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2012 ChristmasToyStore's Top 10 Holiday Toy List PDF Print E-mail


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Twas the Night Before Christmas PDF Print E-mail

A Visit from St. Nicholas

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro' the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danc'd in their heads,

And Mama in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap —

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below;

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call'd them by name:

"Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer and Vixen,
"On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Donder and Blitzen;

"To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
"Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;

So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys — and St. Nicholas too:

And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound:

He was dress'd all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnish'd with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys was flung on his back,
And he look'd like a peddler just opening his pack:

His eyes — how they twinkled! His dimples: how merry,
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.

He had a broad face, and a little round belly
That shook when he laugh'd, like a bowl full of jelly:

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laugh'd when I saw him in spite of myself;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And fill'd all the stockings; then turn'd with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.

He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight —
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

—Clement Clark Moore



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2010 ChristmasToyStore's Top 10 Holiday Toy List PDF Print E-mail


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LEGO Hogwarts (3862) PDF Print E-mail

Between the moving staircases and secret passages at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, it can be tricky to find your way around. Be the first to successfully navigate the magical castle to collect all your homework from your classes and get back to your common room! A fun and challenging family game for 2–4 players.


Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 14 years


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Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite - Latest Generation PDF Print E-mail

One of the hottest electronic products this year will be the revised Kindle by Amazon. The Kindle had a recent redesign as well as a substantial pricedrop.  It's the perfect gift for those that love to read books.  It's expected to be hard to find this holiday season.  It's quite possible that it will be sold out well before Christmas, so make sure if you want to order it, you do so in the near future.  Click here for details!



Kindle is Amazon's #1 bestselling item for two years running. It’s also the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Amazon. Now it's even better.

  • All-New, High-Contrast E-Ink Screen – 50% better contrast than any other e-reader
  • Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare
  • New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
  • New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6" size reading area
  • 17% Lighter – Only 8.5 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
  • Battery Life of Up to One Month – A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off
  • Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 Books
  • Built-In Wi-Fi – Shop and download books in less than 60 seconds
  • 20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
  • Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
  • New WebKit-Based Browser – Browse the web over Wi-Fi (experimental)


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Zhu Zhu Pets - Funhouse Set with Hamster PDF Print E-mail

Zhu Zhu Pets Patches the motorized hamster loves to scoot, scurry and scamper around the Funhouse environment. Includes large kitchen/living room, connecting hallway and large bathroom areas. This playset habitat has lots of openings for additional playset.  Includes both a Zhu Zhu Pet Funhouse and one Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster!  Click here for details!



LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (8547) PDF Print E-mail

Take LEGO to the next level with MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0. Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system with a microcomputer brick and intuitive programming software, this building kit enables you to construct robots that see, speak, feel, and move. Designed for ages 10 and up, the 2.0 robotics tool set features everything you need to create and program your first robot in approximately one hour. After that, you can create an endless lineup of robots that do what you want--if you can dream it, you can build it.


Build, Program, Go
Creating a MINDSTORMS robot is challenging -- but not too difficult -- with an illustrated step-by-step booklet and software showing the way. The booklet gives you instructions for building a basic "Quick Start" robot only, which is an easy introduction to the MINDSTORMS experience. This robot took our two adult testers about 30 minutes to build and 30 minutes to program. After that, they spent a lot of time just playing with their creation and testing its abilities.

Once you master the basics of MINDSTORMS, you'll need to use the included software to get instructions for more advanced creations. You can also use the MINDSTORMS web site to find instructions for many other robots, or you can create robots on your own. No matter what you choose to create, the principles are the same: just build the robot using the LEGO elements in the kit, and program it on your computer using the software. Then watch your robot come alive.  Click here for details!


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The Good: Brings LEGO to life.

The Challenging: Booklet only includes instructions for one basic robot.

In a Nutshell: Everything you need to build and program robots -- jump starts inventive play.

