A Blog About The Latest New Toys For Boys And Girls
We list the hottest toys and games from the big retailers, industry experts, popular media and parenting blogs. Toys that are popular at Christmas are often referred to as ‘must have toys’ but we list top toys, family games, toy crazes and gifts for babies, toddlers and teenagers all year round. All links on this page take you to Amazon [disclosure].
For age-specific must have toys for Christmas 2021 see our Christmas Gift Guides.
Barbie Transforming SUV
New Barbie ‘Big City, Big Dreams’ vehicle playset. This is a pink two-seater SUV which transforms to reveal a stage, drum set and concert-themed accessories. The age range is 3+ but would make a great gift for Barbie fans of all ages. Looks set to be one of the must have toys for Christmas 2021. One of the Top Toys For Christmas 2021 from Selfridges.
And also for Barbie fans is the 2021 version of the amazing Barbie Dreamhouse. It’s not cheap but would make an incredible gift for a Barbie fan. Measuring approximately 110cm tall and 105cm wide, it has ten indoor and outdoor play areas with working lift, party room with DJ booth, slide with pool, balcony with hammock and puppy play area. Can be customised and configured and comes with sound effect, songs and light settings. For ages 3+. On the Christmas Toy List from Hamleys.
Gotta Go Turdle
New from Little Live Pets is Gotta Go Turdle. If you remember Gotta Go Flamingo from last year, you’ll get the idea. If you feed the Turdle it will poop plus it repeats what you say. For ages 4+. One of the Top Ten Toys For Christmas 2021 from Amazon and on the top toy list from Selfridges too. Looks like Gotta Go Turdle will be one of the most in-demand must have toys for Christmas 2021.
LEGO Luigi Starter Course
The LEGO Luigi Starter Course brings you all the fun of your favourite video game for ages 6+. Includes an interactive Luigi figure, sounds and music. Lots of challenges for solo play or with others. Includes 280 pieces. One of the Amazon Top Ten Toys For Christmas 2021 and one of the Top Toys For Christmas 2021 by Selfridges.
So Luigi looks set to be one of the must have toys for Christmas 2021 but last Christmas, the Super Mario Starter Course (which works with the Luigi set) was shown on How To Spend It Well At Christmas 2020. Plus it was on the Christmas Toy Lists in 2020 from Amazon, Argos and Hamleys. And finally, one of the Dream Toys 2020.
Mini Micro Deluxe Eco Scooter
Deck made from recycled fishing nets that are removed from the ocean, cleaned and broken down into chips. The chips are then melted, coloured and poured into the deck moulds. Replacement parts are also available so you can repair rather than replace. Is 80-110cm tall and weighs 1.8kg. With adjustable handlebar deck for riders 2-5 years with max weight of 35kg. One of the top toys for Christmas picked by Selfridges. This looks likely to be one of the top picks for eco-friendly must have toys for Christmas 2021.
Nintendo Switch OLED
Just out in October 2021, the new Nintendo Switch with a 7-inch OLED screen. This is the newest member of the Switch family featuring 64 GB of internal storage and enhanced audio. Play anytime, anywhere. Likely to be in demand for Christmas 2021.
The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List
Just out! New book for Christmas from Tom Fletcher, as seen just now on Strictly! For kids 7-11 years. Would make a great stocking filler.
The Christmas Pig
New book by JK Rowling, illustrated by Jim Field. For ages 8-12 years. Get ‘Booktoking’ with this one!
LOL Surprise OMG Magic Studios
LOL Surprise The Movie is on Netflix. For fans of LOL Surprise, here’s a massive unboxing surprise set with scenes to create your own movie. There are 12 dolls and 70+ surprises. The packaging becomes the studio with four stages plus a green screen. For ages 4+. One of Amazon’s Top Ten Christmas Toys 2021.
And one of the Top Ten Toys For Christmas from iconic toystore Hamleys is the LOL Surprise Movie doll. Shown here in Starlette with three others to collect. For ages 4+.
Paw Patroller Transforming Paw Patroller
Paw Patrol always features on the lists of must have toys at Christmas. This vehicle transforms to reveal dual vehicle launchers. Fits up to six cars (sold separately). For ages 3+. One of The Top Ten Toys For Christmas 2021 from Amazon.
