'Hot Dozen' toy list from Toy Wishes sets up Black Friday and holiday shopping

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If you're wondering what the kids are going to be asking for this holiday season, you can get a preview on what will be tops on many wish lists with the "Hot Dozen" list from Toy Wishes Magazine. The list won't save you any money -- the cheapest item is a $12.99 set of Bakugan Battle Brawlers and the most expensive a $300 ride on triceratops -- but it will help you navigate what will be a frenzied toy market out there this year.

Wal-mart and KB Toys are already in something of a price war, trimming prices on key toys well before the holiday season really starts. Toys R Us, whose PR team contacted us about our Black Friday forecast thinking it was too gloomy, is still, however, optimistic about its prospects this year.

However it turns out, shoppers will certainly buy a lot of toys this year -- they do every year -- the only question is whether or not they spend enough overall to satisfy retailers and economic forecasters.

Toy Wishes Hot Dozen

    Every year, Toy Wishes magazine names the "Hot Dozen" -- toys that the trade magazine predicts will be the hottest sellers that holiday season. On this year's list: Toy: Kota the Triceratops Manufacturer: Hasbro Playskool | Price: $300

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    Toy: Ultimate Wall-E Manufacturer: Thinkway Toys | Price: $249.99

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    Toy: U-Dance Manufacturer: Hasbro | Price: $74.99

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    Toy: Bakugan Battle Brawlers Manufacturer: Spin Master | Price: $12.99

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    Toy: Disney Clickables Fairy Charms Starter Set Manufacturer: Techno Source | Price: $29.99

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    Toy: Animal Scramble Manufacturer: Wild Planet | Price: $29.99

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    Toy: Bratz Really Rock! Jade Manufacturer: MGA Entertainment | Price: $19.99

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    Toy: Crayola Glow Station Manufacturer: Crayola | Price: $29.99

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    Toy: Pacific Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker Manufacturer: Jakks | Price: $29.99

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    Toy: Lego Angents Mission 6: Mobile Command Center Manufacturer: Lego | Price: $89.99

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