Top Toys of 2018 (Editors’ Picks!)

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WOW your Christmas with the hottest toys of the season. PLUS: TOY GIVEAWAYS HERE!

TOUCH AND DISCOVER SENSORY TURTLE

TOUCH & DISCOVERY SENSORY TURTLE | VTech Baby | $19.99 | Ages 3 – 24 months | This cute interactive guy transforms from a turtle to a soft ball. He’s equipped with more than 50 songs, melodies, sounds and phrases. Little hands will love the tactile experience — hug, shake or wiggle the turtle to engage different sounds.

 

SAFARI LEARNING STATION

SAFARI LEARNING STATION | LeapFrog | $49.99 | Ages 6 – 36 months | Lights and sounds keep baby crawling around and interacting with spinning parts, buttons and more. It transforms as Baby grows for floor play, table play and standing play.

 

STROLL & DISCOVER ACTIVITY WALKER

STROLL & DISCOVER ACTIVITY WALKER | VTech | $34.99 | Ages 9 – 36 months | Tots can have fun learning colors, shapes and animals with this fun, two-in-one toy. The activity panel detaches for your pre-walkers; snap it back onto the walker once Baby learns to walk. The house-shaped activity panel boasts more than 100 songs, sounds and phrases. The learning walker encourages stimulates motor skills, language development, discovery and hours of exploration.

 

WEE BABY FELLA

WEE BABY FELLA | Manhattan Toy | $22 | Ages 12+ months | Little ones learn to role play with this soft 12-inch doll with embroidered facial features, plush body, fleece hair, removable clothing and magnetic pacifier.

 

GIGANTIC RECYCLING TRUCK

GIGANTIC RECYCLING TRUCK | American Plastic Toys | $24.99 on amazon.com | Ages 2+ | This huge truck measures 25.2 x 13 x 13.1 inches. It features a swivel back bin for pick-ups, sorting side bins, and a tilting dump bed for emptying. It’s great for little ones who love to push big trucks around and put stuff inside, too.

 

LEGO DUPLO STEAM TRAIN

LEGO DUPLO STEAM TRAIN | LEGO | $59.99 | Ages 2 – 5 | Toddlers easily control this train with the Push & Go motor — a gentle push sends the train in motion; pick it up to make it stop. Five colored action bricks sound the horn, operate the lights and more.

 

TEDDY RUXPIN

TEDDY RUXPIN | Wicked Cool Toys | $99.99 | Ages 2+ | The infamous storytelling bear is back and better than ever. The Bluetooth-enabled Ruxpin operates with or without the free Storytime app. He has color LCD eyes with 40 animations. His mouth syncs to his speech and touch sensors let kids control the stories and songs. Also check out the related “Hug N Sing” line of Teddy Ruxpin plush for $19.99 each.

 

SYMPHONY CROC

SYMPHONY CROC | HABA | $39.99 | Ages 2+ | Musical toys foster brain development and this cool croc is perfect for little maestros. The festive, crocodile-shaped instrument caddy includes a drum, xylophone, guiro wooden block with two mallets and a bell.

 

STORYTIME BUDDY

STORYTIME BUDDY | LeapFrog | $34.99 | Ages 2 – 5 | This adorable plush pup encourages your little one’s core learning skills in areas of reading comprehension, early vocabulary and early reading. Buddy comes with five interactive storybooks covering themes like shapes, numbers, colors, opposites and emotions. Buddy includes a nighttime mode featuring lullabies and a nightlight. Kids will love bedtime mode in which Buddy quietly reads a story then plays 10 minutes of soft lullabies.

 

RAINBOCORNS

RAINBOCORNS | Zuru | $24.99 on amazon.com | Ages 36+ mos. | You don’t know what kind of animal hides inside this egg, but it will surely delight unicorn lovers. A bunny, kitty, puppy, hamster and more are all adorned with a cute horn and a sparkly sequin belly that can be reversed with a gentle rub.

 

RIDEAMALS SCOUT
GIVEAWAY!

RIDEAMALS SCOUT | Kid Trax | $399 | Ages 3 – 5 or up to 60 pounds | Producing more than 100 sounds and movements, imagination runs wild with this interactive pony your child can feed, brush and ride.

 

PAW PATROL MARSHALL’S FIRETRUCK

PAW PATROL MARSHALL’S FIRETRUCK | Kid Trax | $399 | Ages 3+ or up to 60 pounds | Little firefighters come to the rescue in this ride-on that goes forward and backward at 2.5 mph. It comes with a hat, shovel and fire extinguisher.

 

CABBAGE PATCH KIDS

CABBAGE PATCH KIDS | Wicked Cool Toys | $29.99 | Ages 3+ | Can you believe Cabbage Patch Kids celebrate 35 years this season? The new version of the adorable dolls are 14 inches tall with realistic hair and snazzy fashions. They each come with their own adoption papers from Babyland General Hospital. You can opt for the classic version with yarn hair ($49.99) and there are also lots of accessories.

