As is usual at this time of year, Walmart have released their list of 25 Top Toys for Christmas 2016.
Now obviously they are an American store, so some of these may not be on our shores just yet, but they do tend to follow shortly after. Some of them will be limited to Walmart stores only, but obviously some will be in all good toy shops.
No doubt that toy companies will be targeting the children’s TV channels, if they haven’t already (my children tend to watch CBBC so I don’t get too bombarded) with great adverts, getting children super excited for their latest toy offerings for Christmas.
So, without further ado, here is the list, in alphabetical order:
Barbie Rainbow Cove Princess Castle Playset
The Barbie Rainbow Cove Princess Castle Playset offers hours of fun with fashion dolls in their very own castle.
This castle is expansive and boasts a full three floors to create whatever scenes your child’s imagination desires. The backdrop for the castle floors pop with all the bright, beautiful colours of the rainbow.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batcave
The Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Batcave is a playset that will make fans of both superheroes happy. The Batcave playset has four different levels for play and stands four feet tall so it provides the perfect setting for children to act out all their favourite scenes from the Batman v. Superman movie.
Disney Princess Carriage
Every little girl dreams of being a princess and having her carriage come and carry her to the castle where she’ll be the hit of the ball. She can be a princess and attend the ball of her imagination with the beautiful Disney Princess Ride On Carriage.
Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart
Kids love the idea of helping their stuffed animals get well again when they’re sick. The Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart is a toy that’s educational as well as a kid favourite thanks to the beloved Doc McStuffins character. The cart is a fun, on-the-go toy that’s designed with lots of bright colours.
Fisher-Price Imaginext Bat Flight City
Playsets are a great way to spark imagination and learning and the Fisher-Price Imaginext Bat Flight City is one of the year’s most imaginative toys. If your child is a fan of comic book super heroes, then this is a perfect playset for him or her.
Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex
Little children of all ages love dinosaurs – and the Fisher Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex is a great toy for young, and not so young, dinosaur lovers. At 40 cm tall and weighing 5kg, it’s a big toy that is crying out to be played with.
Fisher-Price Little People Sit n’ Stand Skyway
Little kids love playing with cars and the Fisher Price Little People Sit ‘n Stand Skyway offers plenty of fun to spark their imagination. There are little roads that they can propel their vehicles up and down over.
Fur Real Friends Torch My Blazing Dragon
The FurReal Friends toys have a reputation for being some of the most fun pet toys that kids can have. The FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazing Dragon is one of these pet toys that comes to life through hours of interactive fun.
If there’s one thing that all kids love, it’s getting a surprise. When you add that to a toy, it’s bound to create a fun, learning experience. Spin Master LTD has mixed the fun of a toy with the anticipation of a surprise with their new toy line of Hatchimals.
Hot Wheels AI Racing Playset
Some of the most beloved car collections of all time are the Hot Wheels toys. They’re fun to play with as is, but when you combine them with a playset, the fun never ceases. Now, with the Hot Wheels AI Racing Playset, your child will be able to experience his favourite cars in a way unlike any other.
Little Live Pets My Dream Puppy
Technology is so amazing that it can create toys that look and feel just like the real thing – as is the case with the Little Live Pets Puppy. This adorable pet will be a welcome addition to your child’s play time. He has light brown fur that is incredibly soft to the touch – just like a real puppy’s fur is.
My Life As Food Truck
My Life is a company that creates the 18 inch dolls and all their lovely accessories to go with them. They’re very in tune to creating toys that represent a wide variety of people. You can find wheelchair accessories right along with their clothing options for the dolls.
My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire Castle
My Little Pony toys have always thrilled children of various ages with all their adorable figurines. Now, with the introduction of My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire Castle, the fun continues on. Kids will delight in creating imaginative scenes that feature Baby Flurry Heart along with Princess Cadence.
Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire Blaster
If you’ve ever been in a Nerf battle – or watched your child in one – then you know that every second counts during the fight. The Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire Blaster is an automatic Nerf gun that allows kids to shoot up five bullets per second. That’s why the blaster comes with 25 Elite darts. You won’t have to waste time during your battle to stop and reload. This feature is what will give you an edge in any game that you play.
Num Noms Lipgloss Truck
The Num Noms Lipgloss Truck allows little users to be able to create their own flavoured lip gloss. They can use the flavours, which are cherry and vanilla, to create the gloss – but to add that special touch and have extra shine, kids can add the glitter sprinkles.
Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall
Interactive toys are among the top selling toys because they’re fun, have a high replay value and are educational. Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall is one of the hottest interactive toys that you can buy for your child. He has the same mannerisms and personality from the show and can make more than 150 different sounds.
Pie Face Showdown!
The original Pie Face game was so much fun that it created a demand for even more fun games along the same line. With that in mind comes the Pie Face Showdown! Game. This one takes the same fun of the original game, but adds a twist. It features players competing against each other in a showdown style that’s loads of fun and packs plenty of laughter for whoever is involved.
Pom Pom Wow Decoration Station
If there’s ever a toy that has plenty of replay value, it’s the Pom Pom Wow Decoration Station. The kit comes packed with plenty of different projects that your child can use to let his or her creative side shine. There are tons of different supplies and four basic ways that a child can create unique designs of her choosing. It comes with the decorative station and includes 120 of the Pom Poms.
Razor PowerCore E100 Electric Scooter
Scooters have been all the rage for kids since they first came out. Now with the Razor PowerCore E100 Electric Scooter, they can have a faster ride with even better control than before. The features on this scooter shoots it to the top of the list of scooters to buy when your child asks for one. They can quickly get from place to place at a nice, safe pace of 10 MPH.
Sky Viper Streaming Drone
The Sky Viper Streaming Drone is one of the best drones that you can buy for the price. It’s easy to use and packed with features that many of the higher priced drones have. It’s about 13” from blade to blade and it weighs about two pounds, so it’s fairly lightweight. Set up is easy. The drone arrives already put together so to get it up in the air, all that’s required is that you charge it and add the batteries.
Star Wars Electronic R2D2
The Star Wars movie franchise makes any toy associated with them hot sellers. From the moment the franchise was conceived and brought to life on to the big screen, it found a home with audiences all over the world. Some of the characters from the first released movies are at home in toy boxes or are on every child’s wish list and that’s also the case with the Star Wars Electronic R2D2.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Remote Control Skateboarding Mikey
The toy, movie and TV show empire featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have longstanding places in the hearts of children as some of the most beloved characters of all time. Whenever a toy comes along featuring one of the characters, it always causes plenty of excitement. This year it’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Remote Control Skateboarding Mikey.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Lair Playset
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for many years and their popularity hasn’t diminished at all. The figurines and playsets are some of the hottest selling toys year after year. With the addition of the Teenage Ninja Turtles Mega Lair Playset, kids get a fun toy that will spark their imagination and they’ll spend hours playing with it.
Tyco Terra Climber Remote Control Vehicle
If your child is a fan of remote controlled toy vehicles, the Terra Climber Remote Control Vehicle from Mattel will be a perfect addition to his collection. This remote control car will keep kids entertained for hours with its ability to scale terrain both indoors and outdoors. The car can climb over logs, rocks and even piles of wood.
Vtech Go Go Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure
If your child loves motorized toys, the Vtech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure is a perfect play set for those who are between one and five years old. This little set allows your child to build tracks and set a small freight train on to watch it chug along. The freight train is included in the set and comes in a cheery yellow and brown colour.