Top Toys of Christmas 2016

“Jingle All the Way” is one of the funniest holiday movies because it centers around a problem that parents face every year: how to get the toy your child wants most when it’s been sold out for weeks. It’s hilarious when you can watch Arnold Schwarzenegger dash frantically from one toy store to another but not so funny when you’re searching online for the last Hatchimal within 50 miles. Here are this year’s hottest toys – happy shopping!


This little digital egg that hatches into a bird-like kid is the most coveted toy of Christmas 2016 and the source of a million headaches for parents. It carries a list price of $59.99 but is sold out practically everywhere, leaving parents to decide whether to spend $200+ on Amazon or eBay or to hope that a new shipment comes to Toys R Us before Christmas Eve.

Star Wars toys

With a new film coming out December 16, this is the year for all things Star Wars. Especially hot right now are the Smart R2-D2 from Hasbro, the Interactech Stormtrooper and the X-WIng vs. Death Star Rebel Assault drone by Air Hogs. Does Star Wars every really go out of style?

Princess Elena of Avalor

Of course there has to be new Disney Princess every holiday season. This one is the brand’s first Latina Princess and the star of the new Disney Channel series. Walmart has Princess Elena dolls starting at $10.19. “Frozen” items are still hot and Barbie is a perennial favorite.


Tiny collectables are back with Shopkins leading the list. These little toys are sold in sets and have their own dolls, dollhouse, backpacks and more. There are plenty of products to choose from.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon

The latest additions to the wide world of Pokémon, these are brand new games for the Nintendo 3DS gaming console. These look to be among the hottest selling toys of the year and will probably be hard to find as Christmas draws closer.

FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon

This is currently the #1 top selling toy on Amazon, an interactive pet dragon that changes colors and breathes mist. Other hot sellers are the Furby Connect, Disney Frozen Jeep and Paw Patrol Air Patroller.