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Amazon’s Top 100 Toys For 2017

Amazon’s Top 100 Toys for 2017

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I can hardly believe it but we are quickly heading into the holiday shopping season, which means the highly anticipated list of Amazon’s Top 100 Toys for 2017 has been released.

Amazon's top 100 toys for 2017 |

In many ways it feels like the year has just started, and yet here we are heading toward the end of 2017 and right into the craziest and most exciting time of the year. I love the holiday shopping season and not just because I’m a shopping blogger. I love seeing holiday decorations pop up in the stores and thinking about the perfect gift for my friends and family. This year is going to be especially fun at my house because my son will finally be old enough to enjoy Christmas. As such, this was the first year I really enjoyed looking through Amazon’s Top 100 Toys for 2017.

Whether you’re shopping for babies or older kids, Amazon’s toy list has items for everyone. While more traditional toys, like Barbie and LEGO, make many appearances on the list, I was pleasantly surprised to see a few different coding toys. (Yeah, STEM!) Robots for all ages are also popular, as are more traditional board games.

Want a rundown of everything the kids in your life are going to ask for this holiday season? Keep reading!

Amazon’s Top Toys for 2017

Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Toy

This toy is my daughter’s absolute favorite! It’s great for little ones practicing hand-eye coordination, grasping, and it’s an amazing teether.


Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone

Hape’s wooden toys are a must in our house. The quality is great, and they’re an antidote to the large number of electronic toys on the market these days.


LeapFrog Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket

The basket plays music and the food items will help teach kids motor skills as they sort, stack, and more. Plus, what’s better than a play picnic?!


Play Doh 36-Can Mega Pack

We are just getting into Play Doh at our house, and I couldn’t be happier. it’s one of my favorite things from childhood. Something tells me I will eventually be purchasing this mega pack for myself my son.

Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio

This gift will bring Play Doh creations to life virtually via a special app.


LeapFrog Scribble and Write

Kids who are interested in learning to write will love this electronic toy which will teach them how to write letters and numbers in a fun and engaging way.


FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger

Roar at this tiger and he’ll roar right back! The tiger has 100+ sound and motion combinations.


Melissa & Doug Giant Unicorn Stuffed Animal

Considering I’ve already written about unicorn gift ideas, I loved seeing this giant stuffed unicorn on the list! I bought this for my daughter already, though it’ll be awhile before she’s anywhere near as tall as it is!


Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen Vehicle

Prepare Lightning McQueen for the big race via an app that controls its movements.


Disney/Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway Track Set

This motorized track keeps cars moving along! It comes with one Lightning McQueen vehicle.


Lionel Mega Tracks – Corkscrew Chaos Green Engine

20 feet of track and 55 construction pieces means that kids can build the track of his and her dreams!


Lionel Polar Express Ready to Play Train Set

This magical set includes a Berkshire-style steam locomotive and tender, a passenger coach, an observation car; and 24 curved and eight straight plastic track pieces.



Mega Bloks Elephant Parade Building Kit

This is multiple toys in one! Build four animals and the elephant is a pull toy not only doubles as storage for the blocks but is also a base for building.


Mega Bloks Big Building Bag, Trendy

Mega Bloks are perfect for little hands and will provide little ones with hours of fun! With no little pieces, these blocks are great for one-year-olds.


LEGO Gifts for 2017

There are so many LEGO gift ideas on Amazon’s Top 100 Toys for 2017 that they deserved their own section. Just be warned: These LEGO gift sets are intense!

LEGO Friends Snow Resort Chalet Building Kit (402 Pieces)


LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty (2,295 Pieces)


The LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox (847 Pieces)


Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit


LEGO Star Wars BB-8 75187 Building Kit (1,106 Pieces)


The LEGO Batman Movie The Batwing Costruzioni (1,053 Pieces)


LEGO Star Wars First Order Heavy Assault Walker (1,376 Pieces)


LEGO Ninjago Green Ninja Mech Dragon Building Kit (544 Pieces)


The LEGO Batman Movie The Batmobile Building Kit (581 Pieces)


K’NEX Thrill Rides Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set (439 Pieces)

Using this K’NEX set, engineering little kids will be able to build a rollercoaster that stands more than 2.5 feet tall!


K’NEX Kid K`Nex Budding Builders Tub Building Kit

This is the perfect box to help get little kids interested in building. The budding builders tub is ideal for kids ages 3-5.


Kids First Automobile Engineer Kit

Continuing with the building theme, with this kit kids ages 3+ will be able to put together cool-looking cars that roll!


