Here is the ULTIMATE gift guide to the Top Toys For Christmas 2016.
Looking for the top Christmas gifts for 2016? Yup it is that time of the year. For the holidays, you might be thinking about heading to your local drugstore to pick up a knock-off Barbie with arms that fall off when you move them. Don’t worry we got you covered.
To find the best and hottest toys of 2016, we looked at dozens and dozens of playthings. We nearly froze when Santa invited us to the North Pole to spend time with the elves.
What better way to find the coolest toys for kids? We got the children to help out and tell us about the toys they are asking Santa for. With the help of kids, we’ve chosen over a hundred awesome toys. This year we have categorized our list to make it easier to find the perfect gift to put under the tree. We also have identified “Buzz Toys.” A “Buzz Toy” is a toy that is extra awesome.
Grab a Santa hat, mittens, and a scarf. Let’s take a sleigh ride to the North Pole and look at some of the best toys of 2016 that inspire creativity, spark the imagination, and push the boundaries of fun engaging play experiences. Remember to vote for your favorite toys by clicking the heart button. No login is required! Have fun looking at our guide. We hope it helps. From everyone at Toybuzz, Happy Holidays.
Top Electronic Toys
Electronic toys spring to life with technology. Sing, play, and dance with some of the best toys for Christmas 2016.
Meet CHIP! CHIP is a robotic dog like no other. Incredibly smart, this lifelike dog wags his tail, greets you, follows you, plays fetch, and needs to be fed like a real dog. With built in 360 vision, he can actually see his surroundings. The coolest part? When his battery is low, he automatically tries to find and park himself in the charger. Who needs a real dog?
Aw, who wouldn’t want to adopt this little guy on Christmas? This puppy looks and behaves so life like. When you pet his super soft fur, he will respond with cute puppy sounds. When you wake him up, he’ll open his little eyes. Put him to sleep and he scrunches his face just like a real puppy. The best part? He’s so light and soft for snuggling.
Everybody is going want to put this little guy on their Christmas list. With over 50 sounds and phrases, this animatronic dragon is so cute. You put a little water in his head and he blows steam out of his mouth. The orange light inside his mouth makes it look like he’s breathing a flame. The coolest part? He can roast the play marshmallow.
Who wouldn’t want a pet kitten for Christmas? This cute interactive kitty cat has a lot of personality and attitude. With built in sensors, Bootsie comes to life moving her head, eyes, and eyebrows. When you pet, snuggle or feed her, she purrs and interacts with you. Most of the time, Bootsie is happy but when she gets upset you can see it on her face.
What kid wouldn’t want a pet monkey for Christmas? With life like movement, this hilarious chimp toy is ready to monkey around. Give him voice commands to make him perform over 100 tricks. He’ll crawl around on all fours as he laughs, makes monkey sounds, and farts. The best part? Make him dance and he’ll balance on two feet and shake his booty at you.
Make a wish! Press down on the bottle and watch this genie spin around and say “boom zahramay.” The best part? If you own both Shimmer and Shine, both of their movements and voices will be synchronized together just like on the show. Every wish is their command!
Superhero fans will love when the worlds of Batman and Superman collide in this action packed playset. It has everything you need to let your imagination take off including trap doors, missile launch cannons, good guys, and bad guys. The coolest part? It’s has actual flying helicopter that has to be seen to be believed.
What would happen if you combine two things that kids love- pirates and sharks? You would get this awesome pirate and shark ship in one. The coolest part? When you push down on the lever, the ship’s super grabber jaws bite action figures, chew them, and spit them out.
Are you ready for some morphin action? With a dagger shaped remote control, kids can control this giant sized Power Ranger. The best part? It fires missiles with the remote control! If that weren’t cool enough, you can even make it whip its tail by shaking the dagger shaped remote controller.
Along with talking and singing, this bright faced doll loves repeating back what you say like a little sister. Simply press its ear to make it record. Then press her tummy to repeat back whatever you say. The best part? It says whatever you say in an adorable high pitched voice.
Cabbage Patch Kids are back with a high tech makeover. Now the doll comes with an app that gives kids animated feedback. Kids earn “Baby Points” for taking care of the doll. With expressive LCD eyes and touch sensors on its body, this chubby cheeked baby has never felt more alive. Luckily, she won’t keep you up all night.
What’s furry, weird, and loves to poop? Our friend Furby is back with expanded capabilities and even more ways to play. This time Furby has built in Bluetooth which allows it to connect to your tablet to keep him updated. He dances, sings, and poops. Along with his fully colored animated eyes, there’s an antennae on his head that showcases his mood. The best part? You can now put him to sleep.
Little ones will love carrying this soft plush version of Beatbo everywhere. With his bright colors and catchy tunes, he will immediately grab baby’s attention for hours. Simply press his tummy and he lights up, hopping and bopping out tunes.
It’s a dance floor for baby starring Beatbo. This special mat has sensors inside that allow it to detect where baby is. As Beatbo sings about ABCs, numbers, and shapes, he’ll encourage baby to move around the mat crawling, standing, and boogieing. It’s a nonstop party for baby.
What’s red, furry, and adorable? It’s everybody’s favorite red monster, Elmo! While Love 2 Learn Elmo can talk, sing, and play games, Elmo is now smarter than ever. After downloading the app, parents can personalize Elmo to recognize their child’s name and favorite things. The best part? Elmo can help children brush their teeth, go to the potty, or even eat their veggies. Who needs a parent?
There is a new member in the My Little Pony family– Baby Flurry Heart. Pony fans can play mommy with this 10 inch interactive doll. Push her foot to make her spring to life with giggles and phrases. When you feed her, she will make sucking noises “Num, Num, Num.” The coloring changing horn will let you know how she is feeling.
