Best of Sur­prise Toys

It’s the year’s hottest trend: toys that open up to a big re­veal.

Parents (USA) - - Kids - Toys -

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

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