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Top Toys for Christmas 2017

Top Toys for Christmas 2017 – Top 20 Toys for Christmas Holiday Season

Every kid across the globe expects to find nothing short of the best, trending Christmas toys tucked underneath the Christmas tree this year. Like any other products, toys continuously go through reinventions. The leading toy makers keep churning out new items making it a challenging gift shopping process for every parent out there. We have done the groundwork for you and come up with a selected list of some of the trending, must-have Christmas toys.

It isn’t too early to start working on your Christmas gifts list, and this list of top toys for Christmas 2017 should get you started.

  1. Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Star Wars Episode 8 is one of the highly anticipated films of 2017. Let your child create their own memories and scenes inspired by the movie with the Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit. The kit comes bundled up with everything your child needs to create the Droid including stickers, batteries, and extra accessories.

Kids can assemble the droid on their own. It also encourages creativity with the Droid’s reconfiguration capability. Kids can rebuild it in new ways and customize it using the provided stickers as well as household objects. The Droid inventor app enables your child to teach the Droid new skills including self-navigation and head spins.

  1. Fingerlings – Interactive Baby Monkey

Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey

There isn’t a more cute and loving pet than the Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey. The baby monkey pet toy grabs onto your finger or can hang on its tail, and monkey around as you would expect. Your little finger pet responds to motion, touch, and sound by turning its head, blinking its eyes, and making some silly monkey noises. Blow your Fingerling a kiss, and she will offer you a kiss back. Pat the monkey to sleep or make some noises and watch them get excited.

There are several Fingerlings to adapt in various colors including white, turquoise, black, blue, pink, and purple. Best still, clapping your hands twice gets your Fingerlings belting out in song.

  1. Fisher – Price Teach ‘n Tag Movi

Fisher-Price Teach n Tag Movi

The Fisher – Price Teach n’ Tag Movi is what you need to get your child moving and learning at the same time. Movi provides 3 play methods including Following Directions, Movements & Motions, and Critical Thinking. The bot also comes with a 360-degree mobility capability.  Movi also changes its facial expressions during play and can make over 60 different faces.

The robot encourages preschoolers to get moving and exercise their minds as well. The robot asks questions, prompts the child to follow directions, or makes silly faces on the dance floor!

  1. Teddy Ruxpin

Teddy Ruxpin - Top Toys for Christmas 2017

Everyone loves Teddy Ruxpin, and he is back better than ever. With advanced features including LCD eyes and more than 40 animations; this is a teddy both your kids, and you will love! The new teddy has an animatronic mouth with the ability to sync to his speech.

Kids can control songs and the story with the help of touch sensors. Kids can also choose between two play modes either with the free App or without it. Three stories come with Teddy Ruxpin, and you can travel with him anywhere you go.

  1. Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart by LeapFrog

Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart - Top Toys for Christmas 2017

Create tasty-looking ice cream combinations with the LeapFrog Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart. Your little one gets three toppings, and four ice cream scoops to work with. The learning part comes in when they count up to ten with the cart. Activate the counting by pressing the coin or syrup pump buttons.

Kids also practice on memory building and enhance their sequencing skills with Scoop & Learn. Toddlers can build their gross motor skills by pushing the cart around and dancing to the upbeat music played.

  1. Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

Paw Patrol always comes to the rescue for every parent looking Christmas gifts packed with endless fun. Their latest installment takes the fun to the sea, with a Sea Patroller that converts to a land vehicle. A moveable crane complete with an attachable cage is included to lift Ryder to higher heights.

The Sea Patroller transforms into a land vehicle with flashing lights and sounds. A life saver launcher allows pups to rescue anyone in distress. The Patroller comes with 3 LR44 button batteries, one large vehicle, a small vehicle, 2 figures, two lifesavers, and a detachable anchor.

  1. FurReal Roarin Tyler the Playful Tiger

FurReal Roarin Tyler the Playful Tiger - Top Toys for Christmas 2017

Let your child hang with the big cats by getting them the FurReal Roarin’ Playful Tiger. This friendly tiger roars back when your kid makes sounds or roars at him. The pet cat can respond to more than 100 combinations of motion and sound.

The exotic, fun-loving pet comes accompanied with a play toy. The tiger bows when playfully roars and has moveable back legs, soft fur, and is very huggable.

  1. Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio

Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio

Every kid likes play-doh, and they will love the Touch Shape to Life Studio because it brings their creations to life! Through the virtual world, kids can unlock unique worlds and personalities with the character stamper creations. The possibilities are endless with enhancements available from scanning other Play-Doh creations.

