Here are this year's hottest holiday toys, and where to buy them

Get these Hatchibabies and other hot toys before they sell out!
by Julie Loffredi /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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The Shop TODAY team is already unwrapping the hottest holiday gifts of 2018!

Yes, it's early. But you deserve first dibs on new Hatchimals, Fingerlings, Disney and "Star Wars" gear! So, here's a sneak peek at the latest toys and hottest finds, with a major assist from Toy Insider expert Laurie Schacht.

Our office's personal favorite has got to be these adorable Hatchibabies!

Some of these items haven’t hit the shelves, but we'll let you know when you do. Keep checking here for updates.

Hatchimals Hatchibabies, $60, Amazon

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Also available at Target.

Last Christmas, we got Hatchimals twins (which are currently on sale for $40). Now, the newest version of the toy egg is here. Introducing — hatchibabies! Kids will find a boy or girl baby hatchimal inside the speckled egg.

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Rocktopus, $60, Amazon

Also available at Walmart.

It features 15 unique instruments across five different genres of music, enabling a truly hands-on physical approach to learning as preschoolers mix (and remix) their own musical creations. Best of all, kids are in control of their very own compositions by adding or subtracting instruments, changing the tempo and layering in fun sound effects.

Air Hogs Supernova, Gravity Defying Hand-Controlled Flying Orb, $37, Walmart

Step into the future with the Air Hogs Supernova. Kids can control Supernova with the power of their hands! They can master more than 30 moves and nine "Super Tricks," perfecting maneuvers that range from simple to complex.

Crayola Color Chemistry Set for Kids, $25, Amazon

Also available at Walmart.

With 50 different colorful experiments designed by Crayola scientists, this lab set teaches kids the magic of science, math and art through color. From an erupting volcano to glow worms and slime, kids can embark on experiments using core Crayola products and household items, stretching their imaginations while enhancing STEM skills.

Hexbug VEX Robotics Boxing Bots RC Construction Kit, $150, Target

Kids can build battling robots with this motorized STEM construction kit. The kit comes with one Mock Rocker Bot, a Boxing Bot with more than 380 snap-together pieces. Once kids build and assemble their own robots, these smart-tech self-stabilizing boxers are ready for a match. The robots feature a smart-tech self-stabilizing feature that uses a gyroscope and an accelerometer.

Hairdorables Collectible Surprise Dolls and Accessories, $15, Amazon

Also sold at Walmart.

These hot new surprise dolls combine fun, fashion and lots and lots of gorgeous colorful hair. Noah and her girl squad have “Big Hair Don’t Care” attitudes and love to share their passions with the world via the Hairdorables channel on YouTube.

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit, $70, Amazon

Nintendo Labo kits offer interactive build-and-play experiences that combine the fun of DIY creations with the magic of the Nintendo Switch system (sold separately). Players can build six Toy-Cons, including a car, plane, submarine, two keys, and a pedal.

Boxy Girl Doll, $15, Walmart

Boxy Girls love shopping online for anything fashion — shoes, clothes, bags, makeup, jewelry and more! They can’t wait to receive their online orders in packages shipped right to the door. Unbox the packages with Boxy Girls to discover tons of fashion surprises. Each Boxy Girl comes with four packages to unbox.

Treasure X Adventure Pack, $10, Amazon

Also available at Target.

Treasure X combines classic “you dig it” play with the trends of collectible action figures and “extreme” unboxing. With 10 levels of discovery, opening every Treasure X package is an adventure! Every Treasure X pack includes a treasure map, X-Marks coin, X-Cavator digging tool, a buildable figure embedded in “stone” and a treasure chest.

LEGO DC Super Heroes App-Controlled Batmobile, $100, Amazon

This cool vehicle features two motors powered by a Bluetooth-controlled battery hub, an opening miniature cockpit, four-wheel drive and two dual-stud shooters. Kids can download the app to control the vehicle from their smartphone or tablet.

Voice Originals When in Rome - Alexa Game, $40, Amazon

Voice Originals is the first family board game to connect Amazon’s Alexa device (sold separately) for a voice-enhanced gaming experience. To play, simply set up the board, fire up the associated Alexa Skill and you're ready to go! Alexa teaches you how to play, keeps score and immerses you in the world of the game.

Fingerlings Interactive Baby Dragon, $15, Walmart

New Fingerlings will soon available at other major retailers.

Avoid a repeat of the 2017 Fingerlings sellout and stock up now! New robotic baby dragons are already on sale and baby pandas are available at Target.

Want something bigger? Try new, larger cuddle monkeys called Fingerlings Hugs.

Lil' Gleemerz Doll, $20, Amazon

Also available at Walmart.

Watch out Fingerlings! These big-eyed lemurs promise to be a stocking stuffer winner. Watch Lil' Gleemerz light up, make cool sounds and play games.

