Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016 – Top Xmas Gifts Kids Want
- 1 Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016 – Top Xmas Gifts Kids Want
- 2 What’s The Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016 Looking Like Right Now?
- 3 Hot Toys 2016 Christmas Brand Ideas
- 4 Marvel Legends and DC Superheroes
- 5 Finding Dory
- 6 Shopkins and The Grossery Gang
- 7 Angry Birds
- 8 Harry Potter
- 9 Star Wars The Force Awakens / Rogue One
- 10 Funko Pop! Vinyl
- 11 Five Nights at Freddy’s
- 12 Barbie
- 13 WWE
- 14 Top 10 Toys For Christmas 2016 Ideas
- 14.1 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Car
- 14.2 Doc McStuffins Get Better Check-Up Table
- 14.3 Furby Boom Figure (Various Designs)
- 14.4 Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends
- 14.5 Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave Talking Action Figure
- 14.6 Cra-Z-Art Shimmer ‘n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker
- 14.7 Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset
- 14.8 LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra Xdi Kids Learning Tablet
- 14.9 Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo
- 14.10 Kindle Fire 7″ Tablet (Also Available in HD 6″/8″/10″ Sizes)
- 14.11 Top Toys For Christmas 2016 Conclusion
- 14.12 More Of The Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016 Ideas
- 14.13 Kids Toys For Christmas 2016 Handpicked Selections
Welcome to the Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016 ideas website where we look at toys that are hot throughout the year and as we get closer to Xmas, the top toys for Christmas 2016.
Christmas is that time of year again where kids become very excited about the gifts that they will receive. New toys continue to be released in the run up to Christmas.
We’re covering toys that are hot right now, and we’re covering new release toys.
The NERF Mega Mastodon (pictured) is both new and one of the hot new toys coming out for 2016. It has very recently hit the market. Many 8+ year olds that love battling their friends with the NERF toy gun range have been eagerly waiting in anticipation. It’s one of the must have models in the NERF range.
Whether you’re shopping for the top gifts, or something novel, you’ve come to the right place.
You can scroll down for a short list of top toys. Or use the table below to view a top selection of toys for each of the listed age groups.
|Boys Ages||Girls Ages|
|3, 4, 5||3, 4, 5|
What’s The Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016 Looking Like Right Now?
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Christmas is a very fast moving toys. Toys that are hot right now may find themselves at the back of the line once we get to the last few months of the year.
One thing is for certain, certain brands are very strong this year and if you know what brands appeal to the lucky kid, then it’s great to shop by brand.
As we get into the run up to Christmas we’ll be adding the latest Red Hot movers and shakers that are staking their claim to being the Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016.
Hot Toys 2016 Christmas Brand Ideas
Want a few ideas of the hot toys 2016 Christmas brands? Here’s a selection across age groups of brands offering top in demand toys that kids want this year.
Marvel Legends and DC Superheroes
There’s something about superheroes that make them appeal not just to kids but also to the kids at heart. From the Marvel and DC comic books to blockbuster movies and animated series, superheroes are hot and front and center of kids minds.
Lately adults and kids alike just can’t get enough of these heroes that are saving the world and having fun while doing it.
These superheroes have existed for a long time, but they are now brought to a new generation of little boys and girls who also want to follow their example and save the world.
Some examples of the newest toys with this theme include Marvel’s 6-Inch Legends Series (e.g. Iron Man, Captain America, Cable, Kitty Pryde, Havok, Phoenix, Hulk, Spiderman), which feature action figures of superheroes from the Marvel universe.
LEGO has also released their own Marvel minifigures (e.g. Falcon, Iron Patriot, Winter Soldier, Deadpool, Venom Spiderman), and these are compatible with LEGO’s Marvel sets for 2016. Examples of these sets are Captain America’s Motorcycle and Spider-Man: Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge Battle.
Mattel has also come up with a new line of DC Super Hero Girls, which are taller dolls at 12”, but bring girl power to a whole new level.
Aside from action figures, you also see superheroes in other kinds of toys like puzzles and electronic games.
Even before it was released, it was already widely popular and a lot of people were looking forward to it. This may be due to very good marketing, but it’s also because Dory is already a familiar character from 2003’s Finding Nemo.
Another blockbuster offering, Finding Dory has already made its way to the hearts of many kids from all over the globe. It’s not because of the film. It’s also because of all the toys that have been made based on Finding Dory’s characters. If you look at toy stores and even lists online, you’ll find the adorable new characters introduced in Finding Dory, and you’ll find them everywhere.
