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Walmart Reveals 2018 Top-Rated Kids Toys List

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walmart black friday 2018 store changes include an expanded assortment of toys like this Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage

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.


walmart black friday 2018 store changes include an expanded assortment of toys like this Ryan's World patrol car

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.

walmart black friday 2018 store changes include an expanded assortment of toys like this Barbie Dreamhouse

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:

  1. Barbie Dreamhouse
  2. Fisher-Price Little People Take Turns Skyway
  3. Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage (Walmart exclusive)
  4. LEGO Creator Pirate Roller Coaster
  5. Nerf Laser Ops 2 Pack
  6. Playmobil Hidden Temple with T-Rex
  7. Power Wheels Barbie Dream Camper (Walmart exclusive)
  8. Razor Ultra Spark Scooter
  9. Sing & Spin Scooter Minnie
  10. Disney Princess Rapunzel Tower Vanity (Walmart exclusive)
  11. Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands
  12. Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic Rex
  13. Incredibles 2 Jack Jack Doll
  14. Paw Patrol Fire Truck Ride-On (Walmart exclusive)
  15. Paw Patrol Fire Truck
  16. Peppa Pig Fun Fair Playset (Walmart exclusive)
  17. PJ Masks Romeo’s Lab Playset
  18. New product from Hatchimal, hatching Oct. 5th
  19. Little Live Pets Wrapples
  20. LOL Surprise House
  21. Lost Kitties
  22. Moj Moj Claw Machine
  23. Fingerlings Hugs
  24. Num Nom Silly Shakers Maker
  25. PikMi Pops Super Flip
  26. Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg
  27. Treasure X Single Pack
  28. Air Hogs Supernova
  29. All Star Hover Board (Walmart exclusive)
  30. Fisher Price Laugh & Learn 3-in-1 Smart Car
  31. Kumi Kreator
  32. Little Live Pets Rollie My Kissing Puppy
  33. Polaris 1.5 RC (Walmart exclusive)
  34. Really Rad Robots Mi-Bro
  35. Rideamals Scout Interactive Pony (Walmart exclusive)
  36. STEM Jr. Wonder Lab
  37. Terra Sect RC
  38. Trail Buster RC (Walmart exclusive)
  39. VTech Explore & Write Activity Desk (Walmart exclusive)
  40. Zoom Tubes Car Trax

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Comments 6

  1. JesFas1@Yahoo.com

    Thank you for ALL the grate deals!

    • Holly (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  2. celticmommie

    Is it me or do toys get more expensive every year? ONE: Hot Wheels toy – $94; Paw Patrol truck – $60; Imaginext – $99; Ryan’s World Mystery Egg – $80, etc. That is insane. I don’t know how parents of multiple children (I have 2) or single parents or low-income parents do it. And if you can afford it, or you save throughout the year, or you find incredible deals – that’s amazing and I applaud you. But prices shouldn’t be this high to begin with. There’s no reason why a Claw Machine Playset made of super cheap China plastic that will most likely break by New Year’s should cost $50!!!

    • Krystal Davey

      Totally agree, I cant believe when even the average toy price is $50! We have 3 kids and even with deal hunting and limiting to minimal number of gifts we still have to budget around $100/kid. And that’s just for our 3 kids!!

  3. DianeNC

    I realize this isn’t Walmart-related, but if you have an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet store by where you live, their recent sales circular states that they’ve bought almost $200 million dollars of toys from Toys ‘R Us and are selling them for up to 75% off their normal retail price. Example: Barbie 17″ Princess Doll $15.99, Barbie Princess Castle $7.99, T-Rex Battle Zord $19.99, etc.

    (Ollie’s is a retailer that buys and then resells closeout merchandise & excess inventory. If you want to see if there’s one by where you live, you can check at: http://www.ollies.us/locations/)

    • Liza (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up on the toy liquidation DianeNC!

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