TimetoPlayMag.com’s Most Wanted: Holiday 2011

Here it is — the most-anticipated hot toy list of the year! TimetoPlayMag.com’s Holiday 2011 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. 3D BreakThrough Puzzle - Classic Mickey Mouse

    from MEGA Brands

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

    What It Is: What It Is Over the years, jigsaw puzzles haven't changed very much. There have been new pictures, piece counts, and even some new shapes, but puzzles have always been, well, flat. That's not a bad…

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    3D BreakThrough Puzzle - Classic Mickey Mouse
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  2. Alien Mothership

    from LEGO

    This product is part of the Alien Conquest brand

    • Recommended Age8+
    • MSRP59.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: What It Is Alien Conquest is the newest line of themed building sets from LEGO. As the story goes, aliens have invaded the earth, and it's up to earthlings to defend themselves. The Alien Mothership…

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    Alien Mothership
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  3. Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game

    from Mattel

    This product is part of the Angry Birds brand

    • Recommended Age5+
    • MSRP14.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: What It Is Mattel has taken the popular online game Angry Birds and turned it into an offline skill-and-action game. The Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game is a tabletop game that plays pretty much like…

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    Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  4. Beyblade: Metal Fusion

    from Hasbro

    This product is part of the Beyblade brand

    • Recommended Age8+
    • MSRP24.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: The phenomenon returns. Hasbro's Beyblade was a huge hit, taking the concept of customizable battling tops to a whole new level and spawning entertainment, competition and a worldwide hit. The…

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    Beyblade: Metal Fusion
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  5. Big Action Construction Site

    from Fisher-Price

    • Recommended Age2.5+
    • MSRP59.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: What It Is The Big Action Construction Site is a 360-degree playset with lots to engage kids from every angle. It features a preschooler-ready R/C truck that's easy for even a 3-year-old to use…

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    Big Action Construction Site
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  6. DaGeDar

    from Cepia, LLC

    This product is part of the DaGeDar brand

    • Recommended Age5+
    • MSRP4.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: What It Is A classic, yet innovative, new collectible toy line for boys comes from Cepia, the makers of the popular ZhuZhu Pets. Cepia describes DaGeDar as supercharged ball bearings, which is…

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    DaGeDar
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  7. Hot Wheels Wall Tracks

    from Mattel

    This product is part of the Hot Wheels brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP17.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: What It Is Hot Wheels has been around for nearly 43 years, and this year it's adding some great innovation. Instead of tracks being built on the floor, Wall Tracks are built up on the wall. Packaged…

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    Hot Wheels Wall Tracks
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  8. InnoTab

    from VTech

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP79.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: What It Is Kids are fascinated by everything in the adult world, so it's no surprise that they want to get their hands on adult technology like an iPad. Most parents aren't comfortable handing such…

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    InnoTab
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Value

  9. Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Jewel Sparkles

    from MGA Entertainment

    This product is part of the Lalaloopsy brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP34.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: What It Is The Lalaloopsy dolls have gotten a new look—bendable, plastic hair. Silly Hair Jewel Sparkles has long, bendable strands of plastic hair for girls to style and decorate. Add beads…

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    Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Jewel Sparkles
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  10. Lazer Stunt Chaser Dragon Fire

    from Thinkway Toys

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP39.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: What It Is The Lazer Stunt Chaser Dragon Fire is a light-controlled R/C stunt vehicle. This car performs stunts and is always "right side up," thanks to its two-sided design. The remote control lets…

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    Lazer Stunt Chaser Dragon Fire
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  11. LeapPad Explorer

    from LeapFrog

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP99.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: What It Is Today's kids are very tech-savvy. Even the youngest kids know how to use the same gadgets that mom or dad use, and they want to. However, some parents may be wary of letting their…

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    LeapPad Explorer
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Value

  12. LEGO Ninjago

    from LEGO

    This product is part of the Ninjago brand

    • Recommended Age8+
    • MSRP69.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: This is a product line featuring the following toys which you can search through here: LEGO Ninjago.

    LEGO Ninjago
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  13. Lite Sprites

    from WowWee

    This product is part of the Lite Sprites brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP29.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: What It Is With Lite Sprites, girls can light up their world with color. Lite Sprites cast and catch color and light to express their emotions. Girls can "magically" capture, transfer, and share…

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    Lite Sprites
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  14. Monster High Dead Tired

    from Mattel

    This product is part of the Monster High brand

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP11.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: This is a product line featuring the following toys: Monster High Dead Tired Draculaura, Monster High Dead Tired Frankie Stein, Monster High Dead Tired Ghoulia Yelps and Monster High Dead Tired Cleo…

    Monster High Dead Tired
  15. Nerf Vortex

    from Hasbro

    This product is part of the Nerf brand

    • Recommended Age8+
    • MSRP9.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: This is a product line featuring the following toys: Nerf Vortex Vigilon, Nerf Vortex Nitron, Nerf Vortex Praxis and Nerf Vortex Proton.

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    Nerf Vortex
  16. Redakai

    from Spin Master

    This product is part of the Redakai brand

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP12.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: What It Is Redakai is a new collectible trading card game from Spin Master. Unlike other trading card games, Redakai cards utilize Blast 3D technology, which means the cards contain 3D and animation…

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    Redakai
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  17. Spy Net Stealth Video Glasses

    from Jakks Pacific

    This product is part of the Spy Net brand

    • Recommended Age8+
    • MSRP39.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: What It Is Kids love playing spy, and they want all the cool gear that goes along with it. The Spy Net Stealth Video Glasses lets kids capture evidence in plain sight with high-tech and stylish…

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    Spy Net Stealth Video Glasses
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Value

  18. The Logo Board Game

    from Spin Master

    • Recommended Age12+
    • MSRP24.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: What It Is The Logo Board Game tests your knowledge of the brands you love. Do you know what's in a V8? What does UPS stand for? Can you name the most popular brand of frozen TV dinners? If you can…

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    The Logo Board Game
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

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