Your child can save the creations and continue playing with them later. The set features a Shape to Life studio, 7 Play-Doh cans, 5 digital character stampers, 15 cutters, 5 digital action stampers, 4 tools, and instructions.

  1. Hatchimals Nursery Playset

Hatchimals Nursery Playset

Making it to the list of must-have Christmas toys is the Hatchimals Nursery Playset. The set features an exclusive Hatchimal collectible, and 35 display and play places making up their whimsical HatchiHome. The Hatchimal goes in the Hatching Tree where it pops out with a cracked egg.

The HatchiHome features spinning cribs, shower, a slide, swings, and so much more magical fun. The set does not need batteries to power it. Collect other Hatchimals to increase the fun.

  1. furReal Makers Proto Max

furReal Makers Proto Max

Kids love puppies, and they will absolutely love a Robo pup! The FurReal Makers Proto Max allows kids to create and code an ultimate puppy. With the help of a downloadable app and coding play, your child creates an emotional connection with the pup.

The set features a simple 8-piece build and comes unassembled with a furReal Makers guide. The app includes over 400 sounds and over 100 eye animations allowing your child to customize the pup as they please.

  1. Oonies S1 Starter Pack

Oonies S1 Starter Pack

The Oonies S1 Starter Pack is what your little one needs to start creating air filled magical balls of fun. The kit features Oonies pellets and an inflator. Place a pellet inside the inflator and watch it magically transform into an Oonie!

The Oonies stick to each other without the need for glue or water. The pack has enough pellets to create 3 Oonies designs. Bring some friends in on the fun to come up with endless designs and amazing Oonie creatures.

12 VTech Kidizoom DX2 Smartwatch

VTech Kidizoom DX2 Smartwatch

For the kid who is just about ready to own a smartphone, get them the VTech Kidizoon DX2 Smartwatch. The Kidizoom features two cameras with video recording and selfie support. Transfer videos and photos to a computer using the included Micro-USB cable. The Kidizoom smartwatch is the best way to teach your child how to tell time. It comes with 55 analog and digital customizable clock faces.

Kidizoom also comes packed with a new augmented reality Monster Catcher game allowing your little one to capture monsters in the real world! The smartwatch also comes with a pedometer and motion sensor supporting ongoing play challenges. Kidizoom connects to Learning Lodge to download extra content including seasonal clock faces and games.

  1. Meccano M.A.X

Meccano M.A.X

You can’t go wrong with robots as Christmas gifts, and the Meccano-Erector M.A.X Interactive Toy is the ideal gift! The 12″ tall artificially intelligent robot supports customizable programming. M.A.X also has inbuilt infrared sensors to navigate surfaces and sense obstacles.

M.A.X comes with 332 parts, a rechargeable Ni-MH 1800mAh battery, a wall mount charger, 2 hand tools, an instruction sheet, a sticker sheet, 1 M.A.X brain module, and other helpful tools. The S.T.E.M robotics toy is the perfect gift for upcoming visionaries, engineers, and builders.

  1. Air Hogs Robo Trax

Air Hogs Robo Trax

The Air Hogs Robo Trax is built to take over the roads. It’s an all-terrain tank that can conquer the sand, rocks, grass, and gravel. Best yet, Air Hogs transforms into a standing robot at the push of a button. The all-terrain robot features 2 missile bays, self-balancing technology, and 6 missiles.

Air Hogs Robo supports a 100-foot range with a 2.4 GHz frequency range. Charge it via USB and its controller uses 3 triple A batteries.

  1. Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game

Roller Coaster Challenge

Logic meets building packaged in the Roller Coaster challenge. The single player game features four play levels starting from Easy to Super Hard. The set comes with one game board, 39 tracks, 2 tunnels, 40 mind challenge cards with solutions, 36 posts, and one roller coaster car.

Build an actual coaster car and watch it glide down the tracks. The game provides hours of endless coaster building fun for the whole family.

  1. Nerf Nitro Flash Fury Chaos

Nerf Nitro Flash Fury Chaos

The Nerf Nitro set is designed for kids who love some car blasting overdrive action. Create astonishing stunts with foam cars firing out of blasters with the Nerf performance and power. The Nerf Nitro Flash Fury Chaos set features 2 pop-up targets, 6 obstacles, and a long-jump ramp.

The blaster can fire three cars at a go without having to reload. Set up obstacles and targets in different ways to show off your targetting skills while unleashing triple-car chaos.