Tegu Travel Pals Whale- 6-piece MAGNETIC Wooden Building Blocks

Tegu magnets are great for little kids – I keep a set in my purse to keep my son busy at restaurants. This whale set is on his wish list!


Little Tikes Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer

Bounce houses are everywhere and while there’s no doubt kids will love them, I want to know where the adult version is.



VTech Sit, Stand and Ride Baby Walker

Vtech is one of my favorite baby toy brands, and this sit, stand and ride baby walker looks like a great toy that will grow with babies as they acquire new skills.


Step2 Mclaren 570S Push Sports Car Ride-on Toy

How fun is this car for little kids that aren’t yet ready for a bike or push car? They’ll be the most stylish kids on the sidewalk!


Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle

You know the riding games at places like Dave & Busters? This is a version of that for the littlest among us.  There are 3 ways to play: driving, gaming, and racing! The more kids pedal, the more they can learn! Bluetooth technology enables play on a tablet or TV screen for an immersive play experience


Automoblox Mini SC1 Chaos and HR5 Scorch 2-Pack Cars

These cars have mix-and-match components so kids can create their dream (wooden) cars.


Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant

One side of this awesome toy looks like seating at a diner, while the backside is a diner kitchen, featuring stove, oven, fridge, and milkshake maker.


KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen

Kids toys get more and more realistic. My husband and I once looked at an apartment with a kitchen that looked identical to this.


Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter

Now this is what I’m talking about. Faux ice cream. Where was this toy approximately 30 years ago?!


Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby

This interactive doll says 35 phrases in English or Spanish. She shows emotion and interacts with her accessories.


American Girl WellieWishers Emerson Doll

The WellieWishers are a sweet and silly group of girls who each have the same big, bright wish: to be a good friend. Emerson loves the spotlight—and the spotlight loves her right back. She loves to make her friends smile with funny jokes, original dance routines, and show-stopping songs. This 14.5″ (36.8 cm) doll is sized just right for younger girls.


Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower with Exclusive Vehicle, Rotating Periscope and Lights and Sounds

At over two and a half feet tall, this tower is the perfect size for a child’s imagination. Let your little one’s ideas run wild as they recreate their favorite scenes from Paw Patrol. This toy comes with a selection of Paw Patrol figures.

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

The Sea Patroller uses drop-down wheels to transform from ship to land vehicle, to take pups on new and exciting missions! Lift Ryder out of sticky situations with the moveable crane and attachable cage. Once on board, send him down the ramp on to land with his Rescue ATV.


Seedling Littles Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape Costume Kit

This is another item from Amazon’s Top 100 Gifts for 2017 that ended up on my son’s wish list. He is all about rocket ships, so this seemed like a fun costume to have in the house.


ALEX Spa Glitzy Locks Hair Sparkle

Removable hair sparkle and 3D butterflies for the tweens who are ready to express themselves in vibrant ways.


Cool Maker – Sew N’ Style Sewing Machine

This sewing machine is a great way to introduce kids to the art of sewing without paying a premium for a “real” sewing machine.



Wonder Workshop Dash Robot

I cannot wait until my children are old enough to receive this toy. It’s considered one of the best for teaching kids how to code. (I actually included this in my 2015 holiday gift guide for kids!)


ALEX Toys Future Coders Poppin’ Pictures Coding Skills Kit

Using principles of sequencing, problem-solving, and logical thinking children can start exercising the muscles needed to write computer code. For children ages four and up.


Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set

Introduce children to the fun of coding and puzzle solving with this colorful, programmable mouse with a maze! A great way to introduce young children to science, technology, engineering, and math. For ages five and up.


Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit

Electrical parts provide students grades 2 and up (age 7+) with hands-on experience designing and building models of working electrical circuits. No tools are needed!


Makey Makey – An Invention Kit for Everyone

Turn the whole world into a keyboard. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners or Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between. Alligator Clip two objects to the Makey Makey. For example, you and a banana (or an ice cube, or a kitty cat). When you touch the banana, the computer just thinks a keyboard key is being pressed, so you can type a letter, jump in a video game, take a picture, or play some music. For ages eight and up.


Air Hogs Robo Trax All-Terrain RC Tank with Robot Transformation

Tackle any surface with Air Hogs Robo Trax. Built to handle outdoor ground, this all-terrain tank can tackle rocks, gravel, grass and sand! Air Hogs Robo Trax transforms at the push of a button. Stand up and go from all-terrain tank to self-balancing robot.


