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This post was last updated on July 12th, 2022 at 04:05 pm

Top toy predictions are in from the leading toy industry figures. We'll be updating our selections as the countdown to the holidays progresses.

Jenga Maker

Jenga with a twist. Jenga Maker divides players into teams, who draw a card, describe the build then race to the finish to create their build before the other team. 200 different setups include both beginner and advanced options. Jenga makes for a great Christmas party game.

Ages: 8 years and up (but younger kids using it) 

LEGO Friends Main Street Building Set

Create your shopping neighborhood with LEGO Friends' main street building set. 1692 pieces with eight characters, four animal figures, and a moving truck make for a lot of different roleplay.

Ages: 8 years and up

LEGO / STEM, Building Toys

Color Fusion's Swirling Lip Gloss Maker

The latest set from the makers of beauty, jewelry, and fashion kits, is Swirling Lip Gloss Maker - a lip balm making kit. Kids will love the custom swirled designs they can make and the five delicious flavors - blueberry, cherry, coconut, strawberry, and vanilla. You can make up to ten lip glosses in three easy steps.

Ages: 8 years and up

Make It Real / Playset

Solar System Puzzle Globe

Kids can learn about the planets and develop fine motor skills while solving this 3-D space puzzle. They'll have an eight-inch rotating globe base with planet and sun pieces and a glow-in-the-dark surprise.

Ages: 3 to 6 years

Learning Resources / STEM

CoComelon Deluxe Interactive JJ Doll - Includes JJ, Shirt, Shorts, Pair of Shoes, Bowl of Peas, Spoon- Toys for Preschoolers - Amazon Exclusive Outfit,Multi

Cocomelon Deluxe JJ Doll

From the successful Kids' show comes the DeLuxe JJ Doll from CoComelon. Doll comes with a shirt, shorts, shoes, a bowl of peas, and a spoon toy.

Ages: 2 years and over

Jazwares / Preschool

SHASHIBO Shape Shifting Box - Award-Winning, Patented Fidget Cube w/ 36 Rare Earth Magnets - Extraordinary 3D Magic Cube – Shashibo Cube Magnet Fidget Toy Transforms Into Over 70 Shapes (Spaced Out)

Shashibo Shape Shifting Puzzle

Shashibo is a versatile puzzle toy that can change from a cube into more than seventy shapes using magna tiles. Multiple magnetic cubes can be transformed and combined. There's plenty of problem-solving fun to be had.

Ages: 8 years and up

Thames & Kosmos Candy Claw Machine STEM Experiment Maker Lab | Build Your Own Arcade-Style Claw Machine | Explore Hydraulics & Engineering | Includes Lollipops & Decoy Candy Boxes, No Batteries Needed

Candy Claw Machine

Build your own candy claw machine just like they have in the arcades, with this 110 piece engineering kit. Use a pincher, scoop or three-pronged water-powered claw to grab some goodies. No motor or batteries, just the power of air and water.

Ages: 8 years on their own or 6 years with adult help

Thames & Kosmos / STEM

Make a Fort Building Kit

With panels made from reinforced cardboard that is six times stronger than regular shipping cardboard boxes, you can make a fort, maze, tunnel, or playhouse straight out of the box with no additional equipment. When playtime is over, you can break down and store the panels in the delivery cartons in a closet or beneath a bed. There are endless possibilities for creative play.

Ages: 4 years and up.

Model Group / Playhouse, Building Toy

GoCube The Connected Electronic Bluetooth Cube: Award-Winning app Enabled STEM Puzzle for All Ages. Free app


The next generation of cubes is here! Learn how to solve the cube, and monitor your progress using the mobile app. Play solo or connect with friends.

Master the cube.

Ages: 8 years and upwards

LOL Surprise Dance Dance Dance Dolls with 8 Surprises Including Doll Dance Floor That Spins, Dance Move Card and Accessories - Great Gift for Girls Age 4-7

LOL Surprise! Dance Dance Dance Dolls

Dance dolls ready to show their moves. Unbox eight surprises with a magic black light surprise and a spinning dance floor and get your dance dolls moving.

