Gifts for kids: The toys to talk about this year

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1. Meet Spider Spud, Mr. Potato Head’s new friend who is — sorry, old bud — way cooler than a root vegetable with eye brows. $10, www.hasbrotoyshop.com
 


2. Mattel’s new Pinktastic collection took everything we loved about Barbie and rolled it around in pink glitter. $20 each, at Kohl’s stores and www.kohls.com
 


3. The International Spy Museum’s gift shop has some seriously cool gear for your budding Bond. On our wish list: The Spy Evidence Kit (with fingerprint powder!) and the invisible ink pen.
$22 (kit) and $10 (pen), www.spymuseumstore.org


4. The only invite we want this holiday season is one to this fairy tea party. $68, www.mysweetmuffin.com
 


5. DwellStudio’s adorable plushes look like they were plucked from the set of a Wes Anderson movie. $40 each, www.dwellstudio.com
 


6. Gak was disgusting when you were a kid. It still is — because goo that makes fart sounds will never go out of style. $6, www.shop.nick.com


7. Signs a toy will be a hit with a little girl: It’s called My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle Car. $25,  www.hasbrotoyshop.com
 


8. Add a dose of unplugged whimsy with Moulin Roty’s shadow puppets. $18-$21, www.mysweetmuffin.com


9. The Nat Geo WILD Anteater Bug Vac sucks up bugs for little ones to view in a removable belly chamber before safely releasing them. Seriously. Buy us one, please. $27, www.ngstore.com


10. Dairy Queen’s Blizzard Maker is like an Easy-Bake Oven without all the burning. $30 at Target,
Toys R Us and Walmart stores



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