Best toys of the year


It's the first time ever the magazine has given out an award for best toys.

"We took our toy testing to a new extreme," said Todd Kent, Good Housekeeping Institute.

The Good Housekeeping Institute tested 51 toys over a three day period. Kids came in, played with them and the Institute monitored the toys for safety and durability.

"This toy might look really familiar to you. It's a remote control Wall-E and the kids can program a certain command, and he'll follow it, or they can just use the remote to drive him around the living room," said Kent.

Favorites for little kids included the Melody Express Musical Train from Learning Resources, it sells for $43. Kids over five can mold extraterrestrials with the Hasbro Martial Matter Alien Maker Spaceship; it retails for $18.

"Our kids really liked the Zero Gravity Micro, it's a remote controlled car. You turn it on. It has suction underneath, which lets the kids drive it up and down the wall," said Todd Kent, Good Housekeeping Institute.

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