The ultimate toy guide of the year is finally here! Here’s everything your kiddos are already asking you for. Like, every single day.
There have been so many amazing new toy releases this year and we were drooling over so many of them that were debuted at the 2019 NYC Toy Fair. Plus, Amazon already listed their top picks of the year and we can’t wait! This year it’s all about major unboxings, collectibles, mini everything, blind bags, surprise dolls, and super smart interactive must-haves!
If you’re having a hard time keeping track of the latest LOL Dolls, Fingerlings, Baby Shark (yes, it’s still a thing), Hatchimals, and the already top-selling Blume Dolls, don’t sweat it because we’ve got you covered on everything you need to know, where you can get them, which you can already pre-order, and the exact ones that your kiddos are going to be asking you and Santa for this upcoming Christmas holiday season.
Bookmark this page (if that’s still even a thing?!) because we’ll be continuously updating it throughout the year, especially when new toys are being released and which ones you really need to know about.
Introducing the Ultimate “Best Toys” Guide for 2019. Drumroll please…
The Treasure X Aliens with Slime – Buy It Here
If they love surprises, collectibles, and slime they’re going to totally be down with the Treasure X Aliens where they have to save the Treasure Hunter from the alien who ate him! They’ll cut open the alien’s belly that’s filled with gooey slime to rescue the surprise Treasure Hunter and even find a real space gem, a mystery weapon, and more right inside him. Did we mention it’s filled with slime?! Read the review here!
The LOL Surprise Amazing Surprise – Buy It Here
It’s the ultimate toy unboxing of the year! If they love LOL (and we know they do) this is the latest from LOL that comes with 70 amazing surprises and 14 new and exclusive dolls inside! Insanity! Learn more here.
The Air Hogs Zero Gravity Race Car Chaser – Buy It Here
This is such a super cool race car! They’ll use the laser guided gun to point where they want to car to race to and then, well, it’ll race right to it! It actually can climb walls and the ceiling without leaving any marks. They’ll love it! Learn more here.
The Blume Dolls by SkyRocket – Buy It Here
This year one of the hottest toys is slated to be these new Blume Dolls. They come in a flower pot and when you water them they start to actually sprout up! It’s a total surprise on which Blume Doll you’ll get and there are over 20 different potential dolls to collect. Their hair is giant funky soft foam that can be taken off, placed on other dolls, and more. Plus you can decorate their flower pot with special stickers and accessories that come with it and use it as a play-set. Read the review here!
The Owleez Interactive Flying Owl – Buy It Here
Everyone is freaking out about Owleez and we can see why. Are you ready for an owl that not only is interactive, but you can actually teach to fly and, well, it will actually fly like a helicopter?! Seeing is believing. Read the review here!
The New Hatchimals Wow Llalacorn – Buy It Here
They’re back! One of the biggest toy secrets of the year is the new Hatchimals Wow! It’s actually a Llalacorn (llama/unicorn mix) that can hatch and re-hatch over and over again. Oh, and did we mention it grows up to 2 1/2 feet tall and has over 250 different reactions, sounds, motions, and more. You have to get this one immediately. Read the review here.
The Frozen 2 Ultimate 5-Foot Castle – Buy It Here
It’s the hot playset of the year! Introducing the new Frozen 2 Ultimate Arendelle Castle dollhouse! It’s 5-feet tall by 4-feet wide, has 7 different rooms, 14 accessories, a magical light-show, and so much more. Learn more here!
The Kindi Kids Snack Time Friends – Buy It Here
One of the top-selling new dolls of the year, these little cuties actually will “eat” their snacks that your kiddos feed them! There are 4 different dolls to choose from like Marsha Mello, Peppa Mint, Jessicake, and Donatina. Learn more here!
The Lucky Fortune Collectible Toy Charm Bracelets – Buy It Here
What’s your fortune going to bring you this year? The all new Lucky Fortune bracelets from WowWee are said to be one of the most anticipated of the year, especially for girls. Each surprise charm bracelet comes in a fun fortune cookie that you break open to find out which you got. There are over 100 different bracelets to collect, wear, or trade. Plus, each one also comes with your very own paper fortune. Read the review here!
The LOL Winter Disco Bigger Surprise – Buy It Here
Every year LOL has been coming out with the limited edition surprise and this year it’s the Winter Disco Bigger Surprise which comes with 60+ really cool surprises, exclusive dolls, accessories, and so much more. Learn more here!
