A magical new egg has arrived! Discover new friends, a new hatch and new fun with Hatchimals Surprise! For the first time ever, each speckled egg has two Hatchimals inside! Experience their magical hatch, then raise and care for your twins! This duo will interact with each other as they play games, talk and tell jokes! One of them can even record and repeat a message! Bring home Hatchimals Surprise for double the hatchiness! Who will you hatch?
No two kids are the same—so it’s impossible for just one toy to stand out as the hottest toy of the season. Our Hot 20 list incorporates 20 different products that are sure to top kids’ wish lists, but it also includes something for kids of all ages. Every child has individual needs and passions, so please review each toy using our skill key, check out each age segment, and check out the rest of the guide for even more great gifts that will light up the holidays.
If you know a kiddo who is obsessed with Jurassic World, this ferocious Jurassic World Jurassic Rex toy is a great option. Kids can control the dinosaur with the handle on her back, so they can push her forward to lunge at other dinosaurs. The realistic mouth opens and closes, and her eyes change color (from green to red) to let you know when Rex has entered into predator mode. The mouth also glows red when she’s enraged.
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"Fingerlings HUGS are true softies when it comes to affection, with long arms that are perfect for big snuggles and cozy hugs. Kids can swing these cuddle monkeys for a silly reaction, shake them for a funny fart, or pat their back for a crazy burp! But that's not all...New to Fingerlings HUGS is WowWee's unique and proprietary KissTech™ technology. Just press your HUGS' mouth to your cheek or skin and you'll get a big smooch in return! The longer you hold it, the longer the kiss will last. You'll even get different types of kisses when you hold your HUGS in different ways - right-side up, upside down, or on its back. And, you can talk to your HUGS too! With TalkBack technology, just hold down your HUGS' ear to share a sweet message, and they'll repeat it back in its own silly voice!"
Even though Christmas is still a few months away, there's no better time to start shopping for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. To lend a helping hand in this merry pursuit, Amazon released their list of the 100 hottest toys for Christmas 2018. The extensive collection includes options for all interests, ages, and price ranges. We’ve rounded up our top picks below, but you can see the full list of 100 hottest toys at amazon.com. From classic toys like a Radio Flyer Wagon and Play-Doh to new gadgets like a Paw Patrol Fire Truck and Fingerlings Glitter Panda, we’re sure there is something for every kid on your list. Add these top toys to your shopping cart now to make sure you get your hands on the perfect gifts before they sell out. 
If your kiddos wanted to ever actually hug their Fingerlings, well, now’s their chance!  These giant, cuddly, soft and plush Fingerlings Hugs will wrap right around their neck, waist, chest and more!  Plus, they’re totally interactive and super fun to play with! They also come in pink, blue, and the newest glitter purple too!  See more color options here!.
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Understand when to feed your baby. Your baby will generally let you know when they need to be fed. Expect crying. With time you may come to be able to hear the difference between the cries and know which means hunger and which means bedtime and so on. How often they eat will depend on what they are eating, how much of it they are eating, and their own individual metabolism.

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So much fun for the whole fam.   The players draw cards until someone draws an “Exploding Kitten” (which is when they explode) and they are out of the game, unless that player has a defuse card, which can defuse the Kitten using things like laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches.  It’s really so funny and perfect for ages 7+. Get it here while you can!


If your kiddos wanted to ever actually hug their Fingerlings, well, now’s their chance!  These giant, cuddly, soft and plush Fingerlings Hugs will wrap right around their neck, waist, chest and more!  Plus, they’re totally interactive and super fun to play with! They also come in pink, blue, and the newest glitter purple too!  See more color options here!.
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Don't miss out on securing the hottest Holiday 2018 toys now, before they become hard to find. Amazon stocks and offers pre-order options on many of the new 2018 toys. Hairadorables, Nerf Laser Ops Pro, Mattel's Lil' Gleemerz, Ryan's World Toys, Fingerlings Hugs, Wrapples, Scruff-A-Fluvs, L.O.L Suprise! Biggie Pets, Pomsies, Ryan's World Giant Mystery Egg and Grumblies are already hot sellers now.
Fingerlings Hugs from WowWee have extra-long arms perfect for hugs and cuddling. Kids can also swing them, pet them and rock them to sleep. Give them a kiss and they'll kiss back. The recording feature allows kids to record their own voices then throw the toy in the air to hear a funny remix of what they said. For ages 5 and older. Price: $29.99 at fingerlings.com.
Harry Potter and Lego fans will flip for this Lego kit that lets them construct Hogwarts great hall. From the moving spiral staircase to the potions room and beyond, they can build it all. Once the building is done, playing with it is just as much fun. Ten mini figures come with the set including, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and nearly headless Nick. Kids can recreate scenes from the movies or embark on all sorts of new magical adventures they create on their own.
Understand when to feed your baby. Your baby will generally let you know when they need to be fed. Expect crying. With time you may come to be able to hear the difference between the cries and know which means hunger and which means bedtime and so on. How often they eat will depend on what they are eating, how much of it they are eating, and their own individual metabolism.
Now, the whole point of this toy is watching it hatch. It comes with little games you can play, but the kids don't care about that. They want to watch it hatch. After they watch it hatch, they leave it on a shelf and watch videos of other hatchimals hatching. I know because that's what my niece wanted to do. That wasn't just because she was bored with it, although that was part of it. It was because hers didn't come completely out of the shell and we had to manually dig it out.

