Start Your Holiday Shopping With the Top Toys of 2018

Make your purchases before the most popular toys sell out.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, you might have turkey and gravy on the brain, rather than gifts. But the day after Turkey Day is Black Friday, which means there will be tons of deals to take advantage of.

In preparation for the big shopping weekend, check out what’s hot on the toy market.

Your Complete Price-Matching Guide:  Target, Walmart, Best Buy and More

Hottest Toys of 2018

  • WowWee Fingerlings HUGS: These colorful plush monkeys offers kids animatronic hugs and also react with sounds and movement. Amazon is currently offering a markdown price of $24.72.
  • L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise!: This unboxing toy comes with more than 60 surprises plus exclusive dolls and accessories. You can save $10.99 if you purchase it through Amazon or Walmart.
  • Hatchimals: The popular egg collectibles are back for another shopping year. Purchase a toy pet for your child for $48.88 at Walmart.
  • furReal critters: These interactive animatronic beasties respond to your actions, such as making noise when you feed them “treats.” The toys come in several varieties and prices. For example, Rock-A-Too the Show Bird is on sale for $69.99 at Target, but Munchin’ Rex can be bought for significantly cheaper on Amazon for $38.99.
  • Sesame Street Playskool Friends Let’s Dance Elmo: This Elmo toy sings and dances, and you’ll be dancing too if you buy it on sale for $29.82.
  • Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic Rex: What child hasn’t wanted a cyborg Tyrannosaurus rex to grace their shelves? This model is currently going for just under $100.
  • Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Lego Building Kit: Wingardium Lego-sa! If you buy this set through Target, you’ll get a $10 gift card for spending more than $50 (it’s $99.99).
  • Barbie DreamHouse: The latest incarnation of Barbie’s high-end plastic property is currently going for $179 on Amazon, marked down from $199.99.
  • PJMasks Play Set: You can save $31.98 on this pajama’d superheroes playset on Amazon.
  • Really Rad Robots Mibro R/C Robot: Walmart is offering this toy for $34.76, marked down from $39.99.
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Deals are accurate as of Nov. 1 and subject to change.

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Sean joined the GOBankingRates team in 2018, bringing with him several years of experience with both military and collegiate writing and editing experience. Sean’s first foray into writing happened when he enlisted in the Marines, with the occupational specialty of combat correspondent. He covered military affairs both in garrison and internationally when he deployed to Afghanistan. After finishing his enlistment, he completed his BA in English at UC Berkeley, eventually moving to Southern California.

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