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Hottest Toys for 2020

One of the most anticipated lists of the year has finally been released. Consumers can now see our list of Hottest Toys for 2020, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

These are the toys that kids love to play with and want to see under the tree on Christmas morning. These toys were carefully chosen by paying attention to what engages a child’s interest and is most in demand.

Among these toys were ones that were for use inside as well as outside. Some are digital based, and others are educational in nature. Follow this list and you’ll find just the right gift for the kids you’re buying for!

Hottest Toys for 2020

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TV/Movie Characters

Children love to envision the characters on the shows and movies they watch as being real and some toys help a child’s imagination flourish in this respect.

First on the list is the adorable Blue’s Clues & You! Peek-A-Blue. This one made the list because, besides being adorable, who doesn’t love Blue’s Clues? Kids and adults alike both love this character.

This plush toy is so soft and squeezable, and at 10 inches in height, it’s just the right size for hugging. Because it’s soft, it’s the perfect gift for younger kids. The inside of the toy’s paw has the same paw print that delights kids when they see it on the show as Blue solves all the clues.

Interacting with it during play is easy for children 3 and over. To play with the toy, all kids have to do is press Blue’s tummy to see her ears go up. The ears won’t go up without this step, but when it’s pressed, she’ll start to bark at the same time that she lifts her ears.

These actions always make kids laugh while they play game after game of peek-a-boo. Children will also love having their plush friend along as they watch the show and together solve the clues. Because it’s an interactive toy, batteries are required for operation, but they’re included with your purchase. Magenta is also available.

Another great toy that made the hot list this year is the Paw Patrol Dino Patroller. This toy leaps from the animated children’s show right into plenty of playtime fun for kids. This all-terrain toy is motorized and can bring adventures to life. It has oversized wheels that easily travel across carpet and any other type of flooring.

It’s also durable enough to be used for outdoor play. The toy is spacious so that it can hold all the pups in the show (sold separately). The vehicle has a projectile launcher and two projectiles are included so that kids can jump right into rescue mode and save the day for the dinosaurs.

Also included with the toy is the Chase figure. This comes decked out in the Dino Rescue uniform just like the one worn on the show. It also comes with a T-Rex figure. The Chase figure easily fits into the cab.

The back of the vehicle can hold additional characters within the same line of toys. Operating the toy is simple for little kids. All they have to do is push a button and the toy will move.

During play time, if kids want to see the T-Rex in action, all they have to do is press on the figure’s tale. His mouth is moveable. The toy comes with batteries and is recommended for children 3 and over.

Star Wars toys made the list with the Bop It! Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child Edition. This is the game that’s patterned after what’s called The Child, but what the world mainly knows as Baby Yoda, the cute figure that’s swept to the top of Christmas lists everywhere.

One of the things that makes this toy in such high demand is that it features the real sounds like Baby Yoda expresses. This is something that not only delights kids, but also adults who love Star Wars.

This is a popular electronic game that’s patterned after the TV series and uses both the Mandalorian’s voice as well as parts from Baby Yoda. The toy was created in the shape and color like the loved character from the series.

This one works the same way as other Bop It games. During play time, kids will pull on the toy, or twist it. The game calls for players to perform 3 different moves in no specific order.

However, if they are to win the game, then the player has to get the moves right as well as be quick to make the moves. As long as the person playing the game follows the correct command, the game continues.

The game is designed so that it can be played alone, or it can played with friends as long as it’s set on Pass-it mode. The toy is designed to be used by children 8 years old and older and it need batteries in order to operate.

Toys that teach children how to use their motor skills in combination with their imagination are great gift ideas. Plus, they’re just so fun. The LEGO Death Star Final Duel is a toy that children will love to play with time and again.

Now kids will be able to reimagine what it was like when Luke Skywalker battled Darth Vader. Once the set is built, kids will be able to create the fight between good and evil.

Designed after the Emperor’s throne room, this LEGO set has the same attention to detail, including the elevated platform, and also gives that cool vibe that was shown in the original command center.

The set has several engaging parts to it, including the minifigure force jump. The throne can rotate and the stairs, as well as the bridge, can give way. The toy is created so that the parts that were in the movie, like where the Emperor meets his doom, can be played out.

In this LEGO set, there are 5 different Star Wars figures kids can choose to play with. Besides Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, there’s the Emperor and two of the Royal Guards.

