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It may not be Halloween yet, but it's time to start thinking about the most wonderful time of year: the holiday season!
Believe it or not, there are just about two months left until it's time to start giving gifts and spreading holiday cheer, which means it's certainly not too early to start shopping. Parents magazine has released a list of their top toys for the season. They put 50 children and their parents in a studio with 500 toys to figure out what kids really want this year. Liz Vacarello, editor-in-chief of the magazine, stopped by TODAY to share some of their top picks.
If you're searching for more ideas, check out this list of hot holiday toys. It's never too early to start your shopping.
Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme Playset, $66 (usually $110), Amazon
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The Batbot includes a voice changer, wings that shoot out and a smaller Batman inside with a motorcycle. If you have a Batman fan on your list, this is the gift to get!
Hasboro FurReal Roarin' Tyler, $93 (usually $130), Amazon
Kids will love how real this adorable tiger is with his cute movements and sweet roar. It's perfect for the animal lover.
Shopkins Cutie Cars Drive-Thru Diner Play Set, $20, Amazon
Calling all Shopkins fans! This is bound to be one of the top gifts for the season. Plus, the cars are a little bigger than your typical tiny Shopkins. It can be both a play set and a place to put the cars when the kids aren't playing.
Spin Master's Hatchimals Surprise Giraven Hatching Egg, $43, Target
Hatchimals are back for another year! This time around they come with twins, so it's double the fun. It should also be much faster for them to hatch than in the past. And if the kids want the original Hatchimals, check them out here.
WowWee Fingerlings, $24, Amazon
These adorable finger monkeys are sure to be a hit as they chatter and make cute noises like kissing sounds. They're currently out of stock at most retailers - Toys"R"Us has told us to keep checking in because they should get more in stock soon!
Note: We noticed that Amazon has a few options but were told to buy cautiously because you don't know which 3rd party sellers on Amazon are selling fakes!
Crayola Magic Scene Creator, $15 (usually $20), Amazon
If you have a kiddo who loves art class, then he or she will surely enjoy this latest gadget from Crayola. It allows kids to draw animated scenes with reusable and erasable markers.
Hasboro Egged On, $12 (usually $20), Amazon
Any parent who loves Jimmy Fallon's "Egg Russian Roulette" will enjoy playing this game with the kids. You simply fill the eggs with water and the fun begins.
My Little Pony Swimming Pony, $14, Amazon
Calling My Little Pony fans! Pinkie Pie is one of the stars of the latest movie from the hit series, and kids will love playing with her in the bath or pool.
Spin Master Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower, $83 (usually $100), Jet
For Paw Patrol fans, this lookout tower that comes with vehicles and characters like Chase and Marshall will be an instant winner.
Peppa Pig Lights and Sounds Family Home Play Set, $40, Target
This fun playhouse for Peppa Pig and her family includes lights that go on and off and special buttons that play songs.