royal pony wedding of Princess Cadance and Shining Armor in Equestria. The playset features a…

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  26. Nerf N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire
    •  8+

    The Nerf N-Strike Elite blasters take the technology from the N-Strike line to the next level. The N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire boasts a revolving clip carousel and the highest dart capacity of any Nerf…

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  27. Skylanders Giants

    Skylanders Giants

    from MEGA Bloks

    •  29.99
    •  5+

    This is a product line featuring the following toys which you can search through here: Skylanders Giants.

  28. Skylanders Giants

    Skylanders Giants

    from Activision

    •  5+

    Skylanders Giants is the sequel to the best-selling kid’s video game of 2011, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. Giants is an all new game with a new story line that introduces a new group of…

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  29. Skylanders Giants Arkeyan Copter Attack
    •  5+

    Skylanders is the hit video game from Activision where toys come to life. MEGA Brands' has taken some of the iconic figures and vehicles from the new Skylanders Giants game and turned them into MEGA…

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  30. Skylanders Giants Sky Turret Defense
    •  5+

    Skylanders is the hit video game from Activision where toys come to life. MEGA Brands has taken some of the iconic figures and vehicles from the new Skylanders Giants game and turned them into MEGA…

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  31. Skylanders Giants Troll Mech Ambush
    •  5+

    Skylanders is the hit video game from Activision where toys come to life. MEGA Brands' has taken some of the iconic figures and vehicles from the new Skylanders Giants game and turned them into MEGA…

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    • Assembly & Instructions

  32. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deluxe Power Sound FX Figures
    •  4+

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is back on Nickelodeon, and there is a new line of Turtles action figures from Playmates. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deluxe Power Sound FX Figures say battle…

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  33. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures
    •  4+

    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back with an all-new CG-animated series on Nickelodeon and a new line of toys from Playmates, including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures…

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  34. Thomas & Friends Steam n Speed R/C Thomas
    •  2+

    With the Thomas & Friends Steam 'n Speed R/C Thomas, kids can control Thomas with real cool-to-the-touch steam. To produce the cool steam, fill the special container with distilled water. Place…

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  35. Winx Club Believix Dolls

    Winx Club Believix Dolls

    from Jakks Pacific

    •  4+

    Winx Club is a new show on Nickelodeon that follows six best friends—Bloom, Stella, Flora, Musa, Tecna, and Aisha—as they navigate their way through Alfea College, the finest fairy…

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  36. Winx Club Concert Collection

    Winx Club Concert Collection

    from Jakks Pacific

    •  4+

    Winx Club is a new show on Nickelodeon that follows six best friends—Bloom, Stella, Flora, Musa, Tecna, and Aisha—as they navigate their way through Alfea College, the finest fairy…

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  37. Winx Club Everyday Collection

    Winx Club Everyday Collection

    from Jakks Pacific

    •  4+

    Winx Club Everyday Collection of fashion dolls features the six main characters of Winx Club, a new animated series on Nickelodeon. The show follows six friends—Bloom, Stella, Flora, Musa,…

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  38. WWE Brawlin’ Buddies John Cena
    •  3+

    WWE Brawlin' Buddies John Cena is a 16-inch stuffed figure in the likeness of wrestler John Cena. This toy is soft enough to hold but tough enough to throw down. Kids can put the figure in a…

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  39. WWE Brawlin’ Buddies Rey Mysterio
    •  3+

    WWE Brawlin' Buddies Rey Mysterio is a 16-inch stuffed figure in the likeness of wrestler Rey Mysterio. This toy is soft enough to hold but tough enough to throw down. Kids can put the figure in a…

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