The Baby Shark Singing Puppet – Buy It Here
Clearly Baby Shark is here to stay! This totally new puppet actually sings the famous song when your hand moves open and closed inside the plush puppet. It even has tempo control so it can sing super fast or really slow depending on how fast you move your hand. You can get Daddy Shark and Mommy Shark too. Learn more here!
The Foam Alive “Ice Cream” Foam Kit – Buy It Here
It’s the foam that the kiddos love because it’s so satisfying to play with and form and the one that parents love because it’s actually mess free, non-sticky, and super easy to clean up. Use this foam to make realistic looking ice cream that actually “melts” just like the real thing. Learn more here!
The New LOL Surprise Winter Chalet Doll House – Buy It Here
It’s the new LOL Surprise doll house everyone has been waiting for all year! It’s just been released, is a winter ski chalet, comes with a snow bus, three amazing levels of play, an actual ice skating rink, a working ski lift, and a bunch of exclusive dolls, including a new OMG Big Sister! Seriously, grab this one while you still can. Learn more here!
The Band New “Love to Hug” Elmo – Buy It Here
This is the cutest Elmo ever! Brand new for this year, this Elmo “Love to Hug” and will actually give your kiddos hugs over and over again every time the hug him! He also sings, talks, and more. Plus, he speaks English and Spanish. Awesome! Learn more here!
The Monster Jam “Grave Digger” Monster Truck – Buy It Here
It’s the biggest remote control Monster Truck to date at over 2 feet long! It’s super powerful, can easily drive over just about any obstacles your kids set up, and is surprisingly light-weight. Learn more here!
The Official Frozen 2 Singing Elsa Fashion Doll – Buy It Here
She’s the brand new “it” doll of the year thanks to the new Frozen 2 movie. This pretty Elsa fashion doll sings the popular song, “Into the Unknown” from the movie with a press of a button, her blue dress lights up, and more! Learn more here!
The How to Train Your Dragon “Toothless” Hatchimal – Buy It Here
If they loved their Hatchimals, they’re going to love this cute little Toothless from the new How to Train Your Dragon movie that actually hatches and can be taught to spread their wings and fly! Read the review here!
The Barbie Dreamtopia Unicorn – Buy It Here
This time around Barbie has a magical unicorn that totally sparkles and changes colors when your kiddos brush her magical hair. There are 4 different interactive ways to play with her too! Learn more here.
The Interactive Pixie Belles – Buy It Here
You can wear these furry little cuties, they’re totally interactive, can spin, dance, and so much more. Plus, their tail is removable and you can use it as a bracelet or even a hair schrunchie. Learn more here!
The Creatable World Customizable Doll Kit – Buy It Here
It’s the dolls that everyone is buzzing about right now. These are new from Mattel (the makers of Barbie) and are totally gender neutral! The kit enables your kiddos to be able to choose how they’d like their doll to look. It’s a great way to be inclusive, help to remove labels from people, and will most likely help some kids feel like they finally see themselves in a doll. Learn more here.
The LOL Surprise Advent Calendar – Buy It Here
This advent calendar (of sorts) was officially just released and if your kiddos are obsessed with LOL they’ll need to have this brand new Winter Disco themed OOTD! It comes with 24 different surprises, one for each day leading up to Christmas. Seriously, get this one while you still can. Learn more here!
The New Electronic Scruff-a-Luvs – Buy It Here
If they loved their little Scruff-a-Luvs from last year they’re going to love this new electronic ball of fluff that will morph into either a dog or a call and makes more than 30 different sounds, interactions, and more. They’ll love how their new pet reacts based on how they’re taking care of them. So cute! Learn more here.
The Robotic “My Tumbling Hedgehog” Toy – Buy It Here
This is one of our favorite interactive robots of the year! My Tumbling Hedgehog can be built by your kiddos, is sound activated, tumbles all around, rolls all over the place and so much more. He reacts to sounds like clapping and is perfect for kids 7 years old and up. Learn more here!
The LOL Surprise Glamper – Buy It Here
Move over Barbie Camper because one of the most anticipated toys of the year is the brand new LOL Surprise “Glamper.” It’s 2 feet by 3 feet, has 360-degree play, and can even detach to become its very own car with a horn and lights. This one has over 10 different super fun play areas and even comes with an exclusive LOL Surprise doll. Get this one while you can! Read the review here.
