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Hot or Not? -- Christmas Toys

Toys R Us just unveiled this week their Holiday Hot Toy List because you know it isn't even October yet so you had better get shopping.

Unfortunately none of the top 15 will be under our tree this year I have a feeling.  There are some good choices up there though....minus the 1D character dolls.

The rest of the list had a few things that caught my eye.  WDYT?  Are these items above and below going to be hot for Christmas, or not?

Playmobil Western Fort $149.99

These are high quality fun toys, but yikes on the prices!  Check back around November when the official toy book is viewed by the boys and I'll let you know their official picks of the season.


  1. furbys and scooters were cool when i was in 5th grade... in 1999

    1. I think toy manufacturer's are just trying to play on our nostalgia and our wallets.

  2. I kinda like the pirate ship! The rest? Meh...

  3. Really? Furby again? Isn't there enough of them?


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