The transition from Halloween to Christmas is a quick one, and seemingly overnight, our focus has shifted from costumes and candy to toys and tech. Every year, my kids glean inspiration for their Christmas wish lists by perusing the Holiday Toy Catalog. This year’s top toys include classics like FAO Schwarz’s Plush Anniversary Bear and LEGO sets to the uber tech-based Sphero R2-D2 App-Enable Droid and Seedling’s Augmented Reality Bear. If you are looking for the top Christmas Toys 2017, Best Buy is your go-to! Here is a look at our favorite toys this season.
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Top Christmas Toys 2017
Hatchimals Surprise Egg: Give your child a fun surprise with this Hatchimal giraffe assortment. The surprise is inside the egg, which is ready to hatch when its rainbow eyes appear, letting you see which Hatchimal was received. Once hatched, this Hatchimal giraffe plays games and talks to your child, learning new tricks as it’s nurtured.
The LEGO Batman Movie – Batmobile: Chase Man-Bat and the Kabuki Twins with this The LEGO Batman Movie Batmobile construction set. With giant multidirectional wheels and a dual cockpit for Batman and Robin, the Batmobile has three driving modes for racing, monster truck-style roving and parallel parking. This 581-piece The LEGO Batman Movie Batmobile construction set comes with weapon accessories for action-packed hot pursuit play.
FAO Schwarz Plush Anniversary Bear: Celebrate warm fuzzies with this FAO Schwarz anniversary bear. This commemorative plush toy wears a warm sweater for added character, and its soft light brown fur ensures a classic look. This FAO Schwarz anniversary bear measures 12 inches, making it a huggable treat for young ones and kids at heart.
FAO Schwarz Classic RC Racer: Jump into the future of RC racing with the FAO Schwarz RC Classic Racer! The Classic RC Car is ready to run with a sleek, aerodynamic body and shock absorbing wheels. The multi-directional remote control allows for precision turns and drifting!
Parker the Bear by Seedling: Let your tot enjoy learning while caring for this Seedling Parker augmented reality bear. It activates AR effects on a mobile device via the Parker app for interactive doctor play, and it can also be played with on its own. This cuddly Seedling Parker augmented reality bear comes with toy doctor tools for exciting pretend play.
Osmo: Encourage your little one’s creativity with Osmo. This kit for the iPad lets the tablet see what’s in front of it so that your child can draw, design and play while interacting with the various apps included. Osmo encourages drawing, coding and shape recognition in order to advance your child’s skills.
Anki – Cozmo: Make friends with Anki’s Cozmo the robot, a fun-loving sidekick who evolves as he gets to know you. He knows your name and face, and he can express emotions, play games and explore his environment thanks to artificial intelligence. All you need to get started with Anki’s Cozmo the robot is an Android or iOS device and the Cozmo app.
Sphero – R2D2 App-Enabled Droid: Delight the Star Wars fan in your family with this Sphero R2-D2 app-enabled droid. Made to resemble the iconic Star Wars character, this fun robot features authentic LEDs for realism and a motion sensor that detects your presence and reacts. An integrated speaker on this Sphero R2-D2 app-enabled droid lets him ‘boop’ and ‘beep’ in his own special language.
Hasbro DropMix Music Gaming System: DropMix lets you play music like never before! In collaboration with the creators of Rock Band and Dance Central, this fast-paced music mixing game gives you a new way to collect, discover and combine favorite tracks. Compete with your friends (up to 4 players) and create unexpected song mixes! Keep the music pumping with 3 ways to play: freestyle, clash, and party.
FAO Schwarz Piano Dance Mat: Step to your melody with this extra-large FAO Schwarz piano dance mat. It measures 69 x 31 inches, and it lets you play five classic tunes by following a key guide with your feet. Record and play up to 38 notes of an original composition with this FAO Schwarz piano dance mat.
Recoil Starter Set: Turn any area into a laser tag battlefield with this Recoil starter set. It includes two pistols and a Wi-Fi router that lets up to 16 players participate at a time, and it uses a dedicated smartphone app that keeps track of ammo and other stats. The pistols of this Recoil starter set have three hit detectors for pinpoint accuracy.
Whether you are looking for classic toys for a younger child, or tech-based toys for a teen, be sure to check out Best Buy’s Toy Catalog to see this year’s top Christmas Toys 2017!