For instance, you could get an exclusive PVC figure set, which gives you all the characters in one go. There’s also this version of Dory in a coffee pot, which is quite iconic if you’ve seen the movie.
Even board games are trying to incorporate the Finding Dory theme in their lines, such as Uno and this new game called Operation Finding Dory. Of course you can also get plush toys, a ring toss game, puzzles, and all kinds of toys you can think of.
Shopkins and The Grossery Gang
Shopkins took the world by storm when it was first introduced by Moose Toys, not too long ago. Suddenly little girls from all over were clamoring for these cute little items, which you can purchase to complete an entire collection.
Shopkins is basically comprised of little items that you would find in day-to-day life, starting with everything you can find in a grocery store.
The food categories include pantry, fruit and veggie, bakery, dairy, sweets, frozen/clear, and party food. There are also some items that are categorized under health/beauty and limited edition.
This pretty much means that the possibilities of what you can see as Shopkins are endless, and this is why it’s still going strong. And still new toys are being released, ensuring its place among the hot toys for Christmas 2016.
There have already been 4 ‘seasons’ of Shopkins toys, each featuring a different collection. The latest collection is Season 5, which is making little girls go gaga. Shopkins Season 5 has brand new ‘teams’ like Sports, Tech, and Music.
As a preview, the names of the new Shopkins characters include Connie Console, Bessy Baseball, Hillary Harp, Katie Skateboard, Polly Piano, Tiny Tissues, and Tammy Tambourine.
This trend of miniature pieces of everyday items is really a hit among kids. Because of this, Moose Toys has come up with other brands like The Grossery Gang and Trash Pack.
Angry Birds started out as a hit video game. The it became a hit video game franchise. Since the first game was introduced in late 2009, it’s become extremely popular. It has also secured its place as one of the top mobile game app downloads.
As the years passed, the popularity of Angry Birds has only grown. To the point that in 2016, Angry Birds earned the right to have a movie developed.
But they didn’t stop there. Today, you’ll see Angry Birds toys everywhere. And now even LEGO has jumped on board with the release of several new Angry Birds Movie sets, which kids can build themselves. When the set is built, they can then relive key scenes from the movie. These building kits vary in difficulty and include Pig City Teardown, Bird Island Egg Heist, Piggy Car Escape, Pirate Ship, and King Pig’s Castle.
Aside from LEGO, there are also a lot of play sets that allow you to catapult birds or strike at Pig City. There are of course plush toys featuring the iconic Angry Birds characters, and there are also some mini figures that you can form into a collection.
Just when everybody though Harry Potter was done expanding its universe, we were all wonderfully proven wrong. Years after the last book and movie was released, Harry Potter is making a comeback not just in theaters but also in toys.
There are many catalysts to this resurgence of the Harry Potter theme. For one, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming out as a play in London’s West End. Fans are going crazy because it gives us a peek into what happens to Harry and the gang, many years in the future when they’re all adults with children.
Second, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is also coming out in the latter part of this year. This is only one part of a three-movie franchise, and while Harry Potter technically does not appear in it, it’s the same world of magic that has enthralled audiences everywhere.
It’s technically a Harry Potter spin-off, but it has renewed the popularity of Harry Potter for kids everywhere.
Harry Potter’s world of witchcraft and wizardry is ripe for all kinds of toys to be made about it. J.K. Rowling has managed to create a world where imagination rules, so it’s really no wonder that children of all ages have fallen in love with it.
The new toys include Harry Potter versions of popular board games like Clue and Trivial Pursuit. There’s also a set of Harry Potter playing cards and Funko POP miniature action figures. LEGO has also included Harry Potter in Lego Dimensions Wave 6, to be followed soon by Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
Harry’s thrust back into the spotlight in 2016 ensures toys from this huge franchise will be part of the hot toys for Christmas 2016.
Star Wars The Force Awakens / Rogue One
When they released The Force Awakens however, Star Wars once again dominated the charts and captured the hearts of many.
Star Wars is an insanely popular franchise, even without the new movie. But because they came up with Episode VII and are about to come up with two more, Star Wars is suddenly selling like hotcakes again.
Of course, toy manufacturers know this all too well. Today, you will see Star Wars everywhere, especially because Disney bought it. From Sphero’s BB-8 droid that you can control and maneuver, to new figurines that are just to die for, Star Wars is dominating the shelves of toy stores again.
LEGO has also capitalized in the Star Wars phenomenon, with new sets and figurines. In fact, if you visit any Legoland, Star Wars is clearly a big thing, with its own exhibits.
