Popular toys for Christmas

This article was written on October 16, 2022 and updated December 15, 2022 to include more great information about Christmas toys.

We pride ourselves in making the best toy lists, and this is no exception. In our guide to the best toys for Christmas 2022, we’ll show you some of our favorite toys, games, action figures and RC cars — and show you where you can find the best deals.

Continue reading to see our [updated] list of the 25 hot toys for the holidays, followed by in-depth insights for each one.

Best Holiday Toys: Overview

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  1. Multiverse Batman Action Figure

  2. Roblox Jailbreak: The Celestial Deluxe

  3. Ronin Mandalorian & Grogu

  4. Multiverse Reverse Flash Action Figure

  5. Sonic the Hedgehog Diorama Set

  6. John Cena 6″ Action Figure

  7. Spider-Man Marvel Legends

  8. AMENON Remote Control Car

  9. King Kong 2021 Action Figure

  10. Nintendo Switch (2021)

  11. Honorable Mentions


…and now for the full reviews! Keep reading about our favorite Christmas toys of 2021 below.

Our Picks for Best Holiday Toys: Top 10

Starting from the top! Here are the in-depth insights for our top ten toys for Christmas 2021 that your kids cannot miss out on:

1. Multiverse Batman 7″ Action Figure by McFarlane Toys

The incredibly detailed 7” scale Batman action figure should be atop any holiday toy list! From McFarlane Toys, this Multiverse Batman action figure is designed with Ultra Articulation, this Batman action figure arrives complete with 22 moving parts for full range of posing and play. Batman is based on his look in the Batman: Three Jokers Comics and comes fully-equipped with a grapple Launcher and base. Collectible art card & figure photography included.

Based on his look in the Batman: Three Jokers comics, and designed by Todd McFarlane, this DC Multiverse Batman 7-Inch Scale Action Figure features ultra articulation with up to 22 moving parts for a full range of posing and play. Batman comes with a Grapple Launcher and a base. Also included in a collectable art card with figure photography on the front, and character biography on the back.

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2. Roblox Jailbreak: The Celestial

One of the most popular Christmas toys this year, this deluxe Roblox set features Badimo, stars of the fan-favorite Roblox game Jailbreak. Complete with their shiny Celestial deluxe vehicle.

Includes two (2) figures, one (1) vehicle, accessories, a Collector’s checklist, and an exclusive Virutal Item code.

3. Ronin Mandalorian & Grogu by Tamashii Nations

With a projected release date of March 2022, the Tamashii Nations Mandalorian & Grogu set may not make it in time for the holidays.

But it’s still one of the best toys we’ve had the chance to see this season. Standing at just over 7” tall, the Mandalorian action figure design takes cues from the Beskar armor seen in the Star Wars series. It also includes an in-scale figure of Grogu/Baby Yoda, who can be standing on its own or seated in a pram inspired by the wooden pushcarts from Japan’s Samurai era.

For a unique Christmas gift, Tamashii Nations’ Mandalorian includes a completely new sculpt suit and armor, inspired by the beskar armor from the Disney+ Series! The Mandalorian in-scale action figure also includes Grogu, who can be sit in a pram inspired by wooden pushcarts from the Samurai era of Japanese history. The Mandalorian action figure set includes: two pairs of optional hands, one rifle, jet pack, blaster, sword & scabbard, Grogu, and pram.

4. Multiverse Reverse Flash 7″ Action Figure by McFarlane Toys

Via Walmart:

Obsessed with uncovering the secret of super-speed, a scientist from the 25th century named Professor Eobard Thawne traveled back in time to meet his idol, The Flash. However, when he learned that he was destined to become a villain and die at the hands of the Scarlet Speedster, Thawne went insane and became the Reverse-Flash. The Reverse-Flash harnesses the power of the Negative Speed Force, which grants him many of the same superpowers as The Flash, but also allows him to travel through time. He often uses this ability to travel through time to continuously wreak havoc on the timestream and torment The Flash.

More DC favorites to top your Xmas list! Incredibly detailed 7” action figure based off the DC Multiverse’s Reverse Flash. Designed with Ultra Articulation with up to 22 moving parts, the Flash comes with 6 speed force lighting pieces and a base, along with a collectable art card and character photography.

5. Sonic the Hedgehog 2.5″ Diorama Set

Build your own Sonic the Hedgehog world from scratch or add on to your Green Hill Zone or Studiopolis Zone Playsets (each sold separately). Suggested for ages 3 & up (Contains small parts.)

Kids and collectors can build their own Sonic world this holiday season, with this 30th Anniversary Diorama Set from the Sonic the Hedgehog video games! This 30th Anniversary Sonic set is the perfect Christmas gift for the ultimate Sonic fan.

6. John Cena 6″ Action Figure

Didn’t expect to see WWE’s John Cena on a popular Christmas toys list? Think again. The WWE fan in your family can recreate all the action in the ring with the authentic ‘Superstar Scale’ John Cena action figure. The detailed Cena replica features 10-points of articulation to play out signature moves and poses, and is detailed with TrueFX technology for life-like faces and authentic ring gear.