Plus here’s Paw Patrol The Ultimate City, a tall transforming tower which is includes six collectible action figures, toy car, lights and sounds. The film tie-up means Paw Patrol toys are likely to feature on many of the top toy lists this year. One of the Top Ten Toys For Christmas from Bargain Max and selected for the Christmas Toy List 2021 by Selfridges too.
Disney Princess Ultimate Celebration Castle
New from Disney is this ultimate celebration castle with it’s iconic castle silhouette and fireworks display. Stands 1.2m high with three storeys and six rooms. Comes with furniture but no dolls. For ages 3+.
Batman Bat-Tech Transforming Bat Cave
New massive transforming Bat Cave playset. Stands 83cm tall and includes 10 areas for play, lights and sounds, and 40+ accessories. For kids aged 4+. One of Amazon’s Top Ten Christmas Toys 2021.
Must Have Toys 2021 – Tamagotchi Pix
Tamagotchi is back with this new generation of virtual reality pet. Features a new interactive screen, built in camera, games and social options to make caring for your pet more fun than ever! Play games alone or with friends to keep your little Tamagotchi happy. Loads of customisation features. For ages 6+.
LEGO Jurassic World Carnotaurus Dinosaur Chase
New Jurassic World LEGO set for ages 7+ including helicopter and pickup truck. Includes three minifigures and a posable Carnotaurus dinosaur toy figure and taser accessory element.
LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue
New LEGO Friends set with a treehouse watchtower and clinic connected by a rope bridge, a jungle hut and picnic area, and a campfire tree. Perfect for young animal rescuers, vets and scientists. Also includes three buildable mini-dolls, a baby elephant with its mum, two sloths, a turtle, drone and rescue quad bike. Plus accessories such as walkie-talkies, syringe, feeding equipment, stethoscope and more. This is a substantial set for LEGO Friends fans aged 8+.
If you know the hugely popular ‘Pop-Up Pirate’ game from Tomy, you’ll love this new version but with a T-Rex. No-one knows when he’ll pop! For ages 4+. See more of our picks of the latest family games for all ages.
Must Have Toys 2021 – Magic Mixies Cauldron
Interactive real misting cauldron with over 50 sounds and reactions. Mix magical spells to create your own Mixie. All is revealed when the mist clears. Refill packs available so the magic can go on and on! For kids 5+. Looks likely to be in demand for Christmas 2021.
Must Have Toys 2021 – Nerf Elite Flipshots
New Nerf blaster has barrels front and back. When you finish blasting from the one, flip the second into action. Ages 8+. Also one of Hamley’s Top Ten Toys For Christmas 2021.
Must Have Toys – Hair Chalks
One of products that is attracting most interest on our site at the moment is hair chalks. Have a bit of fun with your hair colour with these ones from Girlzone. Would make a great birthday present or stocking filler.
Poppy The Booty Shaking Pug
New from Pets Alive is Poppy The Pug who shakes and dances to three songs. Plus her head spins round 360. For ages 3+.
Barbie Breathe With Me Meditation Doll
New Barbie Breathe with Me Meditation Doll for ages 3+. With lights and sounds designed to inspire mindfulness. Plus five guided meditation exercise that children can practice along with Barbie. Includes a puppy and four emojis to show feelings.
Pokemon Elite Trainer Celebrations Box
Celebrate 25 years of Pokemon. With 10 Celebrations-themed booster packs, five additional TCG booster packs plus much more all inside a collector’s box. For ages 6+.
Must Have Toys 2021 – Treasure X
Here’s some new toys from the Treasure X brand. 1. Treasure X Gold Dino Dissection where you free the T Rex from his cage and find the surprises inside. 2. Treasure X Gold Monster Lab where you bring your monster to life with lots of ooze and 20 levels of play. 3. Treasure X Ninja Gold where you save the Ninja’s from the magic sand and dig to find their weapons. For ages 6+.
Sing And Skate Sunny Starscout
New from the My Little Pony brand is the singing unicorn Sunny for ages 5+. With 50+ sounds, lights and motion reactions operated by the microphone controller. Customisable with stickers too.
Jurassic World Pop And Drop Dino
Shown here in Bumpy and Velociraptor Blue. These plush dinosaurs hatch out of their eggs when you drop them. Easy to reset and play again. Nicely priced for a birthday gift for ages 5+.
