The litlgeeks reviewed over 130 toys in 2017!  130!  We loved pretty much all of them, and we are so thankful to have been able to share them all with you.  We are also thankful to all of the wonderful toy companies and all of their great friends at toy PR companies that enjoy our videos enough to send us all of these great toys for free to share with everyone!  It is with all of that thankfulness in our hearts that we are thrilled to share with you, our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, and a quick impromptu top 5 favorite toys of the year from each litlgeek.  Check out the video, and scroll down for links to purchase all of the great toys we talked about and more!

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We hope you enjoyed our gift guide video, now check out below for links to each product we talked about and maybe a few more.  They are broken up by category, so you can find what you are looking for fast!  You can also visit our Amazon Shop by clicking here, and you can find all of these great toys there too!  Also, while this is a condensed gift guide, there really isn’t anything that we got to look at in 2017 that we wouldn’t recommend as a great gift for someone!  Check out all of our Magic Box Videos here!  In the below, if you click the product name, it’ll take you right to Amazon where you can purchase it.  We’ve also included links to our Magic Box videos for full reviews, so have a blast!


Catch The Fox – Catch The Fox is available now for $14.99.  It’s a game of fox and chicken, where you have to rescue chickens from the hungry fox.  Fill his pants with chickens, press his head, eventually his pants will magically disappear sending the chickens scurrying, then you have to hustle and pick them up and put them in your coop!  For ages 4 and up.  Magic Box Catch The Fox.

Poopyhead – Poopyhead, available now for $16.95, is a blast of laying out cards in the right order and putting on a poopyhat!  For ages 6 and up.  Magic Box Poopyhead

Reef Route – Available now for $21.49, Reef Route features beautiful art, and innovative gameplay for kids ages 5 and up.  Get your fish to the other end of the reef before you get eaten!  Magic Box Reef Route

Wobbly Worm – Available for $13.99, Wobbly Worm is a blast!  Try to hook your hoop on the worm by tossing or by placing, it features adjustable height to change difficulty!  For ages 3 and up. Magic Box Wobbly Worm

Woo-Hoo! – For ages 3 and up, Woo-Hoo! is available for $19.95, and is a litlzombie favorite!  Assemble the elephant slide, and have a blast! Magic Box Woo-Hoo


Remote Control and STEM

Antsy Pants – Antsy Pants is an innovative build and play system.  It takes the blanket fort to the absolute next level.  This is for ages 4 and up, and prices vary depending on the kit you get, but there are some amazing ones, from large free play build kits, to pirate ships! Magic Box Antsy Pants


Drone Force – Drone Force isn’t just one drone, it’s a whole line, but our favorite is Morph-Zilla, an air and land switching drone that is super maneuverable, and easy to control! It’s for ages 8 and up and retails for about $50.  Magic Box Drone Force


Hero Droid BB-8 Fully Interactive Droid – Easily the coolest toy we got to play with this year.  For ages 6 and up, and for less than $250, you can’t ask it to do much more than it does. This is as close as you’ll get to having a real BB-8 in your house.  Magic Box Hero Droid BB-8 Fully Interactive Droid

Sphero R2-D2 – This little droid is going to get you into a lot of trouble, he excels at that!  So many incredible interactive features in this exceptionally detailed and well designed Sphero droid!  He retails for around $119, he’s for ages 8 and up, and he’s app enabled!  Magic Box Sphero R2-D2

Magnaflex –  Magnaflex is a fun build system that makes use of magnets to hold pieces together.  Marvelous, bendy, magnets! These sets are for ages 3 and up and start under $10! Magic Box Magnaflex

Micky Transforming Roadster Racer – The Mickey Roadster Racer was a blast to play with! Transformation is super neat! For ages 3 and up, you can race with Mickey for about $27!  Magic Box Mickey Transforming Roadster Racer

Star Wars Metal Detector– This amazing, real, working metal detector is a blast to find things with.  It’s out of stock on Amazon now, but keep checking back!  For ages 8 and up. Magic Box Uncle Milton Jakku Metal Detector



Beat Bugs – The litlgeeks love Beat Bugs!  Adorable characters, wonderful music, and the toys are fantastic!  Toys are for ages 3 and up.  Magic Box Beat Bugs

Ben 10 Figures and Role Play – The litlgeeks love Ben 10 in 2017.  Playmates is making an awesome action figure and role play line of toys to support the show, and more Ben 10 toys are definitely finding their way under our Christmas tree!  Ben 10 toys are for ages 4 and up.  Magic Box Ben 10

Cars 3 Cars and Play Sets – Cars 3 has been huge in the litlgeeks house in 2017.  litlzombie has had a blast with the cars and playsets by Mattel, and your litlgeeks will too! Tons of great toys to choose from!  Magic Box Cars 3