Disney Tsum Tsum Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

Advent calendars for kids are awesome, although you really can’t give these to the recipient on Christmas! They’d perhaps make a fun Thanksgiving gift, though. (Is that a thing?!)


Creativity for Kids Grow ‘n Glow Terrarium

Terrariums are so much fun and glow in the dark terrariums are that much better! Little gardeners will plant wheat and chia in this garden and need to tend to it so that it grows.


Fisher-Price Think & Learn Teach ‘n Tag Movi

Movi can be a fun little buddy for preschoolers! Movi moves, plays games, makes faces, and so much more.



Cozmo is a real-life robot like you’ve only seen in movies, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out. He’ll nudge you to play and keep you constantly surprised. More than a companion, Cozmo’s a collaborator. He’s your accomplice in a crazy amount of fun. Ideal for kids ages eight and up.


Meccano-Erector M.A.X Robotic Interactive Toy with Artificial Intelligence

M.A.X. is a fantastic 2017 STEM gift idea for budding engineers and scientists! Before use, the robot must be built. Afterwards, M.A.X. can be programmed and thanks to artificial intelligence learns even more skills the more it is used. Ideal for kids ages 10 and up.


furReal Makers Proto Max-Amazon Exclusive

If you’re not interested in getting your child a “real” dog, this robot pup may be the next best thing as kids can create and code their new best friend.



Enchantimals Bree Bunny Doll

Play out all kinds of enchanting stories with these enchanted friends, and collect them all to build out a world of Enchantimals.


Enchantimals Panda Tree House Playset

This multi-level panda playhouse set, with an exclusive Prue Panda doll and panda friend Nari figure, inspired by the world of Enchantimals, is absolutely enchanting!


Hatchimals Glittering Garden

Hatchimals literally hatch out of their eggs, and the animal one gets is a surprise until it breaks free. Once hatched, these furry pets can walk, talk, dance, play games and more!


Hatchimals Colleggtibles 12 Pack Egg Carton

Hold each egg in your palm, rub the purple heart until it turns pink, then press down to crack the shell and hatch your new friend!


Fingerlings Glitter Monkey

Fingerlings are adorable baby monkeys that are curious about the world around them—starting with you! These interactive pets love to hang onto your finger, blink their eyes, turn their heads, blow kisses, swing by their tails, and talk in monkey babble!


Fingerlings – Jungle Gym Playset + Interactive Baby Monkey Aimee

With a playset, your Fingerlings friends can grip on the side of the playset or hang upside down from their tails.


ALEX DIY Sweetlings Frost-A-Friend RAINBOW SPRINKling

ALEX DIY Sweetlings Frost-A-Friend RAINBOW SPRINKling comes with everything you need to Frost Your World and bring an adorable Sweetlings character to life! Use whipped clay icing to frost a plastic cupcake and add some accessories to create a one-of-a-kind Sweetlings look.


VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set

If you have a budding drummer in your house, this is a fantastic first drum set. In addition to rhythm, the toy teaches letters, numbers, and music. Ideal for kids ages 2-5.



Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Super Station Playset

With this set, kids can create the Thomas track of his or her dreams! Comes with Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Thomas, and his friends Thomas & Friends Adventures Percy, Thomas & Friends MINIS James and Harold.


PLAYMOBIL Pharaoh’s Pyramid

Maybe I’m that person, but I’d try to use this playset as a conduit for learning a bit about Egyptian history.


Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope

I love that this list of Amazon’s top 100 gifts for 2017 includes so many STEM gifts for boys and girls. Everyone wins when kids can play and learn at the same time.


Nerf Modulus Regulator Toy

Man, these Nerf toys have sure gotten advanced over the years!


Nerf Nitro Flash Fury Chaos

Kids can create awesome stunts as they fire foam cars from blasters that feature the power and performance of the Nerf brand!


Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger 2-Pack

When I was in high school, I loved going to play laser tag. With this set, you can get the same thrill at home! This is a two-player system. Taggers register hits with lights, sounds, and vibrations.


3Doodler Start Essentials 3D Printing Pen Set

I am so intrigued by 3D printing technology and can’t wait until one of my kids are old enough so I can


Crayola Fashion Superstar

Budding fashion designers can build a virtual closet filled with unique designs that they can then share with their friends via an app.


Creative Galaxy Arty’s Tool Belt

Kids can create their own masterpieces with this kit that includes 1 – 4″ x 5″ coloring pad, 1 – 4″ x 5″ doodle pad, 2 – 8″ x 10″ paint with water pads, 1 – 4″ x 5″ sticker book, 8 crayons, 1 – thin paintbrush, and 1 – flat paintbrush.