Disney Princess Horse and Carriage, $179 (originally $199), Walmart

Any child will feel like royalty riding this new battery-powered horse and carriage. Go inside the Disney Princess Carriage and push the steering wheel buttons to hear princess music.

Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck, $60, Amazon

Also available at Walmart and Target.

Kids who love "Paw Patrol" on Nickelodeon will adore the rescue pups' new fire truck! The ladder extends and there are plenty of flashing lights and sounds.

Star Wars Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie, $130, Amazon

This holiday season, ask Santa for your very own Wookiee sidekick! Make a noise and the Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie roars back.

Yoda Electronic Mask, $35, Amazon

Now, you can channel your inner Yoda with this electronic mask. Open your mouth while wearing the mask to activate Yoda sounds and some ear wiggling action.

Doc McStuffins Pet Rescue Mobile, $50, Target

Doc McStuffins to the rescue! This pet rescue set is a must for Doc fans. Kids will spend hours giving Doc’s adorable pet friend Oliver a check up and diagnosing all those boo-boos.

Disney’s Tangled Maximus, $99, Walmart (Coming soon)

Doc McStuffins Pet Rescue Mobile
Disney

Now, kids can have their own loyal friend, just like Disney’s Rapunzel! This lovable horse stands over 2-feet tall and younger kids can sit on it. The toy makes trotting and neighing sounds. Plus, the head moves when reigns are pulled. Coming soon.

Barbie Dreamhouse, $179, Amazon

Also available at Target and Walmart.

Does Barbie have a rooftop pool? You bet. This year, her dream home is even grander with three floors, eight rooms, and a working elevator. Swivel the dollhouse and let Barbie grill on the barbecue!

KidKraft Farm To Table, $199, Amazon

This play kitchen is stylish and fun. Kids can grab some veggies and fire up the cooktop. Farmhouse sink makes running water sounds and ice maker dispenses pretend ice cubes!

Luciana Doll & Book, $115, American Girl

Luciana Doll & Book
American Girl

Kids are over the moon for this aspiring astronaut from American Girl. The doll is decked out in a cosmic-print dress and holographic boots. And if you’re wondering when the 2019 Girl of The Year goes on sale, don’t worry. It won’t be released until after Christmas.

Luke’s X-Wing, $80, Amazon

Lego doesn't disappoint this holiday season and this X-Wing is one of our favorites. Fly into action with Luke Skywalker in the cockpit.

And, if you want more Lego action, check out Lego Hogwarts Express, it's perfect for Harry Potter devotees!

Avengers Hero Inventor Kit, $150, Amazon

Superhero training can now begin! This inventor kit has everything kids need to create customizable inventions, like night vision and hero gear.

Marvel Rising Secret Warriors Dolls, $20, Target (Coming soon)

Marvel Rising Secret Warriors
Hasbro

The Marvel Rising collection was announced last week to much fanfare. The figurines aren't available now, but check back here when they do go on sale because they're sure to be popular with young superheroes.

My Friend Fancy Nancy, $35, Target

The new Disney Junior television series, "Fancy Nancy," is a hit, and now, Fancy Nancy dolls have arrived. Fans of the hit show may also like the Fancy Nancy Ultimate Dress Up Trunk.

FurReal Ricky, The Trick Lovin’ Pup Set, $130, Amazon

Remember that popular FurReal Roarin’ Tiger? Meet its new sidekick, Ricky, a talented dog who loves to perform cool tricks. He can even shake paws and flip a bone! Also, if you like interactive animals, check out WowWee's new Alive Baby Tiger.

Imaginext DC Super Friends Wayne Manor Batcave, $50, Amazon

Also available at Walmart

Last year, the Imaginext Batman was a hit. Now, the Batcave has arrived. There’s also a smaller version for $25 at Walmart.

Smooshy Mushy Baby Surprise, $15, Target

Squishy toys are expected to stay trend-worthy this Christmas. These squishy babies are delivered inside a little baby bottle.

Fuggler, $25, Amazon

These dolls are the definition of "so ugly they're cute." They were previously only available in the U.K. but this year they've finally made their way across the pond.

Sesame Street Feed Me Cookie Monster Toy, $25, Amazon

C is for cookie! Sesame Street fans will be hungry for this new Cookie Monster.Sesame Street's Let’s Dance Elmo Toy is also a top pick.

Nintendo Switch Bundle, $360, Walmart

Nintendo Switch bundles are the ultimate starter kit for video game fanatics. The good news? There are plenty to choose from. This new bundle features the game Mario Tennis Aces and 12 Switch.

Nintendo isn’t coming out with a new unit this Christmas, but it will be releasing some software for the Nintendo Switch including Super Mario Party, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and other fan-favorite titles.

Nerf Laser Ops Pro Deltaburst Blaster, $47, Amazon

You can count on Nerf to always come up with a new blaster or two. This one is made for live-action laser battles.

Check back soon for updates. Do you have a product you want us to check out? Send it to Julie at wegotnews@gmail.com.

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