STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Fall may have just begun, but it’s never too early to get a head start on your holiday shopping, especially if you’re hoping to get your hands on one of this year’s most-coveted items.
Every year, new toys are released out of the blue. They quickly become a must have.
Parents who wait until the last minute often have difficulty finding these toys, leaving their children disappointed that they didn’t get the same popular, new toy as all their friends.
Toy Insider has published its latest issue. This is great news for shoppers. Annual list of the 20 most popular toys for the holiday seasonParents have three months to receive them before Christmas.
According to a recent survey, although many people may think September is too early to start thinking about holiday gift ideas, the majority of consumers plan to shop for Christmas gifts before Thanksgiving.
Toy Insider sorted the products into four groups according to the age of the children they were intended for.
Here’s a look at this year’s 20 hottest toys.
INFANTS (AGES 1-2).
The toy gives future chefs the ability create five pretend meals with a cuttingboard, a play knife, or snap-apart vegetables. The interactive recipes will help children learn numbers and colors as they begin their culinary careers.
This toy features music, lights, as well as Smart Stages technology. You can use it as one or four bots, or combine them to create an interactive bot.
These bumper cars are safe for children and allow them to drive around their house at a speed only 1mph. The car can turn 360 degrees and has flashing LED lights.
Youngster can climb through this toy’s fabric tunnel, drop multi-colored balls from the two drop towers and peek their head through the side windows.
PRE-SCHOOL (AGES 3-4)
This Batman action figure is 30 inches in length and can be transformed into a 10-room Batcave. It also comes with a four-inch Batman figurine. The Batcave features interactive sounds that accompany the elevator’s movement between levels.
This interactive play kitchen includes 19 accessories, a recipe guide, and sounds from Nickelodeon’s popular series. “Blues Clues.”
This interactive doll is JJ. “CoComelon,” sings songs from the popular child’s television show, including “Yes, Yes, Vegetables”And “Your Name.”
This dollhouse stands four feet tall, has six rooms, 29 accessories and a light-up display. All dolls sold separately
This dollhouse is 2 feet tall and mirrors the popular show for kids. “Gabby’s Dollhouse,”With an elevator, music and sounds — as well as three play accessories.
This treasure chest is filled with a variety of goodies “Ryan’s World”Lover, including a six-inch gold figure, Lost CityFigurines and miniature figurines with themed designs, as well accessories such as adventuring gear.
GRADE SCHOOL (AGES 5 – 7)
This electronic arena allows children to battle their Akedo Utila Warrior figurines. The arena comes with 2 exclusive warrior figurines and 2 battle controllers. There are also 2 interchangeable backgrounds and a punching bags accessory.
Each Got2Glow Fairy Locator has over 30 virtual fairies that children can find while exploring the house or outside. You can trade your fairies with your friends, or collect all three of the jars to find over 100 fairies.
This toy lets children instantly print photos from over 110 templates. Flip the lens to take fun selfies. You can also view the images on a screen of 2.4 inches.
This four-foot, 10-room dollhouse has plenty of space for all your kid’s LOL Surpise and LOL OMG fashion dolls (sold separately). The house features an elevator, garage and transforming furniture.
This toy contains a magic wand and a cauldron, as well as potion ingredients. It can be used to create magical creatures that respond to being touched by young wizards-in-training.
This limited-edition 25th anniversary trainer box includes 10 Pokemon Celebrations boosters packs and 25 remakes of iconic Pokemon cards from throughout the franchise’s storied history.
This jumbo-sized version allows children to pop bubbles, flip the device around, and then pop them all again. This sensory-based toy can be used by both children and adults to relieve stress and anxiety.
These food-inspired plushes range in size from 3.5 to 24 inches, and feature various characters — including Carmelita the S’more and Bernardo the Burrito.
MSRP: $2.99 – $59.99
TWEENS (AGES 8+)
The new Beyblade arena features a motorized spinning vortex in the center that redirects and boosts the spinning battle tops.
Tamagotchi is another long-standing favorite — this time with a built in camera that allows children to take photos with virtual pets and engage in a variety of interactive activities.