It’s the new Teddy Ruxpin! Reading a story at bedtime will never be the same thanks to this soft and cuddly book-loving bear. Press his paw and this friendly bear will read five of children’s favorite bed time stories including Tortoise and the Hare and Goldilocks. A companion story book is included so children can follow along.
Did you know we all poop? Now our toys poop too. This cute looking dog may look innocent, but as soon as you feed him “treats” you’ll have to clean his “poop.” Perhaps kids will now learn the responsibility of looking after a real pet.
Straight out of the Secret Life of Pets, Walking Talking Max is ready for a walk. When you pet him or push the button on his leash, this 13 inch plush toy comes to life with a cartoony walk that looks like he stepped out of the film. Kids will love pretending to walk him as he wags his tail and says over 20 phrases from the movie.
Ruff! Ruff! Fans of Paw Patrol will love this toy that brings Marshall to life. This robotic dog zooms around and waves his tail just like a real pup. Simply pet his head and he will say real life phrases from the show. He will even follow kids around. The coolest part? He will take kids on 25 rescue missions, making them feel a part of the show.
Is your child asking Santa for a real puppy for Christmas? This little robotic dog looks so life like that you would think it was a real dog. With 12 voice commands, you can even teach him tricks from sitting to giving a high five. The best part? He won’t make a mess or chew your shoes.
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Does your nosy little brother or sister keep snooping around your bedroom? With this kit from Littlebits, you can take back your room. Along with the Makey Makey bit, the electronic components in the kit allow kids to create booby traps and alarms to notify them in case of an intruder. Stay out except if you are Santa Clause!
Remember Wall-E! With hundreds of real life animated emotions, this little palm sized robot is the closest thing to a real life version. As this robot wakes up in the world, he begins to explore his environment. With some of the most sophisticated AI, the way the little guy behaves is something you would only expect to see in an animated movie.
Originally launched in Japan, Yokai Watch has been become a smash hit with kids. It’s basically the next Pokemon. In the cartoon, the Yokai are spirits that love causing mischievous. Normal people can’t see them. That is until you get this pretend watch that lets you see the pretend spirits. No this pretend watch doesn’t tell time, it instead recognizes the collectible Yokai medals.
This is not your regular selfie stick. On one end it has a microphone, which allows children to sing along to their favorite songs. Kids can create their own music video with the phone’s camera and share it with friends. Everybody from the little ones to grandma will love singing with this on Christmas day.
There are a ton of BB-8 droids out there, but who wouldn’t want a 16 inch, life size version of BB-8? It’s like having the droid roll out of the film and into your living room. Not only can you use a remote control to control him but he understands voice commands too. When you talk to him, he will look at you. The best part? He will even follow you.
Last year’s Meccanoid was one of the hottest toys for Christmas. Here’s the latest version. This buildable robot contains 497 parts. After he is built, he will do all sorts of fun things from telling jokes to dancing. This time around, the voice recognition has been improved so it is more natural.
With 715 parts, this buildable dinosaur pet measures 3 feet long when built. Parents and children will love building him together. The real magic happens once he is built. It’s amazing that the dinosaur that you built stomps around your room, farts, burps, and responds to touch. Set him in guard mode and put him in your room to stop your nosy brother from stealing your things.
Sphero Sprk+ is a programmable robot for kids that educators have fallen in love with. It’s used in over 1000 schools. Using a drag and drop programming interface on an app, kids can make the robot spin in any direction, jump, or light up. With the simplified Bluetooth functionality, it is super easy to pair the robot. There are hundreds of free programs and activities to browse.
You can finally be a Jedi with the Force Band. Last year, Sphero released its BB-8 droid. In 2016, the Force band will give kids the ability to control the Sphero BB-8 with mid air gestures. It’s like something right out of the Star Wars movie. The force is finally with you.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a VR headset, the new and improved kid friendly View-Master Viewer VR Deluxe is a great way to dabble in virtual reality. With a brand new headphone jack, you can now use headphones with the headset. Experience everything from space to our solar system, safaris and more!
This 100 piece buildable robot loves to climb up smooth vertical walls. Using small gears, pressure valves, and cams, little engineers will build an air pressure suctioning system inside the robot. The best part? Kids won’t even know that they are learning about physics.
2016 is the year that Pokemon Go took over the world. This wristband will completely change the way you play. It allows you to catch Pokemon without ever having to look at your phone. The wristband will vibrate when you approach a PokeStop and light up if a Pokemon is close by. Got to catch them all.
Top Dolls And Plush
It’s no secret that some of the most popular toys of 2016 are going to be dolls. Little girls love dolls because they are like best friends. Here are the top new dolls of 2016 that girls can play dress up with and tell secrets to.
It’s our favorite new doll line of the year. What girl wouldn’t want to play with superheroes? Put on your cape as this doll line celebrates all of the coolest superheroes and super villains like Super Girl and Harley Quinn. Standing 12 inches tall, the bodies of the dolls are modeled after athletes. Super fun and ready to kick butt, these dolls are strong, muscular, and beautiful.
Since 1959, Barbie has pretty much been the same – tall, blond, and blue eyed. But no girl looked like Barbie. Now Mattel is releasing 33 new dolls with different ethnicities, hair styles, eye colors, and body types. Now girls can find a Barbie that looks more like themselves.
What could be a better bath toy than Barbie? At bath time, Barbie is ready to take a swim as a mermaid. The coolest part? The moment she hits the water, she begins to light up with a rainbow colored light show. Bath time just turned into a party.
Boom Zahramay! Up and Away! With their colorful glittery genie outfits and ponytails, these Shimmer and Shine dolls look just like the super popular characters on the TV show. This genierific toy has a magic carpet that actually waves and flutters when it rolls around. But that’s not the coolest part! The motion activated carpet knows when it’s flying and comes to life with 40 phrases and songs from the kids show.
