Let the games begin: Toys R Us and Walmart (WMT) have unveiled their hot holiday toy lists, sending the message to shoppers that the Christmas selling season has officially begun.
Expect to see more top-toy lists from retailers such as Target (TGT) and Amazon (AMZN) trickle in over the next few weeks. (On Wednesday, Kohl's (KSS) debuted its list.)
But for now, here are a dozen of the toys Walmart and Toys R Us, the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 toy chains, respectively, hope will fly off their shelves this holiday season.
But will any toys be hot enough to save toymakers? One analyst has downgraded the stocks of some of the biggest names in the game. Read more: • Analyst Downgrades Leading Toy Stocks -- Bah, Humbug!