Can you believe it’s less than six months until December? With the clock ticking, we’ve rounded up a list of the hottest 2018 holiday toys to buy right now. These toys are projected to be the most popular and be difficult to find if you wait too long. Happy shopping! (This post contains affiliate links.)

Lil' Gleemerz

Mattel's newest interactive toy, Lil' Gleemerz, is projected to be one of the hottest toys this holiday season. With over 100 interactions, lights, sounds and phrases, these adorable and colorful creatures feature two modes for ultimate play: light party and game. Choose from blue, pink and purple Gleemerz and watch your new furry friends' eyes light up and react in tons of new ways.

You can order your for $19.99 on Amazon, pre-order on Walmart or Target, or just wait until Jul. 28 when they go on sale nationwide.

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LEGO Harry Potter Great Hall

Just because there hasn't been any new Harry Potter films in quite some time, doesn't mean we can't enjoy as many LEGO sets based on our beloved wizard as we can! This 878-piece set comes with 10 minifigures and plenty of ways to recreate your favorite scenes in places like the Potions Room and the Grand Staircase. 

You can find this LEGO set at Target and at a wider selection of retailers on Aug. 1 for $99.

Hatchimal Mystery

Coming in at $60, the new Hatchimal Mystery is a pricy toy for the holiday season. As a new surprise, the mystery eggs completely conceal who's inside––you don't know which of the four new plushes await. The multi-colored hair friends learn your name, play music and games and grow from baby to toddler along the way. We highly suggest saving this toy for kids who don't disappoint easily, since you never know what's inside! 

You can buy them now before they're gone on Amazon.

Pomsies Blossom Plush Interactive Toys

Coming in at just $14.99 means the interactive Pomsies could be hard to snag this holiday. The twist and lock tale means you can cart this little cutie wherever you go, as you listen to it's hungry and tired commands. The adorable light-up eyes, touch sensors and over 50 sounds equals hours of fun.

Pomsies will be available to purchase on Aug. 1 on Amazon.

Polly Pocket

Polly and the gang is back! While the newly released pocket-sized toys aren't as teeny tiny as their original '80s vintage counterpart, we can't help but be excited to share this beloved toy with the next generation. The new line has over a dozen compacts and accompanying dolls in bright colors and updated accessories (think: a Polly-sized selfie stick!).

You can find the new generation of Polly Pocket toys on Amazon at various price points starting Jul. 31, 2018.

K'NEX Thrill Bionic Blast Roller Coaster with Ride It App Building Set

With over 800 pieces, including tracks, cars and a motor, the K'NEX Thrill Bionic Roller Coaster set is a must-have for your little builders this holiday season. Once they're done with construction, kiddos can use the cardboard VR viewer and the K'NEX app to bring their coaster to life!

You can find the building kit on Amazon for $120, but don't wait long because this is expected to be a big hit this season.

Fingerlings Hugs by Wowee

The popular toymaker is back for the holiday season with an even bigger and better Fingerling. The new 24-inch huggable plush monkey has arms that open to a huge 21-inch hug! The new toy also has the capability to record voices and repeat back phrases in a funny voice.

This toy debuts in August 2018 for $30 each.

L.O.L. Surprise Dolls

The coveted mini dolls that come with surprise accessories have not slowed down in popularity, and with MGA Entertainment's addition of the first L.O.L. boy doll in 2018, you can expect it to be super difficult to get your hands on them this year––just like last Christmas. Do not––we repeat, do not––wait until December to purchase those cute gold balls or you'll end up combing empty shelves and resorting to buying off smart shoppers who purchased in September.

L.O.L dolls can be found all over the place, but it's easiest just to order off Amazon!

NERF Rival Prometheus

Holy NERF gun, Batman! The $200 Nerf Rival Prometheus is not for the faint-of-heart, nor your youngest NERF fans, either. The competition-style gun holds 200 high-impact foam balls (no darts) and looks more like a paintball gun than traditional dart guns. It can fire off an impressive 8 foam rounds per second and is motorized and rechargeable.

You can find the NERF Rival Prometheus on Amazon.

Fisher Price Think & Learn Rocktopus

Kids between the ages of three and six will love Fisher Price's Think & Learn Rocktopus: a toy that combines music and math in a fun way. Littles will pop in music pods to learn small compositions and basic addition and subtraction. This toy is the perfect way to sneak in a little learning. 

At $60, it's definitely on the pricier side for a toddler toy and you can find it on Amazon.

Twisty Petz

It's a panda. No, it's a bracelet! These adorable beaded animals come in packs of four, with two different animals each. Attach two together and your Twisty Pets transform into a bracelet! The bejeweled pets come in a gem-shaped case and come in 24 animals––perfect for collecting.

You can find tons of Twisty Petz on Amazon for $9.99 each.

––Karly Wood

Feature Photo: Courtesy of Amazon

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