 

DIG & ROLL RIDE-ON CRANE

DIG & ROLL RIDE-ON CRANE | Reeves Toys | $49.99 | Ages 3+ or up to 110 pounds | Sift and dig in sand or dirt with the two-handled shovel crane that you sit on. The metal construction makes it durable for all season play.

 

FARM WORLD ADVENTURE TREE HOUSE

FARM WORLD ADVENTURE TREE HOUSE | Schleich | $79.99 | Ages 3 – 8 | This interactive, high-quality playset provides hours of imaginative play. It comes with two figures, a dog and three other critters.

 

DOC MCSTUFFINS PET RESCUE MOBILE

DOC MCSTUFFINS PET RESCUE MOBILE | Just Play | $49.99 | Ages 3+ | Kids can doctor their stuffed pets with this kit featuring lights and sounds, light-up X-ray and talking stethoscope, a bath area and more. It folds up and rolls, too.

 

SKY TRACK PLAY SET

SKY TRACK PLAY SET | Magformers | $99.99 | Ages 3+ | This 44-piece set lets you create loops, ups and downs, and twists and turns to send the sky shuttle around — it even does a 360 degree spin and climbs the lift elevator.

 

TONKA STEEL EXCAVATOR

TONKA STEEL EXCAVATOR | Funrise Toys | $49.99 on amazon.com | Ages 3+ | The steel and plastic construction gives kids a durable toy to dig in the dirt all day. Use the handles to work the arm and scoop to haul dirt, sand, rocks and more.

KARAOKE PEDESTAL

KARAOKE PEDESTAL | The Singing Machine | $89.99 | Ages 3+ | Sing and record songs with two mics and play them back. It also features six voice-changing effects and Bluetooth to connect to your own device.

 

LUKE SKYWALKER’S LANDSPEEDER RIDE-ON
GIVEAWAY!

LUKE SKYWALKER’S LANDSPEEDER RIDE-ON | Radio Flyer | $199.99 | Ages 4+ or up to 130 pounds | Two riders enjoy an interactive dashboard with lights and real movie sounds while cruising at 5 mph (2 mph in reverse).

POKEMON POWER-ACTION PIKACHU

POKEMON POWER-ACTION PIKACHU | Wicked Cool Toys | $29.99 | Ages 4+ | Pika Pika Pika Chuuuu! This interactive 10-inch plush is a must for your child’s Pokemon collection. Pikachu’s tail and cheeks light up in battle action mode. He reacts differently depending on how he lands, what direction he faces and more.

 

HARRY POTTER WIZARD TRAINING WAND

HARRY POTTER WIZARD TRAINING WAND | JAKKS Pacific | $25 | Ages 8+ | Wizards in training enjoy five modes of play including spell training, wizard tag, free play and more with light and sound effects. Available in Harry, Dumbledore and Voldemort.

TERRA-SECT

TERRA-SECT | Alpha Toys | $34.99 | Ages 8+ | Unleash this remote-control lizard’s relentless rolling attack. At top speed, hit the trigger button to initiate the rolling action. TerraSect jumps, tumbles and rolls over most terrain. It’s menacing red eyes light up adding to the fun.

 

STAR WARS R2-D2 DROID INVENTOR KIT

STAR WARS R2-D2 DROID INVENTOR KIT | littleBits | $99.95 | Ages 8+ | Young builders and coders can put together their own Droid and bring it to life with the Droid Inventor app. Control its every move and take it on more than 22 missions.

 

40” TABLE TOP AIR HOCKEY TABLE

40” TABLE TOP AIR HOCKEY TABLE | Playcraft | $45.84 at walmart.com | Ages 7+ | Quick and easy to set up, this table top air hockey set provides hours of fun play for kids and young adults alike. Its sturdy hardwood frame can set on any type of table. It comes with two pucks and two strikers.

 

SPHERO BOLT

SPHERO BOLT | Sphero | $149.99 | Ages 8+ | This app-enabled robot is fun to drive and code. The handy Sphero Edu app lets you code BOLT by drawing, writing JavasScript or using Scratch blocks. It’s an engaging way for kids to learn programming.

 

RAZORX DLX ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD
GIVEAWAY!

RAZORX DLX ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD | Razor | $229.99 | Ages 9+ up to 220 pounds | With the touch of a button on the wireless controller, kids can roll around on this motorized skateboard at up to 12 mph.

 

TURBO JETTS ELECTRIC HEEL WHEELS

TURBO JETTS ELECTRIC HEEL WHEELS | Razor | $129.99 | Ages 9+ | Kids will be the envy of the neighborhood when they attach the Turbo Jetts to their ordinary sneakers to give them an electric-powered boost. They fit shoe sizes 12 youth to adult (max weight limit is 176 pounds). The Jetts are foot activated; simply lean back on your heel to engage the turbo power allowing kids to zoom across the pavement at up to 10 mph.

 

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