Canadian Gift Guide: Hot Toys 2020

Many Canadians are shopping early in 2020, in the hopes of buying a special toy before they’re sold out or to avoid disappointment due to shipping delays. We’ve made a list for you and checked it twice, so you don’t have to waste any time searching for toys that are sure to be favourites this holiday season.

Canadian Gift Guide - Hot Toys

We've brought together the hottest toys for the 2020 holiday season in a convenient gift guide for Canadians!  Each winning toy includes a link to where you can find it in Canada.

These toys were chosen from brand & merchant submissions, based on quality, entertainment value, and current or anticipated demand (such as new movie releases). All toy submissions will be donated to the Surrey Christmas Bureau for families in need.

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Submissions: We publish numerous holiday gift guides throughout the year.  If you would like to submit a product for consideration, please send an email to business{at}canadianfamily.net.

Canadian Gift Guide - Hot Toys
Present Pets Interactive Puppy Present Pets Interactive Puppy

Present Pets Interactive Plush Puppy

Present Pets are poised to be THE toy of the 2020 Holiday Season! Your brilliantly-interactive pet will excitedly paw her way out of her box, revealing which sparkling puppy is your new bestie. She'll delight and entertain with over 100 sounds and actions, reacting to your snuggles and voice with kisses, tail wagging and moving paws. Ages 6+

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Present Pets Interactive Puppy
DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Balloon Playset with Poppy Doll DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Balloon Playset with Poppy Doll

DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Balloon Playset

Everyone was excited about the release of Dreamworks Trolls World Tour in 2020, and little fans will be just as pumped to receive their Tour Balloon playset as a gift. It opens up to reveal a fun play area with shower, bed and moveable slide, along with a Dreamworks Troll Queen Poppy doll. Fold everything inside and grab the handle to take this show on the road! Ages 4+ 

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DreamWorks Trolls World Tour Balloon Playset with Poppy Doll
BATMAN 3-in-1 Batcave Playset BATMAN 3-in-1 Batcave Playset

BATMAN 3-in-1 Batcave Playset

The villains of Gotham city won't stand a chance when you join Batman on missions to defeat them! This 3-in-1 playset will spark the imagination of little heroes as they battle evil from the Batcave and into Gotham City.

The fun starts by lighting up the Bat-signal and activating the Batcomputer's lights. Discover the armory reveal chamber, sneak through the escape door, scramble up the ladder, zoom down a zipline and throw evil geniuses into the jail cell. Split the levels apart or stack them up for endless adventures with an exclusive Batman action figure. Ages 4+

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BATMAN 3-in-1 Batcave Playset
Launch & Defend Remote Control Batmobile Launch & Defend Remote Control Batmobile

Launch & Defend Remote Control Batmobile

Kids can partner up with Batman to defend Gotham City with this remote controlled Batmobile! Hunt villains and when you find one, launch the 4-inch Batman figurine out of the cockpit with the remote control. Pose Batman for battle and bravely complete any mission. Charge the Batmobile with the USB cable and do it all again. Ages 4+

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Launch & Defend Remote Control Batmobile
LEGO Disney Mulan’s Storybook Adventures LEGO Disney Mulan’s Storybook Adventures

LEGO Disney Mulan’s Storybook Adventures

Mulan's Storybook Adventures was the movie remake of 2020 and the fun continues with this new LEGO playset. Kids can stretch their imagination as they train for battle with Mulan and Li Shang or drink some tea in Mulan's garden. Honour and adventure await!

The set includes three detailed micro-doll figures, including two versions of Disney Princess Mulan, Li Shang and a Khan the horse LEGO figure, plus a brick with a Cri-Kee decoration. Ages 5+

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LEGO Disney Mulan’s Storybook Adventures
Hasbro Trouble: Star Wars The Mandalorian Hasbro Trouble: Star Wars The Mandalorian

Hasbro Trouble: Star Wars The Mandalorian

One of the hottest kids TV shows on Disney Plus, The Mandalorian teams up with Hasbro Trouble to bring the excitement into a boardgame.

Pop the dice and race around a dangerous planet to rescue 'Baby Yoda' (The Child). Play as the Bounty Hunter, The Mandalorian, IG-II the droid, Cara Dune, or Kuill and watch out for an angry mudhorn and mercenaries. The first player to get all four pawns into the Home space, rescues The Child and wins! Ages 5+


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Hasbro Trouble: Star Wars The Mandalorian
LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian Razor Crest LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian Razor Crest

LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian Razor Crest

Building the Razor Crest starship from 1023 LEGO pieces is only the beginning of the fun for fans of The Madalorian. This ship features a LEGO minifigure cockpit, two spring-loaded shooters, cargo hold with opening sides & access ramps, carbonite bounty elements, sleeping area and detachable escape pod.

The set includes The Mandalorian, Greef Karga, Scout Trooper and the Child minifigures, plus an IG-11 LEGO figure, all sporting weapons for battles. Ages 10+
 

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LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian Razor Crest
Paw Patrol Vehicles Paw Patrol Vehicles

Paw Patrol Vehicles

Vehicles are the center of Paw Patrol adventures and now kids can join them!

