10 Must-have Toys for 2012

Anything Monster High
Monster High Ghouls Rule Dolls ┬ęGareth Cattermole/Getty Images

If you don't know what Monster High is, you must not be around kids much. Monster High is the imaginary high school attended by the kids of famous monsters, including Dracula's daughter Draculaura; Frankie Stein, the daughter of, you guessed it, Frankenstein; and the like. The idea behind the hot product line is to, "be yourself, be unique, be a monster" [source: Mattel].

While the top sellers are the Monster High dolls such as sisters Nefera de Nile and Operetta, don't overlook the accessories which include a black-and-pink roadster, a create-a-monster design lab and the high school itself.