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Holiday Joys, Holiday Toys: 5 Editors' Choice Kids' Toy Deals

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Christmas is probably the one time a year that full-grown adults begin scrambling to snatch up toys in bulk. So this week, we're focusing on a few toy deals. Today's roundup is so tempting, we thought we saw Santa changing the coordinates on his sleigh GPS to take advantage of these Editors' Choice bargains — from LEGOs to a play castle.

  1. Rocking Bassinet with Disney Princess Cindy Doll
    Price: $19.97 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $21

    Is It Worth It?: Being a beautiful baby Princess Cindy can be tiring. Lay her down for sweet dreams in this charming rocking bassinet that also plays a gentle lullaby. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

    Although this price is available for Costco members only, non-members can pay just $1 more.

  2. Crayola Doodle Penguin bundled with the Little Tikes Travel Activity Center
    Price: $15.97 with 97 cents s&h
    Lowest By: $54

    Is It Worth It?: The Doodle Penguin can draw up to 50 pictures to color in, make dot-to-dot pictures, play games, and more, while the Activity Center features a dry erase surface, 10-page coloring book, eraser, and storage pockets. The Santa Moms and Dads make their list, check it twice, and find room for this ultra-bargain. Make sure to click "Select" next to the activity center, then "Add to cart" to get this combination.

  3. 5 LEGO MiniFigures
    Price: $10 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest by: $15

    Is It Worth It?: You should "figure" that a great many adults will buy these LEGO figurines for both their kids and themselves, including the author of this feature (who keeps a LEGO Yoda affixed to his wallet at all times). Toys "R" Us offers a selection of LEGO MiniFigures for $2.99 to $3.49 each, but if you add 5 LEGO MiniFigures to your cart, the price drops to just $10. You can mix and match from series 3 (pictured), series 4, and series 5, but you can't select which figures you'll receive from each set. Note that you'll need to opt for in-store pickup to get this deal.

  4. Little Tikes Endless Adventures SwingAlong Castle
    Price: $69 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $41

    Is It Worth It?: A kid's home is his castle as the Little Tikes Endless Adventures SwingAlong Castle features a telescope, swing, climbing rock, slide, steering wheel, and more. Safety features include a three-point belt to keep your child secured inside the swing. Little Tikes is a trusted brand for baby and toddler toys, so here's a deal that ranks high on many levels.

  5. 2 Fisher-Price Little People Cars 2 Wheelies Race Tracks
    Price: $34.46 in-cart with free shipping
    Lowest by: $27

    Is It Worth It?: The cost of just one of these sets is $27.57, already a very low price. Add two to your cart, and the per-set price drops to $17.23. Cross two kids off your shopping list at once with this Cars-themed track set, which features 2 feet of track and a ramp to send Lightning McQueen and Francesco Wheelies speeding along their way.

Not finding what you're looking for? We post numerous toy deals this time of year, so be sure to check out our daily offerings and create an email alert.

Front page photo credit: CP-Africa


Lou Carlozo is dealnews' Green Dad columnist. He was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune. Follow him on Twitter — @LouCarlozo63. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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