Top 15 Holiday Toys of 2012
Little speed racers will have a blast setting up their own tracks for hours of racing fun with the included curved and bridge track pieces. The set features one track race set with four built-in chargers, two trading cards and two exclusive quick charge cars, as well as a timer mechanism to help record results as competitors strive for personal bests.
This Toys"R"Us exclusive track needs 2 "AA" batteries to work (not included) and is currently priced at $29.99.
Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset (Playmates)
Kids can bring the Turtles back to their home base with this massive, 42-inch high playset that recreates their Sewer Lair home and the streets and rooftops above.
Packed with more than 20 different ninja features, the Turtles can keep track of the city with a telescoping periscope, practice battle skills on a Shredder dummy, douse intruders with ooze (not included), attach lines to objects throughout the room to rappel into battle and more.
Additionally, an elevator can transition the Turtles between floors while Donatello can visit his computer lab to master his latest invention.
This ultimate Turtle playset stands 42" tall. It's available exclusively at Toys"R"Us for $119.99.
Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister (Mattel)
Moving forward, backward and sideways and equipped with pontoons sporting corkscrew-shaped treads rather than wheels, this radio-controlled vehicle is ready to take on nearly any environment.
Available in red or green, kids can conquer snow, sand, water, dirt, grass and more while this vehicle speeds along.
Two "AA" batteries and one 7.6 V NiMh battery pack are required (included). Price: $99.99.
Ninjago Epic Dragon Battle (LEGO Systems)
The holiday toy shopping season just isn't complete without a LEGO on the list. In this year's attraction, kids can defeat the snake-like Great Devourer in the ongoing struggle between good and evil after building Lord Garmadon -- the green ninja -- along with his four-headed Ultra Dragon.