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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!

About Sonja Thompson

Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.

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