Christmas is now on the horizon and this summer we’ve been busy researching the latest toy trends. Here, you’ll find our predictions of the toys billed to be most popular this Christmas.
Get ahead of the game and get yourself organised early to avoid the rush. This is the list of toys that will no doubt be quickly out of stock come December. No pressure!
Modular Busy Board, MURO
Designed in the UK, and recently awarded the Red Dot award for design, the MURO is a platform for your child to play and supercharge learning all at the same time. With the MURO, you can create an amazing playing space for your child from ages 12 months to 4 years and above. It’s a toy that grows with your child, and encourages the development of key skills through play.
Fortnite Battle Bus, Argos
Fortnite has dominated our toy shops for a while now and the Battle Bus is the newest toy from the range. Your child will be able to take their Fortnite toys to new heights with this playset. A perfect addition for any fan this Christmas.
These cute little collectables are sure to be a huge hit with kids this Christmas. These miniature dwellings come with two adorable Nanos that can be played with separately or placed in and around each dwelling.
You can also download the free app on any smart device and piece by piece build up a virtual village with each purchase and unlock fun activities along the way, for hours of fun.
Robo Alive Dragon, Smths
The Robo Alive Dragon blue is a realistic looking dragon with ice blasting LED effects which brings it to life! Listen to him roar but watch out for his bite! It’s advanced robotics allow for life-like movements and awesome sound effects.
Boppi the Llama, Smyths
Boppi the Llama is an adorable fun toy that will be sure to get people dancing and having fun. Boppi shakes her bootie to 3 different songs and is sure to be a hit this Christmas.
Toy Story 4 Toys, Firebox
Toy Story 4 hit our screen earlier this year and the new range of toys are now hitting the shops. The collection at Firebox include the new drop down Woody and new favourite Forky with voice control. These are definitely going to be a huge hit with kids and adults this Christmas.
Baby Alexander Doll, John Lewis
The new Baby Alexander Doll is better than ever before. With amazing life like functions you can really interact with him. Feed him, burp him and lull him to sleep. He can drink real water and cry real tears, if you then gently bounce him he will soon cheer up and giggle. The new Baby Alexander doll is also ticklish! It has realistic baby sound effects and cute little movements. A perfect way to introduce little ones to the idea of a new baby coming along.
Juno is a baby elephant your child can teach, play and love. She really comes alive with over 150 lifelike movements and sounds.
She has an animated trunk that responds to touch, makes adorable noises, enables her to eat her peanut, play games, interact with her toy mouse and even gives you a kiss. Juno’s flappy moving ears will at first be used to cover her eyes as she gets used to her new environment but after you pet and play with her her personality unfolds.
Scruff a Luv Real Rescue, Argos
The latest edition to the Scruff a Luv collection is the Real Rescue. This interactive Scruff a Luv reacts to how you nurture it – just like a real rescued pet.
It has over 35 lifelike sounds and interactions including shivering, whimpering, feeding, hiccups and it even has a heartbeat.
Once taken out of the box the ball of matted fur will begin to shake with fear. Let your child nurture wash and groom their new pet to find out if they have a dog or cat. Then the more your pet is played with the more hidden interactions will be unlocked and you will learn what your new pet needs from you.
Baby Shark Playdoh, Amazon
Baby Shark, love or hate it has been a large part of the last few years and it has now come in the shape of Play Doh. This set includes all the tools your child will need to make their very own shark family. A great gift for a creative baby shark lover, doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Capsule Chix, Amazon
With no set the same and over 4 billion looks to create, Capsule Chix is designed to be unique! Each single set comes with 5 surprise capsules which creates one doll, stand and lookbook. Mix and match with other sets to create unique looks that are one of a kind.
Harry Potter Knight Bus, Amazon
LEGO is always a feature in our house at Christmas. This Harry Potter Knight Bus is a 403 piece set that can be a great gift for any witch or wizard lover. The bus when pieced together has a hinged opening side panel, removable roof and a movable sliding bed and swinging chandelier. It also comes with 3 figures including Harry Potter himself!