Lightsabers and force pikes are included, too. As a bonus, the set has a code that kids can use to gain a character in the Skywalker Saga video game. The toy has a total of 775 pieces and is not only a great gift for children 9 and over, but for adult Star Wars fans, too.

Another Lego set available is the Star Wars Duel on Starkiller Base with Kylo Ren vs. Rey in a forest scene from Episode 7: The Force Awakens. This set is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

Also featured in the Star Wars line of holiday gift items is the Star Wars Mandalorian Dark Saber. Lightsabers have been a staple in the Star Wars movies since the movie series first began years ago. The stories have evolved and grown, but the lightsabers continue to be a fan favorite.

This toy was made in line with the live-action TV series in the Star Wars storyline. The story is based around the world of Mandalore and features the Mandalorian bounty hunter nicknamed “Mando.”

Kids love not only the armor of the character, but the helmet that conceals any facial features as well. The warrior in the story is instrumental in helping Baby Yoda.

Children will love using this toy and engaging in role-playing fighting scenes and standing tall as a hero as a powerful Mandalorian warrior.

The lightsaber is electronic, so it has sounds that mimic the battle sounds that are heard in Star Wars during the Clone Wars story. As the child brandishes the saber to fight, it engages the battle sounds.

The toy is designed with a black blade and is intended to be used for children who are 5 years old and up. In addition to the sounds, the lightsaber also has lights. When kids want to turn on the lights, they just have to press the button located on the hilt of the toy and hold it. This toy comes with the needed batteries.

High-Tech Gadgets

Another hot category for 2020 involves gadgets. These items are for use both digitally as well as for the role of pretend play. Using toys like this helps boost a child’s creativity.

A toy that’s landing on multiple holiday shopping lists this year is the Sensory FX ASMR Mega Bar. This toy is one that’s used to create ASMR.

If you’re not familiar with this new experience into sensory responses, it’s known as Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and it’s a way that kids can make sounds using different objects from certain moves.

Basically, the toy operates as a recording setup, but gives kids the opportunity to create sounds that are solely unique to what they enjoy listening to. It’s as soothing as well as a learning toy.

So from that end, the toy is a tool that enables them to understand the way that certain sounds can soothe or stand out from other noises. It’s a great gift for kids who have trouble keeping still.

Using this toy, children get to work with patterns they create that are either slow or fast in tempo. They can make whatever they prefer. It gives them the chance to record these textures and moves with the sensory bars.

They can use the control or the pitch shifter on the toy to change up how something is recorded. It allows them to play their creations or clear out any of the ones they don’t like or want to do over.

The sounds can be altered by adding or taking away the sensory bars. To play with the toy, kids only need to tap on the pads. They can do this by using their fingers or objects such as a pen or ruler to change up the sounds. There are picks included with it that can be used and it can also be expanded with the purchase of more bars.

Also making the gadget list this year is the VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam. This is a digital camera that can be used to make videos in high definition. Children will get to be the producer of different animated creations and can use the green screen or one of the 20 backgrounds that comes with the camera.

These backgrounds will enable creative videos, showing things such as running from a dinosaur, exploring the world beyond Earth, and more. The camera has a tripod/selfie stick combo and comes with a microphone.

By using the on-screen editing tools, kids get to produce various videos with special effects. There’s a USB cable included that kids can use to put their videos on their electronic devices.

With this toy, buyers have the option to increase storage space by getting the additional micro SD card. The toy uses a lithium ion battery that’s rechargeable. It’s intended for use with kids who are at least 5 years old and up.

One gadget that shows up on hottest toys lists is the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera. This is a gift that can help children not only occupy their time with something fun, but it helps to boost their analytical skills.

It also teaches them to be more observant. On top of that, it can improve motor skills. This camera is as fun to look at, with its bright seafoam color, as it is to use. The features are simple, and it delivers clear photos.

One of the options that it has is an auto exposure with manual switching. This is what can work to prevent a shot from being under or overexposed. This feature allows children to take great photographs shot after shot right from the start, even with little experience or skill.

The camera comes with film that will let a child take up to 40 photos. This film is small and pocket sized. Plus, it has that old school photo fun. Kids can snap a picture and in seconds hold the finished product in their hand.

