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The Hottest Toys Of 2018

Updated February 21, 2019 9.7k votes 1.4k voters 60.6k views27 items

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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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  • Photo: Mattel

    Nourish your child's STEM skills while indulging their love of Jurassic Park at the same time. Using the Kamigami platform, your kids can put together and code their own Velociraptor and control its movements, sounds, and lighting effects.

    Recommended age: 8 and up
    Price: $89.99

  • 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

  • Photo: Hasbro

    Behold the mother of all Nerf guns, the Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K blaster. It fires 200 rounds at a rate of 8-per-second. The package includes the blaster, 200 rounds, a rechargeable battery, two flags, and a shoulder strap.

    Recommended age: 14 and up
    Price: $199.99 

  • 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