Walmart’s Hottest Toys List for Christmas 2020

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These toys are going to be totally HOT this holiday season!

Walmart has already released what they’re anticipating to be the hottest toys of the 2020 Christmas season… and it’s only September!!! They’re expecting this Christmas to be heavy on toys to keep kids busy since we’re all spending significantly more time at home.

With 36 toys total on this year’s list, we picked 13 of our faves (the ones that stood out to us most), but to see the complete list or to purchase any of these items, head on over to!

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Here are 13 of the hottest Walmart toy picks…

kids toy on floor in middle of store aisle

1. Beyblade Burst Rise Hypersphere Vortex Climb Battle Set (ages 8+)

First up on the Walmart Christmas toy list is the Hypersphere Vortex Climb Battle set! If you have more than one kid, they’ll love to battle it out with their sibling. They can let it rip and race each other with the two included launchers and as a bonus, reviewers also stated it’s easy to put together and really well made! Win, win!

blue and pink blues clues dogs in packaging on store shelf

2. Blue’s Clues & You! Peek-A-Blue (ages 3+)

Bring back a classic cartoon with Blue’s Clues! Not only will this plush cutie be your little one’s new favorite toy, but it even plays peek-a-boo too! As a bonus, it only requires two AAA batteries, but are sold separately, so just make sure to grab a pack before Christmas morning!

jetson mars light up scooter in box on store shelf from walmart christmas toy list

3. Jetson Mars 2-Wheel Scooter with LED Lights (ages 5+) 

This affordable LED light-up scooter is going to be a total show stopper in your neighborhood and at the top of each kid’s Walmart Christmas toy list this year. Complete with a light-up deck, wheels, and stem… it’ll be sure to light up any kid’s Christmas morning! Bonus that it’ll be easier to see in the dark, too.

box of kinetic sand in store cart

4. Kinetic Sand Sandwhirlz Playset (ages 3+) 

You might want to buy two of these Kinetic Sand playsets because even parents are going to love digging into this soft and squishy sand! This set comes with 10 tools, including 2 extruder shapes and 6 shapeshifters to create fun sand effects. It’ll keep the whole family busy for hours!

lol surprise doll clubhouse on store aisle floor from walmart christmas toy list

5. L.O.L. Surprise! Clubhouse Playset (ages 5+) 

If you’ve got a kiddo who’s obsessed with L.O.L. Dolls, they’re in for a total treat when they score this entire clubhouse and it even comes with 2 exclusive dolls and 40 surprises!

Not convinced it’s enough bang for your buck? It also features a bedroom, kitchen, and unique fully furnished bonus rooms such as a game room, skateboard zone, hammock patio, stargazing space, and a movie room! It’ll have any kid’s imagination running wild!

blue monster jam truck on store shelf

6. Monster Jam Official Megalodon Storm All-Terrain Remote Control Monster Truck (ages 4+) 

Ever heard the term, “Let’s take this show on the road.”? Yeah, well when shopping your Walmart Christmas toy list, make sure to grab this super cool remote control monster truck! It’s shaped like a shark and can actually take this show onto the water too!

Even better, not only can it drive on water, but it can also handle any terrain with incredible power, race on mud, speed through snow, and truck all over grass and rocks. Sweet!

paw patrol kids toy sitting on store shelf from walmart christmas toy list

7. PAW Patrol Dino Rescue Dino Patroller Motorized Team Vehicle (ages 3+)

Any PAW Patrol obsessed kiddo is going to love jumping into action with this toy! Plus, it’s actually the first-ever motorized team vehicle so they’ll be exploring new territory together! It comes with an exclusive Chase dog and a T-Rex figure, but not to worry, there’s plenty of room in this vehicle for all their other pups.

blue puppy piano sitting on store shelf

8. Spark Create Imagine Animal Keyboard Puppy Piano (ages 1+)

Create masterpieces with your toddler! This super adorable puppy piano is complete with 22 demo songs, 7 well-known kids songs like the ABC’s and Old MacDonald. Plus, it even has 5 different instrument effects such as piano, trumpet, music box, organ, and violin! They’ll be a little Mozart in no time!

star wars lightsaber sitting on floor leaning on store cart from walmart christmas toy list

9. Star Wars Mandalorian Darksaber Lightsaber (ages 5+) 

If you’ve got a Star Wars lover, this gift will be a no-brainer! Pretend to rule over all of Mandalore with this lightsaber featuring electronic light and sound effects, including classic Lightsaber sounds, battle sounds, and crackling lightning sound, and light effects!

