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Furby (Hasbro) Ages 6 and up Furby is (Credit: Toys R Us)

Furby (Hasbro) Ages 6 and up

Furby is back — the ever-popular interactive toy that has a mind of its own. You can talk to it, tickle it, play music for it and even feed it. Your Furby will develop its own personality based on how you treat it. Download a free app on iTunes.com that helps you translate “Furbish.“ ($54.99; toysrus.com)

Toys R Us top 15 toys for 2012

It's not too soon to think about what the little ones want for the holidays. Toys R Us has come out with its annual "hot toy" list that includes tablets for kids, fashion dolls and even retro hits like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Furby. Take a look at the top 15 toys for 2012.

YFliker F1 Scooter (Y-Volution) ($99.99; toysrus.com) BEST FOR
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YFliker F1 Scooter (Y-Volution)
($99.99; toysrus.com)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and older

This scooter provides a completely different riding experience than traditional kick scooters. You simply place one foot on each stand so you can swivel your way down the block. It features a built-in, quick-response hand brake for control and safety, industrial-designed casters for self-propelling fun and a reinforced, lightweight steel frame that is easy for kids to handle and sturdy enough to last for years. Its Twist & Stow folding system is helpful for families on the go.

Wii U (Nintendo) The basic version of the
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Wii U (Nintendo)

The basic version of the Wii U will come with a gamepad, sensor bar, a Gamepad Stylus, a Wii U AC adapter, a Gamepad AC adapter and an HDMI. ($299.99; toysrus.com)

Hot Wheels Remote Control Terrain Twister Vehicle (Mattel)
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Hot Wheels Remote Control Terrain Twister Vehicle (Mattel)
($99; toysrus.com)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

Equipped with pontoons sporting corkscrew-shaped treads rather than wheels, these vehicles handle any environment--conquer snow, water, dirt, grass and other tricky terrains to ride off into any adventure.

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Tabeo Tablet (Toys R Us) Ages 3 and
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Tabeo Tablet (Toys R Us) Ages 3 and up

Created just for kids, the Tabeo Tablet, complete with parental controls and kid-friendly safety features includes a multi-touch screen, 50 popular kid-friendly apps and Wi-Fi connectivity. It also has a built-in speaker, microphone and a soft, removable bumper case that fits around the tablet to protect it from accidental bumps and drops. ($150; toysrus.com)

Skylanders Giants Starter Pack (Activision) Ages 6 and
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Skylanders Giants Starter Pack (Activision) Ages 6 and up

With a new threat looming, it's time to bring the Skylanders Giants back to join forces with the Skylanders. Only you can put them on the Portal of Power to unleash their strength in the ultimate battle to save Skylands. The starter kit is available for Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Sony PS3 and Nintendo 3DS. ($74.99; toysrus.com)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset (Playmates)
($119; toysrus.com)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

This big playset will have kids creating their own Lair of excitement as they become the leader of the pack, swinging into action, training the Turtles and defeating Shredder once and for all. Resembling the Sewer Lair that is home to the Turtles in the television show, the Secret Sewer Lair includes more than 20 different Ninja features.

1D Collector Dolls (Hasbro) ($19.99; toysrus.com) BEST FOR
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1D Collector Dolls (Hasbro)
($19.99; toysrus.com)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and up

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Micro Chargers Time Track Race Track (Moose Toys)
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Micro Chargers Time Track Race Track (Moose Toys)
($29.99; toysrus.com)
BEST FOR Ages 6 and up

This easy-to-assemble track will let you race Micro Chargers for hours of fun.

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Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle (LEGO) ($130; toysrus.com) BEST
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Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle (LEGO)
($130; toysrus.com)
BEST FOR Ages 8 and up

This set features the four-headed Ultra Dragon, the Great Devourer, a snake prison, a Hypnobrai fang blade with a blue anti-venom capsule, four golden weapons and seven regular weapons.

Lalaloopsy 12 inch Silly Hair Star Doll -
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Lalaloopsy 12 inch Silly Hair Star Doll - Harmony B. Sharp (MGA Entertainment)
($69.99; toysrus.com)
BEST FOR Ages 4 and up

This interactive Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Star Doll set comes with six removable hairstyles that play six different songs when placed on Harmony's head. Simply mount her on the dancing stage, press her chest, and watch as she sings, grooves and spins her hair around.

LeapPad2 Explorer (LeapFrog) Ages 3 and up This
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LeapPad2 Explorer (LeapFrog) Ages 3 and up

This handheld gaming console delivers fast-paced action and effective learning systems for the ultimate gaming and learning experience for your little one. Kids tilt, turn and shake the console and bring the games to life, or use the touch screen to control the action. The built-in front and back cameras and video recorders let you snap pictures and edit them as you go. Five apps are included to get your little one started, and the library of more than 325 cartridges will keep your child entertained and engaged for hours. ($99.99; toysrus.com)

Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Musical
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Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Musical Pirate Ship Bucky (Fisher-Price)
($44.99; toysrus.com)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and up

No worries, this set is fully equipped to help Jake battle Hook and his crew to defend Jake's treasure. Spot enemies from the crow's nest, fire water ball projectiles with the real working cannon and launch Tick Tock Croc, who explodes from a hidden trapdoor! Bucky is packed with 25 action phrases and an exciting pirate adventure song. Push Bucky forward and watch him rock side to side as you set sail! Not intended for use in water.

Gelarti Designer Studio (Moose Toys) ($24.99; toysrus.com) BEST
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Gelarti Designer Studio (Moose Toys)
($24.99; toysrus.com)
BEST FOR Ages 5 and older

You can make a fun and colorful world on your walls using paint pens, glitter and 3-D accessories. You can paint and decorate peel-off stickers with the studio, which rotates for easy use, and then remove and re-use them in another location.

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Furby (Hasbro) Ages 6 and up Furby is
(Credit: Toys R Us)

Furby (Hasbro) Ages 6 and up

Furby is back — the ever-popular interactive toy that has a mind of its own. You can talk to it, tickle it, play music for it and even feed it. Your Furby will develop its own personality based on how you treat it. Download a free app on iTunes.com that helps you translate “Furbish.“ ($54.99; toysrus.com)

Disney Doc McStuffins Time for Your Check-Up (Just
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Disney Doc McStuffins Time for Your Check-Up (Just Play)
($39.99; toysrus.com)
BEST FOR Ages 3 and older

Doc McStuffins, a new Disney character, has magical check-up tools to make Lambie talk. Check Lambie's heart, ears and temperature. Doc also talks and sings the "Time for Your Check-Up" song.

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