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LEGO Alien Conquest and Ninjago Lines

(From LEGO, for children age 8 years and older. Approximate retail price: $3.49 to $119.99)

Two new themes from the LEGO brand: The story behind Ninjago of building sets involves four young ninjas who must master the art of Spinjitzu, one of the lost martial arts. This theme combines traditional LEGO themes with an exciting new social gaming experience that mirrors the art of ninja. As the story goes with Alien Conquest, aliens have invaded the earth, and it's up to earthlings to defend themselves. Alien Invasion comes to life in a new way with this collection of models and building sets.

Cepia Zhu-Fari and Xia Xia Lines

(From Cepia, for children age 4 and older. Approximate retail price: $9.99 to $19.99)

Zhu-Fari expands the "Zhu-niverse" of popular Zhu Zhu pet hamsters with all new animal friends like elephants and giraffes. Xia Xia (pronounced "sha-sha") are colorful and collectible robotic hermit crabs. The Xia Xia pets have all the appeal of a real animal with lots of cool play additions, such as dancing, singing, and encouraging children to create an imaginary world all around them.


(From Spin Master, for children age 6 years and older. Approximate retail price, $5.99 to $19.99)

Redakai is a new collectible trading card game that utilizes Blast 3D technology, which means the cards contain 3D and animation effects that players can see without wearing special glasses. The cards are also partially transparent.

Tonka XT Ricochet Stunt Pro RC Vehicle

(From Hasbro, for children age 8 years and up. Approximate retail value, $79.99)

A remote-control led that allows children to save up to three of their greatest stunts and perform them again anytime, anywhere. Push the record button on the controller to save your trick to the controller's memory.

Spy Gear Capture Cam

(From Wild Planet, for children age 8 years and up. Approximate retail value, $24.99)

The Capture Cam is a great toy because it's a working camera. Children will like being pretend spies, able to sneakily take pictures to see if a younger sibling or mom is messing with their stuff. Uploading the pictures is easy, and children can add several effects to the photos.

Air Hogs RC HyperActives

(From Spin Master, for children age 12 years and older. Approximate retail value, $49.99)

One of the newest remote control toys in the Air Hogs line is HyperActives -- miniature stunt cars that right themselves when they roll over.

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