2009 Lazertag System 2PK PDF Print E-mail

With Nerf's 2PK Lazertag System, you can finally have your own intense laser battles at home with your friends! Designed for ages eight and up, the PHOENIX LTX taggers have plenty of movement and sounds to keep your battles exciting and interesting. Your gun rumbles, recoils, and reloads while you zone in on your opponent and aim for the score.


Fun Lights, Sounds, and Vibrations
To start the game, simply push the side power/game type switch. Be sure to agree on a strength level with all players before starting, because it cannot be changed once the game begins! The two guns are equipped and ready for battle with a rumble pack vibration that lets you know when you've been hit, a recoil feature that is activated with every fired shot, and a force-field style shield that will protect you from any incoming fire! The shield gives you that extra couple needed moments to aim with precision, and help you hit your target with accuracy.  Click here for details!

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The Good: Plenty of interactive sounds and vibrations.

The Challenging: The guns could break if dropped repeatedly.

In a Nutshell: An exhilarating game of laser tag, made especially for your home

Huffy Green Machine 2 PDF Print E-mail

There's no ride quite like the Huffy Green Machine, which has a sleek and stable, low-profile design that can pick up speed with its high-traction 20-inch rubber front tire. When you hit the corners, maneuver the dual joysticks to steer the back wheels--with their ultra-wide slick tires-- for sick spin-outs. A great choice for advance riders, it offers an adjustable seat that fits a wide variety of kids. Other features include a front-wheel hand brake offers sure stopping power, platform resin pedals with steel crank shafts, oversized chrome exhaust pipes on the back, and an orange safety flag. It's recommended for riders age 6 and older.  Click here for details!



Barbie Pink 3-Story Dream Townhouse PDF Print E-mail

Be a part of Barbie's luxurious lifestyle in her new 3-Story Dream Townhouse. Designed for ages three and up, the Dream Townhouse stands over three feet tall and comes fully furnished -- including lights and sounds on each level! Your child will enjoy having role-playing adventures with Barbie and her friends in this fancy new townhouse.


Real Sounds and Lights
Barbie's Dream Townhouse is decorated throughout in classic Barbie pink, with lifelike intricate details, lights, and sounds. With over 55 pieces and accessories, the house has five fully furnished, deluxe rooms with chandeliers, tiki lights, a fireplace, and a refrigerator that all light up. Sounds include Barbie "humming" in the shower, the kitchen timer, the doorbell, the fireplace crackling, or the toilet flushing.

Along with the realistic lights and sounds, the townhouse also features a pink, personal elevator -- which easily moves from floor to floor with a pull string, and an outdoor spa area with a whirlpool tub and light-up tiki lamps.

Besides the whirlpool, Barbie can entertain her friends by cooking something in the fully stocked kitchen, watching a movie on her pop-up flat-screen TV, or even just snuggling up by the warm, crackling fireplace.  Click here for details!


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The Good: Great new Dream Townhouse for the Barbie lover in your home.

The Challenging: Many of the elevator parts are similar and can be confusing.

In a Nutshell: Fun, new Barbie dream home with plenty of lights, sounds, and activities.

Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6" Display, Global Wireless, Latest Generation) PDF Print E-mail

Say Hello to the Newest Kindle

Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback

Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered wirelessly in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

3G Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle; no annual contracts, no monthly fees, and no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

Global Coverage: Enjoy 3G wireless coverage at home or abroad in over 100 countries.

Paper-Like Display: Reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight

Carry Your Library: Holds up to 1,500 books

Longer Battery Life: Now read for up to 1 week on a single charge with wireless on, a significant improvement from the previous battery life of 4 days

Built-In PDF Reader: Your Kindle can now display PDF documents natively. Native PDF support allows you to carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go.

Read-to-Me: With the experimental Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable

Free Book Samples: Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy

Large Selection: Over 360,000 books, including 101 of 112 New York Times® Best Sellers, plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs. For non-U.S. customers, content availability and pricing will vary.

Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are $9.99, unless marked otherwise. When traveling abroad, you can download books wirelessly from the Kindle Store or your Archived Items. U.S. customers will be charged a fee of $1.99 for international downloads.

