Ages: 5 and up
Movie crossovers into the toy world have long been a fixture of the holidays, but the proliferation of smartphones has inspired a set of toys modeled around perhaps the most celebrated app of all time: Angry Birds.
Mattel's Angry Birds Knock on Wood game allows players to build and destroy their own pig fortresses using a collection of birds modeled on the original game.
"There is some of that app-to-toy transfer going on," Byrne says.
If you think these toys might be a winner for the kid on your list, you may want to act fast, Brill says. "It's already selling out at smaller toy stores," she says.