• MSRP: $24.95

Once Upon A Zombie Dolls

Barbie Dolls are usually the go to doll to get your little girl for Christmas, but it looks like WowWee has come up with a new doll that puts the rest to shame. They are called Once Upon a Zombie dolls and they are awesomely zombified versions of the classic princesses: Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. They are collector’s dolls suited for kids ages 8+. Along with the great styling and design, which was actually created after consulting young women about what they wanted in a doll, they feature 20 points of articulation and high quality details like glass eyes. To be honest, this isn’t just a good gift for little girls, but also for any girl who loves zombies or princesses!

Get yours today at: Wowwee

  • MSRP: $29.95

Max Steel Interactive Steel with Turbo Sword

Max Steel is back and he’s got one of the coolest interactive role play toys of the year. This isn’t just another play sword; it has two layers of play built into it. First, there’s the sword. We loved the future tech design of the sword. It is definitely one of the coolest ones out there (aside from light sabers, of course). Then there’s the Steel feature. That’s the little part you can connect to the sword, causing it to light up and add a whole new dimension of sound and interactivity to it. If you don’t feel like connecting Steel to the sword, you can also hook it to your shirt and look just like Max in the cartoon.

Get yours today at: Amazon

  • MSRP: $34.95

Rootvue Farm

It is really easy to get lost in all the tech toys that are out there. Heck, we’ve even got a Barbie doll with a light up dress this year. That’s why we love toys like the Rootvue farm so much. Designed in the style of the classic ant farms, this gives kids and grownups alike a chance to get up close and personal with the growing process of plants and veggies. After the easy set up, you can watch assorted root veggies go from seed to the point where you can pick them and eat them. It is a great educational toy that gives kids a chance to create food from scratch and get a real appreciation for where it comes from.

Get yours today at: HSPNATURETOYS

  • MSRP: $35.00

Barbie Digital Dress

The Barbie Digital Dress doll is not your average Barbie. Her dress is actually an interactive pallet of LEDs that you can alter with a little pink stylus to create your own electric designs on the front of the dress. It has a memory that can save forty different designs at any given time; several colors to choose from and a very cool function that allows you to even turn her dress into a digital sign board. After over fifty years, it is hard to come up with a new Barbie doll idea, but now that you can draw on it like you would a tiny tablet, you’ve got a doll that really sets itself apart from its predecessors.

Get yours today at: Amazon

  • MSRP: $59.95

VMD Missile Striker

The VMD Missile Striker is the ultimate new addition to any kid’s toy weapon arsenal. It really has everything. It is a great and easy to control, remote control tank that you can control up to around 100 feet away. Then, to top it off, it fires foam missiles an additional 65 feet! That means you can hit a target almost 165 feet away from where you are standing. This is not only the ultimate toy weapon in sibling warfare, it will revolutionize office warfare as well.

Get yours today at: Walmart

  • MSRP: $13.00-20.00

Pinkie Cooper and the Jet Set Pets Dolls

The Pinkie Cooper dolls are the newest creation from the minds behind Bratz. If you are looking for a different kind of fashion doll besides the standard Barbies this year, you can’t get more different than women with dog heads. On the surface, these dolls offer a lot of the same play options you’d get from the other dolls on the market, but when you look closer, there’s a great feature that will probably save you money in the long run. I’ve seen many a little girl try to manually change the hair style of their doll with a pair of scissors. With the Pinkie Cooper dolls, the hair is attached at the ears and can be popped out and interchanged with the other dolls and even the smaller pet dolls that can be purchased separately.

Get yours today at: Amazon

  • MSRP: $19.99

Star Wars Black Series 6” action figures

Star Wars action figures have been around since the 1970’s. For the most part, they’ve only been available in 3 and ¾” size. Enter the Black Series, a new line of highly detailed 6” figures that any child or grown-up would love to have. These are some of the most beautiful figures I’ve ever seen from Star Wars. The only challenge that the coolest ones, like Boba Fett , are really hard to find. Still, you can get R2D2, Darth Maul, Han Solo, Slave Leia, and several others that any Star Wars fan would love to find under the tree or nestled in their stocking.

