Whether you’re giving or getting, when it comes to the holidays, it’s all about making the list! Here’s the mamachallenge’s Holiday Hot Toy List 2017!
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Let’s start off by saying this time of year my kids really come in handy.
Best Board Games
That’s right – how else do you think my research panel really works? By asking the pros (i.e. the kids) to let me know their thoughts (and put it together) that’s how I REALLY find out how cool (or not so cool) the new toys each year will be. And this year we’ve been hard at work…especially to find some monkeys that sound like they should be potatoes and hamsters to serve us burgers. (Don’t worry, we’ll explain.)
I’m a huge fan of buying a board game for the kids each year. It’s like a stocking stuffer, but it’s also something for us to do together on Christmas and is helping to build their own library of games when they get older and have families.
Shark Bite by Pressman
This is a fun game for the littles and best of all, doesn’t need batteries! It’s like the Go Fishing game we used to play but sharks! It’s easy to get rolling quickly and easy to play!
Soggy Doggy by Spin Master
Of course the kids will like it, Soggy Doggy is the game of getting wet by your Soggy Doggy while he takes a bath! Another game that’s perfect for all ages and doesn’t take forever to get the idea of how to play!
Ship of Treasures by Pressman
I love this game because it was created by two 5th grade girls who won the Chicago Toy and Game Fair’s Young Inventor Challenge. They created the playing pieces to look like themselves, used the box as part of the game, and 10% of profits go to the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago in honor of school mate who died of cancer.
UltraDash by PlayMonster
It’s a game that gets them moving – and isn’t that what we need!?! Easy to work, easy to put together, three modes, and many ways to play! Get them to Ultra Dash with this fun and inexpensive way to exercise while having a great time playing together.
YULU SpyCode Operation: Escape Room
Taking off from the escape room craze, SpyCode Operation: Escape Room brings the fun home to you. “Lock up” your friend and then complete challenges to get them out!
Monopoly Special Edition Gamer
Gamers normally play their games on a screen, but this version of Nintendo’s Mario Bros. comes as the classic game of Monopoly; complete with figurines of the characters and coins instead of cash. If you have a gamer on your list but don’t want to give them another cartridge to add to their list, this is the game for you!
The New Thing!
Zuru Hamsters Ham’s Burger Diner
Every season their are the must-have toys on the list that you wonder what makes this swoon – the Zuru Hamsters is one of 2017 must-haves! Part of the Hamsters in a House set, the newly released Hamsters in a House Food Frenzy let’s Ham (one of the 11 collectible Hamsters) take over his own diner with lots of fun as he zooms through his diner. Yep, hamsters, food and fun is the name of the game – and they’ll love it.
Talk about a gift that’s going to make them go wild! Just like unwrapping any gift, there’s a buzz of anticipation and that feeling of, oh-my-goodness, what’s going to be inside?! L.O.L. Surprise! TM Series 2 includes new Tots with 7 layers of surprise and now, new Lil Sisters with 5 layers of surprise! Each layer reveals a hint of which fierce, fashion-forward L.O.L. Surprise!TM doll you’re unboxing. Over 80 characters to collect, unbox them all!
Wonder what gift is making parents everyone sit in lines and pay big dollars to make sure there’s one under the tree? The Fingerlings are 2017 MUST HAVE. This interactive monkeys respond to sound, motion, and touch with blinking eyes, head turns, and silly monkey babble. Blow them kisses and they will kiss you back! Hang them upside-down by the tail and watch them monkey around! Pet them to sleep or make a loud noise and watch them get excited!
My Golden Ticket A Journey Into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory
This was the gift I think I wanted but felt like I had to get for my kid instead. Taking a spin on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but now your child has become part of the journey. Each book is personalized with names, inscriptions and even option chocolate aroma within the pages. You’ll want this one to stay with them for ages. Get 15% off with this code: https://buff.ly/2yhLsSF.
The Classics Gone Better
Nerf Modulus Regulator
The Nerf Modulus Regulator blaster features single-fire, burst-fire, and fully motorized blasting power (yep this is the BIG ONE!) The REGULATOR blaster is customizable and compatible with accessories within the MODULUS system, you can build the ultimate blasters.
ZFlyte Luggage Scooter
Remember that time you when to the airport with your kiddo and wished they could roll their own suitcase or ride it to the gate instead of you holding their hand? The ZFlyte makes it fun for the kids to take care of their stuff with a combo suitcase and scooter in one. Several characters available for travel made fun.