Fingerlings – This is the hot holiday toy to get for 2017.  These adorable little finger animals interact with you, each other, make noises, and are generally just mega cute!  Good luck finding them!  Fingerlings are for ages 5 and up!  Magic Box Fingerlings

Hexbug – Hexbug has been making incredible interactive playsets for a long time, and the litlgeeks really jumped in with them in 2017!  They had a blast with this zip line set!  This is for ages 3 and up.  Magic Box Hexbug

Interactive Marvel Figures From Hasbro – Hasbro has made some awesome interactive figures this year to support some incredible Marvel movies! Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor Ragnarok, and the litlgeeks got to play with all of them. So much fun, and they even interact with each other!  Magic Box Thor Ragnarok

Muppets Select The litlgeeks love Diamond Select Toys!  They love the Muppets!  This…really just made sense.  This is a fantastic line for kids and collectors featuring everyone’s favorite Jim Henson creations, The Muppets! For ages 8 and up.  Magic Box Muppets Select

Nano Metal Figs – Nano Metal Figs stole the show for the litlgeeks in 2017 and they still play with their figures and play sets every day!  For ages 5 and up.  Magic Box Nano Metal Figs

Marvel Titan Hero Series Figures – Hasbro makes some of our favorite figures, and the Marvel Titan Hero Series is right at the top of that list.  Great looking, durable, fun to play with! For ages 4 and up. Magic Box Marvel Titan Hero Series 12-Pack

Nerf Modulus  – We didn’t get a chance to do a video on this this year, but litlninja’s favorite take home toy from HASCON 2017, Nerf Modulus! For ages 8 and up.  

Paw Patrol Figures and Vehicles – Paw Patrol is still airing in our house daily, and litlzombie loves to play with Chase, Marshall, Rider and the gang!  No Magic Box videos of the Paw Patrol this year, but the litlgeeks loved playing with the My Size Lookout Tower at Play Fair!  Ages 3 and up.

PJ Masks – PJ Masks has grown so much in 2017, and we were lucky to bring you more great PJ Masks toys fun! Magic Box PJ Masks


Pokemon Figures – Pokemon has taken hold of the litlgeeks home.  They LOVE the beautiful and fun to play with TOMY action figure line!  

Pokemon Mega Construx – The Mega Construx Pokemon line is on display all over our house.  Clever build designs showcase lovable and familiar Pokemon all stars!  A ton of great sets available with more coming as we speak!

Pokemon Trading Cards – Are you sensing a theme?  The litlgeeks LOVE all things Pokemon!  They are really into the trading card game at this point and having a blast with it!

Power Rangers Figures and Vehicles – Power Rangers Ninja Steel is a weekly event with the litlgeeks.  They are having a great time with the action figures and playsets!  This awesome Lion Fire Fortress Zord is still on their want list though!

Roblox – Roblox is an awesome video game, but the toys are maybe even more fun!  Tons of great figures to collect, for ages 6 and up!  Magic Box Roblox

Rusty Rivets – The litlgeeks really first got into Rusty Rivets at Play Fair 2017, and it hasn’t stopped since.  Tons of great play patterns and building / learning to do with Rusty and his friends!  For ages 3 and up.  Magic Box Rusty Rivets

Star Wars Interactive Porg – It doesn’t get much cuter than this noise making, wiggling Porg!  We can’t wait to see what they are all about in Star Wars The Last Jedi in just a few weeks!  For ages 4 and up!  Magic Box Porg

Star Wars Micro Force – The Force is strong, and Tiny with these great Star Wars Micro Force collectible figures from Hasbro!  For ages 4 and up.  Magic Box Star Wars Micro Force

Super Wings Figures and Playsets – Super Wings had a monster year this year with Jett’s first ever Thanksgiving Day Parade float! The show is a hit, the toys are fun to play with!  The litlgeeks love them! Super Wings Toys are for ages 3 and up. Magic Box Super Wings

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures and Vehicles – The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have had so many great figures put out in 2017 by Playmates.  One of our favorite sets, Mutants and Monsters!  For ages 4 and up.  Magic Box Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Vinimates – Vinimates are awesome, stylized, and fun to display vinyl figures from our friends at Diamond Select Toys.  The character roster has everything from Beetljuice to Justice League!  Check em out! Magic Box Vinimates

Voltron – The litlgeeks get to say most things around here, but for me, daddygeek, one of my favorite toys we got to play with this year was Legendary Voltron from the Netflix Dreamworks series.  It’s one of my favorite shows, and the Legendary Lions do the show and the character incredible justice!  Magic Box Voltron

Wonder Crew – The litlgeeks made a friend in Wonder Crew in 2017!  You can too!  Wonder Crew is for ages 5 and up.  Magic Box Wonder Crew

Wild Kratts – What a blast the litlgeeks had with their Wild Kratts role play and action figure toys this year (the very very end of last year)!  The show is still going strong and they are still having a blast! Magic Box Wild Kratts

Video Games

Nintendo Switch – The hottest video game console of 2017, the Nintendo Switch!  Some of the best games all year have been on the Switch and you can check them out below.  The litlgeeks did and had a blast!  Magic Box Nintendo Switch

Nintendo 2DS XL and 3DS XL – The Nintendo New 2DS XL and 3DS XL models rocked the hand held gaming world in 2017 with great games, beautiful screens, and both 2D and 3D fun!  Some of our favorite games listed below are games you can only play on the 2DS and 3DS!