The Hatchimals Pixies – Buy It Here
Hatchimals is back and this time they’re here with the cutest little Hatchimals Pixies that actually hatch out of a small egg. Which pixie you’ll get is a complete surprise! You’ll be able to pose them, move their heads, play with them, and more. Learn more here!
The Barbie Dream-Plane – Buy It Here
It’s the only way for Barbie to travel these days! Introducing the new Barbie Dream-Plane! It comes with 15 different accessories like luggage, headphones, eye-mask, food trolley, blanket, puppy, and more. Barbie can either be the pilot or the passenger with seats that recline. Learn more here!
The LOL Crystal Star Collector Edition – Buy It Here
It’s the total must-have LOL doll of the year! Crystal Star is a collectors item, is dripping in crystals and sparkles, and her stage even lights up and comes with a disco ball. Amazing! Learn more here.
Disney’s The Lion King “Mighty Roar Simba” – Buy It Here
You can always count on FurReal to bring you the best interactive animals ever. Introducing Mighty Roar Simba from The Lion King movie. He has over 100 different sounds, reactions, and interactive motions. He’ll roar with you, snuggle, play, will say phrases from the movie, and can even be fed his favorite little grub snacks. Learn more here!
Juno My Baby Elephant – Buy It Here
Get ready to play with the most adorable baby elephant ever. Meet Juno My Baby Elephant! She’s a cute interactive elephant that you can feed, take care of, and she even plays with her little pal mouse! You gotta see this one! Read the review here!
The Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Lookout Tower – Buy It Here
It’s the latest from Paw Patrol and already named one of the hottest toys of the year by Walmart! This lights-and-sound tower stands almost 3-feet tall, solve up to 6 different interactive missions, use the working elevator, zip-line, and more. Learn more here!
The LOL Surprise Winter Disco Glitter Globe – Buy It Here
These are the must-have for Christmas this year! The latest from LOL turns your surprise doll into an actual glittery snow globe where you can stack a bunch of them together to make one giant snowman. So cute! Read the Glitter Globe review here!
The Cutetitos Mystery Surprise Animals – Buy It Here
Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. These new Cutetitos Mysteries are actually cute little plush stuffed animals that are wrapped up in a burrito. They’re a total surprise so your kiddos will have a blast figuring out which they’re going to get. Currently there are 12 different plush animals to collect Read the review here!
Shopkins Real Littles – Buy It Here
These are the cutest little mini brand toys that everyone is obsessing over. Shopkins Real Littles are so small and true to the actual grocery brands we all grew up with. In series 1 there are 50 different ones to collect. We totally want the mini Pop Tarts and mini Pringles! Seriously, how awesome are these?! Read the review here!
Boppi the “Booty Shaking” Llama – Buy It Here
Yes, it’s the booty shaking llama that you’ve been hearing about all year! This funny (and pretty cute) dancing llama will dance all around to three different songs it comes with, move its head all around, and basically make your kids laugh, which is the most important part. Read the review here.
The LEGO Interactive Haunted House – Buy It Here
First they’ll build this haunted high-school and then they’ll use the AR app to find secret ghosts inside, find clues, solve mysteries, unlock the boss-ghost, and so much more. Even you’ll want to take part in this one. Learn more here!
The ‘Not Parent Approved’ Game for Kids – Buy It Here
Everyone is obsessed over this one! It’s like ‘Cards Against Humanity’ but for children and 100% family friendly. It’s the perfect game to bust out during the holidays too! Learn more here!
Blinger Fun Glam Styling Tool – Buy It Here
A total must-have for the bigger kids this year! This deluxe “Blinger” set gives them everything they need to totally bling out their hair, fashions, and so much more. It comes with 150 different colorful gems to choose from and is totally safe and easy to use. Learn more here!
The Treasure X King’s Gold Treasure Tomb – Buy It Here
Solve 30 different levels of super fun puzzles, find hidden treasures, unlock the real gold dipped treasure without falling through trapped doors and more. Learn more here!
