Which toys are kids clamoring for this holiday season?
Though there's no single hot toy emerging for 2015 so far, the U.S. toy industry is expected to have its strongest year in over a decade, with anything robotic expected to help drive holiday sales. The growth is being fueled by the increasing popularity of toys based on Hollywood blockbuster films such as "Star Wars" and better technology that allows toys to do things like talk back to children including life-like robotic pets and remote controlled toys.
Here's a look at what's on the list.
First up: A Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo from Fisher-Price is displayed at the TTPM Holiday Showcase in New York City. Press BeatBo's tummy or any of the buttons on his feet to activate fun songs. Parents or the baby can record a phrase that can be remixed into a song for language and communication skills. $39.99.
Black Series Kylo Ren Force FX Lightsaber
The Black Series Kylo Ren Force FX Lightsaber by Hasbro: toy weapon makes light and sound effects. Jim Silver, CEO of Toys, Tots, Pets & More, demonstrates the lightsaber at the TTPM Holiday Showcase in New York City.
BladeBuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber
BladeBuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber set from Hasbro: system allows kids to customize weapons.
The Force Awaken's BB-8 Droid
The Force Awaken's BB-8 Droid by Sphero: remote-controlled robot that connects to an app. It changes expression and even perks up when given voice commands.
Star Wars Millennium Falcon RC Quad
Star Wars Millennium Falcon RC Quad by Spin Master: remote-controlled version of the iconic ship.
Little Live Pets CleverKeet
Little Live Pets CleverKeet from Moose Toys: interactive, singing and talking bird. He responds to voice.
Imaginext Ultra T-Rex
Imaginext Ultra T-Rex from Mattel's Fisher-Price: robotic dinosaur that has sound effects, walks, stands and fires projectiles.
Smart Toy Bear
Smart Toy Bear from Mattel's Fisher-Price: plush bear that connects to an app and customizes based on the child's preferences.
StarLily My Magical Unicorn
FurReal Friends StarLily My Magical Unicorn from Hasbro: robotic unicorn with a horn that lights up. Also can spread and flutter her wings. It connects to an app.
Nerf Rival from Hasbro: latest blaster under Nerf that has a trigger lock and high-impact rounds.
$49.99 (1200 blaster) $24.99 (700 blaster)
Remote Control Hulk Smash XPV
Marvel Avengers XPV Remote Control Hulk Smash Vehicle from Jakks-Pacific: remote-controlled Hulk that smashes, flips and does wheelies.
Anki Overdrive robotic car set
Anki Overdrive robotic car set: radio-controlled car set that works with an android or iPhone device.
Pie Face from Hasbro: Kids put whipped cream or a wet sponge on the "hand" of the game and start turning the handle. It could go off any minute -- and splat.
Paw Patroller from Spin Master: toy truck inspired from Nickelodeon's animated series "Paw Patrol" features a working elevator, a functional Command Center inside and sound effects.
Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
Kidizoom Smartwatch DX from VTech: smartwatch for kids that can take pictures and videos.
List compiled by the Associated Press