Just like those photos of the past, the pictures are surrounded by a white border so that kids can use this space to either put a tack in it and pin the photo up in their room or use it to write a note about the image.

Also included with this set is an accessory pack with an adjustable strap, camera case, 64-photo album, colored filters, stand-up frames, and more. The camera is also available in a variety of colors: ice blue, cobalt blue, flamingo pink, lime green, and smokey white.

The camera is a great idea to use for hobbies as well as everyday fun. You may want to consider extra film for your budding photographer. Or even a set of accented films in stained glass, candy pop, shiny star, and rainbow.

Interactive Play

Little kids love to play dress-up and they love playing with various fashions. Toys that help foster this pretend play are always a big hit, and that’s one of the reasons the Disney Princess Vanity is on the holiday toy list this year.

Because the toy does have some small pieces, it’s not recommended for girls who are less than 3 years old. This set includes a vanity that’s light and compact enough to fit on top of a table.

It has a large mirror that is attached. When they use the set, kids will feel like they’re getting ready to go somewhere at a vanity just like mom’s. There are plenty of accessories with the toy.

One of them is a pretend flat iron that kids can use to act like they’re smoothing and sleeking their hair into the latest style. Another accessory is the pretend curling iron that girls can play with and imagine themselves with stylishly curled hair.

The set also includes a hair dryer. There are slots on the vanity that will hold the items snugly in place during play. The set also comes with a curling brush as well as a hair comb.

In addition, kids get a pair of pretend scissors along with hair clips. The vanity is designed like a hatbox, where girls can store their hair accessories. The trays extend out so they get the full glamor treatment.

When the accessories are plugged into the vanity, they either light up or make sounds, just like real beauty tools do. The toy has a carry handle and can be folded up so that the set can be moved or taken anywhere.

Let the little girl on your list feel like a princess with this playset. It does need batteries, which don’t come with the toy.

Kids love funny toys that they can play with all year round and the Gotta Go Flamingo is one such toy that made the hottest toy list.

It’s a cuddly, eye-catching pink flamingo that has the ability to talk by repeating back to kids whatever they say to the pet. The bird, cutely named Sherbet, can also sing as well as wiggle.

It loves to eat. To feed the bird, kids just pour the food into his mouth using the scoop designed to fit his beak. As the toy is eating, his neck will move as he swallows the food.

When the bird needs to use his toilet, he starts singing, “Uh Oh! Gotta Go!” and kids pick him up and place him on the toilet. Since the toilet is see through, kids will be able to tell when their pet has finished going.

When he’s done, the poop is returned to the scoop. It instantly returns to its pre-digested state so that Sherbet can eat it again and again. The toy requires batteries, which are included.

Interactive play toys that are cute and cuddly are always a hit with kids. That’s just one of the many reasons that the FurReal Mama Josie Kangaroo Pet is a holiday gift must-have this year.

This mama toy comes with three little babies, which are known as joeys. Kids will be delighted to discover that one of them is a girl, one is a boy and they’ll have to unbox the toy to discover what the last baby is.

This toy interacts with kids, thanks to the ability of its over 70 sound and motion features. The pet is able to move both her head as well as her arms. She can also dance.

When the music plays, just watch her hop. Because the pet is such a great mama, whenever she’s snuggling with one of her babies or giving them a kiss, she’ll make a sweet sound just for them.

She can also make other sounds, too – such as when a child is feeding the pet. As she’s eating the included smoothie snack, she’ll let out feeding-related sounds, such as a little hiccup or a burp.

Mama Josie not only watches out for her babies, but she’s always up for play. The set comes with the mama kangaroo, the three little babies and accessories for the joeys. Because of the small nature of some of the parts, the toy isn’t recommended for children younger than 4. Batteries are included, but you might want to buy extra, since kids never get tired of playing with this pet.

Balloon animals have always been a thrill to play with, but once they pop, the fun is over. Now, however, thanks to Squeakee The Balloon Dog, the fun never has to stop. This toy is created to look and act just like a balloon animal, but with much more fun. It has the ability to interact with your child in the same way a real-life puppy can.

It’s as playful as a live pet, too. When a child speaks to the pet, the animal will react with understanding to whatever is being said. For example, if the pet is scolded, it’ll lower its head down.

