NEW YORK (
) -- The holiday season may still be a few months away, but Toys R Us has already put together its Hot Holiday Toy List, giving parents a look at the 15 products their kids will likely be begging for between now and the end of the year.
The 2011 hot toy list features dancing robots (the My Keepon), tablets made for kids (the LeapPad Explorer) and several dolls and figurines including the Lalaloopsy Silly Hair dolls and the Moshi Monsters mini figures. What you won't find on this list are items like Zhu Zhu Pets and Tickle Me Elmos, which were very much in demand in previous years, though Elmo does make an appearance on this year's list with a little bit of a makeover as part of Sesame Street's Let's Rock set.
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair dolls made it onto Toys R Us' 2011 hot toy list -- not as cheap as the Moshi Monsters Moshling 3-Pack of figurines, but far cheaper than the Power Wheels Dune Racer, which retails for $270.
Don't try to buy your kids all of these toys, though. MainStreet did some price hunting and found that the total price tag for the 15 toys on this list would be more than $900, though nearly a third of that can be pinned to one toy in particular: the Power Wheels Dune Racer, which retails for $270. The next most expensive toy after that is the LeapPad tablet, which sells for $100.
The average price of the toys on this list is a bit more modest at roughly $62 each. If money is a concern this year, we might suggest buying either the Nerf Vortex Vigilon, a disc shooter, or the Trash Pack Garbage Truck, both of which retail for $20, and throw in the Moshi Monsters Moshling 3-Pack of figurines, which sells for just $6 -- the cheapest item by far on the list.
Here is the full list of toys on the Hot Holiday Toy List:
Air Hogs Hyper Actives from Spin Master
Air Swimmers eXtreme from Animal Planet
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair dolls from MGA Entertainment
LeapPad Explorer from
Monster High Fearleading 3-Pack from
Moshi Monsters Moshling 3-Pack Mini-Figures from Spin Master
My Keepon from Wow! Stuff
Nerf Vortex Vigilon from
Ninjago Lightning Dragon Battle from Lego Systems, Inc.
Poppin' Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper from Playskool
Power Wheels Dune Racer from Fisher-Price
Radica Fijit Friends from Mattel
Sesame Street Let's Rock! Elmo from Hasbro
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure from
The Trash Pack Garbage Truck from Moose Toys
If, on the other hand, you're more interested in buying educational toys for your kids, check out this roundup of smart toys that your kids will love.
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