The List Of Best New Toys 2017
The Best New Toys 2017 as selected by a panel of independent retailers. It’s likely these toys will be the Hottest Toys For Christmas 2017. Some of these toys also feature in our list of Must Have Toys For Xmas 2017 and in the biggest retailers’ Top Toys For Xmas 2017.
Best New Toys 2017 in the Action Category
Best New Toys 2017 in the Construction & Building Category
Best New Toys 2017 in the Creative Category
Best New Toys 2017 in the Games Category
Best New Toys 2017 in the Infant & Preschool Category
Best New Toys 2017 in the Mini Collectables Character Category
Best New Toys 2017 in the Outdoor Category
Best New Toys 2017 in the Playsets Category
Best New Toys 2017 in the Pocket Money Category
Best Toys 2017 in the Pre-school Characters Category
Best New Toys 2017 in the Puzzles Category
Best New Toys 2017 in the Science & Technology (STEM) Category
Best New Toys 2017 in the Tech Toys Category
Descendants Selfie Star Video Recording Microphone
Best New Toys 2017 in the Wheeled Category
Plum EVO 4-in-1 PLUS
Best New Toys 2017 in the Wooden Category
The list of Best New Toys 2017 was announced at the Toy Fair held at Olympia in London at the end of January 2017. There are 15 categories with two or three winners in each. For the first time this year, there is a category for STEAM Toys. If you can’t find any of these toys locally, we’ve included links to Amazon. Except where stated, we haven’t had the chance to test any of the toys listed on this page.
Why could this list be useful for you?
Kids are not backward at coming forwards when it comes to toys. In fact, parents will probably get a good sense of what they like and what they want without even asking. However, it’s useful for other present buyers, such as grandparents, to understand what are the top toys around. The great thing about this list is it has been chosen by industry experts so you can confident the toys will go down well with the recipients.
Why do children love new toys?
Children love a novelty. New things are highly prized and toys come top of this list. Sometimes, the desire for a new toys will be ignited by a desire to fit in and be like everyone else.
So, kids will look to other people to see if something is worth having. If a friend, or someone else they admire, has something they think looks good then they may well want it too. But in today’s world, there are many influences past school and friendship groups.
There is a big rise in toy videos on YouTube. Toy unwrapping is currently very popular. In the past, kids would fill their wishlists from the toys they saw advertised during their TV shows. Today, via YouTube and other social media, the video is an ad in itself.
What makes a must have toy?
A ‘Must Have’ Toy is a new or trending toy which is very desirable. However, children don’t find the things they want in toy shops any more. Neither do they get their present ideas from TV ads. Social media is the big driver.
Even kids who are too young for Instagram or Snapchat see new products on YouTube. With the rise of social media, ‘must have’ toys can come and go quickly.
Many vloggers work exclusively to market toys. Some are very young children who are paid to promote products. The larger brands like Lego have their own channels. Therefore, it can be hard to distinguish what is entertainment and what is marketing.
It’s very hard to predict what will be the next big trend. However, there are plenty of toys and games that have stood the test of time. Others keep reinventing themselves to remain relevant in a fast-moving world.
Except where stated, all views are our own. Sometimes toys and games are listed for certain age-groups or genders. This is only a guide to reflect popular search terms. We’re not making any judgements or recommendations. Please check suitability – including age suitability – very carefully before making a purchase. This page contains affiliate links – what does this mean?