Top 10 Stuffed Animals 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Best Stuffed Animals for Kids

Two teddy bears on a benchStuffed (or plush) animals have been a staple in practically every child’s toy “wardrobe” for many a year. Today there is still no lack of love for them – for many children these toys provide comfort, love and can come in quite handy in creative and even educational activities.

What’s here: On this page you will find the ten best kids’ stuffed animals by consumer popularity and ratings for the Christmas holidays of 2016 and into 2017. There are some new faces among them – and some returning and classic favorites.

For shoppers: For each of the top ten stuffed animals listed on this page, one or more resources are provided to help buy it online safely, securely and for a great price. Merchants are hand-picked for each toy based on low price and trusted, safe online shopping reputation. (Links to reviews are also provided, where available.)

What’s Here:

1. Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy
2. Hatchimals
3. Playskool Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo
4. FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon
5. Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth
6. The Secret Life of Pets – Best Friend Max
7. Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur
8. Paw Patrol Jungle Rescue Tracker
9. FurReal Friends Bootsie
10. Pokémon My Friend Pikachu

1. Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy

Price: $49.27
You save: $8.72 (15 %)
79 new from $47.520 used

Ages: 5 and up

First among this year’s top 10 stuffed animals – Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy.

Snuggles, the dream pup, is a super-adorable adoptable doggie with wide, bright, expressive eyes, and mega-fluffy everything else. Cuddling and snuggling are two of her favorite things! She even comes with a certificate of adoption and a star-shaped, write-on nametag.

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Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy

$43.99
End Date: Saturday Apr-22-2017 6:30:05 PDT
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Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy Stuffed Animal (PUPPY ONLY) Plush Toy

$26.99
End Date: Friday Apr-7-2017 15:14:53 PDT
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Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy Playset 28185

$34.95
End Date: Monday Apr-24-2017 21:10:09 PDT
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2. Hatchimals

Price: $59.99
52 new from $59.991 used from $52.19

Ages: 5-10

A totally unique twist has been added for 2016-2017 to the “best of” stuffed animals list with Hatchimals.

Interactive, adorable, and seriously all the rage right now. Hatchimals are little, colorful creatures, often fuzzy, furry, and sweet, within a speckled egg. With lots of attention, love, and care, kiddos get the egg to break, revealing a plush critter.

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Hatchimals Hatching Egg Draggle by Spin Master - Blue/Purple

$74.99
End Date: Thursday Mar-30-2017 10:11:53 PDT
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Hatchimals Hatching Egg Interactive Creature Draggle Blue ~ Green ~ Purple Egg

$74.50
End Date: Sunday Apr-2-2017 18:52:09 PDT
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Hatchimals Egg Interactive Purple or Teal BURTLE Walmart Exclusive

$74.95
End Date: Monday Apr-24-2017 13:50:25 PDT
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3. Playskool Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo

Price: $33.99
You save: $36.00 (51 %)
1 new from $33.9918 used from $25.39

Ages: 1 1/2 to 4

Always on the yearly holiday list of the best stuffed animals – for 2016 and into 2017, here is Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo – a brand new twist on the cute little guy.

Elmo has been around for longer than I can remember. And he has had many awesome, unique themes over the years. But I think the Love2Learn is one of his coolest transformations yet. Interactive with a downloadable app that allows kiddos (or their parents) to customize Elmo to talk, respond, teach, and sing.

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Sesame Street Elmo Playskool Love2learn Love 2 Learn Doll Talks Sings NIB

$19.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Mar-26-2017 12:29:28 PDT
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Playskool Friends Sesame Street Love2learn Elmo

$35.99
End Date: Friday Apr-21-2017 9:22:38 PDT
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Sesame Street Elmo Playskool Love2learn Love 2 Learn Doll Friends Talks Sings

$46.97
End Date: Sunday Apr-2-2017 10:48:28 PDT
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4. FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon

Ages: 4 and up

Bound to be a huge holiday hit for 2016, FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin’ Dragon also manages a place among the best stuffed animals.

Torch is a blazin’, lovin’, adorable baby dragon with fuzzy ears, a plush tail, a single tooth, and misty, not-quite-fiery breath. He loves color-changing campfire marshmallows. And he responds to love and care with over 50 expressions, sounds, and motions.

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FurReal Friends Torch Doll - My Blazin' Dragon

$47.98
End Date: Thursday Mar-30-2017 13:13:53 PDT
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FurReal Friends Torch My Blazin Dragon Standard Packaging

$58.25
End Date: Friday Apr-21-2017 10:39:00 PDT
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FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin' Dragon - Breathes Flame-Colored Mist

$49.00
End Date: Monday Apr-24-2017 20:12:52 PDT
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5. Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth

Price: $12.41
You save: $2.58 (17 %)
23 new from $12.320 used

Ages: 3 and up

Marking 5th place among the top children’s stuffed animals this year, here is Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth.

Sloths are super-cute and awesome, so of course, this stuffed plush is one of my favorites because the actual animals are so neat. This Three Toed Sloth is a replica of the real sloths, with a fuzzy, furry, shaggy coat and a sweet, detailed, expressive face. Perfect, snuggly bedtime buddy.