Included in the box: Kindle electronic reader, U.S. power adapter (supports 100V-240V), and USB 2.0 cable (for connection to the Kindle power adapter or to connect to a computer).


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EyeClops Night Vision Infared Stealth Goggles V2 PDF Print E-mail

Find out what goes on after the lights go out with the Eyeclops Night Vision 2.0 Infrared Stealth Binoculars. Featuring real infrared night vision technology, these binoculars allow you to see up to 50 feet in total darkness. Kids eight years and older will love switching the binoculars to spy mode for covert operations, or using the long-range mode for peripheral surveillance. With a high contrast dual-eye LCD display and an adjustable focus, the Eyeclops binoculars provide a clear window to a never-before-seen world.


Binoculars with Real Infrared Technology
Step into the backyard after dark with these infrared binoculars and you'll see a nighttime world, brilliantly illuminated. The real working infrared technology will surprise kids with its ability to bring a perfectly dark environment into clear, bright focus. With a range of up to 50 feet, the high contrast dual-eye LCD display provides an amazingly clear picture of what goes on in the dark.

Designed for covert operations, the binoculars feature action detailing and black coloration that lets kids operate under the radar. The dual display provides clear images that can be seen with both eyes, and the form-fitting eyepiece with eye-width adjustment ensures a comfortable fit. A black neck strap makes sure that the binoculars won't fall or get lost in the middle of the night.  Click here for details!


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The Good: Binoculars with night vision let you view objects in the dark up to 50 feet away.

The Challenging: Small field of vision makes it dangerous to walk or run while using binoculars.

In a Nutshell: Lightweight design and easy-to-use features make advanced infrared technology accessible to kids.


Bakugan Bakubowl - Season 2 New Vestroia PDF Print E-mail

Choose your Bakugan and battle up to three opponents in the Bakugan Bakubowl. With the Bakugan Bakubowl, you can exploit any of the four Bakuramps and catch some air to sneak up on your opponent. Take advantage of the enhanced traction and use side spin for accuracy. And you can also use your Bakuramps to store your Bakugan and Gate Cards before deploying them into battle. And when it's time to travel for battle, slide the Bakubowl and Bakuramps in the included CarryMat and hit the road. With the Bakugan Bakubowl, battle will never be the same again.


Designed for Attacks and Battles
With any battle, it's critical to outmaneuver your enemy. With the Bakugan Bakubowl, you can fly off the ramps and execute a sneak attack from behind, thanks to the four Bakuramps that line the edge of the Bakubowl. (Be careful -- sneak attacks using the ramps are mastered only by a select few.)  Compared to the Bakuboard, the Bakubowl offers greater advantages for battles. The Bakubowl is made of a durable nylon that offers greater durability with less weight, as well as greater traction for you Bakugan. The four ramps quadruple the strategic opportunities in battle. Simply put, the Bakubowl has a unique, dynamic design.  What's in the Box: BakuMat, CarryBag, and four ramps. (Bakugan and Gate Cards sold separately.)


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Nerf N-Strike Elite Bundle PDF Print E-mail

Bundled with the newly designed blue NERF Switch Shot EX-3 blaster and attachable decoder lens that will deliver a blend of covert operation elements with over-the-top blasting missions, NERF: N-Strike Elite features a classic rail shooter style of gameplay and equips players with a cache of fresh features. With the Wii-remote snapped into the NERF Switch Shot EX-3 blaster and the red reveal lens engaged, players will be able to detect enemy weak spots, solve puzzles and decode secret messages as they blast their way to victory.


With NERF: N-Strike Elite players launch themselves into battle in an action-packed rail shooter, a game where the path of action is laid out for the player to follow. Players assume the role of one of four playable characters, each with their own unique customizable selection of blasters and abilities, and will also have access to the full list of 16 blasters as unlockable items. For those who find themselves in a melee that requires back-up, NERF: N-Strike Elite also includes a two-player co-op mode, allowing buddies to immediately jump in and join the crusade when the want and the need arises. Players will also interact with a veritable army of robots including B.O.B., the same recruiting robot from the first NERF N-Strike game.  Click here for details!



