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Amazon Says These Are Going to Be the Most Popular Toys of Christmas 2018

Buy 'em now (before they're impossible to get in December).
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This week, Amazon released its annual Top 100 Toys list that rounds up the must-have items you're going to want to buy for your kids now before they are impossible to get come December. Here are Amazon's top 25 picks, organized by price, so you can shop smarter and faster.

Pomsies Plush Interactive Toys


Ages 3+
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$14.82

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Pet toys are going to be huge this holiday season, according to  the Good Housekeeping Institute toy experts.  Think of Pomsies as Fingerlings with fur. The super affordable interactive toy clips on to an arm, backpack, or clothes so kids can carry it with them all day.

'The Incredibles' 2 Family 5-Pack


Ages 3+
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$14.99

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With the raging success of the summer blockbuster, it's no surprise that Incredible-branded toys are popping up as big sellers. This set comes with all five family members so the playing possibilities are endless.

Chow Crown Game


Ages 8+
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$19.79

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If your kid can't stop playing with his food at the table, give him this game. Players wear a spinning crown loaded with snacks and have to try to eat everything before time is up. Just note that in the Good Housekeeping Institute's test, older kids had a better time grasping the game than younger ones.

Scruff-A-Luvs


Ages 4+
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$19.99

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Each Scruff-a-Luv comes as a matted ball of fur with only its eyes showing. Once kids wash, dry, and style its hair, their new pet is revealed! This adorable toy is already back-ordered until mid-September, so we suspect it's going to be ever trickier to get as the holidays get closer.

Don't Step in It Unicorn Edition


Ages 4+
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$19.05

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Take two of 2018's biggest trends — poop and unicorns — and you have Don't Step in It (the name explains the objective). There's also a regular version (sans glitter), if unicorns aren't your kid's thing. 

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Melissa & Doug Examine and Treat Pet Vet Play Set


Ages 3+
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$17.47

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Our toy experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute liked that this set helps kids practice empathy and caring while they play.

L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll


Ages 5+
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$26.00

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We know you know that L.O.L Surprise dolls aren't going anywhere, but the Glam Glitter doll is likely one your child hasn't unboxed yet.

Ozobot Bit Coding Robot


Ages 6+
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$44.88

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Ozobot teaches your kids coding through coloring on a tablet. Depending on the colors and designs they use, Bit will follow command.

Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby


Age 3+
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$48.82

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Because Baby Alive didn't do enough already: now she pees! The doll does a little dance to let Mommy or Daddy know she needs to use the bathroom. Once she's placed on the potty, she'll tinkle and kids can add a sticker to her reward chart. Children were pretty amazed by all this during the Good Housekeeping Institute's test.

Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set


Ages 5+
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$48.88

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With three motorized speed boosters, a drop-in ramp, and crazy corkscrews, the race course options are endless. Just note, it only comes with one car, so you may want to stock up on more.

furReal Munchin’ Rex

Ages 4+
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$49.99

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It's the year of the dinosaur, says the Good Housekeeping Institute! The way this baby T-Rex eats, begs, and hops is so realistic, your kids will forget that dinosaurs are extinct.

Moj Moj The Original Claw Machine Playset


Ages 6+
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$49.99

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This claw machine brings the arcade to your house (and you don't have to pay every time you play). Plus, refilling it with your own surprises makes your kid's playing experience unique each time.

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Barbie Care Clinic Vehicle


Ages 3+
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$52.88

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Barbie is back with a new resume booster: care clinic worker! Kids can rush to the scene in her emergency vehicle and then flip it open to reveal a fully functioning clinic to treat her patients.

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus


Ages 3+
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$50.39

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Fisher-Price's Rocktopus lets your little one jam out by experimenting with music combos and sound. Just be wary that this can make a lot of noise.

'Paw Patrol' Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck


Ages 3+
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$59.97

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Every Paw Patrol fan in the Good Housekeeping Institute's test went wild over this truck. It comes with a 2-foot tall extendable latter and launching water cannons so Marshall and his crew can put out any fire.

L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise!


Ages 5+
amazon.com
$89.99

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Your L.O.L. Surprise lover may think she's seen it all, until she gets her hands on its biggest surprise yet. This top-secret box is jam-packed with over 60 brand new dolls, accessories, and more.

Kano 'Harry Potter' Coding Kit


Ages 6+
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$99.99

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Thanks to the release of Fantastic Beasts 2a ton of new Harry Potter-inspired toys are hitting the market in 2018. This STEM option teaches kids to code a wand that responds to their movements.

LEGO 'Harry Potter' Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit


Ages 9+
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$99.99

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Harry Potter lovers were thrilled with this Hogwarts building kit in the Good Housekeeping Institute's testing. It comes with a potions room, treasure room, sorting hat, and the Mirror of Erised so they can take Harry and friends on their wildest adventures yet.

Osmo Genius Kit


Ages 5+
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$99.99

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Here's a good excuse for screen time: Osmo's Genius Kit offers up fun games on your iPad that promote math, spelling, and other learning skills. There are a ton of positive reviews for this, but some parents did say the ads were a downside.

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littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit


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$149.95

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The Good Housekeeping Institute loved that this STEM toy comes with 18 projects, so it's not something kids will get tired of after a few hours. Some of the more advanced projects even let them practice coding. 

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox


Ages 7+
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$159.95

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Packed with over 840 Lego pieces, along with a move hub and an interactive motor, the possibilities for your child's robot creations are endless with this 2017 Good Housekeeping Toy Award kit.

Cozmo


Ages 8+
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$179.95

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If your kids are new to coding, give them Cozmo. The friendly robot's Code Lab lets him interact, explore, and play games with the push of a few buttons. 

Pie Face Cannon Game


Hasbro
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$23.49

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This carnival-inspired game brings a new twist to the original Pie Face. Players have to aim and launch the whipped cream cannon in their friend's face.

L.O.L. Surprise! House


Ages 5+
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$189.00

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Not only does an exclusive family come with this doll house, but it also has  85+ surprises tucked inside and an elevator, pool, spa, and sandbox. Note that this does take up a bit of space (it's three-by-three feet wide), but it doubles as storage for every L.O.L. doll she owns.

Power Wheels Jurassic World Dino Racer


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$332.47

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Watch out Chris Pratt, there's a new dinosaur trainer in town. This roaring dinosaur can power over rough terrains (like wet grass) and  go six miles per hour so nothing will stop his expedition.

From: Good Housekeeping US

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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