Now that the Olympics are over, get ready for the Toy Olympics. Barbie has been training a little toy gymnast all year. Pull back the magnet so that the little gymnast stays on the balance beam. When you push the button, it flings the gymnast in the air as she sticks the landing on the mat every time. It’s a perfect 10!
You probably watched Simone Biles will a gold medal in the Olympics, but did you know that Barbie was a gymnastics coach? This Barbie doll comes with a little girl who is training to be in the Toy Olympics. The coolest part? She can swirl on the high bar, performing different tricks. She gets a gold medal!
Who are you going to vote to be President in 2016? We vote for Barbie. President Barbie is all covered in red, white, and blue to celebrate her love of the United States. But she is not running alone! Vice President Barbie is joining her in the country’s first all woman ticket. This November, remember to get out and vote for Barbie.
What could be a better Birthday gift than this Barbie doll? With a beautiful pink Birthday dress, gorgeous styled wavy hair, and a pair of earrings, Barbie is ready to celebrate your child’s birthday. She looks even better in person.
For many kids, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Barbie. There is just no better feeling in the world than opening up a Holiday Barbie doll to celebrate the holidays. With a beautiful snow flake bodice, Barbie is ready to celebrate Christmas.
Have you ever seen a cat fly? Barbie must be the smartest person in the universe because somehow she has figured out how to do that. This Barbie doll has a cat on a leash, but this is no ordinary cat. When you press the button on her Barbie’s leg, it surprisingly sends the cat airborne. The amazing thing is that it actually works.
Meet Disney’s new princess. She is Disney’s first Latina princess. Trapped in Sofia’s amulet, Elena was rescued by Sofia. Now she is getting her own new animated cartoon. With a great story, she has to travel back to her kingdom “Avalor” to save it. With the new series, Disney has a beautiful line of dolls that lets kids relive the magical tale. This singing doll with a beautiful red dress sings a signature song from the show.
Kids have fallen in love with Disney Descendants. This year Disney has new dolls based on the new Disney Descendants movie. The doll comes with a ton of accessories that allow girls to play make believe. The coolest part? Just like it the movie, the dolls have dresses that light up.
The Ever After High Dragon Games movie came out earlier this year and the story was so good. There are 6 beautiful dolls based on the movie but our favorite is Darling Charming. While the doll is just okay, the Braebryn Dragon is so cool with beautiful flapping wings that allow kids to take flight on imaginative adventures.
Here’s a blast from the past. Kids from the 90s are probably freaking out. Betty Spaghetty is back! This mix and match constructible doll allows kids to use their creativity as they change up her hair and clothes.
You will get to know all your favorite Monster High Dolls all over again. Monster High made big waves earlier this year when Mattel decided to reboot the series with a new origin story. While many long time collectors are upset about the changes, we think this Draculaura doll based on the new Dance The Fright away movie looks beautiful.
In 2016, Barbie is moving into a brand new Smart Home. This Wi-Fi enabled toy home connects with an app, allowing kids to directly talk to it to control things inside the house like the lights, oven, and shower. Kids can even make the elevator ride up and down with their voice. Why can’t our house do that?
The Superhero Girls are still in high school and haven’t quite mastered their superhero powers. Standing 2 feet high, the Super Hero High playset is where they go to train. It comes with Batgirl. Whether they are sliding down a zipline or flying around with their action figures, kids will find a lot of imaginative play here.
When you “open” up this Barbie 3 Story Townhouse, it unfolds and snaps into a large house complete with a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living room. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Barbie dollhouse without furniture. The coolest part? When Barbie rides up the elevator, the bathtub folds open to become a pool. When you are done playing, the house folds up compactly
Barbie is taking her four puppies around in this puppy mobile. While it looks like any other jeep, you can “pull” open the puppy mobile into a vibrant and colorful playset for the puppies to play. There’s a tiki smoothie bar, a palm tree elevator, zipline, and more. The day at the beach just got a little bit more interesting.
If you don’t know already, there’s a new baby in the My Little Pony universe. Now My Little Baby Flurry Heart is growing up in this 2 story castle along with her mom, Princess Cadence. With a variety of fun play accessories, there’s a swing for Baby Flurry Heart and a throne for Princess Cadence. The best part? When you press down on the heart shaped crystal, the castle lights up.
What girl wouldn’t want to be Elsa? This might look like a normal Frozen playset but there is magic inside. With a simple wave of your wand, this ice castle will magically rises 20 inches in the air. As the castle rises, magical sound effects will play, making kids feel like they have magical powers.
It’s time for your checkup at this toy hospital. Dr. McStuffins has been hired as a new doctor and she is ready to make all her patients feel all better. With 2 sides of play, this 3 story double sided playset is massive with so many areas of play including a nursery, xray room, and working elevator.
This larger than life Enchanted Princess castle opens to over 4 feet wide, providing little ones with 360 degrees of fun. What makes it unique are the 5 magical trigger points, which allow your little princess to trigger music, lights, and phrases when a character is placed on them. Your little one will have a ball.
Top Pretend Play Toys
Everything comes to life with these dollhouses and pretend toys. It’s okay to make believe with these top kids toys of 2016.
Who isn’t obsessed with Pokemon Go? Pokemon fans will love wearing this belt on their Pokemon Go Hunts. It’s adjustable and you can even clip the Poke balls to the belt which makes it even cuter. Everybody else will want one. The best part? It also makes a great costume.
Have you ever seen a smart play kitchen? This play kitchen works with your tablet. With an app, you can play games, make pretend recipes, and interact with your kitchen. When you are playing with the kitchen, the app will recognize what you are doing and play animations and sound effects based on what you are doing. For example, open the oven and you will hear and see it on the tablet screen.
Watch your baby’s face light up with this playset! With over 80 activities for baby’s development, there are so many fun things for little ones to do. With so much to see, baby will want to stand and explore. The coolest part? The magic lantern creates a swirling swarm of lights on the floor that look like fire flies. Baby will want to crawl around and catch them.
