7 hot toys for the holidays

Some of this year's coolest toys are from small toymakers. Here are seven hot toys that just might be the smash-hit of the holiday 2012 season.

Perplexus Twist

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  • Company: PlaSmart
  • Location: Ottawa
  • Price: $29.99
  • Age: 6 and up

Perplexus Twist is a three-dimensional brainteaser -- a transparent sphere that contains a complicated obstacle course that will challenge kids for hours.

The aim of the game is to maneuver a small marble through the maze from start to finish. Perplexus Twist is the fourth version of the toy, and has an added level of difficulty.

"There's a fourth dimension that requires a player to twist the two halves of the sphere to realign the tracks to escape traps, decoys, and cliffhangers," said Andrew Wagar, who also represents PlaSmart.

  @CNNMoney - Last updated November 19 2012 11:38 AM ET