L.O.L Surprise! 2-in-1 Glamper, Smyths
With over 55 surprises to unbox and an exclusive doll included any L.O.L fan will be super happy with the L.O.L 2-in-1 Glamper. There are over 10 areas to play and it comes with lights and sounds and even a slide for the dolls to play on. The Glampr expands to a whopping 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide! Santa had better make room on his sleigh!
With Toy Story 4 out this year Toy Story toys have made a come back and the new Mr. Potato Head with moving lips is a great new addition. Just attach his mouth and press the buttons and watch his lips synchronise to wacky songs and some really funny phrases. Sure to be a laugh for all the family this Christmas.
FurReal Cubby the Curious Bear, Smyths
One on my daughters Christmas list, Cubby is sure to enter the hearts of lots of children this year. With over 100 sounds and motion combinations Cubby is the perfect pet. He loves to play and comes with 3 accessories. He even has a night mode, where Cubby will make sleep sounds and play one of four 5-minute sequences of soft music.
Owleez Pink, Smyths
Teach your very own Owleez to fly this Christmas! These baby owls respond to touch and their eyes light up for different moods. Practice flying with your baby owl by swinging it through the air. When it is finally ready it will let you know and then really fly. You will also need to care for your new pet by feeding them with their berry food accessory. When they are sad pet their heads to cheer them up and interact with then lots to keep them happy.
This remote-controlled transforming Batmobile from Fisher Price can transform from vehicle mode to raised battle mode. Send Batman zooming all around with the remote once in battle mode you can fire projectiles at your enemies.
Kindi Kids, Smyths
The newest toy from Shopkins; the Kindi Kids. These preschoolers are full of fun. Kindi Kids dolls have wobbly heads that move around when handled and gorgeous sparkly eyes. They come with cute accessories and changeable clothes and shoes, there are 4 dolls in total to collect. There are also extra play-sets available to purchase separately to add to the play value.
The latest toy from Paw Patrol is the Mighty Jet Command Centre. It’s a 2-in-1 deluxe team vehicle that transforms from a jet into a mobile command centre. It also comes with an ejectable mini jet, Ryder figure and 5 launcher discs.
Get the pups ready for their next mission in the command centre and when ready for the mission place Ryder into the cockpit, load the disc launcher and close the headquarters into the Mighty Jet and set off through the air.
Hatchimals have been a successful craze for the last few years and this year they are bringing out Colleggtibles Pixies Dolls. These dolls hatch with a loving touch and there are four different eggs to choose from, Crystal Canyon, Polar Paradise, Wishing Star Waterfall or Glittering Garden. Each Pixie comes with 3 mystery accessories, Pixie bed and display stand. A perfect stocking filler.
Treasure X Alien Hunter, The Entertainer
The new addition to Treasure X, Alien Hunter is a slimy alternative to their previous original Treasure X and Treasure X Dragons. You will need to cut through the packaging with the included tool to release the alien from the Crystal Vessel. You will then need to get messy and dissect the alien belly and cut through the sac to save the Treasure Hunter. One for those slime lovers out there!
Barbie Travel DreamPlane, Smyths
Barbie was a true favourite of mine when I was younger and I wish I’d kept all my toys to pass on to my little Barbie lover.
The new DreamPlane from Barbie is going to let imaginations really take off. With working wheels it can taxi on the ground or be taken into the air. There are moving seats and even a snack trolley with removable compartments to let imaginations take flight with this great playset.
PJ Masks Seeker, Argos
With room for up to four vehicles the PJ Masks Seeker vehicle is a great toy for any PJ Mask fan. It has lights and sounds and a disk launcher for catching the bad guys which can then be trapped in the detachable cage. It also comes with a pull-out ramp and drop-down side door. ‘Into the night to save the day!’
Coding Critters, Learning Resources
Coding Critters are a great toy to get preschoolers learning early STEM concepts. You can code your critters to play fetch, hide and seek and more with their fun playset or design your own endless coding challenges. You can also feed, pet and take care of your critter in play mode.
The new Lumies are an interactive pom pom pet that changes colour to match the surface. It also has over 100 sounds and phrases and can turn colours into beats in music mode. It comes with a comb for bushing the long locks of colourful hair.
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