LEGO Disney Mickey Mouse Space Rocket
LEGO buildable space rocket featuring an opening rocket ship and space station. Includes Mickey and Minnie astronaut figures plus other accessories for ages 4+.
LEGO City Stuntz Stunt Park
New stunt park with launch ramps, obstacles, spider cage and flywheel powered self-driving stunt motorbike. With a total of 170 pieces and two minifigures – one of them being Tread Octane. Ages 5+.
Junkbots Large Factory
Unboxing fun from the new Junkbots factory range. With over 285 pieces, 15 stages of fun and includes a metro sewer system. You can now play the locations from the series in real life. With 3 hidden Junkbots. For ages 5+.
Must Have Toys 2021 – VTech Kidizoom Printcam
New in October 2021, is the Kidizoom Printcam digital camera for children. Comes with a built-in printer, special effects and games with rechargeable battery. Listed as one of the Hot 20 Holiday Toys on US site The Toy Insider. Age range 5 years+.
The Kidizoom Studio video maker was very popular for Christmas 2020 featuring on the Christmas lists from Argos, Hamleys, This Morning and Amazon.
Piggy Mystery Head Bundle
One of the Top 10 Toys For Christmas from Bargain Max. Contains two action figures, plus, cosplay props, poster and stickers. Also contains DLC code to unlock exclusive in-game items like badges, piggy tokens and skins. Also serves as a piggy banks. Age range 6+.
LOL Surprise 3-in-1 Party Cruiser
New LOL car with surprise pool, dance floor and magic lights. Fits the LOL Surprise Dolls and OMG Dolls for ages 4+.
Gruffalo And Friends Advent Calendar
Just out is the Gruffalo and Friends Advent Calendar Book Collection. With twenty-four mini books collected together in a beautiful hardback presentation case with tie ribbon.
Paw Patrol Wooden Truck and Trailer
New from Melissa and Doug, is this wooden truck set with 28 early-learning blocks including letters, numbers, Paw Patrol characters, puzzle art and three play figures. Great for pre-school learning without a screen.
Polly Pocket Rainbow Theme Park
There’s three rides, seven play-areas, two dolls, two unicorns and 25 surprises in this new Polly Pocket theme park. For ages 4+. One of Amazon’s Top Ten Christmas Toys 2021.
Sylvanian Families Baby Amusement Park
New for 2021 is the Sylvanian Families Amusement Park. With lots of fun rides for your baby figures to enjoy. Comes with three figures but there is room for many more.
Very popular collectible craze featuring lots of your favourite characters and themes including Marvel, Disney and Harry Potter. Just swipe to light up the pods and reveal the mystery backdrop.
Images: 1. Spiderman. 2. Superman. 3. Captain America. 4. Bugs Bunny Space Jam. 5. Harry Potter. 6. Disney Frozen.
Little Tikes Tobi Robot Smartwatch
Complete with camera, video and games for ages 4+.
New smartwatch from Little Tikes has a playful personality, sound effects and more than 100 expressions to keep kids entertained. Also helps them tell the time and includes two built in cameras for taking selfies and videos.
Squeakee The Balloon Dinosaur
New interactive balloon dinosaur that walks, chomps and dances. Comes with headphones and bone accessories for dancing and games. For ages 5+. One of Amazon’s Top Ten Christmas Toys 2021.
Last year, Squeakee the interactive dog was one of the most popular new toys on our site. It was also the teachers’ favourite in the Robotic Toys section of How To Spend It Well At Christmas and one of the Top 12 Toys For Christmas from This Morning and on Amazon’s Top 12 Toys For Christmas 2020. Also for ages 5+.
Mini interactive Squeakees with record and playback for ages 5+.
There are five mini Squeakee Balloon animals to collect. They are interactive and talk with a helium voice effect.
Images: 1. Poppy Bunny. 2. Heelie Puppy. 3. Billo Monkey. 4. Redgy Puppy. 5. Sugapops Unicorn.
Cutie Cuts Shave and Reveal
From the Scruff-a-Luvs people, this is the new Cutie Cuts Shave and Reveal. Using the magical clippers (not real clippers) you can shave the fur to reveal the beautiful puppy. For ages 5+.
Akedo Ultimate Battle Arena
Comes with two warriors, instruction manuals and training mode so you can practice your moves. Ages 6+.
