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Amazon Predicts the Most Popular Holiday Toys of 2021 -- Disney, Squishmallows and More

ETOnline logo ETOnline 10/26/2021 Leah Groth‍ and Fox Van Allen‍
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Curious about about what the hottest toys of 2021 will be? Amazon is in the know. According to the retail giant, this year's hottest toys include Baby Yoda, a Disney princess dress-up kit and a cute, squeezable golden dumpling.

Every year, Amazon releases a list of what the company predicts will be the hottest and most popular toys of the holiday season. Called the "Toys We Love List," the picks, selected by Amazon's in-house toy experts, are a great look into this year's holiday toy trends. And if you need any proof these toys are hot, know this -- things on that list are already starting to sell out in October. 

Shop the Full 'Toys We Love' List

Complicating the holiday 2021 shopping season this year is that the fact that America's shipping infrastructure is beyond stressed. The Port of Los Angeles is working through a record backlog, according to CBS News, and trucking companies are facing shortages of workers. Isaac Larian, the president of MGA Entertainment (L.O.L. Surprise! dolls), warns that supply chain problems could lead to bare toy store shelves. "My advice to parents is don't wait," he told CBS News.

To get your holiday 2021 toy shopping off to an early start, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite items on the Amazon Toys We Love List. Included are great gifts for younger kids, kids interested in STEM, kids who love to play pretend and even little ones who like to get dirty in the sandbox.

Looking for even more gift inspiration? Don't miss the best gift ideas in our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide.

Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Rapid Ride © Provided by ETOnline Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Rapid Ride
Amazon

Get a little theme park fun in the backyard with the Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Rapid Ride. This coaster car helps little ones practice balance and hand-eye coordination while having fun. 

$140
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Disney Princess Dress-up Trunk © Provided by ETOnline Disney Princess Dress-up Trunk
Amazon

This imagination-stimulating Disney dress-up trunk, an Amazon exclusive, includes three dresses (Cinderella's, Aurora's and Belle's/Snow White's), three bracelets, three rings, three headbands, a necklace, a choker, soft goods tiara and stickers. Fits sizes 4 to 6 (for ages 3 to 6).

$35
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DC Comics Batman 3-in-1 Batcave Playset © Provided by ETOnline DC Comics Batman 3-in-1 Batcave Playset
Amazon

For DC Comic fans, this Batman playset is a must-have. This mind-blowing set allows you to transform the Batcave into Gotham City for the full Batman experience. 

$45
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National Geographic Mega Science Series Earth Science Kit © Provided by ETOnline National Geographic Mega Science Series Earth Science Kit
Amazon

An educational gift that promotes an early love of science, the National Geographic Earth Science Kit includes 15 science experiences -- such as water tornadoes, building an erupting volcano, growing a crystal and two geologic dig kits -- sure to keep kids 8 and up entertained for hours on end. 

$30
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WowWee Got2Glow Fairy Finder © Provided by ETOnline WowWee Got2Glow Fairy Finder
Amazon

One of the most buzzed about toys of the year, the Got2Glow Fairy Finder, available in pink and blue, is a jar designed to search for virtual fairies. Once caught, fairies function as digital pets. Each jar offers 30 virtual fairies to find, 100 in all. Fairies can even be traded among friends. For ages 5-15.

$40$35
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Funko Games Disney Mickey & the Beanstalk Game © Provided by ETOnline Funko Games Disney Mickey & the Beanstalk Game
Amazon

Infuse a little fun into family game night with Funko Games Disney Mickey & the Beanstalk Game, a 3D interactive board game designed for kids 4 and up.

$29
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Star Wars Snackin' Grogu © Provided by ETOnline Star Wars Snackin' Grogu
Amazon

If you've got a young Star Wars fan on your shopping list, here's one toy you don't want to miss: Snackin' Grogu. Kids can feed this 9-inch Baby Yoda one of the four included menu items, and he'll react with sound and motion depending on how tasty -- or gross -- the food is. For ages 4 and up.

$79
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My Squishy Little Golden Dumpling © Provided by ETOnline My Squishy Little Golden Dumpling
Amazon

This My Squishy Little Golden Dumpling, named "Dart," delivers 50 reactions and emotions in the form of cute sounds and unique animations, a head that lights up and cheeks that blush. Makes a cute stocking stuffer. For ages 5 and up.

$15
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L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G Movie Magic Studios © Provided by ETOnline L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G Movie Magic Studios
Amazon

Every year L.O.L. Surprise! dolls dominate holiday shopping lists. Released in time for the holiday rush, the O.M.G Movie Magic Studios provides more than 70 unboxing experiences, including 12 dolls to shoot home movies with. The box even transforms into a movie set. Recommended for ages 4-14.

$135$100
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Osmo Math Wizard & the Magical Workshop © Provided by ETOnline Osmo Math Wizard & the Magical Workshop
Amazon

Osmo Math Wizard & the Magical Workshop makes learning fun and interactive, providing a smart way to use tablet screen time. While Osmo offers a range of programming for all ages, this one in particular caters to ages 6 to 8, teaching addition and subtraction via hands-on play. iPad or Fire tablet required.

$60$51
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The Big Dig Working Excavator with Wheels © Provided by ETOnline The Big Dig Working Excavator with Wheels
Amazon

The ideal gift for that person on your gifting list who's obsessed with construction, The Big Dig ride-on excavator features a 360-degree swivel, reaches up to 33 inches and can dig up to 15 inches deep. For kids 3 and up.

$60$51
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Squeakee the Balloon Dino © Provided by ETOnline Squeakee the Balloon Dino
Amazon

Interactive animal toys seem to sell out almost every holiday season. Squeakee the Balloon Dino, designed for ages 5 to 15, stomps, chomping, laughs, roars and dances. He even plays games, including chicken and tug of war. 

$70
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Squishmallow Official Kellytoy Plush 16 © Provided by ETOnline Squishmallow Official Kellytoy Plush 16
Amazon

If you're looking for a plush toy, Squishmallow stuffed animals are having a moment. Don't expect this "Caticorn" to be around for very long, these plushies are super popular, whether you're looking for holiday gifts for a toddler or a teenager. 

$20
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Jimu Robot Mythical Series: Firebot kit © Provided by ETOnline Jimu Robot Mythical Series: Firebot kit
Amazon

The Jimu Robot Firebot kit is a 606-piece motorized model kit that teaches kids about computer programming. Once built, the Firebot can be coded (an iOS or Android device is required) to perform all sorts of actions. For ages 8 and up.

$78
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