TimetoPlayMag.com’s Most Wanted: Holiday 2013 TimetoPlayMag.com’s Most Wanted: Holiday 2013

Here it is — the most-anticipated hot toy list of the year! TimetoPlayMag.com’s Holiday 2013 Most Wanted List represents the toys our editorial team thinks will be the most popular most fun — and Most Wanted this season. Over the past year, we’ve looked at and reviewed literally thousands of toys, and the ones you see here are the best of the best — the ones everyone will be talking about in the following weeks.

The Most Wanted List is presented alphabetically.

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  1. Barbie Digital Makeover

    from Mattel

    This product is part of the Barbie brand

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP69.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: With the Barbie Digital Makeover, kids 6+ can give themselves a virtual makeover using the app and console to apply virtual makeup to live video of their face using an iPad's camera.

    Barbie Digital Makeover
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  2. Battroborg 3-in-1 Battle Arena

    from TOMY

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP79.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: Kids 6+ can battle robots with this well executed game.

    Battroborg 3-in-1 Battle Arena
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  3. Big Hugs Elmo

    from Hasbro

    This product is part of the Sesame Street brand

    • Recommended Age1.5+
    • MSRP59.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: Sesame Street fans can give Elmo lots of hugs and get hugs back with Big Hugs Elmo. This interactive stuffed Elmo hugs, sings, and says lots of different phrases that engage kids in interactive and…

    Big Hugs Elmo
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  4. Boom Boom Balloon

    from Spin Master

    • Recommended Age8+
    • MSRP19.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Kids 7+ try to not pop the balloon as they push sticks farther and farther into the balloon with this skill-and-action game.

    Boom Boom Balloon
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  5. Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave

    from Thinkway Toys

    This product is part of the Despicable Me 2 brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP54.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: Despicable Me 2 fans 4+ can play with Minion Dave through this interactive toy with farting sound effects and 55 minion phrases.

    Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  6. Disney Infinity

    from Disney Interactive

    • Recommended Age8+
    • MSRP74.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Disney Infinity revolves around character figures from different Disney and Pixar movies. When any of the figures are placed on the Disney Infinity Base, they pop into the game and become the…

    Disney Infinity
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Learning Curve

  7. Disney Princess Palace Pets

    from Blip Toys

    This product is part of the Disney Princess brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP5.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: The Disney Princess characters have always loved animals, and now kids can play with, nurture, style, and love animals just like their favorite Disney Princess. The Disney Princess Palace Pets are…

    Disney Princess Palace Pets
  8. Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center

    from Just Play

    This product is part of the Doc McStuffins brand

    • Recommended Age3+
    • MSRP79.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: Kids 3+ can pretend to be just like Doc McStuffins with this interactive playset that features lights and sounds.

    Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  9. Flutterbye Fairy

    from Spin Master

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP34.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: Kids 6+ can fly their own fairies with just the palm of their hand.

    Flutterbye Fairy
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  10. Go! Go! Smart Wheels Airport Playset

    from VTech

    This product is part of the Go! Go! Smart Wheels brand

    • Recommended Age1+
    • MSRP24.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: Kids 1–5 can manage their own airport with this interactive talking airplane and playset.

    Go! Go! Smart Wheels Airport Playset
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  11. Hexbug Nano V2 Black Hole

    from Innovation First

    This product is part of the Hexbug brand

    • Recommended Age3+
    • MSRP49.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: Kids 3+ can watch the tiny but sophisticated Hexbug robots climb horizontally and vertically with this new set.

    Hexbug Nano V2 Black Hole
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  12. LeapPad Ultra

    from LeapFrog

    This product is part of the LeapPad brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP149.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: The new LeapPad Ultra gives kids 4–9 a child-safe web browser, the ability to play games and apps with friends, and the same great educational content parents expect from LeapFrog.

    LeapPad Ultra
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  13. LEGO Star Wars Jabba’s Sail Barge

    from LEGO

    • Recommended Age9+
    • MSRP119.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: The LEGO Star Wars: Jabba's Sail Barge is a large, 850-piece construction set that builds Jabba's Sail Barge.

    LEGO Star Wars Jabba’s Sail Barge
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  14. Monster High 13 Wishes

    from Mattel

    This product is part of the Monster High brand

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP19.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: In the new DVD movie Monster High 13 Wishes, Clawdeen Wolf's sister Howleen Wolf discovers the genie Gigi Grant and her lamp. But in the world of Monster High, she is granted 13 wishes, not just…

    Monster High 13 Wishes
  15. Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Series Centurion

    from Hasbro

    This product is part of the Nerf brand

    • Recommended Age8+
    • MSRP49.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Kids 8+ can shoot larger foam Nerf darts more than 100 feet with this big, bad pump-action Nerf blaster.

    Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega Series Centurion
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  16. Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector

    from Hasbro

    This product is part of the Playskool brand

    • Recommended Age3+
    • MSRP59.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: The Playskool Showcam is a two-in-one digital camera and projector, modeled to look like an adult's DSLR. It's for ages 3+.

    Playskool Showcam 2-in-1 Digital Camera and Projector
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  17. Shimmer N Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker

    from Cra-Z-Art

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP14.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Cra-Z-Art's new Shimmer N Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker lets kids 6+ create their own rubber band bracelets to collect and trade with their friends.

    Shimmer N Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker
  18. Skylanders Swap Force

    from Activision

    This product is part of the Skylanders brand

    • Recommended Age10+
    • MSRP74.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Skylanders Swap Force from Activision is a brand new game in the Skylanders franchise.

    Skylanders Swap Force
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Learning Curve

  19. Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends

    from Mattel

    This product is part of the Sofia the First brand

    • Recommended Age3+
    • MSRP39.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: Sofia the First fans 3+ can have Sofia talk to her animal friends just like on the TV show when they press the Amulet of Avalor on this doll.

    Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  20. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures

    from Playmates Toys

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP12.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Kids 4 can throw Michelangelo into battle with this fold-up, pop-open action figure with weapon accessories.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures

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