Capture non-stop, no-holds-barred action with the WWE Top Picks Elite Collection John Cena action figure. Featuring WWE’s biggest personalities and champions, the Top Picks series feature bold and colorful figures are approximately 6″ (15.24 cm) and come ready to wreak havoc right out of the box! Recommended for ages 8 & up.

7. Spider-Man Marvel Legends 6″ Action Figure

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy Spider-Man this holiday season with the classic, 6” action figured inspired by the Marvel comic. A dark, metallic take on the fan-favorite, this Spider-Armor Mk I figure features the character’s mainstay accessories, including alternate hands and web FX accessories! And, look for other Hasbro Marvel Legends Series figures with Marvel Entertainment-inspired characters.

A tribute to the history of Marvel Super Heroes, the Marvel Retro 6-inch Spider-Man is one of our favorited recently-revived Marvel heroes, complete with retro packaging and design. Each figure in this line includes multiple points of articulation, classic-inspired details, and character-specific accessories. Collectors and kids alike can add Spider-Man to their Marvel collection this holiday season with 6-inch scale figures from the Marvel Retro Collection!


8. Remote Control Robot Car by AMENON

Recommended for boys or girls ages 8-11, this remote control car by AMENON belong under every Christmas tree this year!

9. King Kong 2021 Action Figure

Recommended for boys or girls ages 8-11, this remote control car by AMENON belong under every Christmas tree this year!

10. Nintendo Switch (2021) with Gray Joy‑Con

If your kids or grandkids have been really, really good this year, then it might be time get surprise them with the new 2021 Nintendo Switch from Amazon. This version includes a 6.2″ multi-touch capacitive touch screen and a detachable gray Joy-Con that can be removed from either side of Nintendo Switch for more play styles.

With almost 4,000 available games, the Nintendo Switch provides hours and hours of holiday fun! Some of the most popular Switch-exclusive titles of the last couple years include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Pokemon Sword and Shield.

And, right now, if you order via Amazon.com, you can pay just $50.00/month for 6 months (plus S&H, tax) with 0% interest equal monthly payments when get an Amazon Prime Store Card.

Popular Christmas Toys: Honorable Mentions

And below, we’ve included some additional gift ideas — not quite top ten, but nonetheless still must-have Christmas toys for 2021 to give your kids a holiday to remember!

11. Multiverse Bloodsport 7″ Action Figure by McFarlane Toys

Fresh off the success of the Suicide Squad (watch today), this incredibly detailed 7” Bloodsport action figure joins our popular holiday toy list. Like the other DC Multiverse action figures, Bloodsport has up to 22 moving parts for full range of play and display, and includes: two swords, a base, and 1 of 4 pieces that — when combined — will assemble King Shark!

From the manufacturer:

Bloodsport is a world-class marksman specializing in brutality—his hands, and anything he wields with them, are deadly weapons. Trained by his mercenary father from the moment he was born, this hardened criminal has but one soft spot…which, of course, Amanda Waller uses to persuade (i.e. blackmail) him to join the Squad.

Bloodsport Features:

  • 7” scale figure based off the DC Multiverse
  • Designed with Ultra Articulation with up to 22 moving parts
  • featured with an unmasked head
  • comes with two swords and a base
  • includes collectable art card with Bloodsport movie photography on the front, and character biography on the back
  • includes 1 of 4 pieces that when combined with the remaining pieces will assemble King Shark

12. Power Rangers 6″ Finster – Lightning Collection

IT’S MORPHIN TIME! This 6-inch Lightning Collection Mighty Morphin Finster figure features premium paint and decorative details inspired by the show, over 20 points of articulation for high poseability, Putty mold accessory, mini Putty figures, and an extra pair of hands for more ways to play or display. Go Go Power Rangers!

The 6” collectable Finster action figure from the Power Rangers Lightning Collection boasts premium painted details and design inspired by popular series. Rita Repulsa’s and Lord Zedd’s henchman has never been so interactive! The old, wise wizard is a perfect holiday gift for any PR fans. This Finster action figure toy includes putty mold accessories, mini Putties, and swappable hands for more ways to play (or display).

13. Bluto Action Figure by Boss Fight

Bluto is ready for fist pounding action! This gigantic Popeye figure comes with a removable hat and alternate hands for all your play (and display) needs.

  • Brand: Boss Fight Studio

  • Find it On: Amazon

Bluto Action Figure

Easily one of our favorite kids’ holiday toys, Bluto is ready for fist pounding action! Everyone’s favorite sailor and his crew are finally coming to highly articulated figure form via Boss Fight Studio. Inspired by the classic Segar comic strips. The 6” Bluto action figure comes with a removable hat and alternate hands.

