Top 10 Toys for Kids 2015-2016

in Toys for Kids (Boys and Girls)

2015-2016 Best Kids’ Toys – Boys and Girls

 
Little Boy Playing Rock StarOf all the toys available for kids of all ages, which ones could actually be called the “best?” Which toys are girls and boys (and their parents) choosing over the rest? The list of the top 10 toys for kids this year includes exactly that lineup of playthings for the kiddos.

What’s here: On this page is a “top 10” list of the best kids’ toys through the Christmas season of 2015 and into 2016. The list’s rankings are based on popular demand, as well as tips from major online toy merchants, overall consumer’ ratings – and include toys for boys and girls in various age groups.

Tip: If none of the toys on this page strikes your fancy for the specific child you are shopping for, check out the Toys for Boys and Toys for Girls categories – as well as the “kids by age” links toward the bottom of this page. :)

For shoppers: For each of the toys on this page, one or more top, trusted online resources are hand-picked and recommended here so you can compare prices and shop safely and securely. Links to online reviews for the toys are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. LeapFrog Epic Kids’ Tablet
2. Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move Beatbo
3. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
4. Nintendo 3DS XL
5. WowWee MiP Robot Rev
6. Star Wars A New Hope Darth Vader Electronic Lightsaber
7. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75097)
8. Amazon Fire 7″ Kids Edition Tablet
9. Crayola Color Wonder Light Up Stamper
10. Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit

Price: $118.00
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1. LeapFrog Epic Kids’ Tablet

Ages: 3 and up

Making its debut for the Christmas holidays of 2015, the LeapFrog Epic Tablet makes it to the top of the top 10 toys for kids.

When I thought LeapFrog had already upped the ante on children’s learning tablets – lo and behold! The Epic is even more advanced. Built to customize its features and levels to the unique needs of your child, this tablet “grows with” your child as time marches forward. Android based, with even more flexible internet browsing (and kid-safe), this is a sure-hit learning tablet for little ones up to age 9.

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Evecase LeapFrog Epic/ LeapPad Platinum/ LeapPad Ultra XDI 7'' Kids Tablet Sleev

$11.26
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LeapFrog Epic 7" Android-based Kids Tablet 16GB Pink Pink

$180.35
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LeapFrog Epic 7" Android-based Kids Tablet 16GB Touchscreen Play Learn Speaker

$165.00
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Price: $43.80
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2. Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move Beatbo

Ages: 9 months to 3 years

Coming off the shelves faster than it can be stocked — Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move Beatbo makes it to #2 of the best toys for kids for 2015-2016.

BeatBo is the best ever. He is a dancing little machine with a knack for introducing kiddos to the basics of letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. His movements are engaging, encouraging little ones to shake their hips, bob their heads, and dance around like no one is watching. Too cute.

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Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance and Move BeatBo

$59.99
End Date: Tuesday Feb-9-2016 17:46:15 PST
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Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo

$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Fisher-Price Bright Beats Dance & Move BEATBO Kids Learning Game NIB IN STOCK

$59.99
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Price: $41.36
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3. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX

Ages: 4 to 9

I love this one – VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX comes in at #3 on the list.

You might remember the Kidizoom Smartwatch from the 2014 rundown of popular gadgets for kids. For 2015, VTech upped their game, releasing the new and upgraded DX—the 2nd Generation Smartwatch. Includes enhanced graphics, a better touch screen, voice-changing effects, video recorder, and 11 interactive games with challenging learning elements.

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VTech Kidizoom SmartWatch DX - Violet/Purple - New! - Sealed! - Smart Watch

$65.00
End Date: Tuesday Feb-9-2016 17:44:03 PST
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VTech Electronics Features 80 171650 Kidizoom Smartwatch DX Vivid Violet 2nd

$60.64
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VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX - Camouflage - Online Exclusive

$64.38
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Price: $179.99
You save: $20.00 (10 %)
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4. Nintendo 3DS XL

Ages: 7 and up

The Nintendo 3DS XL gaming system hits 4th place among the best kids’ toys this year.

Nintendo has been a lifelong friend to me. Wink! Seriously—I remember gaming on the original version in 1985. Oh, how I love Duck Hunt and Mario! The 3DS XL is a bigger, better, brighter version of the Nintendo classic. The touch screen has a clear picture with enhanced controls.

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New Nintendo 3DS XL Black as is

$30.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Tuesday Feb-9-2016 17:59:54 PST
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Nintendo 3DS XL Black great condition. Console only.

