The gift-giving season is coming to an end and it's almost time to usher in the new year. So here's a top 10 countdown of some of the most popular kid's toys of this year. Odds are you've either heard a child ask for these, or have bought one yourself to give to a kid you love. Kid's toys obey the laws of trends just like anything else, and this year surprise reveal toys, gross-out games, and interactive tech were big trends in 2018. 

10. Monopoly: Cheaters Edition 

One of Amazon's best selling items this year was Monopoly: Cheaters Edition. A classic game made even more fun with the thrill of cheating your way to the top. No wonder kids loved it. 

9. Hatchimals Hatchibabies 

Hatchimals is still as popular as ever. Hatchibabies was the newest addition to the family this year if you had a Hatchimals fan in the house.

8. Don't Step On It 

Gross-out games were a big trend this year. It seemed like there was a new gross game being advertised every week. From snot, to pimples, to poop, gross-out games may be the weirdest and grossest trend this year and had many parents asking...why? Don't Step On It: Unicorn Edition was the most popular of them all.

7. FurReal Munchin Rex 

FurReal animals are always popular toys for animal lovers. This year dinos were one of the more popular animals with Munchin Rex coming out on top.

6. LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Set 

The Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall set was popular this year, appearing in many top toys lists. It was also another of Amazon's best sellers this year. 

5. Fingerlings Hugs 

Fingerlings was a huge item in years past and continued to be this year with Fingerlings Hugs. 

4. Osmo Genius Kit for IPad.  

An educational excuse for kids to use the IPad. A fun and interactive tech toy that also found itself on many top toys lists and bestselling lists. 

3. Nintendo Switch: Super Mario Party, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate. 

Gamers weren't left out this year with two of the most popular family games of the year coming out very close to the holiday season. The Nintendo Switch remains the most popular console for kids and families. 

2. Anki Cozmo 

Surpisingly, the Anki Cozmo was not only one of Amazon's best sellers but within the top 3 toys of the year. Robots and interactive toys were very popular items among kids and Anki Cozmo got a new update this year. It's one of the best interactive and creative toys for kids who like to play around with gadgets. It's also the most expensive gift on this list. 

1. L.O.L Surprise! Glam Glitter Series. 

By far the most popular and best-selling toy of 2018 was L.O.L Surprise! Glam Glitter Series. This was flying off the shelves and goes perfectly hand in hand with the unboxing and surprise-reveal trend. Kids, especially little girls, are crazy about these things. L.O.L was the "it" toy franchise this year with not just the Glam Glitter Series, but with the L.O.L Surprise! Bigger Surprise, and the L.O.L Surprise House.

Did you end up buying one of these gifts this year? 


Sara Gonzalez
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