Best Toys of 2017: Preschoolers
Stable Buddies Unicorn 6V Plush Ride-On
It’s a unicorn. That kids can ride. Enough said? Not by a long shot! Dynacraft’s Stable Buddies Unicorn 6V Plush Ride-On has a horn that lights up as it scoots along at 2.5 miles per hour-—safely slow but still a thrill. 3 years+, $150.
Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme
Tester kids (and even two staff dads) gasped and ran to Fisher-Price’s Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme. Of course they did! The super-tall electronic hero has punching fists,
a voice changer, firing projectiles, and more. 3 to 8 years, $110.
*Don't forget the Duracell batteries for this toy!
furReal Roarin’ Tyler
Hasbro’s furReal Roarin’ Tyler acts crazy-lifelike. We’re talking blinking eyes, wagging tail, swiveling head, ears that raise. Plus he shifts his weight so naturally that it’s as if Santa snatched him from a zoo. Tyler reacts to touch and plays with his wee chicken too. 4 years+, $130.
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Magic Scene Creator
Crayola’s Magic Scene Creator is low-tech but every bit as consuming as Candy Crush Saga. It invites kids to draw and use animation cards for silly scenes that jiggle and jump. 3 years+, $20.
Spin Master’s Luvabella wiggles like a live baby, minus the crying but plus the happy babbling which, we swear, evolves to sound more like words as she plays. 4 years+, $100.
Slice & Toss Salad Set
Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby Doll
For kids who want to get real, Hasbro’s Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby Doll has a nose that turns red and requires a wipe. She speaks English or Spanish and- asks for “Daddy” or “Mommy.” 3 years+, $50.
Robo Alive Lurking Lizard
Fairy Land Playset
As if dollhouses aren’t magical enough, Lakeshore’s Fairy Land Playset enchants with posable sprites and diminutive furnishings that store in the little home. 3 to 7 years, $40.
Pinkie Pie Swimming Seapony
When those hooves hit water (hello, bathtime!) Hasbro’s Pinkie Pie Swimming Seapony starts paddling. Adorbs. 3 years+, $25.