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Target pinpoints 2016′s hottest holiday toys

Drones, robots, STEM-themed gear and collectibles are front and center on Target's 2016 Top Toys List, as retailers start to make their pre-holiday marketing moves.
September 13, 2016

Following last week’s launch of Toys “R” Us’ holiday hot toy list, US retailer Target has selected its own crop of anticipated holiday heavy hitters.

The company’s 2016 Top Toys List highlights a cross-section of STEM-themed playthings and tech gear, as well as the ongoing demand for Star Wars-branded merch.

Target’s biggest stars of the season include:

  • Playskool Love2Learn Elmo and customizable app
  • Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar
  • Fisher-Price Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump
  • B. Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Center
  • PAW Patrol Zoomer Marshall and Target-exclusive Everest
  • Our Generation Sweet Shop Ice Cream Truck (Target exclusive)
  • Jaguar Sports Car 12V Electric Ride-on (Target exlusive)
  • Star Wars X-wing vs. Death Star Assault drone from Air Hogs
  • LEGO AT-ST Walker 
  • Wonder Woman Invisible Jet
  • Shopkins Shoppies Groovy Smoothie Truck with Shoppies Doll (Target exclusive)
  • Barbie Rainbow Cove Princess Castle
  • Disney Frozen Little Kingdom Elsa’s Magical Rising Castle
  • FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon
  • Qixels 3D Maker
  • Hot Wheels Track Builder Power Booster Kit: Rocket Edition
  • CHiP, the Robotic Dog
  • Meccano Micronoids
  • LEGO Friends Amusement Park Bumper Cars
  • 3Doodler Kid-safe 3D Printing Pen Set
  • Sky Viper Hover Racer 
  • Jetson V6 Hoverboard
  • Nerf Rival Khaos 
  • Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon for Nintendo 3DS
  • PlayStation VR Headset for PS4 (pictured) 

A full list of Target’s top picks can be found here. 

About The Author
Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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