You will also find new Star Wars toys of all kinds. The new characters are actually endearing, and it’s not just about BB-8. Kylo Ren for instance is the new villain, and he comes with a special red lightsaber that’s unlike any lightsaber that has ever been seen in the Star Wars universe. Kids will surely want it.
Star Wars: Rogue One – New For 2016
Star Wars: Rogue One tells the story of the prequel to the original trilogy. That is, it depicts the events leading upto Episode IV: A New Hope.
We’ll be seeing new characters and the return of the iconic Darth Vader. The first wave of toys are due to have a huge Force Friday launch in late September, just like the Force Awakens had last year.
With Star Wars, you can be sure that there’s enduring interest. Now that the franchise has very successfully been revived, so too will Star Wars toys be popular.
There are two more movies to be released to conclude the current trilogy. And there are the intervening anthology movies too, starting with Rogue One. There’s mass excitement and anticipation from the kids of the 70s through the kids of the 00s, through to the kids of today. Star Wars isn’t straying from popular consciousness anytime soon.
With the double whammy of the excitement from December 2015’s release of The Force Awakens combined with this December’s Rogue One movie, Star Wars toys are sure to feature heavily as one of the hot toys for Christmas 2016.
And that’s without mentioning that people are still going crazy for a certain Chewbacca mask after a mom went hysterical while wearing one. Google “Chewbacca mom” if you somehow managed to get through 2016 without learning about this.
Funko Pop! Vinyl
Funko is one of the fastest growing toy companies out there, and it leads the pack when it comes to miniature figures. All in all, Funko holds licenses and rights to create tens of thousands of characters.
Their most famous brand, Pop! Vinyl, is the most famous stylized vinyl collectible available in the market today, and you’ll find one for almost every famous character.
From Marvel and DC to Harry Potter and Star Wars, every famous character has a Pop! Vinyl version, and kids are going crazy over it.
Toy collectors also obviously want to get their hands on these mini figures, so it’s really no wonder that everyone is following suit and creating mini versions of everything.
The Pop! Vinyl figures are faithful enough to what the characters are wearing, but they still have that unique and adorable look that makes people want to collect it.
New releases for 2016 include Sailor Moon, Ghostbusters, Finding Dory, Star Trek Beyond, NFL Wave 3, Moana, Suicide Squad – especially Harley Quinn, and many others. All characters from upcoming popular movies are sure to have Pop! Vinyl versions of themselves, so all of this is already lined up for a 2016 release.
Because Funko Pop simply jumps on the back of whatever is popular and people like buying them, they can’t fail to be among the hot toys for Christmas 2016.
Five Nights at Freddy’s
Basically, the player of the game acts as a night security guard for a pizza restaurant called ‘Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza.’ As the guard you will have to defend yourself from animatronic animal characters and you can do this through the security cameras.
It’s a very quirky game that has brought survival horror to a whole new level, but it has charmed its way to the hearts of many. Five Nights at Freddy’s is now widely popular among kids. Chances are, they play the game in their computers, and this s why they would be happy to receive any toy that remotely resembles these characters.
For this reason, Five Nights at Freddy’s is an emerging trend in the toy industry. The characters are actually quite adorable, so you’ll find many versions of them. There are 6” and 8” plush toys available if you want them huggable.
Also available are vinyl figure sets where each figure stands at 2 inches or 5 inches tall. There are also some mystery minis, and all of these figurines are great collectible items so a lot of people actually go for them.
Barbie has remained iconic through the years. For some reason, little girls and Barbie dolls really do go together. Even after all this time, Barbie is still trending and this is because they have come up with ways to innovate.
Today, Barbie has managed to transform itself and be more relevant to little girls, slowly shaping their idea of what women can become.
Take for instance the new Barbie Careers collection. Today Barbie can be all she wants to be, from Pediatrician to Eye Doctor to Game Developer. Sky’s the limit when it comes to girls and dreaming, and this is a message Barbie is articulating so well.
The Barbie Fashionistas line has 4 body shapes, 7 skin tones, 24 hairstyles, and 22 eye colors, making diversity the name of the game.
So little girls no longer have to be limited to blonde Barbie with a ridiculously thin waistline. The new body shapes are tall, curvy, and petite, bringing more diversity to the line. This cements Barbie’s place as one of the hot toys for Christmas 2016,
WWE or World Wrestling Entertainment is still popular among boys of all ages, so it’s no wonder wrestling figures are trending as toys. The WWE franchise has made entertainment out of professional wrestling matches.
It has made pro wrestlers into superstars and household names, so toys are no exception. Today you’ll find that WWE is a theme that you’ll find in toys, particularly action figures.