The pet has the ability to sit up as well as stand. Children can pet the dog or tickle him and watch his antics. The dog delights in attention and reacts happily to the interaction.

When his legs rub across the floor, they can make a squeaking sound just like a balloon animal can.

The dog can also make a noise like it’s barking or panting. Through a special indention on the back of the dog, kids can insert a pin and the dog will make a popping sound like a balloon bursting.

The dog will then fall over with a squeak. Kids can use the special inflating accessory that makes the sound of air being pumped back into the pet. The dog comes with a squeaky toy and can be taught tricks using it.

He can roll over onto his back and much more. Once the dog is fed, much to the delight and laughter of kids, he’ll either pee or pass gas.

My Life dolls have been around for awhile and make excellent gifts. This year, the My Life As Hello Kitty Doll, African American version is included on the hottest toy list. This doll is something that any child will be happy to have as a holiday gift.

It’s suitable for both play and collections. The doll is 18” just like the other dolls in the same line. It’s also completely poseable, so kids can act out dozens of pretend scenes with the doll, such as walking or shopping and more.

The torso is soft, making it a great bedtime snuggle toy. The features on the doll are gorgeous with the lovely brown eyes. The eyes open and close, so kids can simulate bedtime for their new play friend.

The doll has long brown hair that has the ability to be both brushed and styled. The hair can hold My Life hair accessories, many of which are sold separately. She comes dressed in the popular Hello Kitty pajamas.

She also wears a pair of bedroom slippers that feature the Hello Kitty iconic face. A pair of glasses are also included, and these feature the iconic red bow attached to one of the upper sides of the glasses.

Other accessories that come with the doll include a fluffy pillow and other items necessary for getting ready for bedtime, like the toothbrush and toothpaste. Kids will also get a pretend pencil, and a diary that has real pages.

For some extra glamor, there’s a bottle of nail polish that can actually be used and a small Hello Kitty lamp that really does work.

Most kids are familiar with the L.O.L line of dolls. The initials stand for Little Outrageous Littles and the year that they were first released, they shot to the top of everyone’s shopping list because they were one of the top-most in-demand toys.

The popularity continues with the newest in the line with the L.O.L. Surprise OMG REMIX Dolls with the O.M.G referring to Outrageous Millennial Girls. These are dolls that have a strong vibe toward creativity and that’s what makes them stand out.

These dolls are different from the originals in that they center around music. Each of the dolls stands at 24 cm tall and are designed with gorgeous, full hair done in bright colors, which is patterned in a rock star fashion for dolls that know how to rock a stage.

Each of the dolls comes with a set of two outfits. The toys even have their own band known as The Super Sonix. The dolls come with their own musical instrument that really works.

Just like with the smaller, original dolls, the fun and focus of the toy is on unpacking the dolls. Part of that fun is found when kids discover that each of these dolls comes with a song couplet.

To get the song in its entirety, the rest of the dolls will need to be collected. Inside the package, you’ll get the clothes, a stand for the doll, and accessories – like a brush, shoes, a purse and more – all packed in a turntable box.

*Note, there has been some question about the secret attire of these dolls that is questionable. I have watched some of the videos on YouTube and it is a little disturbing. I will let you make the decision that is best for your family.

Surprise Toys

Surprise toys have become one of the longest-lasting trends in toys. Year after year, the demand for these toys grows. Part of the reason for their popularity is the joy that kids get from unboxing what they’re getting.

The Spinmaster Animal Interactive Unboxing Toy Truck is one of those surprise toys. It’s packaged in a crate that’s not see-through so kids can’t tell what’s in the package. This is a beast of a truck that’s designed to fiercely go where it wants to go.

To free it from the box, kids will first pull a tab that’s wrapped all around it. Then they’ll need to pull a second tab to get to the key. Once they insert the key into the side of the box, the animal will growl.

When the child roars, the toy will roar right back. Knocking on the package stirs the animal into a frenzy with its glowing eyes and roar and it’ll begin to shake the crate. Continual knocking makes the animal surge forward and release itself from the box.

This interactive toy is a 4X4 truck that has powerful retractable claws that allow it to go over any obstacle. It can be used for indoor or outdoor play. It’s also strong enough to pull other toys using the tow hook.

It also comes with side mufflers. The toy has the ability to move forward or backward.

