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What are kids going to want this holiday season? Jackie Retzer; toy trend specialist joins the FOX 61 Morning Extra with these gift ideas.


Furreal Friends Starlily, My Magical Unicorn,

Hasbro, Inc., 4+, $ 119.99

(Finalist for Girl Toy of the Year)

Starlily, My Magical Unicorn is the first interactive toy unicorn from Furreal Friends. Starlily features 100-plus sound and motion combinations; the more you play with her, the more she can respond.


Gears!Gears!Gears!® Build & Bloom Building Set

Learning Resources, 4+, $39.99

(Finalist for Educational Toy of the Year)

Mix, match and create your own beautiful, spinning flower garden. Set of 116 includes: colorful gears, flowers, butterflies, bees, ladybugs, wiggly stems, and more. Parts all interchangeable, allowing for endless combinations and designs. Compatible with all Gears! Gears! Gears! sets for even more imagination and fun.


Chrono Bomb®,

Patch Products, LLC, 7+, $29.99

(Finalist for Game of the Year)

Kids love pretending to be secret spies, like they see in the movies. Chrono Bomb®, a top-selling game in France, has infiltrated the U.S.! This spy mission is to create a “laser” field with the cord and clamps.



Fat Brain Toy Co., 6+, $15.95

(Finalist for Game Toy of the Year)

Letters and numbers combine in the fast game of WOO. Gain points by spelling out the numbers ONE through TEN using letter tiles. Spell S-I-X, get 6 points. Spell N-I-N-E, get 9 points. So simple yet so surprisingly brain-boosting and fun!


LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Millenium Falcon,

The LEGO Group, 8+. $ 149.99

(Finalist for Boy Toy of the Year)

One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars™ saga is back, and it’s leaner and meaner than ever before. As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO® version of the Millennium Falcon™ features streamlined design, detachable cockpit, holochess board and lots more.


Firetek Rocket,

Zing, 8+, $19.99

(Finalist for Outdoor Toy of the Year)

Firetek Rocket launches into orbit with awesome light and sound -- perfect for outdoor play, day or night. Load the light-up rocket to the hand-held launcher, pull the tab, flick your wrist and let it soar into the sky. Comes with two rockets and one launcher.


R2-D2™ Bubble Machine

Imperial Toy LLC, 3+, $79.99

(Finalist for Outdoor Toy of the Year)

The 16” R2-D2™ Bubble Machine blows hundreds of bubbles, makes authentic sounds, rotates its head 90 degrees, and features light effects. The R2-D2™ Bubble Machine includes an 8-ounce bottle of Super Miracle Bubbles solution and three bubbles performance function modes. You decide if R2-D2™ will blow bubbles continually, side to side, or at random.


Zoomer Kitty

Spin Master Corp., 8+, $99.99

(Finalist for Girl Toy of the Year)

Zoomer Kitty is your PURRfect friend. She's the sweetest interactive Kitty who loves to play, pounce & purr. With True Vision Technology™ she knows exactly where you are and follows your movements. Pet her head, ears & cheeks and watch her eyes change colour with mood. She loves affection & will nuzzle in & really purr.

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