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Celia Shatzman
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The Hottest Toys On Amazon For Holiday 2017

When it comes to getting the most popular Amazon toys for holiday 2017 in your shopping cart, it’s never too early to start browsing.

No one wants to be the parent who failed to get this year’s wonder toy under the tree in time for Christmas. But finding the perfect present isn’t always easy: With so many options to choose from, how can you possibly pick out what’s sure to be the season’s hit? So to make things easier for mom and dad, Amazon is sharing their list of hottest toys for holiday 2017.

Amazon’s team of toy buyers and editors parsed through the throng of best-sellers, customer favorites and brand-new toys and games being unveiled in time for Christmas, and selected 25 of the hottest items you’ll want to add to your holiday shopping cart this year.

FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger
Learning animal sounds just got a lot more fun. When kids roar at Tyler the Tiger, he roars right back and playfully bows. With over 100 sound-and-motion combinations, this interactive toy will keep kids entertained for hours.
For ages: 4+
Buy it: $130, Amazon.com

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox
With this 847-piece building and coding kit, kids can create a robot that dances and makes jokes, an interactive cat that play and purrs, a working guitar, a rover and a production line that actually builds mini LEGO models.
For ages: 7 to 12
Buy it: $160, Amazon.com

Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey
Thanks to this cute little monkey, fun is at kids’ fingertips. This interactive pet clings to your finger and blows kisses back, gets excited when you pet it and responds to touch, sound and motion by blinking its eyes, turning its head, swinging by its tail and babbling.
For ages: 5 to 15
Buy it: $28, Amazon.com

Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen Vehicle
Every Cars fan will have a blast drifting, driving and playing games with this app-enabled racing car. The personality-packed toy will respond to your kid’s commands with animates eyes, an animatronic mouth and programmed speech.
For ages: 8+
Buy it: $283, Amazon.com

Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant
Aspiring chefs can get busy in the kitchen with the moving milkshake maker and drink dispenser, while on the other side of the counter a couple of kids can settle into the life-size booth and spin the jukebox to pick their favorite tunes.
For ages: 3 to 5 years
Buy it: $155, Amazon.com

Soggy Doggy Board Game
We dare you not to laugh as you make your way around this board game giving Soggy Doggy a bath, all the while trying not to get splashed as he shakes himself dry.
For ages: 4+
Buy it: $20, Amazon.com

Disney Princess Dance Code Belle
With the touch of her necklace, Belle will get her groove on—and how she breaks it down all depends on the dance choreographs kids have programmed for her! Plus, she comes equipped with seven songs and 100 different phrases to create a truly enchanting play experience.
For ages: 5+
Buy it: $100, amazon.com

Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower
Little ones can take the creative reins and recreate their favorite scenes from Paw Patrol with this 2.5-foot tall lookout tower, which features a rotating periscope, interactive lights, sounds and character catchphrases.
For ages: 3+
Buy it: $100, Amazon.com

Nerf Nitro Flash Fury Chaos
Nerf blaster battles are about to get a serious upgrade. Kids can arrange pop-up targets, jump ramps and obstacles and unleash chaos as they blast out three cars at a time. See who can master the best car stunt challenges!
For ages: 5+
Buy it: $30, Amazon.com

Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway Track Set
Bring the fast-paced race scene in Cars 3 to life with the biggest raised Cars track set of all time! A Lightning McQueen vehicle leads the pack, while a motorized booster keeps cars moving.
For ages: 4 to 8 years
Buy it: $80, Amazon.com

furReal Makers Proto Max
Have your kids been dying for a dog? Now they can create and code their very own pet with this Amazon exclusive—just assemble the eight pieces and bring the puppy’s personality to life using the downloadable app.
For ages: 6+
Buy it: $120, amazon.com

LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny's Bounty
Kids can take a break from screen time and reenact their favorite scenes from the Ninjago movie with this three-level ship and minifigures. But first, of course, they’ll have to build Destiny’s Bounty brick by brick, from the hull and top deck to the dragon head and crossbows.
For ages: 9 to 14 years
Buy it: $159, Amazon.com

Enchantimals Panda Tree House Playset
Imaginations will run wild with the multilevel panda playhouse, inspired by the peaceful world of Enchantimals. Colorful furnishings, nature-inspired details and fun accessories set the stage for creative play.
For ages: 4 to 12 years
Buy it: $34, Amazon.com

DropMix Music Gaming System
Talk about moving to your own beat! With this fast-paced music-mixing game, wannabe DJs can create unexpected song mash-ups as they drop playing cards to activate tracks that blend from one to the next.
For ages: 16+
Buy it: $100, Amazon.com

Cozmo
This AI-powered supercomputer becomes more playmate than robot the more you hang out with him—he can express hundreds of emotions, and best of all, his unique personality continues to evolve with play time.
For ages: 8+
Buy it: $180, Amazon.com

Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby
Little ones practice nurturing a baby of their own with this interactive doll. She drinks from her juice box, cries tears, says what she’s feeling and even has a nose that turns red when she’s feeling under the weather.
For ages: 3+
Buy it: $50, Amazon.com

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle
You’ll be wishing your own spin bike was this fun. As kids pedal their way through on-screen game worlds like Tech City, Seaside Village and Mountain Forest, they’ll also learn spelling, phonics, basic rhyming and early reading skills.
For ages: 3 to 6 years
Buy it: $150, Amazon.com

Tegu Travel Pals Whale
Whether you’re in the car, on a plane or in a restaurant, a whale of a time is guaranteed for on-the-go play with these magnetic wooden building blocks. Plus, they’re eco-friendly and made from wood and water-based finishes.
For ages: All ages
Buy it: $20, Amazon.com

Seedling Littles Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape Costume Kit
Toddlers can decorate their perfectly sized cape with planet patches, an orbiter shuttle and rocket flames before pretending to blast off into space.
For ages: 2 to 4
Buy it: $27, Amazon.com

Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio
Kids can shape new creations, scan them and bring them to life in virtual worlds with the special app. Animations and special effects mean play-doh characters can dance, spin and float their way through different environments.
For ages: 3+
Buy it: $23, Amazon.com

Just Play PJ Masks Headquarters Playset
Bring the popular TV show PJ Masks to your living room with this double-sided, three-level playset. Kids can choose their mission at the light and sound Control Center and sing along with the theme song. A working elevator and zip line keeps the action going.
For ages: 3+
Buy it: $58, Amazon.com

Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game
Junior engineers will be so busy building their own roller coaster, they won’t realize they’re boosting STEM skills along the way. There’s four levels of play, from easy to super hard, to suit a range of ages.
For ages: 6+
Buy it: $30, Amazon.com

Osmo Genius Kit
Turn your iPad into an interactive teacher with five award-winning games that make math, problem solving and spelling fun, encouraging visual thinking, problem solving and creative drawing along the way. As kids age, the games will adjust to their new skill level.
For ages: 6+
Buy it: $90, Amazon.com

Automoblox Mini SC1 Chaos and HR5 Scorch 2-Pack Cars
For a wheel good time, kids can create two different vehicles from 24 mix-and-match pieces. It’s the fresh take on classic wooden toy cars you’ve been looking for.
For ages: 4+
Buy it: $24, Amazon.com

Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone
A mini melody maker serves as the perfect introduction to music-playing for little ones. Young maestros can explore different notes and sounds while gaining audio recognition and musical development.
For ages: 1 to 3 years
Buy it: $29, Amazon.com

Published October 2017