Dream Toys 2017

What Are The Dream Toys 2017?

Dream Toys 2017 is the annual toy list from the Toy Retailers Association. If you can’t find them locally, we’ve included links to Amazon.

Dream Toys 2017 Enchantimals Playhouse Panda Set

The Enchantimals are lovable dolls who have a special bond with their animal friends. They even share some of the same characteristics. Together, they live in a fantastical world where fun and adventure are right around every corner. This multi-level playhouse is where Prue Panda lives. She comes with the playhouse as does her panda friend Nari, a table, chair, bench, two loos, bunk beds and themed accessories. Reviews on Amazon (sourced 8/11/17) say it is ‘huge’, ‘much bigger than it looks’, ‘easy to put together’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘sturdy’.

Dream Toys 2017 Enchantimals Panda Playhouse

Dream Toys 2017 Furreal Roarin’ Tyler

Furreal Roarin’ Tyler the tiger also appears on the Christmas lists of John Lewis, Smyths and Hamleys. He is a friendly tiger. When you roar at him, he’ll roar back but he also responds with lots of other sound and motion combinations too. He loves it when you give him his little toy chick to play with. Soft and cuddly – what’s not to love…?

Dream Toys 2017 Furreal Roarin' Tyler The Friendly Tiger

Dream Toys 2017 Hatchimals Surprise

Last year, the Hatchimals were the stand-out ‘must have’ toy for Christmas. Adults were scouring the internet for these cute, hatch-able creatures, importing them from overseas and, sometimes, paying well over the odds. Well, they’re back! Over the year, we’ve seen the little Colleggtibles but now there’s a new Hatchimals Surprise. It features on the Christmas Lists of Argos and Hamleys.

Dream Toys 2017 Hatchimals Surprise

Dream Toys 2017 Laser X

Featuring on the Christmas lists of Harrods and Tesco, Laser X is a high tech game of tag. It works up to 60 metres away with pinpoint accuracy. As you are blasted your receiver vest will gradually change colour. If you are hit ten times you’re out. Comes with full instructions.Dream Toys 2017 Laser X

Dream Toys 2017 LOL Surprise Dolls Series 2

We’ve had the LOL dolls on our list of Toy Crazes all year. They are an ‘unwrapping’ craze featuring seven layers of surprises. Seen here in the double version. Also on the Christmas lists from Tesco and Smyths is LOL Big Surprise. This is a bigger version featuring 50 surprises. However, there has been quite a lot in the press and on Facebook questioning whether it is value for money – and it’s nearly impossible to find.

LOL Dream Toys 2017

Dream Toys 2017 Nerf Nitro Longshot

Nerf is a huge brand and always features heavily on the Christmas list of the top retailers. This Nerf shoots out little cars and features obstacles and a ramp.

Dream Toys 2017 Nerf Nitro Longshot

Dream Toys 2017 Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

The Paw Patrol Sea Patroller features on the Christmas lists of Argos, Amazon, Tesco, Smyths as well as in the Good Housekeeping and Blog On guides. Read our article on Paw Patrol Toys. Paw Patrol Air Patroller featured on the list of Dream Toys 2016. The full list is at the bottom of this page.

Dream Toys 2017 Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

Dream Toys 2017 LEGO BB8

It’s no surprise that there’s a LEGO set on the list of Dream Toys 2017. This one features the Star Wars BB8 and is suitable for older children. Ties in nicely with the new Star Wars movie which is released just before Christmas.

Dream Toys 2017 LEGO Star Wars BB8

Dream Toys 2017 Stretch Armstrong

We put Stretch Vac Man on our list of Presents For Boys so it’s good to see Stretch himself in the Dream Toys 2017. He’s a bit of a blast from the past but endless fun – and guaranteed to keep them off the ipad!

Dream Toys 2017 Stretch Armstrong

Dream Toys 2017 Toilet Trouble

Toilet Trouble is a physical game which looks sets to take over from Pie Face as the Must Have Game this year. It asks the important question: “Which gush will cause the flush?” You may get wet but you’ll have great fun in the process.

Dream Toys 2017 Toilet Trouble

Dream Toys 2017 Fingerlings Pet Baby Monkey

We’ve been writing about these cute little monkeys for most of the year. We also had them in our Toy Crazes list for a good deal of the summer.

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Dream Toys 2017 P J Masks Headquarters Playset

This is a very big playset (over two feet tall) from the very popular P J Masks brand. There’s three levels with a working lift and sounds  too. Also come with Cat Boy and one vehicle. This toy features on the Christmas Lists of Argos, Tesco and Hamleys.

Dream Toys 2017

How are the Dream Toys 2017 selected?

It is selected by a panel of retailers made up of large chains, large and small multiples and independent retailers. The list of Dream Toys was announced in London on 8 November 2017. If you can’t find any of these toys locally, we’ve included links to Amazon.

Dream Toys 2017 – The Countdown to Christmas

The announcement of the Dream Toys 2017 marks the real countdown to Christmas. The list is decided by a panel of retailers made up of large chains, large and small multiples and independent retailers.

As reported in the London Evening Standard (sourced 8/11/17) Frederique Tutt, global industry analyst for the NPD Group’s toy division said: “The £3.5 billion-strong British toy market is holding on to its position as the largest market in Europe and the fourth biggest worldwide. This year, British kids aged up to 11 years will receive on average 11 toys for Christmas, worth collectively £121.”

The list of Dream Toys 2016

Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen
Snuggle My Dream Puppy
Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire
Speak Out
Silly Sausage
Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster
Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter
Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage
Thomas & Friends Sky-High Bridge Jump
Hatchimals
Paw Patrol Air Patroller
SelfieMic

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