Toy Test, Part 1 (Seven - Preteen)

By: Kiley Yarbrough
By: Kiley Yarbrough

Knoxville (WVLT) - Over the years, the WVLT Toy Test stories have become your one stop get ready to shop segments.

In Part One of this year's Toy Test with toys ranging in price from $15 to $120.

Volunteer TV's Kiley Yarbrough shows us which toys you can bet will bring cheer to those on your list, ages seven to preteen.

Usually inside this classroom, there is a learning process of reading writing and arithmetic. But on this day, the students in Miss Byrd's 4th grade class are learning about which toys they'll include on their Christmas wish lists.

"I like this toy test a lot," says fourth grader Sarah King.

"There are some toys I wanted to try, I tried them now I know what I want," After a trial run with about 20 different toys out this season, nine year old William Tackett says Tyco's Nsect Radio Control Vehicle tops his list.

The children line up for the chance to play with any of the three radio control toys including Tyco's R.C. Airblade and WooWee's RoboReptile, toys that will cost you from 80 to 120 dollars.

Looking for something a little less pricey? Board games priced around $35 like the Scene It? Nickelodeon game keeps the kids entertained. And Hasbro's Twister DVD Dance Game has both girls and boys on their feet.

"You can pick where you want to be you can be on the beach or at a club," explains fourth grader Madison Burgess.

If your child prefers something more relaxed, the girls really enjoy creativity for kids flower fantasies which cost about 15 bucks.

From arts and crafts to remote control toys, there is fierce competition on this playing field. Another top scoring toy, the ESPN Play By Play.

"Hello this is Madison Burgess and this is SportsCenter."

The Mattel toy that put the kids in the middle of the action will run you about one hundred dollars.

So whether it's a big purchase or a small gift, veteran toy tester Caroline Ward says the WVLT Toy Test helps make the packages she opens a successful match.

"I liked playing with all the toys because last year I got to do it and I got some of the toys for Christmas last year and it was a lot of fun," says Caroline Ward.

So here's wishing you success with your selections as you begin filling those Christmas wishes.

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Manufacturer



Toy



Age



Price



Fisher-Price



T.M.X. style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  Elmo



18M+



$39.99



Fisher-Price



Turbo
Tail Tigger



18m+



$24.99



Fisher-Price



Sesame
Work Bench



18m+



$49.99



Fisher-Price



Sesame
Giggle Tool Belt



18m-4y



$19.99



Hasbro



Dora the
Explorer ABC Game



3+



$9.99



Fisher-Price



Dora's
Talking Cash Register



3+



$39.99



Mattel



Barbie in
the 12 Dancing Princess



3+



$54.99



Mattel



Little
Mommy Play All Day Activity Center



3+



$49.99



Mattel



Little
Mommy Toddler Doll



3+



$34.99



Mattel



Superman
Returns Inflato Suit



3+



$21.99



Mattel



Polly
Pocket Theme Park



4+



$39.99



Mattel



Matchbox
Mega Rig Snow Monster Mission



4+



$44.99



Fisher-Price



I Can
Play Piano



4-8y



$79.99



Mattel



Fashion
Fever Grow & Style Head



5+



$34.99



Vtech



Write and
Learn Spellboard Advanced



6+



$39.99



Mattel



My Scene class=SpellE>Fab Faces Kennedy



6+



$19.99



Hasbro



Twister
Dance



8+



$34.99



RealLiveSports



ESPN Play
by Play



8+



$99.95



Wowwee



Roboreptile



8+



$120.00



Mattel



Scene It
Nickelodeon DVD Game



8+



$34.99



Mattel



Tyco
N.S.E.C.T. Radio Control Vehicle



8+



$99.99



Mattel



Tyco R.C.
Airbalde



8+



$79.99



Creativity
for Kids



Flower
Fantasies



9+



$13.99



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