From classic building toys to video games, superheroes and more, here's a round-up of the best toys for the little dudes on your list.
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Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic Rex
Kids can control the Jurassic Rex from Mattel to make it lunge forward with arms out, chomp his mouth around prey and more. Twist the Power Pad and his eyes change from green to red and a glowing red mouth. The set includes Jurassic Rex, projectile launcher, two projectiles, ATV and Owen figure. For ages 3 and older. Price: $109.99 at fisher-price.mattel.com.
Flush Force Potty Wagon
Flush Force from Spin Master is a new toy line with more than 150 characters to collect. The Flush Force Potty Wagon features stackable mini portable toilets, a plunger catapult and two exclusive Flushie characters that are hidden in water-reveal portable toilet. For ages 4 and older. Price: $24.99 at shop.spinmaster.com.
Star Wars Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie
Now all young Jedis get their own sidekick. The FurReal Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie stands 16 inches tall and comes with more than 100 sound and motion combinations with signature Wookiee talk back interaction. For ages 4 and older. $129.99 at starwars.hasbro.com.
Untamed Jailbreak Playset
When the Untamed dinos get out of control, contain them in the Jailbreak Playset. The cage comes with Infrared, an exclusive T-Rex with glow-in-the-dark eyes. Be careful: When you pull the lever, Infrared bursts out of his cage. For ages 5 and older. $24.99 at untamed.wowwee.com.
Open up the goo-filled container to find a Smashy Mashy character and its little pet friend. The squishies smell like nacho cheese and include an alien, llama, unipug (a unicorn and a pug), a cat and more in Series 1. For ages 5 and older. $9.99 at redwood-ventures.com.
Into the Spider-Verse Shock Strike Miles Morales action figure
Protect the city with Miles Morales. Use the included wrist gauntlet to control his moves or to fire web missiles. For ages 4 and older. $59.99 at hasbrotoyshop.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.
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.
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 Blues mouth manually for some fierce chomping action. A parent-controlled option is included. For ages 36 months and older. Price: $279.99 at amazon.com.
Luke’s X-Wing Starfighter
Leap Luke Skywalker into the cockpit of the Lego Star Wars 75218 X-Wing Starfighter and load R2-D2 into position behind. The wings flip back into attack mode to fire the stud shooters and spring-loaded shooters. Then transform Luke's Red Five into Biggs Darklighter's Red Three X-Wing. Set includes Luke Skywalker, Jek Porkins, R2-D2 and R5-D8 min figures. For ages 8 and older. $79.99 at shop.lego.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 amazon.com.
Marvel Avengers: Infinity War Hero Vision Iron Man AR Experience
Kids can role play with this movie-inspired mask featuring augmented reality (AR) technology. Simply download the Hero Vision app, place a compatible device inside the AR goggles, place markers around the play area and put on the mask to see digital images from the superhero's world. The set comes with the mask, goggles, a gauntlet, three AR markers and one Infinity Stone. For ages 8 and older. Price: $49.99 at shop.hasbro.com.
If you roll, shake or flip the Grumblies from Skyrocket, they'll rumble into a meltdown and only you can calm them down. Each character features more than 40 sounds and reactions. Choose from four different designs. For ages 4 and older. Price: $19.99 at grumbliesmeltdown.com.
Vex Battling Boxing Robots
Once kids assemble the 380 snap-together pieces to build the Mock Rocker Bot, this self-stabilizing boxer is ready for a match. Kids can drive and control the bot's actions, from deciding when to left punch, right punch or double jab using the free Vex Pilot app. For ages 8 and older. Price: $89.99 (single), $149.99 (two-pack) at hexbug.com.
Nintendo Labo Vehicles Kit
An interactive build-and-play experience combines do-it-yourself creations with the Nintendo Switch system (sold separately). Kids can build six Toy-Con, including a car, plane, submarine, two keys and a pedal. Use the key to play a variety of on-screen activities. Rated E for everyone. Price: $69.99 at labo.nintendo.com.
