With the holiday season quickly approaching, it's time to start thinking of gift ideas for family and friends. Amazon has released its list of the 25 most anticipated toys, from toys inspired by popular shows and movies to STEM games, robots, Disney princesses and more.
Think & Learn Rocktopus
Rocktopus from Fisher-Price teaches kids about different instruments, rhythmic patterns and more. The set features 15 instruments so kids can create songs and remixes by changing tempo and adding in fun sound effects. For ages 3 and older; $59.99; fisher-price.mattel.com.
Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set
Send cars flying around the track with its three motorized speed boosters in this hardcore corkscrew design. Test your skills and time your launch to avoid wiping out in one of three crash zones. For ages 5 and older. Price: $48.88 at amazon.com.
MojMoj Claw Machine Playset
The Moj Moj Claw Machine will bring the arcade to your home with its lights, music and arcade sounds. There are two modes of timed play for extra excitement and six mystery packs to win. For ages 6 and older. Price: $49.99 at mojmoj.mgae.com.
furReal Munchin’ Rex
It's your turn to show off your table manners because this baby dino needs help. He will happily slurp on his bottle, but he will either chow down or spit out his treats. With 35 sound and motion combinations, this dino is unpredictable, but so loveable. For ages 4 and older. Price: $49.99 at amazon.com.
L.O.L Surprise! House
The L.O.L Surprise! House is the ultimate destination for all your L.O.L Surprise! Dolls. The cool wooden house is three stories high and comes with a working elevator, lights and sounds throughout and more than 85 surprises. Relax in the real pool or go to the spa, and let L.O.L Surprise! Pets have a play date in the sandbox. For ages 3 and older. Price: $189 at walmart.com.
Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
The Avengers Hero Inventor Kit from littleBits lets kids become their dream superhero. Iron Man guides kids through making a high-tech gauntlet so they can step into training and create their identity. For ages 8 and older. Price: $149.99 at shop.littlebits.com.
Power Wheels Jurassic World Dino Racer
Go on a dino adventure with Blue the raptor. Blaze over hard surfaces and grass at up to six miles per hour. Open and close Blue's mouth manually for some fierce chomping action. A parent-controlled option is included. For ages 36 months and older. Price: $279.99 at fisher-price.mattel.com.
Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Fire Truck playset
Marshall's Rescue Fire Truck set from Spin Master comes equipped with flashing lights and sounds, extendible ladder and a cart that's stored inside. For ages 3 and older. Price: $59.99 shop.spinmaster.com.
Pomsies Patches Plush
Pomsies are wearable pom-pom pets. They react when you touch and play with them, with more than 50 different responses such as purring, eating and singing. A brush is included with each Pomsie to give them extra love and care. For ages 3 and older. Price: $14.99 at amazon.com.
Cozmo Limited Edition
Cozmo is your robot sidekick with a big brain and an even larger personality. Program him using the cosmos app and watch him to do a victory dance, sneeze, play games with his three included cubes and more. You can play games with Cozmo too, and try to beat his robot wits. For ages 8 and older. Price: $179.99 at anki.com.
Don’t Step In It Game Unicorn Edition
Spin the spinner and take that many steps while blindfolded across the game mat. Be careful to not step on the unicorn droppings! Whoever avoids the most poop wins. For ages 4 and older. Price: $19.08 at amazon.com.
Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K
The Prometheus MXVIII-20K lets you aim and fire at a speed of 100 feet per second. Choose the red or blue team with one of two included flags and take down your opponent while firing 200 rounds at a time. The blaster features a trigger lock, tactical rail and shoulder strap. For ages 14 and older. $199.50 at hasbro.com.
Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby
Kids can practice important potty skills with Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby. When the baby is thirsty, fill her bottle with water and let her sip. When she needs to go, sit her on the potty, hold her hands and watch her sing and do a potty dance. Then, wash her hands and put a sticker on her reward chart to show her progress. Additional to the toilet, bottle, and reward chart, the doll comes with an outfit, a soap dispenser, underwear, a comb and says silly phrases. She will only go to the bathroom on the toilet, so there are no messes. For ages 3 and older. Price: $48.82 at babyalive.hasbro.com.