Paw Patrol Dino Patroller Vehicle

The motorized Paw Patrol Dino Patroller is built to tackle any terrain you and Chase encounter on your prehistoric mission to save a T. rex! Chase is ready in his Dino Rescue uniform from the show and his huge Dino Patroller vehicle, with a working projectile launcher. Push the T. rex's tail down to open his mouth. Ages 3+

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Paw Patrol Chase's 5-in-1 Ultimate Police Cruiser

You'll be ready to help Chase in any emergency with this huge Ultimate Cruiser! Exciting sound effects accompany you on rescue missions where you can use a launcher, motorcycles, helicopter or boat to save the day. Launch each of them from the Ultimate Cruiser with a push of a button.  Ages 3+


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Paw Patrol Vehicles
Mealtime Magic Maya Mealtime Magic Maya

Mealtime Magic Maya

Just like real kids, Maya loves food...but not all of it! You'll be summoned by Maya when she's hungry and she's willing to try any of the 50 food combinations. She'll let you know if she thinks it's yummy or yucky with her lifelike expressions and reactions, including more than 70 sounds & phrases, moving mouth & tongue, and blinking eyes.

Burp her when she's fussy or try her pacifier/bottle. Play with her when she's happy to be rewarded with smiles, giggles and the occasional raspberry. Ages 4+

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Mealtime Magic Maya
Science4you - Kitchen Nightmare Science4you - Kitchen Nightmare

Science4you - Kitchen Nightmare

26 fun food experiments that bring STEM to the table! Create scientific ice cream, make jelly treats & chocolate pops and bake delicious cupcakes using 51 included pieces and a book in both English and French. Ages 8+

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Science4you - Kitchen Nightmare
Disney Pixar Onward BIG Barley Lightfoot Plush Disney Pixar Onward BIG Barley Lightfoot Plush

Disney Pixar Onward BIG Barley Lightfoot

The Disney Pixar movie, Onward, took the movie stream by storm in 2020, but authentic toys are hard to come by. Barley Lightfoot is a 19-inch elf who is huggably tough. Accented with knit hat & socks, denim-style vest covered in appliques and a cast on his forearm, the Onward star is a perfect pal to bring on your next quest. Ages 3+

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Disney Pixar Onward BIG Barley Lightfoot Plush
SolarBots

SolarBots: 8-in-1 Solar Robot Kit

Most robot kits are expensive, but this SolarBot Kit is affordable and won’t cost you a dime in batteries! Harness the power of the sun to bring these bots to life. Children six and older can build eight different robots, including a somersaulting armadillo, a crawling bug and a drummer. It comes with a book of ideas and scientific facts about solar tech.

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SolarBots
Hatchimals Crystal Flyer

Hatchimals Pixies, Crystal Flyer

Hatchimals are wildly popular holiday gifts and the new Pixies Crystal Flyers are sure to be every bit as coveted for Christmas in 2020. Hatch your Flyer from her crystal egg and charge her up with the included USB cable. Switch her on and her unique, sparkling wings start to move until you let her go so she really flies! Your hands guide her as she dances and flies high or low. Choose from Krystalina Rose or Violet Onyx. Ages 6+

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Hatchimals Crystal Flyer
Wildlife Subscription Box

The Wild | Life Subscription Boxes

A gift that keeps on giving, The Wild | Life is an outdoor-theme subscription kit that aligns with the Canadian school curriculum. Every month, your child will receive a themed kit to inspire wild adventures. Each box includes three or four tools and toys, activity cards, nature craft and a merit pin. Kids 8-12 will be inspired when a new box arrives, as they enjoy the change of pace offered by outdoor learning.

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Wildlife Subscription Box
Super Hero High School Set

DC Super Hero Girls High School Playset

Super Hero High School is like any other high school, but with super students! Kids can relate to Batgirl as they use the flying mechanism, grabbling hook and zipline to battle evil. Ages 6+

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Super Hero High School Set
Hollywood Hair Extension Maker

Hollywood Hair Extension Maker

Glamorous Tweens will be thrilled to find the Hollywood Hair Extension Maker under the tree. This motorized maker turns your unique ribbon designs into hair extensions. Choose from colourful ribbons and use the included markers to customize. Use the heatless curling wand, rollers, hair clips and spray bottle to style hair into new looks that set off your one-of-a-kind extensions. Ages 8+

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Hollywood Hair Extension Maker
Colourful Crystal Lab

Ooze Labs: Colorful Crystal Lab

Crystals are an enthralling way to introduce kids 6+ to the astounding beauty of natural science. This Colorful Crystal Lab will provide years of wonder for little scientists! They’ll use the lab station and crystal salts for more than 10 experiments, and then continue with household materials.

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Colourful Crystal Lab
Blues Clues Thinking Chair

Blue's Clues & You! Play & Learn Thinking Chair

LeapFrog has created the perfect spot to think, think, think and play! Hear fun phrases from the show as you interact with Josh and Blue, look for clues and figure out what Blue wants using the Handy Dandy Notebook.

Sit on the chair and Josh will invite you to play. Stand up and he'll encourage you to find clues! Press the light-up buttons on the arm of the Thinking Chair to hear clues and explore colours, numbers, shapes and more. At Mail Time, open Mailbox and find a letter from Blue and Magenta, or remove it from the chair to reveal a cup holder. Lift the seat cushion to store small items. Ages 2+


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Blues Clues Thinking Chair
Scoob Action Figures

Scoob! Super Scoob & Dick Dastardly Figures

Scoob! had kids laughing and sleuthing in 2020 and the fun continues with these action figures. Each true-to-character action figure includes their signature looks from the Scoob! animated feature film. Combine with other sets to collect all 8 Figures, including: Scooby & Captain Caveman, Shaggy & Dynomutt and Blue Falcon & Muttley. Ages 3+

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Scoob Action Figures
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