Untamed T-Rex Skeleton Dinos
The Untamed T-Rex Skeleton Dinos, the Boneheads, are fierce and unpredictable. They rattle, rumble and chomp in untamed mode, and purr and cuddle in tamed mode. They react to touch and sound with over 40 different movements and sound effects. For ages 5 and older. $14.99 at untamed.wowwee.com.
Uncle Milton: Star Wars Science Jabba Slime Lab
Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20k blaster
The Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20k blaster from Hasbro allows kids to fire at a rate of eight rounds per second. It holds 200 high-impact rounds in its easy-load hopper. It comes with a rechargeable NiMh battery, charger, two flags and more. For ages 14 and older. Price: $199.99 at nerf.hasbro.com.
Morfboard Scoot and Skate combination
The Morfboard Scoot and Skate combination from Jakks Pacific uses special technology to transform kids' play experience from skate to ride in seconds. Just drop the included Xtensions into the board, turn them 90 degrees and the flex trigger locks in place. Available in a variety of colors, it also includes front and rear skates, scoot Xtensions and a scoot T-bar with adjustable height and antislip grips. For ages 8 and older. Price: $99.99 at morfboard.com.
Don't Rock the Boat
Players take turns setting pirate pieces on the teetering pirate ship. The goal is to try and keep the characters steady and the boat from tipping over. For ages 5 and older. Price: $21.99 at playmonster.com.
Furreal Shaggy Shawn Pet
Furreal Shaggy Shawn Pet is a Yorkie that can be groomed using the included pretend buzzer. Pat the top of his head to hear real puppy sounds or move his legs to create the perfect cuddling position. For ages 4 and older. Price: $24.99 at shop.hasbro.com.
To play, roll the die, and when a number comes up, that's how many times you must plunge the toilet. The poop may come flying out. If you catch it midair, you earn two chips. The player with the most chips wins. For ages 5 and older. $19.99 at shop.mattel.com.
Ready2Robot Battle Pack
Unbox and build your bot, mix-and-match, load up your blasting weapon and battle your frends in Fightanium Arena. Each pack includes more than 20 parts to help complete your champion bot. For ages 5 and older. Price: $19.99 at ready2robot.mgae.com.
Star Wars Yoda Electronic Mask
Now you're the wise master with this Yoda electronic mask. Put it on, open your mouth and activate the classic Yoda sounds and ear wiggle. For ages 4 and older. $34.99 at hasbrotoyshop.com.
Really Rad Robots MiBro
Using the remote, kids can play, pull pranks, spy and command the MiBro robot. They can also speak through him or put him in stealth mode. MiBro features many smart phrases and sounds, and comes with a variety of accessories. For ages 4 and older. Price: $39.99 at moosetoys.com.
This science kit is an app-based video game in which kids can use light, sound, heat and other real-world sensor data collected from the environment to create an array of creatures. Kids can collect, play and care for their creatures in the app. For ages 8 and older. Price: $149.95 at thamesandkosmos.com.
Hot Wheels Augmoto Augmented Reality Racking Track Set
Mattel's Hot Wheels Augmoto brings video game play and augmented reality to a physical racetrack. Use the AR technology as you complete laps and bring the cars to life with a loop of fire, oil spills, fireworks and special stops to recharge. It's also smart-device controlled, which is not included. Ages 8 and older. Price: $119.99 at hotwheels.mattel.com.
Sky Track Adventure Set
This 44-piece set features a sky shuttle and multiple track accessories so kids can create loops, peaks and valleys, twists and turns. The shuttle can do a 360-degree spin and climb the lift elevator. For ages 3 and older. Price: $99.99 at magformers.com.
