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The Best 2008 Hot Toys List for the Holiday Season

The Toy Authority Reveals 36 New Toys Guaranteed to Top Christmas Wish Lists and Selects the "Fabulous 15" Best Toys of the Season

With the official start of the holiday shopping season only weeks away, Toys"R"Us announces its 2008 Hot Toy list, representing the definitive selection of toys that will top kids' wish lists this holiday season.

The company's predicted list of the biggest holiday "must-haves" features 36 new toys that are sure to delight and excite kids across the country when they open their Christmas and Hannukah (Chanukah) presents.

Carefully selected after a comprehensive review process, items on the list are organized by age from "Baby's First Christmas" to "Big Kids."

The top 2008 toys list serve as a starting point to help parents, friends and family find the perfect gift for any child.

From the overall toy list, the "Fabulous 15" were selected to represent the very best toys of the 2008-2009 season.

All items featured on the list are available at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide, at and links from this page, as an affiliate for Toys"R"Us.

"After a thorough evaluation of all new toy introductions throughout the year, and consultations with our global merchandising team in 34 countries, Toys"R"Us has the unique ability to provide our guests with THE ultimate list of items certain to bring big smiles to kids' faces – the Toys"R"Us Hot Toy list," said Karen Dodge, Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys"R"Us, U.S.

"With new toy shipments arriving in our stores daily, customers will have a better chance of finding the hottest toys, in stock, at Toys"R"Us than anywhere else."

WAYNE, NJ (September 25, 2008)

The Action Pack features the soft sport kit GameBlaster gamegrip and the Micro Racing Wheel. 6 ways to help improve and enhance your Wii game play. Step up to the plate with the wireless Baseball extension or serve up the heat with the wireless Tennis extension. Become a golf pro with the wireless Golf extension. Also includes a game grip for enhanced comfort. Does not include Wii Remotes.

EyeClops Night Vision Goggles enable your explorers to see in absolute darkness -- up to 50 feet! With the EyeClops portable microscope mounted atop the goggles, your adventurers can see what hides in the dark and generate closeups of whatever they focus on. Uses actual night vision technology. With this 2-Pack your explorers can team up for fun and games.

Energizer iPod charger comes with 2 Lithium AA batteries and can provide up to 46 additional hours of playtime. Recharger.



Now Available at Toys"R"Us Web Site

The following are the Toys"R"Us "Fabulous 15," representing the best new toys for the 2008 Christmas holiday season (listed in alphabetical order). Blue links lead to full descriptions at the Toys"R"Us website:

50's Diner!" from Step2®

Bakubelt! Action Kit from Spin Master!"™

Circus Ring from Playmobil®

Classic Lights and Sounds Trike from Radio Flyer®

Girl Gourmet!" Cupcake Maker from JAKKS Pacific®

EyeClops® Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles from JAKKS Pacific®


Imaginext!" Spike the Ultra Dinosaur from Fisher-Price®

Laugh & Learn!" Shop & Learn Walker from Fisher-Price®

Little Mommy!" Sweet As Me!" Baby Knows!" Dolls from Mattel®

Pink 8GB iPod® nano from Apple®

Pink Tag!" Reading System from LeapFrog®

Sesame Street® Elmo Live! from Fisher-Price®

Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Twilight from LEGO Systems, Inc.

Wii Fit!" from Nintendo®

Read the descriptions of all toys recommended by Toys"R"Us for kids this holiday shopping season:

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About Toys "R" Us, Inc.
Toys "R" Us is the world's leading specialty toy retailer. Currently it sells merchandise through more than 1,400 stores, including 587 stores in the U.S. and 651 international toy stores, including licensed and franchise stores as well as through its Internet site at

Babies "R" Us is the largest baby product specialty store chain in the world and a leader in the juvenile industry, and sells merchandise through 245 stores in the U.S. as well as on the Internet at

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