Who doesn’t love camping? The Little People are going camping and your toddler can join them with this fun camper with plenty of play value. This is no ordinary camper. Not only will kids love driving it around, but when you open up the camper, it folds out into a little campsite complete with a campfire.
This is no ordinary racetrack. With a simple flip, it can actually convert from a vertical track to a horizontal track so baby can either stand or sit to play with it. Baby will love sending the Little People cars down the awesome ramps or driving the cars over the roads.
Whether baby is sitting, standing, or crawling, this playset is loaded with busy activities for baby to explore. There are 2 panels set up in a z shape that engage baby with physical and sensory play. Baby will love crawling under the arc and exploring the learning activities. With smart stages, there are several levels of play depending on baby’s development.
Who isn’t in love with the Paw Patrol? The Paw Patrol’s next mission heads to the jungle in the Monkey temple. With a trap door, elevator, and zip line, there is plenty of action to be found here. The coolest part? When you spin the components of the temple to other side, it turns into a mission control center for our pals.
Who said that mermaids are not real? We are happy to report that mermaid blankies for kids are now a thing. Not only does this blanket keep your feet warm, but it turns your legs into a mermaid tail. Can you imagine flopping around with this blanket on while singing “Under the Sea!”
Does your little one dream of being the cape crusader? This mask will not only make him look like Batman, but sound like him too. The voice changing technology allows anybody to talk just like Batman. All you need is a cape and you can take down Superman.
Does she want to play with mommy’s makeup? Now your little one can apply pretend makeup just like mommy. While this makeup set looks just like mommy’s, it won’t apply to your child’s face. The best part? Even daddy can apply it.
This pretend guitar actually makes a great first musical instrument. It plays 3 songs from the new Disney animated show, Elena of Avalor. Your little one can even sing along as the music can be played with or without words. The coolest part? It has four working guitar strings so you can strum along with the guitar pick. Your little one will feel just like Elena Of Avalor.
Hurry we need a doctor! Put on your doctor clothes and head to the hospital with this toy hospital cart. Roll it around your house to help take care of sick toy patients. With all the tools onboard, you will have everything you need to make all your toys feel better.
How would you like to fool everyone just like Penn & Teller. With over 200 tricks from card tricks to reading people’s minds, you will be able to create your own magic show that will leave everybody saying “How did you do that?”
The iconic Chatter Phone from Fisher-Price is making a comeback. Little kids will pretending to talk and dial this cute phone. It’s not only a pretend telephone, it’s also a pull toy. The phone’s eyes wobble just like you remember. The only problem? You might have to explain that this is what phones looked like before cell phones.
Top Educational Toys
Toys aren’t just for fun. They can also teach you. Let these cool kids toys ignite your child’s mind.
Can your preschooler code? Forget number and alphabets, even preschoolers can learn basic problem solving skills with this friendly looking caterpillar. Along with its head, the caterpillar comes with 8 different body segments that can rearranged. By rearranging the body parts, kids can create their own code to tell the caterpillar how to move.
This little Chameleon can easily camouflage himself. When you scan anything in the real world with his paint brush, the Chameleon will change that color. What better way to learn color? Be warned, kids will want to scan everything and anything.
Now even little ones can learn how to create circuits with this logic game that teaches kids the basics of circuit design through a fun puzzling experience. With 60 different puzzles, kids will manipulate the various pieces to complete the series, parallel, and combination circuits. When the puzzle is correct, the circuit will light up like a Christmas tree.
What do you get when you cross coding with Emjois? You get Coji, the robot. Coji teaches kids to program with a language they already know- Emjois. With the included app, there are five ways to play that teach kids to think sequentially and logically much like a computer.
Whether they are crawling or standing, your child will love going around this table which is like a mini town for baby. With removable legs and 3 learning stages, the table is designed to grow with them. There are so many things for baby to explore from simple sensory activities to interactive songs and sounds.
Does your little one need a desk? This is no ordinary desk. This activity desk is filled with tons of interactive learning activities for toddlers. Double sided interactive activity mats can be placed on the top of the desk so kids learn everything from ABCs to music.
The LeapFrog Leapstart is an interactive book based learning platform designed to take toddlers into the first grade. It comes with a stylus that allows kids to interact with the different activity books. Children will learn everything from colors to numbers. Additional books with learning activities are sold separately.
Happy Atoms is a physical and digital Chemistry set that makes learning Chemistry fun. Thanks to magnets, the kit makes it easy to see how atoms bond together to create various molecules. It’s as accessible as Legos. After you build the molecules, you can scan them with an app to identify them. Chemistry just got a whole lot more interesting.
Who said science is for older children? With this set even preschoolers can step into the world of science with this 24 piece science kit. Your little mad scientist will love using the measuring spoons, test tubes, magnifying glass, and more to complete 10 fun science experiments.
With this fun science kit, kids get to learn about the amazing process of metamorphosis and grow their own butterflies. Kids get a little cup with larvae that turn into caterpillars and then into a pupa and finally turn into a beautiful painted butterfly. The best part? It keeps kids busy for awhile.
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could learn how to code by playing a video game? This kit includes a buildable controller that is designed to teach kids Arduino programming. After building the game controller, it connects to your tablet, allowing kids to play through the downloadable game. Kids can customize the controller to give the onscreen character special powers.
Osmo is award winning system for the iPad that blends the physical with the digital world. It comes with a special reflector that you attach over the iPad’s camera that lets Osmo see what you are doing in the real world. The add on coding set teaches kids how to program using blocks that kids can rearrange to control a videogame character in an app.
Top Construction Sets
Looking for the best kids toys for 2016? You can’t go wrong with building toys. Children love building things. Build your child’s imagination with these hot items for Christmas.
The Lego Friends collection has been wildly popular with girls, but everybody will love the Amusement Park set that Lego has put of this year. It’s not just for girls and covered all in pink. Not only is there a huge working roller coaster but a spinning Ferris wheel too. It’s got cool details too like light up headlights on the roller coaster.