  1. Sphero BB-9E-Enabled Droid

Sphero BB-9E-Enabled Droid

The Sphero BB-9E-Enabled Droid is yet another excellent toy from the selection of Star Wars inspired Christmas gifts. The Astro mech droid from the First Order features authentic movement whether on patrol or cruising around! Explore the Star Wars galaxy through the Holographic simulation with the Droid trainer and app. BB-9E can interact with other Sphero Droids through the Star Wars App.

Explore the Star Wars galaxy through the Holographic simulation with the Droid trainer and app. BB-9E can interact with other Sphero Droids through the Star Wars App.

  1. Simon Optix Game

Simon Optix Game

The iconic Simon game gets an upgrade through a wearable headset. The memory game keeps its basic premise requiring you to watch the lights, memorize the colors, and repeat the pattern.

Play the Optix Game solo or bring some friends with their headsets in on the fun through Sync Mode. The set features an adjustable Simon Optix headset and instructions.

  1. LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building Kit

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101

You won’t go wrong with Legos as Christmas toys, and the LEGO Boost Creative ToolBox Building Kit is what you should get your kids this Christmas. The kit comes with 840 lego pieces, interactive motor, color and distance sensor, and a lego move hub. The move hub uses the Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology, and it also comes with two encoded motors, light, activation button, and internal tilt sensor.

When fully assembled, Vernier the robot towers a little over ten inches tall and the guitar measures over one inch high, 16 inches long, and 5 inches wide. Use the Lego app’s intuitive coding interface to bring creations to life.

  1. Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con

Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con

Take your gaming with you wherever you want and play with whomever you want with the handheld Nintendo Switch. Rest the Nintendo on the dock at home to connect it to your TV for gameplay with family and friends. Lift it from the dock to transform it into a handheld mobile device for on-the-go gaming.

The Joy-Con allows multiplayer fun by just flipping the stand and sharing the screen. The Joy-Con can support up to 8 Nintendo Switch systems for some endless multiplayer fun.

One thing is for sure; you now have a list of top 20 Christmas gifts options for your kids, nephews, nieces, or younger siblings. Better still; keep this list handy for the upcoming birthdays, bar mitzvahs, and other special occasions that call for a gift. With this selected list of top toys for Christmas 2017, you are guaranteed to light up some faces this Christmas.

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Top 15 Toys for Christmas 2016

Christmas and toys are almost synonymous, in the sense that you almost can’t have one without the other. As Christmas draws nearer, kids across the globe are anticipating unwrapping their 2016 Christmas gifts. One thing is for sure; shopping for Christmas toys will be a breeze this year with our list of top toys for Christmas 2016.

  1. Ozobot Evo Starter Pack

Coding is an important part of STEM learning and you can help your kids learn coding by getting them the Ozobot Evo Starter Pack.

Ozobot Evo Starter Pack

Evo teaches children how to code using paper, markers and color language. The pack includes a 9-piece puzzle maze, an Ozobot Evo, 4 markers, an Evo Skin, USB cable and a Carrying Pouch. Pairing Evo with a smart device app enables kids to control and program its movements, sounds and lights via the OzoBlockly Website.

Color: Titanium Black & Crystal White

The Ozobot can also pair with others and enable chat with other Ozobots on a global scale via OzoChat messaging. Ozobot will teach your kids critical thinking, problem solving and introduce them to computer science.

  1. Little Tikes Light ‘n Go – 3-in-1 Activity Walker

Who said that toddlers and pre-walking babies shouldn’t get gifts this Christmas? Well the Little Tikes Light ‘n Go 3-in-1 Activity Walker is what they need this Christmas to get them up and walking.

Little Tikes Light 'n Go - 3-in-1 Activity Walker

The jungle-themed walker features colorful lights that fall on the ground and encourage your baby to follow them, and before you know it they are walking all around the house. The foldable walker also functions as an activity table/panel, which encourages Play while sitting fun.

This is an activity packed walker that your child will grow up with enjoying the 70+ games offered, even well after they have learnt to walk.

  1. VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure

For that treasure hunt lover, get them the VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure set.

VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure

Your child will love watching the motorized train chugging its way through the 30 track pieces featuring hills and tunnels. The tracks also have 9 SmartPoints and when the train passes over them fun phrases, sound effects and music plays.

