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LIST: Retailers rank hottest toys for the holidays

Retailers like Walmart and Target are already prepping for the holidays, and have revealed the top toys that shoppers will want to snag this year.

Last year, shoppers searched to get their hands on Hatchimals, a hatching egg toy that sold out at toy stores before Christmas. Hatchimals made the lists again this year, along with plenty of Star Wars-themed toys and other electronics.

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Holiday retail sales increased 4 percent compared to 2015, bringing in $658 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. The numbers exceeded NRF’s forecast of $655.8 billion, which would have been an increase of 3.6 percent.

Target’s list of top toys includes:

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Walmart’s top toy list includes:

  • Hatchimals Surprise (*coming soon, details to be released Oct. 6)
  • Fingerlings (Pictured)
  • littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
  • Num Noms Nail Polish Maker
  • FurReal Friends Roarin’ Tyler The Playful Tiger
  • Barbie DreamHorse and Doll
  • Fisher-Price Zoom ’n Crawl Monster
  • L.O.L. Surprise Fizz Factory
  • Soggy Doggy Board Game
  • Mayka Toy Block Tape
  • Frozen Sleigh (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Monster Jam Grave Digger (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike
  • Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K
  • RECOIL Starter Set
  • New Bright Radio Control Tumblebee (Pictured)
  • VTech Pop-a-Balls Drop and Pop Ball Pit (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Radio Control DashCam (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Dusty the Super Duper Garbage Truck
  • Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Batbot Xtreme
  • Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower
  • Disney/Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway
  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers Transforming Hot Rod Mickey
  • Disney Junior Doc McStuffins Baby All in One Nursery

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“With a little over three months until Christmas, we want to help parents get ahead of the holiday hunt for the hottest toys and find the best deals,” said Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of toys at Walmart U.S. “With a little over three months until Christmas, we want to help parents get ahead of the holiday hunt for the hottest toys and find the best deals.”

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