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Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo (Playskool), ages 18
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Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo (Playskool), ages 18 months and up

When little ones give Elmo a hug, he'll wrap his arms around them to show how much he loves them. The cuddly 22-inch lifelike Elmo has flexible arms and a soft head. He sings songs and bedtime lullabies. ($49; walmart.com) (Credit: Handout)

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Wal-mart's 'Chosen by Kids' top toy list of 2013

Wal-Mart tried something new this year with their top holiday toy list. In a first, about 1,000 boys and girls aged 18 months to 10 years spent a three-day weekend in August in Dallas playing with 50 toys and choosing their favorites. The result is a top 20 list of kid-approved toys for the 2013 holiday season.

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