Too soon to shop for holiday toys? Not at Wal-Mart, Amazon

Hatchimals are making a comeback with a big surprise this holiday season according to Wal-Mart. The surprise is so big it won’t be announced until October.

Summer has yet to officially end but the holiday train is already moving.

Wal-Mart and Amazon have both released their top holiday toy lists.

Wal-Mart announced its list of top 25 kid approved holiday toys for 2017 along with a notice that its fee-free layaway program is now open.

It should come as a surprise to no one that Hatchimals, the interactive toy that turned last holiday season upside down, are coming back this year with a big surprise to be announced on Oct. 6.

Read more: Where to get a Hatchimal in metro Atlanta

Also in the category of top interactive toys, expect to see Fingerlings, interactive baby monkeys that fit on your finger and FurReal Friends Roarin’ Tyler The Playful Tiger, a $130 pet tiger that roars in response to sounds and touch. Other interactive favorites are:

  • littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
  • Num Noms Nail Polish Maker
  • Barbie DreamHorse and Doll
  • Fisher-Price Zoom ’n Crawl Monster
  • L.O.L. Surprise Fizz Factory
  • Soggy Doggy Board Game
  • Mayka Toy Block Tape

Fingerlings are expected to be a hot toy this season.

Ride on toys are more popular than ever according to Wal-Mart’s panel of kid testers. Standouts include a Frozen Sleigh, Monster Jam Grave Digger and the Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike. Rounding out the list are:

  • Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster
  • Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K
  • RECOIL Starter Set
  • New Bright Radio Control Tumblebee
  • VTech Pop-a-Balls Drop and Pop Ball Pit
  • Radio Control DashCam
  • Dusty the Super Duper Garbage Truck

A Frozen Sleigh is a ride-on toy that will be a Wal-Mart exclusive.

The final category is made up of toys that allow kids to play as their favorite characters from TV shows such as Paw Patrol, Batman, Cars 3 and more. Top toys in this category include:

  • 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

Amazon for the first time ever, released a preview of the top 100 toys and games for the holiday season. 

Amazon is also offering quick access to the top 25 toys. There is some overlap between the Amazon and Wal-Mart lists including Fingerlings and FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, though some items are exclusive to each retailer.

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