Top New Toys And Games
Hello and welcome to our blog Must Have Toys 2020. Here’s our pick of the latest new toys for all ages. Our list is updated regularly to include the best new toys and games. Many feature in the top toy lists from the big toy retailers, industry experts, popular media and parenting blogs. If you can’t find any of these toys or games locally, we’ve included links to Amazon where you can also check prices [disclosure].
LEGO Friends Friendship Bus
New at the end of last year, this holiday bus has five areas of play and includes Olivia, Mia and Stephanie mini-dolls. Great role-playing fun for ages 8+.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Power Pux Challenge Pack
One of the Hero Toys 2020. You can play, collect and trade the Power Pux. This is a challenge pack where you can play against your friends. Includes a launcher, Pux cups, target and five Pux discs.
Heroes of Goo Jit Zoo – Marvel Superheroes
The stretchiest, gooiest and squishiest Superheroes ever from the Goo Jit Zoo range. For kids aged 4+. See other new toy crazes. 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 Baby and Toddler toys.
Leapfrog Rockit Twist
A finalist in the Innovative Toy of the Year category of the US Toy Of The Year Awards 2020. This educational travel game is the a great learning toy to get started with maths, literacy, science and encourage creativity. For ages 4+.
New for January 2020 collectible LEGO Trolls World Tour Pop Village Celebration treehouse building recreates scenes from the new Trolls movie for young Trolls fans.
LEGO Frozen Ice Palace
New for the start of 2020 in the LEGO Disney range for ages six and over. The Frozen Ice Palace includes sliding bridge and revolving staircase features translucent balcony, kitchen with table and chairs, plus three-carriage sleigh. Includes Elsa and Anna mini doll figures, plus Olaf, Marshmallow and four Snowgie minifigures plus other accessories.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Mighty Roar Simba
For Lion King fans, this is Mighty Roar Simba from Furreal. Responds to Touch and Sound with 100+ Sound-and-Motion Combinations. For ages 4+.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Dobble 360
Fresh take on Dobble, the best-seeling visual perception card game. Here the are turning on a pivoting base so will have to use all your observational skills to win.
Kinetic Sand Sandisfying Set
New set from Kinetic Sand including ten tools and 906 g of sand. Mix, mould, shift its shape, scope it or grate it. Includes a backdrop so you can share videos of your Kinetic Sand adventures with friends. We think this is a great present for ages three and up but best enjoyed by slightly older children.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Pop Pop Hair Surprise
New unboxing toy where you spray the pop pod to reveal surprises with a hair theme.
Best New Toys 2020 – Bakugan Dragonoid Maximus
Finalist in the Action Figure Category of the 2020 Toy Of The Year Awards. Transforming figure for ages 6+. Dragonoid Maximus is the most powerful Bakugan in the universe. This 8-inch tall figure springs open and roars to life with lights and sounds.
Best New Toys 2020 – Star Wars D-O Interactive Droid
One of This Morning’s Top Twelve Toys. The D-O Interactive Droid has a self-balancing wheel, multiple modes of play, moving head and antennas. Features light-up LED eyes and sound effects If you’ve seen the latest Star Wars you’ll know why this little guy features in the Must Have Toys 2020.
New surprise collectible doll with over the top hair and accessories for ages three years plus. See our pick of toys for ages 3-4 years. Features on the Christmas lists of Argos, Amazon and Tesco and one of the Dream Toys 2019. One of the Must Have Toys Blog Top Toys of the last year.
Plus you can extend the play with many more games with the Blume Doll Secret Garden Deluxe which has 30+ surprises.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Rainbow Unicorns
New game from Orchard Toys. 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.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Bank Attack
One of the most popular games of the last year. Named Best Family Game in the Mums Choice Awards 2019 one of the Amazon top toys 2019. Bank Attack is a game for 2-4 players aged 7+ where you have five minutes to pull off the heist of the century and win the 50 million. There are five levels to play. One of the top picks on How To Spend It Well at Christmas 2019.
Connected play game where 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. One of Hamley’s Top Ten Toys 2019 and also one of Amazon’s picks too. Named one of This Morning’s Top 12 Toys 2019. For ages 8+. One of the top picks on How To Spend It Well At Christmas 2019.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Rizmos
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. One of the Dream Toys 2019. Came top in the animal toys category in How To Spend It Well at Christmas 2019.