Meet Fingerlings HUGS - theyre softies when it comes to affection! Their long arms are perfect for big hugs and these cuddle monkeys never want to let you go! It's all about that Main Squeeze Fingerlings Feeling. Swing them, pet them, and rock them to sleep, or give them a kiss and watch them kiss you back!! Record what you say and watch them repeat it back in funny ways.


It's officially Hatch Day, and that means the wait is over for the coolest new Hatchimals straight from Hatchtopia! The brand new, squishy HatchiMallows, and Baby HatchiBabies are the newest toys to join the Hatchimals family. Spoiler alert: they are really adorable, so if you were wondering what to get your kiddos for Christmas this year, consider that problem solved: Your Hatchimal-obsessed kids will go nuts for these cute critters.
I have wanted to get one of these for my niece for a long time, but I've hesitated because the fact is that they don't always work, and when they do, they don't always work correctly. I told her parents that it might not go right, and to explain this to her when we gave it to her. Fortunately she understands that things don't always happen the way we plan, and she can handle some disappointment.

It wouldn’t be a holiday without mass hysteria over the latest announcement from the Hatchimals folks.  Hot off the press (and already one of the most anticipated toys of the season) meet ‘HatchiBabies.’  That’s right.  They’re babies!  And this time you won’t know if you’re hatching a baby boy or a baby girl. It’s like a true gender reveal so get those cameras rolling! They also have a secret compartment (and companions) as an added bonus inside that famous speckled egg for extra fun this year.  They’re up for pre-order right now so you might as well get it while you can!  Learn more here.


Cozmo by Anki Robotics is one sophisticated little bot. While he may come with a bit of a steep price tag there’s a whole lot of advanced robotics in a little package. Cozmo (age 8 and up) is easy to use and can be set up in four simple steps. He comes with three blocks that Cozmo and kids can play games with. Download the app and kids (and adults) can interact with countless games, Cozmo controls, camera and more. He has so much personality that one forgets that they are playing with a robot as he starts to feel more like a super fun pet. He expresses happiness, excitement, frustration, anger and sadness through two very emotive blue eyes and various noises. Cozmo has facial recognition that allows him to recognize and say the name of all his friends. This is only a small portion of all the cool things Cozmo is capable of doing. He is a lot of brain in a little—and adorable—package. 
Designed in Ireland, the new ArckitPLAY range offers four new products; Cityscape, and TinyTown 01, 02, and 03. Each is beautiful, intricate and helps develop spatial awareness as young minds decide where to place skyscrapers, highways, bridges, stadiums and parks. Originally Kickstarted in 2017, expect more versions later this year too. Stunning product.
Some people admit that babies have no sin, but they baptize them anyway as a "dedication" to encourage parents to train the child properly. But where does the Bible say this is the purpose of baptism? The purpose of baptism is to receive remission of sins. And furthermore, we have learned that no one can decide that another person will be dedicated to God. Each person must decide that for himself.
That’s right, Pikmi Pops are back!  And this one is cuter than ever (and will be kind of tough to get).  Meet ‘Cinnabun’ the giant reversible bunny with giant cute and snuggly floppy ears!  Inside this giant surprise you just may find one or two exclusive scented Pikmi Flips!  Plus, there are 8 surprises inside in total and the most fun part is that your kiddos aren’t going to know which they’re getting until they open it.  Seriously, how cute is this bunny?!  And you’ll love their scent too!
Believe it or not, Barbie DreamHouse's are still a thing. This modern version of a classic holiday toy measure 3' tall and over 4' wide so it is massive! Barbie can get up to her bedroom using the elevator or perhaps its time to do work in her home office. Whatever your child imagines Barbie can do we know they'll be playing with this for years to come. And of course, mom and dad will get in on the Barbie fun too.
Now this is the house of all doll houses! Your kiddos loved their LOL Surprise Dolls all last year (and this year too), but this year it’s all about the giant 3-foot by 3-foot 3-story LOL Surprise House that has a working toilet, lamp, outdoor patio that changes from day to night, a helipad, a swimming pool they can fill with water, a sandbox, and so much more!  Plus, it even comes with an exclusive new family.  Learn more details here.