The train runs on three AAA batteries. The set’s gold mine allows your child to mine for gold and it features rotating gears, a crane and mine shafts. For an enhanced experience and to bring out your child’s creativity, also get the Smart tracks Animals and Smart Wheels that are sold separately.

  1. Dreamworks Trolls DJ Suki Talkin’ Troll

If your kids haven’t watched Trolls, start by getting them the Dreamworks movie and chances are they will fall in love with DJ Suki.

Dreamworks Trolls DJ Suki Talkin' Troll

The Dreamworks Talkin’ Troll Doll makes sound effects and comes with a comb accessory allowing your child to tame its wild hair. Squeezing its tummy makes her make noises and says phrases from the movie as well as record scratching sounds. It features embroidery details, making it a perfect cuddling doll as well.

Standing at 14 inches tall and with plush hair, this doll would make a great addition to your child’s Trolls collection. It is ideal for kids aged 4 and up.

  1. Paw Patrol – Paw Terrain Vehicle

Have a pet lover at home and don’t know what to get them this Christmas? The Paw Patrol – Paw Terrain Vehicle is the perfect Christmas gift for that animal lover.

Paw Patrol - Paw Terrain Vehicle

The set comes with 1 vehicle, an animal carrier, 1 tent, a Baby Panther, a Gasoline Tank, 1 Parrot, Ryder Figure and 3 LR44 batteries. The mission is to go on a rescue mission and save the Baby Panther. With Ryder in the vehicle and Matteo the Parrot on the roof, nothing can stand in the way of making radical rescues. And no rescue job is too small or too big for the Paw Patrol!

Allow your child to use their creativity and rescue more pets by getting them all the Paw Patrol Jungle Rescue vehicles and pets, which are sold separately.

  1. My Little Pony Guardians of Harmony Spike the Dragon

Let your child command their own troupe of guardians by getting them the My Little Pony Guardians of Harmony Spike the Dragon this Christmas.

My Little Pony Guardians of Harmony Spike the Dragon

You get a 13-inch Spike Dragon figure, a little dragon and 2 removable armors, three fireball projectiles, a badge accessory and an instructions manual.  Spike the Dragon roars, his eyes can light up launches fireball projectiles and he even makes stomping noises. With the flick of a button, located on Spikes tummy, he comes to life and performs loads of dragon action.

Spike is powered by three AAA batteries, which are included with the package. For more Pony fun, get your kid other Pony Guardians of Harmony figures sold separately. Kids will love recreating scenes from the movie with Spike the Dragon. This set is ideal for kids’ aged 4 and up.

  1. Magformers Standard Set (62-pieces)

Let your child learn how to create shapes and even come up with their own customized shapes with the Magformers Standard 62-Piece Set.

Magformers Standard Set (62-pieces)

The set includes 12 pentagons, 20 triangles and 30 Square Neodymium magnetic pieces. The plastic ABS magnetic pieces are designed to conform to EN71, CE and ASTM. They are compatible with other Magformers accessories and shapes for added fun.

Allow your child’s imagination to run wild with this creative fun shapes puzzle set. The package included a Magformers booklet with ideas included such as Icosahedron and Rhombicuboctahedron amongst other shapes.

  1. Feisty Pets: Sweet-to-Scary Stuffed Animals

Who doesn’t love stuffed animals? They are cuddly and cute, but if you are looking for one with a scary twist then the Feisty Pets: Sweet-to-Scary Stuffed Animals are what you need.

Feisty Pets: Sweet-to-Scary Stuffed Animals

Cuddly stuffed toys are the best, but sometimes you simply want one that is both cute and tough. That is precisely what you get with the Feisty Pets available in Dog, Cat, Bear, Monkey, Bunny, Polar Bear, Panda, Black Cat, Santa Bear, Pink Cat, Guinea Pig, Blue Dog, Lion and Unicorn.

Everyone will enjoy these 8.5” stuffed toys, which offer a great opportunity to play a few pranks around the house.

  1. Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Playset Standard Packaging

Boys love cars but give them toy cars complete with tracks and that’s simply heaven. Get the Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Standard Playset and for the boys in your life.

Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Playset Standard Packaging

This is Hot Wheel’s biggest garage yet and it comes packed with mega action. The set features a gas station, a gnawing shark, Fire Station and a tune-up shop. The set also comes with 36 parking slots as well as play space for tons of fun adventures.

The set is compatible with diverse Hot Wheels sets, sold separately, which you can also get to enhance the fun.

  1. My Mini Mixie Q’s Playset

Kids love fun parks and you have the chance of getting it all in the palm of their hands by getting them the My Mini Mixie Q Playset.