ARMS for Nintendo Switch – What a fun game!  Use one JoyCon per hand for maximum video game extendo-arm punching fun!  Rated E for Everyone.  Magic Box Arms

Cars 3 Driven to Win – One of litlzombies favorite games this year.  It features the delightful and fun case of Cars 3, the game is gorgeous, the racing is fun!  Rated E for Everyone. Magic Box Cars 3 Driven To Win

LEGO Dimensions – We can’t be more bummed that LEGO Dimensions is being discontinued, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a ton of amazing and fun gameplay, and just so so SO many great LEGO Dimensions Fun Packs, Team Packs, and Level Packs to be had!  This is a game not to be missed!  You’ll need the main game and you can add on to the fun with all the different packs.  Rated E for Everyone. Magic Box LEGO Dimensions   

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 – We just finished up this review, and the gameplay is still going on.  We are having so much fun unlocking the monstrous roster of iconic Marvel Super Heroes! I can’t wait to get Cosmo and Nova Prime!  Rated E for Everyone. Magic Box LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

LEGO Ninjago –  The litlgeeks had a full on LEGO Ninjago Movie odyssey this year.  They had a blast with the toys, loved watching the movie, and most of all, loved taking their favorite characters from the big screen to their much smaller screen on Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch!  Rated E for Everyone. Magic Box LEGO Ninjago

LEGO Worlds – LEGO unbound. A literal world of LEGO for you to play with and in on your favorite video game console (PS4, Xbox One, Switch).  Rated E for Everyone.  Magic Box Lego Worlds

Lightseekers – Lightseekers really took toys to life to the next level in 2017.  This is one of the first platforms where how you move your figure in real life impacts what the figure does in the game, and Lightseekers is really neat for it!  It’s available for iOS and Android now for free download.  In stores, you can pickup starter packs, figures, and there is even a companion trading card game!  Watch your litlgeeks fly around your dining room, and on your iPad screen!  Toys are for ages 8 and up.  Magic Box Lightseekers

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe For Nintendo Switch – It was one of the games we couldn’t wait for when we got our Switch, and Nintendo didn’t let us down.  Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is incredible in every way!  Rated E for Everyone.  Magic Box Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Pokken Tournament DX – litlgeeks didn’t get to do a Magic Box video for Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch in 2017, but that didn’t stop them from enjoying it.  They like nothing more than fighting their favorite Pokemon in real time! Rated E for everyone.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon – Folks were anxious to get hands on Pokemon Sun and Moon, and it was awesome, and worth the wait.  Then, Nintendo went even further and made things even more awesome with Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.  Rated E for Everyone!

Super Mario Odyssey There is so much fun to be had with Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch.  The game itself is one of the greatest Mario games of all time.  Add some fun Amiibo, amazing hats.  The litlgeeks are still playing Super Mairo Odyssey, loving every minute!  One litlgeek is Mario, the other is Cappy, all is right with the world!  Rated E for Everyone.  Magic Box Super Mario Odyssey

Zelda Breath of the Wild – litlninja and I fell head over heels for this game minute one.  To date, it’s one of my favorite games of all time, one of the best games I’ve ever played.  We love it.  I love it.  You’ll love it.  Another game, where adding Amiibo really enhances the experience, and there are a ton of great Zelda Breath of the Wild specific Amiibo to have too!  

litlzombie Top 5

litlninja Top 5


litlgeeks most wanted




  • Osmo Hotwheels Mind Racers litlninja was adamant about this item, though it has never once been uttered before research for this post, nor was it on his actual Christmas list, he now wishes for it above many other things.


  • More Pokemon Mega Construx We are already half way through the first series, all build.  litlninja is hoping for more under the Christmas tree to finish out the first series, and a bunch from the second!  Gyarados,  the Mountain playset.  Zubat!


  • Ben 10 Action Figures and Vehicles  They want the rest of the heroes, and all of the villains, and they definitely want something fancy to ride around in.  If only there was some sort of rolling headquarters…


Thank you to all of the awesome toy companies, that sent us so many fun toys in 2017 to share with you.  And thank you, our readers, and our viewers.  We love that we can be here to share this with you, it is our privilege.  We hope you have a great Holiday 2017 and a Happy New Year in 2018!  We can’t wait to see what’s next!


We got a bunch of these toys for free from companies for promotional purposes | We bought a bunch of these toys | Some of these toys we don’t even have | These toys are for varying ages | This video and post are for entertainment purposes only.

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