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Toys'R'Us Announces 2008 Hot Toy List for the Holiday Season
2008 Hot Toys The Toy Authority Reveals 36 New Toys Guaranteed to Top Christmas Wish Lists and Selects the "Fabulous 15" Representing the Best of the Season

WAYNE, NJ (September 25, 2008) - With the official start of the holiday shopping season only weeks away, today Toys"R"Us announced its 2008 Hot Toy list, representing the definitive selection of toys that will top kids' wish lists this holiday season. The company's predicted list of the biggest holiday "must-haves" features 36 new toys that are sure to delight and excite kids across the country when they open their Christmas presents. Carefully selected after a comprehensive review process, items on the list are organized by age from "Baby's First Christmas" to "Big Kids" and serve as a starting point to help parents, friends and family find the perfect gift for any child. From the overall list, the "Fabulous 15" were selected to represent the very best toys of the season. All items featured on the list are available at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and at

"After a thorough evaluation of all new toy introductions throughout the year, and consultations with our global merchandising team in 34 countries, Toys"R"Us has the unique ability to provide our guests with THE ultimate list of items certain to bring big smiles to kids' faces – the Toys"R"Us Hot Toy list," said Karen Dodge, Senior Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys"R"Us, U.S. "With new toy shipments arriving in our stores daily, customers will have a better chance of finding the hottest toys, in stock, at Toys"R"Us than anywhere else."


Following are the Toys"R"Us "Fabulous 15," representing the best new toys of the holiday season (listed in alphabetical order):

  • 50's Diner™ from Step2®
  • Bakubelt™ Action Kit from Spin Master™
  • Circus Ring from Playmobil®
  • Classic Lights and Sounds Trike from Radio Flyer®
  • Girl Gourmet™ Cupcake Maker from JAKKS Pacific®
  • EyeClops® Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles from JAKKS Pacific®
  • Imaginext™ Spike the Ultra Dinosaur from Fisher-Price®
  • Laugh & Learn™ Shop & Learn Walker from Fisher-Price®
  • Little Mommy™ Sweet As Me™ Baby Knows™ Dolls from Mattel®
  • Pink 8GB iPod® nano from Apple®
  • Pink Tag™ Reading System from LeapFrog®
  • Sesame Street® Elmo Live! from Fisher-Price®
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Twilight from LEGO Systems, Inc.
  • Wii Fit™ from Nintendo®

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About Toys"R"Us, Inc.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world's leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer. Currently it sells merchandise through more than 1,500 stores, including 585 Toys"R"Us stores and 262 Babies"R"Us stores in the U.S., more than 693 international stores in 33 countries, which includes licensed and franchise stores, and through its Internet site at