The LOL Surprise OMG Fashion Dolls – Buy It Here
If they love their little LOL dolls, they’re going to love these tall (almost Barbie-like) LOL OMG Fashion Dolls! There are currently 4 different ones to choose from and they’re already all top sellers on Amazon right now. Be on the lookout for these on their upcoming list to Santa this year. Read the review here!
The New Pomsies Lumies – Buy It Here
These cute and cuddly little pom-poms are totally interactive, will match to any color you place them over, has a really fun music mode to make some pretty dope beats, and will even react to different colors with more than 100 different phrases and sounds. We’re loving how cheap these are too. Learn more here!
The Pictionary Air Game – Buy It Here
The most fun drawing and guessing game is back, but this time there’s a twist! You’ll use the magic pen and an app to draw your clue in air and everyone else will have to guess what it is on the screen of their smart device. So cool! Learn more here!
The Official Baby Shark Play-Doh Set – Buy It Here
If they love Baby Shark (and they do) they’ll love playing with this Baby Shark Play Doh set. Your kiddos can make their very own Baby Shark family! This set comes with 21 tools, 12 cans of non-toxic Play-Doh, and more! Fortunately, it doesn’t come with the Baby Shark song! See more here!
The Harry Potter “The Knight Bus” New LEGO Set – Buy It Here
One of the most anticipated LEGO sets of the year is this new Harry Potter “Knight Bus.” It comes with over 400 pieces, is perfect for kids 8 years old and up, and even comes with mini figures of Harry, Stan Shunpike, and Ernie Prang. Potter fans, unite!
The New Hairdorables Series 3 – Buy It Here
They’re back! These were one of the best-sellers last holiday season and now they’re back with the brand new Series 3. These super popular and stylish dolls are a total mystery. Simply pull and peel their stage box to reveal which doll you got and enjoy 10 surprises inside too. Currently there are 39 different dolls to collect in this new series. Read the review here.
The Toy Story 4 Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler – Buy It Here
It’s from the hottest movie of the year. Yes, we’re talking about Toy Story 4! This brand new TY4 Jeep Wrangler from Power Wheels can safely drive up to 5 mph on the ground, including on the grass too. Plus, it has a really cool pretend radio that says phrases from the movie in their favorite character’s voices. Learn more here!
The “Tamagotchi On” Virtual Pet – Buy It Here
That’s right, they’re back! It’s like the 90’s all over again. This time the brand new Tamagotchi On is the virtual pet that has way more features, is bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled, must be taken care of and loved and then, well, eventually married and off to start their own family. Plus, there’s even a free app involved!
The Slow Motion Race Game from Hasbro – Buy It Here
Finally a game where being the slowest actually makes you the winner! If only they had this in our gym class growing up. The Slow Motion Race Game is super fun and makes a course out of going as slow as you can while still beating your competitor. Plus, with tech headbands and slo-mo music what could be more fun?! Read the review here!
The Toy Story 4 Walking Buzz Lightyear – Buy It Here
Oh that’s right, Buzz Lightyear actually walks and moves all around on his own! He walks, talks, has facial expressions, and the best part? He’ll even do the moonwalk. Yes, for real! Learn more here!
The Fortnite Battle Royale Battle Bus – Buy It Here
If they’re the ultimate Fortnite fan, they’re going to be obsessed with this new Battle Royale Battle Bus. Not only will you get the bus, but this one also comes with exclusive Burnout and Funk Ops figures too!
The Dancing Baby Shark Doll – Buy It Here
That’s right folks! The phenomenon that’s ‘Baby Shark’ is still going strong and this Dancing Baby Shark plush sings and dances all around! Sure it sings and dances to the famous song you know (and can’t get out of your head), but it also comes with 2 new songs too. Yes! Read the review here!
The Build-a-Bear Stuffing Station – Buy It Here
Seriously how cute is this! If they love heading to the mall to the Build-a-Bear store, they’ll love making their very own little plush stuffed animals in their own home. Stuff away! Learn more here!
Myla the Interactive Unicorn from VTech – Buy It Here
If they love makeup and they love unicorns, they’re going to love Myla the Fantasy Unicorn from Vtech. You can put all different kinds of color changing makeup on her, her unicorn horn, and she’ll even light up, talk, and sing. She truly is magical! Read the review here!
