Hottest Holiday Toys For South Florida Kids


By: Heather McMechan Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers

I’m one of those moms who waits until Black Friday to do most of my shopping. The problem is by the time I get to that date, most of the toys my kids want are gone. This year I’m on top of it and I’ve been secretly asking them about hot toys they have seen during commercials. First of all, they are a marketers dream because they wrote me a list of some of the hottest toys they’ve seen. With all of this scoop, I thought I would share it with you. Here is the scoop on the hottest holiday toys for South Florida kids.

  1. Fingerlings

There is always one toy each year that creates a frenzy and this is it. It might possibly be the new Hatchimal. It’s really hard to find these and when you do they are gone. Fingerlings respond to sound, motion, and touch with blinking eyes, head turns, and silly monkey babble. Blow them kisses and they will kiss you back. Hang them upside-down by the tail and watch them be silly. Pet them to sleep or make a loud noise and watch them get excited! They are sold at Walmart, Toys R Us, Best Buy and Target.

  1. Hatchimals

Surprise – Peacat – Hatching Egg with Surprise Twin Interactive Hatchimal Creatures by Spin Master

Speaking of Hatchimals, they’re BACK!! But now your child can hatch twins. It’s a surprise wondering which one will hatch first.  You can find them on Amazon and Toys R Us.

  1. Teddy Ruxpin – The Storytelling and Magical Bear

Some of you may remember this toy as a kid and now he is back and more lovable than ever before. Teddy Ruxpin is still bringing the magic and friendship to story time with interactive technologies and features! He enjoys telling tales and singing songs with friends ages 2+, making him the perfect companion.

  1. LEGO Star Wars First Order Star Destroyer 75190 Building Kit

With the new Star Wars movie coming out soon, you know your little one will be asking for the latest LEGO box. The First Order Star Destroyer is one of the hottest toys this holiday season. It includes 5 mini figures: Supreme Leader Snoke, First Order Officer, First Order Stormtrooper Sergeant, First Order Stormtrooper and First Order Shuttle Pilot, BB-9E and buildable Medical Droid figures. Lift the elevator and seat Snoke in his chamber. You can find it on Amazon and at Target.

  1. Paw Patrol Sea Patrol

Ryder and the gang can transform from ship to land vehicle, to take pups on new and exciting missions. Flashing lights, movable crane and attachable cage make this a fun for hours.