Here’s a look at the top 10 most popular toys for Christmas 2016. From sold-out toys to this year’s surprise hits, the following toys are trending to be best sellers. Make sure you buy these hot gift ideas now before they sell-out.
Hatchimals are one of the most popular toys in 2016. In fact we’re already seeing them on eBay and Craigslist for 2 or 3 times their suggest retail price. The good news is Spin Master (the manufacturer) is dramatically ramping up production to help meet the surprising demand for these hot toys. Why are Hatchimals so popular? Kids love “parenting” the creatures through the three stages of egg form, toddler and kid. From taking care of the egg and encouraging it to hatch, to teaching it new tricks and games in the “child” stage, your child will love this interactive toy.
NERF N-Strike Elite TerraScout RC Drone Blaster:
What could be more exciting to an adventurous young boy or girl than having their own remote controlled attack drone armed with NERF projectiles. If your kids have epic NERF battles like ours, the TerraScout RV Drone Blaster will shift the balance of power as it allows the operator to shoot around corners without compromising their own position.
Sky Viper v2400 HD Streaming Drone with FPV Headset:
Experience what it feels like to fly with the new Sky Viper v2400 HD Streaming Drone with FPV Headset. At under $130, this drone packs an incredible amount of value including the ability to live stream video from the drone as it flies through the air. This toy is recommended for children ages 12 and up (or younger with adult supervision).
OYO Mini Sports Figures:
If you’ve ever wanted to build your own baseball or football stadium out of Legos. OYO Mini Sports make the process a lot more fun and authentic. OYO makes sports themed action figures of all the major professional and college teams that are compatible with Lego building bricks. These NFL, MLB and NHL replicas of your child’s favorite sports figures make excellent Christmas gift ideas.
Nintendo NES Classic Edition:
I’m amazed at how far video game technology has come over the last 30 years. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between live NFL games and EA Sport’s Madden Football ‘16. But there’s something to be said for the simpler times when video games were more about the plot and story line. Nintendo harkens back to those “golden years” with the NES Classic Edition which comes pre-loaded with 30 of the all-time great Nintendo games for the original NES game console. Games include Mario Brothers, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid and Punch Out. The Nintendo Classic Edition is the perfect way to introduce your child to the games you used to play when you were their age.
Shopkins Tall Mall Storage Case:
My daughters absolutely love Shopkins. I know it’s probably not good parenting to “bribe” your kids, but my wife and I can get our kids to do almost anything if it involves getting another $2 pack of Shopkins. The problem is we end up with Shopkins all over the house. The Shopkins Mall Storage Case (available exclusively at Toys R Us) helps solve this problem.
Funko Pop Movies:
Funko Pop Movies takes your favorite movie and book characters and transforms them into fun “bobble head” style dolls. With exaggerated facial features and accessories, these toys make the perfect holiday gift for the young movie or book fan on your Christmas shopping list.
Lego Disney Castle #71040:
Another one of the hottest gifts this Christmas season is the Lego Disney Castle. Lego has issued several statements regarding the availability of this amazing set. The set is definitely expensive at $350 retail, but we’ve seen examples sell on eBay for twice that. Your best chance of buying the Lego Disney Castle is directly through the Lego Website.
Green Toys Fire Station Playset:
We chose the Fire Station Playset due to its amazing reviews, but really any toy set from Green Toys is great gift pick for boys and girls aged 2 to 6 years old. Green Toys are made in the United States from 100% recycled plastic. The toys are also BPA, phthalates and PVC free. Your child will absolutely love playing with these fun and durable toys.
The Golden Girls Action Figures:
Maybe your kids won’t quite understand, but the Golden Girls Action mini-Figures from Funko are one of the surprise hits this holiday season! These kits were originally issued as limited edition gifts for the 2016 NYC Comic Con but they’ve made the wise decision of making them available nationally. These are the perfect gift for anyone who’s even remotely familiar with the hit 1980’s television series based on the lives of four retired “old ladies”.