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Wed December 5, 2012

Top Toy Picks For 2012

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It's beginning to look like that time of year: frantic gift shopping, wrapping paper paper cuts and collecting wish lists. Are you finding yourself stumped by the expansive toy market? Have no fear, we're here to help! Allen Rickert of Top Ten Toys and Katherine Johnson of the Pacific Science Center stopped by Weekday to share their top toy picks for 2012.

Allen Rickert's Top Toy Picks for 2012:

Katherine Johnson's Top Toy Picks for 2012:

As an added bonus, here are the top choices and informed opinions from a group of preschoolers at Global Garden International Preschool:

Lucas, age 3.75: His top choice is a Christmas train to circle the tree.

Mariko, age 5: She wants sticky hands and a replacement robot.

Olivia: She thinks thin fabric makes the best toy. (And yes, she wants to be a designer when she grows up.)

Jack: He wants nothing to do with girl toys, "like ponies and stuff."

Chloe, age 4.5: She declares the most boring toy to be the Ken doll.

Layla, age 4: She wants more Polly Pockets, and her favorite toy is her toy castle with Polly Pockets.

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