(NC)—As a kid, the holidays officially arrived with the delivery of the Sears Holiday Wish Book. For 60 years, Canadian kids created their own personal wish lists by dog-earing or highlighting the pages and cleverly leaving it a conspicuous place – like mom and dad’s bed-side table.

Today the tradition remains – and some of the top toys may also look a little familiar.

According to the experts, the top six toy picks for Holiday 2012 include:

• Hasbro’s Furby assortment is the number one toy of 2012. This innovative toy develops a personality as the child plays with it and interacts with other Furby toys;

• The Leap Frog LeapPad 2 Explorer inspires kids to imagine and explore, with front-and-back cameras, 4GB of memory and a library of 325+ apps for limitless learning and fun;

• Hasbro Beyblades Metal Fury Destroyer Dome allows kids to battle it out between their Spiral Fox and Cyclone Herculeo tops in the Destroyer Dome arena;

• Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Loops ‘N Swoops Amusement Park is over two feet tall, anchored by a rolling ramp filled with twists and turns and a gravity defying 360-degree loop;

• The Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Power Tower has a motorized elevator that moves cars to the top of the set for continuous play. A moving saw and chomping monster create multiple options for diversion throughout the track; and

• Lego – a timeless favourite. Whether building the Star Wars TIE Fighter, using basic bricks to create your own masterpiece, this classic toy is always a crowd-pleaser.

“Retro toys such as Furby, Beyblades, Hot Wheels and Lego are as popular this year as they were when they first came out,” said Cedric Canu, the divisional merchandise manager for The Baby’s Room and toys at Sears. “As a parent myself, I love the idea of reliving and sharing my memories of playing with Hot Wheels with my son.”

These toys are available in the 60thAnniversary Wish Book online at www.sears.ca.


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