Must Have Toys 2019

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Christmas is coming and here’s our pick of The Must Have Toys 2019 for all ages. The list is curated daily to include 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 months or so. Some feature in the most popular toys from the 2019 Christmas Must Have Toys. If you can’t find any of these toys locally, we’ve included links to Amazon where you can also check prices [disclosure].

LOL Surprise Winter Disco Bigger Surprise

Exclusive to Amazon, the LOL Winter Disco Bigger Surprise includes 60+ never-before-seen surprises including a limited edition exclusive Family. Pre-order available now. See our blog post on LOL Surprise Dolls.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Fortnite Jumbo Llama Pinata

This is a 63cm tall llama pinata which includes 100 pieces. Tear it open, dig through the confetti and reveal your loot. For Fortnite fans aged 8+. 

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Frozen 2 Arendelle Castle

Inspired by Disney’s Frozen 2, the Ultimate Arendelle castle is a feature-filled fashion doll playset. There are four floors consisting of  kitchen, music room, throne room, vanity room, Anna and Elsa’s bedrooms, a library and a lookout tower at the top. It stands five feet tall and four feet wide, includes 14 accessories but no dolls. One of the Christmas picks from Smyths. For ages 3+. Frozen 2 is out in the UK on 22 November. 

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The Twelve Days of Christmas with Roald Dahl

Out this week, a new book of festive things to make. See also our picks of the Toy Advent Calendars and Christmas Books for Children. A Christmas book makes a great stocking filler.

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LEGO Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus

A new way to play with LEGO. Includes six figures and cool tech details. Build the bus then use the app to extend the experience. One of Hamley’s Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2019.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Ryan’s World Giant Mystery Egg

Ryan is a YouTube star who now has his own range of toys. This giant egg is filled with surprises including an exclusive pull-back vehicle, ultra-rare figures, a new skydiver Ryan with a working parachute, special putty, limited edition squishy and red Titan mask. Features on the Christmas Toy List of Smyths. For ages 3 and up.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Furreal Cubby Bear

Cubby Bear is a new interactive and lifelike toy for children aged 4 years and over. He moves 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. One of the toys on the Christmas List at Argos and also on Smyths Top Toys For Christmas 2019. Voted the top interactive/tech toy at the 2019 BlogOn Toy Awards.

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Barbie Dream Plane

Here’s a lovely set for your Barbies to play in. Includes real working overhead storage and refreshment trolley with trays and snacks. Doesn’t include the dolls. On the list of Top Toys for Christmas 2019 from Smyths – see all the Christmas Toy Lists for 2019. There’s more Barbie picks below including Barbie Cake Decorating.


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Harry Potter Coding Kit

Looks set to be one of the Must Have Toys 2019. New from Kano is the Harry Potter Coding Kit where you build a wand that responds to your movements. Tablet is not included and you’ll need to check the tech requirements before purchasing. Chosen as Best Coding Toy in the annual awards from parenting website Made For Mums. Scroll down the page to also see the Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – 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. This could be one of the Must Have Toys this Christmas.

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LOL Glamper and Winter Chalet

Brilliant playset for kids who love the LOL dolls and toys. 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. Winner of the Best Playset category in the annual awards from parenting website Made For Mums.

Must Have Toys 2019 LOL Glamper

Wow – this is an amazing gift for an LOL fan including 95+ surprises! A wooden multi-story chalet house with six rooms and interactive features that include a chimney that snows and a real ice-skating rink. One of Hamleys’ Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2019.

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Read our updated post with our pick of the latest LOL products.

Must Have Toys 2019 – 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. Winner of the Blogger’s Choice Awards at the BlogOn Toy Awards 2019.

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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. Great Must Have STEM Toy.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Laser X Morph Double Pack

Laser X is a must have challenge toy. New from them is the Morph Double Pack which includes two blasters that 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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Monster Jam Remote Control Grave Digger

Named top Remote Control toy in the recent BlogOn Toy Awards 2019 and on the list of Holiday Must Have Toys from US toy site The Toy Insider. This all-terrain remote control vehicle is over 2 feet long and be controlled from up to 75 metres away. For kids over 5 years.

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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. A bigger collectible toy which might prove very popular at Christmas 2019.

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Boppi The Booty Shakin’ Llama

The Llama craze keeps on going. For instance, new from Pets Alive is Boppi, the booty shaking llama. Boppi dances to three songs as well as doing head spinning motions too. Suitable for children aged 2 years and over. We predict this will be very popular for Christmas 2019 as it features on the Christmas toy lists of Amazon, Argos and Smyths. See all the Christmas toy lists 2019 in one place!

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Plum Metal Climbing Dome Frame

If you’re looking for a big present for your kids aged 3+, this might be a good bet. It’s not cheap but it was selected as Best Garden Toy in the Made For Mum Toy Awards 2019. Features a fabric den with 10ft wave slide from the well-known Plum brand. Contains lots of different elements such as den, climbing frame and slide. You could add a slip and slide at the bottom for more fun on hotter days.

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Fisher Price Bounce and Spin Unicorn

This stationary ride-on unicorn plays songs, whimsical sounds and educational phrases as your baby bounces up and down or spins all around. For ages 1 year plus. Winner of Best Toddler Toy in the Made For Mums Toy Awards 2019.

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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. One of Hamley’s Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2019.

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Peppa’s Stage Playset

A must for all Peppa fans. This playset includs props and accessories to being your productions to life. The sound box has six buttons with 12 different sound effects. On the Argos Christmas Toy List 2019.

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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. One of Hamley’s Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2019.

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Geomag Confetti

Chosen as runner-up in the Construction category in the BlogOn Toy Awards 2019. STEM magnetic construction set for ages 3+. Watch out because it does have small parts.

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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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Must Have Toys 2019 – Connect 4 Shots

New take on the very popular game of Connect 4 where you bounce in the balls. See our other family games.

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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 Disney Frozen 2

Frozen 2 is out in November. This new LEGO set is for ages 4+ and features the Canoe Expedition with Princess Anna and Olaf mini dolls plus Bunny Rabbit figure.

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Brio World Safari Adventure

New for 2019, the Brio World Safari Adventure is a wooden train set featuring safari animals. Chosen as the top wooden toy in the 2019 BlogOn Toy Awards. For ages 3+.

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LEGO Friends Mia’s House

LEGO is always on the list of must-have toys. 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 and also on the Christmas Toy List from Smyths.

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1, 2, 3 Zoo Playmobil

Playmobil zoo set to encourage learning through interactive play. Came first in the Baby and Toddler category at the BlogOn Toy Awards 2019.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Oonies Squeeze Ball

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

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Kinetic Rock Crusher

New from Kinetic Sand is the range of construction toys 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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Must Have Toys 2019 – Cashless Monopoly

We think this will be big for Christmas 2019. 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! For ages 8+.

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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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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! One of Hamley’s Top Ten Toys for Christmas and also one of Amazon’s picks too.

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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

LEGO Superman Alarm

We just love this alarm clock from LEGO. Also comes in other super-heroes. For ages 6+.

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Owleez

New from Spinmaster, the people behind the Hatchimals toys. 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. 


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Must Have Toys 2019 – My Own Rainbow

We love this rainbow light projector. Perfect for parties and sleepovers. A great to give. Sweet dreams!

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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 and on the 2019 Christmas Toy List from Smyths. 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!

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Must Have Toys 2019 – Swingball

You just can’t go wrong with Swingball. 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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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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Must Have Toys 2019 – 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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Must Have Toys 2019 – 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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Must Have Toys 2019 – 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 2019?

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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