2020 Holiday Toys

An Honest Review of The toys on This Years Christmas Gift Lists


This is an a review and list of recommendations of our favorite toys, from the three big store’s Holiday Catalogs and Wishbook. Our family loves toys and we are grateful for everyone of them. As we know some toys are more entertaining than others. After working so hard all year you want to make sure the toys you choose to spend your Holiday money on, are well worth every penny. That is why CandyToyBox had made this review and list of recommendations.

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“Paw Patrol is on a Roll” this Season

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Paw Patrol, Chase’s 5-in-1 Ultimate Cruiser Amazon.com $68

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PAW Patrol, True Metal Classic Gift Pack of 6 Collectible Die-Cast Vehicles, 1:55 Scale on Amazon.com $25

There are diecast Paw Patrol cars. I love them them because at the end of the day when our kids are grown up the girls will probably keep their barbies and the boys will probably keep their Hot Wheels. Having the diecast paw patrol cars means you can keep them too, right along with your hot wheels!



Blippi

The little ones love Blippi on Youtube Kids and now they get to love his toys! These are new! Walmart has Blippi too!

BLUE’S CLUES

Blue’s Clues has been around a long time, but they have never had so many toys! We love the Foldable House and The Small Friends! Walmart has Blue’s Chair.

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Minnie Mouse Bow-Tel Hotel

This is a must if you little princess love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Minnie has cute and the small friends that go with this hotel are great too, You will definitely get your money’s worth out of it, for a couple years. (assuming they are not too old now)

Marvel SuperHero Multi Pack

An Amazon Exclusive that will be gone soon! This is a great set for the kids just getting into superheros.



Batman

You’ve got to love Batman! This year he has a Remote Control Batmobile that launches him as well. Our Favorite is Batman’s Lair. He has been need of a new Batcave and this year there are a few to choose from.




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Ryan’s World

We Love Ryan’s World! We have a lot of his toys!! Our son takes special care of them, In all the awesome containers Ryan’s world Toys come in. They treasure Chest would look awesome under the tree!

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Jurassic World Legos

Great Sets! They are Fun to build and to play with! Very Detail characters and accessories. If You Love The Lego Dinosaurs as much as my son then you will want to check out lego dinosaurs on amazon. you can buy just the dinos in all different types. They are not Lego brand, but they are great for building dinos.

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Jurassic World Lego World Indominus rex vs. Ankylosaurus at Target $100
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LEGO Jurassic World T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle at Target $90

This LEGO 3 in 1 Dinosaur is pretty cool. All three dinosaurs can be made from the same parts. I’ve taken apart and built all three dinosaurs many times. They are fun to build and fun to play with after. We like to search for the same pieces and change them out with different color. Just keep the pieces together and you will have no problem building them into another dinosaur.

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Playmobil

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Playmobil Hidden Temple with T-Rex Building Set. $120 on Amazon

Playmobil has some really good play sets! All of their playsets and figurines are well made. Strong, sturdy pieces that snap together well and keep their place.

Some sets can be expensive, especially when they are large or new, but the quality of the toys make up for it. You can sometimes find the Playmobil blind bags on sale for as little as a dollar. Places like Marshalls, Home Goods, and Big Lots will have them.

Sometimes the figures are a little tricky to put together. Younger kids will need assistance putting the blind bag figures together until they learn to line up the notches. Parents will appreciate the quality of Playmobil.


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Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels, they are Timeless! One thing about Hot Wheels, they are a toy that everyone can relate to and can be played at any age. It’s one toy kids will play with until they have a car of their own! Even Play, Race, and Build HOT WHEELS Tracks as a family! HOT WHEELS are always a great idea!

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Hot Wheels Mystery Models at Walmart $1

The Mystery Models are HOT WHEELS Blind Bags, you get a random body style of car in a random color and stickers they can place on the car if they want.

Hot Wheels Basic at Walmart $1

Basic HOT WHEELS Cars You can find basic hot wheels everywhere, from Walmart to the Grocery Store, Gas Station, and Tractor Supply. They are always a good stocking stuffer for boys. My daughter loves when we find a pink HOT WHEELS car for her. I always looked for my dream car as a teenager! lol. they are good for all ages.

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Hot Wheels Five Pack Collector Gift Set at Walmart $5

Great stocking stuffer! This box is the perfect size for the stocking with 5 Hot Wheels cars.

Hot Wheels Straight Track Pack at Walmart $2

Straight HOT WHEEL track pieces with a connector, so they never run out out of track. Perfect stocking stuffer! Being long and thin, it fits easily in the stocking, and adds great presentation in a HOT WHEELS gift basket.

