Have you heard the news?
ToysRUs may be out of business, but Walmart is upping their toys game with big Black Friday changes throughout their store for 2018.
In a recent press release, Walmart announced they’re expanding their “America’s Best Toy Shop” aisles in select stores to offer new and exclusive items from top brands and the broadest assortment of toys ever to ensure they have all of the toys that kids want!
In fact, they’ll be adding 30% more new toys in Walmart stores and 40% more toys online, with online exclusives like the DC Comics 6-Volt Justice League Batmobile and KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen.
Plus, they’ll be hosting in-store events & demos!
Walmart will host more than 2,000 toy play dates over the next two months at Supercenters across the country so that kids can play with top toys as they start to build their holiday wish lists. Here’s a look at the events happening in America’s Best Toy Shop, now through November 1st:
- America’s Best Toy Shop will host its first National Play Day on September 8th in more than 1,500 stores. Kids will enjoy the opportunity to play with top toys, pose for pictures, and take home toy booklets and other giveaways.
- In-store toy demos, including events highlighting toys from Ryan’s World, Barbie and Transformers, will take place from August 30th to November 1st.
- Toy roadshows for Nerf and Hot Wheels will give kids the chance to play with the newest toys from these two classic brands with interactive activities at Supercenters from August 31st to November 1st.
AND, the kids have spoken!
Walmart asked hundreds of kids to test and play with dozens of toys. Their favorites resulted in Walmart’s Top Rated by Kids list, up from 25 toys in previous years.
Here’s a look at the top 40 rated toys:
- Barbie Dreamhouse
- Fisher-Price Little People Take Turns Skyway
- Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage (Walmart exclusive)
- LEGO Creator Pirate Roller Coaster
- Nerf Laser Ops 2 Pack
- Playmobil Hidden Temple with T-Rex
- Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper (Walmart exclusive)
- Razor Ultra Spark Scooter
- Sing & Spin Scooter Minnie
- Disney Princess Rapunzel Tower Vanity (Walmart exclusive)
- Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands
- Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic Rex
- Incredibles 2 Jack Jack Doll
- Paw Patrol Fire Truck Ride-On (Walmart exclusive)
- Paw Patrol Fire Truck
- Peppa Pig Fun Fair Playset (Walmart exclusive)
- PJ Masks Romeo’s Lab Playset
- New product from Hatchimal, hatching Oct. 5th
- Little Live Pets Wrapples
- LOL Surprise House
- Lost Kitties
- Moj Moj Claw Machine
- Fingerlings Hugs
- Num Nom Silly Shakers Maker
- PikMi Pops Super Flip
- Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg
- Treasure X Single Pack
- Air Hogs Supernova
- All Star Hover Board (Walmart exclusive)
- Fisher Price Laugh & Learn 3-in-1 Smart Car
- Kumi Kreator
- Little Live Pets Rollie My Kissing Puppy
- Polaris 1.5 RC (Walmart exclusive)
- Really Rad Robots Mi-Bro
- Rideamals Scout Interactive Pony (Walmart exclusive)
- STEM Jr. Wonder Lab
- Terra Sect RC
- Trail Buster RC (Walmart exclusive)
- VTech Explore & Write Activity Desk (Walmart exclusive)
- Zoom Tubes Car Trax