Not only is this 1092 piece bridge cool looking, it’s packed with cool play features and cool mini figures that kids will love. Look out! A taxi can crash through the side of the Lego bridge. It’s up to Spiderman to save the day. The coolest part? There are plenty of areas where you can attach Spiderman’s web to swing around with the Spiderman minifigure.
With the brand new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, Lego has a bunch of new Lego sets coming out in 2016. This 740 piece large scale X-Wing fighter lets kids relive the opening scene of the movie. With a brand new color scheme, the X-Wing has never looked better. Our favorite feature? The ability to go into attack mode by locking the S-foils.
It’s time for a good ole’ space battle. With this set kids get to build both a A-Wing Starfight and Darth Vader’s Tie Fighter. Both models look pretty authentic. The best part? You are going to love battling with these 2 ships with your baby brother. Pulling back on the plane to fire the missiles never gets old.
Kids can build this 903 massive Clone Tank to take out the Droid army. It’s a got great minifigures and a rugged design, but the coolest part is its suspension. This set uses Technic pieces that allow the wheels to turn as you lean the body of the tank. It’s so fun to roll it around.
The wait for Christmas got a whole lot easier with this Lego set. Inside there is a daily surprise of fun Lego goodies, which makes counting down the days to Christmas even more fun. This set is available Lego Star Wars 75146, Lego City 60133, and Lego Friends 41131.
We are always excited to the new sets in the Lego Minecraft line. In 2016, there are 5 new sets. Lego has done a great job making these sets fit within the Minecraft universe, but our favorite set this year is “The Fortress 21127.” This set let’s kids design a huge Minecraft castle out of little modules. The coolest part? This set has pressure plates and modules that open gates and doors.
This epic 1186 piece Lego castle set spans out in every direction with so much of play. With vehicles, monsters, and moving obstacles, it beautifully captures Jestro’s evil lair from the show. With the great fantasy setting, kids will love that the set allows the minifigures to traverse up through the ladders and stairs up to Jestro, who is ready to make an escape. Stop him!
This is no ordinary Lego castle. Have you ever seen a rolling castle? This 140 piece castle has tank threads, rolling into battle with 4 working cannons. There’s even a drawbridge that lowers down. The best part? It can even open up, revealing a large play area inside.
Legos and dragons? This huge 833 piece Lego set lets kids build a beautiful Queen dragon. Thanks to the gorgeous transparent flapping wings, great articulation, and gorgeous colors on the dragon, kids will enjoy bringing this dragon to life as they swoop around everywhere with it. It’s magical.
Kids can reenact the Beauty and The Beast with this 374 piece Lego set. Not only do kids get to build Belle’s Enchanted castle, but they get the entire host of characters from the cartoon in minifig form including Belle and the transforming Prince/Beast.
Get ready for fun and adventure in the park with the Lego City Fun in the Park set. A variety of figures reflective our daily world are included in the set, including a father pushing a baby in a stroller, a disabled person, and an ice cream vendor ready to sell sweet treats to kids playing in the park. Makes a great addition to your Lego City world and collection.
Who doesn’t love volcanoes? Lego scientists will love exploring this 824 piece Lego set that lets kids create a volcano out of Legos. Pull the lever and watch the Lego pieces explode out of the bubbling Lego volcano.
Why go to Disneyland, when you can build this towering Disney Castle out of 4080 pieces? Standing 30 inches tall, this Lego castle is modeled after Cinderella’s Castle in Disneyland. On the inside there are little rooms based on popular Disney Princesses. While expensive, it’s cheaper than taking a trip down to Disneyland with the family.
The Lego Technic line is designed for older children who want to build vehicles with moving parts. The final build of this Technic set of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS looks stunning indeed — serving as an impressive showpiece. This is not a Lego set; it’s a piece of art. It is loaded with attention to detail that will satisfy the most die-hard Porsche enthusiasts and offers a great build. Building the set is only half the fun!
Top Collectible Figures
Start a brand new collection of toys with these fun new collectible figures of 2016. Action figures are as fun to play with as to collect. Put these collectible figures on your 2016 hot toy list.
What kid hasn’t fallen in love with Pj Masks? Now an entire line of toys including cars, characters, and role play outfits is coming. Our favorite is the PJ Masks Headquarters which offers 360 degrees of play and includes Catboy and his car. On the back, this massive play set features a totem for each of the characters. Inside there are neat little traps to set for the bad guys and training areas for our heroes.
Everything is happy in the Shopkins Happy Home Playset. When kids move into the Happy Home, they can decorate the empty rooms with Petkins furniture. The set includes Petkins furniture for the living room and one Shoppie doll, Popette. You can fill the other rooms with Petkins from your collection, which can be found in blind packs and other decorator packs.
Shopkins are the undisputed king in collectibles right now. We are now in season 5 and there are 1000s collectibles out there. With 20 Shopkins, this mega pack is a great way to jump start your season 5 collection. One look at them and you’ll agree they are super adorable and cute. Collect all your favorite Shopkins!
Will more action than ever before, there is something new in the My Little Pony world. In the Guardians Of Harmony line, we are getting all of our favorite characters but we will be playing with them in an all new way. These ponies are equipped with weapons and armor and are ready for battle.
Could anything be sweeter than a My Little Pony playset covered in play sugar? This fun set comes with cool characters from the show including Pinkie Pie, Cheese Sandwich, Gummy, and Boneless the Rubber Chicken. With all the fun props including the ball and propeller cap, My Little Pony fans will love recreating the scenes from the show.
These are almost too cute. My Mini MixieQs are a line of cute little collectible figures from Mattel. Kids can mix and swap each figure’s hair and clothing with other figures in the line to create millions of combinations. There are playsets too. This apartment playset can be folded open and connected to other playsets in the line.