I know from experience they sell out quickly. At Walmart they are only sold in stores, at Target you can order them online.

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Babies and Toddlers


Fisher Price Little People Launch and Loop Raceway

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! The grandma that buys this toy for their grandbaby wins! Each year Fisher Price has a toy with cars and the Little People, My children both had one and they loved them. Actually, take that back, we still love one of them. My four and a half year old son still plays with it, with his hot wheels and other cars. You will definitely get an adorable reaction and your money’s worth out of this toy!

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Osmo

A very cool, very intelligent interactive learning toy. Great for at home learning, BUT It doesn’t work nor fit with your case on the iPad!! The slim waterproof or silicone cases do not fit.

I recommend if you want your child to actually use the toy/learning tool constantly , I recommend downloading the apps and setting it up to use on a different ipad. Not on your child’s ipad to where you would have to take the case on and off multiple times. You have to download an app for each different Osmo activity bundle.

The Starter Kits range from $70 to $100 There are four to choose from

  • Creative
  • Genius
  • Little Genius
  • Coding

Each starter kit has its own interactive accessories with that app and the white Osmo Pad.

The add on kits range from $20-$60+


Peppa Pig

The kids always play with the peppa Pig toys. They don’t always play with Peppa and the other characters., now that they’re getting older. They do however play with the house and all the furniture with just about everything that fits. We even have the smaller house too, the one that folds. So I know they will love this one!

Peppa’s Fancy House will give that WOW! factor when they open it. You will definitely get your money’s worth out of it.

The furniture is well made and fits in each room of the house. My kids actually use they furniture for all kinds of small friends, even barbies and L.O.L’s.

All Peppa Pig playsets and houses are great something about the simplicity of the show keeps the kids entertained. From 6 months to around 6 years old, you will definitely catch their attention.

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Barbie

Barbie Dreamhouse Dollhouse on Amazon $217

This house is great. The Modern design is nicely done. My daughters favorite part is the convertible bunk bed/ couch

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Barbie Pop-Up Camper on Amazon $100

The Barbie Camper is great. Your can play on both side of it and everything is multi-purpose like in a real camper.

Barbie Dreamhouse Amazon Exclusive $199

Between the two Barbie Houses, in my opinion, the Barbie Dreamhouse (above) is my favorite. For one there is more space in side each room to set stuff up.

Barbie Glam Getaway Portable Dollhouse on Amazon $40

My Daughter absolutely loves this house. It is always the go to Barbie item when playing. It’s also small enough to bring anywhere, but still big enough for Barbie’s room.

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Barbie Mobile Clinic $50 at Target

This Mobile Clinic is Awesome. At first I thought it was going to be like a regular ambulance ,but I was impressed it opens up into a clinic complete with a waiting room and everything!

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Slime, Play-Doh, and Sand

Nickelodeon slime kit

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Nickelodeon Slime $25 on Amazon

A great way to satisfy your kids’ need for slime making without the risky recipe! Just Mix in fun items! The slime is already made your kiddos can just use the decorative add-ins to make it their own. Great for Party favors and group activities too! on Amazon this set is $25

Play-Doh

Play-Doh Play n’ Store Table

If Play-doh being messy is a problem for you, then this Play-doh Play n’ Store table may help out. With built in molds on the lids, there are two storage compartments for kids to store their play-doh and tools. This is also a great toy for grandma’s house with its self contained storage. It is also a good set for kids just starting out with play-doh. The cookie cutters are easy for the little ones and you can even review some shapes and animals while you play! This set on amazon is $38

Play-Doh Dentist Drill N’ Fill Set

Honestly all Play-doh sets are great, but this on particularly gets the most use. My kids lode making the little teeth molds and rolling our colorful brackets to put on like braces. The little drill requires two AA batteries. Then your little dentist can fix his teeth right up! Your kids will enjoy this set and if they siblings you might even find them working together with this one!


Curious-What do They do?

Super mario LEGO Interactive Sets (Video Below)

This is an interactive set with lights and sound. I would categorize this as a STEM toy. The interactive play involves figuring out how to make the connections. A great Learning toy, though pricey if they don’t want to commit to an ongoing collection of expansion packs. You must have the starter pack which runs about $60. Then each expansion packs are $30 to $100 each. The Interactive Super Mario Collection is almost a game console on its own.

Mario Starter set

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Super Mario Character Packs


Squeakee The Balloon Dog – Robot



Happy Holidays

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