Best Toys of 2017: Big Kids

Check out Parents' picks for the best big kids' toys of 2017!

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The Best Toys of 2017: Big Kids

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Super Ultimate Garage

Jeffrey Westbrook

Super Ultimate Garage

Barbie has her Dreamhouse. Now Hot Wheels has its own over-the-top hangout. Hot Wheels Super Ultimate Garage has five stories for parking, racing, and having adventures—like avoiding that giant ape. (Don’t think about it too hard. You’re not a kid. Or a car.) 5 years+, $200.

*Don't forget the Duracell batteries for this toy!

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Speed Pipes Performance Pack

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Speed Pipes Performance Pack

Zipes Speed Pipes Performance Pack by Neat-Oh! isn’t any old remote-control car: Kids design the tubular track, then send the gravity-defying light-up car racing through. 5 years+, $60.

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Fingerlings

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Fingerlings

WowWee’s Fingerlings are tiny chattering monkeys that swing from a finger or sleep in a palm. 5 years+, $15.

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Hatchimals Surprise

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Hatchimals Surprise

If we tell you what’s in Spin Master’s Hatchimals Surprise we have to kill you. JK! Hint: Rumi and Sir. Now shhh. 5 years+, $70.

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Beyblade Burst Avatar Attack Battle Set

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Beyblade Burst Avatar Attack Battle Set

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DC Super Hero Girls Wonder Woman Action Doll

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DC Super Hero Girls Wonder Woman Action Doll

Mattel’s DC Super Hero Girls Wonder Woman Action Doll has the Lasso of Truth, so no funny business! She’ll save other dolls—or kick their butt. 6 years+, $20.

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Cutie Cars Shopkins Drive Thru Diner

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Cutie Cars Shopkins Drive Thru Diner

Thank you, Moose Toys’ Cutie Cars Shopkins Drive Thru Diner, for a place to store new pieces. 5 years+, $20.

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American Girl Truly Me Doll

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American Girl Truly Me Doll

Customize an American Girl’s Truly Me doll to look like your child, choosing from more than a million combinations of skin, hair color, and more. Order online; delivery typically takes two weeks. 8 years+, $200.

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Egged On

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Egged On

Hasbro’s Egged On is like Jimmy Fallon’s “Egg Russian Roulette,” but with water. Testers wanted to get dumped on! 5 years+, $20.

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Tow Mater

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Tow Mater

A shockingly strong motor means Jakks Pacific’s Tow Mater can move things much bigger than itself. (Like your child on a ride-on!) 6 years+, $60.

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Mini Minion MiP RC

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Mini Minion MiP RC

When your kid operates WowWee’s Mini Minion MiP RC, it’s as if there’s a real Minion running around the house. 4 years+, $20.

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Ninjago Movie Fire Mech

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Ninjago Movie Fire Mech

Your budding J. J. Abrams will set the scene with a six-pack of minifigures and shootable fire disks that come with The LEGO Ninjago Movie Fire Mech. 9 to 14 years, $70.

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Spider-Man RipRider 360

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Spider-Man RipRider 360

There’s no way that annoying little sibs can keep up with Razor’s Spider-Man RipRider 360, which speeds along and makes sharp turns. Woot! 5 years+, $79.

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