Every year, a few toys emerge as the must-haves for kids across the country. Parents scramble to find the next Furby or Pokemon to see their kids happy on Christmas morning. Some have to spend hours in line and literally battle it out to get the one hot toy that’s still left in stock. Who can forget the legendary Cabbage Patch Kid fights of the eighties?

Get a jump on what the hot toys are going to be this year so you aren’t taken by surprise. You can start your search early and improve your chances of being one of the lucky few to snag up the hottest gifts. Here are the toys you should put on your list:

New Star Wars Toys
History DOES repeat itself and with the new Star Wars movie coming up, a whole new lineup of toys has already come out. Some toys sold out immediately when they were released, and they continue to be on the hot list. The Remote Control BB 8 tops the list, but several other toys remain in demand. Parents, you may want to buy an extra of EVERYTHING and leave it in the box! Who knows, one day, the toys of today could be worth millions!

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins merchandise continues to be popular, but the “Take Care of Me Lambie” is the hot toy for the holidays. The plush toy comes with a stethoscope, thermometer, ear instrument, syringe, and other tools to take care of this sick patient. Lambie also has 50 interactive responses, including laughing, talking, and singing. Buy quick, the price tends to rise right before the holidays and they become more difficult to find.

Imaginext Ultra T-Rex
If your child is remotely into dinosaurs, THIS will be one of those toys that they will remember for the rest of their lives! This gigantic t-rex lights up, makes sounds, and even takes steps on its own. It even shoots projectiles from its mouth and launches boulders from its chest to engage in battle with other Imaginext figures. The body also contains units like storage areas. It simply does not get any better than this when it comes to the dino lover in your life!

Imaginext Transforming Batcave
So last year it was the Bat Robot, but this year, the transforming Batcave is taking the toy world by storm! It’s a literal Batcave, fun to play with on both sides, with all sorts of nooks and crannies to figure out. From Bruce Wayne’s special computerized area to secret villan hideaways, the Bat Cave is a sure fire hit with all ages. Imaginext has done it again!

As the holidays get closer, we’re sure that more toys will emerge as must-haves. For now, you’ll want to keep on the lookout for these hot toys to make Christmas day the best yet. Buy early – the last thing you want on Christmas morning are disappointed faces staring up at you, with tears in their eyes!