Must Have Toys 2019

Top New Toys And Games

Christmas is coming and here’s our pick of The Must Have Toys 2019 for all ages. The list includes the best and most recent toys for toddlers and babies, family games, collectible toy crazes, arts and crafts toys and other STEM toys. Most toys and games on our list are new in the UK during the last six – eight months. Some feature in the Christmas Must Have Toys. If you can’t find any of these toys locally, we’ve included links to Amazon [disclosure].


LOL Glamper

Brilliant playset for kids who love the LOL dolls. Includes more than 55 surprises. The glamper extends to two feet long and features 10 different hangout zones for the LOLs. For children aged 6+. Features on the Argos Christmas List. Read our updated post with our pick of the latest LOL products.

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Furreal Cubby Bear

Cubby Bear is a new interactive and lifelike bear for children aged 4 years and over. He move his head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth and arms and make lots of cute sounds. At night he’ll make sleepy sounds and plays soft music. On the Christmas List at Argos.

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Nexo Climbing Robot

New for Autumn 2019, the Nexo Climbing Robot lets you build a gravity-defying robot which will walk vertically up smooth surfaces.

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Laser X Morph Double Pack

New from Laser X, the Morph Double Pack includes two blasters which morph into gaming pods with three built-in games to test your speed and skill any time of day or night. With a blast range of 90 metres, built-in voice coach and digital lights and sounds. And of course all Laser X gear works together so you can play one-on-one or take on the whole neighbourhood. 

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New from Tomy, the Rizmos are cute musical interactive plush toys that love to play. You can even sing a tune and Rizmo will sing it back to you. Comes in Berry, Aqua and Snow colours with six to collect but you don’t know which one you’ve got until you help it evolve.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Coding Critters

These playful puppy pets bring early STEM concepts to preschool learning through 100% screen-free coding. Kids code along with their new pets’ storybook adventure. In addition to following along with the storybook’s coding challenges, you can also use the pet playset to design your own code games and more. The Coding Critters also double as cute interactive pets. Manufacturers’ age-range is 4-8 years.

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Pluffle (don’t you love the name?) is playfoam that never dries out. It’s fluffy, mixable and memorising when you watch it fall. For ages 5+.

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smART Pixelator

New STEM toy that looks like being a hit for Christmas 2019. The smART PIXELATOR lets kids pixelate any design and build 2D or 3D projects using Bluetooth connectivity. Encourages STEAM learning. There’s 1, 300 Pixel Beads to create 50 step-by-step designs. For ages 7 years and over.

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Walkie Talkies

This is a great present which will keep kids aged 5+ occupied for hours. From trusted brand Vtech, they offer a range of 200m and have a digital screen so you can send secure messages and play games too.

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Thunder Trampoline

Designed by an all-Australian team of Industrial design and safety experts. No springs to get caught in, no frame to hit. The trampoline uses new gentle edge compact leaf spring system with safety sleeves instead of coils to power your bounce. It features square joint technology with no welded connections and simple clip together design meaning no nuts and bolts. 

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Connect 4 Shots

New take on the very popular game of Connect 4 where you bounce in the balls.

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Colour Mazing

New creative colouring set from John Adams. We think this is a brilliant gift for kids in the 6-9 years age bracket. The ink magically stops at the lines and you can blend colours.

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My Fairy Garden Dragon Tower

We love the My Fairy play-sets where you can grow magical gardens for your fairy friends. This new set features fairy Thea and her dragon pals. Take the baby dragon around in his little shell and use it to water the garden. Beautiful.

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LEGO Friends Mia’s House

Beautiful new LEGO Friends set for ages 6+. Includes three mini dolls as well as Mia’s pet horse and rabbit, and lots of accessories.

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LEGO City Rocket Assembly and Transport

Part of the LEGO City range, it features a multi-stage rocket, rover payload module, launch control room with rotating satellite dish and assembly crane. On the list of Top Toys For Christmas from John Lewis. For ages 7+.

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Paw Patrol Mighty Pups Super Paw Jet

Fabulous two-in-one transforming jet from the ever-popular Paw Patrol brand. Includes disc launcher and real lights and sounds. One of the toys on the Argos Christmas Toy List 2019.

Must Have Toys 2019 Paw Patrol

Oonies Squeeze Ball

New from Oonies is the Squeeze Ball Creator. This is a fun craft kit for ages 5+.

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Kinetic Rock Crusher

New from Kinetic Sand is the range of construction sets using kinetic rock. We think these are going to be very popular with the 5+ age-range. Also in the set is the Paver vehicle. Plus, there are also individual rocks containing hidden treasure. 

