Category Archives: Top Toys

Top Toys

The Top Toys are new or trending toys that look set to be popular this year in the UK.

Top ToysThey could be ‘crazes’ or bigger, higher value toys. Unlike some other blogs, we don’t just list toys that are popular at Christmas. Elsewhere on our site, there are more established toys that are also ‘must-haves’. These are toys that have stood the test of time.

What makes a top toy? The best ones engage a child’s imagination and creativity as well as supporting their learning. They also need to be fun. There isn’t a recipe for a good toy but it needs to catch the eye quickly. Social media is a great way of doing this with many toy trends now starting on YouTube.

Categories of Top Toys UK include: STEAM Toys, Building Toys, Dolls, Robotic Toys, Ride-on Toys, Arts and Crafts, Playsets and Figures, and Plush Toys.

Slime Sticking Around in 2018

It’s Still Slime Time Slime is a bit of a generic term to encompass slime, fluffy slime, putty, goo and playfoams. They can be made up from kits or using a variety of ingredients sourced from home or the internet. There was a large slime production operation in the Must Have Toys utility room for… Read More »

What Are Squishies?

The Adorable Collectible Squishies are small soft foam toys that come in many different shapes and sizes. They are perfectly pocket-sized, which is crucial for a playground craze. See our page on other Toy Crazes. If you can’t find them locally, we’ve added links on Amazon. Squishies Are Often Shaped Like Food Or Pets Squishies… Read More »

LEGO New Releases 2018

What’s New From LEGO In 2018? LEGO fans will be pleased to see new LEGO 2018 including Star Wars, Friends, Technic, Disney and City. In case you can’t find these locally, we’ve included links to Amazon. Also see Amazon’s LEGO store where you can browse by Latest Arrivals, Best Sellers, and by Age and Theme.… Read More »

What Are LOL Surprise Dolls?

Have Fun Unwrapping LOL Surprise Dolls LOL Surprise Dolls were a big hit in 2017. The original series came out early in 2017 with a second series out in the summer. New For Christmas was LOL Big Surprise which contains 50 unwrapping dolls. Expect to see Series 3 containing pets in 2018. Also available is… Read More »

Presents For Boys

What Are The Best Presents For Boys? Our pick of the best presents for boys. Here at Must Have Toys, we are always searching for the latest trend. It might be at a toy or tech fair, via toy awards, top toy listings or tie-ups with TV or movie franchises. Of course, these toys and games are… Read More »

Presents For Girls

What Are The Best Presents For Girls? Our pick of the best presents for girls. Here at Must Have Toys, we are always searching for the latest trend. It might be at a toy or tech fair, via toy awards, top toy listings or tie-ups with TV or movie franchises. Of course, these toys and games… Read More »

Mums’ Choice Awards

What Are Mums’ Favourite Toys? Mums’ awards are highly rated by us here at Must Have Toys. Look at the latest Mums Choice Awards on UKMums.tv website. Playmobil, Fimo, Hexbugs, PJ Masks and Brio feature this year. All these toys have been tested by Mums and their families. Below are the winners in the age… Read More »

Present For A Teenager

What To Buy For A Teenager Here at Must Have Toys, we have some knowledge on this subject. Gifting to smaller children seems easy in comparison to finding a present for a teenager. But it’s the best feeling in the world if they are genuinely pleased with a gift you’ve given them. However, it does… Read More »

Top Toys 2017

What Are The Top Toys 2017? We’ve reviewed all the toy lists from the top retailers, trade bodies and influencers. This is our definitive list of the Top Toys 2017 that look set to be the most popular, most wished-for and ‘must have’ this year. In case you can’t get these toys locally, we’ve added… Read More »