Just in case you haven’t heard, there is a global shipping crisis that is having a major impact on the availability of stuff we all need and want. If you’ve been to the store lately, you’ve probably noticed that certain items are inexplicably out of stock. The complicated crisis in the supply chain is affecting everything, and yes, that means toys, too. While we always recommend shopping early to avoid disappointment during the holiday season, this year is unique so take our advice: shop early for toys!
With that in mind, Amazon just unveiled its picks for the hottest toys and games of the year with a selection that includes more than 70 products that are only available through Amazon.com or its new Amazon Pop Up Stores in select cities.
Check out highlights from Amazon’s list below and be sure to stay tuned for the toy industry’s No. 1 ULTIMATE top toy list, the Toy Insider‘s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide, coming Sept. 22. Look for it in print with the November issue of PARENTS magazine (on stands in October) or right here at thetoyinsider.com!
STEM and learning:
- National Geographic Mega Science Series Earth Science Kit (Blue Marble)
- Osmo Math Wizard & the Magical Workshop for Fire Tablet & iPad (Play Osmo)
- Disney Winnie the Pooh Wooden Balance Blocks (Just Play)
For family game night:
- Raya’s Journey: An Enchanted Forest Board Game (Ravensburger)
- Disney Mickey & the Beanstalk Game (Funko Games)
Dolls, action figures, and pretend play:
- Orijin Bees Fro Puffy Bee Baby Doll (Orijin Bees)
- Bluey Heeler Family Home & Outdoor BBQ Set (Moose Toys)
- Barbie Fast Cast Clinic (Mattel)
- Baby Alive GloPixies Doll, Gabi Glitter (Hasbro)
- Rainbow High Color Change Car (MGA Entertainment)
- L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G Movie Magic Studios (MGA Entertainment)
- Little Tikes Wooden Pizza Kitchen & Restaurant (MGA Entertainment)
- Disney Princess Ultimate Celebration Castle (Hasbro)
- PAW Patrol The Movie Adventure City Playmat (Spin Master)
- Melissa & Doug Blue’s Clues & You! Cooking Play Set (Melissa & Doug)
- Star Wars The Mandalorian Galactic Snackin’ Grogu Animatronic (Hasbro)
- Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Confetti Carnivale (MGA Entertainment)
Nature and animals:
- Got2Glow Fairy Finder, Pink Jar (WowWee)
- National Geographic Wildlife Expedition Chimp Care & Nurture Set (Just Play)
- Beetle & Bee Build & Paint A Birdie B&B (Toysmith)
- Squeakee the Balloon Dino (Moose Toys)
- LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck’s Farm, 118 Pieces (The LEGO Group)
See the full Amazon Toys We Love List here.