TimetoPlayMag.com’s Most Wanted: Spring 2012

Here it is — the most-anticipated hot toy list of the year! TimetoPlayMag.com’s Spring 2012 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. Air Storm Z-X Cross Bow

    from Zing Toys

    This product is part of the Air Storm brand

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

    What It Is: The Air Storm Z-X Cross Bow is a new foam arrow shooter that makes it easy and safe for kids to shoot arrows. Current safety regulations prevent manufacturers from creating bowstrings, but Zing Toys…

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    Air Storm Z-X Cross Bow
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  2. Classic Battleship Movie Edition Game

    from Hasbro

    This product is part of the Battleship brand

    • Recommended Age7+
    • MSRP19.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Hasbro has updated its classic Battleship game to reflect the story of the upcoming Battleship movie. The Classic Battleship Movie Edition Game features similar gameplay but with navy ships and alien…

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    Classic Battleship Movie Edition Game
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  3. Disney/Pixar’s Brave Merida Doll

    from Mattel

    This product is part of the Brave brand

    • Recommended Age3+
    • MSRP14.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Mattel is creating an assortment of fashion dolls, small dolls, and playsets based on the new heroine from Disney/Pixar's upcoming film Brave. In the movie, which is set in the Highlands of Scotland,…

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    Disney/Pixar’s Brave Merida Doll
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  4. Disney/Pixar’s Brave Merida Forest Adventure

    from Tollytots

    This product is part of the Brave brand

    • Recommended Age3+
    • MSRP24.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Merida is the newest Disney Princess, and she stars in the upcoming Disney/Pixar film Brave. Merida, as the story goes, is a 10th century Scottish Princess who must find her way and overcome…

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    Disney/Pixar’s Brave Merida Forest Adventure
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  5. FlashRider 360

    from Razor

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP129.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: The FlashRider 360 is a three-wheeler that turns, drifts, and shoots sparks. Riders can engage the spark bar while riding for real sparking action. The FlashRider 360 has rear, dual-inclined caster…

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    FlashRider 360
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  6. Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave

    from Fisher-Price

    This product is part of the Imaginext brand

    • Recommended Age3+
    • MSRP55.00
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: With the Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave, kids can imagine new adventures for Batman in his iconic Batcave. The playset comes with a Batman figure and a Robin figure that, when placed and turned…

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    Imaginext DC Super Friends Batcave
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  7. Lalaloopsy Littles Bundles Snuggle Stuff

    from MGA Entertainment

    This product is part of the Lalaloopsy brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP16.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Lalaloopsy Littles is a new line of Lalaloopsy dolls featuring the younger siblings of favorite characters. Bundles Snuggle Stuff is the younger sister of Mittens Fluff "N" Stuff. Bundles' story is…

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    Lalaloopsy Littles Bundles Snuggle Stuff
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  8. LEGO Friends Butterfly Beauty Shop

    from LEGO

    This product is part of the LEGO Friends brand

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP24.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: The Butterfly Beauty Shop is part of LEGO's new LEGO Friends line of construction sets geared toward girls. LEGO did extensive research over several years to develop this line. Construction play…

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    LEGO Friends Butterfly Beauty Shop
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  9. LEGO Friends City Park Cafe

    from LEGO

    This product is part of the LEGO Friends brand

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP29.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: The City Park Café is part of LEGO's new LEGO Friends line of construction sets geared toward girls. LEGO did extensive research over several years to develop this line. Construction play…

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    LEGO Friends City Park Cafe
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  10. Little Tikes Sandy Lagoon Waterpark

    from MGA Entertainment

    This product is part of the Little Tikes brand

    • Recommended Age2+
    • MSRP49.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: The Little Tikes Sandy Lagoon Waterpark is a two-in-one sand and activity table. On one side you put the sand and on the other side you put the water. It comes with two character figures that, on the…

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    Little Tikes Sandy Lagoon Waterpark
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  11. Monster High Operetta

    from Mattel

    This product is part of the Monster High brand

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP17.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Operetta is one of the newest students at Monster High. She is the daughter of The Phantom of the Opera, so naturally Operetta is a musician. Her black, white, and purple outfit reflects her love of…

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    Monster High Operetta
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  12. Monster High Rochelle Goyle

    from Mattel

    This product is part of the Monster High brand

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP17.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Rochelle Goyle is one of the newest students at Monster High. She is the daughter of a gargoyle. Rochelle has a pair of wings and a gargoyle griffin pet named Roux. The doll's skin is made to look…

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    Monster High Rochelle Goyle
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  13. Monster High Toralei

    from Mattel

    This product is part of the Monster High brand

    • Recommended Age6+
    • MSRP17.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Toralei is the newest doll in the Monster High collection of ghoulishly fabulous characters. Toralei is a saber-tooth cat and daughter of the Werecat. She is 15 but still on the first of her nine…

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    Monster High Toralei
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  14. Monsuno Cores

    from Jakks Pacific

    This product is part of the Monsuno brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP7.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Monsuno is a new boys' action toy that combines exciting entertainment with various styles of action-packed play that feature dramatic competition. Central to the Monsuno play are Monsuno Cores. Each…

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    Monsuno Cores
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  15. Monsuno Strike Launcher

    from Jakks Pacific

    This product is part of the Monsuno brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP11.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: The Monsuno Strike Launcher is part of the exciting new boys' toy line based on the animated TV series Monsuno. Combining exciting entertainment with various styles of action-packed play that feature…

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    Monsuno Strike Launcher
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  16. Monsuno Wild Core

    from Jakks Pacific

    This product is part of the Monsuno brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP14.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: The Monsuno Wild Core is part of an exciting new boys' action toy line based on the animated TV series Monsuno. The toy line combines exciting entertainment with various styles of action-packed play…

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    Monsuno Wild Core
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  17. Skylanders Wave 4 Figures

    from Activision

    • Recommended Age0+
    • MSRP9.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: The only complaint that we ever hear about Skylanders is that the figures are impossible to find in stores. Activision hears those complaints also and is working furiously to release new figures into…

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    Skylanders Wave 4 Figures
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Learning Curve

  18. Squishy Baff

    from Spin Master

    • Recommended Age5+
    • MSRP12.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: Squishy Baff turns an ordinary bath into a squishy, gooey adventure that's completely safe and environmentally friendly. Each Squishy Baff kit comes with enough Squishy Baff powder to make two baths.…

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    Squishy Baff
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  19. The Amazing Spider-Man Electronic Figure

    from Hasbro

    This product is part of the The Amazing Spider-Man brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP19.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: The Amazing Spider-Man Electronic Figure is a 10-inch action figure with great detail based on the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man film. The figure has flexible joints so that kids can pose it. Press…

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    The Amazing Spider-Man Electronic Figure
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  20. The Dark Knight Rises The Bat

    from Mattel

    This product is part of the The Dark Knight Rises brand

    • Recommended Age4+
    • MSRP31.99
    • Batteries Required Yes

    What It Is: The Bat is an interactive and action-packed toy based on the new movie The Dark Knight Rises. The Bat features the geometric design of the flying vehicle seen in the film. With the spinning…

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    The Dark Knight Rises The Bat
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  21. The Original Big Wheel Racer

    from Kids Only

    • Recommended Age3+
    • MSRP49.99
    • Batteries Required No

    What It Is: The original Big Wheel is back. First introduced in 1969, this low-slung pedal tricycle became an almost-instant hit as kids across the nation answered the call of the open sidewalk and spent hours…

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    The Original Big Wheel Racer
    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

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