Hot Toys For the Holidays: Walmart, Toys R Us Make Their Predictions

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Toys R UsLet the games begin: Toys R Us and Walmart (WMT) have unveiled their hot holiday toy lists, sending the message to shoppers that the Christmas selling season has officially begun.

Expect to see more top-toy lists from retailers such as Target (TGT) and Amazon (AMZN) trickle in over the next few weeks. (On Wednesday, Kohl's (KSS) debuted its list.)

But for now, here are a dozen of the toys Walmart and Toys R Us, the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 toy chains, respectively, hope will fly off their shelves this holiday season.

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Hot Toys For the Holidays: Walmart, Toys R Us Make Their Predictions

1. The Leapfrog LeapPad 2 learning tablet has been upgraded with more memory, front-and-back cameras and over 325 educational games and apps. Price: $99.

2. It's back. FURBY, that is. These fuzzy friends with the LED eyes make their comeback in 10 bold colors. Price: $54.

3. The Hot Wheels Terrain Twister R/C Vehicle can conquer snow, water, dirt, grass and other tough terrains. Price: $84.88.

4. For $49.97, the Fisher-Price Imaginext Eagle Talon Castle Play Set conjures a Medieval world of adventure. $49.97.

5. Does your daughter's Barbie need a vacation? The iconic doll and and her three sisters can take a glamorous trip on the Barbie Sisters Cruise Ship, priced at $72.97.

6. Kids can sing along with the Lalaloopsy Silly Hair doll Star Harmony B. Sharp. Change her hairstyle to watch her perform a new ditty. Retail price: $59.96.

1. The 1D Collector Dolls feature all five members of the singing group One Direction. Dolls Niall, Harry, Liam, Zayn and Louis are $19.99 each.

2. Jake's Musical Pirate Ship Bucky from Fisher-Price is based on the Disney Jr. TV show Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Price: $44.99.

3. With the Gelarti Designer Studio, kids can create and customize their own gel stickers. The new sets from Moose Toys from $9.99 to $24.99.

4. Toys R Us's exclusive Tabeo tablet, made especially for kids (complete with parental controls), retails for $149.99.

5. The Y-Volution YFliker F1 Scooter is three-wheeled, lightweight and retails for $99.99.

6. The Wii U from Nintendo is the next generation of the hot item, introducing two-screen console gaming. Already sold out due to pre-orders, it will be available again on Nov. 18. Price unavailable.

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But will any toys be hot enough to save toymakers? One analyst has downgraded the stocks of some of the biggest names in the game. Read more:

• Analyst Downgrades Leading Toy Stocks -- Bah, Humbug!

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