$98.00 (43 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Feb-9-2016 18:13:58 PST
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Nintendo 3ds XL Super Smash Bros Edition GREAT CONDITION

$130.00 (0 Bids)
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Price: $63.42
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5. WowWee MiP Robot Rev

Ages: 8 to 15

This “toy” blew me away — WowWee MiP Robot Rev comes in at #5 of the top toys for kids this Christmas and into next year.

Robotic Enhanced Vehicles—abbreviated to REV—comes with two cars, one blue and one red, and a customizable tech-savvy track. The downloadable app is hosted on an IPad or smartphone, giving racers a chance to customize their virtual vehicles with weapons and armor. In-game racing translates to real-time RC racing.

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Wowwee Mip Robot Rev (2 Cars Included) - Rev (2 Cars Included)-Robortic Enhanced

$78.39
End Date: Thursday Feb-11-2016 6:09:21 PST
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WowWee MiP Robot REV (2 Cars Included) 0420

$101.92
End Date: Friday Feb-19-2016 8:16:30 PST
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WowWee MiP Robot Rev Remote Control Toy (2 Cars Included) {45739}

$85.00
End Date: Sunday Feb-21-2016 1:50:43 PST
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6. Star Wars A New Hope Darth Vader Electronic Lightsaber

Ages: 4 and up

Next up on the list is the Star Wars A New Hope Darth Vader Electronic Lightsaber.

Star Wars is gearing up for the release of A New Hope—a 2016 movie that is gaining steam and anticipation. This lightsaber is decked out in bright red that lights up and simulates movie-inspired sounds. Star Wars fans can recreate epic battle scenes between Vader and his undaunted rivals.

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Star Wars A New Hope Darth Vader Electronic Lightsaber

$32.99
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Star Wars A New Hope Darth Vader Electronic Lightsaber

$38.99
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STAR WARS EP4 A New Hope Darth Vader Electronic Lightsaber NEW

$53.95
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7. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75097)

Ages: 6 to 14

Here is 2015’s version of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar — at #7 of the best-selling and top-rated toys for kids.

Christmas (at this writing) is right around the corner, which means Advent Calendars are here. Score!

This one is Star Wars themed from LEGO, featuring over 292 buildable components—including 24 presents that kids reveal for each morning that leads to Christmas morning.

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Lego 75097 New Star Wars 2015 Advent Calendar 292 Pieces Sold Out Free Shipping

$35.00 (5 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Feb-9-2016 18:31:11 PST
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2015 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 75097

$95.45
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LEGO Star Wars 75097 Advent Calendar Building Kit

$62.94
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Price: $79.99
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8. Amazon Fire 7″ Kids Edition Tablet

Ages: 3 and up

A huge seller last year as well – the Amazon Fire 7″ Kids Edition Tablet also makes its way to the best toys for kids 2015-2016.

I have a Kindle Fire and absolutely love it, but mine is the original—whereas, this one has been programmed for kiddos.

The 7-inch screen is shatter-proof with a rubber bumper around the perimeter to prevent accidents.

There are also parental controls and kid-safe Internet access, plus heaps of space.

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Price: $12.45
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9. Crayola Color Wonder Light Up Stamper

Ages: 3 to 6

And — at #9 on the list — Crayola Color Wonder Light Up Stamper (one of my personal favorites this year).

Truth be told—the magic of this Stamper has me snowed and in awe. There is a single stamper, sea-themed stamper plates, and three colors included in the box. To switch stamp colors, kids mash the color buttons with the stamper, turning the stamper into that color immediately without ink.

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New Crayola Color Wonder Light Up Stamper Model:21417057

$25.99
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Crayola Color Wonder Light Up Stamper Standard Packaging

$15.71
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Crayola Color Wonder Light Up Stamper Toddler Kids Arts Crafts Printing Stamping

$17.12
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Price: $145.96
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10. Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit

Ages: 8 to 15

For 2015-2016’s final pick on the list of the top ten kids’ toys – Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit.

OVERDRIVE is a customizable racing game that comes with a pint-sized race car, customizable track, and downloadable app. Kids can game all alone, with others from around the world, or with friends in the same room. When the cars are raced in virtual reality, they are track-raced in real-time, too.

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New Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit XmasGift

$180.28
End Date: Tuesday Feb-9-2016 22:44:02 PST
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Anki Overdrive Racing Super-Car Future Slot Robotic Cars Race Track Starter Kit

$199.90
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Anki OVERDRIVE Starter KIT, Kids Toy RC VEHICLES RACING SET

$155.00
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/21/15.

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