Shopping for Black Friday toy deals before the Christmas rush is a smart way to save time and money. In the coming weeks, retailers will offer a wide range of Black Friday deals and toys in particular will see big price drops. As we've seen before, toy deals tend to sell out fast and with this year's stock shortages, it's better to shop early and avoid potential shipping delays.
So we're keeping an eye out for early Black Friday toy deals and we're spotlighting the sales we think you should shop early. From Lego sets to kid-friendly tablets, we’ve gathered some pre-Black Friday toy deals you can grab right now. The perfect gift depends on the person you’re buying it for, but our recommendations are certain to put smiles on any child's face.
Top 5 Black Friday toy deals available right now
- LOL Surprise Movie Magic Studios: was $135 now $98 @ Amazon
- Disney Black Friday toy sale: from $15 @ ShopDisney
- Accutime Minecraft Smartwatch: was $75 now $34 @ Macy's
- Schleich visit in the open stable playset: was $59 now $44 @ Schleich
- Lego Star Wars Yoda: was $99 now $79 @ Amazon
Black Friday toy deals — best sales right now
PBS Kids Playtime Pad+: was $49 now $39 @ Amazon
This mini 7" tablet is a fun way for kids to play and learn. It comes pre-installed with several PBS Kids apps, and can stream live TV over Wifi. You can also use the Google Play store to download more games and books, and set parental controls to manage what little ones can access.
Disney Black Friday toy sale: from $15 @ ShopDisney
Discounts on Disney toys have arrived in full force on ShopDisney. 11" Disney Princess dolls are now $15, while 16" Animators' Collection dolls have dropped to $25 each. You can also save $10 on this buildable Lightning McQueen RC vehicle, and of course there are also discounts to be found on Marvel, Star Wars, and Toy Story action figures.
Tamagotchi Pix (Floral Pink): was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
If you haven't played with a Tamagotchi since they first came out in the late '90s, you might be surprised to know that new versions are still being made — and that they're getting bigger and better with new features and updates every time. This version comes with a camera, allowing you to take pictures with your virtual friend. If the original is more your style, you're in luck, as they're also on sale at the moment. You can get the original Tamagotchi starting from just $16.
LOL Surprise Movie Magic Studios: was $135 now $98 @ Amazon
LOL Surprise toys have been amongst the most popular with kids for several years now, so it’s nice to grab a discount when they show up. This Movie Magic set comes with two large fashion dolls, six regular size LOL Surprise figures, two pets, and two little sisters. The box transforms into a movie studio playset, so make sure to keep it and not throw it away — one side even has a green screen.
Lego Creator Dinosaur set: was $14 now $11 @ Amazon
This Lego Creator Mighty Dinosaur set transforms into three different dinosaurs — a t-rex, a triceratops and a pteradactyl (well, technically that’s two dinosaurs and a pteradon.) Each model can be moved and posed, and the set also comes with some leftover bones from whatever the dinosaur last snacked on.
Bowser’s Castle Playset: was $39 now $31 @ Amazon
If you’re looking for a Mario playset (that’s not made of Lego) they can be a little hard to come by — but luckily this Bowser’s Castle set not only looks amazing, but is also on sale right now. It’s two stories high and comes with a 2.5” Bowser figurine, spinning fire blocks, a working lift, and a cage to trap any hapless victims that dare to cross the Koopa King.
Accutime Minecraft Smartwatch: was $75 now $34 @ Macy's
This fun kids’ smartwatch comes decked out with a camera, games, a pedometer, and a voice recorder. It has an 8.5” adjustable silicone strap. The watch also comes in several other designs featuring popular characters, including Sonic, Frozen, LOL Surprise, Batman, and Spider-Man.
LEGO Millennium Falcon: was $159 now $128 @ Amazon
If you have a Star Wars fan in your life, this amazing LEGO Millenium Falcon will be a gift to remember. It has 1,351 pieces, and comes with 7 characters from the movies, and the model is an impressive 17 inches long when finished. This would be a great time to grab it too — this is one of the best prices we’ve seen for the LEGO Millenium Falcon (the best being just $1 cheaper at $127).
Barbie Sweet Orchard Farm Doll & Vehicle: was $34 now $29 @ Walmart
This Barbie Sweet Orchard Farm set comes with a doll and a purple four-seater vehicle. The farm theming is fun, and should inspire imaginative play — it even comes with a painted-on mud splatter up the side. This would be a great gift for the budding agriculturist (or anyone else) in your family.
Schleich visit in the open stable playset: was $59 now $44 @ Schleich
Schleich sells a wide variety of beautifully detailed figures and playsets — from dinosaurs to Smurfs. This playset comes with a set of stables with detachable fencing, two horses, and a farmer, and will fit in beautifully with the rest of the Schleich farm world.
FNAF Pastel 6 Plush Set: was $118 now $69 @ Amazon
This spooky set of 6 plushies from Five Nights at Freddy’s look super-cute in pastel colors. You'll get blue and pink Freddy, green, blue and purple Foxy, and a cupcake. Each plush is also sold individually, but if you want the whole set, you’ll get $49 off here.
Black friday toy deals — what to expect
Amazon: Most of the best Black Friday toy deals appeared on Amazon during 2020, which isn’t surprising considering it’s the biggest online retailer. We recommend keeping an eye on Amazon for deals on L.O.L. Surprise, Playmobil, and family games like Monopoly and UNO.
Toys R Us: Toys R Us is also a good place to look for toy deals — last year we saw reductions on Barbie Dreamhouse playsets, career doll packs, and other big brands such as Baby Alive, NERF, and Peppa Pig. Their orders are shipped through Macy's.com, so keep that in mind when you shop.
Walmart: With Walmart now carrying a large selection of Disney Store products, this is a good place to bet on finding Disney toy deals. We also saw Fischer-Price and Paw Patrol toys drop in price at Walmart last year.
Should I wait until Black Friday to buy toys?
Black Friday is a great time of year to shop for toys, with huge discounts available on the most popular brands that don't show up the rest of the year. The other benefit is that it allows you to pick up great Christmas presents early and beat the rush.
While it's possible to find larger discounts closer to the big day, there are already lots of great Black Friday toy deals available right now that are likely to sell out — so if you see a good deal on the products you want, we recommend acting quickly to avoid disappointment.
What are the best Black Friday toy deals I can get right now?
There are lots of great deals going on right now thanks to Black Friday, so here are some of our top picks:
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Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide specializing in deals content. She also covers the latest tech news and and creates how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices, and headphones to apps and video games. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.