LOL Surprise Tweens
The latest LOLs for ages 3+
The new LOL Tweens are sized between the smaller original LOL dolls and the taller fashion dolls. They come with designer clothes and 15 surprises. We think these will feature on the Christmas lists this year.
Images: 1. Fancy Gurl; 2. Cherry BB; 3. Freshest; 4. Hoops Cutie.
Kindi Kids Bubble And Sing
New from Kindi Kids, here is Pearl and Bonnie. They are bubble blowing baby dolls with ice-cream scented bubbles, giggling sounds and bubble wand. On the list of Top Ten Toys For Christmas from Bargain Max. For ages 3+.
Spidey and His Amazing Friends
From the Disney TV Show based on the Marvel Character for ages 3+. Web Quarters playset is one of Amazon’s Top Ten Christmas Toys 2021.
Images: 1. Spidey figure ‘Web Clinger‘. 2. ‘Web Quarters‘ playset with lights, sounds, Spidey and vehicle. 3. Wrist-mounted ‘Spidey Slinger‘ with fabric web that extends and retracts. 4. Spidey and Vehicle. 5. Spidey ‘Web Crawler‘ with ‘Spidey Stunner‘ feature.
Here’s our pick of the new Peppa Pig toys, including the brand motorhome and red family car.
Images: 1. Peppa Pig Motorhome. 2. Peppa Pig family car. 3. Ferris Wheel. 4. Peppa’s Perfect Day figures (exclusive to Amazon) 5. Grandpa’s green house with seeds to grow and a scarecrow to build.
Playmobil City Police Robot
This 50 piece set is part of the City Action range from Playmobil for ages between 4 and 10 years. On the list of Hamleys Christmas Toys 2021.
Orboot AR Earth Globe
This educational globe for ages 4-10 years really does bring the world to life. Using a compatible device, the free Orboot app lets you explore the globe with visual story-telling, music, animal facts, voice interactions, quizzes, puzzles and challenges. Features as one of Hamleys Top Ten Toys For Christmas this year.
New Kinetic Sand Sets
Here’s our pick of Kinetic Sand for sensory and discovery fun
Images: 1. Dino X Cavate is perfect for junior palaeontologists aged 6+. It includes includes three reusable crates, three dinosaur bone sets, three tools and three fossil treasures. 2. Sandisfactory Set including coloured sands and 10 tools for ages 3+. 3. Scented Kinetic Sand in a four-pack of Dough Crazy, Banana, Watermelon and Razzle Berry for ages 3+. 4. Kinetic Sand Box.
Must Have Toys 2021 – Hey Duggee
Hey Duggee is the very popular CBeebies show.
Images: 1. Hey Duggee Music and Storytime Squirrels 2. Hey Duggee My Best Friend with add-on patches 3. Music and Sounds Puzzle.
MarioKart Live for Nintendo Switch
Drive a kart in the real world using the usual controls, while watching all the action from the kart’s on-board camera, via your Nintendo Switch or TV screen. As recommended on Huffington Post’s 15 Top Christmas Toys Generating The Biggest Buzz In 2020 (27/10/20)
Beyblade Burst Surge Speedstorm
New spinning top toy and launcher from the very popular Beyblade. Ages 8+.
New family game for ages 6+ where you need to avoid the traps and escape to win the game. A recommendation for Christmas 2021 by independent toy seller Midco Toys.
Moody Cow Stress Toy
According to the BBC website 13/10/21, the Moody Cow stress toy by Boxer Toys is in short supply.
Must Have Toys 2021 for Preschoolers
CoComelon characters are some of the most popular of the moment with pre-schoolers. Available through Youtube and Netflix. These are some of the latest must-have CoComelon toys.
Images: 1. Farmer JJ musical tractor for ages 2+; 2. JJ Onesie Plush for ages 18 mos+; 3. JJ Musical bedtime toy also for 18mos+; 4. bath squirters.
Beautiful new Barbie dolls with a ‘More is More’ attitude!
Must Have Toys 2021 – My Garden Baby
New dolls for ages 2+
New butterfly baby doll for ages 2 years+ in scents of blueberry, raspberry and strawberry (shown here in strawberry and blueberry). Pretend to feed the doll with the spoon and cup together with colour-change fun. The packaging turns into a baby crib so you can rock your baby to sleep
Must Have Toys – Den Kit
Build your own den kit for ages 6+ with adult supervision
Build your own den with this kit from The Den Kit Co. Designed to capture creative imaginations, encourage resourcefulness and innovation, provide escape and sanctuary, and most of all supply hours and hours of simple fun.
