Psst, Santa, Kids Want Tech, Not Toys

iPhones, iPads trump traditional wishes
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Suggested by theblogismine
Posted Oct 27, 2010 3:00 PM CDT
Psst, Santa, Kids Want Tech, Not Toys
Santa might be shopping at the Apple store this year.   (AP)

Forget Barbie and GI Joe—Christmas lists these days are much more likely to be topped by an iPhone or iPad, the Telegraph reports. The iPhone 4, iPod Touch, and iPad were the top three most desired toys, according to the latest Duracell Toy Report. The report, ironically enough, features few actual toys—only an action figure of Buzz Lightyear as he appears in Toy Story 3 really counts.

Buzz is surrounded by Apple products, the PlayStation Move, and Xbox Kinect (Sony and Microsoft's Wii-clones), the Flip video camera and a LEGO Harry Potter video game. Interestingly, two other elements on the top 10 blend toy and gadget. The Barbie Video Girl has a Flip camera inside, and the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters contain serious tech.
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