I know we are still in October but darn if this time of year just slips through your fingers right? I don’t want to rush past fall for sure but considering we are only 10 weeks away from Christmas, I thought it might be nice to put together a list of some of the top toys for the holiday season.
These are just predictions of what is going to be popular and I don’t have the Black Friday ads quite yet so you may find some additions as we get closer to Christmas. Last year, Target released the Black Friday ad preview on 11/9 and had a handful of early deals available so it never hurts to start planning ahead.
I went ahead and noted the retail price on these toys but that is not necessarily the best price we will see. Most if not all of these should go on sale so keep checking in and see if you get lucky.
Ready? Here goes:
FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger- Retail Price: $129
This is very cute. The Tiger responds to sounds, plays with his toy, is soft and looks so real. I have seen this one as low as $83 so far this season.
Paw Patrol, My Size Lookout Tower- Retail Price: $99
Two and a half feet tall with interactive lights and sounds plus a rotating periscope at the top.
Shopkins Drive Thru Diner- Retail Price: $19.99
I might add this to my own list this year, it looks really cute! Go for a spin in the rotating Drive-Thru! Ride up the elevator or grab a meal on the go or pull up a tray at the parking bay! The Cutie Cars are bigger than standard Shopkins.
Fingerlings- Retail Price: $15
Please note there are monkeys and a super adorable unicorn that appears to be exclusive to Toys R Us. These little things chatter and make kissing noises and are meant to curl around a finger or spoon or pencil…
The prices will likely fluctuate all over on these so it doesn’t hurt to just keep checking back. They are currently out of stock at several retailers so buying early might be a great idea.
Teddy Ruxpin: Retail Price: $99
Wow! Teddy Ruxpin is back and better than ever. He reads, sings and tells stories. His eyes and mouth are interactive to give him lots of personality.
Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit: Retail Price: $99
Kids can build their own custom Droid. There is an app that goes along with the kit that allows children to also customize special skills like spins, navigation and more.
Fisher Price Imaginex Batman Batbox: Retail Price: $109
This thing looks really cool. It is over 2 feet tall, has a voice changer to make you sound like Batman, punching fists, projectile launchers and more..
Crayola Magic Scene Creator: Retail Price: $20
This is an interactive drawing kit that comes with adhesive graphics that will come to life. Your child can use the included markers to embellish the graphics or create background scenes.
Fisher Price Zoom n Crawl Monster: Retail Price: $34.99
This looks so cute! Baby can fill the monsters mouth and watch the balls spin or watch the balls pop out so baby can crawl and collect them.
Hatchimals: Retail Price: $69
These Hatchimals were crazy last year. This year they are back as twins. Once the hatchimals hatch they say I love you, play together and tell jokes.
Hearth & Hand Dollhouse: Retail Price: $129
This dollhouse is from the new collection coming to Target from Chip and Joanna Gaines. The collection will be available on 11/5/17 by clicking here online or in stores.
Supposedly this line will change seasonally so there is a chance this dollhouse will be available year round but personally I wouldn’t chance it. I plan to do all my Hearth & Hand purchases as soon as it is live online.
Star Wars Star Destroyer: Retail Price: $159
Very cool and super detailed Lego set- this destroyer includes 5 minifigures, a working elevator and more.
Doc McStuffins All in One Baby Nursery: Retail Price: $79
A little all in one center to care for baby dolls. Includes a light and sound stethoscope, light and sound play laptop plus more little play accessories a Doctor might need.
Moonlite Story Projector: Retail Price: $39.99
This is kind of a cool concept. I am a huge proponent of reading aloud with children and this really brings the stories to life in a magical way. There is a projector that you purchase that attaches to the back of your phone. You insert the slide for that particular book and read the story as usual. The slides will rotate onto the ceiling or wall to display each illustration of the book. The app will have little sound effects that make the entire thing more fun. It looks like each book will cost about $7.99 (or less if on sale) once you make the initial investment to buy the projector.