My Mini Mixie Q's Playset

The set comes packaged in a cute box with posters and miniature play sets found inside the box. The play sets come with mini figures that can have their outfits and hair easily swapped to customize their looks.

Get the Apartment, Aquarium, Camping, Park, Ranch and Vacation mini rooms/play sets that are all sold separately for enhanced fun. The great thing about the park is that it folds up into a cute little cube. The play sets also fit together and make it easy to form a perfect mini world.

  1. Virtual Explorer Space Expedition 4-in-1 VR

If your kids love planetarium shows, you can bring the star gazing action to your home with the Virtual Explorer Space Expedition 4-in-1 VR.

Virtual Explorer Space Expedition 4-in-1 VR

The package includes a Star Planetarium, an Activity Guide, nine 3D Interactive Models and Virtual Reality (VR) Goggles. The tabletop Star Planetarium projects f stars on walls at the touch of a button. The VR goggles work with the Virtual Reality app allowing you to go on an incredible 360-degree space journey.

Scanning the 3D Interactive Models, including images of spacecrafts and planets, brings them to life at the palm of your hands. The Activity Guide is packed with fun facts about constellations and space expeditions.

  1. Be Amazing Toys My Super Big Bag Of Science +70 activities

Science is fun especially when it merges with play. Why not get your kids excited about science with the Be Amazing Toys My Super Big Bag of Science activities set?

Be Amazing Toys My Super Big Bag Of Science +100 activities

The set is great for STEM learning and it features more than 100 fun life science, Earth science and physical science activities. The package also comes with 4 colored booklets, 5 test tubes, bar Magnet, teaching materials, and test tubes, Petri dishes, Garbled Marbles, Filter Paper and Newton Beads amongst others.

Your kids with love the Gravity-Defying Goo, which is created using Gravity Goo powder and a small amount of water. The set will also have your kids creating 30-foot soda geysers using the accompanying geyser tubes, make insta-Snow and use ‘body charge’ to light up Energy Sticks.

  1. WowWee Lumi Gaming Drone Toy

Have your kids learn how to use drone technology with the WowWee Lumi Gaming Drone Toy.

WowWee Lumi Gaming Drone Toy

Lumi connects to Smart devices and offering app-based games. It works using the EZ flight technology that allows drone stabilization with awesome tricks performed. The ‘Follow Me’ option allows Lumi to follow each and every move you make.

Lumi can be programed to perform special choreographies with music. The Quad copter is powered using a Lithium Polymer battery that is included with the package and an AAA battery for the pod that isn’t included with the battery.

  1. Speak Out Game

Can you speak with your mouth full? This isn’t encouraged at the dinner table, but as a play activity Speak Out is what you need to see if you can literally speak out.

Speak Out Game

The package comes with 5 mouthpieces, an hourglass timer, 200 double-sided cards and an instructions manual. This is one of those games that the whole family will enjoy taking part in. It is simple, place the mouthpiece in your mouth and try saying the sentences written on the cards with your new ridiculous sound.

The set is ideal for kids aged 16 and above, and for added fun play it with 4 or 5 players.

  1. National Geographic PRO Series Metal Detector

Who doesn’t want to go on a treasure hunt? Most kids do and the National Geographic PRO Series Metal Detector is what they need to get started.

National Geographic PRO Series Metal Detector

The Metal Detector features 3 detecting modes with 4 sensitivity levels and locate mode to enable you to differentiate between treasures from trash. Weighing in at only 2.3 pounds it is highly portable and easy to travel with. The detector is also collapsible to 22 inches and features a 10” water-resistant detection coil.

It offers an opportunity to learn more about metal detectors and how they function. An instructions manual is included with tips on how to use the detector. The detector comes with a 2-year warranty and National Geographic’s satisfaction guarantee.  This is a gift that both kids and adults will enjoy.

With this list of top toys for the Christmas season, you’ll notice that most don’t come with an age limit. Who said that only kids love Christmas toys? This Christmas gifts list will give you ideas about what to get your little ones as well as what to get those grown ups in your life who love toys.

One of the useful things about this list is that it transcends seasons and makes for a perfect gift ideas list for any occasion. You can best that this list sorts out birthday and anniversary gifts, as well as gifts for just about any occasion you might think of.

With any of these selections neatly wrapped and stored underneath the Christmas tree; you are guaranteed to spark wide-grinned smiles this Christmas.

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