Scary Bingo, Dinosaur Bingo
Brilliant bingo games for ages 3+
Poo Bingo was one of the most popular products on our site in the last year. There’s also Scary (monsters, ghosts and ghoulies) Bingo and Dinosaur Bingo. Matching and memory games help concentration, visual memory and improve vocabulary.
Must Have Toys 2021 – Fairies
Fairies are very popular as a toy trend at the moment. Here’s some of our favourites: 1. New from Fairy Garden is the Heather and Belle Playset which let’s you grow plants from seeds. Perfect for fun and imaginative play as well as a hands-on way to learn about nature. 2. My Very Own Fairy Jar where you can create your own magical fairy world. Comes complete with decorations, fairy dust, mini notes and envelopes.
Must Have Toys 2021 – Barbie Puppy Party
New Barbie doll set which combines dough play with a puppy party. Make a bone-shaped cake to give your puppies in their doggie bowls. The larger dog even ‘chews’ when you press its tail. Also comes with party hats, cake server and gift box with a toy ball. For ages 3+.
Hot Wheels Toxic Scorpion Attack
Boost your cars through the scorpion’s claws with this new Hot Wheels playset. Connects to other Hot Wheels City sets. Comes with one car and stand launcher for ages 4-8 years.
Must Have Toys 2021 – Fortnite Brawlers
New from Fortnite are the brawlers. Shown below is Kit who is approximately 18cm (7 inches) tall. Comes with two harvesting tools and two weapons. For ages 8+.
Science 4 You Monster Science Factory
Make science fun with this set from the Science 4 You brand. With 13 experiments for kids aged 8+.
Must Have Toys – Spirograph
We love Spirograph for keeping kids entertained for hours. It’s one of our picks of classic must have toys. This ‘Scratch and Shimmer’ set is a great way to get amazing coloured patterns by scratching away at the special paper. For ages 8+.
My First Scalextric
Mains powered Scalextric set with easy-to-assemble figure-of-eight track. Suitable for ages 3+ and great for inside play.
LEGO Dots Cupcake Party
Creative set from the new LEGO Dots range with eight customisable cupcakes. For kids 6 and over.
Must Have Toys – Giant Science Lab
Picked by The Good Toy Guide as one of its Christmas Must Haves 2020. This bumper giant science lab from well-known brand GALT includes 30 fun experiments with full instructions, there’s even a lab coat and play goggles. Suitable for budding scientists aged 6+ with adult supervision.
Mega Slime Kit
Slime continues to be a popular craze. This set from National Geographic includes eight varieties and some to make for yourself too. Helps kids explore the science behind slime too.
Unicorn Knitting Set
Here’s a good project for older kids in lockdown from a British company. Includes bamboo knitting needles and suitable for knitters with little experience. Finished unicorn measures 35cm.
Jumpking Rectangular DeLuxe Trampoline
Jumpking’s 8ft x 12ft Rectangular Deluxe compact trampoline that is suitable for most gardens and designed to give a bounce similar to a professional trampoline. Suitable for ages 6 years and up with a weight limit of 120kg. Gold Winner in the Independent Toy Awards 2020.
Botley Coding Robot 2.0
The next generation of the award-winning coding robot Botley. Screen-free coding – no tablet or phone required. For ages 5+. Was on John Lewis’s list of top toys last Christmas.
Hot Wheels Sky Crash Tower
Great set if you’re stuck inside. Kids can race multiple cars at once for sky-high crashes. Measures 83cm high. For ages 5-10 years.
Must Have Toys – Present Pets
Interactive surprise puppy pets that paw their way out of their boxes and sing a song when they are revealed. For ages 5+. On the Toy Lists in 2020 of Amazon and Smyths, selected as a ‘Magic Maker’ by Hamleys, one of the Dream Toys 2020 and one of This Morning’s Top 12 Toys for Christmas 2020.
