From Fingerlings to Hatchimals, these toys are sure to excite -- and sell out -- this holiday season.
We’ve started to see the 2017 Holiday Toy Lists being released and rather than reading through all of them we thought we’d share the top toys from each. We noticed a lot of toys appearing on all of the lists, quite a few exclusives, and even a few toys that left us scratching our heads.
Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey
These cute little toys appeared on the Walmart, Toys R Us and Amazon toy lists, but what are they? They are a small interactive monkey that can “hug” your finger or hang from their tail. They have over 40 interactive responses including snoring, farting and blowing kisses. They have sensors to know when you’re interacting with them and sleep when you’re not playing with them. They currently come in six color options but we have already started to see exclusive colors and characters. These have actually been out for awhile but we’re just now seeing them gain popularity. These retail for $14.99 which makes them a great stocking stuffer and since most kids will want every color it’s not a terrible price for collectors. We have seen these starting to sell out in various colors so you might want to pick up a few before the rush of the holiday season.
Soggy Doggy appears on the Walmart, Toys R Us and Amazon toy lists. We honestly had to Google what this game is and how to play it. It’s basically a game of chance for kids. You take turns rolling a die and following the instructions on the board. Each turn you have to turn the spout on the shower and if you’re an unlucky one the “Soggy Doggy” shakes and you get all wet sending you back to start. The Walmart Toy List shows a $18.99 retail price but the lowest we've seen it so far is $19.82. This follows on the tail of last year's fan favorite, Pie Face, as a family fun game with an interesting way to lose. We saw Pie Face drop as low as $8.88 in the Walmart 2016 Black Friday ad so hopefully we'll see Soggy Doggy drop as well.
These surprise filled eggs have returned in the Amazon, Toys R Us and Target lists. Last year these were the hard to find item of the year and many consumers were disappointed when their eggs didn’t hatch or the Hatchimals themselves didn’t work. Yet, they return this year on October 6 which is apparently Hatchimals Day (you learn something new everyday). Toys R Us and Target both will have exclusive eggs. Prices range on these from $60 - $80 depending on the egg. We saw them in the Walmart 2016 Black Friday ad for $48.88 so there's still a chance we could see a discount on them this year as well.
Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery
This toy is featured in the Toys R Us and Walmart lists and features everything you need to give your baby doll a checkup just like Doc McStuffins! It’s got everything any aspiring doctor could want including a laptop, scale, cradle and doctor tools. When your baby is all done with their checkup you can even offer them a sticker from the sticker dispenser! It retails for $79.99 plus you’ll have to purchase your own baby doll and 3 “AAA” batteries. If your child is a Doc McStuffins fan and doesn't need the nursery specifically we found the Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Checkup Center for around $30.00 at Walmart. It includes a light & sound x-ray and heart monitor, stethosope, thermometer, brush and more!
L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise
Last but not least, the toy that had us scratching our heads is this giant L.O.L Surprise with a hefty price tag of $69.99 found on the Toys R Us and Target Toy Lists. They don’t release until September 29 and pre-orders are already going in and out of stock! Each one contains 50 surprises which can include outfits, accessories and even surprise dolls. Of course each accessory or doll could be an exclusive or ultra-rare so you should definitely purchase more than one so your kids can collect them all. If you're unfamiliar with L.O.L. Surprises, Toys R Us sells the smaller versions for $6.99 so you can see what you're getting before purchasing the larger version. Keep in mind that these dolls and accessories are very small so they are recommended for ages 6+. Blind bags and surprise toys seemed to have swept the toy scene and I'm not sure about the rest of the parents out there but I would be happy if this rather expensive trend ended.
We’ll be seeing a few more Toy Lists this year plus all of the Toy Books. There’s always a few toys that seem to top everyone’s lists that the stores miss out on but in general we’ll still be seeing Star Wars, Paw Patrol, Barbie and Lego’s as fan favorites. We’ll be watching for the best prices as the 2017 Black Friday ads roll out and possibly even giving a few of these away in our upcoming November Contest!
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