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Bakugan is the latest toy craze around. Just watch this take off now the school’s are back. These are collectible transforming creatures that you use to play battle games. This starter pack includes three Bakugan to get you started. For ages 6+. 

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LOL Surprise OMG Doll

LOL Surprise Dolls have been going as long as we’ve been producing this toy blog. There are four of the new OMG dolls to collect. They are Barbie-type fashion dolls with plenty of surprises. This is one of Amazon’s Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2019.

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Juno Baby Elephant

One of the Amazon Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2019. Juno is an adorable elephant and a very sophisticated interactive toy. This baby elephant has a lifelike animated trunk that responds to touch. And Juno’s personality grows as you pet and play with her. She giggles, makes funny sounds and swings her trunk.

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Game Of Thrones 3D Puzzle

Here at Must Have Toys, we are very keen on 3D puzzles. Game of Thrones fans will love these new 3D puzzles available in Red Keep (shown), Winterfell and King’s Landing. We think these are going to be big this Autumn/Christmas 2019 for kids aged 8+.

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Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak

This official Warner Bros. Invisibility cloak costume perfectly replicates the original Harry Potter cloak’s magical effects. Save photos or video to your smartphone or tablet.

Must Have Toys Harry Potter Cloak

Pictionary Air

We love Pictionary but this new version is something completely different. You download the free app, point the in-app camera at the illustrator and they’ll appear, along with their sketch, on the screen of your smart device. You can record your performance and play it back for more laughs in between rounds!

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LEGO Friends Gymnastics

Fabulous new LEGO Friends Gymnastics set.Includes three gymnastics areas : jumping function trampoline, spinning parallel bars and main stage with a rotating platform. Also comes with two mini-dolls.

Must Have Toys 2019 LEGO Friends Gymnastics


Must Have Toys 2019 – Owleez

New from Spinmaster, the people behind Hatchimals. Owleez are – they say – the first interactive pet that you can teach to fly! Kids will love taking care of their new little friend who is able to express their needs and responds to touch. Also features on the Argos Christmas Toy List 2019.


New Kindle Fire For Kids

New in 2019 is the 9th Generation Kindle Fire For Kids, 7 inch, 16GB tablet. Great value at under £100. Includes a two-year worry free replacement if it breaks for any reason.

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Barbie Cake Decorating

New for 2019 is the Barbie Cake Decorating playset. Includes baker doll, lots of accessories including Barbie dough.

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Barbie Dreamtopia Magical Lights Unicorn and Princess Barbie

Love this new Barbie set with magical lights unicorn and Princess Barbie. 

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Toy Story 4 Talking Forky Figure

Toy Story 4 is a huge hit this Summer. The newest toy to join the adventures is Forky. This fabulous Talking Forky Figure has 15+ phrases and sounds with moving facial expressions too. 


Must Have Toys 2019 Toy Story 4

My Own Rainbow

We love this rainbow light projector. Perfect for parties and sleepovers. Sweet dreams!

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Cashless Monopoly

It’s been all over the news recently. This latest innovation of the game takes Monopoly to the next level. There is a voice-activated Mr Monopoly handling all the transactions, keeping tabs on property and money. No cash and cards to think about!  Must Have Toys 2019

LEGO Harry Potter Knight Bus

The Harry Potter Knight Bus (not Night Bus, of course) is one of the picks for Christmas 2019 from Argos. In addition to the hinged opening side panel, there’s also a removable roof and, you guessed it, a swinging chandelier. Comes complete with lots of little extras like a wand, letter, chocolate bar and potion bottle. Can be built with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for creative building. Get set for a bumpy ride!

Must Have Toys 2019 LEGO Harry Potter Knight Bus


This is the multi-surface version of the ever-enduring outdoor game. 


TP Mud Kitchen

Brilliant mud kitchen from TP for smaller gardens. Let them go wild and make mud pies in their own outdoor kitchen area. Also comes in bigger sizes.

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Fortnite Nerf Super-soaker

Water-blasting Fortnite Replica Blaster.

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Uno Flip

One of our all-time favourite card games for taking on holiday. This new version has an exciting twist where you can flip the entire deck and change the direction of the game entirely.

