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A look at toys making this season's hot lists

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[October 07, 2008]  (AP)  Industry experts are beginning to unveil the list of what they believe will be hot toys for the holiday season. Here are a few that made both Timetoplaymag.com's "Most Wanted" list and Toy Insider's "Hot 20."

  • RestaurantELMO LIVE: A lifelike version of Mattel Inc.'s Fisher Price doll, who tells jokes, waves his arms and crosses his legs. For ages 18 months and up. Retails for about $59.99.

  • BAKUGAN: Spin Master's game popular with boys includes marbles that unfold into figures and magnetic trading cards. For ages 5 and up. Retails for $4.99 to $24.99.

  • FURREAL FRIENDS BISCUIT, MY LOVIN' PUP: Hasbro Inc.'s almost scarily realistic golden retriever who barks and wags his tail and responds to six different voice commands. For ages 5 and up. Retails for about $179.99.

  • U-DANCE: Hasbro's motion-based dance game that connects to your TV and is both mat- and cord-free, so you can even perform moves like spinning around. For ages 8 and up. Retails for about $74.99.

  • CLICKABLES: Techno Source's line features bracelets and charms that click together magnetically, and then can be used to upload information on DisneyFairies.com to create fairies and interact. For ages 7 and up. Retails for $12.99 to $29.99.

[Associated Press]

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