The Big Retailers Pick Their Top Toys For Xmas 2017
The biggest and best-know toy retailers predict the top toys for Xmas 2017. These are likely to be the best-selling toys that are most in demand – the ‘must have’ toys for Christmas. In past years, Hatchimals and Furbies have famously been ‘must have’ toys. There was a well-publicised scramble to find them – sometimes at any price. See also Dream Toys 2017, announced on 8 November 2017.
The ‘Must Have’ Toys This Year
We are monitoring the lists from the most famous names in toy retail. So far Amazon, Tesco, John Lewis, Hamleys, Harrods, Smyths and Argos have all made their predictions. Most of these lists come out between the time when the schools go back in September and Halloween. This year, they were all out by mid-October although Argos released their list at the exact mid-point of 2017.
Below are the toys that appear most frequently on the lists. Some are new brands, some are updated or new releases from well-known brands. Lego always features on most Christmas Lists, for example. There’s some toys that are pick-ups from TV shows. Robots also feature well, as you would expect given the rise of interest in STEAM Toys. This category was included for the first time this year in the Best New Toys 2017.
In case you can’t get these toys locally, we’ve added links to Amazon.
Top Toys For Xmas 2017 – Paw Patrol Sea Patroller
Paw Patrol is a hugely popular animated TV show for pre-schoolers featuring rescue dogs and teen owner Ryder. The Paw Patrol Sea Patroller features on the Christmas lists 2017 from Argos, Amazon, Tesco and Smyths. It is also in the Good Housekeeping Top Toys For Christmas 2017 and was also winner in Top Licensed Toy category in the inaugural BlogOn Toy Awards. It has lots of little bits and pieces to play with. There are drop-down wheels to transform it from a ship to a land vehicle. The Paw Patrol All-Terrain vehicle was one of the Best New Toys 2017.
Top Toys For Xmas 2017 – Cozmo The Robot
Cozmo, from Anki, is one of the most sophisticated consumer robots available today. He’s a real-life robot with a unique personality that develops the more you spend time with him. He’ll nudge you to get playing and keep you constantly surprised. Cozmo features on the Christmas toy lists of Amazon, John Lewis, Harrods and Smyths. Note you do need a compatible iOS or Android device and the free Cozmo app.
Top Toys For Xmas 2017 – Lego Boost
Lego always features in the Christmas Toy Lists. Lego Boost is already a HUGE seller on Amazon and also features on the Christmas List of Argos and Harrods. It is also on the Good Housekeeping Top Toys For Christmas 2017. This is a robot building toy which takes your Lego to the next level with a very creative toolbox. Note you need a tablet to use this set. Check your device is compatible by visiting www.lego.com/devicecheck for more info.
Top Toys For Xmas 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. Go get ’em!
Top Toys For Xmas 2017 – Furreal Roarin’ Tyler
In 2016, Little Live Pets had a big hit with their My Dream Puppy. This year, the ‘must have’ life-like animal is from Furreal – Roarin’ Tyler the friendly tiger. He features on the Christmas Lists of John Lewis, Smyths and Hamleys. 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…?
Top Toys For Xmas 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.
Top Toys For Xmas 2017 – Luvabella Doll
This is the doll that features most on the Christmas Lists 2017. It is a responsive baby doll with realistic expressions and movements. Features on the lists of Argos, Smyths and Hamleys. The more you play with Luvabella, the more she learns.
Top Toys For Xmas 2017 – Laser X
Featuring on the 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. You can have unlimited players and comes with full instructions.
LOL Big Surprise
This is one of the most eagerly awaited toys of the year but it’s not available in many places. It features on the Christmas Lists of Tesco and Smyths it is the big version of the popular LOL Surprise Dolls. And when we say big, we mean it – it features 50 dolls!
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