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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 5, 2005 - 3:37 pm

WalMart just sent us a link to their new ToyLand section of their site with the hot toys for this year.

So parents (or anyone else), what do you think your kids will be asking for? Is there any one really hot toy this year that will be in demand and could sell out?

Also, if you want a good site for getting cheap toys on Amazon/ToysRUs.com, check out Toys2005.com which is another one of our sites.

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Posted Oct 5, 2005 - 8:29 pm

On Regis and Kelly today, Family Fun magazines' 10 top toy list was on. I wasn't impressed with most of their picks. A couple I liked, but they were for boys (too young for mine)

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Posted Oct 5, 2005 - 8:51 pm

On Regis and Kelly today, Family Fun magazines' 10 top toy list was on.

Thanks for the tip :gd_detect

Top 10 Toys of 2005
  • Knights' Empire Castle
  • 3D Pool Table
  • Shake 'N Go! Speedway
  • ChatNow
  • Slurpee Drink Maker
  • Darth Vader Voice Changer
  • Go Go TV
  • Pyrates Dread Eye's Phantom
  • Nylint Rock Crawler
  • Card Kit


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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 7:42 am

I don't know about across the board hot toys, but I have been asked for a DoodleBear about a gajillion times.

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 9:01 am

My son got the DS last year... Now my daughter wants one (go figure) at 10 and 12 they have big dreams for Santa. So far this years list includes xbox 360 DS Bratz Laptop
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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 9:09 am

Has anyone heard anything about the vtech handheld game where the parents in the commercial encourage their kids to play it? I was wondering if any of your kids/friends had checked it out and what they thought of it.

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 9:33 am

Has anyone heard anything about the vtech handheld game where the parents in the commercial encourage their kids to play it? I was wondering if any of your kids/friends had checked it out and what they thought of it.

No I haven't but that sounds like an awesome toy, do you have a link?

BTW :2welcome: to the forums, nice avatar choice :greenappl

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 9:40 am

No I just saw the commercial a couple of times and my youngest said he wanted it...like everything else that appears on the tv Thanks for the welcome. I really enjoy watching LOST--especially Naveen Andrews. Just waiting for Barbara Hershey to let him go.

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 9:46 am

Thanks for the welcome. I really enjoy watching LOST--especially Naveen Andrews. Just waiting for Barbara Hershey to let him go.

Did you see last nights episode? Awesome!

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 10:09 am

My son asked for the X-box 360. I told him no way. He already has a green x-box I won from Mt. Dew (I love free!), a PS2, Nintendo 64, and Regular PlayStation. Not to mention a GameBoy advance too. He tried last year for the DS but I honestly don't want him in the house sitting on this butt 24/7!

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 10:16 am

Last night's episode was GREAT...I KNEW that girl was one of "the others" when they threw her in the pit. What I DIDN'T know was that the Korean guy spoke English, although my youngest son did know. I really wanted to see what would happen if that button wasn't pushed.

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 10:33 am

On regis also, it showed Spin Art. Im thinking my daughter would love this. Its on sale at Toys R Us now too! Of course my luck she will put the paint elsewhere besides the toy

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 12:29 pm

My daughter is a huge Barney fan, and things here are too expensive because they're imported from the USA... So I'll try to bring her some Barney toys.

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 7:20 pm

I didn't see that Regis episode, but that Shake N Go Speedway is going to be my 3 1/2 year old's "Santa" gift. He hasn't learned to ask for anything yet (next year I'm sure), probably because his mom buys him everything before he has to ask. I'm glad to see it's on the list, because that means it will be on sale at some time or another! :D As far as the handheld V-Tech thing. We have the version that's not handheld and it's cool enough (for a 3 year old), but he's getting the Leap Frog L-Max for his birthday. The Leapster and L-Max seem to be more popular. But that's just what I've seen.

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Posted Oct 6, 2005 - 8:30 pm

Has anyone heard anything about the vtech handheld game where the parents in the commercial encourage their kids to play it? I was wondering if any of your kids/friends had checked it out and what they thought of it.



Is it the V Smile Pocket? I haven't seen the commercial, but it looks cool. Hopefully they'll be on sale this BF because my DS would love this :)

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 9:18 am

Not sure if these will be the HOT toys for this year but my DD - 9 is asking for Pixel Chix, Dream Life and Animal Crossing DS for Nintendo DS. She just got a Nintendo DS with Nintendogs for her Bday and she loves that and it seems to be pretty popular with the kids right now.