Power Action Pikachu
Pikachu lights up, speaks, has sound effects and a light-up tail. Kids can play with this Pokémon character by squeezing its hands to light up or hear him speak. The more he is played with, the more varied his responses become. For ages 4 and older. Price: $29.99 at wickedcooltoys.com.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Epic Sewer Lair Playset
This big playset stands 43 inches tall and features four levels and seven rooms. Kids can check out Splinter's Dojo, Raphael's weight training room, Michaelangelo's arcade, hidden projectile launchers, rotating skateboard ramp, collapsing balcony and more. Action figures are sold separately. For ages 4 and older. Price: $119.99 at playmatestoys.com.
Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit
Kids can build a Harry Potter wand and the first-ever Wizarding World STEM product, which responds to the wand's movements. It also teaches coding with more than 70 step-by-step challenges. For kids who already know how to code, the wand can be used to create their own art, music, apps and games, which can be shared in the Kano World app. For ages 6 and older. Price: $99.99 at kano.me.
Lego Batman App-Connected Batmobile
This vehicle features two motors, an opening minifigure cockpit, four-wheel drive and two dual-stud shooters. Download the app to control the vehicle from a tablet or smartphone. The set also comes with a new Batman minifigure. For ages 8 and older. Price: $99.99 at lego.com.
Imaginext DC Super Friends Wayne Manor Batcave
Take Batman from Wayne Manor to his hidden Batcave and back to create your own Gotham City adventure with this two-story DC Super Friends playset from Mattel. Raise and light the Bat-Signal, press the button on Wayne Tower to uncover the hidden launcher and unveil the waterfall entrance to the Batcave. The set includes a Batman figure, Batcycle, sword, throne and four disk projectiles. For ages 3 and older. $49.99 at fisher-price.mattel.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. Price: $199.50 at amazon.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.
Hidden Temple with T-Rex
This playset from Playmobil includes a functioning laser gun, a working temple gate, a pulley to bring equipment to the top floor, a flashlight to reveal glow-in-the-dark features, such as the ruin's crystal eyes, jungle plant and more. The T-Rex has movable arms, legs and jaw. It also comes with the Explorers team (Nick, Emma, Will and their dog Sammy), a laptop, camera, gold statue, microscope, hiking equipment and more. For ages 4 and older. Price: $59.99 at playmobil.us.
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: $159.95 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. Price: $99.99 at amazon.com.
Trail Buster RC
Rip through the trails with the Walmart exclusive Trail Buster RC. For ages 8 and older. Price: $49.97 at walmart.com.
Radio Control Polaris General ATV
Blast through the trails with the Polaris General 1000, which sports Polaris style details and a semi-open cockpit. A Walmart exclusive for ages 6 and older. Price: $19.88 at Walmart.com.
Go on a hunt like no other with Treasure X. Rip, fizz and chip away for real gold-dipped treasure through 10 levels of surprises. There are 42 action figure to reveal and collect. For ages 5 and older. Price: $9.84 at moosetoys.com.
Unwrap, peel and reveal five different themed segments with surprise toys -- from color-changing mermaids to slime and sticky ninjas. There are thousands of combinations of toys. Wave 1 features more than 300 toys in pink and blue capsules; $4.99 at 5surprise.zuru.com.
There are more than 100 wacky Smasher characters to collect, which are packaged in a Smashball. Kids throw or smash open the packaging to find the character. Season 1 features sports characters, with limited edition and very rare figures to collect; $2.99 at smashersworld.zuru.com.
3Doodler Start Hexbug Make Your Own Hexbug Pen Set & Activity Kit
Create Hexbug creatures that behave like real bugs. Simply doodle the bug's body and legs using the included insect-themed mold. Then let it crawl around or race its friends. For ages 6 and older. Price: $59.99 (Pen Set), $24.99 (Activity Kid without pen) at the3doodler.com.
Air Hogs Supernova
Control the Supernova with your hands and learn more than 30 moves and nine tricks. The drone features five motion sensitive sensors, interactive LED light and more. For ages 8 and older. Price: $39.99 at shop.spinmaster.com.