Owleez are – they say – the first interactive pet that you can teach to fly! Features on the Argos Toy List 2019 and is one of Amazon’s Top Ten Toys 2019. Also winner of Best Robot Toy in the Made For Mums Toy Awards 2019 and named one of This Morning’s Top 12 Toys 2019. One of the Dream Toys 2019. Featured on How To Spend It Well at Christmas 2019.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Hatchimals Wow
Did you see the Hatchimals Wow on How To Spend It Well? Also one of the latest toy crazes.
One of Tesco’s Top Ten Toys 2019. 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! One of the games that created most interest on our site in the last year. For ages 8+.
Hornby Junior Paddington Train Set
New Paddington-themed, battery-operated Hornby Junior Train Set. Contains carriage express train with headlights, tunnel, station, straight and curved track, power poles and trees. Named Best Toy for ages 4-7 years in the recent Mums Choice Awards 2019.
Volume-limiting and noise cancelling wireless headphones. Named Best Safety Product in the recent Mums Choice Awards 2019.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Furreal Cubby Bear
Cubby Bear is a new interactive and lifelike toy for children aged 4 years and over. One of the toys on the 2019 List at Argos and also on Smyths Top Toys 2019. Voted the Top interactive/Tech toy at the 2019 BlogOn Toy Awards.
New from the people behind the Fingerlings monkeys and dinosaurs, these are the untamed snakes. They react to sound, motion and touch but watch out, they also lunge. As featured on How To Spend It Well At Christmas.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Juno Baby Elephant
One of the Amazon Top Ten Toys 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. One of This Morning’s Top Twelve Toys For Christmas.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Nestlings
These cute little Nestlings need love and care to help them with their super sweet surprise. As featured on How To Spend It Well at Christmas.
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 2019.
The Haunted High School set from LEGO Hidden Side also featured on This Morning’s Top 12 Toys 2019.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Fortnite
Fortnite looks set to continue to feature in the Must Have Toys 2020 lists. This 63cm tall Jumbo Llama Pinata includes 100 pieces. Tear it open, dig through the confetti and reveal your loot. For Fortnite fans aged 8+. One of the Hot 20 Holiday Toys on the US website Toy Insider.
The Fortnite Battle Bus is one of Argos’s Top Toys 2019, the Fortnite Battle Bus is suitable for children aged 8+ . Includes two exclusive figures and victory umbrella.
The Nerf Fortnite RL is inspired by the blaster used in the very popular video game. This new Nerf fires foam rockets and is for kids over 8 years. On the Top Ten Toys from Hamleys.
The Nerf Fortnite SP-L blaster is one of the Dream Toys.
Must Have Toys 2019 – Airhogs Wall Climbing Car
The new Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser is a wall-climbing race car and makes a great gift for kids aged 8 and up. The Zero Gravity Laser is USB rechargeable and requires 3 AAA batteries for the controller (not included). For indoor use only.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Treasure X King’s Gold Playset
The Treasure X Kings Gold Treasure Tomb is the ultimate Treasure X experience. One of This Morning’s Top 12 Toys. Treasure X has been on our list of Toy Crazes all year.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Tonies Starter Box
This is a new audio system for children. Just upload audiobooks and let them listen along. On the John Lewis Christmas List 2019, chosen as Best Interactive Toy at the Made For Mums Toy Awards 2019 and one of This Morning’s Top 12 Toys For Christmas 2019.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Frozen 2
The Elsa ‘Into The Unknown’ singing doll helps you relive the beautiful, pivotal moment in the film when Elsa sings her powerful new song. See Elsa’s dress light up in the gorgeous pattern inspired by this scene while she sings and says film-inspired phrases. For ages 3+. One of the Dream Toys 2019.
Inspired by Disney’s Frozen 2, the Ultimate Arendelle Castle is a feature-filled fashion doll playset. 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+.
New Frozen 2 LEGO set is for ages 4+ and features the Canoe Expedition with Princess Anna and Olaf mini dolls plus Bunny Rabbit figure. One of the Must Have Toys picks for Christmas 2019.
