The Hottest Toys Of 2018

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Though it may still be a tad early to tell what the top Christmas toys for 2018 will be, there are already a few that have made their way onto many kids' wishlists. While there are some cool toys already on the market, the most popular toys of 2018 are giving them a run for their money. In short, these are some of the best new toys for Christmas.

Some of these toys will make you nostalgic - like the updated version of Polly Pocket and Lego's enchanting Hogwarts Great Hall—both of which would make cool toys for Christmas. Others are updates on modern favorites, like the Hatchimals Mystery toys and Paw Patrol's Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck. The top toys for 2018 have something for everyone, whether your child is interested in STEM or wants a high-tech snuggle buddy.  

Several toys have already drawn enough attention to score predictions as the best Christmas presents. If you're the type who likes to start your gift lists early, then you've come to the right place. Here are some of the most anticipated and hottest new toys coming out in 2018.

See what toys are hot in 2019 here or, iff you're shopping for something particular, check out the best toys for ten year olds of 2019.

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  • Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall
    Photo: Lego

    This is the first of several Harry Potter Lego kits set to release in 2018. The Hogwarts Great Hall set comes with a whooping 878 pieces that allow your child to recreate the magical Great Hall from the Harry Potter movies. Full of fun little inside references to the film, the set also includes 10 Lego figures featuring all your favorite Potter World characters.

    Recommended age: 9 and up
    Price: $99.99

  • Sony PlayStation Classic
    Photo: Amazon

    This gift may not just be for the kids. Sony announced the re-release of the PlayStation Classic, which comes preloaded with 20 fan favorite games like Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. Fans of the original PlayStation - or parents who want to introduce their children to one of the consoles that started it all - will want to add this to their wishlist ASAP. 

    Recommended age: 8 and up
    Price: $99

  • Ozobot Bit Coding Robot
    Photo: Amazon

    Bit is a pocket-sized bot made to help kids build early STEAM skills. As your child draws commands with the included markers on a tablet, Bit follows them.

    Recommended age: 6 and up
    Price: $44.88

  • Kano's Harry Potter Coding Wand
    Photo: Kato

    Kano, a company that strives to produce educational toys that teach STEM, procured a licensing deal involving the Harry Potter franchise in 2018. As a result, they introduced the Harry Potter coding kit. Kids can build their own wand using the kit, which they can then use to control action on a computer or television screen. Moving the wand in a certain way causes events like bells ringing and owls appearing. Kids have the option of over 70 "wizard challenges" to help them master their homemade wands. 

    Recommended age: 6 and up
    Price: $99.99 - Available October 1st, 2018

  • Melissa & Doug Examine And Treat Pet Vet Play Set
    Photo: Amazon

    If your kids love plush animals, then they'll love taking care of them just like a real vet. This adorable vet set from Melissa & Doug comes with 24 pretend vet tools, a carrying bag, and two plush patients. 

    Recommended age: 36 months - 6 years
    Price: $29.99

  • Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set
    Photo: Amazon

    This one's for the kids who have a need for speed. This looping track boasts three motorized speed boosts and crash zones for the most epic racing. It only comes with one car, so it may be a good idea to grab a few more to complete the gift. 

    Recommended age: 5 and up
    Price: $48.88