Monster High dolls

( Mattel Inc. )
The edgy Monster High dolls are the children of famous monsters. There’s Frankie Stein, whose father is Frankenstein, the man of stitches. Classmate Draculaura, offspring of Dracula, is ironically vegan and faints at the sight of blood. And also Clawdeen Wolf, who spends much of her time shaving the fast-growing hair inherited from papa Werewolf. Price 26.99 and up

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Zynga Words with Friends board game

( Toys R Us )
This board game that is based on the smartphone app where players build words one after another similar to Scrabble. The offline version includes a board and letter tiles. Price: $19.99

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Nintendo’s Wii U

Nintendo’s highly anticipated two-screen console, debuting Nov. 18, is not just for playing games — it can also be a remote control for your TV and stream content from the Web. It comes with a wireless GamePad controller featuring a 6.2-inch touchscreen. Price: $299 and up

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My Magical Wand Cinderella

( Toy Insider )
Timed to the re-release of the Disney animated movie “Cinderella,” the classic doll features the princess as a toddler sporting a tiara, ballgown and clear slippers. To hear 25 songs and phrases and see the skirt light up, kids can wave a wand in front of the brooch on the dress. Price $49.99

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Doc McStuffins Time for Your Check Up doll

( Toys R Us )
Based on the popular Disney television show Doc McStuffins, which features a 6-year-old girl who pretends to fix up dolls and toys with the help of stuffed animal friends. This doll talks, sings and includes several toy medical tools. Price: $39.99

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LeapPad 2

( Toys R Us )
Last year’s LeapPad was a big hit in the kid-oriented tablet market. This year LeapFrog released the second iteration tablet with a longer battery life, faster processor and more memory. “Last year you could not find the LeapPad and you will see the same for the LeapPad 2,” said Laurie Schacht, co-pubisher of the Toy Insider. Price: $99.99

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Kurio 7

( Toys R Us / October 26, 2012 )
This kid-oriented tablet lets parents set screen time and includes other controls for up to eight different users. It comes with app and games such as “Angry Birds” and “Fruit Ninja.” There’s also a family-friendy app store. Price: $149.99

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( Wal-Mart Stores Inc. / October 26, 2012 )
This talkative furry creature made a huge splash in the late 1990s, inspiring some frenzied parents to pay hundreds of dollars to buy one secondhand for their kids for Christmas. Hasbro is reintroducing Furby with extra tech high-tech features, including the ability to feed and translate Furby’s babbling into English using a smartphone app. Price: $59.99

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Lego Friends

( Lego / October 26, 2012 )
Lego’s gambit for young girls features slim female dolls and pink-trimmed playhouses that are a vast departure from the simple building blocks that the toymaker is famous for. Toys include playsets such a the Butterfly Beauty Shop and Andrea’s Bunny House. Price: $.5.99 and up

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Yvolution Fliker scooter

( Toys R Us )
The two-pronged scooter comes with three wheels for cruising and drifting easily. It also comes with a hand brake for easy control. Price: $99 and up.


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