Toy Test, Part 2 (Age 6)

By: Kiley Yarbrough
By: Kiley Yarbrough

Knoxville (WVLT) - It's not always easy to pick that perfect toy for your child, but some students at the Episcopal School of Knoxville think they know which toys are the winners this season.

WVLT Volunteer TV's Kiley Yarbrough brings you part two of the 2006 Toy Test.

This is what you get when you take about 20 first graders and give them a chance to test the newest toys out this season.

"it's really fun," says first grader Baker Benfield.

"It's cool," adds Zachary Fathy.

The kids immediately took to Fisher Price's I Can Play Piano. It turns standard sheet music into a video game when you attach the toy to your TV or the keyboard can be used for take-along play. The price tag? About 80 dollars.

VTech's Write And Learn Spellboard Advanced was also popular. And good news moms and dads, it's educational, encouraging fundamental writing and spelling skills. You'll find this on store shelves for about $40.

And when asked what their favorite toy was. There was an overwhelming response for one particular item.

"That monster thingy," says Zachary.
"Mmm..that one," Alex Schrubb agrees with his co-testers.

They may not even know what it is called, but there is no doubt "the Matchbox Mega Rig Snow Monster Mission is a hit among the boys.

And when it comes to the girls it is a safe bet to buy a doll.

For about $35, your little girl can truly be the stylist with Barbie's Fashion Fever Grow 'N Style Styling Head.

"We like to dress up the girl," says toy tester Lauren Wise.

And the girl is Polly Pocket. The Pollyworld Rockin Theme Park brings shopping, music and thrilling rides together. The playset includes one doll and many Quik-Clik fashions and accessories.

"I really like the Polly Pocket," says Charlotte Rogers.

It runs about fourty bucks.

And after an hour at play, some of Mrs. Shelley's first graders are just so overwhelmed with all the choices, it's tough for them to make clear just what will top their wish lists.

Typical responses you would expect from any six year old child

And just a reminder, the Polly Pocket game set in our Toy Test is not part of the recall. The ones being recalled were sold before September of this year.

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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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