Instax Mini 9 camera on display in-store

10. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera (ages 8+)

Parents will appreciate this vintage remake toy! Even though it’s been a few years since Fujifilm first launched these cute mini Instax cameras, they’re still at the top of most kid’s wishlists ages 8 to 18! Plus, they’ll create memories that last a lifetime!

You can pre-order these toys (and they’re sure to sell out if you don’t):

walmart christmas toy list pink flamingo sitting on toilet on glass table

11. Little Live Pets Gotta Go Flamingo (ages 2+)

This silly singing, talking, and pooping flamingo will make your kids laugh and keep them busy! Just feed your pet flamingo the reusable dry food and wait for it to do its thing! Something I’ve learned as a parent, you can never go wrong with bathroom talk when it comes to kids and this toy is sure to sell out fast!

Pre-order for early October delivery here.

boys sitting next to the child star wars toy on walmart christmas toy list

12. Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition “AKA Baby Yoda” (ages 4+)

After the launch of The Mandalorian series on Disney+ late last year, Star Wars fans are highly anticipating this new The Child toy and it’s no wonder because it’s super cute!

It has over 25 sounds and motions including a head that moves up and down, ears that move back and forth, eyes that open and close, and more! It may even end up becoming the next big collector item so make sure to snag this Star Wars special edition toy.

Pre-order for mid-November delivery here

boy behind balloon dog toys

13. Squeakee the Balloon Dog (ages 5+) 

Ever leave the fair only for your kiddo to unintentionally pop their new beloved balloon animal? Now, with this lovable toy, you can pop it and blow it back up as many times as you want and it won’t even lose its shape! You can even teach it tricks, feed it, and tickle it! Plus, when it’s sitting around it’ll even double as some super cute playroom decor.

Pre-order for early October delivery here.

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Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 3 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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Comments 36

  1. Ashley

    Not much inspiring here.

    • ktjo

      Completely agree… not interested in buying a single toy on this list. 🤷‍♀️

      • Sparrowfly

        Completely agree. Not remotely things my kids would be interested in.

    • Ana

      But paw patrol!!!😁😁

  2. Cherryluva

    I, on the other hand, will be getting the scooter for my child. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome, Cherryluva!

  3. CJ

    I find it odd that there isn’t much NEW things there. My teens played with Blue’s Clues, Beyblades, scooters, kinetic sand, LOL, monster jam, lightsabers. The only things that didn’t have were Paw Patrol, a flamingo going to the bathroom (NO THANKYOU!), a balloon dog (though we got real ones at restaurants and parties! Haha), and the Child. Doesn’t seem like the toy manufacturers made good use of their creators being home and designing new things (but then again, maybe it takes too long to get into production, especially during a pandemic)

  4. NOW

    Does anyone know if the little tikes tobi smart watch normally goes on sale around the holidays? Was it on sale last year for black Friday? I want to get it for my daughter, but trying not to pay 55.00 if possible.

  5. frugal-fit-sexy

    I’d add PlayStation 5 and Xbox series s, to the list. These will be next to impossible to get near Xmas season.

    • Heather Simpson

      Ugh my teenage son wants the ps5 digital but I have zero clue how to go ab getting him one. 🙁 Pre-orders sold out in minutes. He is so deserving and never asks for much. He has has a lot of healthcare issues (type 1 diabetic and hoshimotos) that took his chance of joining the military this year (his life long goal).. so it would make my heart burst to get him one! :/

      • frugal-fit-sexy

        Email me for some advice sjmaldonado811 at

  6. Heather

    If you’re considering purchasing LOLs this year, please research this company and the dolls. If you get the dolls wet, lingerie and tattoos appear. These are dolls for KIDS. And this is a “grooming” behavior for our children. I threw away over $200 in LOL items this summer and won’t support this company again.