14. Snackin’ Grogu 9.25″ Toy – Star Wars

Star Wars Galactic Snackin’ Grogu 9.25-Inch-Tall Animatronic Toy with Over 40 Sound and Motion Combinations and Interactive Accessories. Includes: figure, 4 accessories, and instructions. Recommended ages 4 & up.

Grogu (The Child), affectionately referred to by fans as “Baby Yoda,” is hungry for Force snackin’ fun! With Force activation, the Galactic Snackin’ Grogu toy will perform a 2-handed Force move, inspired by scenes from season 2 of the live-action series The Mandalorian on Disney Plus (try it free!).

15. Batman Batmobile Remote Control Vehicle

This remote control Batmobile from DC Comics is one of our must-have toys for Christmas this year. Featuring a dual-joystick controller with 2.4GHz frequency, this Batman remote control car is easy to drive for ages 3 & up. The Batmobile requires two AAA batteries for the controller and three AAA batteries (not included) to operate the vehicle. This gift set includes: 1 Batmobile RC, 1 Controller, and 1 Instruction Guide.

This holiday seasons, your comic-book lovers can race into action with the DC Comics’ Batman Batmobile remote control car! This 1:20 scale remote control Batmobile vehicle pits you against the bad guys of Gotham City! Drive forward or reverse, and steer left and right with the easy-to-use dual-joystick remote, perfect for beginners. With 2.4GHz frequency, you can race up to six vehicles at once and control your Batmobile from up to 250 feet away. Featuring authentic styling and wheels with Dark Knight rims, this RC car revives the iconic vehicle to life.

Batmobile - Christmas Toy

For more great ideas for your holiday toy list, check out our ranked list of the Best Action Figures of All Time.

16. Disney Mirrorverse Action Figures

  • Where to Buy: Amazon, Target, Walmart

  • Price Range: $19.99+

  • Review

17. Electric Sport RC Car by Growsland

Aerodynamic speed in an eye-catching yellow paint job, this fully-functional RC car uses a 27MHz controller to perform forward, reverse, left and right turns. The simple dual-joystick remote control lets you rev the engine up to a full 5 mph. Talk about need for speed!

18. Batman Bat-Tech Batcave Playset

  • Where to Buy: Target

  • Price Range: $100

19. Lego Classic Medium Creative Brick Box

  • Where to Buy: Amazon, LEGO, Target

  • Price Range: $23

20. Spidey and His Amazing Friends Figurines

  • Where to Buy: Amazon

  • Price Range: $13-15

21. The Mandalorian 5″ Scale Figures

  • Where to Buy: Amazon

  • Price Range: $20+

22. Hot Wheels Monster Trucks T-Rex Volcano Arena Track Set

  • Where to Buy: Target

  • Price Range: $115

23. Space Jam “Launch + Dunk” Playset

  • Where to Buy: Target

  • Price Range: $20

24. Segway Ninebot eKickScooter ZING

  • Where to Buy: Target, Amazon

  • Price Range: $250+

25. Marvel Captain America and Hydra Face-Off (Lego)

  • Where to Buy: Amazon

  • Price Range: $10+

More About Holiday Toys…

Below we’ve compiled some additional resources for finding the right 2021 Christmas toys for your kids.

Where to Buy Awesome Toys for Christmas

Below are some of the top online retailers for finding kids’ holiday toys:

  • Amazon

  • Big Bad Toy Store

  • Fat Brain Toys


  • Hasbro

  • Henry Bear

  • Maisonette

  • Target

  • ToyWiz.com

  • Toysrus.com

  • Walmart

What are the Hottest Christmas Toys this Year?

Who better to answer this than the true experts? Both Target and Walmart have released their official lists of the holiday season’s most sought-after toys and action figures. Both of those lists are very comprehensive guides to some of the most popular 2021 Christmas toys.

Will toy shortage be an issue this Christmas?

Not, likely no. In spite of the ongoing global pandemic and unforeseen obstacles to importing, many experts agree that the toy supply chain should be largely untouched.

While there’s a toy frenzy every year (think Beanie Babies or Tickle Me Elmo), there’s no reason to panic. Nor is there expected to be an surge in toy pricing; in fact, the Consumer Price Index shows toys to be more affordable in the past two years than ever before [Source].

How to avoid a Christmas toy shortage

The early bird gets the worm! There is no time like the present to start your Christmas shopping. Right now, most major retailers are typically going to have more inventory on their shelves than in a month.

Plus, with the massive variety of online retailers to choose from, like Amazon or Walmart, you can still take advantage of 1- and 2-day shipping, to ensure your presents are here next week.

Where to Donate Christmas Toys?

Christmas is truly the season of giving. And this Christmas you can give back & spread the love to people in need. Below are some resources for where to donate Christmas toys:

  • Donation Town

  • Goodwill

  • Operation Homefront (toy donations for military families)

  • Salvation Army

  • Toys for Tots

What to Watch this Christmas

See our guide to the Free Disney Plus trial and see what movies are available to you this holiday season. Upcoming hits include: “Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings,” “Jungle Cruise,” “Encanto” and many more!


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