TIP: Our Holiday Toy Gift Guide 2017

Adventure Force Light Command Motorized Light-Up Blaster | Photo: Courtesy of Dart Zone

Here's our roundup of favorite Holiday Toy ideas for 2017

Infants & Toddlers Ages 0-2


Go! Go! Smart Wheels Race & Play Adventure Park
Little ones can launch Gavin the go-kart to the top of the play set with the catapult launcher, and watch as it goes around the 360-degree loop and off the jump ramp. Four SmartPoint locations add fun sounds, phrases, and sing-along songs.

Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart
Kids can build their customers’ ice cream treats in the correct order with this play set to help build memory and sequencing skills, and then ring up the orders on the cash register.

PreSchool Ages 3-5


Disney Junior Doc Mcstuffins All-in-one Nursery
Kids can nurture their baby dolls alongside Doc McStuffins. This role-play center features accessories such as a patient laptop, a light and sound stethoscope, a scale, a mobile, and other nursery tools.

Furreal Roarin’ Tyler, The Playful Tiger
Make a noise or roar and Tyler roars back. He responds to kids’ touch and can play with his rubber chicken. He features poseable back legs and more than 100 sound and motion combinations.

L.o.l. Surprise! Tots
These collectibles let kids unwrap layers of surprises, including a message, stickers, a bottle, shoes, an outfit, an accessory, and a doll. Kids can feed or bathe the doll with water to reveal a surprise water feature.

Mickey Transforming Roadster Racer R/c

Kids can press a button to transform this regular vehicle into a Roadster Racer. The easy-grip controller lets kids drive forward, backward, left, and right. It also features a horn and three messages from Mickey.

Peppa Pig Lights & Sounds Family Home

Kids can be Peppa Pig’s guest in this 22-inch-tall, four-story home with seven rooms. The house features lights and sounds; Peppa Pig, George, and Zoe Zebra figures; and 13 accessories.

Pj Masks Rival Racers Track Playset

Launch vehicles around a raceway with two mega launchers, zoom through the loop and around the curve, and re-create other adventures from the PJ MasksTV series. Includes a Catboy figure, Cat-Car vehicle, and Night Ninja Bus.

Teddy Ruxpin
This 14-inch animatronic bear reads to kids and features color LCD eyes with more than 40 animations and a motorized mouth. Kids can enjoy three pre-loaded stories and sing-along songs without the need for Wi-Fi, and can access additional books via the free app.

Thomas & Friends Super Station
This multi-system track set features three levels of play, 10 Sodor locations, and three included engines—Cranky, Harold, and Owen. Works with most sizes and styles of Thomas & Friends engines, and stores more than 100 engines.

Grade School Ages 6-8

Fingerlings
These baby monkeys feature blinking eyes, turning heads, and realistic sounds that let kids know how they feel. With hands that grip and a curling tail, kids can swing them, pet them, and rock them to sleep.

Hatchimals Surprise
New Hatchimals are arriving from Hatchtopia and they can’t hatch without kids’ help. These eggs hold a special surprise inside.

Jojo Siwa Cd + G Karaoke Machine
This karaoke machine features a multi-colored LED light show. Connect to a TV and sing along to your favorite JoJo lyrics on screen with the included CD, or connect any Bluetooth device to stream audio wirelessly.

Oonies Starter Kit
Kids take an Oonies pellet, place it in the inflator, and watch it magically grow into an Oonie. This pack makes six Oonies designs, and the air-filled, mess-free balls do not require glue or water.

Shopkins Shoppies Super Mall
This three-story mall gives kids’ Shoppies and Shopkins a place to shop, spend time with friends, and eat. The play set features the Fashion Boutique, Beauty Parlor, Food Court, Smart-Phone Cinema, and a VIP card checkout.

Soft’n Slo Squishies
These squeezable collectibles produce a fun transformation as they slowly rise. The Sweet Shop collection features bakery products, including super squishy s’mores and cookies. The Gross Desserts collection features items from the Creepy Café that are made with disgusting details.

Adventure Force™ Light Command Motorized Light-Up Blaster
Light up your opponents with the featured ILLUMINATED BLAST PANELS on the Light Command Motorized Blaster from Adventure Force! This automatic blaster features a 20-dart belt that fires the entire belt under 20 seconds projecting darts up to 80 feet, leaving opponents running for cover. (6 AA batteries not included, not required for dart blasting.) (2 AAA batteries included for light up function)

Dart Zone® Dartstorm® Motorized Belt Blaster
Grab the upper hand in the heat of the battle with the Dartstorm® Motorized Belt Blaster. This fully automatic blaster comes with a 40-round belt that projects darts now up to 90 feet! The Quick-Feed Ammo Boxes mount to the side of the Dartstorm® turning the item into a mega-size blaster with the ability to reload faster than before. Deliver more speed and more power with the Dartstorm® Belt Blaster. (6 AA batteries not included)

Tweens 9+

Lego Star Wars First Order Star Destroyer
Build the newest adventure in the Star Wars saga with this 1,416-piece set. Kids can fire the stud shooters, fly the ship using the handle on top, and open the ship’s panels to play inside.

Nerf Rival Nemesis Mxvii-10k Blaster
This fully automatic blaster has a colossal 100-round capacity and features the first easy-load hopper for fast reloads. Compatible with the Nerf Rival rechargeable battery pack.

Nintendo Switch
This two-in-one home-to-portable gaming system lets kids dock to play on a TV, or lift out for on-the-go fun. The two Joy-Con controllers offer new styles of play, featuring motion-sense technology and HD rumble.

Soundmoovz
SoundMoovz are motion-activated musical bands that use Bluetooth technology to pair with a free app. Kids choose from more than 400 sounds, strap them to wrists or ankles, and move to make music. Multiple play modes include instrumental, robot, karate, and more.