Mattel has all sorts of WWE toys that are insanely popular among boys. But as far as action figures go, the WWE pro wrestlers are becoming as sought after as other action figures in the market.
This is perhaps because these are real people that they can actually watch and root for in WWE matches. These are not some faraway superhero that has promised to save the world.
Knowing that this trend is likely to stay a long time, Mattel has this WWE Battle Pack line that you can check out. What this line does is it basically puts together two wrestling superstars in one pack, giving you the chance to recreate your own wrestling match.
This is good news for collectors because you immediately get two instead of one, so it will be easier and faster to build up an entire collection.
Aside from the Battle Paks, there are also WWE TeenyMates Figure Packs, which give you miniature versions of the wrestlers. There are POP! Vinyl versions of WWE wrestlers, as well as plush toys (‘Bleacher Creature’) that make these famous wrestlers huggable and cute. Naturally, there are toy versions of WWE championship belts, and WWE is of course also in Xbox and PS3.
Top 10 Toys For Christmas 2016 Ideas
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Car
Vroom Vroom, once a kid has been a passenger in a car, they want to be able to drive their own.
Kids love transportational toys and a car is one of the best toys any young kid will appreciate.
The car includes and ignition switch and an open and close gas cap to really capture your child’s imagination as the driver of their very own car.
The car can either be pushed along by mum or dad via a handle on the back for babies from 18 months, while for kids already on their feet, the floor can be removed so kids can move the car along with their feet.
Hours of fun for your kids from 18 months to 5 years old.
Doc McStuffins Get Better Check-Up Table
For girls with a vivid imagination and alot of caring, the Doc McStuffins Get Better Check-Up Table is the perfect gift for Christmas.
Featuring electronics and a load of replica medical accessories, your child will love diagnosing her patients and healing them of their ills using their compact medical center.
With loads of interactive components and a talking Big Book of BooBoos plus a medical assistant Hallie, your kid will have hours of fun playing doctor.
Furby Boom Figure (Various Designs)
They were a phenomenon then they were absent for a while and then a few years ago they returned. Now they appear to be here to stay. Following the Furby Boom, here comes the Furby Connect.
The Furbies in their latest incarnation – the Furby Connect are sure to be huge hit with kids! Will they once again prove to be one of the Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016? We certainly believe so.
Kids will love having one of these cute little critters to play with. The Furby has been an enduring an enduring toy because it really does capture a child’s imagination, as well as being insanely cute.
Today’s Furby is also more interactive than ever thanks to the Furby Connect app extension, which enables your kid to hatch and raise virtual Furblings, as well as to take care of their Furby via virtual feeding, showering, health checkups and much more.
It also develops its own personality as well as being able to remember its name and respond to twice as many things your child does than the older Furby generation.
For kids 6 years and up and available in a variety of designs.
Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends
What little girl doesn’t want to feel like a princess? And when it comes to Disney, a princess is never far away. Disney loves to have princesses in their animations and Princess Sofia is one of the hottest toys for Christmas 2016 for girls, based on the hot new Disney TV series Sofia The First!
In her beautiful tiara and regal princess dress, Princess Sofia is more than just a doll. She can also talk to animals., or more specifically the toy animals that are included in the Disney Sofia The First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends toy set. Providing hours of value, there are 30 phrases that girls can unlock to really bring the Princess and her animal friends – Robin the Robin, Clover the Rabbit and Mia the Bluebird to life.
A great toy for girls for all ages from as young as 3 up to 9 years old.
Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave Talking Action Figure
From the Blockbuster sequel to its popular predecessor Despicable Me, your kid can relive their favorite moments from the movie as they play with their very own Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave Talking Action Figure – Stuart and Tim are also available to buy too.
Minion Dave comes with 55 saying and sound effects and will speak or mutter a funny expression everytime your kid presses Dave’s pocket.
And if your child presses the back of Dave’s tongue then Dave will gratefully thank your kid for feeding him – before making your kid laugh with a farting sound if your kid then decides to touch Dave’s pocket or move his head.
Great entertainment for kids that loved the movie.
Cra-Z-Art Shimmer ‘n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker
If your girl loves arts and crafts and pretty colors, the Cra-Z-Art Shimmer ‘n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker will be one of the best presents you could buy her.
Capitalizing on the red hot Loom Boom, this value for money kit comes with 600 latex-free rubber bands in rainbow colors.
The kit includes an “S” hooks tool for special weaving, as well as a helpful illustrated instruction booklet with photographs.
