As a regular listener, you KNOW that, for me, the "holiday season" begins on the day after Labor Day. And I hear people complain about that AND the fact that retailers put holiday stuff out on the shelf SO EARLY. But my philosophy is this: stores wouldn't put the stuff out if people weren't buying it.
You may think putting a list of the hottest holiday toys out this early is a bad idea. But think of all the times your kid wanted one of the hottest toys but you didn't ask until you were near the holidays. And you couldn't find it. You're welcome.
Wal-Mart has just come out with their list of the 48 hottest toys for the holiday season. How do they know they’ll be in demand this year? Well, all the toys were picked by kids, so that’s a good indicator.
Items on the list, some of which are Walmart exclusives, range from scooters to laptops, and include movie-inspired toys, with some items, like two “Frozen 2” toys, not even out yet.:
Some of this year’s hot items include (click here for the complete list):
6V Plus Simba (Walmart exclusive) - $149
Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak (Wallmart exclusive) - $59.99
Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Super Paws Lookout Tower - $99.97
How to Train Your Hatching Dragon - $59.68
Marvel Spiderman Web Shooter - $18.84
Sesame Street Love to Hug Elmo - $29.97
LOL Surprise 2-N-1 Glamper - $99.88
What’s In My Purse Doll - $19.98
Poopsie Rainbow Surprise Dolls - $49.94
Build A Bear Workshop Stuffing Station Value Box (Walmart exclusive) - $25
Hover -1 Transport Scooter - $149
Source: Business Insider