Shaking it makes it angry and it’ll roar into beast mode. If the toy goes quiet, tapping on it will bring it to life. It uses four AA batteries for sound and flashing eyes, but it does have a mode for muting the sound, if necessary.

A fun surprise toy for 2020 is the Treasure X Sunken Gold Shark’s Treasure. This is a toy that’s bound to be a holiday hit. It’s designed to keep children entertained for hours, thanks to the sixteen levels of adventure it has. To get started playing with it, kids have to first use the dagger to crack open the shark.

Though it sounds a little on the gruesome side, kids love the idea of dissecting the shark. During the dissection, they’ll find the weapons that change the ordinary shark into a battle shark.

Within this ferocious man-eating fish, kids will have to go through the slime in order to uncover all the hidden treasures that await them. When the chest is dropped in water, it starts to fizz and then opens to release a treasure.

Kids will have to be sure that this chest is fully submerged in water or it won’t open. But what delights children is that there’s a chance that they’ll end up finding a gold-dipped treasure.

The shark is designed to look like gold armor and it also comes with a Treasure Hunter dressed in the same gold armor. This figure can ride the shark while standing, thanks to the seat on the shark’s back. While the Treasure Hunter is on the shark, it can fight enemies by firing a torpedo.

Next on the hottest toys list is the Hatchimals Flying Pixie. This innovative toy is a doll that’s housed in a crystal egg. When the egg is opened, it reveals a pixie and you can choose from Krystalina Rose or Violet Onyx. Whichever one you choose, both of the dolls have the sparkling, glittery wings just like fairies.

These wings do work and help the pixie to be able to fly. In order for the doll to start flying, it has to be charged first, and this can be done with the included USB cable. Once you turn the doll on, the wings will start spinning, and as she’s launched, she’ll start flying.

Kids love their interaction with the doll. If they raise or lower their hands, the doll will automatically sense where the child’s hands are and the doll will rise or lower in response thanks to the built-in sensors.

The doll also has the ability to be able to change direction with a simple touch. During play, if the child wants to stop the pixie from flying, all they have to do is touch the wings and the doll immediately stops. When not in play, kids can display the pixie in her crystal egg case.

One of the toys that’s high on the must-have this year is the Na! Na! Na! Ultimate Surprise Rainbow Kitty. This is a toy that’s a teen fashion doll and is part of the trend of unboxing surprise gifts.

When unboxing, the anticipation is part of the gift. As kids open the pom, they’re treated to a shower of confetti before they discover the doll and all the fun accessories. There is a choice from a selection of two different dolls.

Also available is Ultimate Surprise Black Bunny. Both dolls are named after the cute animal containers they come in. Each of these eleven-inch dolls is taller than the original ones and are fully posable.

The surprise doll comes with an animal themed hat that can be removed. This lets kids be able to not only brush but to also style the doll’s hair. A hairbrush is included with whichever doll the child gets.

For the Rainbow Kitty doll, this one comes with a giant kitty pom. The pom is what can be used to store the doll as well as any of the accessories that she has. These accessories will vary, depending on which doll is purchased.

Some of the fashion accessories include things like a warm, fuzzy jacket, a glamourous skirt, and a sparkly top. Every glamorous doll needs shoes and four pairs come with this surprise toy.

If you’re looking for a cute and fun surprise toy for the child on your list, then check out the L.O.L. Surprise Clubhouse Playset. This is one of the coolest toys in the L.O.L. Surprise! franchise.

It comes with more than 40 different surprises and in addition to that, it also includes two exclusive dolls. When you first look at the toy, it looks like it’s just a couple of shipping containers.

But then, as it’s unfolded, it turns into a three-story clubhouse that kids love to create imaginary scenes with. The clubhouse can be set up differently, such as stacking the containers on top of each other.

Or the clubhouse can be spread out so it’s more sprawling. The toy is designed to be visually appealing, both on the outside and inside. This clubhouse comes fully furnished, too.

When it’s set up, it has over six areas that your child can choose from to play with the dolls. A few of these areas are things like a movie room or a game room. There’s also a patio as well as a skateboard zone.

Also included in the clubhouse is an area known as the stargazing space. Kids will also enjoy unboxing the furniture that makes the clubhouse the perfect doll hangout. Some of these accessories include things like a hammock and a bean bag chair.

