Have you started shopping for your tech-centric co-workers, friends, and family? Your kids might be especially interested in checking out the "Hot Dozen" list of must-have holiday toys released by Toy Wishes magazine. Take a look at the news story: "Wii, T.M.X. Elmo make 'Hot Dozen' toy list."
The article lists the "Hot Dozen" in alphabetical order:
Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses by Mattel
Bratz Forever Diamondz by privately held MGA Entertainment
Butterscotch My FurReal Friends Pony by Hasbro
Digi Makeover by Radica, which is now owned by Mattel
Fly Wheels XPV by Jakks Pacific
Kid Tough Digital Camera by Fisher-Price
Lego Mindstorms NXT by Lego
Magtastik by Mega Brands
Monopoly Here & Now by Hasbro
Speed Stacks StackPack by Jakks Pacific's Play Along
T.M.X. Elmo by Fisher-Price
Wii by Nintendo
Some of the more advanced technology toys come with a heft price tag, such as Hasbro's Butterscotch pony that has sensors that respond to light and sound for $299.99, Lego's Mindstorms NXT "robotics toolset" for $249.99, and Nintendo's Wii game console for $250.
Are there other techie toys that you have your eye on for this holiday shopping season? Please send your gift ideas my way!
Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.