What are the popular/hot toys this year? My kids just aren't asking for anything all that popular. I think the Wii U is a big item, but it's too spendy for us this year. Ian put a list together of smaller things. The thing he's asking for the most is a Skylanders Starter Pack for Xbox. Lucy asked for a doll house, so that was easy enough. Last year, the LeapPad was huge, but I'm just not noticing anything that would be considered a hot toy this year.