This is the deduction we get after seeing the latest Top 10 Holiday Toys predictions from BlackFriday.com. The site has chosen the toys which it expects to be most wanted this year.
Several of them are indeed plush toys or stuffed animals. It’s the same for other retailers, too. We can see that there’s always at least a few stuffed animals and plush toys.
This year the list is even better.
Top 10 holiday toys
Here are the toys BlackFriday.com expects to top kids’ wish lists, prices can vary:
1. Fingerlings HUGS: The animatronic baby monkeys were one of the hottest toys in 2017 and are back as a larger, plush with long arms that can embrace kids in a hug. This topped all three lists and costs $29.84 at Walmart and $29.99 at Target. At Amazon, third-party sellers already are selling for $69 and up.
2. L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise: This toy includes a variety of different collectibles and made the Target and Amazon list. It will go on sale at Target on Sept. 25 for $89.99 and Walmart is taking pre-orders now for the same price. At Amazon, third-party sellers have pre-orders starting at $188.88.
3. Hatchimals: The eggs that hatch into animatronic surprise pets are expected to be popular for the third year in a row and made the three retailers’ lists. An announcement about the next Hatchimal product, Hatchibabies, will be made Oct. 5. Target and Amazon are both taking pre-orders at $59.99 and Amazon promises a “pre-order price guarantee.”
4. furReal critters: Another interactive, animatronic pet. Kids can give them bottles, feed them treats and watch them interact. There are multiple varieties including a Rock-A-Too bird and Munchin’ Rex dinosaur included on the Target and Amazon lists. Prices vary, but the Target exclusive Rock-A-Too is $79.99.
5. Let’s Dance Elmo: The Sesame Street character has been a hot toy for more than 20 years and this year’s singing and dancing version is expected to be in demand. The $39.99 toddler toy is on the Amazon and Target lists.
6. Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic Rex: This 30-inch tall toy is 30 inches made both Target and Walmart’s lists. Available for $99.99 at Target and $99 at Walmart.
7. Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall LEGO Building Kit: There are 878 pieces in this $99.99 set, which made the Amazon toy list and is recommended for ages 9 to 14.
8. Barbie DreamHouse: This 3-foot-tall and 4-foot-wide classic is the most expensive item on BlackFriday.com’s top 10 toy list at $179 at Walmart and $179.99 at Target.
9. PJ Masks Play Set: Romeo’s Lab made Walmart’s top 40 toy list and is available for $39.88.
10. Really Rad Robots MiBro: The remote-controlled toy has a built-in microphone and can be put into “stealth mode” for spying. Available for pre-order at Target.com for $39.99.