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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This product is part of the Barbie brand
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.
What It Is: Kids 6+ can battle robots with this well executed game.
This product is part of the Sesame Street brand
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…
from Spin Master
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.
from Thinkway Toys
This product is part of the Despicable Me 2 brand
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.
from Disney Interactive
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…
from Blip Toys
This product is part of the Disney Princess brand
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…
from Just Play
This product is part of the Doc McStuffins brand
What It Is: Kids 3+ can pretend to be just like Doc McStuffins with this interactive playset that features lights and sounds.
from Spin Master
What It Is: Kids 6+ can fly their own fairies with just the palm of their hand.
This product is part of the Go! Go! Smart Wheels brand
What It Is: Kids 1–5 can manage their own airport with this interactive talking airplane and playset.
from Innovation First
This product is part of the Hexbug brand
What It Is: Kids 3+ can watch the tiny but sophisticated Hexbug robots climb horizontally and vertically with this new set.
This product is part of the LeapPad brand
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.
This product is part of the Star Wars brand
What It Is: The LEGO Star Wars: Jabba's Sail Barge is a large, 850-piece construction set that builds Jabba's Sail Barge.
This product is part of the Monster High brand
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…
This product is part of the Nerf N-Strike Elite brand
What It Is: Kids 8+ can shoot larger foam Nerf darts more than 100 feet with this big, bad pump-action Nerf blaster.
This product is part of the Playskool brand
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+.
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.
This product is part of the Skylanders brand
What It Is: Skylanders Swap Force from Activision is a brand new game in the Skylanders franchise.
This product is part of the Sofia the First brand
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.
from Playmates Toys
What It Is: Kids 4 can throw Michelangelo into battle with this fold-up, pop-open action figure with weapon accessories.