Scientific Explorer Veterinary Science
From simulating x-rays and sonograms using red and blue lenses that reveal the insides of animals to closing up wounds and cuts, mix and make gelly ticks, and more, kids can learn what it takes to become a Veterinary physician. The set includes suture skin, plastic curved needle, plastic tweezer scissors, black nylon thread, cat anatomy poster, dog blister mold and much more. For ages 6 and older. Price: $19.99 at alexbrands.com.
Design & Drill My First Workbench
Budding builders can hammer, nail and drill bolts into this bench to create fun patterns and more. The set comes with a drawer to store the 120 colorful bolts and nails. For ages 3 and older. Price: $49.99 at educationalinsights.com.
Discovery Extreme Chemistry Lab
Kids can create fizzing and foaming eruptions, glowing worms, galactic spheres and more than 20 other experiments and chemical reactions with the Discovery Extreme Chemistry Lab set. For ages 12 and older. Price: $19.99 at horizongroupusa.com.
Thrill Rides Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set
The K'NEX Thrill Rides Bionic Blast Building Set comes with more than 800 parts, including U.S.-made Rods & Connectors, roller coaster track, coaster car, chain lift and stunning graphic panels. This set also introduces the first Ferris wheel coaster car lift. Use the K'NEX Ride It! app to ride this coaster in the virtual world using the included cardboard VR viewer. For ages 9 and older. Price: $99.99 at knex.com.
Kids First Coding & Robotics
Sammy, a robot that looks like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, teaches coding skills to kids. Instead of using a tablet or smartphone to program, Sammy simply drives over a sequence of code cards. The OID optical scanner on the bottom of the robot reads the code cards and loads the program. Then, place him on a grid made of map cards and the robot will run the program. For ages 4 and older. Price: $129.95 at thamesandkosmos.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.
Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu + Poke Ball Plus & Pokémon Let's Go Eevee + Poke Ball Plus
This software bundle includes both games along with the Poké Ball Plus accessory, which lights up, vibrates and makes sounds. Connect the Poké Ball Plus to the Pokémon GO app to catch Pokémon in the real world. Rated E for everyone. Price: $99.99 at amazon.com (available now for pre-order).
Laser X Fusion
This system lets you customize your Laser X gear. The set includes two blasters, each with a 250-foot range, a long-range adapter that extends the blasting range to more than 500 feet, a spotting scope, a wide-range adapter, two receiver vests and more. For ages 6 and older. Price: $79.99 at target.com.
Color Chemistry Lab Set
Budding chemists can explore color and create science experiments with the Crayola Color Chemistry Lab Set. The set includes 50 science activities, materials and supplies for 15 experiments and more. For ages 7 and older. Price: $24.99 at shop.crayola.com.
Wizard Training Wands
Train like a wizard with the Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands. Each wand comes with 11 spells to master. The wand provides sound feedback so kids know when they have learned the spell. There are five modes: two modes of standalone play and three modes to play with fellow wizards. For ages 8 and older. Price: $24.99 at jakks.com.
PJ Masks Super Moon Adventure Rocketship
PJ Masks Super Moon Rocketship from Just Play lets kids recreate adventures from the series using special light, sound and lever features. They can push a button to release the toy's legs and ramp, then launch the included gekko figure out on his space rover. The rocket ship cockpit holds up to three PJ Masks figures. For ages 3 and older. Price: $ 39.99 at justplayproducts.com.
Electric Light Blocks
Create a nightlight, skyscraper, glowing robot and more with this set of interlocking blocks that light up when connected to the base. It's compatible with other construction block systems of the same size, such as Lego Duplo blocks. Choose from 36 or 102 blocks. For ages 3 and older. $30 and up at uncommongoods.com.
Sky Viper Scout Video Drone
The Sky Viper Scout Video Drone from Skyrocket features surface scan technology that increases stability, allowing the drone to stay in one spot. It works up to 100 feet, and includes an auto launch and land, one-touch stunts, extended flight time and the ability to stream and record HD video. For ages 12 and older. Price: $89.99 at sky-viper.com.
