It’s that festive time of year where we all go overboard trying to buy the best toys for the little tykes. We know, we know — toy shopping, especially around the holidays can be overwhelming. Especially if you’re trying to fulfill a wishlist that is full of some of the best toys on the market right now. Want to get in on the goods before they’re gone? With the help of Good Housekeeping and Today, here are 15 hot toys that will likely sell out before Christmas.
1. L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise!
- $70, Amazon.com
These glittery dolls will likely be under every little girl’s Christmas tree this holiday season. But the real treat is the Bigger Surprise! box. The large pink carrier is packed with mystery dolls and accessories — hence the “bigger” surprise the name promises to be inside.
Next: For all the aspiring wizards out there …
2. Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Wall LEGO building kit
- $99.97, Amazon.com
LEGO is always a big steal over the holidays. But builders and Harry Potter enthusiasts alike will be going absolutely gaga over the Great Wall building kit. With little LEGO-sized versions of Harry and his friends, it’s unlikely this building kit will be available if you’re a last-minute shopper.
Next: If you want one of these adorable creatures, you’d better act fast …
- $17.69, Amazon.com
These adorable balls of fluff were reportedly back-ordered in the fall, so it won’t be surprising if they’ll be hard to come by right before the holidays. Each mystery animal comes as a ball of fur with two eyes then morphs into a full-blown animal after it’s washed and brushed.
Next: Get your robot on …
4. Avengers Hero Inventor kit
- $149.95, Amazon.com
What’s great about this contraption from Little Bits is it encourages kids to build their own robotic arm. To make it even better, kids can program the arm with a smartphone. While it’s probably a bit spendy for some families, the kit is guaranteed to be worth every penny. No wonder it’s expected to sell out before Christmas.
Next: These critters will likely sell out for a second holiday season …
- $49, Target
This holiday favorite from last year is projected to be a premium stocking stuffer yet again. The Hatchimals empire has also expanded its arsenal to include Hatchibabies, little miniature versions of the magical signing creatures.
Next: For the big kids …
6. Air Hogs Supernova, Gravity-Defying Hand-Controlled Flying Orb
- $30, Walmart
This futuristic find is sure to sell out quickly — especially because it’s only $30! This toy can supposedly be controled with your hands, and does a list of nifty tricks that kids can master.
Next: Heck, we’d want to live in this house too …
7. Barbie Dreamhouse
- $179, Target
Sure, Barbie’s had many “dream” houses over the years. But the 2018 rendition is so tricked out, it’s sure to fly off the shelves in no time flat. With an outdoor barbeque and working elevator, there’s no doubting every Barbie fan out there will be dying to have this eight-room domicile waiting for them under the tree on Christmas morning.
Next: Serve up two scoops before they fly off the shelves …
8. Melissa & Doug Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter
- $37.46, Amazon.com
Melissa & George is masterful at giving the little tykes the toys they need to pretend to be adults. Young ones will no doubt be wishing for summer weather when they get their little hands on this 28-piece ice cream counter, complete with ice cream scooper and little dollar bills.
Next: Teaching fire safety …
9. PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck
- $60, Target
Fans of the Nickelodeon show “PAW Patrol” are sure to get a kick out of this fire engine. This fully-equipped vehicle will keep firefighters busy playing for hours with its lights, sounds, and life-like extending firemen’s ladder.
Next: For the tech kids …
10. Osmo Genius Kit for iPad
- $89.99, Amazon.com
Here’s a gift that will make parents happy to sit their kids in front of the iPad for a while. The Osmo Genius Kit is comprised of five hands-on games promoting spelling, math, and other learning skills for ages 5 through 12.
Next: One of the biggest toy steals year after year …
11. Infinus Nerf N-Strike Elite Surefire Blaster
- $49.88, Walmart
Nerf is an institution in the toy world, whether it’s for a birthday or for the holidays. The new N-Strike Surefire Blaster is a small hand-held toy that will keep the kids playing around the house for hours on Christmas day — well, provided it isn’t completely sold out yet.
Next: Something cute and cuddly the kids can really sink their teeth into …
12. FurReal Munchin’ Rex
- $38.77, Amazon.com
This Christmas marks the year of the dinosaur, according to Good Housekeeping. And while all animals in the FurReal family are well-loved, they suspect the little T-Rex is going to be gone fast as holiday shopping gets underway.
Next: The bigger version of one of last year’s favorites …
13. Fingerlings HUGS
Last season, teeny tiny Fingerlings flew off the shelves and into kids’ stockings. While the little thimble-sized creatures will likely be a hit again, their large cousins, the Fingerling HUGS, are likely to sell out even more quickly.
Next: More building blocks that will likely sell out quickly …
14. LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox
- $159.95, Amazon.com
This 840-piece set will keep little builders busy for hours. To make this robot toy even better, it comes with a remote control so the kids can play with it even after it has been built.
Next: Last but not least …
15. Lego: Marvel Super Heroes 2
- $10.57, Amazon.com
Marvel superheroes are always a big hit. But with the passing of Marvel master Stan Lee, anything involving Spiderman and company is likely to fly off the shelves at rapid speeds. And this Lego-themed video game is likely to be sold out long before Christmas Eve.
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