Not to stress you out or anything, but in the wake of hundreds of Toys ‘R’ Us store closures (we may see a comeback from the retailer in the future but sadly not in time for this holiday season), planning ahead this year is even more essential to holiday shopping success. You’re going to need all the help you can get. Note: We’ve also got gift guides for kids of all ages, including 1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, 7-year-olds, 8-year-olds, and 9-year-olds. Below, we talked to experts to find the toys you should know about — and what to stock up on before they’re all gone.

We can’t wait to bust this guy out of his crate and, well, your kids will too!  They’ll use the crowbar (that comes with it) to pop open that lock and release this little monster from his prison!  He’ll even make over 45 different sounds and when he’s turned upside down, dropped, or knocked over.  When they pull his tongue, he’ll make funny noises, vibrate, and his eyes will glow.  Even better, your kids can record their voice and this creature will play back their message in their own ‘creature voice.’  There are a bunch of different Crate Creatures to choose from too.  See all the options here!

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.
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.

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If they’re not into ride-on unicorns, this is the ride-on animal for them! Meet Scout the Pony!  He makes over 100 unique sounds and motions and is totally interactive (and so cute).  You can feed it, walk it, ride it, and watch it perform a very special dance.  Plus, Scout’s ears, eyes, and head moves.  You can even hear Scout make cute little munching sounds when you feed him.  We just assumed it was a ‘he’ but could totally be a ‘she.’  You decide!  This one is hard to come by and is already the ‘must have’ for this upcoming holiday.  If you’re having a hard time finding it, be sure to check out Amazon too.

Let your baby watch you socialize. Your baby will learn a lot by watching you interact with your friends and other children. Relax while you are around other people, as your baby can pick up on your tension and may feel that other people should be feared. Be friendly and open and smile as you talk with other people. Hug them when it is appropriate. Your baby will learn that this is how we interact with others.


Bought as a Christmas present. My kids loved this as they had been asking for it for awhile now and they loved the time they spent getting it to hatch which really wasn’t to long...maybe 10-15mins is all but I do feel that is long enough for kids, otherwise they loose interest. Once hatched the twins are pretty cute and my girls have enjoyed playing with them!
New moving eggs! Forever babies! Secret accessories! HatchiBabies have arrived – and they have so many surprises for you! For the first time ever, you could hatch a boy or a girl! To find out who’s inside, hug, tap, snuggle and pat your HatchiBaby’s egg. When they hear you, they’ll respond with cute sounds! The more you play with these forever babies, the more EGGcited they get! Place the egg on a table and it will really move on its own! When you see rainbow eyes shine through the shell, you’ll know your HatchiBaby is ready to hatch – but they can’t do it without you! Rub the egg to encourage them, and peel back the shell – the secret message inside will reveal if you’ve hatched a hatchiboy or hatchigirl Cheetree! (Don’t forget to fill out the birth certificate!) As you pull out your HatchiBaby, their big color-changing eyes will tell you how they’re feeling, their beaks will move and they’ll rock back and forth – they come to life! Now you can reach into the shell, lift out the highchair, and peel-to-reveal four hidden interactive accessories: a rattle, bottle, hairbrush and cuddle buddy! Use them to feed, burp, tickle and snuggle your baby! The more you play, the more responses you’ll unlock! Teach your baby to talk or play new games like “peek-a-boo!” The best part is: these Hatchimals remain babies forever! With big, adorable eyes and cute hair bows, Cheetree HatchiBabies are adorable additions to your hatchifamily! Bring home a bouncing HatchiBaby of your very own and discover a whole world of surprises!
Introduce your kids to the satisfaction of rescuing animals, even if they aren't ready for a live pet. Scruff-a-Luvs arrive as a mysterious ball of matted fur that must be soaked in water to reveal the sweet puppy, kitten, or bunny underneath. Each one comes with a collar and tag you can use to name them, a brush to make them fluffy, a hair clip, and even an adoption certificate. 

While there are other stuffed animals on this list, this is the only stuffed animal that has sequins. Kiddos can choose from 10 different animals, including a bear, owl, lamb, dog, or unicorn. Each critter is decked out with shimmery, reversible sequins that can change color with the wave of a hand. They can even create fun patterns in the sequins with their fingers!
There are several Hatchimals to choose from, from “Pengualas” to “Draggles.” But good luck finding any of them — Spin Master, the company behind the toy, says some of its first shipments have already sold out and that it expects the next batch to go quickly, too. Some have ended up on eBay, where they’re listed for more than $100. The company designed the toy to be an interactive experience for kids that endures long after the animal is hatched, and will keep their attention beyond the holidays.
Introduce your kids to the satisfaction of rescuing animals, even if they aren't ready for a live pet. Scruff-a-Luvs arrive as a mysterious ball of matted fur that must be soaked in water to reveal the sweet puppy, kitten, or bunny underneath. Each one comes with a collar and tag you can use to name them, a brush to make them fluffy, a hair clip, and even an adoption certificate. 
I'll make this a simple and quick review. My kids love it. Here are the pros and cons of this new hatchimal twins. Pros: - 2 hatchimals for the price of almost one with paying about $10 more - each hatchimal has its own personality and what it's capable of doing - hatchimals can communicate with each other, much more interactive than the original Cons: - wings keep falling off, even though it's a quick clip back in, it falls off constantly if picked up the wrong way - hatchimals do not move/mobile like the original, one twin rocks back and forth the other just sits there and is hollow underneath - hatchimals seem a bit tinier and little fragile then the original I honestly don't see the hype in this toy, but my kids love it. I would recommend to buy this if they did fix the flaws of the wings easily falling off, otherwise forget about it if you have two tiny tots.
Many households do not include babies or even small children. If the Bible does not mention babies, then to claim there were babies in the household would simply be an unproved assumption. The simple fact that households were converted proves nothing by itself. Unless these passages themselves show us that babies were included, then we must settle the issue on the basis of other passages on the subject.

Boxer, an interactive robot from Spin Master, uses artificial intelligence to bring his personality to life. He comes with game cards, a ball accessory, a remote control and interactivity through gesture, sound and touch controls. Use the Boxer app for additional games and video tutorials. For ages 8 and older. Price: $79.99 at shop.spinmaster.com.  
They can use the X-Cavator (a tool that's included in the set) to dig up and collect up to 24 Treasure Hunter action figures and up to 32 individual pieces of treasure. Along the way you might find a mysterious treasure chest or the bones and weapons of Treasure Hunters who have come before you. With 10 different levels of adventure, it will keep kids entertained for hours.

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Welp, Christmas is just around the corner (hooray?) and your kids are already asking for everything under the sun, so we’ve narrowed down their toy demands to the ones that are the most popular and must-haves of the 2018 season.  Why not stay on-trend and ahead of the curve all at the same time? Plus, if you’re running out of ideas on what toys to gift them this season (just in case you’re totally over giving them all kinds of candy), their birthday (geesh didn’t they just have one of those?!) or just want to pick them up a little something for no reason at all, we’ve got you covered.

For a roarin’ good time, this furReal dino dubbed Munchin’ Rex is ready to go. He comes with a bottle, broccoli treat, and caveman cookie, and when he’s offered them he reacts with one of 35 sound and motion combinations. He may beg for his bottle, chomp on the cookie or declare that broccoli “yucky.” You’re never quite sure what he’ll do, but it’s sure to be a fun time playing with him and finding out. He’s also soft and snuggleable, so he’s a great friend to always have around whether it’s playtime or naptime. Rex runs on four AA batteries (only demo batteries are included), and there’s an off/on button when it’s time to turn off the action.

WowWee's Fingerlings are adorable, but when it comes to the rapidly-expanding brand, I think a lot of the spin-off products are even better than the sought-after robotic animals. In fact, I'm looking at a glittery plush Fingerling right here in my office as I type this - and I love it! But now comes the next thing - the retail launch of Fingerlings HUGS, the first-ever special feature plush edition of the award-winning Bella and Boris Fingerlings Baby Monkeys. It's electronics + plush, and priced at just $29.99, we could be looking at another much-wished-for item as we roll into the holiday season. Here's what WowWee has to say about these...
They’re just like real babies! HatchiBabies need you to feed, burp, cuddle and take care of them. To feed your adorable baby, you can place them in the highchair and put the bottle into their mouth. As your HatchiBaby feeds, its mouth will really move! Rub the rattle accessory on their tummy to get them dancing, or us the hairbrush to style their hair. When it’s naptime, use the cuddle buddy to help rock them to sleep. You can even play fun games like 'bouncy baby.' So cute!
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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.

My mother got one for each of my girls, 4 in total. Each one likes it for a different reason, and at ages 1-10 it's incredible that they are all as obsessed as they are! My youngest loves to cuddle it, use it as a pillow, and is just tickled when it makes the kissing noises at her (she makes them back, every time). My 7 year old likes to swing it around and wear it as a necklace, it's just as active as she is. My 9 year old likes to make it say funny things in as many different voices, pitches, and accents as she can dream up, also she enjoys the more gross noises it makes, and coming from a kid in this generation (I mean, c'mon, poo emoji pillows are a thing! Eew!) I'm not as surprised as I should be. My 10 year old likes to try to figure out how to make it do everything it can possibly do, and to put it in poses so she can draw it. Best of all, the kids were so enthralled with their new buddies they didn't miss grandma so much when she was in the hospital having surgery, because she gave them something they can hug, kiss and cuddle to think of her! If only it came in more characters and colors, but I suppose that will come in time!
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This game is seriously a riot!  You gotta see it, for real.  All you have to do is add your favorite foods (think fruit, marshmallows, etc) to each fork and then place the hat on your head, turn it on, and when the music starts the snacks spin and you have to eat as many and as much as you can before the music stops.  This is the game this year that will make almost any family famous on Instagram!

The hatching is kind of cool (and pulled her away from her iPad for a couple of minutes) but when the animal inside sings "Happy Birthday" it's supposed to be fully hatched. It wasn't. By the way, you'll want a Dustbuster around because the shell can make a bits-o-plastic mess if you have to break it apart to get to the accessories in the bottom part of the egg.
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Furthermore, since God is no respecter of persons, we are not going to find any examples of conversion in which less was required of people than in the examples we have already studied. Some examples may give fewer details, but no one in any household was baptized without faith, repentance, confession, etc. If such a case existed, God would be a respecter of persons.
Who’s ready to get totally grossed out!?  One of the most anticipated toy/games of the year is Pimple Pete by Dr. Pimple Popper.  Yes, that Dr. Pimple Popper.  Carefully try to pull out the gross pimples but, be careful, because if you pull too hard Pete’s nose will squirt you with water.  Gain points from a variety of difficult tasks and whoever gets the most (without getting squirted) wins!  Gross and fun all at the same time.
The Bible describes different degrees of faith (Heb. 10:39; cf. Jas. 2:19; John 12:42,43; Matt. 14:31). Children gradually grow in understanding and in faith, but they do not have "saving" faith, sufficient to be baptized, until they are old enough to repent, confess, and fully accept the responsibility of living the Christian life, as we have already studied.

We spotted the WowWee Fingerlings Hugs back in February at the Nuremberg Toy Fair the first time. I immediately knew that WowWee has a hot toy on their hands for the Holidays 2018. It is very difficult to follow-up a hot selling Holiday toy like the Fingerlings monkeys have been last season. With going big and plush with the Fingerlings, WowWee created a new must-have toy for 2018. Like the small Fingerlings, the Fingerlings Hugs are interactive.
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.

"Hatchimals is revealing its BIGGEST surprise yet on Hatchimals Day (Friday, Oct. 5): the arrival of HatchiBabies!" Spin Master shared with POPSUGAR. Although your kids will have to wait until the "due date" to find out what the new species will look like, there is some news the brand is sharing in advance: inside each speckled egg will be either a baby boy or girl, and your child can discover "secret compartments" inside their hatched egg, "adding even more play opportunities."


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.
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