Amazon Toys We Love List 2021 | Source: Amazon

Just in case you haven’t heard, there is a global shipping crisis that is having a major impact on the availability of stuff we all need and want. If you’ve been to the store lately, you’ve probably noticed that certain items are inexplicably out of stock. The complicated crisis in the supply chain is affecting everything, and yes, that means toys, too. While we always recommend shopping early to avoid disappointment during the holiday season, this year is unique so take our advice: shop early for toys!

With that in mind, Amazon just unveiled its picks for the hottest toys and games of the year with a selection that includes more than 70 products that are only available through Amazon.com or its new Amazon Pop Up Stores in select cities.

Check out highlights from Amazon’s list below and be sure to stay tuned for the toy industry’s No. 1 ULTIMATE top toy list, the Toy Insider‘s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide, coming Sept. 22. Look for it in print with the November issue of PARENTS magazine (on stands in October) or right here at thetoyinsider.com!

STEM and learning:

For family game night:

Dolls, action figures, and pretend play:

Nature and animals:

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See the full Amazon Toys We Love List here.