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Walmart announces hottest toys for 2019 holiday season, as picked by kids

Here's what kids really want this year.
Credit: Courtesy Walmart

Snowflakes and sleigh bells will be here soon enough, meaning it'll be time to start thinking about your kids' wish lists.

Walmart has already kicked off holiday toy season with the release of its annual Top Rated by Kids list announcing the year's hottest toys and trends picked by kids.

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According to Walmart, the six biggest toy trends of 2019 are:

  • Famous friends: Toys inspired by the year's popular movie and TV releases
    • Plush Simba
    • Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak
    • Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Lookout Tower
    • How to Train Your Hatching Dragon
    • Marvel Spiderman Web Shooter
  • Unboxing toys: Focuses on each toy's story and how kids play with them
    • LOL Surprise
    • What's In My Purse
    • Blume Doll
    • Cheeki Puffs Surprise Pack
    • Poopsie Rainbow Surprise Dolls
  • Interactive toys: Toys that are responsive when played with
    • Build-A-Bear Workshop Stuffing Station
    • Juno the Baby Elephant
    • NASCAR Adventure Force Crash Racers
    • Banana Blast
    • Blinger Diamond Kit
  • Outdoor fun: Toys that promote mobility, such as riding, sliding or scooting
    • 24V Real Tree UTV
    • Hover-1 Hoverboard and Kart
    • Hover-1 Transport Scooter
    • Adventure Force V-Twin Gatling Belt Dart Blaster
    • Hover-1 Maverick Hoverboard
  • Aspirational play: Toys that lead to aspirational careers
    • Barbie Dreamplane
    • Kindi Kids Doll
    • Scruff-A-Luv My Real Rescue
    • Barbie Sweets Bakery
    • Go Glam Nail Printer
  • Gaming: Gadgets and accessories for digital adventures 
    • Cynosa Chroma Keyboard
    • HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop
    • Kraken Grn 2019
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox One S Forza Horizon 4

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