What do your kids want for Christmas?
Lots of retailers come out with “hot toy” lists every holiday season, but this year Wal-Mart decided to try something different: let kids rate their favorite toys.
In a first, about 1,000 boys and girls aged 18 months to 10 years spent time over a three-day weekend in August in Dallas playing with 50-plus toys and choosing their favorites. The result is a top 20 list of kid-approved toys, out Thursday, that includes a new robotic pet Furby, a hugging Elmo and a Barbie dream house.
18 months to 2 years:
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset
Baby Alive Real Surprises Doll
Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Crawl Around Car
Little People Fun Sounds Farm
Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo
3 to 5 years:
Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center
Fisher Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave
Sofia the First Talking Doll and Animal Friends
FurReal Friends Cuddles My Giggly Monkey
Disney Planes Dusty Crophopper Wing Control RC
6 to 7 years:
Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister
Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset
Flutterbye Flying Fairy Doll
8 to 10 years:
Air Hogs Quad X4 Stunt RC
Nerf N-Strike Elite Rapidstrike CS-18
Crayola Marker Maker