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Building and Coding Kit
Build your customizable robot friend Vernie, program his behavior and complete fun activities with the included playmat. Vernie can move in all directions while sensing distance, responds to your voice with facial expressions, sees objects and colors and can launch darts from his shoulder-mounted shooter. You can rebuild Vernie to construct the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4), Guitar4000, Frankie the Cat or the AutoBuilder. All are controlled by the free app. For ages 7 and older. Price: $199.99 at shop.lego.com.
The Incredibles 2 Family 5-Pack Junior Supers Action Figures
This five pack of the Incredible Junior Supers Figures comes with Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. The figures are for use with =Incredibles 2 Junior Hydroliner Playset (sold separately). For ages 3 and older. Prices start at $27 on amazon.com.
Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit
Open the box, lay out the pieces and build your wand. Then, connect your wand with your tablet or computer and learn to code through more than 70 creative challenges. Practice spells, make sweets, create creatures and unlock challenges across six locations such as Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. For ages 6 and older. Price: $99.99 at amazon.com.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit
Build Hogwart''s Great Hall with this super detailed four level building kit, featuring a fireplace, benches, tables, reversible house banners, the sorting hat, the Mirror of Erised and many magical artifacts. The grand staircase tower can be built with a moving spiral staircase, full potions room and treasure room. Ten mini figures of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Susan Bones, Professor McGonagall, Professor Quirrell with a dual Lord Voldemort face, Hagrid, Albus Dumbledore and nearly headless Nick are included. For ages 9 and older. $99.99 at shop.lego.com.
The Scruff-a-Luvs from Moose Toys are a mystery at first. Each comes as a matted ball of fur, only showing its eyes. To reveal your rescue animal (dog, cat or bunny), simply wash it in water, towel dry, blast drying it with a hair dryer and brushing and styling its fur. Each plush comes with a collar, name tag, adoption certificate, brush and hair clips. For ages 4 and older. Price: $19.99 at moosetoys.com.
L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll
Reveal seven surprises with each L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter doll including a secret message sticker, collectible stickers, a water bottle, shoes, an outfit, a fashion accessory and an L.O.L. Surprise! doll. The capsule becomes a carrying purse or doll display. For ages 5 and older. Price: $27 at amazon.com.
Barbie Care Clinic Vehicle
Press the button to sound the siren, and Barbie is to the rescue. Drive to the scene and then open the vehicle to reveal the care clinic, which is a three-room hospital more than two feet long. Check patients in at the pop-up reception desk and ask them to sit at the fold-down chair, where they can gaze at the fish tank or television, or stroll to the gift shop. Take care of patients in the eye exam room and x-ray room. The care clinic comes with more than 20 accessories, such as wearable casts, a stethoscope and crutches. For ages 36 months and older. Price: $52.88 at amazon.com.
Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Vet Play Pet Set
Become a veterinarian and take the included plush dog and cat in for an appointment. The 24-piece set comes with a stethoscope, thermometer, ear scope, cast, "treatments," "ointments" and more. Easily move from check up to check up with the handy tote bag. For ages 36 months and older. Price: $29.99 at amazon.com.
L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise!
This L.O.L. Surprise Bigger Surprise is the biggest one yet with more than 60 brand new surprises. Included are Limited Edition LOL Surprise Dolls, Pet and Lil Sister. For ages 5 and older. Price: $89.99 at amazon.com.
Osmo Genius Kit
The Osmo Genius Kit turns your iPad into a hands-on learning tool. The kit includes five award-winning games that turn core subjects like math and spelling into a fun way to practice visual thinking, problem solving and drawing skills. For ages 5 and older. $99.99 at playosmo.com.
Ozobot Bit Coding Robot
Bit is a pocket-sized bot for constructing early STEAM skills. Start by programming screen-free with color markers. Then, advance to OzoBlockly, a drag-and-drop code editor that is used with a computer or tablet. For ages 6 and older. Price: $59.99 at ozobot.com.
Chow Crown Game
Turn snacking into a game with Hasbro's Chow Crown. Choose different foods and add them to the six hanging forks around the crown. Once the spinning crown is on the players head, he or she has to eat as many snacks as possible before the music stops. For ages 8 and older. Price: $19.99 at shop.hasbro.com.