The Toy Insider, the leading holiday gift guide for toys and gifts, announces its list of the HOT 20 toys for the holidays. This year’s list features My Magical Wand Cinderella, Monster High’s High School, and the Batman Bat-Pod, among many others, providing gift-givers with the inside scoop on the best toys and gifts for this holiday season.

The HOT 20 is the kick-off section of the Toy Insider holiday gift guide, which will appear in the November issue of Womans Day magazine, as well as . Now in its seventh year, this year’s Toy Insider guide is the biggest ever, filled with a list of 116 toys and gifts from more than 80 manufacturers. The Toy Insider offers toy and gift ideas for all ages and both genders, broken down by age group (0-2 years old, 3-5 years old, 6-8 years old and 9+ years old) with an in-depth description of the developmental needs and interests for each specific age group. A unique toy skill key provides consumers even greater convenience to help them pick not only the hottest toy, but also the right toy for the special child in their lives.

In addition to Laurie Schacht, the panel of toy experts includes Jonathan Samet, Publisher of The Toy Book, the leading trade publication in the toy industry, Jackie Breyer, Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book and Reyne Rice, a leading toy trend expert.

This years HOT 20 are:

0-2 Years
Bright Starts Having a Ball 5-in-1 Sports Zone – Kids II
Cruise & Groove Ballapalooza – Fisher-Price
Lil’ Princess 3 Story Enchanted Castle – Mega Brands
Rocktivity Sit to Stand Music Skool – Playskool

3-5 Years
Batman the Dark Knight Rises U-Command Bat-Pod – Thinkway Toys
Chuggington Die-Cast Railway Wilson’s Wild Ride – TOMY
Doc McStuffins Time for Your CheckUp Doll – Just Play
LeapPad 2 – LeapFrog
My Magical Wand Cinderella – Tollytots
Power Rangers Deluxe Megazord – Samurai Gigazord – Bandai

6-8 Years
HEXBUG Warriors Battle Stadium – Innovation First International
Kurio7 – Techno Source, a division of LF Products
La Dee Da Dolls – Spin Master
Lego Friends Heartlake Stables – Lego Systems
Monster High High School – Mattel
Skylanders Giants – Activision

Air Hogs Battle Tracker – Spin Master
Wii U GamePad – Nintendo
Words with Friends Luxe – Hasbro
Y Fliker – Yvolution