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Every year there seems to be a run on a few certain toys that every kid in the country “must have.”

This year, there are a handful of toys that retailers believe will become hot commodities as the holiday season draws near. If you don’t want to be left in empty handed this Christmas, I suggest buying these 10 hot toys now before they sell out this Christmas shopping season.

Fingerlings Hugs

You likely remember the popularity of Fingerlings last year?

This year’s hot toy is a much bigger and cuddlier version of the cute finger-huggers. The new version, Fingerlings Hugs, features long arms perfect for passing out hugs and these adorable fingerlings have a variety of silly reactions (from laughs to toots) every time they receive a hug from your child.

Your kid will have a blast playing with this silly toy, which also reacts to other fun prompts, like holding it upside down or tickling it.

LittleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit


This fun STEM activity features 18 different scientific projects that are also tons of fun to construct.

And with the variety of activities in the Little Bits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit, they’ll have a blast with this toy for a long time after the holiday season is over.

Projects available in this kit center around a superhero theme, with inventions like night vision, light powers, and speed trackers. But the best part about this kit is that they’ll be having so much fun building each invention, they’ll have no idea they’re learning something in the process.

Vtech Touch and Learn Activity Desk


With options for both digital and imaginative play, this comprehensive activity center will surely be a popular toy this Christmas season.

In addition to teaching your toddler more than 100 words and phrases, the Vtech Touch and Learn Activity Desk also features fun activities and songs and eight additional expansion packs that will make this interactive toy even more impressive.  If you are interested in the expansion packs, make sure to double check that the activity desk you are ordering has this capability, not all of them do.

Don’t Step in It Unicorn Edition

This silly game combines two of the year’s biggest trends – unicorns and poop.

And you can see it’s in demand on Amazon – it’s already their best seller in the games category.

The name of the game – Don’t Step in It – pretty much says it all. Players must avoid stepping in the piles of glittery unicorn poop to win the game.

Air Hogs

This fun gravity-defying orb will definitely be a big hit with the older kid crowd.

Featuring up to 30 moves and nine tricks, this cool piece of toy technology will keep your kids entertained for hours.

Air Hogs are controlled by their hands using motion-sensitive lights to respond to their every move. They’ll have a blast learning new tricks and showing off their moves as they master the art of flying this cool levitating toy.

Pomsies Plush Interactive Toys

These silly looking balls of fur may just be the next big thing this holiday season.

Pomsies are wearable pom poms with cute animal faces and a long furry tail, which can wrap around just about anything – making it a fun accessory as well as a cute toy.

Pomsies will interact with your child as they play with up to 50 different interactions, from grumbles when they’re hungry to purrs when they’re happy.

Lego Boost Creative Toolbox

Filled with more than 800 Lego pieces and an interactive motor, this cool new Lego kit is the perfect way to make your kids’ favorite building blocks come to life.

The Lego Boost Creative Toolbox includes building instructions for five different interactive robot models, from a 10-inch tall robot to a fun interactive guitar. Each set is Bluetooth enabled and can detect motion, distance, and color.

Scruff-A-Luvs

Every Scruff-A-Luvs comes as a ball of fur with only their eyes showing.

Once your child adopts them and gives them a bath, they transform into a cute new pet.

Your child could end up with a cute cat, dog, or bunny. But whichever animal they receive in their box, they’re sure to love it!

L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Doll


L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls have been popular for a while, but the glam glitter version are new this year.

If your daughter loves unboxing surprise gifts, it’s likely that these new L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter will be on her Christmas list this year.

Each Glam Glitter surprise includes seven surprises – a secret message, collectible stickers, a water bottle, shoes, an outfit, a fashion accessory, and a doll.

FurReal Munchin’ Rex

Dinosaurs are another popular theme this year, making this cute FurReal Munchin’ Rex a popular option for the preschool set.

This fun interactive dinosaur eats, hops, and begs, making it so realistic your kid will think Santa brought them a pet dinosaur this year. They’ll love his cool dino-habitat sounds almost as much as his fun sound-and-motion responses to their actions.

I hope this helped you find the must have toys of 2018!  Grab these hot toys before they sell out!

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