And here’s the singing Elsa fashion doll.
Osmo Creative Starter Kit
One of This Morning’s Top 12 Toys For Christmas. This STEM Toy allows children to bring their drawings to life using an art pad which connects to Apple products. Osmo also features on John Lewis’s Toy List 2019.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Kidizoom
The Kidizoom Action Cam was named Best STEM Toy in the Rainbow Toy Awards 2019. This toy camera provides great image quality while being shockproof and suitable to use under water.
The Kidizoom Selfie stick is a lightweight, compact selfie stick for ages 4+.
And the Kidizoom camera is a first camera for kids. This is the latest version which takes photos and video for ages 3-9 years.
One of the Must Have Toys 2020 might well be the KidiCom mobile device for kids aged 3-6+. You can exchange secure messages with family and friends via the KidConnect app. Also includes a camera and connects to VTech’s platform to download books, apps and educational games.
Must Have Toys 2020 – My First Scalextric Set
New and improved for 2019. With speed-limiting hand-held controls. Named Best Electronic Toy in the recent Mums Choice Awards and an Amazon Choice Product. For ages 3+.
Leapfrog Sizzling BBQ
New for 2019, ideal gift for toddlers and young children to get started with numbers, colours, counting, and learning about foods while encouraging imaginative play. For ages 2+. Finalist in the Dream Toys.
PJ Masks PJ Seeker
New PJ Masks vehicle with lights and sounds that even shoots discs. Also available are smaller vehicles such as the Cat Boy Night Car and the Night Ninja.
Use the Gravitrax starter set to create incredibly demanding ball runs. Also one of John Lewis’s Toys and an Amazon Choice toy. Winner in the Construction Toys category in the latest BlogOn Awards.
LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender
New in Autumn 2019 for ages 11+ is the Land Rover Defender from the LEGO Technic range. Features authentically designed bodywork with Land Rover emblems.
Best New Toys 2020 – Playmobil
Playmobile Space Station was named Overall Rainbow Toy Awards Champion and also an Amazon Choice Product. For Playmobil fans aged 6+. Comes with working lights and sounds (batteries required), rotatable and detachable capsules, and many more exciting features.
Playmobil The Movie, Del’s Foodtruck was the winner in the Best Wheeled Toy category of the Rainbow Toy Awards.
The Tiny Paws Pet Hotel features a number of different pets to care for. Includes food, toys and three Playmobil figures.
1,2,3 Zoo is a Playmobil zoo set to encourage learning through interactive play. Came first in the Baby and Toddler category at the BlogOn Toy Awards.
Toy Story 4
Here’s the new Toy Story Monopoly set which is an Amazon Choice Product.
Walking Talking Buzz Lightyear is on the latestToy List of Argos.
One of Hasbro’s Top Toys For Christmas and Finalist in the Dream Toys. This is an interactive talking toy where his lips synchronise to wacky songs and funny phrases. For kids aged 3+.
Scruff a Luvs
The Scruff a Luvs have been on our Toy Crazes page all year. Scruff a Luv Real Rescue features on Hamleys Top Toys and they are also one of the This Morning Top 12 Toys 2019.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Ryan’s World
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 Toy List of Smyths. For ages 3 and up.
And Ryan’s Surprise Safe, which has 30+ surprises to unlock, is one of the Dream Toys. Also one of the Hot Holiday Toys from US site The Toy Insider.
Melissa and Doug Vet and Groomer Centre
Picked out by Femail as one of the Top Gifts For Children. The Melissa and Doug wooden multi-functional animal centre is easy to assemble and offers amazing play opportunities for children aged 3+. Features on one side a grooming parlour and on the other a vets surgery complete with X-Ray, scales and monitor. Pets and other equipment is available separately.
Best New Toys 2020 – Barbie
The Barbie Dream Plane includes real working overhead storage and refreshment trolley with trays and snacks. Doesn’t include the dolls. On the list of Top Toys from Smyths. Also one of the Dream Toys.
New last year is the Barbie Cake Decorating playset. Includes baker doll, lots of accessories including Barbie dough.
