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Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, but retailers are hoping the upcoming holiday season will put them back in the black, so they’ve already released the hot-toys toy list for 2022.

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Shoppers may not want to wait to get the must-haves from this year’s list. CBS News reported that many of the hottest toys last year were sold out before Christmas.

Here are the hottest toys for 2022 broken down, by retailer.


Walmart released its list of top toys in August “to help families plan ahead and save on their wish lists this holiday season.” The company said that the list of 55 toys has a wide range of prices, with as half $50 and several under $25.

The list includes (from lowest cost to highest):

  • Hot Wheels Skate Fingerboard & Skate Shoes, $2.97
  • L.O.L. Surprise! Loves Mini Sweets, $9.94
  • Mini Brands Gold Rush 24 count, $9.97
  • Pokemon Mew & Mewtwo figure pack, $15.97
  • Minn ARK Foam Axe Toss Set, $14.97
  • 12″ Squishmallows Fuzzmallows, $16.94
  • Imaginex Jurassic World Dominion Deluxe Growlin Giga XL Dinosaur, $16.88
  • Pop It! Pro Game, $19.82
  • Connect 4 Spin Game, $21.92
  • Pop! Comic Cover: Star Wars, $19.88
  • Purse Pets, Glami-cone with lights and sounds, $19.97
  • Disney “Encanto” We Don’t Talk About Bruno set, $24.97
  • LeapFrog My Pal Scout Smarty Paws Puppy, $24.97
  • Kinetic Sand, Swirl N’ Surprise play set with 2 pounds of sand, $24.97
  • Marvel Studios’ Black Panther Legacy Collection Warrior Pack, $28.97
  • Hot Wheels Skate Amusement Park Skate Set, $29.97
  • Spark, Create, Imagine, Cocomelon School bus ride-on, $34.98
  • Cocomelon Boo Boo JJ Doll, $34.97
  • Rainbow High costume dolls, $37.44
  • Star Wars Galactic Action Darth Vader interactive electronic action figure, $37.97
  • Bakugan Genesis Collection pack, $39.97
  • Nerf Elite 2.0 Motoblitz motorized Nerf blaster, $41.88
  • LEGO pyroraptor and Dilophosaurus transport, $44.97
  • POP Marvel: Holiday Gingerbread four pack, $47.88
  • Hot Wheels Monster Trucks RC Unstoppable Tiger Shark, $49.97
  • Barbie Little DreamHouse by Little People, $49.97
  • LEGO Disney “Encanto” The Madrigal House building kit, $50.00
  • Jurassic World 6V T-Rex Quad, $59.00
  • Play Day 3-in-1 sports set, $59.00
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga PlayStation, $59.88
  • Nintendo Switch Pokemon Scarlet, $59.88
  • Nintendo Switch Pokemon Violet, $59.88
  • XBX Sonic Frontiers, $59.88
  • Little Live Pets Mama Surprise, $64.00
  • Xbox Daystrike camo wireless controller, $64.00
  • Gabby’s dollhouse, Purrfect Dollhouse, $68.00
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, $69.00
  • Jurassic Park RealFX Baby Blue, $69.00
  • Sony PlayStation DuelSense wireless controller, white, $69.00
  • Nerf Blaster Scooter 2.0, $69.00
  • Magic Mixies Rainbow Crystal Ball, $76.00
  • furReal Cinnamon My Stylin’ pony, $84.00
  • Barbie DreamCamper vehicle play set, $89.00
  • Bluey Ultimate Lights & Sounds play house, $89.00
  • Frozen 2 bike, 12″ and 16″, $94.00 – $98.00
  • Spiderman EZ red bike, 12″ and 16″, $94.00 – $98.00
  • Paw Patrol Big Truck Pups play set, $99.00
  • L.O.L. Surprise! Extreme Surprise, $129.00
  • 6V Bumper Cars, $129.99
  • Segway C9 folding electric scooter, $198.00
  • Razor Pocket Mod Petite 12V miniature Euro-style electric scooter, $249.00
  • Razor MX350 Motorcross Electric Dirt Rocket, $298.00
  • Nintendo Switch with neon blue and red Joy-Con controllers, $299.00
  • Xbox Series S 512GB console, $299.00
  • Jetson Bolt folding electric ride-on, $398.00


Target also recently announced its “Bullseye’s Top Toys of 2022″ along with an exclusive partnership with FAO Schwarz, where Target will sell exclusive FAO Schwarz-branded toys at brick-and-mortar locations, on and at FAO store locations.

Similar to Walmart, Target is touting affordable toys this holiday season with items starting at $14.99.

The list includes:

  • HarperIman Ashton doll
  • Rainbow High Shadow High 4 pack
  • Baby Alive Princess Ellie Grows Up! Doll
  • Cry Babies First Emotions Dreamy / Cry Babies First Emotions Jassy
  • Gabby’s Purrfect Dollhouse
  • Mermaze Mermaidz Winter Waves Color Change Mermaid Fashion Dolls
  • What the Fluff
  • Bluey Ultimate Lights & Sounds Playhouse with Lucky
  • Barbie Vacation House
  • LEGO Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Cocomelon transforming fire truck
  • Melissa & Doug Fun at the Fair! Game Center play tent
  • LEGO Harry Potter The Shrieking Shack & Whomping Willow
  • LOL Surprise Sunshine Gurl & Moonlight B.B Mega Family pack
  • Magic Mixies Magical Crystal Ball
  • Tonies Peppa Pig Toniebox starter set
  • Animal Planet Deep Sea Shark Adventure play set
  • Imaginext Jurassic World: Dominion Mega Stomp & Rumble Giga Dinosaur
  • MEGA Pokémon Motion Pikachu Mechanized building set – 1092 pieces
  • LOL Surprise O.M.G. Fashion Show Mega Runway Extreme Surprise play set
  • World of EPI Black Panther: Wakanda Forever dolls
  • Got2Glow Baby Fairy Finder
  • Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Ice Cream Truck play set
  • Pixobitz Studio
  • Spidey and his Amazing Friends Spider Crawl-R 2-in-1 Deluxe Headquarters play set
  • Star Wars L0-LA59 (Lola) Animatronic Edition
  • LEGO Friends Olivia Space Academy
  • OSMO Creative starter kit
  • FAO Schwarz makeup vanity mirror set
  • FAO Schwarz Style Runway 4-sided fashion show play set
  • Our Generation Hair Salon play set
  • PAW Patrol Cat Pack play set
  • Fisher-Price DJ Bouncin’ Beats interactive musical learning toy
  • Kinetic Sand Swirl N’ Surprise
  • 5 Surprise Disney Store Mini Brands toy store play set
  • PAW Patrol Big Truck Pups Truck Stop Headquarters transforming play set
  • Cool Maker Stitch ‘N Style Fashion Studio sewing machine
  • LEGO Succulents
  • FAO Schwarz ride-on train
  • Hot Wheels Mario Kart Rainbow Road Raceway track set
  • Target toy shopping cart
  • Monster Jam Monster Garage play set
  • NERF Elite 2.0 Motoblitz CS 10 Blaster
  • Pop It Pro
  • Chuckle and Roar Mini Golf play set
  • Yahtzee Frenzy
  • Hand-to-Hand Wombat
  • Jurassic World: Dominion Epic Battle Pack figure set
  • Beyblade Burst QuadDrive Collision Nebula battle set
  • Bakugan Genesis Collection pack
  • Legends of Akedo Powerstorm Triple Strike Tag Team Arena