It's not all about expensive gadgets and gizmos this holiday season. Some of the hot toys this year are from small toy makers.
CNN Money has compiled a list of the "8 must-have holiday toys" for 2013.
The first is the Illumivor Mecha-Pede, which is priced at $39.99 and recommended for ages 6 and up. The 18-inch, slithering robotic animal has 28 animated legs and blinking LED eyes and light effects.
The second is the Sky Viper Quad Copter, which is $69.99 and for children 12 and up. The Sky Viper is the latest flying machine from Skyrocket Toys and can hover, flip in midair and race up to 15 miles per hour.
Talking, dancing Minions from Thinkway Toys are also high on this year's list, priced at $39.99 each and are for ages 4 and up. The toy minions have animated heads and eyes and speak dozens of words.