The holiday season is months away, but families can start shopping for what is expected to be the hottest toys of the year. Walmart (WMT) released its annual Top Rated by Kids Toy List on Thursday, featuring 36 of the most sought-after toys of the holiday season.

The toy list is curated by kids for kids, with real child experts testing and selecting the toys they rate the best.

“This year’s Top Rated by Kids Toy List reflects the shift we’ve seen in toy trends and behaviors this year,” Steve Ronchetto, vice president of toys at Walmart, said in a statement. “Toys play a critical role in families’ lives as they spend more time at home and parents seek ways to keep kids engaged with learning-based play .

“More than any year before, we’re seeing strong interest across toys that stem from digital platforms, like kid influencer-created toys, interactive and educational toys , screen-free indoor entertainment and toys for active outdoor play,” he added.

The Top Rated by Kids Toy List from Walmart includes:

From the TV to the Toy Room

  • Frozen 2 - Magic in Motion Elsa Doll
  • Blue's Clues & You Peek-A-Boo
  • Paw Patrol Dino Patroller
  • The Child Bop It – sold exclusively at Walmart
  • LEGO Death Star Final Duel - sold exclusively at Walmart
  • Star Wars Dark Saber

High-Tech Gadgets

  • Sensory FX ASMR Mega Bar – sold exclusively at Walmart
  • VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam
  • Instax Mini 7S Seafoam Green – sold exclusively at Walmart
  • onn. 8” Tablet Pro – sold exclusively at Walmart

Interactive Play

  • Disney Princess Vanity
  • Gotta Go Flamingo
  • FurReal Mama Josie Kangaroo Pet
  • Squeakee
  • My Life As Hello Kitty Dolls – sold exclusively at Walmart
  • Barbie Farm Barn Playset – sold exclusively at Walmart
  • L.O.L. Surprise OMG REMIX Dolls

Surprise Toys

  • The Animal
  • Treasure X – Sharks Treasure
  • Hatchimals Crystal Flyers
  • Na! Na! Na! Ultimate Surprise
  • L.O.L. Surprise Clubhouse Playset
  • Ryan’s World Vending Machine – sold exclusively at Walmart

Energy-Burning Outdoor Toys 

  • Jetson Mars Light Up Kick Scooter – sold exclusively at Walmart
  • Semi-Truck and Trailer Ride On – sold exclusively at Walmart
  • Jetson Plasma Light Up Hoverboard – sold exclusively at Walmart
  • Razor Black Label E100 Electric Scooter – sold exclusively at Walmart
  • Nerf Fortnite DG – sold exclusively at Walmart

Screen-Free Indoor Entertainment 

  • Tic Tac Tony - sold exclusively at Walmart
  • Kinetic Sand Sandwhirlz
  • Spark Puppy Piano - sold exclusively at Walmart
  • Little People Launch & Loop Raceway
  • VTech Helping Heroes Fire Station
  • Hot Wheels Sky Crash Tower
  • Beyblade Burst Rise Hypersphere Set
  • Megalodon Storm RC

In addition to the top toy list, Walmart has also introduced the Walmart Wonder Lab – a digital platform that allows kids to experience hundreds of toys without leaving their homes. With the Wonder Lab, produced in conjunction with eko, kids can unbox, test, and play with the top toys of the year all online.

Shares of Walmart were trading at $144.22 as of 12:10 p.m. EDTE, down $3.46 or 2.34%.

Walmart has since July 20 required everyone in its stores to wear masks Walmart has since July 20 required everyone in its stores to wear masks Photo: AFP / Robyn Beck