The Toys And Games You Must Have
Here’s our pick of The Must Have Toys 2018 for all ages and interests.
These are the toys and games we think will be the best selling products for Christmas 2018. The list includes the latest toys for toddlers and babies, family games, collectible toy crazes, arts and crafts toys and other STEM toys. Most toys on the list of Must Have Toys 2018 are brand new this year.
On the Argos Christmas List 2018 and winner in the plush category at the BlogOn Toy Awards. This is the cuddly version of the very popular Fingerlings Monkeys which were big last year and are still Must Have Toys 2018.
Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat
Harry Potter is always somewhere on the list of top toys. The talking sorting hat (and that’s quite hard to say) was winner of the Bloggers’ Choice Award at the BlogOn Toy Awards 2018. Suitable for 5+.
One of Amazon’s Top Ten Toys For Christmas 2018. The aim is to eat the spinning food before the music stops. Snacks not provided. We think this will be one of the Must Have Toys 2018. It could be the Pie Face of this year.
Large dinosaur figures from the Jurassic World movies. Dinosaur toys are always very popular with kids. Complete with realistic sounds and articulated arms and legs. For ages 3+.
Scruff A Luvs
Very cute concept toy where you turn a scruffy ball in to your new FFF (furry friend forever). Wash, dry, brush and love these adorable pets. Includes grooming kit and adoption certificate. Definitely one of the Must Have Toys 2018.
New robot for younger kids (aged 3+) which is fun and easy to use. It even shoots out its tongue to catch its food. A Toy Award winner for 2018.
New for 2018, the ultimate Barbie kitchen comes complete with doll, kitchen gadgets and Barbie dough. Barbie was first created in 1959 and is still a very popular doll.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Harry Potter LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall
LEGO is always on the lists of must have toys. Brand new Harry Potter LEGO for ages 9-14 years including the very impressive Hogwarts Great Hall.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Fairy Light Garden
To add to the best-selling Fairy Garden collection is the new Fairy Light Garden which lights up and plays harp music too. The perfect toy for children 4+ who love fairies. See other Toys For Ages 3-4 years.
Kinetic Sand Beach Kingdom
We are big fans of Kinetic Sand. This new set – Beach Kingdom – allows you build sandcastles even when it isn’t beach weather! For ages 3+. Winner in the Creative category at the recent BlogOn Toy Awards.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Jetts Razor Trainer Wheels
One of the Hero Toys 2018. Made to fit UK shoe sizes from childrens 11.5 up to adult size 11. Includes spark pads and skid pads.
Toot Toot Pirate Ship
The Toot Toot Pirate Ship has plenty of play possibilities with a firing cannon and three figures included. For ages 1 year+.
Must Have Toys 2018 – LOL Surprise Pearl
New for 2018, the LOL Surprise Pearl includes lots of little surprise gifts and a pearl-shaped stand. See our post on LOL Surprise Dolls.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Botley Coding Robot
Another of the Hero Toys 2018, this much-anticipated coding robot is suitable for ages 5 years+. Kids can programme Botley to perform a sequence of steps as he avoids obstacles, manoeuvres courses and moves objects. On our current list of STEM Toys.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Fingerlings Dinosaur
Must Have Toys 2018 – Furreal Pets Shaggy Shawn
Pet grooming set from the Furreal people. Suitable for ages 4+.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Ready2Robot
New collectible toy craze which combines lots of current toy trends with multiple possibilities for play. Available in battle boxes, the smaller bot blasters and singles. See our page on the Latest Toy Crazes.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Sylvanian Department Store
Wow, a huge new playset for your Sylvanian Families. Features a two-storey department store with a working lift.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Star Wars LEGO Millennium Falcon
This is a massive LEGO set containing nearly 1500 pieces. Suitable for ages 9-14 years, this looks set to be a best-seller for Christmas. See other LEGO new releases 2018.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Twisty Petz
Twisty Petz are beautiful, collectible little pets that transform in to bracelets. Suitable for ages 4+. There are 70 to collect. We think these will be one of the must have toys of the year.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Monopoly Junior Electronic Banking
Electronic banking Monopoly is now available in the Junior version. Great way to teach children lessons about financing and investing. For ages 5+.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Matchstick Monkey
New teething toy for babies. Also available in the dancing monkey variety. Very cute indeed. See our other picks for Babies and Toddlers.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Toomies Cupcakes
Shape-sorting fun for pre-schoolers. Also good for imaginative play.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Paw Patrol Fire Truck
This is a great playset from the very popular Paw Patrol brand. Features a 2 ft extending ladder and much more. Lots of possibilities for imaginative play. On the list of Christmas Must Have Toys from Argos and Amazon.
Must Have Toys 2018 – VTech Crawl Along Doll
New crawl along doll in the Little Love range. Suitable for ages 2+.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Bloco Rainforest
Exciting new type of construction set using high-density foam pieces and interlinking connectors. Why not create fabulous models for play or display? For ages 5-10 years.
New card game from Ideal. So, if you love Dobble and Uno, this might well be for you. Lots of family fun for 2+ players aged 6+.
Speak Out Showdown
New game from Hasbro that builds on the very successful Speak Out game. This is the competitive ‘showdown’ version for ages 8+. Suitable for 4+ players. Included on our current list of Family Games.
Strictly Come Dancing Game
At last, there’s a Strictly board game complete with the voice of Craig Revel Horwood. This is one of the Hero Toys 2018 from the London Toy Fair and it is set to be one of the must have toys 2018.
Must Have Toys 2018 – Hamster Race
New game for ages 4+ where you race around the track, pick up cheese, tip the see saw and ride the wheel. Last hamster on the track wins.
What makes Must Have Toys 2018?
Must have toys 2018 are new or trending toys 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 for the best new toys 2018.
Even kids who are too young for Instagram or Snapchat see new toys and games on YouTube. Furthermore, with the rise of social media, must have toys can come and go quickly.
Many vloggers work exclusively to market toys. Indeed, some are very young children who are paid to promote products. The larger brands like LEGO have their own channels. Therefore, where toys are concerned, 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 in the toy world. However, there are plenty of toys and games that have stood the test of time. Others reinvent themselves to remain relevant for children.
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