Black Friday 2011: Best Toys for the Holiday Season

The Holidays are quickly approaching and children everywhere are anticipating the best toys, as parents everywhere will be lined up for Black Friday deals to buy the most exciting toys this Christmas season.

In addition, every year there are the toys that are the “must haves” for the season.

One highly anticipated item will be the “Sesame Street Let’s Rock Elmo.” A constant favorite for children, the Elmo doll can play instruments and sing six different songs. For kids 18 months to 3-years-old, the $60 Elmo can recognize when children play the accompanying Let’s Rock microphone, guitar and keyboard instruments.

According to Kourtney Eidam and Karen Snyder Duke of, the “Toddler Fantasy Castle Blocks” are a great gift for toddlers.

“Who says blocks have to be boring? Your kid can use the different shapes and patterns for endless building fun,” said Eidam and Snyder. “Bonus: The set is beautiful enough to display in your living room.”

Angry Bird gamers for iPhone can now watch children enjoy the same game. The “Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game,” for children 5-years-old and up is available for $17.

Christina Cheddar-Berk from said: “The object is to get revenge on the pigs for stealing the birds’ eggs by destroying the structures where the pigs are hiding. Mission cards tell you how to build the structure. Then you load the Angry Birds onto the launcher and fire away. Up to four players can join in the game.”

Yet another iPhone transplant, the “I Am T-Pain Mic” by Jakks Pacific allows kids to sing like the Hip-Hop artist T-Pain. With a $39.99 price tag, the auto-tune themed microphone features three original beats, 3 minutes of recording time and MP3 input.

For parents looking for a gift that’s is more attractive to an active and older child, the Nerf Vortex by Hasbro would be a more suitable stocking stuffer. Made for children ages 8-years-old and up, the play guns are a safe bet with its foam disks and accurate shooting distance. With a selection of four different models, prices will range from $14 to $50.

Other hot toys that will be in high demand this holiday season will be:

My Keepon at $50
Hot Wheel Wall Tracks Starter Set at $30
Lite Sprites at $15 to $50
Bogo at $90

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