    • Hihash

      To each their own. This isn’t anything new.

      • huertac1

        I agree. My 7&8 year old don’t get them soaking in ice cubes. They don’t even know about that lol.

        • Sparrowfly

          How do they not dip them in water? That’s the first thing my 6 year old wants to do. The instructions tell them to! No more in my house either.

    • Leavesbegintofall

      So agree! These dolls are full of unnecessary (and verging on disturbing) details for an impressionable innocent little girl. No thanks. Not in my house.

    • Emily

      Sorry – but what’s wrong with underwear and tattoos? Everyone wears undies… and as far as the tattoos go
      To me it would seem like this would be a good conversation to have with your kids about how grown ups get to make choices about how to

      • Emily

        sorry, cut off… how grown ups get to make choices about what to do with their bodies including decorating it with tattoos (or not if they don’t want to).

  7. MarMar

    My 3 year old has the Monster Jam Megalodon RC and is obsessed. Even my 5 and 12 year old love this thing. It is incredibly powerful! We took it to the beach and it ran like a champ on the sand and water. We also took it to the pool, on hills, dirt and mud. It’s extremely durable. He runs it into trees, brick walls and it is still in once piece running like it did on day one. It flips it over when he slams into things but this thing is so powerful that he can jolt it with the remote back on its wheels. We’ve bought plenty RC cars/trucks throughout the years and we are by far impressed with this one.

    • frances

      Thanks for your insight on the truck, that’s the one that caught my eye for my little guy! Definitely putting it on his Christmas list!

    • Jennifer Lisa

      Thank you. It looked like something that would interest my LO and the reviews looked good. You sealed the deal on Santa bringing it this year. 🙂

    • Mrswheels

      Thanks for this! I was eyeing it for my will be 8 year old.

    • Emily

      thanks for the insight! I’m trying to decide if I should order it for my nephew for Christmas!

  8. luckymeyay

    Baby Yoda! That’s definitely on my list. He’s so cute.

  9. kayden

    Why does a flamingo need a toilet? 😂

  10. Eliza

    Remember when buying RC vehicles like this, once they’re broke that’s it. Trash them. If you buy a hobby grade vehicle you can repair it and continue the enjoyment. Traxxas, ECX, Arrma, etc. A good hobby grade starts at $100.

    • Alexis

      Can you recommend a good one under 200 for a 10 year old.

      • Eliza

        Under 200 is easily obtainable. For the biggest size a Traxxas Bandit is 190 and a Traxxas Rustler or Stampede is 200. A Traxxas Teton or PreRunner would be smaller but still tons of fun at 120. Do you have a hobby store near you? If so definitely go there and look. If not, amain or hobbytown DOT com will both give you good pricing. Don’t order direct from Traxxas because it’s a tad bit more expensive and you still get warranty purchasing thru authorized dealers.

  11. Amanda

    It’s already been hard to find in stock Blue’s Clues items. I ended up getting the peek a boo off of Amazon.

    • Txgirl05

      It’s been sold out since it came out months ago. I hope I can find the blue version. Magenta was available on Walmart a few months ago.

  12. tracy

    got the pink peek a boo blues clues, thank you!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome, tracy!

  13. E

    A talking flamingo on a potty?
    I think my kids are getting playmobil, legos, OG doll stuff from target, and probably Woden craft kits. I still have 2 kids birthdays to get through (one in 10 days that I still didn’t get any gifts for, whoops) before Christmas!

  14. cooper929

    That’s it?? That’s their hot Christmas toy list??? I have a feeling no one will be rushing to Walmart for any of these.

  15. Angela ALVARADO

    I bought the Paw Patrol w Dino rescue ! Very nice and big !!! Bought it yesterday for $25 ! I found the squeakee dog ! It was really cute had second thoughts but it’s nice !!! Really worth the money ! One thing they left off that is a must is present pets ! Too adorable !!! It unboxes itself !

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      What a great score! Where did you purchase that deal from?

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