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Ready for Christmas? Stores announce list of this year's biggest toys

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Holiday toys 2017

Top from left: Soggy Doggy Board Game, Dusty the Super Duper Garbage Truck, and Barbie DreamHorse and Doll; Bottom from left: RECOIL Starter Set, Num Noms Nail Polish Maker, and DC Super Friends Batman Batbox Xtreme

Ready or not, stores are preparing themselves for the holiday season. Amazon, Walmart and Toys R Us have recently released their lists of what will be this year's must-have toys.

While each are slightly different, they seem to have a few things in common — think toys from Fingerlings, FurReal and NERF. Hatchimals will likely be huge again too, but the details on the new Hatchimals Surprise won't be released until October.

For those of you wanting to stay ahead of the curve and avoid being caught empty-handed on Christmas morning — or having to battle other parents as the toy supply dwindles come December — here's a look at the "it" toys of 2017 (store-exclusive items are marked).


Retail giant Walmart announced Wednesday that kids themselves determined the store's hottest toys of the season. According to a news release, the most popular categories include toys that "kids can interact with and collect, toys that keep kids moving, and toys inspired by their favorite movie and TV characters." 

Fingerlings from WowWee

The Fingerling baby monkey from WowWee is considered a top toy for the 2017 holiday season from Walmart, Toys R Us and Amazon.

Here are the top 25:

  • Hatchimals Surprise (Details to be released Oct. 6)
  • Fingerlings baby monkeys
  • littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
  • Num Noms Nail Polish Maker
  • FurReal Friends Roarin’ Tyler The Playful Tiger
  • Barbie DreamHorse and Doll
  • Fisher-Price Zoom ’n Crawl Monster
  • L.O.L. Surprise Fizz Factory
  • Soggy Doggy Board Game
  • Mayka Toy Block Tape
  • Frozen Sleigh (Only at Walmart)
  • Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster (Only at Walmart)
  • Monster Jam Grave Digger (Only at Walmart)
  • Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike
  • Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K
  • RECOIL Starter Set
  • New Bright Radio Control Tumblebee
  • VTech Pop-a-Balls Drop and Pop Ball Pit (Only at Walmart)
  • Radio Control DashCam (Only at Walmart)
  • Dusty the Super Duper Garbage Truck
  • Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Batbot Xtreme
  • Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower
  • Disney/Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway
  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers Transforming Hot Rod Mickey
  • Disney Junior Doc McStuffins Baby All in One Nursery

Toys R Us

To celebrate the 20th year of its Christmas toy list, Toys R Us decided on 20 toy recommendations for this year. Its list comes from giraffe spokesman Geoffrey.

Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery from Just Play

Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery from Just Play

Geoffrey’s Top 20:

  • 3-in-1 Sports Zone from Little Tikes
  • Baby So Sweet 16-Inch Nursery Doll (Only at Toys R Us)
  • Coco Interactive Guitar from Mattel (Available Oct. 1)
  • Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery from Just Play
  • Fingerlings from WowWee (Unicorn Gigi only at Toys R Us)
  • FURREAL ROARIN’ IVORY, THE PLAYFUL TIGER from HASBRO (Only at Toys R Us beginning Nov. 1)
  • Glimmies Glimtern from Just Play (Only at Toys R Us)
  • Hatchimals Surprise from Spin Master (Available Oct. 6)
  • Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme from Fisher-Price
  • L.O.L Surprise Big Surprise from MGA Entertainment (Available Sept. 29)
  • Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con from Nintendo
  • Of Dragons, Fairies, and Wizards Magical Fairy Wand Fairy Princess Fern from Cepia LLC
  • Oonies Mega Starter Pack from Moose Toys (Only at Toys R Us beginning Oct. 1)
  • PAW Patrol Sea Patroller from Spin Master
  • Pikmi Pops Surprise! Jumbo Plush from Moose Toys (Only at Toys R Us beginning Oct. 1)
  • Power Wheels Boomerang from Fisher-Price (Only at Toys R Us)
  • Power Rangers Ninja Steel Lion Fire Fortress Zord from Bandai (Only at Toys R Us)
  • Project Mc2 Smart Pixel Purse from MGA Entertainment
  • Shimmer and Shine Magical Light-Up Genie Palace from Fisher-Price (Only at Toys R Us beginning Oct. 1)


Amazon came up with a list of its top 100 holiday toys. Here's a look at only the top choices.

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger

  • Fingerlings (Glitter with Blanket - Rose - only from Amazon beginning Nov. 20)
  • Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen Vehicle
  • LEGO Ninjago Destiny's Bounty 70618 Building Kit 
  • Nerf Nitro Flash Fury Chaos
  • LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101
  • Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio
  • FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger
  • Tegu Travel Pals Building-and-Stacking-Toys
  • Soggy Doggy Board Game
  • Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby
  • Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower with Exclusive Vehicle, Rotating Periscope and Lights and Sounds
  • Cozmo
  • Enchantimals Panda Tree House Playset
  • Seedling Littles Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape Costume Kit
  • Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone
  • furReal Makers Proto Max (Only from Amazon)
  • Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant
  • Osmo Genius Kit
  • Dance Code featuring Disney Princess Belle (Only from Amazon beginning Nov. 1)
  • Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game
  • Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle (Only from Amazon)
  • DropMix Music Gaming System (Beginning Nov. 1)
  • Disney/Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway Track Set
  • Automoblox Mini SC1 Chaos and HR5 Scorch 2-Pack Cars

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