Candylocks Sweet Treat Dolls – Buy It Here
Big hair, do care! Candylocks Sweet Treat Dolls are the latest from SpinMaster that have super big cotton candy-like hair that actually smells like a sweet treat! You can do up their hair giving them so many different fun hairstyles. In Series 1 there are 25 different collectible dolls to get your hands on and they all smell amazing. Read the review here!
The Spider Man Super Web Slinger – Buy It Here
Perfect for the Spider Man obsessed fans in your home, now they can cast their web all over the house (sorry about that!). Named one of the must-haves by Walmart this year, this web slinger shoots out water or Spidey web fluid and even comes with the refillable water cartridge. Learn more here!
The Learning Resources Coding Critters – Buy It Here
Now they can learn how to code in a super fun way and at an early age. These cute Coding Critters are educational STEM toys that are perfect for kiddos of the pre-school age where they can learn the basics of coding and set their little critters out on a special adventure. There are currently three different critters you can choose from. Read the review here!
The Official Fortnite Nerf Blaster – Buy It Here
Because, yes, they’re still obsessed with all things Fortnite and, well, they love their Nerf guns so this partnership only makes sense. Slated to be a must-have this season, the Fortnite Nerf Dart Blaster will blast 6 foam darts so they can can slay all their Fortnite enemies and frenemies. Read the review here!
LOL Surprise Supreme BFFs (2-Pack) – Buy It Here
These are limited edition best-friends so get them while you can! The LOL Surprise Supreme BFFs come as a 2-pack (1 boy and 1 girl) and show up as lace and leather. They’re total opposites, but totally fun!
The Gravitrax Marble Run – Buy It Here
STEM alert! One of the must-haves this season, Graxitrax comes with over 100 different pieces to help teach the kiddos fundamentals of planning, spacial skills, building, and more. Learn more here!
“Don’t Step In It” the Unicorn Edition Game – Buy It Here
It’s the game everyone is talking about this year and currently on the best-sellers list. That’s because it’s the exclusive unicorn edition! Kids are blindfolded and try to make it across the special mat without stepping in that dreaded, yet colorful, unicorn poop. Hooray! The original version (minus the unicorn) is available here.
The Lion King Monopoly Game – Buy It Here
It’s the circle of life and it moves us all! Just in time with the release of the new movie comes the official Lion King Monopoly. It’s like the original, but with some super fun Lion King-related additions. Read the review here!
The New Fingerlings Light-Up Narwhal – Buy It Here
Seriously how cute are these light up Narwhals!? They’re the latest from Fingerlings (you remember the monkeys, right?) and they have over 40 different sounds and motions, including flapping their tail, lighting up their horn, blowing kisses, and more! Read the review here!
The Surprising Pop Up Pirate by Tomy – Buy It Here
Super fun toy/game for kids and the family. Everyone takes turns placing colorful swords into the barrel and no one know when or which sword will make the pirate pop up and out. It has that same panicky feeling as ‘Perfection‘ did in the 80’s.
Bananas Surprise Collectible 3-Pack Bunch – Buy It Here
This is one of the latest surprise ‘unboxings’ or ‘unpeelings’ of the year. Meet Bananas Surprise! First off, these bananas actually smell like real bananas and your kiddos will have fun peeling them and discovering which collectible toys and gems are inside. Some are rare and some are ultra rare. The best part? These are super cheap!
WowWee Buttheads Interactive – Buy It Here
If your kiddos are tired of Fingerlings, they should try these collectible Buttheads. Did we mention they’re interactive and they fart? Plus, you can set a timer and have it make noise just about anywhere and at any time! Oh and, yes, their heads actually are butts. Who doesn’t love potty humor?!
The New L.O.L Makeover Series #HairGoals Doll – Buy It Here
They’re finally here! Collect all 12 of these majorly cute surprise makeover HairGoals dolls with real doll hair! They also come with 15 different surprises too.
The Hairdorables Pets (Series 1) – Buy It Here
If they loved their Hairdorables last season, they’re going to love their new pets collection! Unbox each one to discover which surprise pet they’ll get, along with 8 other surprises inside too! There are currently 24 to collect. This is another one that’s on the cheaper side too!
Warrior’s Mark Axe Throwing Game For Kids – Buy It Here
It’s the latest trend for adults (axe throwing!) so this is the highly anticipated foam axe throwing game for kids (and, well, adults too). It’s basically like playing foam darts but, you know, with foam axes! Read the review here!