FamilyFun's 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

The reports are in from dozens of homes across the country, where more than 300 toys were put to the test. Kids rolled trucks through mud, took dolls camping, transformed yarn into cute crafts, and challenged each other to board games. The results? The Top Ten Toys of the Year, as well as 20 other winners. Play on!

The Top 10 Toys of the Year

#1 Zoomer

FamilyFuns 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

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He sits. He stays. He barks, rolls over, and plays dead. He even (ahem) lifts his leg. This lovable robotic pup got top honors from our testers for doing just about everything a real dog does, right down to requiring a bit of training to follow commands. Expressive LED eyes and realistic body movements -- Zoomer puts his whole back end into wagging his tail -- make this spotted wonder nothing short of fetching. zoomerpup.com, $99.99, Ages 5 and up

#2 John Deere Monster Treads Radio Control Tractor

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This revved-up tractor careens over anything in its path, when it's not backing up, popping wheelies, or spinning in circles, all on supersized, bouncy wheels. According to one tester, the vehicle takes on "carpet, grass, mud, and water and still runs like new!" johndeeregifts.com, $99.99, Ages 6 and up

#3 Hot Wheels Carcade

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Testers adored this fast and furious game, where players send race cars around a pinball machine-like speedway. The goal (and the fun): crashing vehicles through lit-up targets, up a ramp and into a hoop, all while trying to score major points in 60 seconds. Drivers, start your engines ... 1 or 2 players, mattel.com, $79.99, Ages 5 and up

#4 FurReal Friends Cuddles

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Meet Cuddles, an animatronic plush playmate who won lots of hugs from testers. Programmed with more than 100 different responses, she squeals and blinks, swivels and sighs, and drinks from a banana bottle. Even her burps and snores are adorable. But to really hear her "hoo-hoo-ha-ha!," tickle her belly or swing her fast by the arms or legs. hasbro.com, $79.99, Ages 4 to 10

#5 Battroborg

FamilyFuns 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

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Remember the You-Knocked-My-Block-Off boxing robots? This modern take on that idea battled its way to the top of our testers' picks. Using the handheld, Wii remote-style controllers, players punch their arms in the air and see the same movement played out by the mini 'bots. As players try to get the robots to land punches, the LOL action can get so frenetic that the fighters end up on the ropes. But with practice, our testers learned to master the moves. walmart.com, $79.99, Ages 6 and up

#6 Air-Stream Machines

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Science and play intersect in this "Wow!"-packed kit, themed around the power of air. Learn about mass, airflow, and pressure through the construction of ten air-powered gadgets, including a hovercraft (pictured), basketball launcher, and batting machine. tkkits.com, $69.95, Ages 8 and up

#7 R.V. Seeing You Camper

FamilyFuns 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

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Featuring a comfy, foldaway bed and cozy kitchenette, the easy-rolling, 20-inch-tall camper for the Our Generation line of dolls is a real trip. One tester mom marveled that the camper was big enough for all four of her kids (under the age of 6!) to play with at the same time. target.com, $59.99, Ages 3 to 10

#8 B-Daman Crossfire Break Bomber Battlefield

FamilyFuns 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

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In this rapid-fire game, a companion to the anime TV series, opponents face off with humanoid launchers and send marbles flying, trying to be the first to blast three red bricks into enemy territory. 2 players, hasbro.com, $29.99, Ages 6 and up

#9 Pom-Pom Puppies

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It doesn't get much cuter than a Chihuahua made out of pom-poms. That is, until you see the dozen other poufy canines kids can fashion from this DIY yarn kit. klutz.com, $19.99, Ages 8 and up

#10 2-in-1 Shop & Cook

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Kids can go from shopper to chef with this clever combo. Fill up the grocery cart with play food, then flip down the sides to cook the feast. Both incarnations make dinner prep deliciously entertaining with sing-along music and interactive learning prompts. vtechkids.com, $49.99, Ages 3 to 5

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