Walmart Releases the 25 Must-Have Toys For 2017 Holiday Shopping

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The pumpkins haven’t even been delivered to most grocery stores yet, but last week, Walmart released their list of 25 “Must-Have” toys of the 2017 holiday season. The retailer, who uses kids to rate the toys for the list, publishes their annual list early every year to give shoppers a chance to grab the toys that their little ones will undoubtedly most hope to receive.

Anne Marie Kehoe, vice president of toys at Walmart U.S. says, “With a little over three months until Christmas, we want to help parents get ahead of the holiday hunt for the hottest toys and find the best deals. We narrowed down hundreds of toys to the top 25 we know kids will love…but this is just the start. We never stop looking for the hottest toys – ever! You can count on us having the latest trends at the best prices throughout the season.”

Without further ado, here are the toys that might end up on your kids’ lists this holiday season:

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  • Hatchimals Surprise (*coming soon, details to be released October 6)
  • Fingerlings (Pictured above)
  • Num Noms Nail Polish Maker
  • Fisher-Price Zoom ’n Crawl Monster
  • L.O.L. Surprise Fizz Factory
Frozen sleigh

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  • Mayka Toy Block Tape
  • Frozen Sleigh (Pictured above *Walmart exclusive)
  • Adventure Force Light Command Light-Up Motorized Blaster (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Monster Jam Grave Digger (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Huffy Electric Green Machine Trike
Star Wars droid

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  • littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit (Pictured)
  • RECOIL Starter Set
  • New Bright Radio Control Tumblebee 
  • VTech Pop-a-Balls Drop and Pop Ball Pit (*Walmart exclusive)
  • Radio Control DashCam (*Walmart exclusive)
FurReal Tiger

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  • FurReal Friends Roarin’ Tyler the Playful Tiger (pictured)
  • Dusty the Super Duper Garbage Truck
  • Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Batbot Xtreme
  • Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower
  • Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K
Barbie Dream Horse

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  • Barbie Dream Horse and Doll (Pictured)
  • Disney/Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway
  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers Transforming Hot Rod Mickey
  • Disney Junior Doc McStuffins Baby All-in-One Nursery
  • Soggy Doggy Board Game

For shoppers looking to get a head start on holiday shopping, Walmart also announced the return of its popular layaway program to help customers stay on a budget or pay over a set period of time for their toys and other gifts. To avoid the mad rush on the most popular toys for the holiday season, consider shopping early and keeping receipts in case you need to return or exchange.