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.
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
Equip your kids with the coolest co-pilot ever this year with this 16-inch Chewbacca toy! Set for a Fall 2018 release, this pint-sized Chewie comes with over 100 sounds and motions, including his trademark roar.
Recommended age: 4 and up
Introduce your kids to the satisfaction of rescuing animals, even if they aren't ready for a live pet. Scruff-a-Luvs arrive as a mysterious ball of matted fur that must be soaked in water to reveal the sweet puppy, kitten, or bunny underneath. Each one comes with a collar and tag you can use to name them, a brush to make them fluffy, a hair clip, and even an adoption certificate.
Recommended age: 4 and up
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