Fake pets at top of annual 'Hot Toy List' from Toys 'R' Us

Posted at 11:09 AM, Sep 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-17 12:09:27-04

The “Fabulous 15” toys on this year’s holiday gift shopping list from Toys "R" Us has a little bit of a theme — animals.

One of the lower-priced "Hot Toy List" items is the Little Live Pets Bird Cage with 2 Birds. The toy retails for $29.99 and is said to offer a realistic pet bird experience with sounds and lifelike play.

What it means to parents and guardians? No mess, no food costs — and the ability to switch it off.

Other animal items on the list include the FurReal Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walkin’ Pup, another pet substitute. The toy is priced at just less than $60 and has a leash controller.

The Fabulous 15:

Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile

Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack

Imaginext 2-in-1 Supernova Battle Rover

LEGO Fusion Town Master

LeapFrog LeapTV Active Video Game System

Little Live Pets Bird Cage with 2 Birds

Hot Wheels Street Hawk R/C Flying Car

Onyz Zoomer Dino with Tin Storage Case

Mutant Mania Mutant Masher

Max Tow Truck

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stretch ’N’ Shout Leonardo

Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa

Transformers Stomp & Chomp Grimlock

Charmazing Color Me Up! Heart Collection

FurReal Friends Get Up and GoGo My Walkin’ Pup

There are more than 35 items on the "Hot Toy List," which is available online.