Pillow Pets Disney Emoticons
Since 2003, Pillow Pet® plush folding stuffed animals have been bringing smiles to the faces of all ages. But now they’ve added Disney and emoticons to the mix. You can’t ever go wrong with a Pillow Pet and now with Disney, you might even want one for yourself.
You can’t ever go wrong with LEGO! No matter the age or the gender, we love our LEGOs.
BRICK HEADZ – Beauty and the Beast
Forget sets, these LEGOS turn into your favorite characters including Belle and Beast! Including all kinds of special detailing, each LEGO BrickHeadz construction character comes with its own buildable collector’s baseplate featuring series number and BrickHeadz icon. Yes, you’ll want to get them all but the best part is, these sets are priced perfect for the stocking stuffers!
LEGO Friends Snow Resort Chalet
Make it a winter wonderland all the time with this fun FRIENDS Snow Resort Chalet. Featuring a 2-story log cabin with outdoor hot tub, kitchen, lounge area with fireplace, dining area with table and chairs, upstairs bedroom with 3 beds and a snowmobile. AND mini-doll figures in winter outfits, plus a Luna the husky figure. Accessory elements include skis, wooden trunk, cups, pot, cheese, croissant, board game, snow resort flyer, mobile phone, action camera, perfume bottles, dog food and a map. Yep, this is the best way to go skiing – without going anywhere.
DC SuperHero Girls Eclipso Dark Palace
Move over Batman, the SuperHero Girls are here to rule the world! That’s right, Wonder Woman and her pals are ready to fight evil in their Dark Palace. The Eclipso Dark Palace features a foldout palace, opening tubes to hold LEGO DC Super Hero Girls characters, powering station, planning room, vanity cabinet, weapons cabinet, a Kryptomite creation section and this includes 3 mini-doll figures: Wonder Woman, Eclipso and The Flash, plus 3 orange Kryptomite figures!
Interactive STEM/STEAM Toys
Disney Princess Dance Code Belle
I love a good princess story, but one that also teaches my child codding, now that’s a tale I’m happy to create. Disney Princess Dance Code Belle uses the 10 dances already included or you choose to use an app, you create Belle’s next move with easy choreography though coding. She sings, she dances, and she makes it all fun!
My purse can do a lot of things, but light up with designs isn’t one of them. But this one is. Featured on the Emmy nominated Netflix original series, the Pixel Purse is the ultimate accessory for the Nov 8 agents’ next mission. This real purse comes pre-programmed with over 10 animations for easy out-of-the-box play or customize the multi-color LED display with your own designs or phrases using free iOS and Android app.
Hasbro Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life
Take your Play-Doh creations to the next level with this amazing studio. Take a photo of your creation and watch as it comes to life on screen to move, interact and take clay to a whole new world.
Hasbro furReal Makers Proto Max
My kid told Santa he wanted a puppy for Christmas. Thankfully I found Proto Max as the answer. The furReal series is so FOR REAL as you use easy coding on an app to create your puppy and then all of his movements, reactions, etc. He moves, he expresses and reacts with his feelings, and changes colors for the perfect pet you don’t have to clean up after. We already named ours Sweetie Baby.
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Don’t play with this one before your kids or you might keep it for yourself. Really. Developed with Harmonix, creators of Rock Band and Dance Central, you become the DJ with this fast-paced music mixing game that lets you create unexpected song mixes featuring music from top artists and popular songs (the real versions!) using an app and a bluetooth speaker to really let you skills flow.
Little Tikes Princess Horse and Carriage
A classic twist on the favorite little red buggy, your princess or prince will love driving their own carriage (or you can push/pull them with the removable floorboard.) This is a dream for many kids under the tree and you’ll be the Fairy Godmother with the Little Tykes Princess Horse and Carriage.
BMW Z8 Ride-On
This is the ride we wish we could all zip into the drive way! The BMW Z8 Ride-On from Dynacraft is what the cool kids are driving even when they’re under four foot tall. This car has an authentic BMW Z8 look and emblems, realistic interior detailing, working headlights and Mp3 input and cord for your kids to Jam out to their favorite tunes while driving!
Dynacraft Black Ice eDrifter
Dad, this isn’t supposed to be for you, but once you put it together, you might change your mind. The electric drive wheel powers the eDrifter to drift a full 360 to 720 degrees just like you’re on black ice. Like a motorbike this sturdy vehicle (designed for kids 13 and up), has tubeless tires with PVC drifter sleeves and goes 12 miles per hour.
Now get shopping, Christmas is just around the corner!
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