Here's a look at some of the hot holiday toys over the past few decades.
Tablets For kids who will make the transition from play tablets to real ones, a flood of options hit the market in 2012. Apple, which released the iPad mini on Nov. 2, sold 3 million units over the weekend. From Amazon's Kindle Fire to Google's Nexus 7, shoppers have a range of reading devices to pick from this holiday season. It remains to be seen which one flies off the shelves. Julie Jacobson/Isaac Brekken/AP Buy Photo