2018 Toy Guide

The Best  Toys for 2018

The Hot  100 Toy List for 2018 is HERE! If you are anything like me, you like to get a jump start on your holiday shopping.
Toy shopping becomes increasingly difficult the closer we get to the holidays. Surely, we are all familiar with the Cabbage Patch Doll, Tickle Me Elmo’s and Hatchimals of Christmas past. The toy companies released their newest must have’s earlier this Fall to help consumers combat the stress of holiday shopping. Technology is once again king with staples such as lego sets, Barbie’s dream house, board games and princess dolls rounding out the list. Hopefully, you will be able to find something for the little one in your life using this list. Bonus all of the following items can be found on Amazon! Did someone say PRIME?! I don’t know about you, but I love to do 99% of my holiday shopping from the comfort of my home with a hot cup of joe, comfy clothes and Christmas tunes {yes, in October – feel free to judge away}.
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Harry Potter Lego Set

New Harry Potter Hogwart’s  LEGO Kit

Calling all Harry Potter fans! The only thing better than going to Hogwarts is builing it! LEGO made it all possibly with this brand new Hogwarts building set! This time you’ll be building Hogwarts Great Hall.  It consists of 878 pieces and comes with 10 mini LEGO people like Harry, Hermione, Draco, Hagrid and more!

‘Yellies’ the Interactive Spider Pet (Toofy Spooder) 

Itsy Bitsy Cutie! These spiders are pretty cute!  New from Hasbro with 10 different ones to collect.  Interactive, voice activated, and move faster or slower based on how loud (or soft) you are.  They all have different personalities, and can interact with each other when put together in a setting.

New ‘HatchiBabies’ from Hatchimals

More Hathcimals? You betcha! It wouldn’t be Christmas without them? Nope! New this year and already one of the most anticipated toys of the season meet Hatchi Babies.  Yes, they are babies.  It is like a true gender reveal since you won’t know if it is a boy or girl.

Grumblies ‘Meltdown’ Animals

My sons personal fav – ha! No nurturing here – Poke, shake, tilt and roll them The more you mess with them the angrier they become, try to get them to full meltdown mode! More than 40 different reactions and custom sounds.  Each grumblie has his own personality, sounds & design.

Baby Alive ‘Real As Can Be’ Interactive Baby Doll

Woah this doll is the real deal! The kids can feed her, change her, love her and more.  She has over 80 real expressions and cute sounds.  She can be rocked to sleep and laugh when tickled.  She’ll even provide you with some of her very own sweet baby babble too when you talk to her.

Nintendo Switch

New Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Red Joy-Controllers

Gamers unite!!! The kids (and adults) can play this one together on your television, on the console itself, in different rooms, or just take it on the go and play wherever (long car rides). Included is the Nintendo Switch console, Nintendo Switch dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), and Two Joy-Con strap accessories, along with one Joy-Con grip, HDMI cable, and Nintendo Switch AC adapter.

LOL Doll Surprise House

The L.O.L Surprise House


This year HOT toy is definetely going to the L.O.L. dolls once again! Remeber trying to get those massive surprise L.O.L. balls last year? {le sigh!} The L.O.L Surprise! House is the ultimate hangout for L.O.L Surprise! dolls. Made from real wood, 3 stories, 6 rooms, and a working elevator! The outside patio includes a real pool for cold water, hot tub for warm water and a sandbox for L.O.L Surprise! Pets.. The first floor includes a living room with a real working lamp and kitchen with table, chairs and refrigerator. Bathroom features a toilet that makes flushing sounds and a bathtub with purple rain.

Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage

Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage Playset 


Where are all the car lovers? Hot Wheels had a fabulous new play set this year! Inspire hours of imaginative play with the biggest Hot Wheels playset ever. It is 3’ tall and easily stores/parks 140+cars. A motorized elevator can transports up to 23 cars at a time. Drive problem-solving skills to avoid the gorilla that tries to swipe cars out of the elevator. Side by side racing. Can be connected to other Hot Wheels sets.

Moj Moj Original Claw Toy Machine

The CLAW! Just like the one in the arcade, but the kids have a better chance of winning.  The kids can practice their skills at home.  It lights up, plays music, and has two different modes of timed-play.  It also comes with 6 little surprise packs that you can refill once they win them all.

Dinsey Doorable Blind bag

Disney DOORables

The newest surprise bag craze Disney DOORable! What’s behind the magical door? You have to open it up to see who’s in there. It could be Moana, Rapunzel, Peter Pan and many more!
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Wonder Workshop Dash Toy Robot

Dash, the robot, learning to code fun for kids. It easily responds to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing

Melissa and Doug Vet Set

Melissa & Doug ‘Examine and Treat’ Vet Pet Play Set

My son wants to be a vet so this is a favorite in our house. This set is a wonderful way to teach the kids how to care for pets. It comes with 24 pieces, including a plush doggy and kitten and must-have vet accessories like a thermometer, tweezers, bandages, stethoscope, syringe, and so much more.

Fingerlings Untamed Dinosaur Raptors

Sound the alarm HOT TOY alert! Remember the craze last for Fingerling Monkeys?  Wowwee upped their game and have added “Untamed Raptors”.  They are cute and ferocious at the same time.  This is sure to be a hot item for Christmas 2018.

The ‘Scruff-a-Luvs’ Rescue Pets 

For all the animal lovers! The pets start out as a little ball of fur, but then your little ones will take care of them by bathing them, drying them, and then brushing them.  The little ball of fur will turn into a cute, lovable pet.

The ‘Hairdorables’ Mystery Doll 

Ring the alarm, again! Another Hot Toy A-L-E-R-T Love a mystery?  The fun behind this doll is that your child will not know which doll they’re getting. Once they pull the mystery tab they’ll find out!  Plus, they’ll get 11 more surprises in total.  There are currently 36 different dolls to collect.

