Since the countdown to Christmas seems to start earlier every year, retailers like Toys R Us and Target have already released their lists of what will be the most popular toys of the season. If you paid more than retail for last year's Hatchimal, you'll want to snag these hot items before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday rush.
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No surprise, this toy is back at the top of your kids’ most-wanted list for the second year in a row. This year, you can buy a Hatchimal with two creatures in the same egg. You can also grab Colleggtibles, an egg carton filled with 10 eggs and two figures. $69.99, age 5+.
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If your kids have seen the countless commercials for this, they’ve probably already asked you for one of these tiny robotic monkeys which wrap around their finger, make sounds and react to motion and touch. $15, age 5+. Follow us in December for a chance to win a pair for your kid!
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This ‘80s throwback has returned with more animatronics, LCD eyes, touch sensors and modes that include reading and singing along. This snuggly little guy will not only please your kids, but give you a sense of nostalgia each time you see him. $100, age 2+. We’ll be giving one away in December so be sure to check back for details.
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This new Nintendo system lets kids go handheld or power a home gaming system with two new Joy-con controllers. We're hooked on Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind and 1-2-Switch, if you want to get a game or two to go with it. $300, age 3+.
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Make their dreams come true with this three-story Shopkins mall. Your kids’ Shoppies can spend time with friends, eat and of course, shop. The set features a Fashion Boutique, Beauty Parlor, Food Court, Smart-Phone Cinema and a VIP card checkout. $80, ages 6+. We’re giving away a Shoppies Mall in December so check back soon for more details.
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Equipped with flashing lights, sounds and a detachable anchor, this rescue vehicle is the paw-fect present for mini Patrol fans. $54, age 3+.
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With Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming out this December, your kids will be jumping at the chance to build their own droid out of electronic blocks. Once built, droids can be paired with a companion app and used to complete missions. $100, age 8+.
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Your small fans will go nuts for this 22-inch-tall, four-story home with seven rooms. The house features lights and sounds, figures of Peppa Pig, George and Zoe Zebra and 13 accessories. $60, ages 3+.
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Take the plunge and gift a unique puzzle this Christmas. This three dimensional puzzle has 216 pieces that form an awesome princess castle. $70, age 3+.
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Watch their eyes light up when they see this multi-system track set. With three levels of play, ten Sodor locations and three engines (Cranky, Harold and Owen), your mini conductors will be bursting with excitement. $100, ages 3+.
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Your little LEGO fans will love recreating scenes from their new favorite movie with this set. The kit includes The Green Ninja, Wu, Garmadon and Charlie. $40, age 3+.
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Future coders can use this kit to jumpstart their skills by practicing sequencing, problem-solving and logical thinking. With 175 pixel tiles and 20 challenge cards, there’s plenty to entertain and test your smarties. $29, age 4+.
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Say goodbye to the lemonade stand and usher in a new age with this ice cream counter. Your cuties can run their own parlor using eight different ice cream scoops, three toppings, three cones and more. $40, ages 2-5.
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Watch the cars speed down the highway on the biggest raised track set in Cars toys history. Wow your kiddos (and yourself!) with a motorized booster that will keep the cars in continuous motion. $69, ages 4-8.
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Whether you slip these into their stocking or slide a few under the tree, these collectibles will delight your kids. Unwrap layers of surprises, including a message, stickers, a bottle, shoes, outfits, accessories and of course, a doll. Kids can feed or bathe the doll with water to reveal a surprise water feature. $10, ages 4+.
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Let them step into the spotlight with this karaoke machine, which features a multicolored LED light show. Connect it to your TV so they can sing along to their favorite JoJo lyrics, or sync it to any Bluetooth device and take the show on the road. $70, ages 6+.
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Santa’s not the only one checking off his list. Grab favorite BattleBots Minotaur and Tombstone from the BattleBots TV show, which have 345 snap-together pieces and teach STEM-based problem-solving skills. $40, ages 8+.
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Watch her face light up as she unwraps the Barbie Dream Horse, which reacts to touch and sound and features more than 30 realistic reactions. The horse can walk forward, turn 360 degrees and neigh when you play. Her new favorite doll can ride in style with a saddle and reins. She can also feed her new horse carrots and brush her long mane. $90, ages 3+.
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Looking for a gift that’s different from the rest? This toy lets kids control holograms while they play, learn and explore the holographic cube. Using an app, kids can view the cube through a smart device camera, which merges virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality. $15, ages 10+.