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KUSA - Panicked parents who haven't done their toy shopping still have time. Lots of stores are open extra-hours today and Christmas Eve. If you still need ideas, we've got them, from James Oppenheim of

Sonic: Lost World

When the Deadly Six threaten to annihilate his world, Sonic's new moves and power-ups are the only way to defeat them before it is too late.

In his latest plan to defeat Sonic and rule the world, Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of 6 menacing creatures known as the Deadly Six. However, when the Deadly Six rise up against their new master, Sonic must unite with his arch nemesis Eggman and explore the mystical Lost Hex in order to take them on head-to-head.

Use Sonic's unique new moves and incredible Color Powers to speed across a variety of unique terrains, racing inside, outside and upside down in every level. Available for Wii U and 3DS.

Leap Pad 2 Power

The LeapPad 2 Power model bundles a rechargeable battery pack and charger with a LeapPad 2 and fresh design. This means that you can just plug in the tablet to charge rather than having to replace batteries.

Lots of parents prefer this approach as it makes it simple to get into a routine of just plugging in the tablet to charge like other devices the family owns.

A rechargeable battery pack and power supply are already available to buy separately but this bundle will reduce the overall cost. Oppenheim says The LeapPad range of tablets have excellent educational content and are well designed for little kids.

Rocksmith 2014

The makers of this item call it the fastest way to learn guitar 

Plug any real guitar or bass directly into your computer or game console, and they say you'll learn to play in just 60 days.

This new version features improved response time, user-friendly navigation, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more.

Skylanders Swap Force

Like its two predecessors, Spyro's Adventure and Skylanders Giants, SWAP Force features the combination of a video game and a range of physical figurines representing the titular characters. These heroes can be made to appear in the game when you stand them on a peripheral device called the Portal of Power.

The figures can also be played with as immovable toys or treated as collectibles along with the characters from previous games. For some of the new characters introduced with SWAP Force the publisher, Activision, has also introduced a different twist: players can swap the tops and bottoms around to combine the characters' powers and add variety to the gameplay.

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