Star Wars fans have a lot of toys to look forward to in 2016. Our favorite action figure set is Hasbro’s Takodan Encounter set which includes 4 realistic 3.75 figures from the film. Rey even sports a cool light saber.
Splashlings are little mermaid collectibles. We love the story behind these new collectibles. These Mermaids are really tiny and live in little shells, which is where Splashlings come from.
Twozies might be the next Shopkins. Featuring babies and pets that do everything together, this line of collectible toys proves that everything is better when it comes in twos. Somehow the pets and animals got separated. You have to collect them and try to match the pets and babies. It’s addictive! This is the Ice Creamset that comes with 4 Twozies.
Nothing is more exciting than this giant 2 foot tall Transformer. With a signature blue, red, and white color scheme, Fortress Maximum is the biggest Transformer this year. In robot mode, everything from his knees to his fingers can move. The coolest part? His head comes off and can transform into a robot.
This playset might look like an ice cream truck but it lets young kids make their own lip gloss. Kids can flavor their lip gloss with either cherry or vanilla or add a little glitter. Kids will love wearing the lip gloss that they created with this set. Who needs ice cream?
The Disney Tsum Tsums are taking the world by storm. Legions of fans have discovered these adorably cute figures based on popular Disney characters. Discover what the craze is all about. They’re squishy, super cute, and there are over 150 to collect. With 3 different sizes, part of the allure is that they are stackable. Stack, Collect and Trade ’em.
Top Board Games
Make family game night more interesting with the hottest new board games of 2016. Enjoy the very best card, board, and trivia games with these popular toys for Christmas 2016.
What did you say? Watch Ya Mouth challenges kids to say ridiculous things like “Diapers Full Of Poop” with a mouth opener on. The mouth openers hold your mouth open, which slurs your speech. The hard part is guessing what people are saying. Seriously, the funniest game ever. This version is safe for kids 8 and up.
Get ready to cool down with Wet Head. In this water roulette game, players fill the hat with water. After spinning the spinner, kids have to pull the pins out of the hat. Look out! You might end up getting drenched if you pull out the wrong pin.
Hypertoss is this generation’s Bop It. In this action packed memory game, kids have to toss the ball from one color to the other to recreate a certain sequence like Red, Red, Blue, Green. The fun part is trying to come up with fancy tosses and catches to embellish everything.
Nobody uses cash anymore so why should they in Monopoly? The latest version of Monopoly comes with a tiny ATM that keeps track of all the financial transactions. Players buy everything with a credit card. The worst part? You won’t be able to cheat by stealing a few dollars from the bank.
This is not your parents Simon toy. In the original Simon, you had to touch the four colored pads to repeat the patterns that would light up. In this version of the game, you don’t have to touch it at all thanks to motion sensors which can sense when your hand is nearby.
This problem solving game has kids “mixing formulas” by passing marbles from one test-tube to another so the marbles are in the correct configuration. The catch? You can’t touch the marbles with your hands. The idea is to match the configuration on the challenge card before the other player. The player that yells “Eureka!” first wins.
Happy Salmon is a game that is hilarious fun with a bunch of friends. Basically, you have to do 4 different actions that are listed in your deck of cards as fast as you can. You will be doing a high five, fist bump, switching places with somebody, and a fish like clap called a “happy salmon.” The hard part? Finding somebody in the group with a match. It’s flapping fun!
Who doesn’t love UNO? Here’s a “spin” on the classic game. First, each player creates their own wild card rule card like “bark like a dog!” These cards are shuffled and put in the spinning jackpot machine. The game is played exactly like Uno where you are matching cards with the one on the top. The fun part? Players have to pull the jackpot lever when they play a jackpot card, which adds tension.
In this game, players have to create monuments to score points. On your turn you can do one of four things: get additional blocks, place blocks, play a market card, or sail boats. While the idea might sound a bit boring, there is actually a lot of strategy involved in moving the stones in the boats because other players can get in your way.
In Quadropolis, you are the mayor of your city. Players take turns, removing tiles from the construction grid. The tiles provide resources to build your city. Depending on how you build your city, you will get different points. The game takes place over 4 rounds and the player with the most points wins.
Sushi Go Party is a more expansive game of the original game with 15 additional cards on the menu. Players pick a card from a hand of cards and pass the rest of the cards to player next to them. The idea is to collect cards in order to create best sushi combos. The player that gets to most victory points after 3 rounds wins.
Who farted? In this silly game of farts, players take turns pressing Guster the same number of times as the card that they played. Eventually, the pressure will be too great and he will have to let out a gassy fart. It’s silly fun that will fill your entire house with gross fart noises.
Top Active and Outdoor Toys
Kids love moving around. Get your kids off the couch with these top holiday toys for 2016.
The Rip Surf from Razor is a mashup of a surf board and a skateboard. It can be best described as a surf board with wheels. Not only does it look like a surf board, it carves and cuts like one too thanks to 2 sturdy caster wheels underneath. Riders propel the board by twisting back and forth on the board. It’s the closest you will come to surfing on the sidewalk.
The Swurfer isn’t the swing that we grew up with. The Swurfer combines the act of swinging with the feeling of surfing in mid air. Made of hard maple wood, the Swurfer is designed to support up to 250 pounds. That means mommy and daddy will want to try too.
The Rip Stik just got cooler. The original Rip Stik gave you the feeling of snowboarding and surfing on the road. The newest one is outfitted with an electric motor which means it goes up to 10 mph and gives you 40 minutes of power. Riders use a handheld remote to control their speed.
Designed with teenagers in mind who wanted something a little bit more exciting than flying darts, Nerf announced the Nerf Rival line. This year Nerf is introducing the first fully automatic Nerf Rival blaster, the Khaos MXVI-4000, which fires foam balls up to 70 MPH. Firing 40 rounds in just 11 seconds, it’s the most fun you will have firing a blaster all year.
