8. Infant/Preschool Toy of the Year – Elmo Live, Fisher-Price, Inc.
Muppets have come a long way! The new Elmo muppet is now Elmo Live, a sitting, standing, leg-crossing, singer and joke teller, with a real voice (yes, a bit shrieky!). This 12-inch, 6 battery-holding (AA), Elmo, is a super interactive toy -- just tickle his tummy, foot, back or nose, and you'll find out. (See the video on Elmo Live's page.)
9. Most Innovative Toy of the Year – Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro, Spin Master
The TIA Toy of the Year in 2008 was the Air Hogs Havoc Heli by Spin Master, and this year's Toy of the Year went to Spin Master's Bakugan Battle Brawlers Battle Pack Series 1 Spheres, so I'd say that Spin Master is doing pretty well with its line lately. The Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micros are super swift radio controlled cars that can race on your walls! There's a selection of them already, and they just came out recently. Here is a Dark Blue Zero Gravity Micro Car!