There’s a light snow falling down on Montreal right now and while I was skimming through trending searches and top news stories I couldn’t stop thinking about what sort of presents were awaiting me on Keithmas Night. Sure, Debra Messing is getting a divorce and Snooki is being sued for 7 million dollars, but who really cares about all that anyhow? We’re 6 days away from Keithmas and only 4 days away from that other holiday everyone seems so excited about, the only thing worth thinking about right now is toys.

I remember some pretty awesome toys from childhood, the two best toys that were not video game related were my Voltron and my Devastator.  Technically it was my brother’s Devastator, but he was 6 years older than me and had outgrown it. It was MINE. Who would win in a fight? Who knows. It varied from day to day in my 8 year old self’s battlefield. Sure I had other toys, but they would never win in a fight. I mean, what chance did Luke Skywalker or a NinjaTurtle have with two giant combining robots stomping around?

No chance. No chance in hell.

So, what do kids have today that measures up? I don’t have kids so I have no idea. But I intend to find out… REBOOT!

Nope, didn’t work. Maybe some day, some way, I’ll be transported back to Mainframe. It’ll be like I never left. So for the sake of this article I’m ignoring video games. They’re too easy. Video games have been the “must have” holiday items for the past 100 years or so. They’re basically no brainers on the top of almost any kids wish list. Today I’m looking at 2011’s “must have” toys. Not video games. Video games aren’t toys. To make this list I really only had one source ( so I have no way of knowing if these are actually hot items or not. Whatever. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…