A runaway hit last year for both kids and adults, Hasbro's Pie Face was awarded game of the year in 2016 by the Toy Industry Association. This holiday season, Hasbro released Pie Face Showdown, a sequel, of sorts, to the original pits players against each other.
The hottest new toy of 2016 is already sold out. Spin Master, the company that brought you the Build-a-Bear Workshop and Etch-a-Sketch, is seeing similarly wild success with Hatchimals—furry creatures that actually hatch and develop the more kids play with them.
If you really want to surprise a Star Wars fan, this gift is particularly strong with the Force: tickets to Star Wars Celebration, the biggest Star Wars party of the year. Coming April 13-16, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, Celebration is filled with special guests, panels, and much more.
Tsum Tsum plush toys. One of the hottest crazes in the toy industry is one of the oldest: collectibles. From action figures to stickers, kids like to collect. Sales of collectibles were up 64 percent in 2016 through September, to more than $220 million, according to NPD.