Other accessories are items that the dolls use to have fun with, such as the arcade games or foosball table. A word of caution that may bother some parents: the boy doll with the set is anatomically correct.

Ryan’s World Vending Machine is a toy that’s based on the popular YouTube children’s channel known as Ryan’s World. This channel is one that follows the life and adventures of a nine-year-old boy named Ryan.

The reason that this channel is so popular with kids and parents alike is because it helps children to explore their imagination. The toy is set up the same way. It also helps kids with imagination and exploration.

This vending machine really works. Not only does it have sounds and lights, but it also uses phrases by Ryan. To play with the toy, kids will feed coins to Combo Panda and then get to select their “snack” surprise.

Some of the snacks include things like toy chips. There are also beverages like water and juice. Another snack is fruit gummies. The thrill of getting these items is that each of these snacks holds a surprise.

There can be slime in the water bottles. Mini figures are hidden inside the chip packages. These surprise figures can be one of five characters kids are familiar with like Alpha Lexa, Gus, Combo Panda, or Peck.

There are erasers shaped like fruit hidden in the gummy packages. Some of the packages also include mystery pieces that will allow kids to build a gummy Ryan once they find all the pieces to assemble him.

The machine comes with over thirty pieces, and sixteen different surprises hidden in the snacks. It also has a small box in the front that you can use to hold the coins until you’re ready to choose a snack.

Energy-Burning Outdoor Toys

It’s important for children to spend time in outdoor play. Not only does it help improve agility and build stamina, but it’s important for mental health as well. The toys on this year’s list can help kids be active as well as provide them with plenty of fun.

The Jetson Saturn Light Up 3-Wheel Kick Scooter is a great choice if you’re looking for a scooter. This is one that folds, so it’s easily portable. It can be used either indoors or out. It’s built for use on hardwood as well as tougher surfaces, like concrete and asphalt.

The scooter has good visibility for evening use due to the LED lights designed on the deck and stem. Because these lights are bright, it makes it easy for others to be able to see where the scooter is.

This safety feature is why this scooter is one of the most popular ones. It has a rear foot brake, which is another safety feature that allows your child to stop immediately. There are multiple lights and because they come in twenty different patterns, the scooters will be unique.

When it’s in use, both the front and rear wheels light up. The faster the child goes, the brighter the lights will get. Because the wheels are non-inflatable, parents will never have to worry about the child getting a flat while he or she is riding.

The scooter is very lightweight at only eight pounds. This makes it perfect for even younger kids to carry around. The handlebar is height-adjustable so it’s great for kids of all ages.

Also making the list for outdoor toys is the Jetson Aero All Terrain Hoverboard. And if you’re looking for this type of toy, this is a great buy. This hoverboard has a maximum range of up to 7 miles, as well as a maximum speed of up to 7 mph.

It also has active balance technology to keep kids stable as they ride. The hoverboard has all-terrain tires. It’s perfect not only for outdoor play, but indoor as well. One of the many great features with this toy is the anti-slip grip pads that are on the deck. These help keep a child steady on the board no matter what kind of footwear the kid is wearing.

The wheels light up with LED lights while it’s in use. The colors of the deck can be changed by pushing a simple button. These lights will move with the way the child rides the toy, making it especially fun to use in darkness. And they’re very bright, which is a great way to keep kids safe when riding after the sun goes down.

It also has an easier time than other hoverboards when transitioning from rough surfaces to smooth ones. The hoverboard is strong enough to be used on carpet, grass, and up small inclines.

The motor is a powerful 300W dual hub and it runs on 100% electric power. It also has a long battery life for hours of fun. A battery icon on the board lets you know what the life of the battery is and if it needs to be charged before use. This hoverboard is recommended for those 12 and older. It has a maximum weight limit of 220 pounds.

Kids and adults alike love electric scooters and the Razor E100 Glow Electric Scooter is the perfect gift for a child or a child at heart. It’s sturdy enough to hold up to 120 pounds on the all-steel frame.

The scooter needs to be charged, but charges fast and can hold that charge for as long as 40 minutes. The scooter is easy to charge and small enough to fit in the corner when not being used. It’s a quiet machine when it’s running, so it’s great for riding indoors or outdoors.

One of the best features on this scooter is that it has a hand-operated brake. This allows for smoother stops that won’t throw the rider off balance.

