Mark Lennihan  /  AP
"The Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock," from Red Octane, was chosen as one of the hot dozen toys for 2007.
updated 10/2/2007 8:29:54 PM ET 2007-10-03T00:29:54

The annual hot holiday toy list from trade magazine Toy Wishes confirmed how tech-savvy children have become: seven out of the 12 toys featured to be this year's most popular are hooked to either a computer or TV screen.

"Today, kids have iPods and cell phones," said Jim Silver, editor-in-chief of Toy Wishes, which based its list on the publication's review of thousands of toys and interviews with retailers. "We live in a different world of how children play."

Here's the list in alphabetical order. The manufacturers' suggested retail price is included.

  • American Idol Talent Challenge (Tech2Go, $49.99). Ages 8 and up.
  • Aqua Dots Super Studio (Spin Master Ltd., $24.99). Ages 4 and up.
  • Barbie Girls (Mattel Inc., device, $59.99; accessories pack, $9.99). Ages 6 and up.
  • Eye-Clops (JAKKS-Pacific Inc., $49.99). Ages 6 and up.
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (RedOctane Inc., $99.99)Rated: Teens.
  • Hannah Montana Singing Dolls and Pop Star Stage (Play Along Toys, a division of JAKKS Pacific Inc., doll, $19.99; Pop Star Stage, $59.99). Ages 6 and up.
  • Nerf N-Strike Disc Shot (Hasbro Inc., $49.99). Ages 8 and up.
  • Rubik's Revolution (Techno Source, $19.99). Ages 5 and up.
  • Smart Cycle (Mattel Inc.'s Fisher-Price, unit, $99.99, additional programs, $19.99). Ages 3 to 6.
  • Spotz (Zizzle LLC, $29.99) Ages 6 and up.
  • Swypeout Online Battle Racing (Spin Master Ltd., $19.99) Ages 8 and up.
  • Transformers Arm Blasters & Transformers Movie Ultimate Bumblebee(Hasbro, bumble bee $89.99, blasters, $29.99). Ages 5 and up.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Discussion comments


Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments