On a whole new level of mystery toy unboxing are radical reveals. “Toy companies are ditching basic blind bags and coming up with really cool ways for kids to unbox surprise toys, such as digging through clay, adding water for fizzing reactions, and more.” says Schacht. Wowzer Surprise Magical Pets are snow globes full of bubbles called Orbeez that obscure each pet. To reveal the surprise all you have to do is pour water into the top which “magically” makes the bubbles disappear. Inside you’ll find unicorns, rabbits, chickens, rainbow fish, and a whole lot more.
Experience a hatch! As you cuddle, rub and tap your HatchiBaby’s egg, they’ll really come to life! The more EGG-cited your HatchiBaby gets, the more it will rock back and forth – all on its own! Your HatchiBaby will even respond to you with sweet sounds. But don’t forget – they need your help to hatch! Play with them in-egg until you see rainbow eyes. That means it’s hatching time!
"Based on the overwhelming response to Fingerlings, plush was the obvious next step for the brand to really stay true to our core messages - friendship that goes where you go - while also showcasing the breadth of our technological innovation," Sydney Wiseman, the brand manager at WowWee, told INSIDER. "And who doesn't love a hug? Now, Fingerlings Hugs hold on as you go on adventures together."
I originally was going to put this up for xmas but decided life is to short to wait for some day in late December so I gave it to my granddaughter who was overly thrilled with the out of the blue present. It took her a while to open everything but afterwards she played and played with it and returned to it the next day. Yes, it's expensive when you total up a little sister, a regular doll, etc. but you get quite a few accessories and wigs. The wigs, both the hair ones and the vinyl wig ones, really jazz up your dolls and changes their looks. It really is a like a play set with dolls and a pet and accessories. While i wished it had been cheaper, I thought the price was decent as it kept her busy for a good couple of hours and using her imagination as she dressed up the dolls and animal and acted out scenes. The only thing I didn't like about the toy was afterwards, I couldn't get the little suitcase lid to stay on. I'm not sure it's supposed to but it would of been nice if all those things packed nicely back into the case and the lid fit snugly.

Hatchimals Surprise are finally here and they have an unEGG-spected treat in store for you! For the first time ever, you can hatch TWO adorable Hatchimals! These loveable twins are hidden inside a magical speckled egg. Use your love and care to help them hatch! Hold and play with your egg and the Hatchimals inside will make delightful sounds that tell you how they feel! When its time to hatch, you’ll see rainbow eyes! Once your first Hatchimal has pushed its way out of the egg, lift your second Hatchimal out and let the fun begin! Each twin has a unique personality! One twin loves to move, while the other twin can repeat whatever you say! Raise them from baby to toddler to kid and they’ll learn new things at each stage! Your twins will talk, dance, sing, tell jokes, play games and more! These Hatchimals love to interact with each other! They’ll say “I love you” and, like any siblings, they’ll even bicker! Use the sticker sheet accessory to decorate your world, for even more Hatchy fun! Inside each Hatchimals Surprise you’ll find magical, adorable creatures! Who will you hatch?
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.
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. 
They were obsessed with the movie this year and especially this little guy!  Jack-Jack has a ton of surprises and a ton of fun things you kids can do with him.  First off, he’s funny and when you press him once he’ll laugh and giggle up a storm!  The more you press his belly the more of his super powers he’ll reveal.  The best part is when they press and hold his belly they’ll activate his biggest super powers and he’ll totally light up and all colors, sounds, and lights are activated! Plus, the raccoon he comes with also does some tricks too!
It's the new Christmas toy tradition: all the major stores release their own list of the toys they believe will be bestsellers in the run up to 25 December. But are any of these 'top toys' any good? We take a good long look at the most recommended buys as the lists come out – the 2018 Argos list and the Toy Fair Hero Toys list already have – and single out the toys we think are definitely worth their place on your child's wishlist. And when this year's lists from Amazon, Hamleys, DreamToys, Argos, John Lewis, The Entertainer, and Tesco and more appear, we'll add the best of those in, too.
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.
It comes with one doll too, but here’s the fun twist—you don’t know which one you get until you pull, twist and pop the popper she’s in to find out who the mystery guest will be. The surprises don’t stop there though, there are also three gifts to unwrap. Who knows where they’ll take this party crowd. Designed for kids ages 4 and up, it’s a fun toy to pull out for parties, playdates and anytime they just want to have some fun.
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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This is one of the newest (and best-selling) games so far in 2018.  In fact, it’s one of Kickstarter’s 50 most backed projects of all time.  Pretty impressive.  This super fun/crazy unicorn-based game is for the older kids.  They say 14+, but plenty of parents who’ve reviewed and played feel like 10-12+ was perfectly fine.  Either way, the goal is to build your own unicorn army (mainly by betraying your friends).  Be the first to to build the army of 7 unicorns and win this strategic card game!
If you remember the Christmas craze last year for the cute little Fingerlings Monkeys, well Wowwee upped their game and literally just released their new line of Fingerlings called “Untamed Raptors.”  These dinosaur toys are cute and ferocious all at the same time.  They’ll interact with your kid, wrap around their little finger, learn to talk and roar in dino babble and, based on how they’re taken care of will depend what kind of dino personality you get!  This is, for sure, to be one of the hot toy request for Christmas 2018.  Grab them while you can at a normal price.
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.  
An impressive little unit that is a great introduction to coding and robotics. There is no screen and no tablets or smartphone apps - Botley just works and helps young people understand coding and logic. Program Botley to move forward, turn, detect objects and much more, this is a toy that will keep young minds engaged and charged. Great customization options and tons of accessories to extend play and learning. Money well spent.

