Toys "R" Us Fabulous 15: Hot toys of the holiday season

The good people at Toys "R" Us headquarters have ways of predicting what the hot new toys for the next Christmas season are going to be.

I can't definitely say that it involves hundreds of kids' brains, in jars, hooked up to a super computer, but that's where I'd put my money. Who knows what dark arts are practiced in the name of Geoffrey the Giraffe?

But, I can say for sure, these folks haven't been too far off in years past.

Is that because the list of toys posted in its Fabulous 15 every year is read by placating parents, hoping to buy junior the best possible toy, swallowing the Kool-Aid that TRU is dispensing? Or, is it truly a list of what kids want? Either way, it's been, and will be, again, a good barometer for what toys are going to be fought over, by gotta-have parents, in the aisles of local toy shops.

Need I remind you of the T.M.X. Elmo fiasco of '06?

So, with "which-came-first" doubts, reminiscent of the old chicken-and-egg, we present the Toys "R" Us "Fabulous 15". (And, since we wouldn't be a deal site without them, we offer links where you can find them - jumping on the trend before it gets mad-crazy when the snow starts to fall.)

As you can see, the list encompasses a fairly good range from young to younger age groups.

Now go out and CONSUME!

Jeff Somogyi is a dealnews Senior Staffwriter and - even though you might not think it's possible after reading this post - he can't wait for X-Mas! (It's the hap-hap-happiest time of year!)

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