The front tire is inflatable and designed for a smooth ride on uneven terrain. The rear tire allows more weight to the back end of the scooter and this is what improves traction when driving. It also allows you to steer easier.

The 100W chain-driven motor allows you to obtain a top speed of up to 10 mph. This scooter is designed for riders ages 8 and up. The assembled product weighs just over 20 pounds, so it feels a lot sturdier than other scooters on the market.

The Fortnite video game is one of the most popular games online. Now, thanks to the Nerf Fortnite GL, kids can have a Nerf blaster inspired by the one from the game and it’s even made in the same colors as the one that’s used in it, too! One of the many cool features about this blaster is that it has a 6-dart rotating drum.

This means players can blast six darts in a row before they have to reload. This blaster comes with enough darts to fully load the drum. The darts are little rockets, complete with the plastic tip that allows them to fly fast and accurately at a target.

To use the gun, kids can simply load the darts into the drum and pump the priming grip back and forth. Once the blaster is ready, all that’s needed is a press of the trigger. One dart at a time comes out.

Kids will have to pump the grip and press the trigger again to fire the next dart in the drum. If you’re looking to unload quickly, like they often do in Fortnite, just hold the trigger down and keep pumping the grip without breaking.

This will make all the darts in the drum shoot rapidly out. This slam fire feature is great if kids engage in Nerf battles, and since no batteries or charge is required, they can have hours of uninterrupted fun.

Screen-Free Indoor Entertainment

It’s important that kids find ways to stay entertained without being glued to a screen. The best way to do that is with interactive toys. For younger kids, there’s a great preschool game that can allow them to have fun without a screen.

Kinetic Sand has long been a toy that’s entertained as well as fascinated kids. On the hot list this year is Kinetic Sand Sandwhirlz. It’s popular with younger as well as older kids. The soft and gritty texture can be relaxing to play with and has been known to also help calm anxiety.

It’s also known to help relieve stress, thanks to the way it smoothly glides through your hands in a mesmerizing fashion. This kind of sand never dries out, no matter how often it’s played with, so it can be kept for years to come.

This toy is a great addition to your stash of kinetic sand or as a starter. It comes with two pounds of kinetic sand, in colors of red, blue, and yellow. It has over ten tools, so you can have hours of play creating unique sand sculptures.

Some of these tools include six shape shifters, a sand scooper, two extruder tubes, and more. The playset opens up to give you a play area on the lid, so you can even play with it on the go.

Use the sand scooper to drop sand into one of the extruder tubes in the shape of a burst or a cloud. Gently squish the sand down using the plunger, then add more layers of sand.

You can use several different colors of sand for a unique look. Once the tube is full, you can snap on a shape shifter at the end of the tube. This will allow your sand to keep a shape has it flows out of the tube.

You can store mixed sand in the empty compartment of the case. Kids can also use the extruder tubes as molds, and also use the plunger as a roller if needed.

The line of Little People toys have long thrilled young children. The Little People Launch & Loop Raceway is one of 2020’s hottest products in this line of toys. This playset has several different colorful tracks to set up that allow the wheelie cars to race in competition against each other.

The playset has a fun crash zone in the middle where racers can collide and this action always delights kids. The playset has multiple stunt points for plenty of fun. This includes a jump ramp as well as a loop-the-loop.

There’s also a trap door. The set has a double car launcher than can send cars down the track at the same time. All the tracks end in different ways, so your child can have a lot of fun seeing where their wheelie ends up once it shoots off the tracks.

A great feature with this toy is the sound system. The playset is designed with sounds to imitate real races. This makes the action feel more realistic to your little one. It also has lights around the playset tracks.

Another great feature of the playset is that it can help build fine motor skills in kids. It helps strengthen a child’s hand-eye coordination. The playset comes with two wheelie cars, and when your child is done playing, the wheelie vehicles can be stored easily inside the playset. The playset is designed for toddlers 18 months and older.

Kids love being a hero and if your child is like other kids who want to become heroes, such as a firefighter, then a great gift idea is the VTech Helping Heroes Fire Station. This set comes with two firefighting heroes, Frankie and Fiona.

The set is a multi-level fire station where the heroes can sleep or work out while they wait for a call. Your child can help the two characters get ready to battle the flames by checking the equipment to make sure everything is in order.