Sammy, a robot that looks like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, teaches coding skills to kids. Instead of using a tablet or smartphone to program, Sammy simply drives over a sequence of code cards. The OID optical scanner on the bottom of the robot reads the code cards and loads the program. Then, place him on a grid made of map cards and the robot will run the program. For ages 4 and older. Price: $129.95 at thamesandkosmos.com.
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!
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.
This 30-cm high soft doll is already much sought-after by preschool-aged fans of the stereotype-busting US TV cartoon show created by Christine Ricci (and shown in the UK on Nick Jr). Your very own justice-fighting princess knight has a rotating head, says 10 phrases and sings the Nella the Princess Knight theme tune when you press her courageous heart. Requires 2 LR44 batteries (included).
Spin Master was caught off-guard by the unexpected demand; the company originally stated that the toy would appeal primarily to girls aged 6 to 8, but Hatchimals ultimately became popular among boys and older youth audiences as well.[1][2] The company attempted to address the supply issues by having its remaining stock from China delivered via air freight instead of by ship, but stated that there may not be new stock of Hatchimals until 2017. However, Martin added that the company planned to introduce new species and features to the Hatchimals line, and asked customers to be patient. A California mother sued Spin Master for an egg not hatching because the Hatchimal's batteries were dead.[1][2]

I'm torn on how to review this. When they initially get it and open it, it's soooooooo exciting and fun. Hatching it was a lot of fun! Then going through the different stages with it the first, and even second time are a lot of fun. But then that's kind of it. They haven't played with it since. It was fun for all of us immediately, but then it like, ok, it doesn't do anything different and now we're bored. I mean, the hatching is super fun and the most exciting part, but that can't be repeated.

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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.
Hatchimals only hatch once – and now they’re hatching in a whole new way! Use your love and care to help them along! Hold, rub and tap the shell of your egg and you’ll hear delightful sound and see glowing eyes! Once the eyes flash rainbow colors, it’s hatching time! Your first Hatchimal twin will push, push, push until it cracks the eggshell! Lift out your first Hatchimal, and reach into the egg to lift out their twin! They’re finally here!
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!.
That was kind of a let-down for something in this price range. The quality of the Hatchimal itself is on the higher end of what I'd expect to see at Five Below. It'll make a bunch of noise, and cry for a while, but it doesn't seem to do much more than that if you aren't carrying around the color-coded brochure that tells you that the happy-sounding noise it's making is really that the Hatchimal is sick, because the eyes turned green. So, you're supposed to touch its forehead and pet it.

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.


These magic sets have surely come a long way from the ones we had when we were little!  This one is a magic set and science kit all in one.  It comes with over 27 different tools, ingredients, and parts so your kiddos can learn to make really cool things like dancing holograms, optical illusions, disappearing coins and more! Check out all their different themes here!
If you're planning on giving this to a child for Christmas, you might want to save it for the day after, or do it on Christmas Eve or something. This process takes 30 minutes or so, and you've got so much other stuff happening on Christmas Day that it's going to be difficult get the kid to sit still for it and for you to enjoy watching it happen. The hatching is what they want to see, and if the grandparents and cousins and the rest are all there and the movies are going, nobody is going to see anything.
We are obsessed with this new interactive Fozzie Bear from Muppet Babies!  When you press his paw he’ll tell jokes, sing a song, giggle, wiggle, and more!  When he laughs his tie even lights up!  We love the message of Fozzie’s ‘never give up’ attitude and know your kiddos will love him too.  He’s now listed as one of the must-haves of the holiday season.  Learn more about Fozzie here!
It features 15 unique instruments across five different genres of music, enabling a truly hands-on physical approach to learning as preschoolers mix (and remix) their own musical creations, said Schacht. Best of all, kids are in control of their very own compositions by adding or subtracting instruments, changing the tempo and layering in fun sound effects.
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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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On a whole new level of mystery toy unboxing are radical reveals. “Toy companies are ditching basic blind bags and coming up with really cool ways for kids to unbox surprise toys, such as digging through clay, adding water for fizzing reactions, and more.” says Schacht. Wowzer Surprise Magical Pets are snow globes full of bubbles called Orbeez that obscure each pet. To reveal the surprise all you have to do is pour water into the top which “magically” makes the bubbles disappear. Inside you’ll find unicorns, rabbits, chickens, rainbow fish, and a whole lot more.
Beaker Creatures are a new line of science-themed collectibles from Learning Resources. With 35 characters to collect, kids can also learn science experiments from the fizzing Reactor Pods on the working lab sets and classification cards. The Science Lab comes with two dissolvable collectible eggs with figures. For ages 5 and older. Price: $24.99 at  learningresources.com.
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.
I'm torn on how to review this. When they initially get it and open it, it's soooooooo exciting and fun. Hatching it was a lot of fun! Then going through the different stages with it the first, and even second time are a lot of fun. But then that's kind of it. They haven't played with it since. It was fun for all of us immediately, but then it like, ok, it doesn't do anything different and now we're bored. I mean, the hatching is super fun and the most exciting part, but that can't be repeated.
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A 600-piece set that builds into a 3-level catamaran, with sun deck and pool, a bridge with steering controls, slide and spiral stairs. Comes with 3 mini-figures, a banana boat, and accessories including an inflatable ring, life belts, flippers, 2 dolphins, ice creams, baskets, a smartphone and an MP3 player. Only drawback: it doesn't actually float on water... 
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