These Toys for Kids Are Flying Off the Shelves

You'll wish you could play with these toys without the kids!

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From Hatchimal lovers to SpongeBob fans, there's a toy in here for everyone! There are so many new toy trends this year, and we're here to help you get the latest and greatest ones! Check out our top picks for the hottest toys for kids.

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Just Play Skyla Unicorn Surprise Stuffed Plush
amazon.com
$59.99

Best Unicorn Toy 

This unicorn surprise plush is named Skyla, and she's a modern update to a classic toy. Open the velcro on the Skyla's tummy to reveal five baby unicorns. What a magical surprise!

More: These Are the Stocking Stuffers Every Kid Wants for Christmas 2018

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Anki Cozmo
amazon.com
$179.99

Best Robot

Bring a new member of the family home! This updated Anki Cozmo robot is packed with enough personality to keep the entire family entertained with fun games and spunky reactions. The coolest part? Your kid will be able to learn about coding while playing with the little guy, too.

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Polly Pocket Hidden in Plain Sight Dance Par-taay Case
amazon.com
$17.99

Best Retro Toy

This Polly Pocket toy opens up to reveal a multilevel dance party. The set includes a dance floor, a buffet, a DJ booth, a stage, a limo, a metallic disco entryway, and more! Oh, and here's a secret: Give the chocolate cake a turn to make the glittery dance floor spin.

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Prextex Dinosaur Volcano House
Prextex amazon.com
$47.75

Best Plush Toy

This simple plush set includes a volcano house and five dinos ready to roar. Just zip the dinosaurs inside of the volcano for easy storage and carrying. The plush set is super portable, so it's ideal to take on the road.

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L.O.L. Surprise! Pass The Surprise Game
amazon.com
$12.99

Best Collectible 

It's no surprise that LOL Surprise toys are still highly coveted and selling out fast. This new electronic mystery passing game will provide hours and hours of fun. Pass the ball around until the timer goes off and a surprise character pops out! Whoever is holding the ball when the timer goes off will be eliminated from the game. 

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The ONE Light Keyboard
amazon.com
$299.00
$239.00 (20% off)

Best Instrument 

If your child is itching to pick up a new instrument, but you're not sure if you have the time or cash to shell out for lessons, bring home this quality keyboard. 

It functions just like a regular piano keyboard, but it also features the ability to teach your child new music by connecting to an app. The keys will light up and show your kid how to play songs. It's entertaining and will leave your child with music skills to last a lifetime.  

If the skill really takes off, you can also bring home this 88-key piano keyboard that teaches music in the same way.

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Pomsies Speckles Plush Interactive Toy
amazon.com
$14.82

Best New Toy

This new must-have kitty is one of the cutest additions to the toy market in 2018. Kids can stack their pomsies up their arms using the tail that doubles as an easy-to-adjust bracelet. Kids also get a kick out of hanging their pomsie off of backpacks, on their bikes, using it as a hair tie, and more! The fuzzy little pet has eyes that glow when she's hungry. Plus, pomsies also purr and make cute sounds. What's not to love?  

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Ideal Hot Potato Electronic Musical Passing Game
amazon.com
$20.00
$9.97 (50% off)

Best Travel Game 

Don't get stuck with the hot potato! Not only is this perfect for family game night, but it's also a fun pick for long car rides and family vacations. This toy will keep kids entertained for hours, and parents don't have to worry about little pieces that might go missing.

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Scruff-a-Luvs Mystery Rescue Pet
amazon.com
$33.67
$19.99 (41% off)

Best Animal Toy 

Find a pet so scruffy, and make it fluffy! This super cute toy is already predicted to be a huge hit with kids for the holidays, so you might as well stock up while you can for all the little ones on your list this year. Each pet comes in a matted ball you have to wash and dry to reveal which one you've adopted. Seriously, how cute is this?

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Calico Critters Grand Department Store Gift Set
amazon.com
$129.95
$99.99 (23% off)

Best Retro Toy That's Making a Comeback

Calico Critters have been around since the '80s when they launched in Japan. Since then, the line of classic characters has expanded and the play sets (like this grand department store) are coveted by younger children and older kids alike.

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Teddy Ruxpin
amazon.com
$119.99
$45.00 (62% off)

Best Teddy Bear

It's a Ruxpin revival! This updated version of the vintage Teddy Ruxpin is sure to still be hot for the 2018 holidays. The animated bear tells stories and sings songs while his eyes feature over 40 animations. He even comes with an eye mask!

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Crystal Growing Experiment
amazon.com
$13.99

Best Science Experiment Toy 

What kid wouldn't love a fun dose of science? With this crystal-growing kit, children can run their own science experiments and deepen their appreciation for all things rocks and gems. The best part? Your kiddo will have an extra special crystal to add to the collection when the experiment is over.

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Crate Creatures Sizzle Collectable Toy
amazon.com
$39.99
$31.97 (20% off)

Best Toy for Unboxing 

The unboxing trend continues to take over the toy market, and this is the latest toy catching all of the buzz. Your kid's eyes will light up on Christmas morning after unwrapping this box with a lock. The unboxing feature of this toy is so fun, because once your kid unlocks it, this funky monster pops out!

