STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Fall may have just begun, but it’s never too early to get a head start on your holiday shopping, especially if you’re hoping to get your hands on one of this year’s most-coveted items.
Each year, new toys come out of nowhere and quickly become a must own.
Parents who wait until the last minute often have difficulty finding these toys, leaving their children disappointed that they didn’t get the same popular, new toy as all their friends.
Toy Insider’s latest issue has been released. This is good news for shoppers. Annual list of the 20 most popular toys for the holiday seasonParents have three months to receive them before Christmas.
Toy Insider has divided products into four categories based on the age of the children for which they were created.
Here’s a look at this year’s 20 hottest toys.
INFANTS AND TODDLERS (AGES 1 & 2)
The toy gives future chefs the ability create five pretend meals with a cuttingboard, a play knife, or snap-apart vegetables. The interactive recipes will help children learn numbers and colors as they begin their culinary careers.
This toy features music, lights, as well as Smart Stages technology. You can use it as one or four bots, or combine them to create an interactive bot.
These bumper cars are safe for children and allow them to drive around their house at a speed only 1mph. The car can turn 360 degrees, and flashing LED lights come with it.
Youngster can climb through this toy’s fabric tunnel, drop multi-colored balls from the two drop towers and peek their head through the side windows.
PRE-SCHOOL (AGES 3-4)
This Batman action figure measures 30 inches and can transform into a 10-room Batcave. It also comes with a four-inch Batman figurine. The Batcave features interactive sounds that accompany the elevator’s movement between levels.
This interactive play kitchen includes 19 accessories, a recipe guide, and sounds from Nickelodeon’s popular series. “Blues Clues.”
This interactive doll is JJ. “CoComelon,” sings songs from the popular child’s television show, including “Yes, Yes, Vegetables”And “Your Name.”
This dollhouse measures four feet tall and includes six rooms, 29 accessories, and an illuminated display. All dolls sold separately
This dollhouse measures 2 feet tall and mirrors the popular show for kids. “Gabby’s Dollhouse,”With an elevator, music and sounds — as well as three play accessories.
This treasure chest contains a variety of goodies “Ryan’s World”Lover, with a six-inch golden figure, Lost CityMiniature figurines and figures with a theme, as well as accessories for adventuring gear and other accessories.
GRADE SCHOOL (AGES 5 – 7)
This electronic arena gives children the opportunity to battle their Akedo Utila Warrior figurines. The arena includes two exclusive warrior figurines, 2 battle controls, 2 interchangeable backgrounds, as well as a punching bag accessory.
Each Got2Glow Fairy Locator has over 30 virtual fairies that children can find while exploring the house or outside. Children can either trade their fairies with friends or collect all three jars to find more than 100 fairies.
This toy lets children instantly print photos from over 110 templates. You can flip the lens for fun selfies, and then view the images on a screen of 2.4 inches.
This four-foot, 10-room dollhouse has plenty of space for all your kid’s LOL Surpise and LOL OMG fashion dolls (sold separately). The house features an elevator, garage and transforming furniture.
This toy contains a magic wand and a cauldron, as well as potion ingredients. It can be used to create magical creatures that respond to being touched by young wizards-in-training.
This limited-edition 25th anniversary trainer box includes 10 Pokemon Celebrations boosters packs and 25 remakes of iconic Pokemon cards from throughout the franchise’s storied history.
The jumbo-sized version offers three times the space for kids to pop bubbles, flip it over and then pop them again. This sensory-based toy helps relieve anxiety and stress in children and adults.
These food-inspired plushes range in size from 3.5 to 24 inches, and feature various characters — including Carmelita the S’more and Bernardo the Burrito.
MSRP: $2.99 – $59.99
TWEENS (AGES 8+)
This new addition to the famous Beyblade arena features a motorized spinning vortex in the center that redirects and boosts the spinning battle tops.
Tamagotchi is another long-standing favorite — this time with a built in camera that allows children to take photos with virtual pets and engage in a variety of interactive activities.