Amazon Toys We Love List 2021 | Source: Amazon

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 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!

STEM and learning:

For family game night:

Dolls, action figures, and pretend play:

Nature and animals:

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See the full Amazon Toys We Love List here.

About the author

James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is editor-in-chief of The Toy Book, a senior editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and editor of the Toy Report, the Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a senior editor and moved up the ranks to deputy editor and editor-in-chief.