Collect all twelve dance dolls and put on your own spectacular dance show.

Ages: 4 to 14 years

MGA Entertainment / Dolls

Air Hogs Super Soft, Stunt Shot Indoor Remote Control Car with Soft Wheels, Toys for Boys, Aged 5 and up

Air Hogs Super Soft Stunt Shot RC Car

Big super soft wheels enable the Stunt Shot RC car to be used indoors without causing damage.


USB rechargeable

Ages: 5 to 7 years

Spinmaster / STEM - RC

Playmobil Family Camping Trip Playset

Playmobil Camping Trip Playset

An adult and two child figures are ready to set camp. A tent, chairs, sleeping bags, a cool box, and a load of accessories make this a fun camping playset.

Ages: 4 years and over

Horst Brandstatter / Playset

Little Live Pets - My Pet Pig: Piggly | Soft and Jiggly Interactive Toy Pig That Walks, Dances and Nuzzles. 20+ Sounds & Reactions. Batteries Included. for Kids Ages 4+

My Pet Pig: Piggly

Kids will love having their own interactive pet pig. Piggly can walk, dance and nuzzle and has 20+ sounds and reactions to keep the kids amused.

Ages: 5 years and over

Little Live Pets / STEM Interactive Pets

LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Razor Crest 75292 Exclusive Building Kit, New 2020 (1,023 Pieces)

LEGO: The Razor Crest Starship - The Mandalorian

Construction Toy of the Year 2021

This is LEGO's 1,023 piece construction playset of the  ST-70 Assault Ship from The Mandalorian. Includes minifigures of The Mandalorian, The Child, Greef Karga, Scout Trooper and an IG-11 Lego figure.

Ages: 10 years and up

LEGO / Construction Toy

Thames & Kosmos Mega Cyborg Hand STEM Experiment Kit | Build Your Own Giant Hydraulic Hand | Amazing Gripping Capabilities | Adjustable for Different Hand Sizes | Learn Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems

Mega Cyborg Hand

S.T.E.A.M. Toy of the Year

Use a hydraulic system to build a giant cyborg hand. Then wear it and use the adjustable joints for precise control over picking up objects.

Ages: 7 years and up

Thames & Kosmos / STEM

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen, Interactive Farm-to-Kitchen Playset for Toddlers with Music, Lights and Learning Content

Grow-the-Fun Garden to Kitchen Playset

A delightful spin on a kids play kitchen this playset has a garden format on one side and kitchen on the other.

Kids can play at growing produce and then cooking it and preparing a meal. Great pretend play!

Ages: 18 to 36 months

Mattel inc / Playset

Ravensburger GraviTrax PRO Vertical Starter Set - Marble Run and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - 2019 Toy of The Year Finalist GraviTrax

Gravitrax Pro Vertical Starter Set

Kids can now build taller marble runs with the Gravitrax Pro sets.  Existing owners can buy an expansion set, newcomers can buy a Pro starter set.

Great news for aficionados of these great marble runs

Ages: 8 years and up

WowWee Got2Glow Fairy Finder - Electronic Fairy Jar Catches Virtual Fairies - Got to Glow (Pink)

Got2Glow Fairy Finder

Search for fairies everywhere and keep them in your magic jar. There are over thirty virtual fairies to find in your jar, four levels of rarity, and over a hundred fairies to collect in all. The lid on your Fairy Finder will show which ones are setting up home inside your jar.

Ages: 5 to 15 years

WowWee / Electronic Toy

UBTECH JIMU Robot Mythical Series: Firebot Kit/ App-Enabled Building & Coding STEM Robot Kit (606 Pcs), Red, Model:JRA0601

UBTECH Mythical Series Firebot Dragon

Build your own app-enabled robot dragon. App assists with dragon building as well as operating it. There are 606 snap-together components.

Ages: 8 years and up

VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam

Vtech KidiZoom Creator Cam

Kids can create their own videos on this HD Video camera. There are over twenty animated backgrounds for use with the provided green screen fabric to make their own special effects vids.

Ages: 5 to 10 years

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