Hottest toys for holiday gifts

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SALT LAKE CITY -- When you're buying holiday gifts for kids, it sometimes seems there are so many toys out there you don't know where to begin.

The manager of the Sugarhouse Toys R Us store, James Cook, broke down the hottest and best-selling toys for different age groups as follows:

  1. Stride to Ride Dinosaur from Fisher Price. Ages 9-24 months. $44.99

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  1. Lil' Zoomers Spinnin' Sounds Speedway from Fisher Price. Ages 2-24 months. $24.99
  2. Disney Pixar "Toy Story 3," Tri-County Landfill from Fisher Price. 3-6 years. $39.99
  3. Monster High Cleo DeNile and Deuce Gorgon doll set. 6-8 years. $34.99
  4. Air Hogs Pocket Copter from Spin Master. 8-10 years. $29.99
  5. Scrabble Flash from Hasbro Games. 8 years and up. $19.49 With Black Friday right around the corner, has finished testing this season's top toys. Chris Byrne, the site's director of content, gives KSL 5 the website's top eight toy picks for this year:
    1. Kinect for X-Box 360. You are the controller on this video game. If you already have an X-Box 360, the Kinect bundle costs $150. If not, it runs about $300.
    2. ‘Liv: It's My Nature" fashion dolls. For girls 5 and up. $14.99
    3. Real Construction from Jakks Specific. Foam woodworking set. For boys and girls 5 and up. $25
    4. Lego Hogwarts Castle set. More than 1,200 pieces. Boys and girls ages 8 and up. $130
    5. Tonka Chuck and Friends Chuck's Stunt Park from Hasbro. Preschoolers - ages 3 and up. $40
    6. Lalaloopsy doll from MGA. Has a website for interactive experience. Girls ages 6 and up. $25
    7. Konexi. 3D word-building game. Ages 10 and up. $20
    8. "Toy Story 3" Action Links from Mattel. Boys and girls ages 5 and up. Several different sets. $15-$40

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