Hot techie toys for the holidays

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!