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20 Popular Toys That Are Bound To Sell Out During The Holidays

Yes, your child will definitely want "The Child."

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1. An interactive The Floor is Lava game that will get them up and moving — because there's nothing better than a gift that gets all their energy out.


Promising review: "This is one of my son’s (age 8) absolute favorite games. We have a blast playing as a family and will play multiple rounds at a time. Being able to adjust the difficulty by putting the pieces closer or further apart is helpful when playing with younger kids or when trying to make it harder. We also adjust the game to allow furniture to be climbed on when trying to get to hard to reach tiles (just as long as you don’t fall in the lava). I’ve even taken this game along to adult parties (shhhh don’t tell my son)." —Alicia A. Atkinson

Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

2. A Baby Yoda (sorry, I mean "The Child") plush they'll want to carry around with them everywhere. The Child toys were basically nonexistent last year, so this is bound to be a popular choice with both kids and kids at heart. And Laura Dern.

Child holding The Child figure

Promising review: "I must say, he is officially my favourite child even more than my own two teenage kids. You will be mesmerized with his little face and big brown eyes. You will just want to create instagram photos with him every day." —cdnyyc2003

Get it from Walmart for $17.49 and Target for $17.49.

3. A limited-edition holiday Barbie with a gorgeous yellow dress that even Belle would be jealous of.

Child holding the Holiday Barbie 2020 box

Promising review: "This doll arrived yesterday and caused a sensation in my house. Both girls (ages 8 and 11) wanted her. The dress is beautiful, and the curly hair is perfect. We will be ordering a second one so that each girl can have her own. One of the loveliest holiday Barbies I’ve ever seen" —CNoc1

Get it from Amazon for $34.44 and Target for $34.49 (available in three skin tones and hairstyles).

4. A Harry Potter Lego advent calendar so they can open magical surprises throughout the month of December. All aspiring Hogwarts wizards — even Slytherins —will get a kick out of the holiday-themed Yule Ball scene.


Promising review: "My wife and I had a great time with this set. The builds are very cute and many are quite clever! This set is also loaded with great detail parts and I love the mini-fig outfits. I highly recommend!" —JTlegofan

Get it from Amazon for $29.96 and Target for $39.99.

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5. A Super Mario Lego set that lets them bring their favorite video game series to life. The battery-powered Mario figure can actually interact with the set, changing facial expressions and spewing his famous catchphrases while moving around the custom-built level.

Two children playing with a Super Mario Lego set

Promising review: "My two children are 8 and 7 and they loved building this Lego set. It used up-to-date and immersive technology to make the children have a great play experience. We loved how easy it was to use the app and play along." —Ciaraann21

Get it from Amazon for $59.95 and Target for $59.99.

6. A Nintendo Switch console with an adorable Animal Crossing theme for the kids who have spent the majority of 2020 tending to their virtual island. Nintendo Switch consoles became almost impossible to find earlier this year, so we recommend getting your hands on one while you can.


Promising review: "It's so cute and fun to play. I got it back in April and its still holding up well, although now that its back in stock I'm thinking about buying another to have spare joy cons since these are so much better than the regular ones!" —animalcrossing123

Get it from Target for $299.99.

7. Or the Nintendo Switch Lite if they only care about handheld gaming. This one doesn't connect to your TV, but it comes in fun colors and is $100 less than the original version.

Three kids playing with the Nintendo Switch Lite

Promising review: "When I first tried using the original Switch, I felt that it was too large in the hands and had a considerable weight to it which took away a lot from the handheld experience. I’m happy to say that the Switch Lite fixes all of these issues thanks to its lighter and smaller overall footprint. It’s a delight to play with and the battery life seems to be about as good as advertised." —Aditya Dhar

Get it from Amazon for $199+ (available in four colors).

8. A Peekaboo Cookie Monster doll that gives Tickle Me Elmo a run for his money.

Child holding Peekaboo Cookie Monster doll

Promising review: "Cookie Monster will be perfect for my grand niece! It sounds just like Cookie Monster. The phrases/sentences he says are adorable. He’s just the right size for a little one!" –A. Nance

Get it from Amazon for $26.36.

9. A Lego Minecraft Zombie Cave set, because even if you're not sure what a Minecraft is, you can be sure basically every kid is obsessed with it.

reviewer's lego set being built

Promising review: "My almost 5-year-old has recently gotten into Minecraft from watching his older brother play the video game. I have no idea how he knows the characters or how he even 'gets' it, because I don't. I have no idea what the appeal is at all! However, the little one decided he wanted this set as a reward for good behavior, and let me tell you, this set is a great value for the price (considering that no Legos are cheap). My 5-year-old was basically able to put most of this together himself except for mixing up some pieces occasionally." —JW

Get it from Amazon for $16.82.

10. A Gotta Go Flamingo that's perfect for the child with a weird sense of humor. It's bound to be at least No. 2 on their wish list.

Child playing with Gotta Go Flamingo toy

Promising Review: "It repeats what you say. It does poop and then the powder can be dried so the flamingo can eat again and poop. Think it’s great for training toddlers to use the toilet." —Candace

Get it from Target for $19.99.

