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Let's Make Fun of the Toys That Kids Will Want for the Holidays This Year!

Toys R' Us offers their annual list of the must-have holiday toys, and we narrow it down to five.
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Every year around this time, Toys "R" Us steps up to the internet podium and announces its "Fabulous 15," a list of the 15 toys that the store thinks are going to be the hottest buys of the season.

Some folks say that the Fab 15 is just a gimmick to push "Big Toy's" agenda of selling more toys. We say that the fact that only a third of the items on the list are Toys "R" Us exclusives reveals that that is nothing more than jaded thinking. (Well, at least it's down from last year, when it was half exclusives!)

For children, however, the Fab 15 is the herald of the formal start of the holiday season. Tots are now, officially, allowed to daydream about what toys they want, make a list, and constantly badger their folks about presents. Parents, however, are now allowed to have nightmares about where on earth they're going to find these hot toys and avoid an under-the-tree "scene" come Christmas morning. (Of course, smart parents and gift-givers will simply set up an email alert and let the toys deals come to them. Just sayin'!)

No matter what you think of it, in the past, this list hasn't been far off the mark in predicting the hottest toys. You might as well keep your eye on these 15 toys, and in particular, our picks for the five "best" items on the list.


Well, regardless of whether it's altruistic or a devious corporate ploy, let's all just try to celebrate the Fabulous 15 for what it is: the appe-toy-ser to the entire feast that is the holiday season! Check out the entire Toys "R" Us Fabulous 15 and tell us which toys you like in the comments section below.

And if any of those price tags are making you lightheaded at being light-walleted, set up an email alert for your favorites to see when they receive substantial discounts.


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Jeff Somogyi is the DealNews User Experience Researcher. Since working here he's written deals, features, promotional and newsletter copy, blog posts, as well as scripts for our videos. Follow him on Google+, Twitter at @sommerjam or his blog.
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