Get yours today at: Amazon

  • MSRP: $9.99

Disney Palace Pets

If you have a girl in your life under the age of 10, chances are that you’ve heard enough about Disney Princesses to last a lifetime. Until now, all those girls got to play with were the dolls of the actual princesses. Now, there’s a whole set of their pets up for grabs as well. There are multiple lines in the Palace Pets product group, and we tried out two to get a sense for what they were like. First up, were the talking and singing pets. They run around the same size as My Little Pony, and they’ve got a fun, fluffy tail that you can style with the included brush. The big feature on these is that when you press their necklace, you get several sayings and some singing from the little critters. The other line we checked out were the primp and pamper ponies. They run a little bit smaller and don’t speak, but they do come with more accessories to help extend play. The short answer here is that if your kid loves Disney Princesses, she’s probably already asking Santa for their Palace Pets this year.

Get yours today at: Amazon

  • MSRP: $65.63

Sky Viper Quadcopter

The Sky Viper Quad Coptor from SkyRocket is one of the many new Quads that you can buy this Christmas, but we liked this one the most for a couple of reasons. First, it is durable as all get out. We hit many a wall, tree, and patch of pavement with it, and it still kept ticking. What was even more important to us though, was the that with all the fancy stuff it has like computer-controlled 6-axis gyro and accelerometer stabilization, it also has a dial on it so that you can adjust the difficulty of operation from beginner to expert. That way, the kids can play with it on expert, and dad still looks like he knows what he’s doing!

Get yours today at: Amazon


  • MSRP: $19.99

Jenga Space Invaders

Space Invaders Collector’s Edition Jenga by USAopolgy offers two types of gameplay: the classic Jenga game with cool new alien pictures on the blocks or the bonus game where you (and up to 3 of your friends) battle down the block tower to be the first alien invader that gets to invade. You will likely need to keep the instructions close by the first few times you play the bonus game, as it also involves a spinner and a dozen of the blocks have positive and negative directives that can affect your progress. It’s Jenga meets the arcade meets Chutes and Ladders.

Get yours today at: Usaopoly

  • MSRP: $16.99

Superman Flying Hero Action Figure

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a projectile! We here at YBMW love any toy that has a launcher. Has anyone ever looked back on their life and thought, “You know what? I launched too many things.” And what better way can The Bridge Direct honor the legacy of one of the oldest superheroes than by shooting him into the air with his cape spinning around him wildly? Parents, a little warning though. The head of Superman may be soft and squishy, but don’t let that fool you. Direct the little ones to play with this toy in areas that do not resemble the Fortress of Solitude because Superman does not “land” gently.

Get yours today at: Amazon

  • MSRP: $59.99

Despicable Me 2 Collector’s Edition Talking Figure – Minion Dave

Just what Despicable Me fans have always wanted, a minion of their very own! Minion Dave stands at 9 inches and is just as cute in person, with his little jean overalls, as he is in the movies. With over 30 Minion phrases, voice and facial expressions, and interactive talk back feature this would be the perfect present for any fan of the movie. As if all of that weren’t cute enough, press his chin twice and he will sing you a Minion song.

Get yours today at: ToysrUs

  • MSRP: $29.99

The Ugglys Pug Electronic Pet

The Ugglys just may be the most adorably ugly pets around. These farting, burping, growling and barking set of pugs just want to be loved. The interactive electronic puppet pets are made by Moose Toys for children 6 and up and come in 3 different colors, brown, gray, and beige. If you aren’t easily offended by gross humor, you and your children are going to love this! The Ugglys make over 30 disgusting sounds (including bodily functions, insect, and other animal sounds) that had us hooked and ready to welcome the hilariously rude little beast into the family (adoption certificate included).

Get yours today at: Toysrus

  • MSRP: $79.99

Disney Sofia the First Royal Talking Enchanted Vanity

Any princess would be proud to sit in front of the Sofia the First Royal Talking Enchanted Vanity. This pretty pink and purple vanity stands 3′ tall and is adorned with pictures of Clover the Rabbit and Princess Sofia herself! Included is a matching stool that allows your pretty princess to admire herself in the mirror while playing with the perfume bottles, comb, lipstick, necklace, and mini tiara that come with this magical vanity. At the push of a heart-shaped button, a hidden jewelry box pops up giving your favorite princess a secret place to store her special treasures. The Sofia Vanity also plays 6 lessons designed to teach your little girl how to act like a real princess.

