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Sure, your kid may know how to work your iPad better than you do, but that’s no reason to bypass the toy aisle this holiday season. Here’s our list of this year’s hottest toys and games. To name a few:
Remember Furby, the candy-colored hamster alien at the top of every kid’s holiday wish list back in 1998? Well, he’s back, and he’s better than ever. Furby 2012 even comes with an iOS app that will translate his Furbish mumblings into English. (Parent-sized earplugs sold separately.)
If there are two things kids love, it’s stuffed animals and a nice, restful nap. Pillow Pets are a huge crowd pleaser among today’s toy-savvy tots. Whether it’s the rainbow unicorn or fluffy-fanged T-Rex, their plush animal forms are the perfect nap-time companion.
LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Explorer
The original LeapFrog LeapPad earned the title of No. 1 learning tablet for a reason — it’s a seriously smart, kid-friendly piece of tech. LeapPad 2 doubles the device’s memory to 4GB and features a front-and-back camera/video recorder. Perfect training for kids growing up in the age of the iPad.
WWE Brawlin’ Buddies Sheamus Plush Figure
Who said plush can’t also be tough? With the WWE Brawlin’ Buddies collection of plush fighters, kids can get their fill of rough-and-tumble action without risking any broken bones or bruises. These soft superstars are even programmed to say their signature catch phrase when they throw down.