11th Annual Holiday HOT DOZEN Toy List Released Today

The Most Widely Read and Quoted Toy List for the Last Decade Now Available for 2009

FunFare Magazine Selects the Top Dozen Holiday Toys, Tested By Kids, Families and Industry Experts

NEW YORK--()--FunFare Magazine, the leading consumer publication geared toward the best in toys, games and fun products for kids and families, today unveiled their Annual HOT DOZEN list for this coming Holiday season.

"As a parent, it's important to identify what products are the best for your kids. There are so many choices today, so we give parents a go-to guide for finding the items we know their kids will love," said Gareb Shamus, publisher.

Below is the Holiday HOT DOZEN, selected by independent experts and parents and tested by children. The full list is also available at www.FunFareNow.com.

FUNFARE’S 2009 HOLIDAY HOT DOZEN:

   

7n1 Maxus Drago Bakugan, Ages 5+, $39.99, Spin Master

Crayon Town, Ages 3+, $9.99+, Wild Planet

Disney Netpal, Ages 6+, $349.99, Disney Consumer Products/ASUS

Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewelry Factory, Ages 8+, $29.99, Jakks Pacific

Nanovor Nanoscope, Ages 7+, $49.99, Smith & Tinker

Princess and the Frog "Just One Kiss" Tiana, Ages 3+, $24.99, Mattel

Printies Design Studio, Ages 6+, $19.99, Techno Source

Scene It? Twilight Deluxe Edition, Ages 13+, $29.99, Screenlife Games

Star Wars Battle of Endor, Ages 9+, $99.99, Lego

Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank, Ages 4+, $99.99, Hasbro

Zhu Zhu Pets, Ages 3+, $7.99, Cepia LLC

Zippity Learning System, Ages 3+, $79.99, LeapFrog

 

The Holiday HOT DOZEN is the longest running consumer holiday hot list. The Holiday HOT DOZEN as published by Gareb Shamus is the most widely read and quoted holiday toy list designed for consumers for the last decade.

The complete list of premier holiday products compiled by FunFare staff and kid experts will debut LIVE at the Big Apple Comic Con at New York City’s Pier 94 (55thStreet @ 12th Avenue) in front of press and tens of thousands of consumers on October 16-18, 2009. Members of the press and general public will have the opportunity to interact with the toys, including the full Holiday HOT DOZEN list.

Download the Annual Holiday Hot Dozen list with photos and product descriptions now at www.FunFareNow.com

About Wizard Entertainment:

Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Wizard Entertainment publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare and FunFare, and numerous books about pop-culture's top talent, comic books and toys. Gareb produces Big Apple Comic Con at Pier 94 October 16-18, Anaheim Comic Con at the Anaheim Convention Center, April 16-18, 2010, Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con at the Philadelphia Convention Center June 11-13, 2010, Chicago Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 12-15, 2010 and Toronto Comic Con, dates TBD.

Contacts

For interviews with publisher Gareb Shamus
or additional information:
Wizard Entertainment
April Wiggins, 212-938-3482
Marketing Manager
awiggins@wizardent.com

Contacts

For interviews with publisher Gareb Shamus
or additional information:
Wizard Entertainment
April Wiggins, 212-938-3482
Marketing Manager
awiggins@wizardent.com