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Our pick of the best travel games

Artie 3000 Robot

Artie is a coding/drawing robot and one of the Hero Toys 2019. The perfect blend of programming, geometry and maths with art. There are four modes of play: pre-programmed shapes, games, art for colouring and free-form coding. Includes three project cards, drag and drop visual programming interface built right in, and four thin, washable, felt-tip, coloured pens. Suitable for ages 7+.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Deluxe Figures

New action figure toys shown here in Donatello who performs a side flipping manoeuvre together with sounds. One of the Hero Toys 2019.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Nerf Rukkus ICS-8 Nerf N-Strike Elite

New Nerf for kids 8+ with eight-dart capacity. This is one of the top toy brands and always features on the lists of Must Have Toys. One of the Hero Toys 2019.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Butterfly Counting Friend

New from Leapfrog and suitable from birth. Delightful development toy with colourful number buttons and learning songs. One of the Hero Toys 2019. See other toys for Babies and Toddlers.

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Magic Touch Piano

The Magic Touch Piano is a wooden musical toy that makes real piano sounds when you tap the keys. Children can create their own tunes or play familiar ones or, in play-along mode, play classical music.

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LEGO Movie 2 Movie Maker

For fans of LEGO Movie 2 aged 8+. This is an exciting LEGO set where you can build a stage and film your own movie. One of the hero toys 2019.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Playmobil Tiny Paws Pet Hotel

New pet hotel from Playmobil which features a number of different pets to care for. Include food, toys and three Playmobil figures. See our other toy picks for kids aged 3-4 years.

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Engino STEM Heroes Greenhouse

A great present for a budding gardener or scientist. Build your own greenhouse to explore how plants grow. Seeds and soil not included. One of the Hero Toys 2019. See other STEM Toys.

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Paw Patrol Ultimate Rescue Construction Truck

New from the ever-popular Paw Patrol, which regularly features on the lists of best toys. Includes lights, sounds, moving parts and a mini vehicle for lots of exciting play possibilities.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – LEGO McClaren Senna

New LEGO for 2019 in the Speed Champions range. The LEGO McClaren Senna set has 219 pieces for a built car that is 15cm long. For children aged 7 years+. 

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Off The Hook

Great present for someone who likes dressing up dolls. New customisable dolls with almost endless mix and match fashion looks plus fashion surprises.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – LEGO Minecraft

Great present for a Minecraft fan. Build and venture to the End dimension! Includes Dragon Slayer minifigure.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Boxer The Robot

Boxer Robot was on Amazon’s Top Ten Toys For Christmas as well as the Argos Predictions 2018, Hamleys Top 12 Toys For Christmas and Smyths Top 15 Toys For Christmas


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Little Tikes Wonder Lab

Overall winner of the 10th annual Rainbow Toy Awards and TOTY finalist. Fabulous STEM play toy for curious minds. There are 20+ hands on experiments. For children aged 3+. See other toys for 3-4 year-olds.

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Cra-Z-Slimy Creations

Slime is still sticking around as a huge craze. We have the Cra-Z-Slimy kit on our list of Toy Crazes.


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Use the Gravitrax starter set to create incredibly demanding ball runs. Also one of John Lewis’s Christmas Toys and an Amazon Choice toy. See our page on STEM toys.


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Scruff A Luvs

Very cute concept toy where your kids turn a scruffy ball in to their 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 2019.


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Messi Training Ball

New Championship edition warm-up ball from Lionel Messi to practise keepie uppies, flicks and control. Great toy to take to a birthday party.


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Barbie Kitchen

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 toy. 


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Aquadoodle Deluxe

The New Aquadoodle is a great toy for little ones. Complete with rainbow feature and seven accessories. Mess-free creative art for 18 mos+. See our other picks of toys for Babies and Toddlers.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Harry Potter LEGO Hogwarts Great Hall

Harry Potter LEGO for ages 9-14 years including the very impressive Hogwarts Great Hall. Won Specialty Toy Of The Year at the TOTY Awards held in February 2019. See our other STEM Toys.


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What are Must Have Toys?

Must have toys are new or trending toys that kids really want. Current trends include collectibles and unwrapping toys. STEM toys and Educational toys remain popular too and new family games are constantly being developed. However, there are plenty of toys and games that have stood the test of time such as LEGO and Monopoly. Others reinvent themselves to remain relevant in a fast-moving world.

New things are always highly prized. Children love a novelty especially when it comes to toys. They will look to other people to see if something is worth having. If a friend, or someone else they admire, has a present they think looks good then they may well want it too. But these days, social media is one of the most popular ways to find new toys. It also means that kids can see exactly how a toy or game works – and adults can see what’s included in the price – before a purchase is made.

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