FamilyFun's 2013 Toy of the Year Awards

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3D Cityscape

3D Cityscape

Richard Carpenter

When assembled, this 41-piece set, a satisfying mash-up of building toy and jigsaw puzzle, forms a display-worthy model city just waiting to be explored by toy cars. Alex Toys, $21.95, Ages 3 To 7

Blingles Bling Studio

Blingles Bling Studio

Richard Carpenter

Wholly self-contained (less mess!), this studio is a big improvement over the as-seen-on-TV sets. More than 300 sticker jewels can be placed on the adhesive strips to create cute designs, then kids can stick those decorations on just about anything and, according to our testers, everything. Moose Toys, $19.99, Ages 6 And Up

Cloud Matchmaker

Cloud Matchmaker

Richard Carpenter

This rainy-day game is a little like Pictionary for nonreaders. While one player uses a white plastic chain to copy a cloud shape, others scan a set of cards to find the lookalike swirl. Hape/Beleduc, $19.99, Ages 4 To 9

Color-In Metallic Tattoos

Color-In Metallic Tattoos

Richard Carpenter

Temporary tattoos just got a little cooler (and a little less temporary) with this creative kit. Ink artists use the six colored markers to customize 38 long-lasting transfers. One 8-year-old tester thought he was hot stuff heading off to camp with his shoulder and leg art, and his mom says she'll never buy ordinary press-on tattoos again. Creativity For Kids, $15, Ages 6 And Up

Expedition Dino

Expedition Dino

Richard Carpenter

A cardboard dinosaur is embedded in a stack of boulder blocks in this clever excavation game. There's a hammer and chisel to knock out a block bone side up -- just don't knock over the dino! Haba, $36, Ages 5 To 8

Fashion Forms

Fashion Forms

Richard Carpenter

Tweens don't have to be fans of Project Runway to appreciate this paper fashion kit. Use the pattern pieces (boatneck bodice, A-line skirt, ball gown) to create designs from the 20 sheets of patterned paper, then add ribbons and spangles for make-it-work looks. Klutz, $24.99, Ages 8 And Up

Feather Fashions

Feather Fashions

Richard Carpenter

Fancy feathers are all the rage for stylish hair, and this kit comes with everything needed to make at least 12 chic accessories, including hair clips, headbands, ponytail holders, feathers, fabric flowers, and jewels. Creativity For Kids, $20, Ages 7 And Up

Flying Super Grover 2.0

Flying Super Grover 2.0

Richard Carpenter

Super-cute, super-furry Super Grover doesn't miss a thing as he zips overhead, powered by little hands. Special sensors help him add sound effects: whooshing wind, birdsong, truck horns. It all makes for a fantastic flight of fancy for Sesame Street fans. Playskool, $29.99, Ages 3 To 6

Friends Heartlake Stables 3189

Friends Heartlake Stables 3189

Richard Carpenter

Equine enthusiasts and building buffs alike adored this 416-piece playset. Testers saddled the two horses to take on the jumping rails, then awarded tiny ribbons to each. After feeding and grooming the mares, the Lego ladies retreated to the hayloft hangout. Lego, $49.99, Ages 7 And Up

Henry Haba-Strong's Armor

Henry Haba-Strong?s Armor

Richard Carpenter

A knight is only as good as his armor, and our brave testers judged this padded fabric breastplate far superior to knavish plastic costumes. It's handsomely detailed and comfortable even during battles with dragons. The top add-on accessory was the mace, a plush spiked ball and chain. "My son slept with his," reports one sire. Additional pieces, including helmet, shield, sword, and lance, sold separately. Haba, $33, Ages 3 To 6

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