Best of Surprise Toys
It’s the year’s hottest trend: toys that open up to a big reveal.
FULL-ON FESTIVE When the Party Popteenies Double Surprise Popper, from Spin Master, spewed out confetti and keepsakes, parents saw a bit of a mess. Kids saw nothing but fun. At this price, we’re with the littles. 4 years+, $10; walmart.com CREATURE FEATURE Mega Construx Breakout Beasts come in pieces, buried in slime, inside an egg. (Eggs seem to be the packaging of choice for surprise toys!) Kids dug out the parts, then happily built a beast. 5 years+, $10; target.com MEET THE NEWBORN! Hatchimals started the whole surprise trend, and they are still “always fun,” said one parent. This year, Hatchibabies feature accessories, like a bottle and a brush, for nurturing a hatchling. 5 years+, $60; target.com STUFFED WITH STUFF One of Youtube’s hottest unboxing stars has offered up Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg, a hit with our testers because there were “so many toys to open!” Moms admitted it kept kids “really occupied.” 3 years+, $40; walmart.com ALL THE THINGS Parents say Rainbocorn is “easy to open” and kids “gasped” at a toy that hits all the marks. An egg to crack open! Reversible sequins! Unicorn horn! The plush comes with a teeny baby too. 3 years+, $25; amazon.com