10 Hottest Toys of the 2018 Holiday Season Released


The biggest toy sellers (Target, Walmart and Amazon) just announced their picks for the hottest toys of the year. These toys will probably top your kids’ wish lists for the 2018 holiday season.

According to Blackfriday.com, these are the toys to seek out now before they sell out.

1. WowWee Fingerlings HUGS


WowWee Fingerlings HUGSFingerlings, the animatronic, interactive baby monkeys were popular last year, too. This year, the must-have model will be the larger HUGS version, according to Walmart’s, Target’s and Amazon’s toy lists.

This monkey has long arms that will embrace you in a hug. As you interact with the monkey, it will react with noises and movements. There are seemingly infinite commands that produce reactions, such as giggles and kisses.

2. L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise!


L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise!

L.O.L. Surprise toys come in many forms, from boxes to balls, and contain various collectible toys. The latest version, which is included on both Target’s and Amazon’s toy lists will contain exclusive dolls and accessories, from 60+ possibilities.

3. Hatchimals



For yet another year, Hatchimals (the eggs that hatch an animatronic surprise pet) have made it onto the toy lists. Stay tuned for a special announcement on Oct. 5 that will reveal a new Hatchimal product.

4. furReal critters (Munchin’ Rex, Rock-A-Too and more)


furReal critters (Munchin’ Rex, Rock-A-Too and more)These animatronic pets interact with you. Feed them “treats,” give them bottles and just watch them move around and make noises in response to various stimuli. Amazon and Target include various furReal critters on their toy lists.

5. Sesame Street Playskool Friends Let’s Dance Elmo


Sesame Street Playskool Friends Let’s Dance ElmoElmo is no stranger to Top Toys lists. This year’s most in-demand Elmo toy (according to both Target and Amazon) will be a singing and dancing version. Made for toddlers, Elmo has three musical recordings about colors and animals, which he grooves to along with color-changing lights.

6. Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic Rex


Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic RexThis toy, which is included in Walmart’s and Target’s toy lists, is practically the size of your toddler. Your kid can use the controls on this dinosaur to chomp on the accessories it comes with and engage its light-up eyes. It also comes with a Power Pad that launches a vehicle into action.

Jurassic Park toys are generally a hot commodity this year, with various branded dino toys and LEGO sets on retailers’ lists this year.

7. Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall LEGO Building Kit


Hogwarts Great Hall LEGO Building KitHarry Potter merchandise is still going strong, and this 878-piece set tops Amazon’s toy list. Build a replica of Hogwarts’ Great Hall, complete with house banners and a movable staircase. The set includes 10 mini figurines of Harry Potter characters.

A bit complicated, this toy is recommended for young witches and wizards between 9 and 14.

8. Barbie DreamHouse


Barbie DreamHouseIf you’re feeling nostalgic and want to buy your child something you also remember playing with, the 3-foot-tall, 4-foot-wide Barbie DreamHouse is practically a mansion and is included in both Walmart’s and Target’s toy lists. It incorporates lights and sounds (tea kettles, oven timers) for an interactive play experience, as well as an elevator.

9. PJMasks Play Set


PJMasks Play SetRecreate the adventures of your child’s favorite nocturnal heroes. Amazon’s and Walmart’s toy lists include play sets from PJMasks, including the Headquarters set and Romeo’s Lab. Supplement your kid’s gift haul with additional figures and vehicles (sold separately).

10. Really Rad Robots Mibro R/C Robot


Really Rad Robots Mibro RC RobotWalmart’s and Target’s lists both include this toy, which is remote-controlled. Your child can use the robot’s tray to transport objects and even set him to listening mode to spy with a built-in microphone.