Hot List For 2017 At Toys R Us Includes Very Little Geeky Things

Hot List, the annual list of holiday toys everyone will want if you are a kid (or lets be real, and adult) from Toys R Us came out this morning, and as usual, it features an eclectic mix of products. What always cracks me up about this list is that they make sure to include TRU exclusives on the list, even if they do not seem to be ones that every person would really want. Hey, it is their list. Weirdly, there is not a lot of geeky stuff on this list. What they did choose if pretty cool, but there is not a ton. Oh well, let's take a look.

Coco Interactive Guitar Hot List

Coco Interactive Guitar from Mattel

This one is no surprise, it is the main plot device in a Pixar film, so there is no reason not to expect this one to be tough to get.

Coco, the new animated film from Disney/Pixar, is a celebration of a lifetime, where the discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion. Miguel dreams of becoming a musician, and practice makes perfect! Now you can bring to life the beautiful music straight from the film. The interactive guitar allows kids to learn the most iconic song from Coco, "Remember Me," and features strummable "strings," working lights and true-to-movie details. And the guitar neck is topped by a super cool skull that chomps when you press the first chord button! This guitar also comes with sheet music so you can learn additional songs and become the musician you always dreamed of. A great gift for fans of Disney/Pixar's Coco!

Power Rangers Ninja Steel Lion Fire FOrtress Zord Hot List

Power Rangers Ninja Steel Lion Fire Fortress Zord 20 Inch Action Figure

I am not current on my Power Rangers series or toys, but I can tell oyu this stuff flies off the shelf. This one is a TRU exclusive as well.

The time to save the world is now, and with the Power Rangers Ninja Steel 3-in-1 Lion Fire Fortress Zord Playset, you can help your favorite Rangers take down nefarious villains, including Galvanax. More than 2' long in Fortress mode and over 20" tall in Megazord mode, this playset has big adventures in store. Place a compatible Power Rangers Action Hero figure (sold separately) in the lion mouth cockpit in Megazord mode to storm onto the battle field. In Fortress mode, you can fire at enemies with the twin firing cannons and lock up villain figures in the jail cell. And with the addition of a DX Megazord (sold separately), you can activate Ultra Megazord mode to deal a serious blow. To bring imagination to life, 20 sound effects accompany every mode for added fun.

NERF Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K Blaster Hot List

NERF Rival Nemesis MXVII-10k Blaster

I recently have gotten back into NERF battles and my daughter is all about it, so this may be something I look into getting for us.

Experience intense head-to-head competition with the precision and power of the Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K blaster. This fully motorized blaster has a high-capacity hopper that holds up to 100 high-impact rounds. Fill the easy-loading hopper and unleash a blistering blast of rounds at a velocity of 100 feet per second (30 meters per second). The blaster is available in blue and red (each sold separately), so choose a color and go into battle as Team Red or Team Blue. Power it with batteries or the Nerf Rival Rechargeable Battery Pack (batteries not included and battery pack sold separately). Includes 100 high-impact rounds. Experience the intensity of Nerf Rival with the Nemesis MXVII-10K blaster!

Nerf and all related properties are trademarks of Hasbro.

The NERF Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K Blaster – Red Features:

    • Fully motorized
    • Hopper feed – high capacity
    • Choose red or blue to battle as Team Red or Team Blue
  • Includes 100 high-impact rounds

Imaginext DC SUper Friends Batbot Xtreme Hot List

Imaginext DC Super Friends BatBot Xtreme

Also being offered as a limited NYCC exclusive, this thing is gigantic and pretty spiffy.

The Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme is the Ultimate toy for Batman fans. With extendable wings, multiple projectile launchers, a hidden Batcycle, a voice changer, and real punching fists, your young Super Hero will have a blast defending Gotham City from all sorts of evil Super-Villain attacks! At over two-feet tall, the Batbot Xtreme towers over the enemies of Gotham City. With the turn of a Power Pad, kids send the robot into battle mode, extending its wings and arms and preparing for action. Pow! Squeeze the triggers on the back of the Batbot to give those bad guys a super-charged, one-two punch! Turn the Power Pad on the robot's left shoulder to open the chest to reveal the hidden elevator that will take Batman up to the cockpit, where he can launch a counterattack. 3, 2, 1 Fire! Press the launch buttons on the robot's shoulders to fire projectiles. Kids can add their unique voice to the Batbot Xtreme with the super cool voice changer-Haha! Take that, Super-Villains! For even more action-packed fun, turn another Power Pad to reveal the hidden Batcycle. Now your young Super Hero can send Batman racing into battle! Get kids' imaginations soaring with the Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme. Imaginext Imagine What's Next! Where development comes into play Cognitive: Imaginative play and storytelling helps develop kids' language skills and can foster an early love of reading.

Lukes Landspeeder Ryers Vehicle Hot List


Star Wars Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder(TM) by Radio Flyer 40th Anniversary Edition

This is by far the coolest thing on the market right now. If they made this for adults I would buy it and ride around everywhere. Man I wish I was a kid again. For $500 this would have been five Christmases in a row for me, but it would have been worth it.

Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder(TM) by Radio Flyer is modeled after the sand-pocked and sun-faded X-34 craft from Star Wars: A New Hope. With seats for 2 riders, an interactive dashboard with lights and real movie sounds, and a 5 miles per hour driving speed, this speeder provides a truly galactic driving experience.

The gear shift switches between 2 miles per hour forward, 5 miles per hour forward, or 2 miles per hour reverse. 12 Volt rechargeable battery and charger included. For ages 4 and up, maximum weight 130 pounds.

This item features Limited Edition 40th Anniversary packaging.

And I think it is hilarious that they include the Nintendo Switch and SNES Classic on here. The Switch has been sold out and tough to get since it launched, I have seen it in a TRU one time. The SNES is even more hilarious, as the preorders are selling out in minutes and when it comes out at the end of the month the stock will be gone in about a nano-second. Have fun waiting in line for that everyone.

The full list is here, feel free to peruse and get the things that are already available now before they sell out and everyone is mad at you for not getting them one.


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About Jeremy Konrad

Jeremy Konrad has written about collectibles and film for almost ten years. He has a deep and vast knowledge of both. He resides in Ohio with his family.
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