These are the hottest toys of the year

Abigale Subdhan / The Social
It’s that time of year again when kids start buzzing with excitement about Christmas morning, and parents everywhere start panicking about what to buy.

Fear not, parents, because we have your covered. These are the hottest toys of the season, all available at Walmart.

Fisher Price Zoom ‘n Crawl Monster, $25
Age 9 months +
  • WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: For sit-at play, little ones can fill the monster with five colorful balls, then bat at the roller ball to watch them spin around in its belly and spill out. Fun songs and silly phrases make fill and spill play even more exciting. When they're ready to crawl, their silly monster friend starts zooming around the room, spinning and tumbling the balls out as it goes, encouraging babies to chase after the cruising monster or the balls! And this friendly monster has more than 15 encouraging phrases, songs and sounds to keep your little one chasing again and again.

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Servin’ Up Fun Food Truck, $75
Ages 18 months – 36 months
  • WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: This isn’t just super fun role play; toddlers are also being introduced to sizing and sequencing, advanced vocabulary, manners, taking turns, and more with lively songs, sounds, tunes and phrases! There are three Smart Stages levels: Academics, Collaboration Skills, Creativity & Imagination.

Paw Patrol - Chase's Tow Truck, $18
Ages 3 – 5
  • WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: Swoop in and save the day with this articulated pup and vehicle combination! It’s loaded with real working wheels, extendable wings and a spinning propeller! Your child’s imagination will be lit up with pup inspired rescue missions full of friendship, teamwork and bravery.  

Paw Patrol Look-out Playset, $50
Ages 3 – 5
  • WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: When danger is spotted, race to the rescue by hitting the PAW Patrol badge to sound the alarm! Send Chase down the wrap around slide and straight into his SUV.

Chatty Charlie, the Barkin’ Beagle, $50
Ages 4+
  • WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: This cuddly pup’s collar translates barks to phrases so you can understand him. With 80+ barks to phrases, he has a lot to talk about! Watch his ears move as he tries to hide his face! He responds to sounds and touch and he loves to be cuddled. Pet his back and he wags his tail, too! With this bonus pack, kids can play superheroes with the pup, too! The included capes, armbands, masks and more can really get them into character!

Hatchimal Twins, $70
Age 5 – 8
  • WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: These loveable twins are hidden inside a magical speckled egg. Use your love and care to help them hatch. Each twin has a unique personality! One twin loves to move, while the other twin can repeat whatever you say! Raise them from baby to toddler to kid and they’ll learn new things at each stage! Your twins will talk, dance, sing, tell jokes, play games and more! These Hatchimals love to interact with each other! They’ll say “I love you” and, like any siblings, they’ll even bicker!
Nom Nums Nail Polish Maker, $60
Ages 5  - 7
  • WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT : Give your nails a scent-sational manicure with the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker. Mix your own scented nail polish with strawberry, blueberry, banana nail polish and glitter! Create your own scented colors, like Straw-Nana Pink!

LEGO Minecraft The Mushroom Island, $25
Ages 8+
  • WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT : We can’t leave out the classic toys, Lego never fails to stay with the times and has sets for every kid’s interest. From Lego Friends to Stars and Minecraft, there is Lego for everyone.

MAYKA Block Tape, $13
Ages 3+
  • WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: The ORIGINAL Mayka Toy Block Tape instantly transforms virtually any surface into a base for toy building blocks, figures and accessories. Super flexible so you can build around corners, up walls and on all your favourite objects! Snip a length of Mayka Tape and mount cannons onto the hull of your pirate ship. Build planets and rocket ships off your ceiling or race that police car right up the wall!

Snap Circuits Core, $40
Age 8+
  • WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: Snap Circuits® Core offers an exciting, hands-on introduction to electronics by designing and building models of working electrical circuits. Easy, snap-together parts require no tools. Snap Circuits® Core features more than 120 exciting projects using the 35 snap-together parts. Strong STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and math), supported by a full color and easy-to-follow project guide.

Galactic X Streaming Drone , $100
Age 12 +
  • WHY THEY’LL LOVE IT: Wide Range digital radio allows for flight up to 200 feet, and the on board camera records high definition video and still photo.
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