How cool is this? Squeezing the trigger on this Nerf Rival blaster fires two 70MPH rounds at once. That means each shot is twice as fun. The best part? You don’t have to worry about batteries as each shot requires a manual pump action like a shotgun.
The Tri-Strike is the latest and coolest blaster in the N Strike Modulus line. This slam fire bolt action rifle comes with a bunch of attachments. The coolest part? It’s a 3-in-1 blaster! It is the first blaster with 3 ways to blast your opponents, firing 10 Elite darts, 4 larger Mega darts, and a foam missile.
Meet the world’s fastest Nerf gun. Squeeze the trigger to unload a barrage of foam darts at your opponent. With a 25 dart drum, this baby will empty 25 darts in close to 5 seconds. That’s 5 darts per second.
Named after an elephant, the Nerf Mastodon is an absolute beast on the battlefield. Huge is an understatement. It’s the size of an elephant. Powered with 6 D sized batteries this Nerf gun is so big and heavy that you need to use the shoulder strap to muscle it around. But man is it powerful. This motorized Mega blaster fires 24 Mega sized darts in less than 20 seconds.
Holy smokes, Nerf is introducing its biggest and farthest shooting bow ever in the Nerf Rebelle line. It comes with three 27 inch arrows. Shooting it is a lot like shooting a real bow. Along with an eye sight, it even has an area for kids the rest their arrow on to steady their shot. Even Katniss needs one of these.
You probably love shooting rubber bands with your fingers, but you have never seen a rubber band shooter like this. This rubber band shooter is designed to shoot rubber bands accurately and with distance. You can even take out a target with it. The Hyperion is the best one as it will shoot 14 rubber bands at the same time.
Why do all the big kids get all the fun? Little ones finally get a thrill ride of their own in the backyard. Kids simply push the Hot Wheels car up to the top of the track and come rolling down the ramp. Littles will want to do it over and over again. The best part? Nobody will check their height.
Everybody and their mom is obsessed with these super sized pool floaties. Like seriously what could be cooler than chilling on a 6 foot long flamingo?
Razor scooters make great Christmas gifts for kids of all ages. The newest model is the Razor Power Core E90. Compared to previous versions, Razor has improved the battery life on this scooter so you get up to 80 minutes of use to keep on rolling and rolling.
If you are looking to get your older kid something extra special for Christmas look no further than this miniature street bike from Razor. The bike features realistic street race styling and can reach speeds of 17 MPH making it perfect for someone who has the need for speed and doesn’t want to pedal.
What if you could play Super Mario in real life? That’s the idea behind Rox. It lets kids turn their backyard into a video game with wireless sensors. Kids spread the sensors around the backyard and can play games that get them active like Zombie Tag. Invite all the neighborhood kids over.
Now here is something that every kid will want on their top toys for Christmas 2016 list. Don’t just go running into battle with ja Nerf blaster, use this pedal powered go-kart instead. It has multiple mounts for Nerf weaponry.
This Tesla Model S for kids will make parents wish they kids again. All we had were Power Wheels. This vehicle features working headlights, a sound system, and a spacious interior. Available in 3 colors: Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, and Red Multi-Coat.
Top Vehicle Toys
There is nothing more fun than zooming around the race track with the hottest new R/C & Vehicles. Race around with the hottest toys of 2016.
Who isn’t obsessed with Paw Patrol? Paw Patrol fans can take their adventures to the sky with this transforming jet, which comes to life with lights, sounds, and rotating propellers. Inside the cockpit, there is room for Robodog, the included figure. With 2 modes of play, it can transform into a jet or helicopter, playing the appropriate sound effects.
Cowabunga, dude! Get ready to pull off crazy skateboarding tricks like one foot wheelies, 360s, and more with this cool remote control toy. With just the ability to go forward and turn the Turtle on the skateboard you can pull off so many zany moves that would make Tony Hawk jealous. Nothing can stop this Turtle. If messes up a move, he will get right up.
A buildable Hot Wheels track? This kit allows kids to get creative building 4 different stunt tracks that will have the Hot Wheel cars making epic leaps over canyons and crashing into to each other. Even the box is part of the track. The coolest part is building your own crazy track.
The super popular Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track is back. Why is it so popular? This Hot Wheels track is designed for one reason only – to crash Hot Wheels cars. It has four different loops that intersect in the crash zone in the middle. Put cars on the track and watch them collide in style.
This is a LOUD toy but it’s supposed to be. Featuring 6 original songs and a remote controlled guitar, it allows kids to have their very own Thomas concert. Kids will enjoy making Thomas spin around and move forward and backward as they rock out to some catchy music that will get stuck in your head.
Lionel is known for its awesome model trains but this is something completely different. With an innovative flexible track, kids can build these tracks in any direction. The best part? The little slot cars cling to the track saying goodbye to gravity. It’s fun to build a rollercoaster track with dare devil loops or even build the track in your hands.
Who knew that Thomas The Train was such a dare devil? Designed to recreate the stunt from the Great Race movie, this stunt track is epic. As Thomas marches up the track, he will take a twisting elevator up to the top. Then he will come barreling down a ramp only to fly over an endless gap in the bridge. It’s crazy that he makes it.
There are a ton of RC toys out there, but how many of them can climb stairs? This RC car has huge claw arms that allow him to climb over almost any terrain. Where will you climb?
This Playmobil set allows kids to create a perfect replica of the Porsche 911 Carrera. Building it and applying the stickers takes about 10 minutes. The curves on the model are near perfect and the intricate details like the working tail lights and head lights will blow you away.
Who doesn’t love Minecraft and flying toys? Look it’s a floating ghast. What could be cooler than flying your own radio controller Nether Mob Ghast? With a block shaped remote control, this Ghast is so much of fun to fly super high in the air. The controls are simple for even beginners to get the hang of.