Hours of entertainment for girls with a creative spark and a love for making things.
Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset
Next in our roundup of Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016, for all boys that love cars, comes the Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset.
This toy provides a lot of fun for your kid, allowing him to take a stick of wax and turn it into a cool looking and fully functioning Hot Wheels car in just a few minutes.
The machine features lights and sounds to guide kids each step of the way through the exciting and fun process.
Works in 3 basic steps – heat up the car making unit, insert the car mold, and then insert a wax color of choice to create a super cool model car.
LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra Xdi Kids Learning Tablet
The LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra Kids Learning Tablet is a fantastic educational toy for kids, representing one of the best value for money toys.
If you prefer your kids to have presents that are designed to be educational as well as fun, then this is one of the best gifts that you can buy.
Designed to look like a “grown ups” tablet, but designed for your child’s needs, the LeapPad Ultra is designed to be kid-proof – so no accidental breaking. It comes with a library of over 800 apps, games, ebooks, music, videos and more.
Parents can control what experiences a child can access. Further apps can also be downloaded ensuring that this toy will keep your child entertained and using his or her tablet for a very long time.
The LeapPad Ultra also comes with front and rear cameras and uses a rechargeable battery, saving on the expense of having to repeatedly buy new batteries.
Playskool Sesame Street Big Hugs Elmo
What kid would not love to have their very own Sesame Street friend at home with them? Perfect for babies and toddlers aged 18 months and up.
When your kid gives Big Hugs Elmo a hug, he or she will be delighted when their friend hugs them back.
But that is not all Elmo does. He is an exciting and fun interactive toy. Big Hugs Elmo comes with 50 plus animated sounds and phrases to capture your child’s imagination and keep your kid entertained.
He also comes with 1 of 4 imaginary activities around astronauts, rabbits, frogs or horses. You kid will love talking, playing and dancing with their Big Hugs Elmo Sesame Street toy.
Kindle Fire 7″ Tablet (Also Available in HD 6″/8″/10″ Sizes)
Amazon have done it again, taking a great product forward by leaps and bounds.
Once just a plain no-frills ebook reader, now the Kindle has grown up into a fully fledged Tablet. It allows you to not just read eBooks. You can also shop, surf and read your emails on the move or wherever else you wish to use it.
It is a perfect present for older kids. Of course it isn’t suitable for younger kids. But you’re covered there too. There is a kids version, suitable for ages 3+ years.
Also popular are the HD versions in 6, 8 and 10 inch sizes. These are great if your kid insists on having the bells and whistles creme da la creme model. The Kindle story continues.
Video reviews of the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire Kids Edison below.
Top Toys For Christmas 2016 Conclusion
So those are our recommended list of the top 10 Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016 For Boys and Girls. If neither of those seems suitable, then you can continue to look around the site. Toys are broken down into categories by age and gender via the links below.
More Of The Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016 Ideas
On this page are just a selection of the top toys for Christmas 2016 that kids want.
Use the table below to see a selection that is categorized by age for even more Christmas gift ideas.
Links To The Top Toys For Christmas 2016 Ideas By Age Group And Gender:
|Boys Ages||Girls Ages|
|3, 4, 5||3, 4, 5|
On this site we have chosen our selection of the hot Christmas toys for 2016. Well at least we will be doing so as 2016 progresses and the hot new toys emerge. Many start to go on sale towards the end of the year.
We’ll also have the top toys from 2015 and earlier. Many of them are still very hot favorite gifts in 2016. You will find here what other other parents and relatives are buying for their kids, nieces, nephews, grandchildren etc.
You will also find what kids toys for Christmas are new and hotly anticipated. And most importantly, you will find toys that have a very high satisfaction rate at the time of writing. This helps ensure you buy Christmas toys for kids that will excite them. Or at least most kids, because you can’t please everyone. And you will also find toys that represent great value for money.
Kids Toys For Christmas 2016 Handpicked Selections
If you are in a rush then we have handpicked the most popular hot toys for Christmas 2016 on this page. You can quickly see what toys kids want the most and then go and buy it for them. Simply scroll back up to the list and take your pick.
If you want to take a look at what is good for each age group for boys and girls, great. You can have a look at the other pages on our site. They cover the hottest toys for Christmas 2016 for boys and girls aged 1-12+.
They are broken down into boys ages 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 12+ and girls ages 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 12+. You can find a list of direct links if you scroll back up to the top of the page. You will see it in the right hand side column.
Hottest Toys For Christmas 2016 wishes you a Merry Christmas 2016 and a Happy New Year 2017!