On the heels of Walmart’s toy announcement comes Toys-R-Us’ 2016 Hot Toy List full of handpicked predictions by the toy retailer’s “toy experts” for this holiday’s toy sales. The full list is 40 toys strong (and you can find it here), but we’ll be showing you the the “Fabulous 15,” which includes the announced Toys-R-Us exclusives for this year.
- PJ Masks Headquarter Play Set (coming soon)
- Power Wheels 12-volt Wild Thing ($299.99 on pre-order)
- NERF N-Strike Elite TerraScout RC Drone Blaster ($199.99)
- Sky Viper v2400 HD Streaming Drone with FPV Headset (coming soon)
- Shopkins Tall Mall Storage Case ($29.99)
The Rest of the Fabulous 15
- Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-pillar ($39.99)
- Little Tikes Light ‘n Go 3-in-1 Activity Walker ($34.99)
- Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall ($59.99)
- Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy ($49.99)
- Hatchimals (coming soon)
- DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Poppy (coming soon)
- Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck ($27.99)
- SelfieMic Music Set – Black or Pink ($19.99)
- Star Wars InteracTech Stormtrooper (coming soon)
- Pokémon Z-Ring Set ($29.99)
Compared to last year’s more expensive fare, like the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack ($99.99) and the Meccanoid G15 ($399.99), it’s interesting that so many of this year’s toys seem to hearken to an older time of simpler toys, like the Easy Bake Oven-esque Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck that allows kids to make their own lip gloss and dispense it like ice cream or the Shopkins Tall Mall Storage Case, which reminds us of the old Polly Pocket storage sets. Perhaps Toys-R-Us thinks parents are looking to spend less on toys this year, which definitely conflicts with the spending trends of the past several years’ worth of holidays.
Customers can easily create a wishlist including these items for friends and relatives to shop gifts for their children, and all online orders totaling $19 or more qualify for free economy (4- to 6-day) shipping. There is also free in-store pickup for all orders, and in most cases, these orders can be ready in under an hour (for all you last-minute shoppers out there). Toys-R-Us is also offering free economy shipping on all baby gear with no order threshold.
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