Gotta Go Flamingo
Very popular in 2020, Gotta Go Flamingo was one of the Argos Top 12 Toys For Christmas 2020 and one of This Morning’s Top 12 Toys For Xmas too. Feed your flamingo and watch their neck wriggle as the food goes down. Then clean up the poop and dry the magic granules to reuse again and again. He laughs and sings his catchy signature song. This was the kids’ choice in the Robotic Toys section of How To Spend It Well At Christmas 2020. For ages 4+
Must Have Toys – Marvin’s Magic
Magic sets are a great way to have fun. This one from Marvin’s Magic includes 225 easy to perform tricks for ages 6+.
Laser Battle Hunters
One of the biggest toys last Christmas, the Laser Battle Hunters are radio control vehicles that move forward, back and spin at super-fast speeds for ages 5+. On the 2020 Christmas Toy List of Argos, one of Hamleys Top Ten Toys For Christmas 2020, recommended this year by This Morning and and one of the Dream Toys 2020.
LOL Surprise OMG Fashion Remix Doll
There are 25 surprises with the new LOL OMG Remix fashion doll Kitty K. Plays a record and includes lyrics sheet for sing-a-longs. It was one of the Dream Toys 2020.
LOL Surprise Remix Plane
And the new 4-in-1 transforming playset with plane, car, recording studio and mixing booth was one of Amazon’s Top 12 Toys For Christmas in 2020 and Smyths Top Ten toys 2020. Moreover, it fits all LOL dolls. Includes 50 surprises!
Star Wars Mandalorian The Child Animatronic
A big toy for Christmas last year that is still popular in 2021. The Child Animatronic has 25 sound and motion combinations for ages 5+. Was big last year and on the 2020 Christmas lists of Amazon, Argos and Smyths, and one of the Dream Toys 2020.
Must Have Toys and Games – Pencil Nose
The overall winner in the Family Games section of How To Spend It Well At Christmas 2020 was Pencil Nose which is a bit like Pictionary but you have to hold the pencil (or pen) on your nose. Still a very popular game for Christmas 2021.
Harry Potter LEGO Hedwig
The Harry Potter LEGO Hedwig owl set for ages 10+ was one of the Dream Toys 2020. Measures 34cm across the wings which move up and down on the turn of a handle. Includes 630 pieces with Harry minifigure and small Hedwig. A must have toy for boys and girls who love Harry Potter.
Paw Patrol Dino Patroller
The first ever motorised team vehicle from Paw Patrol. All-terrain vehicle to rescue any dinos in trouble. Includes the patroller, Chase figure, Dinosaur figure and two projectiles. One of the Top Christmas Toys 2020 from Made For Mums and one of the Top 12 Toys From Amazon in 2020 and one of 2020 Top 12 Christmas Toys from Argos. For ages 3+.
Peppa Pig Shopping Centre
Peppa’s Shopping Centre has four shopping areas over two floors but you can swap the backgrounds to make six different shops in total. Includes a working lift and microphone with lots of fun shopping sounds. One of the Dream Toys 2020. For ages 3+.
Must Have Toys – Drone Home
One of the Hero Toys 2020, Drone Home is the first-ever game with a real drone. Race to launch your aliens along the ramp and into the drone. For ages 6+. As seen on How To Spend It Well At Christmas.
Barbie Fresh ‘n’ Fun Food Truck
Barbie’s Food Truck comes with lots of accessories (but note dolls are not included) for lots of great, imaginative games with your Barbies. There’s lots of small pieces so this is one for ages 3+.
Must Have Toys – Barbie 3-in-One Camper Van
The Barbie 3-in-1 DreamCamper encourages young minds to explore outdoor adventures and bring their travel dreams to life. With multiple transformations, three vehicles, five living spaces, 360-degree play and 60 accessories. One of the Dream Toys 2020 and one of the Top Toys For Christmas 2020 from Hamleys.
Must Have Toys – Mad Dog
Steal his bones if you dare! Mad Dog is a randomised action game for kids aged 4+ with two or more players. Sounds like a great game for the family this Christmas.
Screwball Scramble 2
On the list of This Morning Christmas Must Have Toys 2020 is the updated version of the classic family game for ages 5+. Now with all kinds of new challenges as players try to guide the marble through a brand-new maze.
Must Have Toys – Little Tikes Washer Dryer
Interactive toy washer dryer designed for little kids aged 3+ to pretend they’re doing the washing for hours of pretend play fun!