Etch A Sketch Freestyle Toy

Etch A Sketch that’s in color, has stampers AND a pen?! Toys are so much cooler these days!


Spirograph Deluxe Design Set

Did anyone else love Spirographs as a kid? While Amazon’s top 100 toys of 2017 contains lots of electronic toys and/or toys that have been updated over the years, Spirograph is still the good old Spirograph!


Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8

Hero Droid BB-8 comes to life with an impressive height of over 16 inches (19 inches with antenna), voice and sound responses, and a motion sensor.


R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero

If the Hero Droid BB-8 isn’t the right droid, perhaps the R2-D2 droid would be a better fit?


Star Wars Forces of Destiny Rey of Jakku Adventure Figure

Imagine epic adventures with Rey as she discovers her incredible destiny!


Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

You can buy a droid, or enterprising kids can create their own Star Wars droid!


Laser Pegs T-Rex 20-in-1 Building Set

Who wouldn’t want to build their own light-up T-Rex? This looks so cool!


Justice League Batmobile Collectible Vehicle + Figure

Is this the coolest looking Batmobile ever or what?


Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme

Over 2 ft-tall Batbot Xtreme comes with wings, punching fists, projectile launchers, a motorcycle, & a voice changer!


Transformers Deluxe Class Optimus Prime Autobot Legacy 2-Pack

I used to love playing with Transformers when I was a kid, although these look a little more complex than the toys me and my brother used to share.


Ravensburger Disney Castle 3D Puzzle (216 Piece)

Amazon’s top 100 toys for 2017 doesn’t say that these toys have to be for kids. I know plenty of adults that would love putting together a 3D puzzle of the Disney Castle!


Dance Code featuring Disney Princess Belle

Future choreographers can use an app to create dance routines for Belle.


Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk

I know it’s only a matter of time before my daughter wants this and I kind of can’t wait. We don’t watch much Disney at our house, but I LOVE when I’m out and see little girls around town in their Disney dresses.


Disney Moana Girls Adventure Outfit

Hopefully this Moana costume makes it into the priness trunk sooner or later!


Marshmallow Furniture, Children’s 2 in 1 Flip Open Foam Sofa

These mini sofas are great for movie nights, book time, or having on hand for sleepovers.


Barbie DreamCamper

Wow, Barbie sure travels in style. Who else brings their own pool and slide?!


Barbie 2017 Holiday Doll

There was no way that Holiday Barbie 2017 wasn’t going to be on Amazon’s top 100 toys for 2017 list!


Barbie Dreamhouse

Barbie’s dreamhouse?! This is my dreamhouse!


Barbie Dream Horse & Doll

Pony-loving kids will love Barbie’s Dream Horse! Do you think Dream Horse gets to travel along with the Dream Camper?


Zoomer – Show Pony with Lights, Sounds and Interactive Movement

Zoomer Show Pony is a sweet interactive toy who sings, dances and moves just like a real pony


My Little Pony: The Movie Seashell Lagoon Playset

My Little Pony mermaids?! Something has changed in the years since I had a collection of ponie!


TOMY Bath Foam Cone Factory Toy


I need to add this to my list of best bath toys for toddlers ASAP. What could be better than making foam ice cream cones in the bath?!

Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy

This was already on the list of best bath toys! Obviously these toys are fun for kids, but I also like that they’re made of 100 percent recycled plastic!


Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot

Groot dances to internal music or whatever you have playing.


Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition

Gear up to race the Fast & Furious: Use your mobile device to battle the Toretto crew, race high-tech robotic Supercars like Dom’s Ice Charger and Hobbs’ MXT, and upgrade with weapons inspired by the movies.


DropMix Music Gaming System

DropMix lets you play music like never before! This fast-paced music mixing game gives you a new way to collect, discover and combine favorite tracks. Compete with your friends (up to 4 players) and create unexpected song mixes!

Best Board Games of 2017

Last, but not least, at least one board game is a must in our family during the holidays, generally because they’re a great way to have some family time while everyone has a few days off from school or work. Below are the board games that made Amazon’s top 100 toys for 2017. Obviously not all of these are new, but Amazon must agree that sometimes you can’t beat a classic!

Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game






Osmo Genius Kit


Soggy Doggy Board Game


Hasbro Connect 4 Game


Pie Face Sky High Game


Do Tell: Are there other toys that you would have added to Amazon’s Top 100 Toys of 2017 or do you think this about covers it? Were you as lost as I was with some of these? Does your family already have a robot?


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