Nintendo DSi Bundle - White PDF Print E-mail

Nintendo pioneered handheld entertainment in the '80s and famously made it fully mobile and accessible to millions around the world with the Game Boy and DS video game systems. Now, Nintendo is taking things to the next level by transforming the way people access, experience, create and share content with the new Nintendo DSi system, the third iteration of the world's best-selling portable video game system. Now you can own the DSi with 5 pre-installed titles from the Brain Age Collection!


Pre-Installed Titles from the Brain Age Collection:
Enjoy titles like - Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Sudoku, Brain Age Express: Math, Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics And Photo Clock With the Brain Age Collection, your Nintendo DSi comes loaded with Brain Age favorites. You can also display your favorite photos in the handy Photo Clock. The Brain Age Collection turns your Nintendo DSi system into your personal brain trainer!  Click here for details!





Barbie 2009 Holiday Doll PDF Print E-mail

The 2009 Holiday Barbie is the ideal collector's item for the Barbie lover in your home. And this year, Barbie is not only celebrating the holidays, she is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Barbie doll -- making her a particularly special collectible. Designed for ages six and up, the 2009 Holiday Barbie is wearing a gorgeous bejeweled, multilayered pink gown. Your child will love showing her off to friends, or propping her up on her doll stand for everyone to admire.  Click here for details!


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The Good: The 2009 Holiday Barbie is celebrating Barbie's 50th anniversary.

The Challenging: Serious collectors should keep the box unopened.

In a Nutshell: The 2009 Holiday Barbie is a collectible for every Barbie lover.

Snap Circuits SC-300 PDF Print E-mail

Electronic Snap Circuits by Elenco is an award-winning toy for budding engineers eight years old and above. The SC-300 model includes over 60 parts for creating more than 300 exciting projects. With lights, sounds, motors, and more, you'll not only enjoy creating beeping games, but also learn about basic electronics as well!


Real Electronic Parts
Electronic Snap Circuits includes real circuit components just like the circuit boards inside radios, televisions, computers, and other electronic devices. This set makes it easy for anyone to create simple electronic circuits and devices. To operate, you simply snap the electronic elements onto a plastic grid, and then connect them together with wire pieces that snap easily into place.

The SC-300 lets you build electronic devices such as a whistle chip, speaker, alarm circuit, LED, lamp socket, fan motor, and a speaker. Additional pieces can be purchased separately, or in different models, and they can all be used together to create larger and more elaborate projects.  Click here for details!


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The Good: Makes learning about electronics fun.

The Bad: Physics principles can be difficult to understand.

In a Nutshell: Interactive, hands-on way of playing with electronics that is fun and educational. 


LeapFrog Zippity High-Energy Learning System PDF Print E-mail

Rainy days and indoor playtime don't have to be boring: with the Leap Frog Zippity, preschoolers can get on their feet and get moving, all while playing interactive, educational video games that feature favorite Disney characters. The Zippity is designed for children ages three to five.  


Designed to get kids moving and learning, the Zippity is an educational video game system that preschool-age children play by stepping, dancing, and jumping, and moving their arms. The system consists of a main unit, which the child uses to control the onscreen game, and a console that plugs into any television with a standard video/audio input. Both the main unit and the console require four "C" batteries each, as well as a Phillips screwdriver to install them.


The main unit, which requires minimal assembly, is essentially an oversized joy stick--so instead of sitting sedately with a game controller in hand, kids play the Zippity game with their whole body and get plenty of gross motor coordination practice. It consists of a large activity mat with different colored sections, and the "bopper," which is a joystick-like pole that requires big arm movements for moving backward, forward, and side to side.  Click here for details!