Get yours today at: ToysRUs

  • MSRP: $59.99

VTech KidiJamz Studio

The Vtech Kidijamz Studio is not like your typical children’s musical toy. For starters, this one doesn’t make you wish it had a mute button. This toy is loaded with features and includes 20 kid-friendly songs, 10 musical instruments, 5 musical styles, and 3 rhythm buttons for you to experiment with. With so many options the musical possibilities are endless. The KidiJamz Studio comes with a keyboard, headphones, microphone with digital voice effects, musical scratching disc, portable music player, and songbook. Any music loving child will be thrilled to receive this rockin’ gift!

Get yours today at: Amazon

  • MSRP: $99.99

Hot Wheels Carcade

The Hot Wheels Carcade Track Set by Mattel is the ultimate Hot Wheels arcade. Launch your cars around the track like pinballs hitting all the blinking targets in time to win the best score. With all the lights and sounds it is hard not to get excited while trying to earn your spot in the winner’s circle! The Carcade, rated for ages 5 and up, will not only have little racing fans jumping for joy, but with the 2 player mode older fans can join in the action. This is one of those toys you may buy for your child, but in reality it’s just as much for you.

Get yours today at: Amazon

  • MSRP: $28.49

Crayola Marker Maker

The Crayola Marker Maker Kit is an item that at first glance seems like a messy nightmare. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! This was fun, easy, and relatively mess free! Kids ages 8 and up can create custom color markers while learning all about colors using the surprisingly easy to follow mixing guide. Mix the colors and then watch as the marker core “magically” draws the ink inside, just click it together and you are all set to go. The kit comes with components to make 16 markers that you can name and label yourself, coming up with crazy new names for your own custom color markers is quite possibly the best part! When you are done with your color creating fun, the kit is easy to clean up, put back together, and store.

Get yours today at: Amazon

  • MSRP: $184.99

Barbie Dreamhouse

The 2013 Barbie Dreamhouse is quite literally a house full of pink awesomeness! You honestly don’t even have to be a little girl to appreciate the three stories full of awesome features (did I mention yet that it is awesome?). The dreamhouse includes: a fully stocked kitchen; a dining room with table that easily flips from breakfast to dinner; a bathroom with light up mirror, flushing toilet, and someone singing in the shower; a bedroom with a canopy bed not only for Barbie, but a pull out trundle bed for guests and a pet bed for her pup; a living room with a TV; a balcony so she can enjoy the view; and ultimate closet for all her fashions! Major assembly is required, but all the work is totally worth it when you see the joy on your child’s face as they spend hours playing with the Barbie Dreamhouse.

Get yours today at: Amazon

  • MSRP: $68.65

Barbie Digital Makeover

The Barbie Digital Makeover vanity turns your iPad into a mess free vanity mirror. Little girls can now try on all the makeup they want and never have to mess with their pretty little faces (or their mother’s makeup). Just download the free app and insert your iPad (not included) into the frame and watch as the vanity lights up and the magic begins. Look in the mirror and apply your lipstick, eye shadow, and of course GLITTER!! The App uses facial-tracking technology to recognize your face and moves the virtual makeup to match changing expressions and movements. Once you have completed the perfect look, you can save your makeover in a digital scrapbook that allows you to customize your photos with digital photo frames and stickers. Made for iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), and iPad 2 (iOS 6.0 or higher required).

Get yours today at: Amazon

  • MSRP: $64.99


Unlock your imagination with the biggest must have video game of the season. Disney INFINITY gives you the freedom to play with your favorite Disney and Disney/Pixar friends in their world! Just place your INFINITY figures onto the base and leap into the worlds of The Incredibles, Monsters University, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Battle your enemies as Mr. Incredible, Sulley, or Captain Jack Sparrow, complete quests, and create your own story. Unlock virtual toys with each Play Set (new characters, weapons, buildings, and more) and use them to customize your own game. Add new INFINITY Play Sets and Figures or Power Discs to make the experience all the more unique. The Starter Pack includes: the Disney INFINITY video game, INFINITY Base, 3 INFINITY Figures and Play Sets: Mr. Incredible/The Incredibles,, Jack Sparrow/Pirates of the Caribbean, and Sulley/ Monsters University, an INFINITY Power Disc, and Web codes to unlock content online and on your mobile device.

Get yours today at: Amazon

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