20 Predicted 'It' Toys Kids Are Going to Be Begging for This Holiday Season

Ashley Austrew | Sep 4, 2018 Big Kid
20 Predicted 'It' Toys Kids Are Going to Be Begging for This Holiday Season
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It may seem too early to start thinking about holiday shopping, but trust us on this one: it's really never too early. Whether we like it or not, the holidays are on their way and that means it's time for the kids to start working on those wish lists. Luckily, there's a way for parents to get ahead of the game and start scoping out must-have items long before Black Friday. Amazon just released its annual list of the 100 hottest toys predicted to be the "it" gifts for kids during the 2018 holiday season. The list features best-sellers, exciting new favorites, and yet-to-be-released finds that kids are going to go wild for this year.

Is it a little early for holiday gift hunting? Maybe. But getting started early has its advantages. For one, nothing is sold out yet. There will be no rushing on fruitless trips to the big box stores or getting sad "out of stock" notifications online when browsing these finds. Plus, figuring out the hottest toys of the season gives parents plenty of time to plan and save so they can be sure to nab the things their kids are really wanting.

This year, the hot toys include some newbies from L.O.L. Surprise, fantastic Star Wars and Harry Potter finds, fun games, and a host of interactive toys that include everything from furry pets to dinosaurs to robots. The awesome toys and games on this list also include fun finds for all ages and prices ranges so parents can be sure they snag something their kids will truly love. Click through to get an early jump on that holiday planning and check out the "it" toys we can all expect to find on every kid's holiday wish list this year.

  • Furreal Munchin' Rex Dinosaur Pet

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    Kids will love discovering the 35+ sound and motion combinations this little Dino is capable of making. He can beg for his caveman cookie, say “yuck” to his broccoli, and even hop!

    furReal Munchin’ Rex ($50, Amazon)

  • Don't Step In It: Unicorn Edition

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    This original version of this poo-themed board game had families giggling last year. Now it’s back and better than ever with rainbow unicorn poop!

    Don’t Step In It: Unicorn Edition ($20, Amazon)

  • Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck

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    This toy fire truck blows the other ones out of the water! It comes equipped with a 2-foot-tall extendable ladder, a mini fire cart, lights and sounds, and a Marshall figurine to help little Paw Patrol fans get in on the action.

    Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Firetruck ($60, Amazon)

  • Think & Learn Rocktopus

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    This Fisher-Price toddler toy comes with 15 different musical instrument sound pieces and can play five different music styles. Kids can mix and match the sound pieces in the octopus's tentacles to make their own music!

    Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus ($60, Amazon)

  • L.O.L. Surprise: Bigger Surprise

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    Remember last year's L.O.L. Surprise ball? Well, there's a new twist this year that features 60 never-before-seen surprise toys for kids to unwrap and unbox! The details are under wraps but the new surprise comes out September 25.

    L.OL. Surprise! Bigger Surprise! ($90, Amazon)

  • Veterinarian Kit

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    This 24-piece set is a twist on the classic doctor kit. It includes two stuffed animal “patients” and everything budding veterinarians need to make house calls to their favorite furry friends.

    Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Vet Set ($30, Amazon)

  • Harry Potter Build-A-Wand Coding Kit

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    Kids ages 6 and up can use this incredible kit to engineer a "magic" wand that actually responds to their movements! The wand works with a free app to walk kids through 70 creative, Harry Potter-themed challenges that help them learn to code while having a ton of fun.

    Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit ($100, Amazon)

  • Pomsies

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    These little creatures use light-up eyes and sounds to tell kids when they're hungry, tired, or cold. It also has special touch sensors so it reacts with over 50 sounds to being touched, loved, and hugged on.

    Pomsies Patches Plush Interactive Toys ($15, Amazon)

  • Fingerlings Untamed 'Jail Break' Set

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    The Fingerlings T-Rex and Raptor toys join forces in this fun jail break set. The dinosaurs react to sound, motion, and touch and bust out of the cage when kids pull the lever.

    WowWee Fingerlings Untamed Jail Break Playset ($40, Amazon)

  • Claw Machine Playset

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    This working claw machine comes with six surprises in refillable eggs and has lights, music, and classic arcade sounds. Bonus: No quarters required.

    Moj Moj Original Claw Machine Playset ($50, Amazon)

  • Hero Inventor Kit

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    Kids can become their favorite Marvel Avenger by building and designing their own superhero arm piece that works with the Avengers Hero Inventor App. On the app, kids can find instructional videos and fun challenges to take their hero powers to the next level!

    Little Bits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit ($150, Amazon)

  • Little Live Scruff-A-Luvs Puppy

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    These pets are a play on rescue animals. They arrive as little puff balls of matted fur, but once kids bathe them, dry them, and brush them, they transform into a lovable pet. The line includes puppies, kittens, and bunnies.

    Little Live Scruff-A-Luvs ($20, Amazon)

  • Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track

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    This crash track lets kids test their skills at boosting and crashing cars. The kit comes with one Hot Wheels car and was named one of Amazon's top toys of 2018.

    Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Kit ($49, Amazon)

  • Lego Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit

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    This 878-piece Lego set comes with 10 mini figures of beloved Harry Potter characters. It's intended for kids ages 9 to 14 and is compatible with other Lego sets so kids can let their imaginations run wild.

    Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit ($100, Amazon)

  • Barbie Care Clinic

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    Move over, Barbie Dream House. This care clinic is the latest in Barbie accessories and takes Dr. Barbie on grand adventures to help sick patients. The van folds out into a fully functional exam room, equipped for pretend checkups and emergencies.

    Barbie Care Clinic Vehicle ($53, Amazon)

  • Osmo Genius Kit

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    This kit transforms an iPad into an interactive learning tool for kids ages 5-12. Activities focus on spelling, math, visual thinking, problem-solving, and creative drawing skills.

    Osmo Genius Kit ($100, Amazon)

  • Star Wars FurReal Chewbacca

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    This 16-inch-tall Chewbacca robot has 100+ sound and motion combinations. He can laugh and speak Wookie, and he's even able to make different facial expressions.

    Star Wars FurReal Ultimate Copilot Chewie Interactive ($130, Amazon)

  • Baby Alive Potty Dance

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    This isn't the Baby Alive of yesterday. This little doll can talk, blink, drink water, pee in the potty, and do her own potty dance. It's a great gift for the kid who loves to play house.

    Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby ($49, Amazon)

  • Ozobot Coding Robot

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    This is a pocket-sized bot that helps kids learn early STEM skills starting at age 6. The toy comes assembled and follows commands written by kids with paper and markers, so the learning and play are screen-free.

    Ozobot Bit Coding Robot ($60, Amazon)

  • L.O.L. Surprise House

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    Wondering where to store all those L.O.L. Surprise dolls? This 3-foot-tall wooden dollhouse is the place, and it comes with 85 more special surprises, according to the description on Amazon. It also has a working elevator, lights, and sounds.

    L.O.L. Surprise House! ($200, Amazon)

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