Toy Guy reveals top toy picks as toy D-Day approaches

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KUSA - The rush to finish that holiday toy shopping is on, and with just over a week to go until Christmas, we asked Toy Guy Chris Byrne to give us a few final week ideas.

Minion Dave

This guy comes from Thinkway. Dave comes with 55 original Minion sayings & sound effects, some of them quite impolite! Press his pocket to hear Dave talk with funny expressions. Press his pocket again or move his head for another response or expression!

He also comes with a Banana Mode. Press the back of Dave's tongue and he will think you are feeding him.

Furby Boom

Hasbro has reinvented 1998's hottest stuffed holiday sensation for a new generation. The re-boot includes improved locomotion, wireless communication, a tablet app and glowing eyes to go along with those twitchy ears.

The new Furby Boom app lets owners use it to name their Furby -a name the toy will learn. It requires some standard pet maintenance, featuring meters for health, hunger, cleanliness and, yes, bathroom breaks.

InnoTab 3S

This is a Wi-Fi learning tablet for kids. It offers age-appropriate learning games for kids. The rechargeable battery pack lets kids play for up to 9 hours of fun learning.

Parents can download more than 350 educational games, e-books, music and videos developed specifically for each child's unique stage of development, as well as their age and interests.

Subjects include reading, math, social studies, science, creativity, and problem solving. Kid-safe internet browser with VTech pre-selected and parent-approved websites.

Playmobil Pop Star Stage

Wow crowds and belt out your favorite tune with the Playmobil Pop Stars Stage. Just plug in your MP3-player and hear your music play on the built-in speakers. Figures can bend, sit, stand and turn their heads. Includes 4 figures, stage with flashing lights, drum set, 2 guitars with stands, microphones, 2 preloaded tunes, built-in speakers and accessories.

Lego Friends Dolphin Cruiser

Set course for  ocean adventure on the LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser Play Set with Mia, Maya and Andrew. Steer the boat with Andrew and take the girls for a sweet spin around Lighthouse Island.

You can even scoot down the waterslide or go waterskiing with the personal water scooter when you find a beautiful place to swim. LEGO Friends Dolphin Cruiser Play Set includes Mia, Maya and Andrew mini-doll figures.

Boom Boom Balloon

The Spin Master Boom Boom Balloon Game will have you bursting with anticipation as you push in the sticks to see who will make the balloon pop. Roll the die to see how many sticks you need to click before your turn is over, and watch as the balloon changes shape and gets closer and closer to bursting.

Comes with 12 balloons, 10 sticks, a die and an easy-to-assemble frame.


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