New Barbie Dreamtopia set with magical lights unicorn and Princess Barbie.
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.
The Barbie Estate Dreamhouse is a three-storey townhouse that includes a pool and a lift.
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.
This official Warner Bros. Harry Potter 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 and runner up in the Imaginative Play Category of the Rainbow Toy Awards.
The Harry Potter Knight Bus is one of the top toy picks from Argos and on the Toy List from Smyths. Can be built with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for creative building. Also one of the Dream Toys.
The Harry Potter LEGO Clocktower is another new Harry Potter LEGO sets for 2019. It features on Tesco Top Toys.
Dobble is always near the top of best-selling toys on Amazon. This Harry Potter version is new for 2019 and adds a new dimension to the game for all Potter fans. The perfect stocking filler. One of Amazon’s Top Ten Toys of last year.
Linkimals Smooth Moves Sloth
Adorable new toy for babies aged nine months plus. Features on the Toy Lists of Hamleys, Amazon and Tesco. Also one of This Morning’s Top 12 Toys last year.
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.
Magformers Mastermind Deluxe
Great new Magformers STEM toy set for ages 3+. Includes 115 pieces and loads of construction possibilities for active minds.
One of the finalists in the Dream Toys. Marble tricks set with trampolines. For ages 8+.
Must Have Toys 2020 – 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.
Monster Jam Remote Control Grave Digger
Named Top Remote Control toy in the recent BlogOn Toy Awards 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.
GeoSmart Flip Bot
Winner of Best Toy Vehicle in the Made For Mums awards. STEM toy where you build your own remote control vehicle with snap-in motors and magnetic pieces. For ages 5+.
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.
Must Have Toys 2020 – 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. and one of This Morning’s Top Twelve Toys For Christmas.
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. One of the Hero Toys 2019 and on the Argos Toy List. One of the Dream Toys.
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+.
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.
Chosen as runner-up in the Construction category in the BlogOn Toy Awards. STEM magnetic construction set for ages 3+. Watch out because it does have small parts.
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. One of the toys that created most interest on our website in the last year.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Connect 4 Shots
New take on the very popular game of Connect 4 where you bounce in the balls.
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.
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 allows children aged 4+ to discover the magic of nature through play. Grow edible plants from the seeds provided and learn about collecting and re-using water with the water butt.
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+.
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+.
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 Toy List and also on the Toy List from Smyths.
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.
Best New Toys 2020 – Bakugan
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+.
Must Have Toys 2020 – 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+.
Best New Toys 2020 – LEGO Friends
The 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.
New for 2019 is the LEGO Friends Lighthouse Vet Clinic for marine animals which features four floors and marine animals.
Features a toy truck for rescue missions with rooftop control centre, computer, secret compartment and removable roof. Includes Olivia mini doll. For ages 6+.
Sylvanian Families Red Roof House
New playset from Sylvanian Families. Named Best Imagination Toy in the BlogOn Toy Awards. For ages 3+.
Must Have Toys 2020 – My Own Rainbow
We love this rainbow light projector. Perfect for parties and sleepovers. A great to give. Sweet dreams! One of the toys that created most interest on our blog during the last 12 months.
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.
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.
Artie 3000 Robot
Artie is a coding/drawing robot and one of the Hero Toys. 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+.
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.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Peppa Pig Giant Floor Puzzle
For ages 3+. Giant puzzle with the theme of family celebrations. Named Best Toy in its age category at the Mums Choice Awards.
Slime is still sticking around as a huge craze. We have the Cra-Z-Slimy kit on our list of Toy Crazes.
Must Have Toys 2020 – Baby Shark Puppet
Bring your favourite Baby Shark song to life with this Daddy Shark hand puppet. Finalist in the Dream Toys.
Little Live Pets Rainglow Unicorn Vet Kit
Use the five interactive accessories to make your Unicorn better. For ages 4 years and over. One of the finalists in the Dream Toys 2019. See our blog post on the best unicorn toys.
What are Best New Toys 2020?
Must have toys are new or trending toys that kids really want. Top brands and franchises include Harry Potter, LOL Surprise, Fortnite, Blume Dolls, Mighty Beanz, Boppi The Llama. 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.
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