From the latest video game consoles to talking fuzzy friends, this year’s hottest toys list includes plenty of fun gift ideas just in time for the holiday season.
We compiled this guide after reviewing various retailers—like Walmart, Target, and Toys R’ Us—to see which toys were topping their bestsellers lists. Check out these 15 hot items that are poised to make it to the top of your little one’s wishlist.
Prices based on original, online retail prices. May vary by store.
Flutterbye Flying Fairy Doll
This fairy doll flies effortlessly through the air, guided only by your little one’s hands. It also comes with a display stand, which the Flutterbye Fairy can rest atop of when it isn’t gliding through the skies. Comes in four different colors.
Hot Wheels Triple Track Twister
Rev up those mini engines with this topsy turvy Hot Wheels race track. Kids can send their toy race cars flying with the track’s collision inducing course. Hot Wheels fans can also bring the playset to life by connecting a mobile device to the Power Port App.
Kids can pretend to keep Gotham City safe with this miniaturized version of the Caped Crusader’s secret hideout. The playset can house all of Batman and Robin’s gear and vehicles as well as fire projectiles at in coming bad guys. The Imaginext Batcave also has an app that brings this superhero fun to your Apple iPhone.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Blaster
Fans of the popular Nerf brand will be delighted by the compact and lightweight Nerf N-Strike Elite. The blaster features a rapid firing motor and has a range of up to 75 feet. Each see through clip can hold up to 18 darts.
Crayola Melt N’ Mold Factory
Kids can create their own crayons and crayon toys with the Melt N’ Mold Factory. The kit includes 24 different colored crayons that can be melted down and fused together using the playset to make unique, high-contrast colors. The set comes with two molds and one mold holder.
My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle
Based off of the hit “My Little Pony’’ animated series, kids can dance and sing along with the Princess Twilight Sparkle doll. The figure includes a pair of wings that light up and flutter when it’s guided by touch. Kids can style the pony princess doll with the accompanying comb, necklace and tiara.
Big Hugs Elmo
This interactive toy version of the ever popular “Sesame Street’’ character will hug, sing and dance along with your little one during play time. Elmo not only hugs back, but he also comes equipped with four imagination scenarios. When it’s time to nap, lay Elmo down and he will sing a lullaby.
The fuzzy, robotic companion has remained near the top of hot toys lists for over a decade. Furby Boom, Hasbro’s latest model, comes in a plethora of patterns and allows kids to connect their interactive companion to a mobile app. In addition to games, users can raise virtual “Furblings’’ from digital eggs right on their phones.
Cuddles My Giggly Monkey
This toy monkey acts like its real life version. The FurReal Friends companion moves its mouth when being fed, laughs from tickling, and will close its eyes when its laid down for bed time. The interactive doll also comes with a bottle, diaper and instruction guide.
From tail wagging to chasing kids, this robotic pup can perform many of the same tricks as a real life dog, just with less of a mess. Zoomer doesn’t just learn tricks, but can also understand and speak back in English, French and Spanish. The robo dog also has an accompanying mobile app that will teach you everything you need to know about training Zoomer.
LEGO Legends of Chima The Lion CHI Temple
Kids can immerse themselves into the world of the “Legends of Chima’’ animated series with this Lego playset. The intricate piece features a lion head gate, a drawbridge trap, and a tower cannon that capable of firing projectiles. The set also includes seven mini-figures of characters from the popular LEGO show.
LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra
This kid friendly learning tablet allows young ones to explore the web in a safe way. The LeapPad Ultra comes preloaded with 11 educator approved apps, with over 800 more apps, games, and other media available in LeapFrog’s online library. The tablet also features a chat function tha allows kids to safely “text’’ over a local connection using pre-defined chat phrases and emoticons.
Barbie Dream House
This luxurious playhouse has all the amenities to keep your child’s Barbie comfortable. The playset features miniaturized versions of everyday household items such as appliances and a light-up oven in the kitchen and a faux flushing toilet in the bathroom. The Dream House also has a working elevator to get Barbie from floor to floor.
Sony’s recently released system has a wide array of new features that should excite any hardcore gamer. The new console will have a social media focus to gaming, for example, allowing players to share video highlights of their on-screen achievements by clicking a button on the controller. The PS4 can also connect with the PS Vita over Wi-Fi, so you can game on the go.
Microsoft’s next generation console has plenty of new bells and whistles that make it more than just a video game system. The Xbox One now features a blue-ray player as well as redesigned controls. The system also has a re-engineered Kinect component that allows you to control games and scroll through menus with just a subtle gesture or the sound of your voice.