Toy trends for the holidays

Ethan Struble, Matthew Zandi, Reporter

The holiday season is upon us and with that comes the task of gift giving. With the pandemic shaking up shopping and product availability, it is getting harder and harder to find the things you need, and the sooner you can look for it the better. Here are some trending toys that parents are buying for the holidays. 

One of the first toys on our list is a magic themed one, Magic Mixies Magic Cauldron are big right now. On Amazon it is the #1 best seller in Plush Interactive Toy Figures. It comes with an interactive 8-inch blue or pink plush toy with 50+ sounds and reactions, with prices starting at $69. 

Over the years Harry Potter was very popular and still is to this day. Another popular toy for this season is the Magical Minis Hogwarts Castle. This adventure finding toy comes with a Hogwarts castle that 2-feet tall. It comes with three figurines and 22 accessories, starting at $100 on Amazon. 

The year’s trendy toy goes to the Pop Its. The XL-sized popping toy from Buffalo games is a great fidget toy for the kids. With 93 bubbles that constantly pop, will keep the kids occupied for hours. A great plus to the toy is that it helps with developing fine motor skills. At Target, it’s only $20. 

With the popularity of Disney’s The Mandalorian, character Baby Yoda has exploded in popularity. Taking advantage of the popularity, Star Wars has made the Galactic Snackin Grogu. This toy is an animatronic version of Baby Yoda. It stands about nine inches tall, with four interactive accessories. If the top of the toy’s head is tapped, then the toy will activate 40 different sound and motion combinations. Sound effects range from eating and laughing. 

The toy can be found for the cheapest price at Best Buy for $49.99. The toy can be found at almost every store you walk into. It can also be found online at Amazon. It is one of the hottest toys out right now. It is in the top 10 for the most asked for toys among kids, according to Target. You can never go wrong when buying the classics, but the youth want new, up-to-date toys to play with this Christmas.