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Here are the hot toys for Christmas 2018

What kids really want under the Christmas tree this year ranges from the 'gross' to cute little collectibles, according to the toy experts

Slimy, ooey gooey and, well, poopy toys are topping kids' Christmas wish lists this holiday season. 

And cute, scruffy, furry and adorable toys, too, are among the most sought-after toys of this holiday season.   

"We know that kids love collectibles and this year, these tiny toys are providing kids with more surprises than ever with unique reveals, such as confetti-filled party poppers and treasure kids can actually dig up. Kids are also loving toys they can really get their hands on, whether it's slime, sequins, or squishies," Laurie Schacht, Chief Toy Officer at the Toy Insider, said.

"Speaking of slime, toys and games that dial up the 'gross' factor are also getting tons of love. And we're really seeing a throwback to classic play and retro toys from our own childhood," she added.

Check out the Toy Insider Hot 20 list here.

Toys "R" Us Canada and IndigoKids have also curated lists with the hottest toys of the season for gift-givers and parents who want to feel confident they are giving kids what they really want.

Toys"R"Us Canada’s Hot Toy List:  

  1. L.O.L. Surprise! Under Wraps from MGA
  2. Pomsies Pet from Skyrocket
  3. Giant Pikimi Flips from Moose Toys (Toys"R"Us Canada Exclusive)
  4. Treasure X from Moose Toys
  5. BeyBlade Burst Evolution SwitchStrike Battle Tower from Hasbro
  6. Mega Construx Breakout Beasts from Mattel
  7. Nickelodeon Slime: Ultimate Unicorn and Frozen Treats Kits  from Incredible Novelties
  8. Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Express from Lego (Toys"R"Us Canada Exclusive)
  9. Rainbocorns from ZURU (Coming Soon!)
  10. Little Live Scruff-a-Luvs  from Moose Toys
  11. Paw Patrol Ultimate Fire Truck Playset
  12. Pikmi Pop from Spinmaster
  13. Gravitrax from Ravensburger​​​​​​

See the full list here.

IndigoKids Top 10 Toys to gift this Holiday Season: 

  1. Poopsie Surprise Unicorn $79.95
  2. Antsy Pants Build & Play Kit, Fire Truck $69.95, Indigo Exclusive
  3. Lego® Harry Potter™ Quidditch Set $49.95, Indigo Exclusive
  4. Hot Wheels® Retro Sto & Go Play Set $44.95, Indigo Exclusive
  5. L.O.L Surprise Pop Up Store $49.95
  6. Cool Maker Kumi Kreator Friendship Bracelet Maker $149.00
  7. Monopoly Cheaters Edition $24.95
  8. Nickelodeon Slime the Greatest Slime Extravaganza Ever $39.95, Indigo Exclusive
  9. Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit $129.95 
  10. Little Tikes STEM Jr. Wonder Lab $149.95 

See the full list here.

IndigoKids Top 10 Kids Books to gift: 

  1. Amulet #8: Supernova By Kazu Kibuishi $16.99
  2. Dog Man #5: The Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey $12.99, Indigo Exclusive Edition
  3. Classic Munsch ABC by Robert Munsch $12.99
  4. Goodnight, Anne by Kallie George $21.99
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney $16.95, Indigo Exclusive Edition
  6. Pokemon: Super Deluxe Essential Handbook by Scholastic Inc $19.99
  7. The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale $9.50
  8. The Log Driver's Waltz by Wade Hemsworth $21.99
  9. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find them: The Crimes of Grindelwald by J.K. Rowling $29.99
  10. Ocean Meets Sky by Terry Fan and Eric Fan $21.99

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