Summer is just starting but it’s a perfect time to start looking ahead at what might be the hottest toys for Christmas in 2017. There are a lot of great candidates, toys and gadgets for for all ages.
1. Hatchimals – The Hottest Toy for 2016 is Back!
Hatchimals took the world by storm last year, and within days it they’re release they were sold out and were hard to find all the way through Christmas. We expect availability to improve this year, but you can never be too sure.
A new type of Hatchimal this year is the Hatchimal Glittering Garden. The Sparkly Penguala is one of the more popular Hatchimal creatures on the market. Each Glittering Garden Hatchimal has sparkly fur and twinkly wings. The process is simple: Help them Hatch, Raise your Hatchimal, then play Interactive Games. The quality has improved since 2016, so you shouldn’t let that bother you in 2017.
Another types of Hatchimals is the collectible series called Colleggtibles. These are smaller creatures that your child can collect and use their imagination with.
2 – Fidget Spinners and Fidget Cubes
Fidget spinners have experienced a roller coaster in 2016. These stress-relieving toys have become a viral toy in the beginning part of the year, then quickly attracted some negative press because of some reports of dangers to small children. So let’s put a disclaimer right up front: Do not buy a fidget spinner for small children.
An alternative to the fidget spinner is the fidget cube. These are considered more socially acceptable, and give you a few more options to release your stress with.
3. Furreal Friends Flurry
Here is another repeat hot toy from 2016, but this is still a very popular item in 2017. The electronics pets from Furreal Friends are widely popular with children as well as nursing homes. Yes the elderly can actually benefit with an electronic toy they can interact with. This cute pet named Flurry Pet coos, kicks, and walks to you when you shake her rattle – more than 45 sound combination. Of course these pets are as soft as can be too.
4. Cozmo the Robot by Anki
Cozmo by Anki is a very highly rated robot toy, and we continue to recommend it year after year. Cozmo learns more about you the longer you hang out with it. He’s a real-life robot like you’ve only seen in movies, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you interact with it.
5. Despicable Me Pie Face Game
The Despicable Me Pie Face Game is the marriage of the hottest kids game from last year and the hottest movie franchise over the past few years. Kids will have a genuine blast with this game.