11. A Scooby Doo Mystery Machine playset for all the meddling kids on your list. They'll get an interactive version of the iconic van, plus figures of all five main characters.

A Mystery Machine toy with figures of Fred, Daphne and Velma from the Scooby Doo television series

Promising review: "The Playmobil Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine is a high quality toy that keeps my daughter intrigued. We have played with this every day since we received it, and it has very sturdy parts. Scooby is one of her favorite characters and this has made her feel like a little detective. I would recommend this to a friend!" —Carte439

Get it from Amazon for $44.73 and Walmart for $44.73.

12. A set of L.O.L. Surprise OMG Remix dolls because the L.O.L. craze is still going strong. They'll get eight dolls in the set, each with their own musical instrument.


Promising review: "I love this product so much! I mean, from the outfits that our OMG Fashion Dolls are wearing, to the sounds that their instruments make when you press a certain button on each instrument, it's awesome!!" —MegaOOF68419

Get it from Amazon for $98 and Walmart for $98.

13. And an L.O.L. Clubhouse so their collection of dolls will have a place to hang out. The set can be arranged in different ways, so they can basically build a new playset every time they come back to it.

LOL Clubhouse with multiple rooms on display

Promising review: "My 5-year-old loved this LOL Surprise Playset! It was so fun to open all the bags with accessories. It comes with 40 accessories and two dolls. The quality is amazing, the playset is very sturdy and fun for kids. I highly recommend it." —Busybee123

Get it from Target for $49.99.

14. A Blue's Clues dancing plush for all the kids that can't stop watching the new reboot.

Two children dancing along with the Blue Clue's & You Dance-Along Plush

Yes, there's a Blue's Clues reboot. Yes, you're officially old.

Promising Review: "My kids, who are 5 and 3, get such a kick out of this toy! They love watching Blues Clues on TV, so having their own Blue makes it so exciting to watch the show with Blue on the couch with them! My daughter loves to dance and she loves all of the songs! My son isn't much of a dancer but he still enjoys the toy!" —Turbogirl826

Get it from Amazon for $44.44 and Walmart for $44.44.

15. A Paw Patrol playset so they can bring their favorite show to life. Any toy involving these beloved doggos is bound to be a hit, but this motorized vehicle with a moving T-rex is especially popular this year.

Motorized Paw Patrol vehicle with small dog figure in the front and T-rex figure in the back

Promising review: "The net launcher was a huge hit as well as that the vehicle could carry the T-rex (and a few other of their much smaller dinos). And the fact that this was all terrain and worked in our yard and in the driveway was a huge win and really made this toy stand out compared to others. We found the toy easy to use for young ones and really provided a lot of entertainment for my dino and Paw Patrol loving two kids!" —Melanie

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 and Walmart for $49.99.

16. A unicorn slime kit with over 12,000 positive reviews — because this is one viral trend that isn't going away any time soon.

Unicorn Slime kit opened to reveal contents

The kit comes with everything they'll need to make their own slime — and over 12,000 verified Amazon reviewers have raved about it.

Promising review: "This is the best slime kit I’ve come across. I saw it last minute before my daughter’s birthday (11) and thought I’d get it as an add-on to her presents. It ended up being her favorite gift! Her brother (8) joined in and made slime with her and she still has enough to make more of all types." —Elizabeth & Rick

Get it from Amazon for $24.90.

17. A working vending machine from one of the most popular (and richest) YouTubers around. It dispenses a variety of treats when they insert the fake coins, so it'll keep them busy for quite a while.

Ryan Kaji holding a doll next to the Ryan's World Vending Surprise set

Promising review: "As a grandmother of many grandkids, I try hard to select toys for my house that the grandkids will absolutely LOVE. On a scale of one to five, I would give this a 10!! One of my 4-year-old grandsons and my 5-year-old granddaughter played it for the first time yesterday. They did not want to stop playing it. I wanted to play with it too!" —Diane

Get it from Walmart for $39.82.

18. A Barbie Color Reveal set that's already sold out at a few retailers. The dolls transform when placed in water and come with 36 surprise accessories.


Promising review: "I totally love how this was also a game to play and unwrap particular packages. I only wish I would have taken a few photos for this review, but we were so involved with the unboxing we forgot all about it." —Cottontail

Get it from Walmart for $37.49.

19. A Fortnite playset for the few times they actually put down the controller and want to play with something else.

The Fortnite Battle Bus Deluxe Vehicle opened to reveal interior and action figure

The Battle Bus comes with an inflatable balloon and 4-inch action figure that are bound to convince them to have some screen-free fun.

Get it from Target for $44.99.

20. A LeapFrog animal book that's flying up the Amazon best-sellers chart. The interactive book will teach kids fun facts about their favorite creatures and sing songs in both English and Spanish.


Promising review: "This talking book is hands-down the best thing I bought my daughter. She was a bit delayed in speech and since buying this book she’s been spitting out new words left and right. It responds well to touch and the pages are very durable which is great in the hands of a toddler!" —ApL

Get it from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in six colors).

Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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