Scalextric Batman vs Joker Race Set
One of the Hero Toys 2020. New Scalextric set where Batman takes on Joker in a thrilling chase. For ages 5+.
LOL Surprise Styling Head
With 30 surprises including stick-on hair pieces and colour-change make-up. Head swivels for easy styling and includes a drawer to store accessories. Also available in Neonlicious.
Polly Pocket Unicorn Party Set
Shaped like a unicorn pinata, this party play set is new for 2020. Includes over 25 wrapped surprises. For ages 4+.
Xootz BMX Scooter
Great present for an active kid. This is a hybrid BMX and scooter suitable for beginners and intermediate riders. For ages 6+.
LOL Surprise Car
New from the ever-popular LOLs, this is the new Car-Pool Coupe with surprise pool and dancefloor. Includes one exclusive tot doll. Has adjustable seats so sits the LOL Surprise dolls as well as the OMG dolls. See other latest Toy Crazes.
Must Have Toys – Power Pux Challenge Pack
Play, collect and trade the Power Pux. Very popular on Must Have Toys this year. This is a challenge pack where you can play against your friends. Includes a launcher, Pux cups, target and five Pux discs.
LEGO Speed Champions Lamborghini Urus ST-X and Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO Race Cars Set. For ages 8+.
Playmobil Back To The Future DeLorean
Playmobil set for ages 6+ featuring the iconic DeLorean car from the film Back To The Future. Read this piece from The Metro (the UK’s highest-circulation print newspaper) about why no film will ever be better than Back To The Future. Contains 64 pieces and requires adult supervision for construction. One of the Hero Toys 2020.
Must Have Toys – Rainbow Unicorns
Rainbow Unicorns is a new twist on the Head and Tails game for pre-schoolers. It’s teacher-tested and there are two ways to play.
LEGO Friends TV show Central Perk
Here’s the Friends Central Perk cafe recreated in LEGO. Includes the iconic seating area and seven specially designed mini-figures including Gunther too! See more gifts for teenagers.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Elmer’s Glitter Slime Kit
Slime continues to be a popular craft activity for kids. This glitter set from Elmer’s is one of the best-selling kits on Amazon at the moment. No extra ingredients are required. Always supervise slime play.
Heroes of Goo Jit Zoo – Marvel Superheroes
The stretchiest, gooiest and squishiest Superheroes ever from the Goo Jit Zoo range. For kids aged 4+. One of the Hero Toys 2020. See more of the latest toy crazes.
Leapfrog Yum-2-3 Toaster
One of the Hero Toys 2020. Children over the age of 12 months will love this educational toy from Leapfrog. Not only can they pretend to make breakfast, they can also learn numbers, colours and food names, and sing along too. See other presents for 1 year olds.
One of Tesco’s Top Ten Toys in 2019 and still popular. Play as the Ninja master and use his huge Karate chop slap to defend the coin. Or play as the student trying to tap the coin. The first player to defeat their opponent three times is the winner!
Puro volume-limiting and noise cancelling wireless headphones just for kids.
Must Have Toys – Tonies Starter Box
Audio system for children. Just upload audiobooks and let them listen along.
Use the Gravitrax starter set to create incredibly demanding ball runs.
Melissa and Doug Vet and Groomer Centre
The Melissa and Doug wooden multi-functional animal centre is easy to assemble and offers amazing play opportunities for children aged 3+. Pets and other equipment is available separately.
VTech 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.
Must Have Toys – My Own Rainbow
We love this rainbow light projector. Perfect for parties and sleepovers. A great to give. Sweet dreams!
Little Live Pets Rainglow Unicorn Vet Kit
Use the five interactive accessories to make your Unicorn better. For ages 4 years and over.
What are best new toys?
Must have toys are new or trending toys that kids really want. Unicorns, Llamas and Mermaids continue to be sought after and are themes for some of the best new toys. Current toy trends include collectables 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 toys and games 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.
Toy Shortages This Christmas
There’s been a lot in the papers recently about toy shortages this Christmas. They say this is down to supply chain issues. It might be a good idea to shop earlier than usual this year.
What are the Dream Toys?
Dream Toys are the annual Christmas toy predictions from the UK Toy Retailers Association. The Dream Toys were announced in October last year.
What are the Made For Mums Christmas Toys?
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