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

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Let 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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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:

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