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The Good: Video game features calibrating levels that customize to preschoolers' ability

The Challenging: Younger preschoolers may find games challenging but will grow into them

In a Nutshell: Video game system gets preschoolers jumping and dancing while making learning fun

LeapFrog My Pal Violet PDF Print E-mail

The LeapFrog My Pal Violet is an interactive companion that helps children learn with an entertaining twist. Recommended for ages six months to three years, the cuddly Pal Violet's music, lights, and singsong voice appeals to kids whether they are barely crawling or talking in complete sentences. As an added feature, you can personalize the toy to match your child's preferences through the LeapFrog Connect application simply by connecting the My Pal Violet to a computer with the USB cable (included).  Click here for details!

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The Good: Interactive toy can be personalized to your child's preferences.

The Challenging: You'll need to use a computer to access new melodies and print activity sheets.

In a Nutshell: An entertaining companion for kids from infant to toddler stage.

Playskool Chuck My Talking Truck PDF Print E-mail

Your toddler will have loads of dump-truck fun with Playskool's Chuck My Talking Truck. Not only does Chuck have over 40 spoken phrases and sounds, he also drives to you when called and shakes his bumper and dump bed while chatting and "working." Designed for children ages two and up, Chuck My Talking Truck offers your child interactive fun and role-playing opportunities.  What's in the Box: Truck, storybook, three "C" batteries.  Click here for details!


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The Good: A fun, interactive truck that speaks over 40 phrases.

The Challenging: Other sounds in the room could confuse the toy, causing extra movement.

In a Nutshell: Your toddler can share many new adventures with this motorized, speaking dump truck.

FurReal Friends Lulu My Cuddlin Kitty Cat PDF Print E-mail

FurReal Friends' My Cuddlin Kitty Lulu is not your average toy cat. A great new friend for the little pet lovers in your home, Lulu features life-like qualities and five touch sensors will have your children amazed by how realistic she looks and acts. Designed for children ages four and up, Lulu is a neat toy for introducing your preschooler to pets and their care. 


Though Lulu is designed for children, we can see how she would appeal to all age groups including adults--who wouldn't love having a fuzzy realistic toy kitty to cuddle with? Lulu's interactivity makes her a great addition to the family or as a first pet for your preschooler to care for. She even includes a brush for grooming and an adoption certificate that proclaims your child as her rightful owner. Once Lulu sits on your lap and purrs, you and your child will not be able to help falling for her.


As a small warning, since Lulu is electronic, she should only be used indoors and away from water or hot temperatures that could damage her mechanics.  What's in the Box: Cat figure, a plastic comb, an adoption certificate, and four "C" batteries.  Click here for details!

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The Good: A fun, realistic toy that teaches kids about being responsible pet owners.

The Challenging: Lulu sheds occasionally (though not nearly as much as a real cat.)

In a Nutshell: An interactive toy that feels like and mimics a real cat.

Apple iPod nano (5th Generation) PDF Print E-mail

iPod nano now has a built-in video camera that lets you spontaneously shoot video wherever you are. And that's just the beginning. It has a dramatic, polished anodized aluminum finish and a larger screen. The new Genius Mixes feature acts as your personal DJ, automatically searching your iTunes library, then making mixes you'll love. Take iPod nano anywhere and the new Pedometer counts your steps. Also making its debut: a built-in FM radio with two amazing features--iTunes Tagging and Live Pause. So the world's most popular music player now has more to play with.


Apple_iPod_nano_5th_Generation_-_2009_ChristmasToyStore_Gift_Recommendation says:  The 5th generation iPod nano is the best nano yet.  Not only does it come in an array of colors (seen below), but it also has a camera and an FM radio, which is truly neat.  Click here for details!




Up (Single Disc Widescreen) (2009) PDF Print E-mail

Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios take moviegoers up, up and away on one of the funniest adventures of all time with their latest comedy-fantasy. Upfollows the uplifting tale of 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. Their journey to a lost world, where they encounter some strange, exotic and surprising characters, is filled with hilarity, emotion and wildly imaginative adventure. says:  A very funny Disney Pixar film.  If you are a dog lover, you will absolutely love the golden retriever in this movie.  A great gift!  Click here for details!