Drones are cool but a drone you can fly in a real life video game is cooler. This drone comes with 4 smart infrared beacons that allow kids to mark out their own custom race course. When you fly over the beacons, the toy understands that you flew over. The fun part? Kids take turns racing around the course for the fastest time.
Drones are difficult to fly, but anybody can fly this drone. With the help of an app, this drone is literally able to fly itself with a self stabilizing feature. It can even follow you around if you place the locator beacon in your pocket. Now that it is easy to fly, you can try out the various game modes to challenge your skills.
R.E.V. are robotic vehicles that battle with each other. The latest set takes the battle on land and in the air. Use your smart device to control either the quadcopter or vehicle or vice versa. With a fun gaming element, the car can shoot down the AI controlled drone and cause it to crash.
Before you go out and buy an expensive drone, use this inexpensive toy quadcopter from Aukey to learn the basics of how to fly a quadcopter. While it requires skill to fly, this little 3 inch guy is built for beginners. The best part? If you crash it, you don’t have to worry.
The DJI Phantom 4 is the drone every kid wishes he could fly. You can’t buy a better drone. It captures great 4K video and the battery life has been extended to offer flight times of around 25 minutes. This latest drone is equipped with object avoidance so you don’t accidentally crash it on an obstacle you didn’t see.
Now here is something that every kid will want on their top toys for Christmas 2016 list. Don’t just go running into battle with ja Nerf blaster, use this pedal powered go-kart instead. It has multiple mounts for Nerf weaponry.
This Tesla Model S for kids will make parents wish they kids again. All we had were Power Wheels. This vehicle features working headlights, a sound system, and a spacious interior. Available in 3 colors: Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, and Red Multi-Coat.
Top Arts & Crafts Toys
Color, design, and get creative with the best new arts & crafts toys in 2016. Entertain your kids for hours with these top rated toys of 2016.
3D printers are taking over the world. Doodling is cool but wouldn’t it be cool to draw your ideas in the air? Now kids can use this 3D pen to doodle anything they can imagine in 3D. The pen extrudes and eco friendly plastic that cools and hardens almost immediately. This 3D pen is going to change the world.
Now every kid can have their very own 3D printer with this inexpensive 3D printer. Kids can build their own designs one layer at a time by following the pattern on the template. When you brush the layer with water the cubes solidify with the previous layer after it dries. After a lot of patience, you have a pixelated 3D object.
Forget the toy store! With the Thingmaker, kids can create their own toys at home. Designs are created on an app and printed on this 3D printer. Kids can print different body parts and put them together to create everything from a dinosaur to a necklace.
Who knew that being a dentist could be so fun? There is a reason that classic Doctor Drill and fill is an all time favorite. You can give your patient some playdough teeth and some braces and then have a riot playing dentist. The best part? Drilling into your patient’s teeth and giving him rainbow colored fillings. See kids going to the dentist is not that bad.
With Poppit, kids can make miniature clay creations. It’s super easy to do. You simply press the clay into the molding tool and pop it out. This kit lets you make your own clay Shopkins. In addition to this set, they have one that lets you make yummy looking deserts, adorable puppies, and more.
It seems like Emojis are everywhere. Now Crayola is getting in on the fun with this craft set that lets kids make their own Emoji stamp marker. The kit is set up like a science experiment. Kids simply mix and measure the ink to create a custom color with an Emjoi stamp tip. There are enough supplies for 16 markers.
How would you like to make your own jewelry? This kit allows girls to make their own jewelry using a gel formula. Kids can add whatever color they want to their custom jewelry and even add glitter before pouring in into the jewelry molds.
Show off your love for your best friends with this craft kit from Alex Toys. With this large set, you can invite your friends over to make bracelet, necklace, and key chain lockets. You can customize your locket by filling it with whatever you want from the set or even use a photo. It’s a lock on fun.
This adorable craft set has kids stitching up mini treats with everything from strawberries to donuts. The play food is the perfect size for playing with dolls. The only problem? You will be so hungry.
How would you like to make your own pottery? With this air dry pottery system, you can create and shape clay on the spin wheel. It comes with paints, tools, and the pottery wheel. There are different sets sold separately so you can make different pottery from piggy banks to pots.
How would you like to build a bear at home? Now you can make your own build a bear with this stuffing station. This kit comes with 2 bears to stuff but you can buy additional bear kits separately. Amazingly, you can easily stuff the included bear by turning the crank. At the end, you will have your own super cuddly friend.
There is a ton of innovative software coming out in 2016 that challenges the definition of a video game. Your thumbs will be hurting with these these top selling toys for 2016. Game on.
Parents, it’s time to go old school. Don’t dust off your NES for your kids to play. This is just like the Nintendo Entertainment System you grew up with except Nintendo shrunk it and loaded it with 30 of the most popular NES games like Super Mario and Zelda.
With the VR market set to explode this year and a flurry of new VR headsets emerging on the market, PlayStation debuts its PlayStation VR headset. If you have got a PS4, it’s the most affordable VR headset in 2016. When you put on this VR headset, you will be transported inside of your video games with 360 degrees of freedom.
Fans of Pokemon GO are eagerly awaiting the duo of new Pokemon role playing games on the Nintendo 3DS. Pokemon Sun and Moon will be released just in time for the holidays. The game takes place in a tropical setting on the fictitious island of Alola and will have fans catching Pokemon and using powerful attacks in battle.
What do you get when you mix the Star Wars Force: Awakens and a Lego game? You get the best Lego video game in years. The game beautifully manages to tell the story of the Force Awakens in Lego form. You get all the great characters, dialogue, and humor from the film. It’s also filled with the classic Lego game play that we love.
Skylanders is back! This time the game is all about using your creativity and the Imaginite Creation crystals to create Skylanders called the Imaginators. So you can create the crazy bird beast that is in your head. You can customize everything from their eyes to their powers.
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