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My First Flybar Foam Pogo Jumper
amazon.com
$16.99

Best Reinvented Toy 

It's a pogo stick, reinvented! Even kids with not-so-hot skills can find their balance on this toy. It can be used indoors and outdoors, too, thanks to its foam material. The only thing your kid will have to do is jump and laugh!

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Best Silly Squishies
Anboor
Anboor Slow Rising Pineapple Squishy

$6.99

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Best Trendy Toy

Seriously, who wouldn't be in a good mood after pressing this pineapple squishy down and watching it slowly rise back up? This is perfect for the squishy collector who loves options with a fruit theme.

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luvabella
Luvabella
LuvaBella

$59.99

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Best Baby Doll

This is the most advanced baby doll on the market. LuvaBella (or, the boy version, LuvaBeau) is so realistic. From accurate responses to feeding sessions, cuddling, playing, and more, each doll can expand his or her vocabulary as time goes on. Your little one will love nurturing this doll! It's perfect training if a little sibling is on the way, too!

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Yeti In My Spaghetti
Yeti in My Spaghetti
Yeti In My Spaghetti

$9.77

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Best Family Game

Yeti In My Spaghetti is a silly and simple game that the entire family can enjoy. Lay the spaghetti strands over the red bowl, and place the Yeti on the top. Each family member will pull out a spaghetti, one by one, until the Yeti falls into the bowl!

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Best Construction Toys Kids
Reeves
Reeves Big Dig Ride-On Crane

$34.99

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Best Construction Toy

Know a little aspiring construction worker? He (or she!) will go crazy for this sand-digger seat that levers, pivots, and dumps sand just like in the working world. Whether on the beach or in the sandbox, they'll love maneuvering this "heavy-duty" construction tool.

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LEGO Boost Robot
LEGO
LEGO Boost

$159.95

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Best LEGO Toy

This robot can be built-up and animated via coding. Your kid will spend hours playing with it (and learning!) because there are five different versions to build: Vernie the Robot, Frankie the Cat, Guitar 4000, M.T.R. 4. (a truck), and Autobuilder, an automated production line.

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Enchantimals
Mattel
Enchantimals Lorna Lamb Doll

$7.99

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Best New Doll

Kids can't get enough of these whimsical characters. These new dolls from Mattel are as cute as they are enchanting. Collect them all! Plus, there's a panda treehouse (instead of a dollhouse) that really brings the Enchantimals toy line to a new level.

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tickle me elmo
Playskool
Tickle Me Elmo

$14.99

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Best Classic Toy

Just like the original, this little guy will leave your kiddo in stitches. Press Elmo's belly or foot to hear his contagious laughter.

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Play Kitchen Variety Accessory Pack
Amazon
Mommy Please Pretend Food Kitchen Play Set

$23.97 for 125 pieces

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Best Play Food Set

This is by far the coolest food set. If your little chef has the best time ever in his play kitchen, he'll go nuts over this 125-piece food set. Your future Sunday mornings are looking pretty good, Mom and Dad! Roll up your sleeves and get ready to eat.

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Watch Ya' Mouth Family Edition
Watch Ya' Mouth
Watch Ya' Mouth Family Edition

$15.99

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Best Game

Stretched out smiles are the best smiles. Kids love the simple concept of the game: Do your best to speak out certain phrases while wearing a cheek retractor. Get ready for some really hard belly laughs.

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Wood Toy Register
Hape
Hape Checkout Register Kid's Wooden Pretend Play Set

$29.30

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Best Wooden Toy

This wooden toy is every kid's dream come true! Your kid will soon become a natural at ringing up orders and making change. Plus, this toy is non-toxic. Cha-Ching!

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Meccano MeccaNoid G15
Meccano
Meccano MeccaNoid G15

$83.44

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Best Building Toy

Is your kid into building? What about tech? Kids have a blast assembling this robot that comes in hundreds of pieces. (Yikes!) Don't lose a piece — when the robot is built, your kid will learn so much about coding with her new friend.

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Orbeez Foot Spa
Orbeez
Orbeez Ultimate Soothing Spa

$49.99

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Best Orbeez Toy

Is your little one obsessed with Orbeez? Most kids are. She'll love creating a soothing spa for herself with the beads famous for growing in size when water is added. Here's a secret: Orbeez-style baths are a trending challenge on YouTube, so when your kid is able to do the challenge safely, you won't have to worry about expensive plumbing post-Orbeez bath challenge. It's a win-win!

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Zing Wet Head Game
Zing
Zing Wet Head Game

$12.90

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Best Summer Toy

This water roulette game is hysterical. Download the app and let each player have a turn wearing this water-filled hat. If your kiddo gets a trivia question wrong, it's time to give the hat a spin and pull out a pin to see if the water will let down on that turn. Plus, the app records when a kid gets drenched, so the moment can be shared on social media.

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Minecraft Exploding Creeper
Mattel
Minecraft Exploding Creeper

$16.99

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Best Minecraft Toy

This is a stellar toy. Your little blockhead will have fun simply pressing the button on the top of this Creeper's head to watch it explode. After all, exploding into little bits and pieces is the signature Creeper move.

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