Beaker Creatures Science Lab
Beaker Creatures are a new line of science-themed collectibles from Learning Resources. With 35 characters to collect, kids can also learn science experiments from the fizzing Reactor Pods on the working lab sets and classification cards. The Science Lab comes with two dissolvable collectible eggs with figures. For ages 5 and older. Price: $24.99 at learningresources.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. Price: $99.99 at amazon.com.
Play seated or standing, these game cabinets look and feel like classic arcades, with authentic controls, joysticks, trackballs and sounds. It also has a 17-inch screen for multiple players. No quarters are required to play. For ages 7 and older. Price: $399 at arcade1up.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 amazon.com.
Drone Force Terra-Sect RC
Navigate the ground, then activate the Drone Force Terra-Sect rolling attack and watch the device coil and ambush its target. The Tera-Sect can roll, flip and slither on all terrain. For ages 8 and older. Price: $29.97 at walmart.com.
Pirate Roller Coaster
All aboard this pirate adventure. This Pirate Roller Coaster from Lego will take you twisting around pirate-themed props such as a skull archway, palm tree, sunken galleon and octopus. Get splashed in the shark-themed carts as you plummet down the main drop and get struck by water-firing cannons. For ages 9 and older. Price: $89.99 at shop.lego.com.
PJ Masks Romeo's Lab Playset
With a light and sound panel, working crane, laser launcher and rolling lab charger, Romeo's Lab Playset from Just Play offers kids dual-level play. The set includes a Romeo figure, Romeo's robot figure, lab charger and three tools. It can also be transformed into a mobile lab by using the attached wheels for transport. For ages 3 and older. Price: $39.99 at justplayproducts.com.
Nerf Laser Ops Pro AlphaPoint
Have the ultimate head-to-head laser battles with The Nerf Laser Ops Pro AlphaPoint blaster. The blasters fire a single-shot IR burst with each trigger pull and tallies hits with lights and sounds. See your health and ammo status with the back display and easily reload with the quick-reload button. Use the Nerf Lasers Ops app to customize the blaster, track performance, earn power-ups and more. For ages 8 and older. Price: $44.99 at nerf.hasbro.com.
The Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage
This Walmart exclusive features parking for more than 90 cars, has a double loop, a two-car elevator and a side-by-side racetrack. Expand the fun with connectable Hot Wheels sets. For ages 3 and older. Price: $94 at walmart.com.
Zoom Tubes Car Trax
Zoom up, down and all around this clear tube track with infinite configurations. Create your dream raceway, insert your Zoom Racer and use the remote control to send it around the fun track. For ages 5 and older Price: $29.99 at buyzoomtubes.com.
Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg
Reveal a lights and sounds vehicle, rare figures, special putty, a limited edition plush and more. No two Ryan's World Giant Mystery Eggs are the same. For ages 3 and older. $34.99 at bonkerstoys.com.
Spark Ultra Scooter
The Spark Ultra will light up the streets. Featuring the brightest LED wheels of all Razor scooters and a Spark Bar that leaves a trail of sparks when stepped on. The scooter is completed with spark-inspired grip tape and a durable design that allows the scooter to be taken anywhere for years to come. For ages 8 and older. Price: $59.99 at razor.com.
First Order Stormtrooper Smartwatch
The First Order Stormtrooper Smartwatch can take pictures and videos and includes Star Wars-themed photo effects. The motion sensor triggers droid, space ship and Lightsaber sound effects. Kids can learn to tell time with digital and analog clock faces, and interact with activities such as blasting asteroids, escaping Stormtroopers and racing with BB-8. The smartwatch also includes a voice recorder, alarm, timer, stopwatch, calendar feature and a simple calculator. Recommended for ages five and older. $69.99. More information: vtechkids.com.