Amazon Exclusive Limited Edition Polar Bear by Gund PDF Print E-mail

A special, first-edition plush polar bear from Gund, the Amazon Toy Catalog Mascot Bear is a fun, lovable addition to your child's nursery or even your office cubicle. This extra-soft white bear sports a long, blue winter cap with white accents on the cuff, a blue and white tassel, and an embroidered logo, making it as cute as can be.


This Gund plush toy is made of high-quality, plush materials with an attention to detail; his fur is unbelievably soft, the detailed pads on his paws are designed to last, and his hat is made of knit fabric, just like the cap you pull over your ears on cool days, and features the famous logo in bold white across the front. The bear's ears also poke out through an opening in the cap, making him even more adorable.  Click here for details!



Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel PDF Print E-mail

Nintendo is bringing Mario and his friends with their finely tuned racing machines back and this time to the Nintendo Wii. With 3 different control styles and a Wii Wheel included in the box, Mario Kart Wii is bound to be the best in the series. The worldwide race is on with a whole new set of tricks, tracks, and ways to play! Place first in Grand Prix circuits or clear skill-based missions. Mario Kart Wii draws on courses and battle arenas from every game in the series – not to mention tons of new ones – the true king of the Mushroom Kingdom racing circuits will finally be crowned. says:  One of the best and most popular games for the Nintendo Wii system.  A great gift!  Click here for details!



LEGO Star Wars Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser (8039) PDF Print E-mail

Engage in a galactic battle with the Star Wars Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser. This replica of Chancellor Palpatine's personal flagship during the Clone Wars is crafted from 1,170 LEGO pieces. Designed for ages 9 to 14, but with the potential to keep adults entertained, this detailed LEGO set is sure to set off a blast of creativity in anyone who plays with it.  Click here for details!



Limited-Edition Wii Sports Resort Bundle with Two Wii MotionPlus PDF Print E-mail

Set off on a journey to a tropical island where an array of fun activities await. In Wii Sports Resort, the sequel to the engaging Wii Sports, you'll discover a wide range of new sports and activities you can play anytime. Go head-to-head with your friends and family in the ultimate sports showdown set in a tropical paradise.  In Wii Sports Resort, you'll use your Wii Remote to literally swing into action. Perform realistic sports moves to take on the competition in activities that include Sword Play, Power Cruising (racing a water scooter) and Disc Dog, in which you'll toss a disc to an adorable, Mii-like dog. Become even more immersed in the action courtesy of the included Wii MotionPlus accessory, which attaches to your Wii Remote to provide even greater responsiveness and precision. With the game's easy-to-use controls, anyone can pick up a Wii Remote and leap into the game to experience all the heated competition and hilarity. says:  This version of Wii Sports Resort is a great value at $59.99 with two Wii MotionPlus accessories.  The Wii MotionPlus usually sell for $19.99 by themselves.  A fun game to play and the follow-up version of Wii Sports.  Click here for details!





Amazon Exclusive Limited Edition Tan Bear by Gund PDF Print E-mail

Beloved plush toymakers Gund are at it again with the adorable, silky Amazon Mascot Plush. One of the oldest stuffed toy manufacturers in the U.S., Gund has been a pioneer in creating cuddly toys for more than 100 years. The results are spectacular; it's hard to find a softer stuffed toy anywhere. Designed for children ages two and older, the Amazon Mascot Plush bear is plush and huggable.


This is a limited edition item, but since we don't know how many were produced, it's just not possible to know how limited it truly is.  A great gift for an fan, bear collector, or even anyone!  Retails for $29.99.  Click here for details!



Fisher Price Mickey's Magic Choo Choo PDF Print E-mail

This is one of the popular toys of 2009!  Already hard to find and selling for a premium, the Fisher Price Mickey's Magic Choo Choo is a great gift that's fun to play with. 

