Manufacturer: Spin Master
Ages: 6 and up
Price: Starting at $6.99
Based on the popular cartoon, Redakai cards will be a popular option for elementary and middle school kids this year, Byrne says.
"You can be in (the game) for $6.99," he says. "It'll probably grow, and it'll build over time. If a kid gets something and they like it, Mom and Dad can invest more."
Byrne says the cards remind him of another trading-card game that became a hot property a few years back.
"We used to joke about Pokemon cards being the $2,000 purchase made $2.99 at a time," Byrne says. "It satisfies the need to give a gift, to give them something that's hot and not break the bank."