TRU Unveils Annual Hot Toy List

Toys ‘R’ Us has revealed its 2016 Holiday Hot Toy List, comprised of 40 products that will the retailer predicts will top kids’ wish lists this holiday season.

April 6, 2018

TRU Unveils Annual Hot Toy List

Almost half of this year’s top gifts feature licensed brands.


Sixteen of the items are licensed brands from companies including Disney, Nintendo, Nickelodeon and more.

“It’s serious business creating a list of must-haves that helps parents and gift-givers stay ahead of their kids’ requests,” says Richard Barry, executive vice president, global chief merchandising officer, TRU. “Our mission is to ensure parents feel confident in their toy buying decisions–whether they choose to check off their kids’ wish lists now or right before Christmas.”

The Toys ‘R’ Us Fabulous 15 (the best of the best from the TRU Hot Toy List)

  • DreamWorks Animation


    Hug Time Poppy Doll from Hasbro

    • Hatchimals from Spin Master

      • Light ‘n Go 3-in-1 Activity Walker from Little Tikes

        • Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy from Moose Toys

          • Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout RC Drone Blaster from Hasbro

            • Num Noms Lipgloss Truck from MGA Entertainment

              • “Paw Patrol” Zoomer Marshall from Spin Master

                • “PJ Masks” Headquarters play set from Just Play

                  • Pokémon Z-Ring from TOMY

                    • Power Wheels Wild Thing from Power Wheels

                      • SelfieMic from Moose Toys

                        • Sky Viper v2400FPV Streaming Drone with FPV Headset from Skyrocket Toys

                          • Star Wars

                            InteracTech Stormtrooper Figure from Hasbro

                            • Think & Learn Code-a-pillar from Fisher-Price

                              TRU Holiday Hot Toy List (excluding the Fabulous 15)

                              Baby’s First Christmas

                              • Dance & Move Beat Bow Wow from Fisher-Price

                                12 Months to 2 Years

                                • Little People Sit ‘n Stand Skyway play set from Fisher-Price

                                  • Light ‘n Go Activity Garden Treehouse from Little Tikes

                                    2 to 4 Years

                                    • Baby Go Bye Bye Doll from Baby Alive

                                      • Disney Junior “Doc McStuffins” Hospital Care Cart from Just Play

                                        • Disney Junior “The Lion Guard” Training Lair play set from Just Play

                                          • Imaginarium Metro Line Train Table from Toys ‘R’ Us

                                            • Imaginext Shark Bite Pirate Ship play set from Fisher-Price

                                              • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Talk-to-Me Mikey from Playmates Toys

                                                • “Thomas & Friends” TrackMaster Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump Train set from Fisher-Price

                                                  • Barbie Hello Dreamhouse play set from Mattel

                                                    • Kano Computer Kit from Kano

                                                      • Hot Wheels AL Racing Starter play set from Mattel

                                                        5 to 7 Years

                                                        • Shopkins Tall Mall play set from Moose Toys

                                                          • Twozies Season 1 Twogether Pack from Moose Toys

                                                            • Grossery Gang Vile Vending Machine from Moose Toys

                                                              • LEGO Friends Heartlake Performance School from LEGO

                                                                • Lil Lockitz Memory Studio from Alex Toys

                                                                  • WowWee Lumi Gaming Drone from Wow Wee

                                                                    • Cozmo from Anki

                                                                      • Furby Connect from Hasbro

                                                                        8 to 11 Years and Big Kids

                                                                        • Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike from Hasbro

                                                                          • “Skylanders Imaginators” Starter Pack from Activision

                                                                            • Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Self-Balancing Smart Scooter from Razor

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