All aboard for a fun ride on Mickey Mouse's Magic Choo Choo Train Set. This clever little train knows which way to go as the engine picks up and lays down the track all by itself. The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Choo Choo Express has lots of great features to keep young ones on track for smiles. Inspired by your Mouseketeer's favorite special episode Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Rides the Choo-Choo Express!  Requires 4 AA batteries, not included. Ages 3+ . Retails for $29.99-39.99.  Click here for details!



Baby Einstein Takealong Tunes PDF Print E-mail

Promote music appreciation and auditory development by introducing your little one to baby-friendly versions of classical masterpieces by Mozart, Vivaldi, Chopin and Rossini with the Baby Einstein takealong Tunes. A large, easy to press button allows your baby to toggle through 7 high quality and enjoyable classical melodies at home, or for on-the-go fun. This baby's version of an MP3 player has colorful lights that dance across the screen to enhance each entertaining melody and promote visual perception.  Great reviews and priced right at $9.99.  Just a great toy!  Click here for details!


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Santa Buddies (2009) PDF Print E-mail

Another great movie in the Disney's Buddies series, Santa Buddies!  With a release date of November 24th, 2009, this one will be the best one yet!  A movie for all dog lovers, the starring adorable golden retriever puppies won't let you take your eyes off your TV screen even for a second!


Disney's irresistible talking puppies return in a heartwarming all-new holiday adventure! Take a fantastic journey with your beloved Buddy friends to the magical world of the North Pole! Join The Buddies (Budderball, B-Dawg, Rosebud, Buddha and Mudbud) in a wonderfully wacky twist on a classic Christmas favorite. When Puppy Paws, the fun-loving son of Santa Paws, gets tired of the North Pole, he finds Budderball on Santa s naughty list and figures he s just the dog to show him how to be an ordinary pup. But when the magical Christmas Icicle starts to melt and the world begins to forget the true meaning of the season, it s up to Puppy Paws and his new found Buddies to save Christmas. Unleash a stocking full of Christmas cheer for you and your family with this fun-filled film, featuring never-before-seen bonus material. It's sure to be a holiday favorite on everyone's wish list!  Click here for details!



Live Butterfly Garden PDF Print E-mail

Did you know that painted ladies (the butterflies, that is) taste with their feet and have 10,000 eyes? You and your kids will be fascinated by all you learn about these beautiful creatures with the Butterfly Garden from Insect Lore. The kit comes with a relatively easy-to-assemble observation chamber; supplies for feeding the butterflies (you provide only sugar and water); an informative booklet of clear instructions and butterfly facts; and a certificate for three to five free painted lady caterpillars. The metamorphosis from larva to butterfly takes about three weeks from when you receive the caterpillar larvae (which arrive in a small container with all the nutrients they need). Your children can watch the larvae increase dramatically in size, form chrysalides, and finally emerge into full-fledged painted ladies (it's suggested that they release the butterflies after a few days of observation). This would make a wonderful activity for families with kids of any age, but younger children will need help assembling the observation chamber and reading the instruction booklet. (Note: The manufacturer recommends that butterflies should not be set free in temperatures lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.)  CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.  Click here for details!



IlluStory Make Your Own Story Kit PDF Print E-mail

Publish your own book with the Illustory Make Your Own Book Kit! This award-winning activity kit allows future authors to write and illustrate their very own story on special book pages provided. Once the story is complete, it is sent to be published, and in a few short weeks the budding writer receives a color-copied, professionally type set hardbound book. Ideal for ages five and up, this innovative kit nurtures enthusiasm for reading, writing, and illustrating.  (Production time is about three to four weeks, plus delivery time.)  Click here for details!


Nintendo Wii Console PDF Print E-mail

The Nintendo Wii is the perfect gaming system for all ages this holiday season.  Recently dropped in price from $249.99 down to $199.99, it's fun and easy to play.  Included with the Wii is everything you need for one player to get started, including Wii Sports.  Wii Sports is a great sampling of fun games to play including; tennis, bowling, baseball, golf, and boxing.  Buy a Nintendo Wii Remote for each additional player.  Click here for details!




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