When it’s time for them to go and fight a fire, Frankie and Fiona are dropped through the opening and into a mini rescue vehicle. Once they’re in there, you can transform the fire station into a fire truck, complete with a ladder and siren.

If you place Frankie or Fiona on the Talking Point location, the truck will let out music and sound effects. It will also teach your child phrases about the roles of firefighters. There are three play modes included in the playset: Music & Sounds, Rescue Mission, and Explore & Train.

When you combine the modes with the three action buttons, your child can have an educational, yet fun playtime. The playset also comes with a helicopter your little one can use for important firefighting missions. One firefighter can fit into the helicopter at a time.

The truck also comes with a water hose and a sprayer. The playset is intended for kids 18 months and older and requires two AA batteries.

One toy that continually sells well every holiday is Hot Wheels. Both the cars and the sets are highly popular, and this year is no different. That’s why the Hot Wheels Sky Crash Tower made the list.

This toy is a great gift for little Hot Wheels fans. It stands at just over two and a half feet and is designed for racing and crashing action. Children can use the booster to push their vehicles up for an epic jump, which can result in cool mid-air collisions.

The booster is motorized, so it’s easy for even young children to be able to use. The tower has parking for more than twenty cars, so this is a great gift for a child who collects Hot Wheels vehicles.

The track loops multiple times along with the curves which can help your child improve his or her motor skills while improving their racing skills. The track can be used to race multiple cars at a time.

There’s no limit to how many Hot Wheels vehicles can be raced down the track. Your child can enjoy racing them or setting up outrageous jumps that will result in crashes and collisions.

The tower set folds up quickly and easily, making it perfect for storage. It’s also a great playset to take on the go for sleepovers or playdates. The set comes with just one Hot Wheels vehicle, so you may want to go ahead and buy some additional ones. The tower playset is recommended for kids 5 and up.

The Beyblade Burst Rise Hypersphere Set is a toy that’s patterned after the animated series. It’s a spinning top toy that’s one of the hottest collectibles around.

Kids love using the tops to create battles and this set has everything that’s needed for the ultimate victory. It comes with a couple of launchers as well as some right-spin battle tops.

One of the battling tops included is a Prime Apocalypse A5, which is the type of top that attacks. The second battling top included is the Golden Judgement Dragon D5, which is a balance type of top. Both are popular with kids.

The tops come with GT chips in their Energy Layers. These chips are interchangeable, so you can mix and match with other right-spin GT chip tops that are compatible to these.

The battle set has four different sections uniquely designed to give a child the most exciting battles. The Beystadium is customizable. The top level, called the Battle Axis, can be removed.

By doing this, your child can have two ways to play with the Beystadium. When the top is on, you can climb the ramp to reach it. Once you’re there, you can drop down into the battle using the Hypersphere Brink Plane.

It speeds the attack process inside the Battle Axis whenever you start climbing up the ramp. A great feature with this battle set is that kids can compete in battles that are digital using a code in the Beyblade Burst app to unlock the Beystadium. This toy is recommended for kids 8 and up.

Remote control vehicles can improve a child’s hand and eye coordination. They also improve a child’s reflexes. But they’re also a lot of fun. The Monster Jam Megalodon Storm RC makes the list of hot toys because it’s both fun and durable.

It has the ability to handle even tough terrain because the truck can drive on water, concrete, or gravel and never even slow down.

The truck has a cool appearance because it’s designed to look like a Megalodon, complete with the wide-open jaws. Despite its cool design, it’s built to withstand all kinds of weather, including snow.

It has lightweight custom tires that let you switch back and forth on terrains without having to stop and start over. The tires are official BKT tires, which means they feature a cool authentic design, just like if a child was driving a monster truck.

The speed and agility of the vehicle is controlled with the remote that has a frequency of 2.4GHz. Six vehicles can be raced at one time. Even with multiple vehicles, each one still has an incredible amount of power and conquers all terrain.

The Megalodon STORM RC can be managed up to a hundred feet away. If the truck starts drifting too far away, the controller will begin beeping to let you know. The toy is charged through using a USB and can hold a charge for a while but this USB is not included with the truck.

Any of these toys on our Hottest Toys for 2020 list would be a winner for your holiday shopping needs. But it helps to have some guidance to determine what the best type of toy for your child’s personality and interests would be!

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