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 9:44 am

I am looking at getting a Leapster for my son's b'day 12/23. What does the max do that the regular one doesn't?

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 10:25 am

I am looking at getting a Leapster for my son's b'day 12/23. What does the max do that the regular one doesn't?

It hooks up to the tv to play games on the TV, not just on the handheld Leapster.

I bought the Leapster for my son's 5th birthday last year (12/31, close to your son's!) and he loves it. I like that it's something he can do *without* the tv being on, so I'm happy with having just the regular Leapster. It's like a Gameboy, which more and more of his friends are getting, but it teaches him something. He does the Spiderman spelling/reading one now and really likes it. So it's a great compromise for us.

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 12:47 pm

I am having lots of trouble this year my boys are 9 and 12. They are to old for a lot of toys but too young for just clothes. I'm tired of getting them video game and computer stuff. I would love it if someone would come up with same innovative "outdoors" stuff for tweeners.:trampolin

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 12:57 pm

The GOGO TV thing looked so cool. I think that I will get that for my nephews and may even play with it myself...LOL!! :-)

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 3:25 pm

On regis also, it showed Spin Art. Im thinking my daughter would love this. Its on sale at Toys R Us now too! Of course my luck she will put the paint elsewhere besides the toy



Spin Art has been around since I was a kid and I'm 45 now. It's pretty cool. I've actually still got the same spin art thing I had when I was a kid, it's packed up out in the garage. Don't worry about buying those refills for it, you can use poster board and poster paint in a squirt bottle. You can even use neon poster paints. Just don't let her use too many colors at one time, it makes a drippy mess and takes forever to dry. LOL A quick way to get the cards to dry a little faster is to use a hairdryer on them on low speed & temp.
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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 7:37 pm

Has anyone heard anything about the vtech handheld game where the parents in the commercial encourage their kids to play it? I was wondering if any of your kids/friends had checked it out and what they thought of it.


My nephew who has everything got that for his birthday. His mother says she can't get him to put it down. He is learning though. So I say let him play. I think I might, MIGHT get one for my baby girl (well she is four). She will need something in April when she has surgery.

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 7:38 pm

Has anyone seen the FLY PEN? I'd like to see one in action. Supposedly, you can draw a calculator, and then USE it. Or write a math problem, and the pen will solve it. Write words, and it will read it. Not sure what all it will do, but you can buy extra 'memory' packs for the pen.

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 7:44 pm

Has anyone seen the FLY PEN?


I have, and I can't believe that we have gotten that lazy we need a pen to do all that stuff. It can even spell check words for you. I saw it at a sci-fi demo at our State Fair.

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 7:45 pm

Im going tomorrow to get the spin art toy. Its a great gift for my daughter. She just has too many dolls and barbies. Need some more toys ideas. She loves art so Im going to buy some art supplies. I got her the crayola art chest last year that was on sale during BF and she absolutely loved it. nice storing container when I bought more items she used up. Shes into playing school too so Im going to get her a new chalkboard w/ accessories.

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 8:14 pm

Has anyone seen the FLY PEN?
I'd like to see one in action.


I hadn't heard about it, so I just googled it. Is it the leapfrog product? If it works, it sounds amazing!

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Posted Oct 9, 2005 - 8:43 pm

I am looking to buy for 2 and 4 yo girls, 4, 13 and 14 yo boys. I know what to get most of them,,,just having problems with getting safe toys for a 2 yo toddler!

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Posted Oct 10, 2005 - 5:23 am

All my daughter (11) has talked about is Pixel Chix and getting those cell phones they advertise for kids. But those only have a 2 mile range and her best friend lives 5 miles away. LOL So we will see about that one! ;) My son (14) is into science so I will be looking for science related items that are "old" enough for 14! He also likes to play his PS2 and Gamecube so games are a given! :)

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Posted Oct 10, 2005 - 5:37 am

Diane, check out the science stuff Toys R Us has in their ad this week. It is on sale till October 30. They have 6 different science items that are for boys 10 and up. My son will be 11 and he loves science. Especially the soler system. Origonally $25 I believe they are $19. I may be getting 3 of them as they look very interesting.

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Posted Oct 10, 2005 - 8:20 am

I don't know about across the board hot toys, but I have been asked for a DoodleBear about a gajillion times.


Same here! My 4-yr old is crazy about those. She also wants:
Anything Barbie Pegasus
A bald Cabbage Patch baby
Bratz plug-in-play dance mat




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