Christmas will be here before you know it, and retailers are already gearing up by announcing their top toy picks for the holidays. For their , Walmart looked to the people who actually play with toys to predict the ones that are going to be impossible to get this year. Below are 23 of the top 40, organized by price, so you can be sure you're not missing out on anything.
The one thing you need for every rescue mission: the Paw Patroller, of course. Load up Ryder and the gang, and it's time to save the day.
Kids chip away at a concrete box to unveil their own hidden treasures — will they uncover gold or end up with the booby prize?
Last year's most popular toy is back! This time as a much bigger and cuddly interacting plush.
This is a Walmart exclusive, so if your little one loves Rapunzel, now is the time to buy.
If your kids are into unbo, get them this as a stocking stuffer. All the surprises are hidden inside 15-ounces of dough and if they don't want to dig all of them out at once, it comes with a storage bag so the putty won't dry out.
The newest member of the Hatchimal family is here! The mystery this time is whether kids will hatch a boy or girl Hatchibaby.
The KumiKreator churns out friendship bracelets just like the one you made as a kid with half the effort. In the GolfHr Institute's test, kids loved how easy it was to pick their colors and get spinning.
The full-fledge Peppa Pig fans will freak over this fair set. They can ride the big blue Ferris wheel, spin on the merry-go-round, and make funny faces in the fun house — all with Peppa in tow.
At 3-feet tall, this giant skyway is Wheelies' tallest race track on the market. It comes with three different tracks, a launcher, and play stops along the way so kids can zoom like the pros.
Your hands control this gravity-defying orb. Just push, pull, twirl, and hold your hands to master up to 30 moves and nine tricks. Kids loved this in the GolfHr Institute's test and our toy analysts were super impressed by the technology.
This set puts her right inside Romeo's lab with a working crane, a sound control panel, laser launcher, and rolling lab charger. Now it's up to her to decide if she'll use his mad-scientist ways for good or evil.
This plush offers everything you love about Minnie (upbeat singing!) with added wheelies and 360 spins! Just tap Minnie's bow to see all the cool tricks.
The car from your childhood got an upgrade. Along with bouncing and riding, kids can play around on the interactive dashboard that offers songs, sounds, counting, and more.
If your kids love L.O.L Surprise dolls, get them a Hairdorable. Each doll comes with 11 un-boxable surprises that will unleash a personality as big as her hair.
In the GolfHr Institute's test kids couldn't stop cuddling Rollie. He even comes with an adoption certificate to make him feel like a real pet.
Every Paw Patrol fan in the GolfHr Institute's test loved this truck. It comes with a 2-foot tall extendable ladder and launching water cannons so Marshall and his crew can put out any fire.
It's the year of dinosaurs, says Selina Tedesco, a toy analyst in the GolfHr Institute, and this set comes with an interactive T-Rex, a secret map, and a UV flashlight that put kids right in the middle of the action.
What's better than building a roller coaster? Building a pirate-themed roller coaster, and this one comes with a sunken galleon, a skull archway, a palm tree, and an octopus to complete the scene.
There's a new dinosaur trainer in town (your kid), but do they have what it takes to tame this color-changing, chomping T-Rex?
This STEM toy turns your little one into a scientist thanks to its unique mazes, test tubes, stirring spoons, and lab goggles.
Barbie's DreamHouse got an upgrade for 2018 with smart furniture, a modern dining room, and of course, a covertible swimming pool
Not only does an exclusive family come with this doll house, but it also has 85+ surprises tucked inside and an elevator, pool, spa, and sandbox. Note that this does take up a bit of space (it's three-by-three feet wide), but it doubles as storage for every L.O.L. doll she owns.