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Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth 12" Huggable Plush Stuffed Animal Toy

$15.64
End Date: Sunday Apr-23-2017 9:28:15 PDT
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Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth 12" Huggable Stuffed Plush Animal New

$15.91
End Date: Monday Apr-17-2017 12:26:10 PDT
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Animal Plush Toy Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth 12" Kids Stuffed Toys

$16.25
End Date: Sunday Apr-2-2017 2:44:00 PDT
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6. The Secret Life of Pets – Best Friend Max

Price: $37.02
You save: $12.97 (26 %)
48 new from $31.908 used from $32.21

Ages: 4 and up

Best Friend Max from The Secret Life of Pets comes in next on the list.

The Secret Life of Pets was a funny, excellent movie. Around the size of an actual dog, this stuffed version of Max, the main pup in the movie, comes with a leash, wagging tail, and lots of personality. He even talks with phrases from the film. Max loves back scratches!

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The Secret Life of Pets - Best Friend Max - NEW

$40.00
End Date: Monday Apr-3-2017 14:51:07 PDT
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The Secret Life of Pets - Best Friend Max, Walking Talking Pet Dog Friend Leash

$50.27
End Date: Thursday Apr-6-2017 7:55:29 PDT
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Max Walking Talking Dog The Secret Life of Pets Plush Toy Best Friend Kids New

$19.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-20-2017 8:08:13 PDT
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7. Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur

Price: $36.16
28 new from $29.080 used

Ages: 3 and up

This one caught my eye several weeks ago, and I knew it would end up as one of the top ten stuffed animals – Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur.

This T-Rex is a plush Kind of the Dinosaurs in bold, vibrant blue, red, and green. He stands on two feet, and even features the signature small arms of this once-fierce dino. The fabric is soft, while this dinosaur’s interior is plush and huggable. Lovin’ his super-long tail and teeth.

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Melissa & Doug Plush T-Rex Dinosaur Stuffed Animal Toy

$24.74
End Date: Friday Apr-14-2017 11:07:16 PDT
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Melissa & Doug Plush Doll * Dinosaur * T-Rex #2149 * blue GIANT 28" * bendable

$35.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-11-2017 18:54:51 PDT
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Melissa & Doug stuffed plush large dinosaur TRex Tyrannasaurous Rex 28"

$15.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-19-2017 10:51:12 PDT
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8. Paw Patrol Jungle Rescue Tracker

Price: $23.13
20 new from $14.990 used

Ages: 3 and up

Paw Patrol Jungle Rescue Tracker also makes its place among the best children’s stuffed animals for 2016 and into 2017.

For imaginative youngsters who love Paw Patrol, this new addition, the Jungle Rescue Tracker, is a sweet pup with extra-special tracking skills. Made from plush with a cuddly, huggable body, this adorable doggie is 8-inches height-wise and perfect for bedtime.

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NEW MINT PAW PATROL TRACKER JUNGLE CRUISER RESCUE - FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING!

$26.50
End Date: Friday Apr-14-2017 11:23:10 PDT
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PAW Patrol Jungle Rescue Tracker’s Jungle Cruiser Vehicle and Figure Set Pup Box

$21.97
End Date: Friday Apr-14-2017 22:52:05 PDT
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NEW RARE Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Jungle Rescue Tracker and Mandy Rescue Set

$16.75
End Date: Friday Apr-14-2017 11:21:58 PDT
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9. FurReal Friends Bootsie

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Ages: 4 and up

FurReal Friends Bootsie comes in at #9 on the list.

Bootsie, an adorable, sweet-faced kitten, acts and looks just like a real cat. She is beautiful with grey and white, fluffy fur, an expressive face, and bright-blue, sparkling eyes. She loves to be snuggled, petted, and fed her special treats.

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FurReal Friends Bootsie Pet

$27.98
End Date: Sunday Apr-2-2017 21:41:37 PDT
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New FurReal Friends Bootsie Pet Model:23271021

$33.97
End Date: Monday Apr-3-2017 23:39:58 PDT
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Hasbro FurReal Friends Bootsie the cat NIB Brand New. Missing bottle.

$32.99
End Date: Monday Mar-27-2017 21:02:01 PDT
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10. Pokémon My Friend Pikachu

Price: $29.99
26 new from $29.990 used

Ages: 3 and up

The final pick among this year’s top 10 stuffed animals is Pokémon My Friend Pikachu.

Pikachu, the most popular Pokemon of all time, is a yellow, cuddly plush with long ears, light-up cheeks, and adorable little arms and legs. His ears move and his cheeks glow when you press on his pudgy tummy.

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Pokémon | My Friend Pikachu | Talking laugh Plush Toy Figure 10 inch

$34.49
End Date: Friday Mar-31-2017 4:18:38 PDT
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Pikachu Pokémon Plush My Friend Pikachu Stuffed Animal Lights / Sounds Toy Gift

$37.16
End Date: Thursday Apr-13-2017 10:36:27 PDT
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Pokémon My Friend Pikachu Interactive Plush Doll Kids Toys Talks

$49.90
End Date: Saturday Apr-8-2017 7:29:53 PDT
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/24/16.

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