We already have a Holiday Toy Guide for early shoppers

NEW YORK, New York (WDEF) – Are you already thinking about the upcoming holiday toy season?

The Toy Insider is.

The organization tests toys all year long just to be ready for the holiday season.

And now they are releasing their 12th annual holiday gift guide.

The hottest and most coveted items for 2017 are broken out into three lists: the Hot 20 (the most wished-for items of the year), Top Tech 12 (featuring AI, AR, VR and other cutting-edge technologies) and STEM 10 (science, technology, engineering and math toys that make learning fun).

“Our team of experts spent the whole year searching for ‘the next Hatchimals,’ reviewing and playing with thousands of toys from manufacturers large and small,” says Laurie Schacht, Chief Toy Officer, The Toy Insider.

The Toy Insider’s Hot 20

0-2 years
Go! Go! Smart Wheels Race & Play Adventure Park (VTech)
Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart (LeapFrog)

3-5 years
Disney Junior Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery (Just Play)
FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, The Playful Tiger (Hasbro)
L.O.L. Surprise! Tots (MGA Entertainment)
Mickey Transforming Roadster Racer R/C (Jada Toys)
Peppa Pig Lights & Sounds Family Home (Jazwares)
PJ Masks Rival Racers Track Playset (Just Play)
Teddy Ruxpin (Wicked Cool Toys)
Thomas & Friends Super Station (Fisher-Price)

6-8 years
Fingerlings (WowWee)
Hatchimals Surprise (Spin Master)
JoJo Siwa CD+G Karaoke Machine (eKids)
Oonies Starter Kit (Moose Toys)
Shopkins Shoppies Super Mall (Moose Toys)
Soft’n Slo Squishies (ORB)

LEGO Star Wars First Order Star Destroyer (The LEGO Group)
Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K Blaster (Hasbro)
Nintendo Switch (Nintendo)
SoundMoovz (Cra-Z-Art)

The Toy Insider’s Top Tech 12

Aura Drone with Glove Controller (KD Interactive)
DigiLoom (WowWee)
LeapFrog Epic Academy Edition (LeapFrog)
Lightseekers Starter Kit (TOMY)
Luvabella/Luvabeau (Spin Master)
Meccano M.A.X. (Spin Master)
Merge Cube (Merge VR)
R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid (Sphero)
Sky Viper V2450 GPS (Skyrocket)
Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8 (Spin Master)
Ultimate Justice League Batmobile (Mattel)
VRSE (Skyrocket)

The Toy Insider’s STEM 10

3Doodler Start Robotics Pen Set (3Doodler)
Barbie Fundamental Chemistry Set (Thames & Kosmos)
Dance Code Belle (Hasbro)
Droid Inventor Kit (littleBits)
HEXBUG VEX Robotics BattleBots Minotaur/Tombstone (HEXBUG)
Imagine: Power & Play Motorized 50 Model Building Set (K’NEX)
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (The LEGO Group)
LEGO Worlds (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Remote-Control Machines: Construction Vehicles (Thames & Kosmos)
Rube Goldberg The Acrobat Challenge (Spin Master)

The Toy Insider‘s 2017 holiday gift guide will appear in the November issue of Family Circle magazine, on newsstands on October 10th.

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