Meet the Stars of the Season: Target Reveals Our Top Toys for 2016

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Target revealed its 2016 Top Toys List, featuring only the hottest and most-coveted toys of the holiday season for all ages, from the littlest of elves to tech-loving teens – including some Star Wars items.

Target

Press Release:

It’s here! It’s here! Our 2016 Top Toys List drops today. From our stash of thousands of great toys, we picked the best of the best—the sure-to-be-stars of the 2016 holiday season. So kiddos, grab a pen and start drafting that wish list…and adults, gear up—this list is your secret to becoming a gift-giving master, second only to Santa.

“It’s hard to call it work when you consider how much fun we’ve had putting together our list of Top Toys for 2016,” said Mark Tritton, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Target. “And while we’re just coming into fall, we know kids and parents alike spend months plotting and planning their must-haves. With these top picks, along with nearly 1,800 new or exclusive products, there’s sure to be something that will brighten every face this holiday season.”

Here are a few wish-list favs to get you started:

  • Looking for ways to make learning fun? It’s Love2Learn Elmo to the rescue with his customizable app. Or, for a pint-sized serving of STEM (that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and a huge focus for Target), wrap up the Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar for your little one.
  • If your kiddo’s Our Generation doll is along for every adventure, they’ll scream with delight over our Target-exclusive ice cream truck. And if you’re feeling nostalgic about your own childhood, check out new favorites from beloved brands like Barbie, Hot Wheels and LEGO—and share the joy with the next generation.
  • Clueless about impressing a tween? Swoop in with a super-cool Star Wars X-wing vs Death Star Assault (available Sept. 30, but you can preorder starting Sept. 9), or any of the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toys. And with the Pokémon Sun or Moon games for Nintendo 3DS, your teenager just might look up from catching Pokémon long enough to say thanks (it’s the little things).

So, without further ado, say hello to all of stars of the season! Browse all four galleries to find the perfect gifts for every age.

For the Littlest Elves

  • Bright Beats Learnin’ Lights Dance Mat
  • Fisher-Price Thomas’ Sky-High Bridge Jump
  • B. Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Center
  • Playskool Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo
  • Fisher-Price Code-A-Pillar
  • PAW Patrol Zoomer Marshall and Target-exclusive Everest (available Oct. 2)

Make Your Munchkins Merry

  • Only at Target! Jaguar Sports Car 12V Electric Ride-on. Available Sept. 25.
  • Only at Target! Our Generation Sweet Shop Ice Cream Truck
  • Wonder Woman Invisible Jet. Available Oct. 1.
  • Only at Target! Shopkins Shoppies Groovy Smoothie Truck with Shoppies Doll
  • Hatchimals, including a Target-exclusive character. Available Oct. 7.
  • Barbie Rainbow Cove Princess Castle
  • FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon
  • Qixels 3D Maker
  • Disney Frozen Little Kingdom Elsa’s Magical Rising Castle. Available Oct. 1.
  • Only at Target! Hot Wheels Track Builder Power Booster Kit: Rocket Edition
  • CHiP, the Robotic Dog. Available Oct. 2.
  • TNMT: Out of the Shadows Tactical Truck

Festive Finds for Tweens

Top Picks for Teens

  • Only at Target! Jetson V6 Hoverboard. Available Oct. 23.
  • Nerf Rival Khaos in red or blue
  • Pokémon Sun for Nintendo 3DS
  • Pokémon Moon for Nintendo 3DS
  • PlayStation 4 Console. Available Sept. 10.
  • PlayStation VR Headset for PS4. Available Oct. 13.
  • Madden 2017 for PS4
  • Beats Solo 2 Headphones in red, yellow or blue

Need even more inspiration? Check out thousands more toys and Target-exclusives at your local Target store or Target.com.