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Walmart names Top Toys for 2016 chosen by kids

Posted at 12:08 PM, Sep 02, 2016

Walmart released its annual top toy list this week.

"Hundreds of kids, ages 18 months to 12 years, were given the chance to play with some of the year’s hottest toys and pick their favorites," Walmart officials said. "This one-of-a-kind playdate lead to this year’s Chosen By Kids list – the top 25 toys of the season."

Walmart made sure shoppers come to them for at least some of the toys by saying 25 percent of the toys chosen by kids are exclusive to Walmart.

Prices range from $24.86 to $398. Some items are not available yet and others already say out of stock on Walmart's website.

Walmart broke the "Chosen by Kids list" into five categories of kids:

The Boss. Your child can’t wait to start their own business? These toys are perfect for the little entrepreneur in your life:

  • My Life As Food Truck – Walmart exclusive (coming soon)
  • Num Noms Lipgloss Truck
  • Pom Pom Wow Decoration Station

The Humanitarian. Kids love to take care of others and with these toys they can put their skills to the test:

  • Doc McStuffins Hospital Care Cart
  • FurReal Friends® Torch, My Blazin' Dragon
  • Hatchimals (coming soon)
  • Little Live Pets Puppy

The Dreamer. Playsets and toys that give kids the opportunity to create their own story and put their imagination to work:

  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Batcave – Walmart exclusive (coming soon)
  • Barbie Rainbow Cove Princess Castle Playset
  • Fisher Price® Imaginext® Bat Flight City
  • Fisher Price® Little People® Sit 'n Stand Skyway
  • My Little Pony Explore Equestria Crystal Empire Castle
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mega Lair Playset

The Thrill-Seeker. For the thrill seeker, these toys allow kids to take an adventure right in their own homes:

  • Pie Face Showdown! Game – Exclusive to Walmart for a limited time
  • Razor PowerCore E100 Electric Scooter – Walmart exclusive
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Remote Control Skateboarding Mikey – Walmart exclusive
  • Fisher Price® Imaginext® Ultra T-Rex
  • Hot Wheels® AI Racing Playset (coming soon)
  • Nerf® N-Strike Elite® HyperFire® Blaster
  • Tyco® Terra Climber Remote Control Vehicle
  • Vtech® Go! Go! Smart Wheels Treasure Mountain Train Adventure

Mr./Ms. Independent. Sibling not home to play? These toys are a perfect way to keep kids entertained for hours by themselves:

  • Disney® Princess Carriage – Walmart exclusive
  • Paw Patrol Zooming Marshall
  • Sky Viper Streaming Drone (coming soon)
  • Star Wars™ Electronic R2D2 (coming soon)

Walmart announced Friday that layaway is back. There is no opening fee and you need to put down 10 percent (or $10, whichever is greater). There is a $50 minimum to create a layaway basket.

Layaway items must be claimed and paid for by Dec. 12.