 Hysterical  ‘Chow Crown’ Game

Remember how hard it was to get Pie Face? Do NOT sleep on this game! This is a laugh out loud game for all.  You just have to add food (fruit, marshmallows, etc.) to each fork.  You place the hat on your head, turn it on, and when the music starts the food will start to spin.  You have to eat as much as you can before the music starts.  This is the game of the year!

The LOL Surprise ‘Under Wraps’ Eye Spy Series 

L.O.L fans rejoice! This is for you!  You’ll use your spy glass to unbox, find codes, and solve the mystery of the lost pet! It comes with 15 really fun and cute surprises they’ll love, including an exclusive doll!

Gamers! Look at these combo of two favorites – Fortnite and Monoply. Miss family game nights? This is a MUST! This edition of the Monopoly game is inspired by the popular Fortnite video game! It’s not about what players own; it’s about how long they can survive.  2 to 7 players claim locations, battle their opponents, and avoid the Storm to survive; the last player standing wins.
Crayola Chemistry Set

Crayola Chemistry Set

This is a great idea for the older kids in your life. A fun, easy to use chemistry set from Crayola! Hours and hours of fun are ahead with this gem.

Fugglers Stuffed Animals (with Creepy Teeth!) 

Another hot toy alert. These Fugglers (which stands for ‘Funny Ugly Monster ha! ) are said to be one of the must-haves of the year. The new Fingerlings perhaps? We’ll have to wait and see.  There are dozens of these creepy little devils to choose from and they’re perfect for any child who’s over the sweet and cuddly stuffed animals.

Lovely Unicorn ‘Ride-On’ Electric Unicorn

This is already at the top of my daughters Christmas list – should be interesting in a NYC apartment – sigh! The unicorn trend shows NO signs of stopping! This magical unicorn goes backwards and forwards by using the reins, and go up to 3mph.  The horn lights up!! The kids unicorn dreams come to life this season

The “Pimple Pete” Game by Dr. Pimple Popper

DO NOT WAIT TO GRAB THIS! This is one of the most anticipated games of the year. Carefully try to pull out the gross pimples but, be careful, because if you pull too hard Pete’s nose will squirt you with water.  Gross and fun all at the same time.

FurReal ‘Munchin’ Rex the Interactive Toy Dinosaur


When kids wave at him or feed him his treats, baby dino responds with 35+ sound-and-motion combinations. He hops and begs with excitement for treats – he might chomp on them, or try to spit them out. He loves his bottle, but his broccoli or caveman cookie can be “yummy” or “yucky”. Cool dino-habitat sounds – maybe this is what a prehistoric jungle sounded like. Includes pet, bottle, broccoli treat, caveman-cookie treat, and instructions.

Pomsies Interactive Pom Pom

Pomsies Interactive Pom Pom

Pomsies are really cute!  They can attach to your wrist, arm, backpack, etc.  They are totally interactive, have 50 different reactions, and love it when you pet them. There are 4 different Pomsies to choose from in a variety of different colors.


 “Don’t Step In It” the Unicorn Edition Game    Amazon Exclusive

Blindfolded, unicorn poop dodging fun!  Mold the included compound to look like piles of colorful unicorn poop.  The idea is to make it across the special mat and step in the fewest piles to win.  This is the game EVERYONE is talking about.

Jurassic Park Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler

The new Jurassic World Power Wheels fits up to two kids, can drive anywhere between 2.5 – 5 mph, works on regular hard surfaces and grass, has a real working light-bar just like the one in the movie, and even makes real dinosaur sounds and ‘chase’ sounds too. 

Twisty Petz Collectible Pet Bracelet Set

Twisty Petz are the bejeweled petz that transform into sparkly bracelets ! You can even create necklaces or backpack accessories and take them with you on the go! These are the cutest bracelets your kids will adore and love to collect.

Osmo Genius Kit for Kids

Five award-winning games that transform your iPad into a hands-on learning tool. Turns core subjects, like math (numbers) and spelling (words), into fearless fun. Encourages visual thinking, problem-solvingand creative drawing skills. Designed to adjust to kids aged 5-12 skill level.  Only compatible with IPad.


Nerf N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster 

This is so cool that you can blast people with Nerf missiles up to 90 feet away.  Includes blaster, targeting scope, drop grip, dual-rail barrel, storage stock, banana clip, 10 darts, and instructions

The Connect 4 ‘Shots’ Game

A rapid-fire, bouncin’ twist on the Connect 4 game. Players simultaneously bounce balls into the grid to get 4 in a row of the same color to win. This is one that you’ll not only want to play with your kids but will probably end up playing with your own friends.

Best Toys 2018

The Kano ‘Harry Potter Wand’ Coding Kit 

Make your OWN Harry Potter Wands – W-H-A-T?!?! Build a wand that responds to your movements. Comes with wand parts, PCB with codeable LED, button, batteries, step-by-step book, stickers, poster, and free Kano app. Tablet not included. Learn to code with 70+ step-by-step creative challenges. Make feathers fly, goblets multiply, fire flow, pumpkins grow, and more. Wave your wand and see instant effects on screen. 200+ exclusive sounds, music, and Wizarding artifacts

Barbie Interactive Dream Horse (with Barbie Included!)

The pretty white horse responds to actions and touches with more than 30 realistic reactions that bring the beauty of horses to life!  DreamHorse can walk forward, turn 360 degrees and neigh when you play


Remember the earlier you shop the more likely you are to get everything on your list! What’s your favorite toy of 2018 comment below to let me know!!

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