22 Hot Toys That Are on Every Kid's Wish List This Year
Additional reporting Alessia Santoro
Even though it seems far away, it's smart to get ahead of all your holiday shopping this year. So instead of scrambling last minute, start planning. Oftentimes newly released products can be the first to sell out, but don't let that get you down this season. We shopped some of the newest products out there and made a list of what every kid wants right now. From Star Wars Lego sets to the fun Play-Doh ovens, there are so many choices that you can swoop up before it's too late. Check out our top picks that your kids are going to love.
Lego Architecture Arc de Triomphe
This realistic Lego Architecture Arc de Triomphe ($40) has 386 pieces and is a part of history.
Zoomer Show Pony
This Zoomer Show Pony with Sounds and Movement ($80) parades, plays, signs, makes noises, and interacts with your child with emotive eyes and by performing.
Playskool Friends Sesame Street Tickle Me Elmo
Eleven years after he was first introduced, Tickle Me Elmo will be back in time for the holidays. Softer and with more points of activation than ever before, this new Playskool Friends Sesame Street Tickle Me Elmo ($25) has four levels of laughter and now comes with an off button so he won't scare parents in the middle of the night.
Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Dancing Figure
Standing at 11 1/2 inches tall — the size of his onscreen character — this Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot ($30) has eyes that light up as he dances to three programmed songs. The toy also features a listening mode where he dances to kids' music.
Little Live Pets Cuddles My Dream Kitten
This Little Live Pets Cuddles My Dream Kitten ($55) is the cat version of last year's popular Snuggles puppies.
Disney Tangled the Series Rapunzel
All Rapunzel dolls tied to the new series come with at least nine inches of hair, like this Disney Tangled the Series Rapunzel ($13) that has a bendable braid that is strong enough to hold Rapunzel from the branch of a tree.
Tuck Me In Quilt
This absolutely darling Tuck Me In Quilt ($100) features four little sleeping bag sections for your kiddo's stuffed animals, so that everyone can go to sleep together. This limited-edition quilt includes all four stuffed animals pictured, and the box it all comes in turns into a little bed.
Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally
Nerf is expanding beyond blasters and into race cars with this Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally ($50). Each set comes with a blaster, soft, Nerf foam cars, and obstacles the cars will hit. Simply load the car into the blaster and watch as they shoot out across the floor. The blasters are equipped with a safety mechanism that prevents them from shooting out cars unless the device is on the ground.
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush & Drawing Pad
Part of the mess-free Color Wonder line, this Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush & Drawing Pad ($20) set comes with gel-like paints, which only work on the special Color Wonder papers, and will be in stores in July.
Lego Star Wars Y-Wing Microfighter
This 90-piece set of Lego Star Wars Y-Wing Microfighter ($8, originally $10) is the ultimate Star Wars fan's dream.
FurReal Friends Roarin' Tyler
Ever want to cuddle with a baby tiger? You will after meeting the adorable FurReal Friends Roarin' Tyler ($117). He purrs, opens and closes his mouth, plays with his squeaky toy, and even responds when you roar at him. He just may be the cutest "pet" your kids have ever had! Roarin' Tyler will be available in Fall 2017.
Go! Go! Smart Friends Shimmering Seashell Castle Playset
This VTech Go! Go! Smart Friends Shimmering Seashell Castle ($40) with lights, slides, gears, reversible rooms, magic interaction points for mermaid figures, and sounds is going to create hours of play for your little one.