From Cabbage Patch Dolls to Tickle-Me Elmos, each holiday season introduces us to a series of new innovative toys for children of all ages. And this year is no different. From mind-powered games to adopting a Pet Lawyers, there's a lot of creative toys and gadgetry flying off the online and offline shelves. But with the clock slowly ticking away, some of the items on this TOP TEN list are quickly dwindling in inventory.If you must have them, you best act fast!
* All pricing on this TOP TEN LIST is approximate and will vary dependent on store and demand
Children can train to be a Jedi Knight with the Star Wars Force Trainer, the first game powered by brainwaves through a wireless headset. The mind-powered game, which levitates a ball within a tube, is already a hit with children who want to "use the force."
The toy company Uncle Milton brings you closer than ever to the Force with its Star Wars Force Trainer. As part of its new series of Star Wars science products unveiled at the 2009 NY Toy Fair, the Force Trainer will help budding Jedis learn to master their thoughts and channel their own supernatural powers.
Keith Burke, a senior toy buyer for Zellers, says the Force Trainer is challenging and helps children learn to concentrate. "It's a toy that calms children down instead of winding them up," Burke said.
2- The 'new' Buzz Lightyear
from Disney Pixar Toy Story Interactive Buddies Talking Action Figure ($30)*
Previews have begun for Pixar's Toy Story 3, and kids are clamouring for heroes Buzz and Woody. The new Buzz Lightyear talking action figure is 30 centimetres tall -- actual movie size -- with pop-out wings and a retractable helmet. He features light and laser sound effects and says more than 30 phrases in his original voice. A must-have for any Toy Story fan!
3- Nerf N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS-35
from Hasbro and available at Amazon ($35)* Kids and adults alike are buying this item in quantity. In an intense marketing campaign, the newest Nerf foam dart gun have been hyped on TV and print ads, and chances are your child knows a lot about its 35-dart rapid-fire "slam" capability.
Paul Quinlan, a senior toy buyer for Zellers, admits the Raider is on his own wish-list. "If I had a youngster, I'd be playing with it myself," Quinlan said.
FurReal Zambi is no ordinary stuffed elephant. Packing the latest in animatronics, baby Zambi wiggles his ears, curls his trunk around fingers, and blows kisses -- all while making elephant noises. A portion of the sales from each Zambi is sent to children in Africa orphaned by AIDS. (Buy here.)
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