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Kano, a company that strives to produce educational toys that teach STEM, procured a licensing deal involving the Harry Potter franchise in 2018. As a result, they introduced the Harry Potter coding kit. Kids can build their own wand using the kit, which they can then use to control action on a computer or television screen. Moving the wand in a certain way causes events like bells ringing and owls appearing. Kids have the option of over 70 "wizard challenges" to help them master their homemade wands. 
We always love a ‘toy’ where the kids can actually learn.  Go figure!?  This is one of the latest must-haves of the season and will come with 5 award winning games that allow your kids to transform their iPad into a hands-on learning tool.  It helps with things like math, spelling, and more!  It’s perfect for children between the ages of 5 and 12, but the only thing we don’t love about it is that it’s only compatible with the iPad.  So if you have another brand’s tablet, it’ll be a no-go.

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How cool is this new game!  Connect 4 Shots is similar to the one that we all grew up with, but with a twist! This time you have to bounce the balls into the right slots to try and get four of the same color in a row (or diagonal) to win! This is one that you’ll not only want to play with your kids, but will probably end up taking over and playing with your own friends.  And, well, drinks may be involved. 

But the HatchiBabies aren't the only new addition to the Hatchifamily. There's also the new HatchiMallows 'Sweet Series' — sweet new toys that are soft, squishy, and oh-so-adorable. These mystical creatures are small enough to fit in your palm, and are perched atop their own unique sugary sweet treat. The collection includes the orange Tigrette, who sits on a pink cupcake, the green-eyed Penguala, who can't wait to eat her delicious cookie, and the baby blue Hummingbear, who hugs a yummy pink macaroon. These fun new Hatchi-Mallows are available exclusively at Walmart, both in stores and online, for just $8. Hello, stocking stuffer.
Eh. We bought into the hype and I thought this would be a cute idea since they’re twins, but... these hatchimals do not move around like the original. One twin has almost a bobble head and you can push its head down and the other twin is supposed to dance, but ours just kind of shakes and is extremely loud. Whatever components are inside that twin just make a really annoying buzzing sound, so playing with it is extremely frustrating because you can barely hear what it’s saying. These are a lot worse than the first hatchimal from last year and are a little confusing too. Each twin has its own set of rules to follow, so for children under 7-8, understanding what the eye color means will probably be difficult, if not frustrating. I can really only be disappointed with myself for ordering this
Looking for a gift for a busy toddler? The Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone will get little bodies moving all while building concentration skills, manual dexterity, motor skills and focus. The classic all-wood toy is built to last and has a compact design for easy storage when playtime is over. This interactive, brightly colored toy stimulates development through fun play and musical exploration. Budding musicians can slide the xylophone out and take it on the go with the carry handle or they can keep it in the bench to hear the sounds made when they tap the wooden balls through the holes with the included hammer. Countless ways to play will keep little ones busy as they pop, ding-a-ling, hammer and roll their way to sensory excitement. Recommended for tots ages 12 months to 3 years.
Hatch a whole word, wherever you go, with the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Deluxe Collector’s Case! Only available at Costco, this glittery purple Collector’s Case is the ultimate addition to any collEGGtion! Open up translucent doors and discover 26 Hatchimals CollEGGtibles! With 2 exclusive Hatchimals ready for immediate play and 24 eggs waiting to be hatched, there are so many new friends to discover! To start hatching, use your love and care to warm up each egg until the purple heart turns pink. Gently press down to crack the shell and meet your Hatchimal! Once you’ve hatched all your new friends, keep them cozy in the 6 flip-down nests! These nests are the sweetest way to display and play with your Hatchimals. When it’s time to pack up, simply place all your hatched friends back inside the case and take them with you! Featuring heart-shaped accents, flowery detailing and flecks of glitter, this case makes it easy to carry your Hatchimals with you. Hatch on the go with the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Deluxe Collector’s Case!
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How cool is this new game!  Connect 4 Shots is similar to the one that we all grew up with, but with a twist! This time you have to bounce the balls into the right slots to try and get four of the same color in a row (or diagonal) to win! This is one that you’ll not only want to play with your kids, but will probably end up taking over and playing with your own friends.  And, well, drinks may be involved. 

It’s all about the interactive toys this year.  Introducing ‘Lil Gleemerz!’  There are currently three different ones to choose from and they have over 100 different reactions and interactions like purring, growling, farting (of course), light shows, light up tail, and so much more.  Oh, and did we mention they can say funny things, their eyes glow, and you can simply press their nose to enjoy them three different ways (game mode, light party, or hangout).  They’ve already been named one of the top toys of the year, so get ’em while you can!  See all the different color options here!
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