The festive season feels like it starts earlier every year but many people like to get their shopping underway so they can sit back and enjoy the holidays.
Hamleys, whose flagship store is the pride of Regent’s Street London, have revealed which ten toys they predict will be this year’s most popular, with prices starting from just £22.
The toy retailer announced what toys they predict will be in demand this year including a Playdoh Ice Cream Truck worth £100 and a cute reveal Barbie Doll for £33.
Hamleys said this year’s most- wanted toys are favourites that parents will remember from their own childhoods and are forever favourites.
Hamleys, whose flagship store is the pride of Regent’s Street London, have revealed which ten toys they predict will be this year’s most popular ranging in prices from just £22. Pictured: The toy ice cream truck for £100 comes with many pretend treats and 27 tools at the soft-serve station to customise the creations with the Play-Doh sprinkle maker, tools and pretend sweet moulds
Barbie Cutie Reveal dolls offer the cutest unboxing experience for £33 with 10 surprises including a posable Barbie doll. Open the surprise bags to find shimmery clothes, accessories, a sponge- comb, and a matching mini pet. The costume top reverses and becomes a super-soft fleece jacket with a cute fashion print, and the costume head also turns into a pet bed.
The Jumping Sumo 2.4Gh remote control car for £70 features the latest RC technology with impressive jumps and flips. The car can self-right and reaches speeds of up to 15mph! It comes with an easy to hold remote and is rechargeable
The Top 10 list features picks for early years play with the educational CoComelon’s JJ Boo Boo talking figure for £44, and a classic Hamley Panda Plush Bear for £22 the perfect companion for little one’s bedtimes.
Whilst One Trick Pony £27 and Tick Tock Brick Knock for £34 offer endless hours of fun with the traditional Christmas board game, suited for family gatherings, and fun for all age groups.
Meanwhile there is plenty for tech-loving pre-teens, the Ralleyz Jumping Sumo for £70 is guaranteed to get everyone wanting their very own turn, whilst XShot Skins the Last Stand for £35 will have battles being fought (and won!) over Christmas and beyond.
Special gifts include the Play Doh Ice Cream Truck for £100 that can be enjoyed and then passed from siblings to friends, and Disney’s Lightyear Jetpack Buzz for £60 which will be sure to become a collectible for kids of all ages.
Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear is £60. This Jetpack Lift-off figure shows Buzz Lightyear in his familiar Space Ranger Alpha suit with jetpack. After the fusion cannister is filled with water and loaded in, Buzz can take on his helmet and spread his jetpack wings to their full 24 cm width to prepare for take-off!
The X-Shot Skins Last Stand retails at £35 and it is the largest blaster in the Skins range, mixing epic fire power, speed in action and accuracy all in one blaster. Featuring a 14-dart capacity auto-rotating barrel, you can hit multiple targets up to 27m away and release 14 darts in seconds thanks to its easy-to-prime mechanism
Tick Tock Brick Knock is a fun game for £34. To play you have 15 or 30 seconds (2 modes) to pull out one block and place it on the top, then press the timer to stop counting! Once the time is over, the bomb base will explode, causing the stacking tower to collapse. Loser must draw a penalty card. Includes 1 dice, 1 timer, 1 base, 4 bombs, 42 blocks, 10 dare cards
Head of Buying at Hamleys Victoria Kay said: ‘Recognised brands dominate the Top Ten Toy picks this year, with products that will resonate with parents just as much as children this Christmas.
‘We are confident that by selecting these products, parents will be making a wise investment in gifts that will be played with well into the future.
With iconic characters featuring in the list, we know we have chosen the very best, most wanted toys, from strong brands that will be cherished by families as they grow.’
Roller Disco Peppa is £37 and at 28cm tall, this adorable doll features lights, sounds, speech, and music. Push her forward gently or pull her back and then let her go to make her move forward on her skates while playing fun tunes. The Roller Disco Peppa Doll knows when it falls over and says encouraging phrases to get up and try again
This One Trick Pony Game retails at £27, the game is to carefully put your hand through the spinning lasso to try to catch some animals in the field. You must be quick – you never know if he’s going to get you! See how many animals you can herd along before the time is up! Recommended for 2-5 players
The CoComelon Boo Boo JJ Plush, for £44 will show you where he’s hurt, whether it’s on his head, elbow, knee, or foot. These areas will light up so that your little one can quickly come to the rescue, with a bandage case in hand! The Bandage Case contains three CoComelon-themed bandages
This HM Bear in a Hoodie is just £22 to play dress up with for hours. This 24cm bear is easy to hold for little hands and has a range of dress-up bear friends to collect
‘We’re aware this year that parents will be looking for a variety of toys within a variety of price brackets, to make Christmas as magical as they can.
‘We stock thousands of toys at Hamleys, from stocking fillers to smaller gifts – starting from £2.50.
From Magic Tricks and fidget toys to classic toys such as TY beanie babies, Boomerangs and more, Hamleys will have parents prepared for children’s best Christmas ever!’ adds Victoria.