Chloe’s World of Play and I recently attended Walmart’s Top-Rated by Kids Toy List event where we got to learn about and play with 48 of the most-wanted toys for kids. The Top-Rated by Kids Toy List is split into six (6) different toy trends for kids of all ages.
- Famous Friends – This trend is inspired by the make-believe adventures of your child’s favorite famous characters, furry friends, heroes and role models from this year’s hottest cinema and TV shows. The toys in this category inspire kids to reenact the action from the big and small screens and create their own adventures.
- Unboxing Toys – If you thought surprise toys were going away, you guessed wrong! It seems like they’re here to stay and are bigger and better. This year, unboxing toys aim to inspire kids to find new ways to play with their toys and create unique adventures based on their interests.
- Interactive Toys – Kids love toys that respond while playing. From toys that talk, hug, dance, and change color, these toys in this category aim to engage the imagination and creativity of kids as they express their personalities through play.
- Outdoor Fun – Getting kids outside and off of the couch and their tablets, is huge! The toys in this category encourage kids to play in the great outdoors. Whether it’s driving, sliding, scooting or hovering, these toys at Walmart help kids find new ways to get around and play outside.
- Aspirational Play – Whether preparing to take flight, go glamping, own a pet, or cook a gourmet meal, there are no limits to creativity and no boundaries on what kids can be when playing with these toys.
- Gaming – Whether it’s a rainy day or as kids get older, they want to enhance their digital adventures as clearly influenced by the ever-growing gaming community. The games in this category are for kids who want consoles and accessories to guarantee a superior gaming experience.
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Our Top Toy Picks Just in Time for the Holiday Season
I know you’re anxious to see which toys you may have to run to Walmart to pick up for your kids this holiday season. So I’m going to share our top toy picks from each toy trend from Walmart’s Top-Rated by Kids Toy List. You can see all of the toys HERE.
Lion King 6 Volt Plush Simba (*Walmart exclusive)
If your 3-year-old fell in love with Simba from Disney’s Lion King, they’ll love this life-size ride-on just as much as Chloe’s World of Play and her friend Just a BX Girl.
Imaginext DC Super Friends Transforming Batmobile
Chloe’s World of Play thought this remote-controlled Batcave playset would be perfect for Batman fans like her five-year-old cousin. Kids can light up a real Bat-signal and fire up a hidden launcher.
Sesame Street Love to Hug Elmo
This holiday season would not be complete without an Elmo. Tickle me Elmo’s have been around for as long as I can remember, and now we have this adorable, affectionate Love to Hug Elmo. He’s so cute and cuddly.
What’s In My Purse – Doll Purse (*Walmart exclusive)
This is really cute for the girly girl, and it is full of fun surprises. Plus, the purse can be repurposed for little girls to use as their own cute purse.
LOL Surprise 2-N-1 Glamper
Anything that has to do with travel, my mini-me adores, just like the LOL Surprise 2-N-1 Glamper Fashion Camper. This Camper is packed with 55 surprises! That’s amazing! This is on her wishlist, and I’m sure it will be on a lot of other little girl’s lists as well.
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Treasure X Aliens Single Pack
Have kids that seem to be into the grossest things? Then this is for them! Once you reveal the surprises from the slime, kids can gross each other out by making the slime ooze out of the Aliens. Gross, right?
VTech Myla the Magical Unicorn
Build A Bear Workshop Stuffing Station Value Box
With this Walmart exclusive toy, kids can build three (3) bears right at home.
NASCAR Adventure Force Crash Racers
The NASCAR Adventure Force Crash Racers is a fun Walmart exclusive toy kids will have fun racing for hours. Kids will enjoy changing out the car covers and watching the cars crash!
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Realtree 24 Volt UTV ride on by Dynacraft
Yes, I’m 35 and thought that this was the best ride-on I’ve seen in a while. Had I not exceeded the weight limit, trust me, I would have ridden on it like these two young ladies. They had a blast cruising through the show floor in this UTV. It has a working MP3 player and headlights.
Hover-1 Hoverboard and Kart Combo (*Walmart exclusive)
If hoverboards aren’t your thing, and you’d prefer to stand, then the Hoverboard and Kart Combo might be for you. It’s a fun ride and can hold up to 220 lbs.
Hover-1 Maverick Hoverboard (*Walmart exclusive)
The Hover-1 Maverick Hoverboard is a Walmart exclusive product that would be great for fearless older kids who love an adrenaline rush and speed.
There’s something about Barbie and Barbie products that draw kids in. My daughter wouldn’t leave the Barbie Dreamplane alone. It doubles as a plane and playset and seats a pilot and two passengers. Talk about traveling in-style. My daughter immediately stated this is going on her Christmas Wishlist. Thankfully, she was able to walk home with one and hasn’t put it down since.
Barbie Cake Decorating Playset
It seems wishlists aren’t complete without Barbie. The Barbie Cake Decorating Playset was another favorite of my daughter and other little girls in attendance. They loved being able to design and make cakes from dough, and then having Barbie serve it to her friends.
Kindi Kids Snack Time Friends Doll
Kindi Kids Snack Time Friends dolls are part of the Rainbow Kindi World, which can be found on YouTube. They’re a group of friends, Marsha Mellow, Jessicake, Peppa-Mint, and Donatina who are fun and as sweet as they sound.
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Imagine having every Nintendo Gaming system in one small device. That’s the Nintendo Switch. There are so many ways to play the Nintendo Switch. The flexibility is great as well as the variety of available games. My daughter enjoys playing with her cousin’s Switch. It’s great for family game nights.
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HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop and Gaming Accessories
True gamers know speed and graphics are what make the gaming experience exceptional, and that is what the HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop provides. Now, add on the accessories like gaming headphones and a cool keyboard to take your gaming experience to the top!
Convenient Ways to Shop for Toys at Walmart
Just in time for the holiday season, or should I say toy shopping season, Walmart, on top of its incredible prices for toys is offering convenient shopping options. When shopping for toys at Walmart, you can now take advantage of in-store Pick-up, free two-day shipping, layaway plans, and delivery options on many of the top toys of the year, where eligible.
For more information on the Top Rated by Kids top toys list, visit Top-Rated by Kids Toy List.
Which toys at Walmart do you think will be on your kids’ toy wishlist this holiday season?